the Sole Pressure isn't an overly popular pedal 'round here. Not lots positive or negative comments either way. Just not much coverage in general. I do know Kimock was quite happy with his a couple months back.
Anyways, had both, and they are just worlds apart.
I noticed the bassy quality of the SP as you mentioned, and almost always kept it on the bright setting. Very dynamic, not a lot of compression for an OD until the drive is cranked. I actually bought it hoping to get the same vibe as my '48 Supro cranked up. Close, but not really...
The BarbEq is a straight clean boost/EQ, no OD from the pedal at all. Also, there is a brightness present regardless of the settings (including killing all the treble). Maybe more like "presence" than "treble" frequencies. You can control the bass boost (unlike the SP). THe Fender settings have that charcteristic dip in the mids (including the tweed setting to a certain extent).
What are looking for them to do?
Thnks for the usefull informations...I'll wait for a second hand, I'm just too courious...could work well for you then. I would say that if the two had anything in common, they color the tone quite significantly.
Regardless, I would say that the SP has an "unavoidable" bass boost, while the BarbEq has an unavoidable presence boost.
Lastly, I would also mention that the three modes of the BarbEQ do have differing output levels (from lowest output to high: BF, Tweed, Marshall). something else to consider.
maybe you can find a used one in the emporiums to try it out.
I actually don't own a single boost pedal (i know, I should be kicked outta here...).
Think mabye a HAO would be a good one to grab?
I usually don't use that much gain, but occasionally...
I think it's a great pedal, still a secret wapon till the crowd will discover it!
...just too dark (even in the bright mode). I'm guessing it would work best with a Deluxe Reverb or Vox amp, something bright by nature. It did give me a nice '50s smokey jazz tone with my 335. There was a very fine line between it's bassman gritty tone and then fuzz city on the gain knob.
I've tried the Sole Pressure twice, didn't keep either one very long...just too dark (even in the bright mode). I'm guessing it would work best with a Deluxe Reverb or Vox amp, something bright by nature. It did give me a nice '50s smokey jazz tone with my 335. There was a very fine line between it's bassman gritty tone and then fuzz city on the gain knob.