To build high quality, durable, long lasting guitar pedals with exceptional tone, low noise, and excellent response at affordable prices. Sonic Fusion Pedals will always be hand built using only the highest quality components sourced from US vendors.
Who am I?
I am a guitar effects pedal builder based in Philadelphia, PA. Back in the 80's I was an Electrical Engineering student at Villanova University and have been working with electronic circuits for almost 30 years. I have also been a guitar player for almost as long. In 1987 I built my first DOD 250 clone for a school project. I have been building pedals ever since for myself and friends. Everyone was so happy with my pedals I was asked and then decided to offer boutique quality pedals to anybody that would be interested. I am currently a one man operation and will strive to always to keep a watchful eye over all aspects of pedal building if that should change. Remaining small allows me to listen to each and every customer. I can be completely open for enhancements, new ideas, and ready to implement these ideas into my products. That is the kind of service you cannot expect from any major instruments manufacturer. And that is the main reason why I believe there is room for such a small but dedicated company as an alternative to the mass produced pedal companies. Those companies often stamp disposable and fragile surface mounted components into their pedals at overseas factories. Each pedal I design and assemble is my labor of love for a quality of tone and hand built by me to my exacting standards.
What about support...
I stand behind every pedal I build with a full 5 year warranty where I will repair or replace any pedals which have been deemed by me defective in either parts or workmanship. My goal is to never have a pedal returned for either of these reasons, but it is not a perfect world and sometimes things do go wrong.
What about quality...
Each pedal is built upon a solid foundation being...an FR4 dual clad US military spec manufactured PCB. Each layout is designed by me using all the knowledge, education and practical wisdom gained over several decades. Anybody can lay a circuit out, but careful thought of component placement are critical for a low noise quality pedal build. Ground planes are equally important for noise suppression therefore all my PCB's contain dual ground planes. I also do not just plug-and-play components until something sounds good. I apply the theories and mathematical equations required to calculate proper shelving frequencies and properly overlapping tone shaping curves for a gapless signal. Each pedal design also goes through extensive spectrum analysis and oscilloscope monitoring for proper calibration and validation of expected results. I hand assemble each pedal and systematically test each finished product. I also drop test...yes...I drop test a prototype of each pedal design for the equivalent of falling off a 6 foot stage onto a concrete floor several times. And that is the reason I can back each pedal with a 5 year warranty.
Every pedal will behave and sound different in each unique setup. Therefore each pedal purchased directly from this site comes with a 7 day trial period. If you are not happy or it is not the tone you were going for notify me for a return authorization number.
Then send it back with ALL original packaging via US Mail with delivery confirmation for a refund or exchange for another pedal. There will be an additional $5.00 restock fee if original packaging is not included.
If I determine a returned pedal has been tampered with, damaged and is no longer in new condition it will be returned to you and no refund will be issued. Shipping fees are non-refundable. Pedals purchased from a Sonic Fusion Pedals dealer are subject to the return policy of each specific dealer.
Have you ever wanted you own pedal designed from the ground up, is there a custom modification you want to make to an existing pedal...send me an email with your request and we can go from there.
NOTE: IF THERE IS NOT A SHOPPING CART BUTTON ON ANY PEDALS YOU WISH TO PURCHASE PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY, AN ONLINE SHOPPING CART IS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT. FOR NOW IT IS PAYPAL ONLY FOR ONLINE PURCHASES. STRAIGHT CREDIT CARD ORDERS CAN HOWEVER BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE.
Conatct me via Email
ELA Studios LLC
c/o Sonic Fusion Pedals
354 North Lewis Road
Royersford, PA 19468