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We are very pleased to inform you that Electro Harmonix’s Mike Matthews has been nominated for Vintage Guitar Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
The category is “Innovators” and this article is an unabashed solicitation for you to cast your vote for Mike, a guy who truly is one of the most innovative characters in the music equipment biz.

A hollow boast? Hardly!
Here is a short list of just some of the innovations Mike Matthews has been responsible for in his career at the helm of Electro-Harmonix:

  • First     product to introduce the age of overdrive: LPB-1 Linear Power Booster
  • First     portable, battery powered, guitar amp; Freedom Amp
  • First     to introduce feedback with a phase shifter: Bad Stone
  • First     electronic flanger: Electric Mistress
  • First     with an analog delay: Memory Man
  • First     inexpensive digital delay: 2 Second Digital Delay
  • First     to pioneer an electronic looper: the 16 Second Digital Delay
  • First     to introduce inexpensive sampling: Instant Replay, then the Super Replay

    In Mike’s 45 year history of relentless product innovation, he’s also been responsible for iconic effects pedals like the Big Muff Pi and the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator. More recently, he continues to redefine the landscape of effects with products like the Freeze Sustainer, Ravish Sitar Pedal, Superego Synth Engine and the ground-breaking Crying Tone Wah Pedal with no moving parts. His successful battles against violent Russian mobsters only spiked his creativity!

Voting is easy. Just go to

Log in and cast your vote. Oh, there’s an added benefit to you. Voters are entered to win a beautiful new D’Angelico guitar, so do it now! And many thanks for your support.

As always, please contact us for ordering from the range of Electro-Harmonix products!

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