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The final word in analog chorus pedals. The classic that Kurt Cobain and Adrian Belew relied on to create their signature sounds. The Stereo Polychorus provides the lushest stereo chorus, rich chiming flange, and the over-the-edge effects that made this versatile pedal legendary.
Get the most out of your Stereo Polychorus with these suggested settings!
Click on the links below to see the different settings:
Save the Whales, a non-profit educational organization established to educate children and adults about marine mammals, their environment and their preservation, was founded in 1977. Today, May 12, is “Sing to Save the Whales Day.” Visit www.savethewhales.org to learn more about the work they do. This is Trucotrampa’s new video “Singing like a whale”
Through the magic of Bill Ruppert, Mr. Effectology, and Electro-Harmonix, take a mini-vacation and relax to the soothing sounds of the ocean and a steel drum band!! Once again, Bill Ruppert shows you how to achieve more than you ever thought possible with “just” a guitar, EHX effects pedals and a large dose of creativity.
Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.
Bill Ruppert rises to the challenge in recreating one of the most respected musical instruments of the 20th century, the Modular Moog synthesizer. Using only EHX pedals, Bill reproduces analog filters, specific ADSR enveloping as well as the sweeping modulations that redefined the way people think about tonal creativity.
Nirvana was one of the most successful alternative rock bands in the 1990s. The band was formed by singer/gutarist Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, Washington. Two of Kurt Cobain’s favorite effect pedals were the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone and Polychorus.
Here is the actual Polychorus used on the album In Utero.
The Polychorus was featured on the tracks “Heart-Shaped Box” (solo), “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter,” and “Scentless Apprentice.”
Shown below is the actual Polychorus used by Cobain, and his handwritten notes on settings.
The EHX Polychorus has since been reissued with the controls in slightly different positions.
If you own a reissue Stereo Polychorus make sure to adjust the settings above.
The Stereo Polychorus is capable of producing not only subtle flanging and chorus effects but wild over-the-top sonic mayhem as heard in the Nirvana song “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter.”
The settings below are for that song using a reissue Stereo Polychorus.
To help capture the sound, place the chorus before distortion or overdrive.
Classic analog gear, known for organic tone shaping, adds to the foundation for the new blockbuster Leonardo DiCaprio film INCEPTION. The Electro-Harmonix Stereo Polychorus sweeps its evolving and dense textures joining up with classic rack modules to define the dreamframe moment.
Creating the sounds of dreams featuring supervising sound editor and sound designer Richard King, Re-recording Mixer Lora Hirschberg, and Re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Original Music by:
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime.
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.
Welcome to the sixth installment of EHX Effectology. See how only using EHX pedals you can recreate the wonderful Mellotron tones of Strawberry Fields Forever. Another brilliant “Effectolology” creation by Bill Ruppert.
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!
Get this limited-edition Day-Glo poster of the original 1968 art that inspired the Electro-Harmonix logo!
Mike Matthews stated: “The image on our Flashback Poster is of the original artwork that inspired the famous Electro-Harmonix logo. I think players who dig our pedals will also enjoy the chance to own a piece of EHX memorabilia.”
Did you know that Electro-Harmonix makes many of the world's greatest vacuum tubes? The next time you need to re-tube your guitar, bass, or hi-fi amp, be sure to insist on getting authentic Electro-Harmonix tubes.
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.