Mike Matthews Inducted into Vintage Guitar Hall of Fame

Published 10 years ago on January 22, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Mike Matthews Inducted into Vintage Guitar Hall of Fame-

Electro-Harmonix President and Founder, Mike Matthews, has beeninducted into Vintage Guitar Magazine's Hall of Fame in thecategory of Innovator. He joins the ranks of such luminaries as LeoFender, Les Paul, Lloyd Loar and Jim Marshall.

Matthews' nomination and selection speaks volumes about hisachievements and the influence his products have had on the waypopular music is made. Those innovations include

  • First product to introduce the age of overdrive: LPB-1 LinearPower Booster
  • First portable, battery powered, guitar amp; Freedom Amp
  • 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 DigitalDelay
  • First to introduce inexpensive sampling: Instant Replay, thenthe Super Replay

He's been responsible for iconic effects pedals like the BigMuff Pi and the POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator. More recently, hecontinues to redefine the landscape of effects with products likethe Freeze Sustainer, Ravish Sitar Pedal, Superego Synth Engine andthe ground-breaking Crying Tone Wah Pedal with no moving parts.


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