My first EHX pedal and not my last

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  1. NewKid

    NewKid Tele-Meister

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    I’ve been playing guitar for over 30 years and I bought my first pedal ever yesterday: EHX Canyon Delay & Looper.

    I know nothing about pedals nor EHX. A quick Google search led me to Mike Matthews and the history of EHX.

    Now I think I’m going to continue my EHX pedal collection with a Soul Food and Big Muff next.

    What a wonderful world! What other EHX pedals do you recommend?
     
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    It's not for everyone, but the POG (the big one) is pretty friggin cool.
     
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    I think the q-Tron is my favourite. And the memory toy. There’s a bit of insanity in ehx pedal that means they never react quite the same way twice. TC pedals are precise. Boss pedals can be set and forget. But ehx react different,y each time. I love it.


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  4. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Triangle Muff reissue! The only reason I haven't bought one is, I built a DIY Triangle a few years ago, before EHX reissued theirs.

    I have a Grand Canyon on my pedalboard, which I love. After being a "Boss Guy" for 30 years, I've gotten into EHX (and MXR) recently. I generally want to buy every new thing EHX think up.
     
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    EHX makes some of the coolest pedals around, but their QC is oftentimes a mess.
     
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    I've been rocking the Pulsar Tremolo lately. Cool pedal.
     
  7. NewKid

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    If EHX sold a greatest hits pedal bundle I would save a lot of time and just buy that.
     
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    I have a Deluxe Big Muff that never leaves my board - covers all my muff sound needs. A Deluxe Memory Man 1100 tap tempo - used for short to medium delays.
    Also a 720 looper - my favorite practice tool paired up with a Digitech Trio.

    I also have a Germanium Big Muff and a Graphic Fuzz that sometimes gets hooked up and a POG 2 into the effects loop of my DOD Rubberneck for making weird noises.

    EHX is supposed to have questionable quality, but I haven't had a problem with mine, though I do treat my gear nicely.
     
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    you can find these used at reasonable prices.

     
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    The Pulsar is a great Tremolo.
     
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    my memory nano thing has been on the bar board for a long while
     
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    My only EHX pedal is the Silencer noise gate.
    I'd like to add a few more.
    I want that East River Drive. That thing is sweet.
     
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    I've been looking for a blem deal on their B9 Organ simulator or maybe the C9. I used to have an old 60s Big Muff.
     
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    I've had a B9 pedal for a while now, and I'm still pretty amazed at how well it works. I had a Mel9 (mellotron emulator) for a while, but the sounds didn't really knock me out so I sold it.

    - D
     
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    I have a Pitchfork. It's a really nice pedal. Best pitch shifter, hands down.
    A Ravish Sitar effect. I like this one and use it quite a bit for a drone deal.
    Mel9 Mellotron effect. Not really good in a guitar amp, much better direct.
    The Canyon is on my list of wishes.'s a good buy.

    Almost forgot the old Memory Man. The one I have now is late 80's big box with the AC cord attached. The first one I got in 1975? thereabouts, and had it modded. I had a 10db pad so the BC Rich wouldn't just crash it, and had the delay about doubled. It whistled, but it was worth it.
     
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    I like my Soul Food, but you shouldn't go around thinking EHX is the best or only pedal company out there. Among the larger, non-boutique, non-crazy priced makers, check out MXR (they also make Way Huge) too, as well as Fulltone and Xotic Effects, and don't sleep on Boss.
     
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    The Freeze is one of my favorite pedals ever. Very useful in my band, which is trio.
     
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    I like EHX too. Always on my board is a Soul Food, a Small Clone and a Freeze. Plus, using a Radial Bigshot ABY, I use a B9 (sometimes alternating with a POG2). I'm in a trio and it just helps changing up how things sound and gives us a little more sound diversity.
    The Small Clone is the oldest of my EHX pedals, I've had it for almost 30 years and have had no problems. I do tend to take care of my gear and not abuse it and can honestly say I've not really had any pedal failures except for an MXR Distortion II. I have mostly Boss, EHX, MXR and DOD (the DODs are old) pedals.
     
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    I’m a fan of the East River Drive and the Muff. The Nano Muff. I’ve been wanting another delay, maybe the EHX will be it!
     
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    EHX Tone Corset Compressor was a pleasant surprise. My experience with compressors has been either "is this thing even on?" or " dude, where's my tone?"

    The Tone Corset's blend and attack controls make it easy to dial in usable tones. Like many EHX pedals, under $100!!
     
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