Shop Electro-Harmonix Pedals
Electro-Harmonix is synonomous with superior quality and innovation, which is why Sloan School of Music is a proud carrier of icon pedals.
Electro-Harmonix has been prolific over the past few decades, establishing a product line of more than 150 pedals for users with a variety of style preferences and skill levels.
Electro-Harmonix Pedals at Sloan School of Music
Sloan School of Music carries only the best, time- and expert-tested products in our music store, and that includes options from the Electro-Harmonix lines. The company’s first — and arguably most lasting — legacy is the development of the overdrive pedal, which have helped rock musicians explore sounds that challenged the conventions of music. Its goal has always been to provide musicians with the freedom to experiment.
Big Muff Pi
The Electro-Harmonix heavy hitter is the Big Muff Pi, a favored distortion pedal used by Santana, Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Korn, and other famous and talented guitarists. This is because the Big Muff Pi offers:
- Volume, sustain, and tone controls
- True bypass
- Unique distortion
- 9V battery power supply
The distortion pedal creates smooth, rich sustains and finely tuned harmonic distortion that caresses sound from the lowest bass to clear, high treble notes. There’s no doubt that the past few decades of rock owe many of their unique sounds to the Big Muff.
The Pitch Fork
The Pitch Fork is an effects pedal that really allows Electro-Harmonix’s creativity to shine. Its polyphonic pitch shifter means this effects pedal lets musicians add a host of additional tones to your playing, with an exceptional degree of accuracy. It features:
- 3 +/- octave range
- Clean tracking
- Expression pedal hookup
- Dry volume control
- Latch and momentary modes
- Buffered bypass
- 9.6DC-200 power supply
- 9V battery capability
Set your desired pitch using the Pitch Fork’s easy transposition controls, or plug in an expression pedal to create broad jumps up to three octaves in either direction.
The Soul Food
Feed your need for rich, aggressive leads with the Soul Food overdrive pedal. Designed for extreme tone overdrive with minimal adjustment, this pedal works with your amplifier to boost your mid and high tones and keep your sound at the forefront. It offers:
- Electric guitar overdrive pedal
- Versatile drive control
- Mid- and high-frequency boosts
- Boosted power rails
- Buffered switching or switchable true bypass
- 9V power supply
Compatible with both humbucker and single-coil pickups, you can modify the treble to keep your tone right where you want it.
With more than 50 years in the industry, Electro-Harmonix has been a game-changer for rock guitarists. The company has dedicated itself to providing musicians with affordable gear that allows them to recreate the sound of icons like Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, while encouraging them to explore new sounds and techniques.
At Sloan School of Music, we pride ourselves on curating a selection of the highest quality instruments and gear for customers and students alike. We are proud to offer a selection of Electro-Harmonix products to help musicians at all levels take their playing to the next level.
To learn more about Electro-Harmonix products, or to sign up for music lessons with our seasoned professionals, contact the experts at Sloan School of Music today!
Founder Mike Matthews wasn’t seeking to influence music worldwide, however his company’s mission has always been to establish “freedom of sound” for musicians who want to try something new without constraints.
Amplifiers were used to grow sound before the development of Electro-Harmonix products, but distortion was frowned upon. That all changed as rock music evolved, and Electro-Harmonix developed and released the first overdrive pedal — the Linear Power Booster (LPB-1) — to be marketed to musicians on a large scale in 1968. Matthews took his vision to New York City’s Music Row, opening the Electro-Harmonix Hall of Science right on West 48th street in the late 70s. At the same time, he took the Electro-Harmonix Work Band on tour to Russia, where they performed at the 1979 USSR Chamber of Commerce and Industry Consumer Goods Exhibition in Moscow.
The business ramped up when he began purchasing vacuum tubes to sell to amp vendors, and Matthews ultimately purchased a manufacturing facility from which he provided quality tubes for amp manufacturers such as Marshall, Fender, Vox, and Peavey. By the 90s, interest in vintage Electro-Harmonix pedals was increasing. The products continue to be some of the most popular gear on the market.