Elan Memran and his brother Remmie’s journey in the late 80s and early 90s, as founders of MetalHead Electronics in North Hollywood, California, was a pioneering effort that was ahead of its time. Their unique industrial metal guitar sound, developed by Elan Memran, gained popularity among heavy metal guitar players who were constantly searching for new and unique tones.
MetalHead Electronics became known for modifying Marshall and Fender tube amps for famous guitar players such as Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Dino Cazares of Fearfactory, Ian Crichton of Saga, Butch Walker of Southgang, Armored Saint, Ernie C of Body Count, Randy Piper of Wasp, Tracii Gun of LA Guns, Kelle Rhoads Band, Bruce Hornsby, and many others. The special modifications and sound circuits created by Elan Memran were highly sought after and appreciated by musicians worldwide.
One of MetalHead Electronics’ notable creations was the Elan MK5, an all-tube guitar preamp/pedal that was based on Elan’s famous modifications to Marshall, Fender, and other amps. This preamp, along with the MK2, MK3, and MK4 versions, as well as the German Ver. Axis Excalibur EP1, were known for their killer tones and features, and found a place in the list of recording equipment owned by top recording studios.
What sets MetalHead Electronics apart is that the secret sound circuits and modifications are known only to Elan Memran and his brother Remmie, keeping their unique vision and sound in high demand worldwide. Their special guitar sound continues to be recorded and heard on numerous albums, showcasing the lasting impact and influence of MetalHead Electronics in the music industry.
25 years ago In the Late 80th early 90th Elan Memran and his brother Remmie founded MetalHead Electronics in north Hollywood California.
In a little exotic shop Elan designed and build by hand an all tubes guitar tube preamp and tube Amplifiers that where based on his innovated famous modifications to Marshal and Fender amps,
Elan worked and modified the amps that top musicians and Bands uses:
Tom Morello “Rage Againt The Machine”,
Dino Cazares from “Fearfactory”
Ian Crichton -“Saga”
Butch walker “Southgang”
Ernie C– “Ice Tee”
Ernie C– “Body Count”
Randy Piper “Wasp”
Tracii Gun– “LA Guns”
Kelle Rhoads Band
Bruce Hornsby and many other.
All used Elan Memran sound and design innovation on stage and in the recording studios.
The “Elan Mk2” all tube guitar pre-amp by MetalHead and the German Ver. Axis Excalibur EP1 , those pretty rare hand made guitar preamp was designed and build by hand in North Hollywood, California by Elan himself.
Those all tube guitar preamp came loaded with some KILLER tones and features.
Today Elan modifications and sound vision is being appreciated and in high demand,
Over the years numerous amp builders and maufactors tried to recreate Elan special tone and sound modification with limited success..
Elan’s secrete sound circuits are still kept and known only to Elan Memran and his brother Remmie.
Elan did sound Modification to Marshal and Build these custom preamps among designing other equipment for the top row musicians.
Elan’s special signature guitar tone is being recorded and heard on many albums
Many recording studio included those pre-amps in the list of recording equipments they own.