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Posted 1/17/2019


Shenzhen MooerAudio Co., Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and marketer of electronic effects pedals, was flagrantly infringing on EHX's copyrighted software. Two of Mooer's effects pedals, an organ simulator named the "Mooergan" and an octave pedal called the "Tender Octaver" included exact copies of the compiled software contained in EHX's C9 Organ Machine and Micro POG pedals.



The infringement was so bold and blatant that Shenzhen Mooer audaciously copied the Electro-Harmonix copyright notice in the software powering the C9 and Micro POG. After becoming aware of this piracy, Electro-Harmonix retained counsel and aggressively sought recourse.

EHX President, Mike Matthews, stated: "Electro-Harmonix has successfully won battles with labor racketeers in the U.S.A. and ruthless mobsters in Russia. After almost two years of fighting, the Chinese courts have awarded Electro-Harmonix a nearly six figure judgement. Our victory is now complete and these pirates have walked the plank!"

Posted 1/9/2019


Electro-Harmonix announces electric guitar strings custom-designed to our specifications and made in the USA by a premiere string manufacturer. Each wound string is precision wrapped with round nickel-plated steel onto a high carbon, hexagon-shaped steel core. The plain strings are made from the same high carbon steel as the hex cores. The high quality steel and computer controlled winding process results in strings that intonate accurately, are better at staying in tune and vibrate evenly for maximum sustain.

The new strings are available in three different sets to cover most guitarists’ playing preferences: Super Light (09-42), Regular Light (10-46) and Medium (11-48. The ball ends are color-coded to make it easy to identify each string and every set is packed in a corrosion-inhibiting bag.



EHX Founder, Mike Matthews, stated: “We used our experience in sonic innovation to create strings that will please the most discerning guitar players. They’re long lasting and deliver lightning fast playability with great tone and intonation. Try a set!”

Click here to learn more.

Posted 12/21/2018


"Modest price... compact size... a reverb pedal that truly does it all... with studio sound quality..." Guitar World magazine reviews the Oceans 11 Reverb and gives it their Platinum Award. Check it out here: www.ehx.com/oceans-11-platinum-award





Posted 12/12/2018


You know you've found true love when your spouse gifts you a Deluxe Memory Man on your wedding day. Congrats, Justin + Amy!!

Posted 12/11/2018


Bjorn Riis of gilmourish.com shows how to achieve some spot on David Gilmour tones using the EHX Hot Wax Dual Overdrive pedal. The Hot Wax combines the Crayon full range OD and the Hot Tubes, a reissue of our classic '70s CMOS OD.



Posted 11/30/2018


Electro-Harmonix announces the Flatiron Fuzz, an extremely versatile, classic op-amp powered fuzz/distortion unit housed in a pedalboard friendly, die-cast chassis. The distinctive sound of the Flatiron Fuzz is a result of its classic, late ‘70s style circuitry and the fact that it delivers symmetrical hard clipping. It’s EHX’s take on the RAT2™ pedal, only we think it’s better.



The pedal features three controls: Volume, Drive and Filter. Volume sets the output level and Drive adjusts the amount of sustain and distortion. The unique Filter control is actually a low pass filter with a movable cut-off frequency. This lets the player dial in the precise amount of high-end they prefer, from dark to raunchy.

At lower drive settings the Flatiron Fuzz remains fairly clean and adds a pleasing, mild distortion. Turning drive up produces very dense, thick, meaty tones. As the guitar’s volume is turned down, it cleans up, but not all the way.
The Flatiron Fuzz is named after the historic Flatiron Building in New York City. It’s an iconic landmark located just down the block from EHX headquarters in the 1970s and it’s the building pictured on the pedal.

The new pedal features true bypass switching for maximum signal path integrity in bypass mode, comes equipped with a 9V battery, and accepts an optional EHX9.6DC-200 AC adapter. It is available now and carries a U.S. street price of $72.70.

The RAT2 is a trademark of Act Audio.



Posted 11/30/2018


The new Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi combines the Civil War and Green Russian Big Muff signature tones with the enhanced sound shaping control of the Deluxe Big Muff in a single, integrated pedal.

EHX Founder, Mike Matthews, stated: “The Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff delivers the devastating low end, crisp highs and non-scooped mids players love in the Civil War and Tall Font Green Russian with the powerful sound shaping control of our Deluxe Big Muff.”



The Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi provides:
1. MIDS EQ – Parametric MIDS EQ section with a selectable center frequency ranging from 310Hz to 5.0kHz, a level control with up to 10dB of boost or cut and a high/low Q switch that sets the resonance/bandwidth of the EQ
2. FOOTSWITCH for MIDS EQ – Dedicated on/off footswitch with status LED for the MIDS EQ circuit
3. GATE – Noise gate to remove unwanted hiss and hum
4. BLEND – Mix control for the dry and distorted signals. Enables bass players to retain their signal’s low end; also useful when layering in other distortion pedals
5. WICKER– With the switch up, high frequency bandwidth is opened up for a more pronounced attack. Switch down yields the traditional Green Russian sound.
6. EXPRESSION PEDAL INPUT – sweeps the frequency of the MIDS EQ to create wah wah and cocked wah effects
7. TRUE BYPASS – maintains signal path integrity in bypass mode

The pedal comes equipped with a 9Volt battery and will accept an optional EHX 9.6DC200mA power supply. It is available now at a U.S. Street Price of $149.00.



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