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Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal 

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Transforms the tone of a guitar into that of a classic organ.

The C9 Organ Machine springboards off the revolutionary B9 to mine another rich vein of classic gold and provide players with nine more definitive organ and keyboard sounds. The C9 will transform your instrument into a convincing full body, electric organ or vintage electronic keyboard. For each preset chosen, it also provides precise control over important elements of that sound's sonic fingerprint like percussive click, modulation, attack/sustain, drawbar setting or high frequency content. Blend your dry signal to create beautiful layers. This pedal can also be used with keyboards.

FEATURES
  • 9 presets that were finely tuned to emulate some of the most popular and classic organ and keyboard tones ever recorded
  • Provides control over percussive attack level, modulation speed, organ and dry volume
  • Rugged and easy to use
  • Use together with the B9 for dual keyboard possibilities (sold separately)
  • EHX 9.6DC-200 PSU included

They'll swear you're sitting down in front of a keyboard. Order today!

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Electro-HarmonixC9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Good selection of effects (15)
  • Responsive (14)
  • Compact (13)
  • Versatile (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Good

It works like it should, just like with a guitar synth you should play what's appropriate for an organ. A compressor is a good idea to keep levels more even. (at least for...Read complete review

It works like it should, just like with a guitar synth you should play what's appropriate for an organ. A compressor is a good idea to keep levels more even. (at least for chords). I've used it live and you can use one amp for regular guitar and this pedal. Not as versatile as a guitar synth but a lot less trouble. I like it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Had to send it back

Playing my Strat through the C9, there was a scratching sound right at the beginning of the plucking of the string. It was something like the sound of a needle going sideways on an...Read complete review

Playing my Strat through the C9, there was a scratching sound right at the beginning of the plucking of the string. It was something like the sound of a needle going sideways on an LP record. It didn't make any difference if the Click knob was all the way up or all the way off and it occurred on all settings. This makes the C9 not usable. I tried it through two amps and with the Strat tone controls all on and all off. No difference. Also, when playing multiple strings, some will die before others so I would recommend using a compressor with this if you get one that doesn't scratch. I returned the C9 for a refund.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Good

By Leo Saggitarius

from Atlanta

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

    It works like it should, just like with a guitar synth you should play what's appropriate for an organ. A compressor is a good idea to keep levels more even. (at least for chords). I've used it live and you can use one amp for regular guitar and this pedal. Not as versatile as a guitar synth but a lot less trouble. I like it.

    (7 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Don't expect too much

    By spector5

    from hixson, TN

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    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've played live for 43 years, and have owned 6 other E-H pedals. I bought this because of the mellotron setting. There are no settings in the manual, so you have to go on Youtube to get an inkling. I spoke with E-H twice, and they had no suggestions.

      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Had to send it back

      By Ethan

      from Norman, Oklahoma

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Playing my Strat through the C9, there was a scratching sound right at the beginning of the plucking of the string. It was something like the sound of a needle going sideways on an LP record. It didn't make any difference if the Click knob was all the way up or all the way off and it occurred on all settings. This makes the C9 not usable. I tried it through two amps and with the Strat tone controls all on and all off. No difference. Also, when playing multiple strings, some will die before others so I would recommend using a compressor with this if you get one that doesn't scratch. I returned the C9 for a refund.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          a blessing for the only guitar player in a small cover band

          By JOSE LOAYZA

          from LIMA, PERU

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

            You are the guitar player in a band with no keyboard player, and sometimes you miss a little keyboard sound here and there in the songs, This is the tool you needed and you didn't know.

            Just one advice: think as a keyboard player: don't strum the strings, use your classical or fingerpicking technique to get the most satisfying sounds from this pedal.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Performs Exactly As Described

            By Fender4Ever

            from Bradenton, FL

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

              The C9 performs exactly as advertised. It's great getting organ sounds from a guitar for home recording. It's intuitively simple to use and integrated easily into my pedal board set-up.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              So Much Fun !!!

              By Doc Montana

              from Hamilton, Montana

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Great Tracking
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Since the 60's I have always loved the sound of a Hammond organ with the rotating Leslie speakers. But, try to carry a Hammond around??? Now I can carry my Hammond around with ease !!! The sounds are great and very faithful to the organs being emulated. Nice big Hammond sound and I don't have to learn piano. In the bypass mode I notice no degradation of my guitar tone or articulation. The 'dry' output is a super feature, too. The main thing is its so much fun. I love it !!!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great for expanding your sound arsenal

                By PEPELRH

                from Lima, PERU

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • requires fine adjustments when changing sounds

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

                i play in a cover band with no keyboardist, so this is great for playing keyboard intros and riffs into the songs. As long as you play with keyboard melodies and riffs in mind, and classical or finger picking techniques, it works fine. Sounds are great. it would be great if it had an expression pedal input.

                (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Product didn't work with my instrument

                By Pickupvibe

                from Honolulu, HI

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Product

                Cons

                • No Input Gain Control
                • Not Responsive

                Best Uses

                • For Guitar Players
                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I was excited about using this product, as the demos showed nice sounds and possibilities. I play a vibraphone with a pickup system. The pedal couldn't handle the peak amplitude and peaks from the vibes, thus it didn't work. The sound was distorted. An input gain control would have helped this, but again this pedal was not designed for the instrument I was using it with.
                Great product, just not for my instrument.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice gadget to have in performances and recordings.

                By Gman

                from Centreville, Md

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I use it to enhance some of the tracks that need a fill in to make a recording sound better.
                  Also like to use it for performances in certain situations.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Such a guilty pleasure...

                  By J

                  from Boston, MA

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This thing is the most fun toy ever! All those late 60's early 70's organ sounds! Yeah, I suppose the ideal user of this is the guitarist that wants to fake some of these specific keyboards but doesn't want to bother learning keyboard technique. But I also play a little keyboard and something about this has made me wanting to mess around with it. It's certainly more compact than a Roland getup and has a bunch of stuff I happen to like. I think even if you are just looking for novel guitar tones, to get the most from it you will want to adjust your technique a bit to optimize to each sound. Slides, for instance, won't sound like an authentic organ, but in some cases I find sliding has interesting results. Keep in mind they seem to have been perfectionists with respect to mimicking these instruments, in that they fake the vintage machine best when played within the pitch range of the original instruments. A boatload of fun this thing.

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