#1
I'm about to get my christmas present, i wanted a very light OD that can still get some juicy
overdrive from it. I play lots of barre chords and almost no power chords so i needed something that sounds overdriven, yet not too overdriven for open chords/barre chords.

If anyone has tried this pedal or has it, is it worth getting, or is it bad?

http://www.thomann.de/gb/electro_harmonix_soul_food.htm

Considering it's quite cheap and has good reviews, i'm willing to give it a go!
#2
It's a klon clone (more or less)

Yeah it sounds pretty good. For the price it's hard to go wrong. You get a good (switchable) buffer, a good clean boost, and a good light to medium overdrive/distortion all in the one pedal.

About the only problem is I've heard some complaints about EHX reliability in general. If you're in a situation where you can't afford it to fail (e.g. well-paid gigs), then maybe not. But other than that, it's hard to go wrong (and thomann has a 3-year warranty).
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#4
I personally would really like to get the JHS modded one. The clipping toggle and bass contour knob are a really nice addition to the pedal.
#5
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I personally would really like to get the JHS modded one. The clipping toggle and bass contour knob are a really nice addition to the pedal.

JHS has some really nice stuff. I'd like to try a lot of their pedals and mods.
#6
It has become my go- to OD pedal. For the price it's hard to beat. Sounds great at any setting.
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#7
I absolutely love it. I did a review on it not too long ago, check it: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1662814

Has tons of head-room, wonderful mid-range push, and well-voiced grit from light to saturated. Pushes an amp/other distortion box well too. IMO, one of the best Klones on the market, and arguably the best Klone in the SF's price range.

The only issue is that the components are somewhat sub-par. Don't drop the SF or slam it too hard.

If you're able to buy the JHS mod, I'd suggest that as well. But the original does wonders on its own.
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#9
I like the Soul Food but as a standalone pedal it doesn't have enough gain for my needs (seems like it would be right up your alley though).


I use mine in front of another dirt box just to give it a bit of a different flavor. I also like to use it on clean sounds just to add a little extra liveliness to it. The JHS version seems like a bit better of a deal really. The bass contour is something the pedal should have stock.
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#11
^^ Yeah I haven't tried the JHS version but the stock version is a bit tubby on the bass for me to use it as a boost for a high gain amp. From what I hear (again, I haven't tried this) there's more or less no point in getting the mojo germanium diodes, it doesn't make a whole heap of difference (if any).
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#12
If I may add, it's also great for pushing other OD or distortion pedals. I've had a BOSS HM3 for ages that never sounded good to me, but with the SF pushing it came alive.
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#13
YES!!! I absolutely love this pedal. It's ran through my ac30 and it truly has become my main tone! It can do everything from a boost all the way up to all the gain I will ever need! Has a great tone. Also everyone I've let play through it has loved it. In fact while recording our album our producer bought one on ebay the same day that he tried it. When he went to record his album with his producer. He bought one the same day as well. It's everything from blues to pop punk and maybe even some heavier stuff. Has a nice mid boost and sounds amazing with every amp I've tried it on. Snag it!!