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NPD: EHX Nano Pedals - Hot Tubes, Soul Food, Glove OD, Big Muff Pi, East River Drive

btdvox

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Hey all,

So I got 5 EHX Nano pedals on Monday and have been playing with them since.
I have to say that EHX has been doing the right things. The pedals sound phenomenal, especially for the price.

1) EHX Big Muff Pi Nano:
Love this pedal, definitely keeping it. The size difference is huge and from what I can tell, it sounds no different from a NYC Big Muff Pi, I'm into that pedal moreso than some of the vintage muff's that everyone here on TGP raves about. Not much more to say about that. It can do Smashing Pumpkins, Pink Floyd and alot more. Definite Keeper.

2) EHX East River Drive:
A very nice OD pedal, it has tubescreamer qualities for sure, I'm not the biggest fan of TS9 pedals and found that it was lacking in certain areas but for those who like Tubescreamers, this would be a great choice. Won't be keeping this one but it was pretty quiet.

3) EHX Soul Food:
Awesome pedal, even if it was priced a bit higher. I had the Klon KTR and Voyager at the same time, and I really didn't like the KTR, maybe the price/quality ratio was the reason but I preferred my Walrus Audio Voyager to it. Well now comes out the EHX Soul Food and it outright bumps my Walrus Audio Voyager off the board. IMO it sounds better as a clean boost and a low gain drive, which is what I'm looking for. I think the higher gain settings aren't that great but I thought the same of the Voyager too, in fact I still prefer the Soul Food's high gain tones to the Voyager. The only downfall for the Soul Food when comparing the two is that the Voyager is a bit quieter at the same tone setting (ie: same treble/brightness setting), but then again 209 vs 59 bucks...! Keeper.

4) EHX Hot Tubes Nano:
Great recreation of the vintage pedal. I had an original awhile ago, and while this sounded the same to my ears, it also had the same tonal characteristic which just didn't work for me. The Hot Tubes is very woofy and bassy, but it sounds great through some rigs. It's definitely not for me though.

5) EHX Glove OD:
What a cool pedal. It's got a ton of gain on tap but sounds great as a medium gain pedal too. I'm keeping this pedal for an all around pedal when I want to just quickly set up and jam. It's truly a great sounding OD and can do low to high gain stuff. The toneshift is really useful, basically making the tone knob SUPER useable. It's one of those pedals that might not stay on my board, but it will stay with me for those times where I just want to play through an amp clean and not have to worry about setting up my pedal board. Keeper!

Well I'll try and make a video this weekend but usually never get to finding the time. Let me know if you guys have any questions or comparisons you want done!

 

EricPeterson

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Cool reviews, and all 5 pedals combined almost cost less than one of the boutique stuff that tries to do the same thing.
 

AXXA

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Nice! Have you stacked the nano muff into the soul food?
 

rossowj

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good stuff. how do you like the low-mid gain settings on the Soul Food and Glove? Which do you prefer for those kind of tones? If you were to pick one to be your main OD which would it be?
 

cubistguitar

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Man, you have already done what a lot of us pedal geeks have been thinking, grab a couple hundred bucks and get all the little new EHX dirts. I have a feeling I will be checking out the Hot Tubes and the nano Muff ..and the OD glove. I already threw down on the Soul Food (great lil box) !! I like to get me Vox all bright and chimey, so I bet the Hot Tubes would be fun for me. The others just sound like "No-brainers" for gtr dirt fun. A tiny Muff and a Bluebreaker style cruncher? Too easy!!

Awesome job with the reviews, my EHX lust continues unabated.
 

WWW

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Very cool! I would have probably ordered all of these too, but I spent my frugal allowance on some more istomps. I did pick up the Soul Food which I'm on the fence with. I have no interest in the glove or hot tubes, but that nano muff is in my cross hairs. If it's close in sound to the big box RI then I'm sold.

I'm trying to save some cash for an infinity which will take a few weeks. I have serious GAS for that pedal. But I am in possession of a friend's TS9RI and TS808RI which I need to return to him soon. I would love to A/B them with the East River Drive, but I probably wont get the opportunity.

Has anyone done this?
 

screamingduck

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Hey btdVox! Thought you and the wife made a New Year's resolution to not buy more pedals?:bonk
 

btdvox

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good stuff. how do you like the low-mid gain settings on the Soul Food and Glove? Which do you prefer for those kind of tones? If you were to pick one to be your main OD which would it be?
For Low gain stuff the Soul Food hands down. My main OD is my Jan Ray. I wouldn't choose any of them as a main OD. The Soul Food is on my board though and the glove isn't. The Muff is on my board.
 

btdvox

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Man, you have already done what a lot of us pedal geeks have been thinking, grab a couple hundred bucks and get all the little new EHX dirts. I have a feeling I will be checking out the Hot Tubes and the nano Muff ..and the OD glove. I already threw down on the Soul Food (great lil box) !! I like to get me Vox all bright and chimey, so I bet the Hot Tubes would be fun for me. The others just sound like "No-brainers" for gtr dirt fun. A tiny Muff and a Bluebreaker style cruncher? Too easy!!

Awesome job with the reviews, my EHX lust continues unabated.
All for the price of a single Klon Klone!
 






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