Absolute Guitars - Guitar Shop Bristol and stockiss
of Electro Harmonix effect pedals
Absolute Guitars based in
Backwell Bristol are pleased to be stockists of the Electro Harmonix
effect pedals. We have recently taken delivery of a wide range of
pedals available to purchase online or by visiting our shop at 10 Dark
Lane, Backwell, Bristol. Click here to view our full range of
Electro Harmonix effect pedals.
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Detailed below is some
useful information about the Electro Harmonix range of effect pedals.
Electro-Harmonix has been a modern
leader in the classic envelope filter effect ever since the day the
creator of the Mu-Tron and the creator of the Bassballs teamed up to
produce the Q-Tron, now itself a classic, must-have effect pedal.
Known for their vowel-like liquid quality, envelope filters are devices
that sweep the peak frequency of a filter by analyzing the amplitude of
the notes the musician plays. The loudness and softness of the
musician's playing alone controls the filter. It is an effect that is
effortless for just about every guitarist.
Though Electro-Harmonix has been
making bass pedals such as the Bassballs and Bass Micro Synth for years,
we have recently concentrated all of our efforts on producing a complete
line of pedals designed from the very start for bass. A sampling of our
new bass product line includes a bass toolbox in our Bass Metaphors,
overdrive/fuzz in the Bass Blogger, classic bass distortion now
optimized for bass in the Bass Big Muff Pi and an attack expander in the
Reverb is perhaps the most difficult,
naturally occurring sound, to produce electronically. Musicians thought
that digital reverbs had to be cold and clinical before Electro-Harmonix
concentrated their efforts on developing the warmest, guitar friendly
reverbs on the planet. We have faithfully recreated spring reverbs from
beloved vintage amps, as well as lush hall sounds, bouncy room sounds
and of course Flerb.
Chorus, Phase Shifters and Flangers
From David Gilmour in the '70s to Andy
Summers in the '80s to Kurt Cobain the '90s to Radiohead in the '00s,
Electro-Harmonix chorus, phase shifter and flanger pedals have been the
choice for every generation's most inventive guitarists.
Perhaps two of the most used modulation effects by guitarists, chorus
and flangers delay the instrument's signal by milliseconds while
modulating the delay time at a constant rate. The modulated signal is
then mixed with the original dry instrument to create the effect.
Chorus is named so because of the doubling effect it produces, making it
sound like multiple guitars are being played. What does chorus sound
like? Think The Police.
Phase shifters do exactly what their name implies: they shift the phase
of the waveform from your instrument then mix the phase shifted signal
with the original dry instrument. The amount of phase shift is modulated
to bring the effect to life. The end result is a notch filter, with
multiple notches, that move through the frequency spectrum in sync with
the modulation rate. The effect can produce subtle to over the top
modulation depending on the feedback or color setting.
We don't know how John Lennon came up with the name Flanger but
thankfully he did because it perfectly describes the sound, from the
famous jet engine effect to otherworldly modulation to subtle liquid
effects. Flangers are not just used on guitars but just about every
instrument in the studio from pianos to drum kits to stereo mixes.
Distortion, Fuzz, Overdrive
From subtle overdrives to wailing
fuzzes, Electro-Harmonix offers a distortion pedal perfect for any style
player. Employing both old and new technology, from vacuum tubes to
discrete transistors to IC chips, we are able to produce a broad range
of distortions to expand the colour range on your palette
Delay and Loopers
Electro-Harmonix is proud to present a
full product line of delays for today's musicians. Delay is an effect
that records your instrument then plays it back a fixed or variable
amount of time later, from 2 ms to as much as 3 seconds later and
multiple times if you like. In addition you can mix together your dry
instrument with the delayed instrument, which is echo, and modulate the
delays to produce vibrato or chorus effects.
From the warm and fuzzy analog delays that use much sought-after bucket
brigade chips to modern 24 bit full featured digital delays, Electro-Harmonix
gives the musician all the tools they will need create slapback echo,
tempo-tapped delay, modulated delay, reverse echo, reverb washes and
Recording your instrument and then playing it back ad infinitum,
Electro-Harmonix loopers are both easy to use and sound great! Whether
you want simple mono looping, stereo looping or 4 full tracks of looping
with MIDI syncabilty, Electro-Harmonix has a looper for you.