Played a Soul Food tonight...

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  1. Hwoltage

    Hwoltage Member

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    ...and liked it a lot.

    I was out at a tube amp builders club meeting and a guy had brought it along with an amp and guitar he had built. Now, I'll state immediately that the guitar and amp both are VERY well done. Meticulous, actually. Guitar is a PRS/Les Paul DC Junior type of rig. Not sure about body wood, something African, ebony fretboard. Pickups are dual hum, don't know make. Amp was a EL84 rig. about 30 watts or so.

    So I'm playing the guitar and amp dry (no SF) tone is on point already and he kicks the SF on with a "light setting"- boost with a little extra grit, improved the articulation a bit and added some depth and detail to the grit. High boost sounded great, highs were nice and organic with a touch of carroty mush. I was surprised at the level of gain possible what with it being referred to mainly as a boost. It's ample and very well voiced!

    Nice pedal, very versatile! I would buy one!
     
  2. tremolo3

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    It's a good pedal that does the work for the right price.
     
  3. wyldesigns

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    'highs were nice and organic with a touch
    of carroty mush'

    This is new... I have no idea what that means
     
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  5. kwaping

    kwaping Guitar payer Silver Supporting Member

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    I was going to call that out too! Add another awesome phrase to the TGP lexicon!
     
  6. Rango

    Rango Supporting Member

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    I have got a SF to find out what all the Klon fuss was about... Pretty happy with it! And you can't beat it for the price! :D
     
  7. drod2045

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    I got that chance to try it recently and I agree - nice tones and I enjoyed it very much. The Treble control is extremely useful and makes some very noticeable changes on its own.

    Since the SF is cheap, I may get it. if it were $100 more, I'd say my other pedal come close enough.
     
  8. gearscrubs

    gearscrubs Supporting Member

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    Mine has no carrots. Maybe I should return it?
     
  9. JCJones

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    Carroty mush is great with lamb chops...
     
  10. Faraldi

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    The SF is one heck of a pedal. It has all the "stuff" that I tend to like in an OD.

    Good range of drive without being too dirty
    Tone range that is usable across the spectrum
    Tons of headroom
    Cheap (like me)

    The fact that it also has a switch for buffered bypass is an extra bonus. As a builder of some fairly large pedalboards, I have guys using standalone buffers and the SF buffer really does the job.
     
  11. xrleroyx

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    Carroty mush.

    That got me.
     
  12. ersrhead

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    Mine has been always on since it hit the board... makes all my other dirt come alive. Current dirt chain is little big muff pi > rat clone > soul food > glove in 18v mode.
     
  13. VicAjax

    VicAjax Male Supermodel

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    Soul Food stacked with my Gain Changer gives me all the OD flavors I need. Best $59 I ever spent on gear.
     

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