Distortion and Reverb Colide: Electro-Harmonix Releases the Turnip Greens Pedal

Electro-Harmonix have an interesting take on the concept of a multi-effects pedal. Usually the term conjures images of something like a Pod HD or a Boss GT-100: a reasonably priced all-in-one unit that’s a jack of all trades and a master of none. But scroll down the “Multi-Effect” category on the Electro-Harmonix website and you’ll see a very different group of stompboxes. First of all, they’re just that: stompboxes. Most are barely larger than the average pedal, and have just a few buttons. There are no digital displays, no presets–hell, most of the units are analog. And instead of cramming every single style of effect you could every want, each unit is a mashup of two or three roles that work together in some meaningful way.


Enter the newest member of the EHX multi-effect family, the Turnip Greens. It’s essentially an old vintage amp without the amp. The Turnip Greens combines the mid-gain overdrive circuit of the Soul Food pedal with the reverb of a Holy Grail Max. Plus there’s an effects loop located between both effects in the chain, so if you insist on delay before your reverb but after your distortion generator, this pedal has you covered. Other cool features include a switch to change the order of the two effects, and the ability to select between true-bypass and buffered bypass. As of yet no price has been announced.


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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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  • If they added a muff to it then we’d have a beginners pedal for post-metal.

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