Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine


The first in their line of keyboard emulators, the B9 allows you to sound like one of any of 9 different organs. It can actually be fairly convincing especially with the click option to mimic the percussive organ sound. Since it is not best suited for single note instruments, its applications are limited, but it sure is a really cool pedal.

External Control: None
Cost: $$

HornFX Review

Interface:  3/5
Although the pedal is surprisingly well laid out pedal, the organ selector knob can be confusing and incredibly hard to manipulate accurately on a dark stage.

Versatility: 2/5
Within its style of pedal, this is a versatile machine. But it is important to remain aware that this thing only does organ sounds. That being said, how could 9 choices of organ sounds not be enough?

Live application: 1/5
In any situation where you need to make your horn sound like an organ, this is the pedal for you. However, there are a few issues with tracking speed, as this pedal is more suited to chordal playing than lines.

Complexity: Medium

Complexity: Medium

Clarity of Effect: 5/5
There is no doubt of this pedal’s effect when the organ knob is turned all the way up. The effect rings through clearly, and in some settings, quite convincingly.

InterfaceVersatilityClarity of EffectLive ApplicationTotal Score
3/52/51/55/511/20
 

Product Information

Transform the tone of a guitar or keyboard into that of a convincing full body, electric organ
- 9 presets that were finely tuned to emulate some of the most popular and classic electric organ tones
- Control over percussive attack level, modulation speed, organ and dry volume
- Rugged and easy to use
- Use together with the C9 for dual keyboard possibilities!
- EHX 9.6DC-200 PSU included
- Dimensions in inches: 4.0 (w) x 4.75 (l) x 2.25 (h)
- Dimensions in mm: 102 (w) x 121 (l) x 89 (h)

Product info from the EHX website