Electro-Harmonix Soul Food
What kind of pedal should I get for my friend? (more info in comments)
If your buddy is looking for strictly overdrive and NOT distortion, I would cast a vote for the Electro-Harmonix Soul Food. Killer pedal for the price. It’s basically a clone of the Klon Centaur, an insanely expensive pedal today and one of the most sought-after pedal sounds. New, the Soul Food is about $90, but you can get them used for ~$50.
2 years ago
Better Options Exist
This is a decent overdrive pedal, but I just couldn't get myself very stoked about it. It's extremely transparent, and it goes from a great clean boost all the way to a heavy overdrive, and if you're a big fan of the Klon Centaur, this is a pretty close clone. However, if you're just looking for a g...
3 years ago
Try it before you buy it... or return policy (thnx GC!)
First of all, my amp does not have a full EQ. Nor do I have an EQ in my signal chain. I use my overdrives for EQ to scoop mids. This pedal can't do that. So, you get a fat, vintage distortion sound, but--- I dunno. It didnt add to the mix, and it certainly didnt push my OD into a lush, scooped sound...
7 years ago
I like it.
I'm very fussy when it comes to overdrives and I really like this pedal. I've never played the overdrive that inspired EHX to launch this pedal so I can't say how it compares. What I can tell you is that it sounds much better to my ears than my Fulltone OCD at half the cost. The boosted rails for in...
Phoenix Guitar Dude
9 years ago
My favorite overdrive.
This is my favorite overdrive thus far. I previously used the Boss BD-2. I find that the Soul Food improves the tone of my amps. It can go from to clean boost to a heavy overdrive. Lately I've been using it a lot with my Vox AC4 TV and my Les Paul Studio and it improves the versatility of the guitar...
5 years ago
Great Pedal. I had never heard of Klon before seeing this, but I was in the market for a clean boost with an option for low gain.
I'm playing with an ESP Viper through a Peavey 6505+. I keep the Volume and Gain at 11:00 and the Treble at Noon. This gives my sound a decent volume boost and a touch ...
10 years ago
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