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THE CATHEDRAL WAS CHOSEN 2009 STOMPBOX OF THE YEAR BY MUSICRADAR.COM
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EHX CATHEDRAL REVERB MARKED „TOP GEAR" by TopGuitar Musicians' Magazine
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Guitar Player Editors' Pick The Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Reverb has been rewarded the Guitar Player Magazine Editor's Pick award for outstanding sonic performance.
"I am knocked out by the quality and vibe of these 'verbs." - Matt Blackett Guitar Player



Enter the Cathedral and surround your music with the aria of divine presence. True stereo reverbs reveal your inspirations while programmability recalls your spirit of creation. The Cathedral is the performer's mantra creating the perfect space for your instrument or voice while offering an elegance that takes your music to a higher ground.

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From the Blog
Posted 9/2/2014


Cathedral Stereo Reverbs ready to be gone over by one of EHX’s guitarist testers.

Posted 3/31/2014


EHX EFFECTOLOGY
Grandmaster Bill Ruppert wows us with his latest Effectology where he creates sounds of the Far East using “only” a guitar and EHX pedals. Experience it here.
View Bill’s actual settings.



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Posted 3/17/2014



Happy St Paddy’s Day from EHX. Here’s Bill Ruppert’s Effectology video showing how he turns a guitar tone into a tin whistle.


Posted 8/12/2013


The Cathedral Reverb as eerie atmosphere to the fingerstyle playing of ASundayInSpring.


Posted 3/4/2013



JJ Likes Guitar demos the Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator with the Cathedral Stereo Reverb.

Posted 12/5/2012



Ed Zuccollo’s Minimoog jam with EXH Cathedral Reverb.

Posted 11/5/2012



EHX EFFECTOLOGY
Guitar effects guru, Bill Ruppert, pushes the envelope (hard) of what is possible to achieve with “just” a guitar and a handful of EHX effects pedals. In this latest edition of Effectology Bill re-creates the synthesizers from the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” Check it out. This really is one of those things you have to see and hear to believe!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 5/16/2012



Congratulations to the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Chris Warren (tech + keyboardist) with the band texted Suzi Matthews while on tour to let her know that Anthony Kiedis is using a V256 Vocoder on “By the Way.” And Josh Klinghoffer’s rig includes a Cathedral Stereo Reverb, Freeze Sound Retainer, Holy Grail Reverb and a Deluxe Memory Man Analog Delay/Chorus/Vibrato.

Posted 4/2/2012



Jet City Music demos the critically acclaimed EHX Cathedral Stereo Reverb. Among others, Guitar Player magazine gave it an Editors’ Pick Award and MusicRadar.com named it their Stompbox of the Year!

Posted 1/27/2012



Effectologist extraordinaire, Bill Ruppert, defies the impossible to re-create the theme from the movie Blade Runner. Using “only” his Electro-Harmonix pedals and unbridled imagination, the maestro delivers an auditory tour-de-force.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 12/19/2011



“The envelope, please.” The multi-talented Bayu Ardianto captures a first-place win with his latest VideoSong, Inveitability, in the IndieFone Film Festival. Bayu relied on EHX pedals to help him score.

The pedals used in this VideoSong are:

1. Double Muff (electric guitar)
2. Cathedral (electric guitar)
3. Stereo Electric Mistress (electric guitar)
4. Neo Mistress (electric guitar)
5. Ring Thing (electric guitar)
6. Voice Box (pianica)
7. HOG (synthesizer)
8. LPB-1 (electric guitar)
9. Metal Muff (electric guitar)

Congratulations, Bayu!

Posted 11/25/2011

evilotto77cheese checking out his new EHX Cathedral Reverb

Posted 11/7/2011


Timely Tone TIp for Changing Presets.

People have complained of having to bend down during a performance to change presets on units like the Stereo Memory Man/Hazarai, The Ring Thing, Voice Box and the Cathedral.

What many do not know is that these pedals were ergonomically designed to be controlled by your feet.

The white preset/mode knob is perfectly positioned to be operated by the side of your right foot.

Use the side of your foot to select the preset position. Then carefully tap straight down on the white knob to activate the preset.

With a little practice your feet will be in control. Then you’ll be able to keep your hands where they belong…on the guitar!

Below is a demo video:

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Posted 10/31/2011



Effectology Volume 24. Soundscape for Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory.

Take a trip to the macabre with effects wizard, Bill Ruppert, as he transmorgrifies popular EHX effects pedals to create a chilling soundtrack fit for Frankenstein’s laboratory. Happy Halloween!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 8/30/2011



Effects guru, Bill Ruppert, takes us on an exotic sonic expedition. In his latest installment of Effectology, Bill focuses on the new Ravish Sitar pedal.

Join him as he explores its potential and power. In addition to incredible sitar emulations, Bill shows that the Ravish is capable of creating other truly mind bending sounds. The flexibility of the Ravish Sitar pedal is truly stunning!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 8/3/2011

Guitar-muse.com gives the EHX Cathedral Stereo Reverb it’s first 5 Star Pedal review, ever!

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Posted 7/6/2011



Bill Ruppert is a Jedi Master at the art of creating soundscapes that are truly not of this world. Travel along with Bill, into the astral plane, as he explores the outer limits of “Paranormal Guitar Effects.” In this latest edition of Effectology, Bill once again uses “only” his guitar and Electro-Harmonix effects pedals to conjure aliens, poltergeists and more!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

Previous episodes:

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Posted 4/11/2011



Here’s the latest videosong by the multi-talented Bayu Ardianto. This time he’s collaborating with Lola Bangs The Drums, a duet featuring Natalia Pratiwi and Dika Charles Dickson.
The title of the original song is “Dekati Aku” which translates to “come and get me!”

When producing this videosong Bayu drew inspiration from big band, swing music. He explained that because he doesn’t have brass instruments he mimicked the brass with his pianica and an EHX Voice Box in unison mode (one octave higher, one octave lower).

Bayu used the following EHX products in this production:
Voice Box (pianica)
Cathedral Stereo Reverb (electric guitar, electric piano, acoustic guitar)
Stereo Pulsar (electric guitar)
Russian Big Muff Pi (bass, lead synthesizer)
Double Muff (electric guitar)

Posted 3/17/2011



St. Paddy’s Day 2011

Bill Ruppert breathes in the dew of a fine morning in old Eire. With a sly wink and a nod, Bill recreates the mystery of the old Ireland using a little Elvin magic and the power of EHX pedals. 
Learn the secrets of creating lush string synthesizers and Irish tin whistles, using just a regular guitar and Electro-Harmonix effect pedals.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 12/15/2010

Dave Weiner takes you through the Cathedral Stereo Reverb on a guided video tour. See more of Dave at www.daveweiner.com

Posted 11/30/2010

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Posted 9/28/2010

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Posted 7/16/2010

Mitch runs through the musical flexibility that really sets EH pedals apart. From the Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker to the award winning Cathedral Stereo Reverb, each pedal delivers powerful control parameters that allow you to sculpt the perfect sound.

Our great Thanks to Sweetwater for this demo video. Please check out their website http://www.sweetwater.com

Posted 7/13/2010

When checking in with friends at Electro-Harmonix to hear more about the new FREEZE pedal, guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, talks about being in the studio with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

“We’re in the studio everyday, writing. Just yesterday, I had a breakthrough with one of our songs. I clicked on the CATHEDRAL REVERB, and all of my problems went away! It was incredible!! Thank you EH!!!” 

Posted 7/6/2010

Posted 6/7/2010

A review of the Cathedral Reverb which appears in the July 2010 Vintage Guitar Magazine.

Click here to read the article: EHX Cathedral Review

Posted 5/10/2010

Whatsthatdudeplay.com is a popular music website with a focus on effects pedals. They just created their first ever “test drive composition” featuring the Electro-Harmonix 22 Caliber Power Amp, Cathedral Stereo Reverb, Deluxe Memory Boy Analog Delay with Tap Tempo, V256 Vocoder and Ring Thing Sideband Modulator.

You can hear it here.

Posted 4/28/2010

Posted 3/14/2010

In Effectology 14, pedal guru Bill Ruppert takes us on a journey to previously unchartered sonic territory. Using only Electro-Harmonix pedals and his guitar, Bill creates a series of “believe it or not” soundscapes. Whether it’s the sound of songbirds singing joyfully by a babbling brook or a vintage vinyl “lo-fi” recording complete with clicks and scratches, Bill’s mastery of effects will amaze you. As he says, “Never judge what an effect pedal will do by what you have heard it will do. Experiment and you will find new sounds not yet discovered!” Indeed!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 3/2/2010

Reviewed in the March issue of TopGuitar Musicians' Magazine the Cathedral Stereo Reverb from Electro-Harmonix has been granted a „Top Gear" editors' award.

Below are some excerpts from a review by Grzegorz Ufnal, gear department editor:

"I plugged the Cathedral into a tube combo, expecting no spectacular outcomes. What I heard surpassed my expectations a thousand times."

"During my first contact with this device I was just stunned and I can say, with all responsibility, that this is the best guitar stompbox reverb available on the market. It sounds beautiful."

"To be honest, I never thought that I would ever consider replacing the analog with digital."

Posted 2/25/2010

Sonic master Bill Ruppert reproduces the legendary Pink Floyd synth textures from “Welcome To The Machine .” Using only his guitar and the perfect blend of EH pedals, Bill re-creates the amazing sound-scapes that made this recording special. Each EH pedal provides its own magic to reveal the complexity and textures of the EMS VC3 synthesizer with stunning accuracy.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 2/8/2010

In Effectology 12, pedal wizard Bill Ruppert reproduces the sounds of the Irish Uilleann pipes with a realistic and haunting backdrop. Ethereal Harmonic Drones, giant “Field Drums” and the elegant strings are crafted with the perfect integration of his guitar combined with quality Electro-Harmonix effects.

The “Spectral gate” on the HOG combined with the Big Muff Pi provides a harmonic filter that focused the beautiful string tone.The Cathedral Stereo Reverb preserves the reality with the perfect spatial ambience.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 1/19/2010
Blake Wright, co-founder, of the highly respected music website What's that Dude Play? presents the Builder of the Year award to Electro-Harmonix founder, Mike Matthews. This award was for the continued excellence and commitment to designing the finest and most creative instruments for the year 2009.

Posted 1/11/2010
From the masters at Premier Guitar's online magazine come two reviews for the Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb and the V256 Vocoder with Reflex Tune done by Jordan Wagner.

Read the Cathedral Review here

Read the V256 Review here



Posted 12/17/2009
The Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb has been awarded the "2009 stompbox of the year" award by the world respected MusicRadar.com
site offered by Future UK. To Quote them, "the Cathedral Stereo Reverb is the pick of the bunch. Electro-Harmonix have packed the Cathedral to the rafters with a wonderful range of verbs. It even has a great delay mode. What the hell did we do before it existed?"

Click here to see the full article in MusicRadar.com

Posted 12/8/2009

Welcome to the eleventh installment of EHX Effectology. Bill’s shimmering tones and lush string pads aptly demonstrate the powerful potential that all Electro-Harmonix pedals have. From gorgeous, glassy creations to an elegant legato string section, Bill delivers classic sounds that rival some of the finest studio gear. All sounds were created with one talented guitarist and the perfect interaction of Electro-Harmonix pedals.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 11/17/2009

The highly respected website Music Radar reviewed the Cathedral Stereo Reverb featuring Infinite reverb. In their own words: “EHX’s amazing new reverb….Electro-Harmonix might have just unleashed the stompbox reverb daddy.”

To see the full review on Music Radar site click:  www.musicradar.com

Posted 11/16/2009

Welcome to the tenth installment of EHX Effectology. In this episode Bill demonstrates a sound that reminds him of the keyboard sound in the Led Zepplein song “No Quarter”.
Second example is more of a traditional Fender Rhodes sound with a solo using the guitar into a Voice Box whistle mode.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 11/11/2009

See our latest ad of Cathedral and V256 in the well known “Guitar and Bass” Magazine.

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Posted 10/28/2009

Ultra creative, Chicago studio musician, Bill Ruppert, releases the Goblins and Witches as he delivers Effectology 9: HALLOWEEN. Terrifying effect pedals. All effects were created using only Electro-Harmonix gear. Bill provides detailed graphics on how each tone was created.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 10/7/2009

Posted 9/21/2009

Yet another great Effectology episode by the great Bill Ruppert.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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