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Posted 11/3/2008
In honor of Election Day, we proudly present Radiohead's "The National Anthem" as performed by EHX friend Jack Conte. Get out there and vote!

Posted 10/30/2008
YouTuber ToastmachineIdiot reveals, for the very first time, the dark secret of our success. Obey the master. And clean up your room!

For the EHX history buffs, this was recorded back in the mid-70's and was distributed via inserts in magazines such as Guitar Player. It features Jerry Friedman on guitar (Jerry is a studio session legend, and played for Paul Simon, Gloria Gaynor, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Richie Havens, The Temptations, etc.), Roberto Mighty on vocals (Roberto was a tester/demonstrator for EHX, and now runs his own A/V production company in Boston, Celestial Media), and Mike Matthews twisting the knobs.

Sean (aka ToastmachineIdiot) was nice enough to record his flexidisc -- so now, for your listening pleasure (and please pardon the scratches): Mike notes: "One side had a great demo of the Frequency Analyzer and the other the Bad Stone, which was the first phase shifter to have feedback which was accidntally discovered as an oscillation that we liked and so harnessed."

Posted 10/21/2008
Congratulations to MTV Games and Harmonix Music Systems on the release of Rock Band 2! Be sure to look for the Electro-Harmonix banner in the Madrid Theater, one of the biggest in-game venues. You can also customize your character with an official EHX t-shirt via the Rock Shop -- and even get a physical figurine of your Rock Band character! (Look for "Bandmates" in the Merch Booth for details.)

If you're the first person to send us a photo of your Rock Band figurine wearing an EHX t-shirt, we'll send you a real EHX t-shirt! Email your photo to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with "Bandmates" in the subject line. Happy gaming!

Posted 10/16/2008
Thanks to the surprise discovery of a batch of unassembled units, and likewise due to popular demand: we're now shipping a special limited run of Hot Tubes tube overdrive/distortion pedals. Be sure to contact your favorite EHX dealer, and get 'em while they're Hot!

Posted 10/8/2008
Back in 1979, at the heart of the Cold War, Electro-Harmonix was one of a small handful of Western businesses invited to attend the very first consumer trade show held in the Soviet Union. Read the full story and learn how a band of NYC freaks literally brought the roof down in the U.S.S.R. For the full PDF, click here. The rest is history.

Posted 10/5/2008
Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, etc.) knows where to stick his Polychorus -- on a pedestal! Special thanks to Fender&EHX4ever over on the Harmony Central forums for the find!

Posted 10/4/2008
More diecast goodness: the Worm, Graphic Fuzz and Frequency Analyzer are all now available in our tough and compact diecast chassis.

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