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Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Pitch Fork transposes an instrument's pitch over a +/- three-octave range and features three modes which allow the pitch to be transposed up, down or both, simultaneously. The pitch shift amount can be set to a fixed interval or continuously varied by an expression pedal or control voltage.The controls are straightforward and intuitive. An 11-p...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Pitch Fork transposes an instrument's pitch over a +/- three-octave range and features three modes which allow the pitch to be transposed up, down or both, simultaneously. The pitch shift amount can be set to a fixed interval or continuously varied by an expression pedal or control voltage.

The controls are straightforward and intuitive. An 11-position Shift switch selects the maximum transposition interval ranging from D (Detune), a shift of 17 cents, through Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Perfect 5th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, 1 Octave, 2 Octaves and 3 Octaves. A three-position toggle switch controls whether the pitch is transposed up, down or both. In Dual mode, two pitch-shifted signals are output. One follows the shift knob as if in the Up position while the other creates a harmony. Dual Mode settings include M3 up + P5 up, P5 up + 1 Oct down, 1 Oct up + 1 Oct down and many others. A Blend knob controls the mix of the dry signal and the effected signal, and an EXP jack enables the player to control pitch and glissando with an expression pedal.

The Latch button selects Latch or Momentary mode which affects how the footswitch and EXP input behave. In Latch mode, the footswitch toggles between effect on and buffered bypass each time it's pressed and the EXP input continuously varies pitch. In Momentary mode the effect is only on while the footswitch is depressed and when it is released the Pitch Fork goes into bypass.

In Latch mode the EXP input controls pitch shift amount, ranging from unity to the interval set by the Shift knob, and pitch varies continuously throughout the expression pedal's range. In Momentary mode the EXP input controls glissando rate for the Pitch Fork's footswitch. When the bypass footswitch is pressed, the Pitch Fork jumps from bypass to the interval set by the Shift knob. The amount of time it takes to reach that new note is the glissando rate. When the footswitch is released the pitch will return to unity at the same rate. That glissando time can vary between four milliseconds to two seconds depending on the heel/toe position of the expression pedal. The default glissando rate is 60 milliseconds when nothing is plugged into the EXP input.

The Pitch Fork comes equipped with an EHX 9.6DC-200mA power supply and also runs on a 9-volt battery.

Features

  • Transposes over a +/- three octave range
  • Three shift modes: up, down or dual
  • 11-position Shift knob selects the transposition interval
  • EXP input lets you control pitch shift or glissando via optional expression pedal
  • Latch and Momentary modes affect how the footswitch and EXP input behave
  • Comes with EHX 9.6DC-200mA AC Adapter, can also run off a 9V battery
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Electro-HarmonixPitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Oh My, This is my new favorite

The sounds you can make with the Pick Fork is uncanny and not possible in the real world. Well made, easy to use once you play around with the "Blend"...Read complete review

The sounds you can make with the Pick Fork is uncanny and not possible in the real world. Well made, easy to use once you play around with the "Blend" knob to get the hang of it. I have it as the first device on my pedal board (after trial and error) and I will get lots of use. EHX makes awesome pedals, get it, it can do things you would not believe.

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Close but no cigar

I got this yesterday so I wouldn't have to tune down all my guitars to Eb for my classic rock band. I tried to use the built in harmonizer in my Line 6 Helix,...Read complete review

I got this yesterday so I wouldn't have to tune down all my guitars to Eb for my classic rock band. I tried to use the built in harmonizer in my Line 6 Helix, and It didn't cut it so I decided I'd give the Pitch Fork a try. All I needed it to do was drop my guitar a half step. I would have gotten the Digitech Drop, however it was on back order. So the pitch Fork was my choice. I got it home, plugged it in, and hit an A chord. It sounded ok. Then some high lead up into the 12-16 fret.
I am returning it today. To my ear (And I don't have the finest ear either) once I hit the 15th note high bend it sounded like a synthesizer, very unnatural, The Helix did a much better job at doing the same thing, and it's not good enough imo either. I may try the Digitech Drop once it's back in stock, but I'll try it in store first, and maybe save myself a return trip. I'm not very hopeful that the Digitech will work much better but I'll try it before I put 10's on my de-tuned guitars.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Big Rock Sound

By Jonny Ice

from Saint Paul, MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Reverb Effect Built In
  • Volume Boost of 3-5 Decibles

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

Nice natural sound, but they have incorporated a reverb into the design that cannot be disabled. It has a big rock sound if that is what you want. Also, it bumps the volume up by 3-5 decibels. That can be OK if you leave it on for your whole set.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pitchfork is amazing.

By 96tele

from Central, VA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

      It works best if you put it at the beginning the effects chain. I love it because you can also plug and expression pedal and make it a whammy effect. The sound quality is very good.

       
      5.0

      Swiss Army Knife for Pitch Effects

      By Stacia

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Super versatile pitch pedal. Surprisingly flexible despite limited parameter adjustment availability. I've purchased primarily for octave up / down effects but the detune chorus and faux whammy pedal feature using expression pedal have come in handy on my cover band gig. Highly recommend.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Close but no cigar

      By JimboJamz

      from Tn

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I got this yesterday so I wouldn't have to tune down all my guitars to Eb for my classic rock band. I tried to use the built in harmonizer in my Line 6 Helix, and It didn't cut it so I decided I'd give the Pitch Fork a try. All I needed it to do was drop my guitar a half step. I would have gotten the Digitech Drop, however it was on back order. So the pitch Fork was my choice. I got it home, plugged it in, and hit an A chord. It sounded ok. Then some high lead up into the 12-16 fret.
        I am returning it today. To my ear (And I don't have the finest ear either) once I hit the 15th note high bend it sounded like a synthesizer, very unnatural, The Helix did a much better job at doing the same thing, and it's not good enough imo either. I may try the Digitech Drop once it's back in stock, but I'll try it in store first, and maybe save myself a return trip. I'm not very hopeful that the Digitech will work much better but I'll try it before I put 10's on my de-tuned guitars.

         
        5.0

        Good!

        By Jose

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I am pleased with the product and how easy it was to order it.

         
        5.0

        From basic octaves to crazy pitches and unplayable chords.

        By Z. Baldwin

        from New York City

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Great fun. Easily gets you to the glorious gritty tones of an octave drop and allows many more interesting additional possibilities to explore.

             
            4.0

            Fun

            By Corey

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Not a staple if you are just starting your rig but can be used for pretty much any playing style/tone. Had it for a couple of months and still turn all the knobs all the time just to see what happens Clean, dirty, or heavy it's always fun to play with.

             
            5.0

            Oh My, This is my new favorite

            By slowrower

            from Orlando, FL

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

              The sounds you can make with the Pick Fork is uncanny and not possible in the real world. Well made, easy to use once you play around with the "Blend" knob to get the hang of it. I have it as the first device on my pedal board (after trial and error) and I will get lots of use. EHX makes awesome pedals, get it, it can do things you would not believe.

               
              5.0

              More fun than practical

              By Favstvs

              from Kerrville, Tx

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  You can spend a lot of time messing around with this pedal in the bedroom; so so many variables. Not sure how practical it is, but I use it to cover for the keyboards we don't have, on a couple of songs like the beginning of Stealin' and With or Without You. Doesn't get used a lot, but it sure is a fun little box. Kind of pricey for the amount of work it gets during a gig.

                   
                  5.0

                  The pedal is great... GC's inventory system not so much

                  By Christopher

                  from Norfolk, CT

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • A little noisy

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  The pedal is a little noisy but that may just be my setup at the moment. It's a great pedal though and I would recommend it.

                  (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  PITCH FORK

                  By CLONEMOAN

                  from 3RD WORLD

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      FITS SOME OF MY MATERIAL.....ANOTHER EFFECTS BOX OR TWO WILL DEVELOP THE WHOLE

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