B9

Organ Machine


With 9 presets that were finely tuned to emulate the most legendary organs from the ‘60s and beyond, the B9 Organ Machine will transform your guitar or keyboard. Control the instrument’s signature percussive click and sweet modulation. Blend your dry signal to create lush layers. Enough tonewheel and combo organ inspiration to light your fire and cook up some green onions!

Here are some tips on getting optimum performance from the B9 Organ Machine.

1. The B9 is best as the first pedal in an effects chain.
Place modulation delay and reverb effects after the B9.
The unit will not perform well if placed in the effects loop of a guitar amp.

2. The unit performs best using the bridge pickup of a guitar.
If a guitars pickup has a weak output, performance can be improved by putting a clean boost or a compressor in front of the B9.
It is not advised to place a distortion or overdrive in front of the B9.
This will muddy up the input signal and cause the tracking to be unstable.
If overdrive or distortion is desired it’s best to place it after the B9.

3. Some guitar amplifiers have a uneven peaky frequency response that may cause some sounds to be over accentuated.
A compressor in front or after the B9 can help smooth this out. This helps for a guitar player who’s playing is less than desirable in the dynamics department.

4. The B9 was designed to be used with a guitar.
The unit can be used with a bass guitar BUT the range the bass player can play will be limited.
The unit tracks best above the C note, third fret on the A string.
Below that performance is compromised and not recommended.

5. The top range using a guitar in standard tuning is the 23rd fret.
Above that the organ sound will not be heard.

6. Garbage in Garbage out.
The B9 tracks great and will follow what ever you play, but it is not a talent booster.
Sloppy guitar playing will sound like a sloppy organ player.
The B9 will bend notes just a regular guitar does.
Organs do not bend, so for a more authentic organ sound limit bending.


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Quick Specs
- Transform the tone of a guitar or keyboard into that of a convincing full body, electric organ
- 9 presets that were finely tuned to emulate some of the most popular and classic electric organ tones
- Control over percussive attack level, modulation speed, organ and dry volume
- Rugged and easy to use
- EHX 9.6DC-200 PSU included
From the Blog
Posted 10/29/2014


Hideo Saito demos the B9 Organ Machine.


Posted 10/27/2014


Thaddeus Hogarth, Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, talks about the B9 Organ Machine.

http://thaddeushogarth.berkleemusicblogs.com/

Posted 9/29/2014


If Indonesian ace producer, Bayu Ardianto, can put this video together in two days, what can YOU do with the B9?




Posted 9/29/2014


The B9 goes beyond emulating organ sounds in this improv by Circumstance.




Posted 9/19/2014


Gabriel Tanaka of BestGuitarEffects.com goes in depth with the EHX B9 Organ Machine.

Link: http://bit.ly/1qiHoVb


Posted 9/8/2014


Prekop Győző answers the curious question: Does the EHX B9 Organ Machine work with a Harmonica?


Posted 8/21/2014


Pedro Riera + Tele + B9 Organ Machine


Posted 8/18/2014


The folks at MusicToyz.com explore through the tones of the EHX B9 Organ Machine.


Posted 8/12/2014


Another B9 Demo this time from PMTV in the UK.


Posted 8/11/2014


Sweetwater Sound’s Dan Carr takes the EHX B9 Organ Machine for a test drive.


Posted 8/8/2014


Ben Eldridge uses to B9 Organ Machine on this classic.


Posted 7/28/2014


Danial Lee plays the B9 Organ Machine with ukulele.


Posted 7/23/2014


There’s more on the way… just waiting for their knobs.



Posted 7/8/2014


The brand new EHX B9 Organ Machine’s authentic tones have already impressed many. Now, Mike Relf shows what the B9 can do while adding texture to a full band arrangement.


Posted 7/4/2014


Posted 7/3/2014


David Feily Music demo of the B9 Organ Machine.


Posted 7/1/2014


Lonesome Lenny plays this pedal steel guitar thru the B9 Organ Machine.


Posted 6/18/2014


With 9 presets that were finely tuned to emulate the most legendary organs from the '60s and beyond, the B9 Organ Machine will transform your guitar or keyboard. Tracking is fast and flawless. Control of its signature percussive click and sweet modulation is precise. Blend your dry instrument to create lush layers. Enough tonewheel and combo organ mojo to light your fire and cook up some green onions!


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