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
- Use together with the C9 for dual keyboard possibilities!
- EHX 9.6DC-200 PSU included
- Dimensions in inches: 4.0 (w) x 4.75 (l) x 2.25 (h)
- Dimensions in mm: 102 (w) x 121 (l) x 89 (h)
From the Blog
Posted 6/29/2016


"Imagine Bach-style cathedral tones, Jimmy Smith's groovy Hammond B-3 jazz explorations, psychedelic '60s keyboard textures a la the Doors, rock/classical-infused thunder of Deep Purple's John Lord, and bluesy organ reminiscent of Booker T. and the MG's 'Green Onions' all coming from the same pedal." -GuitarTricks.com on the EHX B9 Organ Machine.

Click here to read the GuitarTricks.com full review of the EHX B9 Organ Machine.



Posted 4/18/2016



From the 2014 introduction of the revolutionary B9 Organ Machine to the recent launch of the astounding MEL9 Tape Replay Machine, Electro-Harmonix's series of award-winning, astonishingly accurate keyboard emulators transform your axe with finely tuned presets that emulate some of the most popular and classic tones ever recorded.

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!


C9 Organ Machine
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. Lovers of classic organ and keyboard rejoice!


KEY9 Electric Piano Machine
Expanding the powerful trilogy forged by the B9 and C9 Organ Machines, the new KEY9 emulates the world’s most coveted electric pianos and more. With 9 presets, you can transform your axe and lay down a cool “Riders on the Storm” style groove or some hot funk ala “What’d I Say!” Take it from Mike Matthews who says: “You’ll dig the way the KEY9 turns you into a Rhodes Scholar!”


MEL9 Tape Replay Machine
The polyphonic MEL9 uses the same extraordinary technology as the B9, C9 and KEY9 to transform your axe and resurrect the sound of vintage tape-based keyboards.


Posted 2/3/2016




In conjunction with some very good NY-based friends, we're participating in the NY Gear Giveaway. Enter now for your chance to win an incredible T-style guitar, a killer 5-watt tube amp, a reclaimed lumber pedalboard and an amazing array of effects pedals, including the award-winning EHX B9 organ machine and OD Glove overdrive.

Click here to enter the NY Gear Giveaway now.

Posted 2/1/2016


From Bach to T-Bone Walker to Jeopardy!, the EHX B9 organ machine has you covered! Justin Clauser created this eclectic demo using only the B9 and his Les Paul.

Posted 10/16/2015





"If you just want to be plain weird and awesome, and bust out a crazy organ guitar solo with your band, Electro-Harmonix has your back." Visit ToneReport.com to check out their “Electro-Harmonix and the Fusion of Keyboard and Guitar” article for an in-depth look at the innovative, award-winning series of new organ and electric piano machines, including the B9, C9, and KEY9.

Posted 9/24/2015




Tony Rowden uses the EHX B9 organ machine's Cathedral preset on this beautiful rendition of Bach's Bourrée in E minor.

Posted 7/15/2015





Watch Gwyn Ashton transform his 12-string into an organ with the EHX B9 Organ Machine.

Posted 7/6/2015


The EHX B9 Organ Machine shines in this Deep Purple Highway Star rendition.

The B9 puts classic organ sound at your fingertips and allows you to easily transform your instrument with a straight forward plug-in-and-play design.


Posted 6/26/2015



Premier Guitar reviews the EHX B9 Organ Machine and writes, “the tones of the B9 add a tone of texture and organ feel. The construction is stout and the ability to get workable sounds right out of the box is a definite advantage.”

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!


Posted 5/6/2015





The EHX B9 Organ Machine took home top honors in the Guitar Effects category at the 2015 mipa Musikmesse International Press Awards held in Frankfurt, Germany. Journalists of more than 100 dedicated musical instrument and audio equipment magazines from across the world were called upon to nominate and vote for the best products of 2014/2015.

Known as the “Grammy” of the Musical Instrument/Pro Audio industry, the mipa 2015 award will be added to the EHX trophy case where it will sit beside other recent B9 accolades such as the Total Guitar Magazine’s Reader Award for Best Guitar Innovation of 2014, Music Inc.’s Product Excellence Award and Music & Sound Retailer’s Music & Sound Award.

check out the B9 demo



Posted 4/16/2015





Demo man, Felipe Souza, at the center of a circle of new EHX pedals gets ready to school the crowd at Frankfurt, Germany’s Musikmesse. Visit our booth in Hall 4 to hear the latest in innovative guitar effects including the B9 Organ Machine, Octavix Fuzz and Holy Grail Neo.

Posted 2/12/2015


David Curtis does a great job showcasing the B9 Organ Machine with a full production demo and garnishes with some tasty Soul Food natural overdrive to really spice things up!


Posted 1/16/2015


A quick portrait of the EHX B9 Organ Machine by Paulo Catharino.


Posted 12/15/2014




The EHX B9 has been named one of 2014’s Best Guitar Innovations by the readers of Total Guitar Magazine in the UK.

Link: http://bit.ly/1stLEE2

Posted 11/20/2014


Paul White of Sound on Sound reports on the B9 Organ Machine.

Article: http://bit.ly/1xtfbD8

Posted 11/11/2014


Sally Cangiano plays Miles Davis’s “So What” with the EHX B9


Posted 11/6/2014


JJ Tanis Demos the EHX B9 Organ Machine.


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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Our new EH Strings allow you to capture every nuance of your playing style with lightning fast playability. Made of a pure nickel wrap with a specially-selected stainless steel, these sweet-sounding round wounds are truly like no other strings you've played. Not only do they last longer and stay in tune longer, but we think they're the best sounding strings ever made. Available in 9s, 10s and 11s.