Electro Harmonix is a New York based company which was founded by Mike Matthews in 1968. It is best known for a series of popular guitar effects pedals introduced in the 1970s and 1990s. During the mid-70's, Electro Harmonix had established itself as a pioneer and leading manufacturer of guitar effects pedals. These electronic devices were cutting edge technology and innovations. Electro Harmonix was the first company to introduce, manufacture, and market affordable state-of-the art "stomp-boxes" for guitarist and bassists, such as the first stomp-box flange. Find a huge selection of these fantastic guitar effect pedals online here at Guitar FX Direct.
The founder Mike Matthews took a job as a salesman for IBM in 1967, but shortly afterwards, in partnership with Bill Berko, an audio repairman who claimed to have his own custom circuit for a fuzz pedal, he jobbed construction of the new pedal to a contracting house and began distributing the pedals under a deal with the Guild Guitar Company. Following the departure of his partner, Matthews was introduced to inventor and electric engineer, Robert Myer through IBM colleagues. Together they designed a circuit to create a distortion-free sustain. A simple line booster used by Myers in testing to pre-amplify the guitar's signal was also manufactured from 1969 as the Linear Power Booster, and continued in production as of 2012.
Even with the increasing abilities of guitar amps to “do more” in terms of effects capabilities, the Electro Harmonix products are still as popular as they have always been. With creations like the Big Muff, Small Clone and the 2880 pedals as popular as ever, this company has a lot of offer you.
Electro-Harmonix produces pedals with many different types of sound manipulation suitable for guitar, bass, vocal, keyboard, and other instruments. It also sells rebranded vacuum tubes carrying the Electro-Harmonix brand name. Check out the Electro Harmonix Guitar Effects and the Bass Effects available at Guitar FX Direct. Electro-Harmonix often produces a range of pedals based on a single effect, and then combines two or more into higher end units. For instance, Chorus, Phaser and Flanger are often combined in some order.