Electro Harmonix B9 and C9 pedals - who is using either or both?

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  1. sgguitarzz

    sgguitarzz Supporting Member

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    I have been checkingout the demos of these pedals and EH has certainly done an amazing job here. I have read many of the threads here and whiole I am interested it is kind of tough to decide which one. Is the C9 an improvement in any way over the B9 (tracking, touch etc) or just different sounds? Anyone out there with experience using these live?
     
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    I use a B9 for jazz work in a quartet and (sometimes) a quintet,and like it a lot. From what I can gather, the C9 has different sounds, like some of the cooler 60s and 70 boards, and some organ sounds as well. As I use it in a Jazz context, I mostly stick with the Jazz model, and less often the "Fat & Full" and "Gospel" models. It benefits from some judiciously used compression before it, BTW. The other important thing is that when using the organ sounds, it is important to use voicings that B3 players use - i.e. shell voicings - really important, actually. I like the pedal a lot. It's a load of fun.
     
  3. sgguitarzz

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    There must be others with this pedal.
     
  4. Able Grip

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    What are shell voicings?
     
  5. Stratobuc

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    I have both. Use the C9 for the most. I find the patches on the B9 very strident in comparison.
     
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    Probably three note chords not necessarily with the root, rather than full six-note power chords
     
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    Played chords which omit the fifth, and usually include the third and seventh since those intervals define the chord.
     
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    B9 blipped my radar when it came out. I was a bit torn between picking that up or the Organizer. When the C9 dropped it was all over and I ordered one right away. I really like the pedal a lot. All of the sounds are great and quite useable. Though, the ones that initially made the pedal unavoidable for me (Mellotron, Telstar, Compact, and Prog) are still the standouts.
     
  9. Al Rose

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    I've been looking at picking up one of these pedals as well.....

    Al
     
  10. Able Grip

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    I am understanding, but could you show me a bar chord that does this or at least name one?
     
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    As for the B9/C9, I would probably really dig these both, but I'm waiting for eventual D9 that combines both in one box.
     
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  13. sgguitarzz

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    I am sure I will try one. My guess is either would work for me but the consensus seems to be the C9 . They both sound great to me. I guess there is a bit of a learning curve to use it to its potential. It would seem to be great at times to add the a bands sound that does not have a keyboard.
     
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    Sure. An example could be Cm7 played as a shelled voicing:
    C - the root
    Eb - the minor
    Bb - the seventh
    (The G note intentionally omitted.)
     
  16. Able Grip

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    Thanks for the lesson guys... thread hijacked for actual music!
     
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    I have a B9 and it's a lot of fun to mess with. That's all I'm using it for at the moment, have not used it in a band context yet, although that will happen at some point. I'm the only guitarist in our band (3 piece), so we'll have to change some arrangements completely to integrate the B9 into our stuff. There are some cool sounds in this thing. I channel my inner Jimmy McGriff every time I use it.
     
  18. sgguitarzz

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    What kind of material is your group playing?
     
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    I'm hoping for Mellotron strings, voice etc...

    Such a teaser they only put flute on the C9.

    Maybe a Mellotron version of the pedal M9?
     
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    Since the B9/C9 only have presets based on the HOG/POG's capabilities, you had me wondering if they had settings for the HOG/POG that did Mellotron strings and voice, but I didn't find any.

    Can you give a link for them? I own both the HOG and POG2, so settings for either are fine.
     

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