Electro-Harmonix Soul Food
Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

Soul Food, Overdrive pedal from Electro-Harmonix.

props 09/09/2014

Electro-Harmonix Soul Food : props's user review


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Boost pedal / overdrive 9V in a small compact body.


The settings are simple, 3 buttons, an internal hard bypass switch / buffered and that's it.
We will generally be able to use it in two ways:
- As a booster with the volume above 12 and below the drive from 9 am;
- As overdrive with the drive over from 10.

I use it mainly early in the effects chain, right after the fuzz, with the following settings: Volume 13h, 8h Drive, Tone 12.


With the mini drive, we have a very transparent clean boost. By mounting the drive between 8 and 9 am we start to make a very nice little bump in the midrange. This is my favorite position. Above, the drive begins to take over but severe fall: I like less.

Note, I can not driver my germanium fuzz as you would with a tube screamer. The sound becomes "gritty" unmanageable, this is a very bad combination (may be due to the buffer that my house is on).
on the other hand in an amp / preamp tube, or even in another overdrive on single or dual microphones, this is the big ensured potato!


Apart from this incompatibility with fuzz and feeble low on extreme settings, it's a good pedal. Its value for money is very good.