Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

Soul Food

The Soul Food broke the mold when it was released back in 2013, mainly with its name. Nearly all Klon pedals were named after some mythical creature or another yet this didn’t stop it’s popularity.

The Soul

The Soul Food is based on the Klon Centaur which is a mythical creature in both fiction and real life. The prices are famously so high that even those who can afford one would struggle to justify doing so. The Soul Food was one of the first (maybe even the first) “Klone” from a large well-established company which provided trust in the product. On top of this, it was EXTREMEMLY affordable making it one of the most popular pedals ever.

Compared to a Klon the Soul food is small and basic in style making it similar to a boutique pedal.ย  However, its 50’s style logo makes it recognisable on the thousands of pedalboards it adorns.

Simple Food

The Soul Food doesn’t just overdrive, just like a Klon it:

  • Boosts – In a similar way to how a tube screamer can be used as a boost for many styles of music, so can a Klon. In fact, many people prefer Klons as boosts due to where the mid-range bump sits. For this reason, we have included a playing style showing how the pedal works as a boost and how it cleans up using the guitar’s volume.
  • Stacks – Klons stack with RATs very well but for some reason, the Soul Food does this better than most

Contemporary Soul

Weโ€™ve been working hard at TonePedia to bring you as many Klons & โ€œKlonesโ€ as possible and have a great blog about them here. For the best comparison, weโ€™ve added this original silver Klon Centaur which you can try now. Alongside this, you will find the Klon KTR which is said to be an exact replica of the same company. Now you can decide if it really is.

Electro-Harmonix Soul Food technical specifications

Manufacturer Electro-Harmonix
Made In USA
Year 2010's
FX Overdrive
Additional FX Boost
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass True Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Colour Yellow
Weight (in kg) 0.25
Based on famous model? Klon
Special Features Switchable Buffer
Width (in cm) 7
Height (in cm) 5.4
Depth (in cm) 11.5
GTIN 14 00683274011448

Electro-Harmonix Soul Food reviews & comparison videos

Soul Food reviews & comparison

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