Musitronics Corp. was founded in 1972 in Rosemont New Jersey, and operated until the sale of its Mu-Tron product line to A.R.P. in 1978. The original Mu-Tron products have since become collectors items.
This site provides information about Musitronics and the Mu-Tron products, as well as a forum for the free exchange of views and information between Mu-Tron enthusiasts.
If you want the original sound and circuitry of the Mu-Tron III, please buy
either a used vintage original Mu-Tron III (not +) or better yet, my new
The Q-Tron or Q-Tron+ by Electro-Harmonix
You will get a better product and support the original inventor.
Electro Harmonix, where history, quality and innovation collide. Electro Harmonix features the latest productions of the Mu-Tron legacy, the Q-Tron. For more than 30 years, they've been inspiring musicians with groundbreaking effect pedals, vacuum tubes and accessories.
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A brief Mu-Tron history lesson..
The Mu-Tron III by Musitronics Corp. first came out in 1972. Since 1996 the Q-Tron developed by Electro Harmonix has been the successor to the legacy which is the Mu-Tron. In early 1995 Mike Beigel was commissioned by Mike Mathews (owner of EHX) to reinvent the sound of Mu-Tron, today EHX still sells that sound as the Q-Tron.
Since then EHX has released several other units with roots tied to Mu-Tron. In 1998 the Q-Tron+ was released with technologies similar to the BSL below. In 2000 a Mini Q-Tron was developed similar to that of the original Mu-Tron.
Lastly in 2004 EHX released the highly anticipated studio quality Bi-Filter with roots deeply connected to that of the 1979 BSL Envelope Controlled Filter.
1979 BSL Envelope Controlled Filter
2004 EHX Bi-Filter
Be sure to click the EHX products above to visit their homepage. Sound clips are available featuring the products and your favorite artists!
Mu-Tron Musitronics by Art Thompson, from STOMPBOX - A HISTORY OF GUITAR FUZZES, FLANGERS, PHASERS, ECHOES, & WAHS.
The Stomping Ground: Musitronics, Mu-Tron, and the Gizmotron by Chris Gill. Reprinted from Vintage Guitar Magazine September 1997, Volume 11 Number 12.