[1541] NPD: EHX Soul Food Overdrive

Date: January 21st, 2014 | Comments : [5] | Categories: DIY.

EHX Soul Food

New Pedal Day! The EHX Soul Food Overdrive.

I spent about 30 minutes looking at the pcb, and as far as I can determine, this pedal does seem to be a Klon Centaur clone. At least it matches the schematics that are posted online, which is my only reference. I couldn’t see the clipping diodes as they are mounted on the back of the pcb, and I did not want to disassemble the pedal.

The box looks to be a zinc casting, and not as sturdy or as finished as the same type enclosure in aluminum. There is also a small switch inside on the 3PDT pcb to change it from true bypass to buffered. Nice touch.


5 Responses to “NPD: EHX Soul Food Overdrive”

[5688] Scott Says: 9:30 pm, January 25th, 2014

I am sorry to hear that EHX is cloning other people’s stuff. I would like to see something that is really NEW.

[5723] Karl Says: 9:26 am, January 30th, 2014

Managed to pick one of these up for £42 delivered in the UK. Thank God for EHX delivering on demand for a circuit that is out of copyright.

[5853] Karl Says: 2:53 am, February 3rd, 2014

Played a fund raiser over the weekend to aprrox 200. Used the Soul food a little to start of with, then it was on all night.
Low gain, volumne at 12’o’clock and trebble at 1’o’clock. This thing is like a clean ‘more’. My rhythem parts sound cool and classy. cuts through the mix without being loud. It also fattens up my distortion sounds note work. Don’t think I’d pay for a Klon but more than happy with this EHX Klone.

[5929] Simon Says: 11:30 am, February 5th, 2014

PremierGuitar.com has a pretty thorough iv with Bill Finnegan. He puts a lot of importance on his choice of obsolete GE diodes – as he would do!
So I’m guessing the Soul Food is a Klon with different diodes. So… anyone got both for a comparison?

[5934] Karl Says: 2:31 am, February 6th, 2014

check out the youtube comparisons. Analogue Man does a side by side Soul Food with a Klon goldtop. Bugger me if I can tell the difference.


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