What OD pedals are you stacking with your Soul Food?

Lawless33

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Hey, guys! I use a POD HD500 into a Line 6 DT25 combo at my church. I have it at my feet, facing me so I can use it as a personal monitor.

I'm evidently really bad at dialing in the POD's OD sims to get something pleasing to my ears. I bought an EHX Soul Food recently and have been running it in the HD500's effects loop as a light overdrive (after a compressor sim in the HD500.)

I still don't know if I want to use the Soul Food as a clean boost or as an overdrive pedal, so that's still up in the air.

Out of curiosity, what pedals are you guys finding that stack well with the Soul Food, and are you using your Soul Food as a clean boost or OD? Thanks in advance!

Wes
 

partytrain

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Don't blame yourself on dialing in the Od's on the hd500. As much as I love the unit, the OD models are not great. Tube drive is really the only one I've had success with.


Anyway, I've been using the soul food after my drives as a solo boost. Haven't found an OD it doesn't work well with. If I were using it with my hd500 I would probably run it in the loop.
 

Lawless33

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Thanks, partytrain. May I ask what drive pedals you're using?

Also, thanks Chris McKinley. I'll check those pedals out as well.
 

mdrake34

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My SF is the first in my chain of four dirt pedals. I have it set for a clean with only a hint of breakup boost and run into a Catalinbread DLS mkiii, then into a Catalinbread Formula No. 5, and then into a surf green Timmy set as a mildly dirty boost. It works well goosing both of the CB pedals and the Timmy. I tried it after the CB pedals and didn't care for that combo.
 

Lawless33

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My SF is the first in my chain of four dirt pedals. I have it set for a clean with only a hint of breakup boost and run into a Catalinbread DLS mkiii, then into a Catalinbread Formula No. 5, and then into a surf green Timmy set as a mildly dirty boost. It works well goosing both of the CB pedals and the Timmy. I tried it after the CB pedals and didn't care for that combo.
Nice! Thanks for this info. I haven't looked at the Catalinbread pedals as of yet, but they're now on my list to research.
 

Mothman

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I'm using the SF close to the end of my chain, in true bypass mode, and using the "pixie dust" setting (just above unity volume, slight treble cut, gain just below 9 o'clock) for an always-on EQ. I'm playing into a stock DRRI, usually into the Normal channel. My two go-to guitars are a stock VM Jazzmaster (bright!) and a stock Epi Wildkat (dark!). For the Kat, I'll switch to the Bright channel.

I'll hit the SF with an EHX Glove, set for a low-gain crunch, and it makes a great natural break-up that works for rhythm. With both the SF and the Glove running, I'll hit an SD-1 with the C6 clipped for a lead line (Volume almost maxed, tone at noon, Gain almost minimum). For cleaner lead licks, I'll use the SD-1 into the SF, no Glove.

I've also been playing a Moog MF Drive, which is really cool by itself. But the SF rounds off some of the synthier, fizzier aspects of the Drive, and makes it fit with our Americana-style music a little better.
 

partytrain

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Thanks, partytrain. May I ask what drive pedals you're using? Also, thanks Chris McKinley. I'll check those pedals out as well.
I've used the mxr superbadass, joyo ultimate drive (OCD clone) and the joyo vintage OD (ts). Also sounds good after my nano big muff PI.

I've also used the SF with a zoom g5 as a boost before the drives/amp models. Worked well there as well. Now that you brought this thread up. I'm going to have to hook it up to my hd500.
 

lp_bruce

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Right now I have a Route 66, Russian Big Muff, and Hardwire CM-2 with my SF. Sometimes I use it as an always on "breakup pedal" and I use the CM-2 for leads. Sometimes I use it as a lead pedal (with my other ODs). I like it in both roles, but haven't really decided which I like better.

Peace,
 

Lawless33

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A while back, I bought a Joyo British pedal, but haven't used it with my live rig, as it's so noisy. But since I can put it in the HD500's effects loop as well, I can use the HD500's noise gate to cut that down or eliminate it. Seems to have a pretty broad range of tones.
 

Jet Age Eric

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I loved my SolidgoldFX Superdrive through the SF, but since I didn't like the actual SF and don't need another pedal to make the Superdrive great, I got rid of the SF. :p -E
 




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