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Rating and Reviews: Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

Conceived as an affordable answer to the legendary Klon Centaur, Soul Food is a favorite of guitarists for its transparent overdrive and extended headroom.

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"Best overdrive pedal I've heard!" submitted March 25, 2017

By Drew G in Myrtle Beach, SC
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Musical Background: I've been playing guitar for 12 years, drums and bass for 6. I've been playing in bands for the past 4 years or so.
Music Style: I play easycore and more emo/indie stuff like Tourneforte with this pedal.
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Overall: Besides the pedal this is modeled after - Klon Centaur - this is the best overdrive I've heard. Keep your Tube Screamers, TS808s, OD-1s, all of it. You can have your handmade, boutique overdrive that costs 3x's the amount as this. But why do any of that when you get the best overdrive pedal, in my opinion, on the market, under $200? If you're looking to use this for hardcore or anything of the sort, don't waste your time. But for anything that needs low to medium overdrive, this is all you will very need. Don't get me wrong; you can get some heavier gain out of this pedal depending on your pickups, but it's not really meant for that. I use this with a Spark Mini booster right before this in my chain, and not only does the Spark add volume in it's spot in the chain, but it also adds more of a light crunch to the Soul Food as well. This was everything I was looking for. I will be adding a RAT as well after this pedal in the chain, but I promise you, this is the best sounding overdrive pedal you can get.
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