Submitted November 8, 2015 by Joe E in Valdese, NC
"Great for adding keyboard leads & arpeggios, but no substitute for a real keyboard"
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But hey, if you bought this pedal, you're probably not a keyboard player, right? So this is a great tool for adding some non-guitar colors to your music. This device takes your guitar signal and makes it sound like several different keyboards. It also has a few settings that allows your guitar to sound like a guitar - just with added modulation, such as the TRI-GLORIOUS chorus. Sadly, it won't really do endless sustained chords or notes, due to the fact that a guitar doesn't do them (I tried it with an ebow, but it really didn't work - the pedal just re-triggered every now and then like it was a new note). So, don't fire your keyboard player. Long sustained organ chords will still require a real keyboard, but that doesn't mean this pedal isn't cool. I've already used it in several of my latest recordings!
The EHX demo is a bit misleading, since it was perfectly produced to make it sound "just right." If you use a plectrum, you won't be as convincing as the guy in the demo who used fingerpicking to help fill in the pedal's inability to sustain chords for very long.
For me, the organ setting is probably the most useful. I liked the vibes setting, too. I despise steel drums, so that is a wasted setting, in my opinion.
Ease of Use
Pretty easy to use. Plug it in and start playing and tweaking knobs!
Seems sturdy enough.
Good value for the amount of sounds versus cost.
The Wow Factor
Fairly high wow factor. EHX did a great job of making it track your guitar and produce a convincing keyboard sound.
Been playing guitar 40+ years. Bass for 1 year. Formerly in a band, now just write and record from home
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