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Electro Harmonix Synth9 Synthesizer Machine

Effect pedal for electric guitar

  • Produces different synth sounds from the instrumental signal
  • No special pickup required
  • Also works with bass guitar down to the open A string
  • 9 vintage synth sounds: OBX, Profit V, Vibe Synth, Mini Mood, EHX Mini, Solo Synth, Mood Bass, String Synth & Poly VI
  • Instrument signal can be mixed with (effect) Synthsound
  • Fast tracking
  • Independent Effect and Dry volume controls for effect output
  • Extra dry output jack outputs your input signal unchanged
  • Controls: Dry Vol, Synth Vol, Control 1, Control 2 and Preset selector
  • Power supply with the included EHX 9.6 DC 200 mA power supply
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 102 x 121 x 89 mm

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Terrains, 21.12.2020
This pedal is great fun and offers a lot for the money. The 2 control knobs allow for a far greater range of sounds than the "9" implies. Tracking on guitar is excellent in standard tuning and drop D, but certain sounds might be more sensitive than others to how you play. You do need to adjust your playing style sometimes to get the best sounds out of this pedal. Overall though, you get a great range of usable sounds with no noticeable latency.

The negatives - there's no way of storing your sounds (unless you buy a 3rd party midi controller from Microdesignum or similar), you have to dial your sounds in manually. As with all the "9" series pedals, both outputs put out dry signal with the pedal disengaged. If that doesn't suit the way you want to use the pedal, you might be lucky enough to have one with a little switch (inside the pedal casing) but otherwise you'll need a mute pedal or something to address this. Finally EHX say there's an onboard compressor but there's no way to configure it, so if you don't like what it does then you need to add another stage of compression against their advice.

I've also used the Boss SY-1, which has most of the same niggles but loads more sounds. But I still prefer the Synth9 overall because it's just so much fun!
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Very interesting sounds
Renat R., 05.02.2020
I love this thing.
It takes guitar effect pedals to new level.
I like to turn dry volume all the way down, so guitar sounds are off. That way I can intoduce new instrument to the band mix using my guitar. Also, fun to play on my own.
The synth sounds are so real sounding. I highly recommend this, if you are into synth sounds.
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Great but could do with presets
los wexcanious, 30.05.2018
Definitely a gem in my bass effects chain, succulent saucy synth tones. Track's great even on on low notes, only gripe is having to bend down during gig and dial in new sound ,as the slightest tweek changes the sound, even five presets would be nice. Still I'm looking forward to ehx bringing out another synth9 part two
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Synth 9 - fantastic
Dougy Hendrix, 04.05.2017
Great pedal, very versatile and sound quality is brilliant
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