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Electro-Harmonix Unveils New 15Watt Howitzer Preamp Pedal/Pedal Amp

Electro-Harmonix 15Watt Howitzer
(Image credit: Electro-Harmonix)

Electro-Harmonix has unveiled its new 15Watt Howitzer preamp pedal and pedal amplifier.

Billed by EHX head honcho Mike Matthews as the perfect "compact guitar rig or backup," the 15Watt Howitzer boasts Volume, Gain, Bass, Mid, and Treble controls plus a Bright switch – which allows users to select between "a subtle top boost with more presence or a slightly darker top end" – and a built-in effects loop.

The pedalboard-mountable unit is compact enough to fit into just about any gig bag, and will work with any speaker cabinet rated at 8 or 16 ohms. 

Electro-Harmonix 15-Watt Howitzer

(Image credit: Electro-Harmonix )

Of the pedal, Matthews says that "It’s super versatile and – depending on what kind of setup you’re running – fits into any style that’s your bag."

The Electro-Harmonix 15Watt Howitzer preamp pedal is available now – with a 4VDC/1.0A power supply included – for $127.80.

For more info on the pedal, stop by ehx.com (opens in new tab).

Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.