Electro-Harmonix, it’s a brand name you’ll meet with an alarming frequency on top lists everywhere and alongside globally admired guitar celebrities. They are founded in New York, USA and have been delivering miraculous guitar effect pedals for over 40 years, playing a big role in shaping the sound of music to what it is today.
Their pedals never stop at simplicity, their trademark Is versatility and quality, ranging from old classic remakes to new groundbreaking technologies imported in their pedals, they’re the go-to choice if you’re starting out or if you’re an experienced guitarist already. One of their most versatile “stomp-boxes” is the Electro-Harmonix SOULFOOD Distortion/Fuzz/Overdrive pedal. The SOULFOOD is a recreation of the famous Klon Centaur, which was one of best pedals of its time and now out of the production process.
This work of art by EH is naturally rich with features and options. You can opt in for True Bypass or Buffered Bypass – which is extremely useful in itself if you are using a fuzz pedal in front of it in a multiple pedal setup. It contains boosted power rails offering significant headroom boost and exposition, and amazing sound output with blazing fast responsiveness.
When looking on the physical side, you might be surprised that a versatile pedal like this one is packed nicely in a compact chassis, taking up as little space as possible. EH have truly outdone themselves here. In positive consequence to this, this pedal requires a single 9V battery to run, and it also comes with an adapter. Besides this, the pedal is equipped with the regular inputs and outputs.
This distortion-oriented pedal features 3 standard control knobs in order to mimic the Klon Centaur release, the knobs in question are the Volume, Drive and Treble options.
This all-in-one masterpiece can provide you with a clean and pure sound boost, it will take your sound and deliver it with more strength in order to attract its well-deserved attention. The Treble control knob makes sure of this, providing smooth high-shifts without affecting your overall tone level or the bass.
However, the Drive knob has an absurdly wide range of modification, depending on how you tune it, it can maintain your clean boost or take your sound up and give you that high-end fuzzy distortion. You’ll get exactly what you asked for, immense versatility with cutting edge sound modification.
If you’re looking for some of the most functional pedals on the market, offering you a beautiful and transparent distortion, then look no further, it definitely upholds the glory of the Klon Centaur at a surprisingly affordable price tag.