Electro-Harmonix Soul Food - Transparent Overdrive




Tone aficionados kept telling EHX’s Mike Matthews about a pedal that had achieved a lot of buzz because it was only obtainable at an exorbitant price. That pedal was the Klon Centaur.

A believer in bringing great tools to starving musicians, Mike tasked his trusty team to create an affordable alternative, and that is how the SOUL FOOD was cooked up.

The SOUL FOOD delivers transparent overdrive with great touch and response. Its circuitry features boosted power rails to provide abundant headroom and increased definition. Best of all, you don’t have to be a rock star to own one!

Quick Specs:

  • Transparent overdrive
  • Boosted power rails for extended headroom and definition
  • Super responsive
  • Compact, rugged design
  • Selectable true bypass or buffered bypass modes
  • 9.6DC-200 power supply included. Also runs on 9 Volt battery

Electro-Harmonix (press release)

Electro-Harmonix releases the high fidelity Soul Food Overdrive

NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 23, 2014 – Electro-Harmonix announces the latest addition to its expanding range of overdrive and distortion pedals: the Soul Food. This transparent overdrive can fatten a guitarist’s tone in all the right places without compromising or changing it

The Soul Food’s unique design features boosted power rails for extra headroom and definition. Uses range from a clean boost all the way to heavy amp saturation—all achieved without adding coloration. This pedal was built for the tone conscious player who needs to cut through a mix without altering the voice of his or her instrument.

The control layout includes Volume, Treble and Drive knobs. Volume sets the overall output level of the pedal while Drive adjusts the saturation and gain. The Treble control seemingly pulls shimmering upper harmonics out of thin air without sounding shrill. With an internal switch, the player can choose to run the Soul Food in high-quality buffered or true bypass modes to help keep a healthy effect chain.

The new Soul Food pedal is housed in a compact die-cast package, is shipped with a 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter, can be powered by a 9-volt battery and carries a U.S. list price of $83.74.



myFXDB user reviews

5 reviews, average score of 8.7 / 10

2016-05-20Killnsfun7.5/10  ......
2016-01-17BlakeInDisguise9/10  Great Classic Rock and Bluesy Drive, Capable of being a nasty overdrive, Great Clockwise Treble positionCan Sometimes be a little dirty for a transparent drive.
2014-10-02maxthebassplayer10/10  I love this with my Strat. Just love it....
2014-05-10Rev-M8/10  ......
2014-01-17parkinthepark9/10  Unique, truly transparent, addictive...

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