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Electro-Harmonix EHXTortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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Product Price $179.0
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Electro-Harmonix's flagship overdrive/distortion covers vast tonal real estate and redefines versatility. Like a database of great tone, the EHXTorti...Click To Read More About This Product

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A responsive tubelike overdrive with tons of flexibility.

Electro-Harmonix's flagship overdrive/distortion covers vast tonal real estate and redefines versatility. Like a database of great tone, the EHXTortion's full complement of features and controls make dialing in inspired guitar sound intuitive. Whatever the era, from vintage to modern, your search for the ultimate tone has ended.

FEATURES
JFET overdrive for tube-like response and tone
Boost switch with independent Volume and Gain for two-channel flexibility
4-way Pre-Gain selector, plus Treble, Middle and Bass for complete sound control
Use it as a preamp - balanced XLR output with cabinet emulation

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Electro-HarmonixEHXTortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EHX Extortion

By DaveO

from SF Bay Area

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Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix EHXTortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    EHX Extortion, first off I am a blues, jazz and hard rock guitarist so after 1 week with this unit I have used it with my JCM 900 Marshals with Black Label Society EV speakers and quite frankly it was a Franken Stein moment when it went live, the sound was so big it actually scared me…. I have also used it as a direct input to mixer too and the sound is great for headphone use in my apartment, I can dial in a big clean tone into a mixer board & in my case it's Allen Heath Zed10 using Bose headphones and boy can it rocks me hard… If you understand tone and can appreciate the 2 stage distortion this is a must for anyone looking for something they don't already have, if you don't have any of these fun things I mentioned you need to get this anyway because it is supper peddle that you will not regret owning and will grow your arsenal of sound!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great tone at a very good price.

    By Otis

    from United Kingdom

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Tone Bite And Smooth Cut

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Humbuckers

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix EHXTortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Very good with Les Paul solid type; I have Stormy Monday pups and the sound gives a combination of rough and smooth penetrating kick; v good tone selection throughout options.

    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    EHX is getting closer

    By Mikel

    from MD

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Tone
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Selection Of Effects

    Best Uses

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix EHXTortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Conceptually the design idea is great. Stage 1 and the boost however differ greatly in overall distortion output. Stage 1 being MUCH less than the boost, the boost sounds amazing. Still, it has great overall tone and I intend on continuing exploring its possibilities.

       
      5.0

      As advertised! The video's and hype are truthful!

      By MLS

      from CT

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      Pros

      • DI Output
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Quality Build
      • Responsive
      • Smooth Operation

      Cons

      • Remove rubber feet for Pedalboards
      • Rubber Feet attached vs included

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix EHXTortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      If tube emulated overdrive and distortion is what you're looking for the EHXTortion does it exremely well.

       
      5.0

      works in the mix

      By -jim

      from NY/Nashville

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      Comments about Electro-Harmonix EHXTortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      When I tried this pedal when playing alone I wasn't particularly impressed and was ready to dismiss it as just another dirt pedal to add to all the others on the shelf but when used with the band it really shined. With the boost off (and the pre-gain on High-T) it's like a tube amp on the edge, touch sensitive and generally felt good (although with a low output guitar was a little weak). The boost channel with it's separate gain and output volume sounded great and was really versatile. For example if you want the cranked sound for chords and the edgy sound louder for leads no problem, or you can go with the usual more distorted is louder...

       
      5.0

      Very useful to say the least

      By fed up

      from Minnesota

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix EHXTortion JFET Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Great interface between 1/4 & XLR nice overdrive,..analog that plays nice with other pedals

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