Even if you don't know the name Electro-Harmonix, you definitely know the sound of Electro-Harmonix. That's because their pedals have helped some of the most popular guitar riffs of all time stand out from the pack on stage as well as in the studio. Founded in 1968 by Mike Matthews in New York City, Electro-Harmonix (or EHX) has been integral in shaping the sound of popular music for nearly 40 years.
EHX were the first company to develop stompboxes that could actually make a difference in your tone, while still being affordable enough to find their way to the gigging musician. Arguably their most well-known pedal is the Big Muff Pi and its many variations. Loved by guitarists (and bassists) like David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, The Edge, Ace Frehley, Billy Corgan, Kurt Cobain, Jack White, and more; a list of Big Muff Pi users can read like a who’s who of legendary guitarists. If you're after a Big Muff of your own you may want to take a look at an option like the Nano Big Muff Guitar Effects Pedal or the Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal. If, on the other hand, you're a bass player, you'll want to feast your eyes on the Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Distortion Effects Pedal or the XO Bass Big Muff PI Distortion Effects Pedal.
Of course, EHX is more than just Big Muff Pi pedals. One of their best new pedals, for example, is the B9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal. As the name excitingly suggests, this pedal has the power to turn your guitar into a convincing full-body electric organ. If you're looking to open the doors to exciting new guitar sounds, this pedal is definitely worth your time. Another great option is the Soul Food Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal. This pedal is absolutely loaded with definition and headroom. With a transparent overdrive and a compact, rugged design, this pedal will unleash tones that are definitely good for the soul.
With the experience and the drive to stand out and be successful in the industry, Electro-Harmonix is a name musicians can trust. Just plug in and stomp on one of these bad boys and you'll be a fan of EHX pedals for life.