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#1
I have a ehx soulfood which I like but a creation audio holyfire that I love. The latter can do anything the SF can then some. Any point in having two?
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#2
Quote by RJH11
I have a ehx soulfood which I like but a creation audio holyfire that I love. The latter can do anything the SF can then some. Any point in having two?

yeah, try stacking them. I do it with Tube-screamers sometimes.
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#3
I tried stacking sf is kinda bottom heavy.
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#6
I use a compressor as a clean boost, so, if that counts, I use one as a boost for cleans only (the compressor) and I use the Soul Food to boost gain sounds. I also use the Soul Food to bring the volume of my amp down to play in my apartment late at night, its great for that.

Though I don't know that I've noticed anyone with 2 straight up clean boosts.
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#7
I don't use the SF for dirt at all just the clean but the holyfire does it better and has good od/dist if I need it.
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#8
Set 'em up differently. If you have a need for different lead sounds, you're set to go. Otherwise, give me the SF.
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#9
Sf might very well be on its way out.
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#10
Are you selling it cheap? I'm in Cleveland and I'm curious to try one for normal use and one as a buffer at the end of my chain or maybe to boost my wah.
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#11
Hey there now, boyo. I got in first.
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Quote by RJH11
Any point in having two?
More clean gain.

The soul food though isn't a clean boost, so more gain and different tones.
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#15
^ it's pretty much clean with the gain down. word on the net is a klon's diodes don't clip when gain is down low. (though i think the op-amp clips before the diodes do)
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#16
SF sounds pretty clean to me. Still its on its way out due to Holy Fire being completely clean.
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#17
Easy, one for boosting gain and one for boosting volume.


Have one before your OD and one after.
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#18
^ very true I'll mess about tonight but the SF is so bottom heavy its kinda muddy for boosting either way IMO.
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#19
Yeah it won't hurt to try it out but yeah the SF is a bit bottom-y. Though I actually like the color it gives my drive tones for boosting. Reminds me of 80s Schenker


Not the greatest for tight metal style boost though. Had an SD-1 for that but tossed that one out recently
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^ very true I'll mess about tonight but the SF is so bottom heavy its kinda muddy for boosting either way IMO.


Yeah that's why you probably want an overdrive (tubescreamer or sd1-style) for boosting rather than a clean boost. that's pretty much par for the course with them. everyone goes on about "transparent this" and "transparent that" and, while that's good for some things (if you want to change your tone as little as possible), in a lot of situations (boosting for higher gain tones) you actually don't want it to be transparent, you want a bass cut.

or at very least one of the more transparent overdrives which has a bass control. E.g. timmy, xotic RC boost/mooer pure boost, digitech screamin blues etc.

I agree with you, I find the SF too tubby for boosting higher gain tones. I like it as an all-round pretty nice pedal which will do several things (and which has a nice buffer), but I'd never use it as a boost where I needed bass cut.
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#21
Whats wrong with having 2 different boosts?

I have 3 - an EHX east river drive (TS type), a compressor & a TC Spark which all get used as boosts at different times. That's on top of using my amp's drive channel as my main lead solo boost. They all have different sounds which are useful for different songs.
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#22
There's nothing per say wrong with it but I usually playing with a fair amount of gain and the SF is just not versatile enough to cut the bass down giving me a flubby fatty sound when going for a tight percussive tone. The Holy fire on the other hand has a great bass cut and totally transparent clean boost when used as such a lot I believe comes from the 48 volt powering of the pedal. And less clutter on my board is better for my tone and my Ocd not the pedal lol.
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#23
I usually play on single coil guitars, I don't really notice any flubbiness, if there is, its probably why I dig the pedal. 48v sounds pretty crazy. I have a 9-18v od pedal, does more volts equal more gain?


V Hmm...guess I'll stick with the 9v then. Thanks for answering.
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#24
No, it means more headroom. 9V isn't really enough to get op-amps rolling fully. The only reason we use 9V in pedals is the 9v battery. It really isn't enough.
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#25
^+1 the extra voltage allows for a very transparent clean boost and also a very organic and unique overdrive and distortion. Cath if your serious about the Sf let me know I'd swap it for a cheap fuzz at this point.
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#26
Yeah, I would like it. Gotta buy a new speaker for the RM20 more atm but still .... if the price is right.
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#27
If you have a fuzz laying about between 40/50 USD I'd swap you I've had SF for two weeks never gigged still have box receipt for year warranty I sent in and all. I'll ship to you you ship to me.
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#28
I've never actually owned a fuzz - I don't like them.
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#29
Different OD/Eq/chorus/delay any guitar related pedals or humbuckers that would be a fair swap on both ends would suffice.
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#30
Got a tele? I have a pair of quarter pounders for tele that I don't need.


Actually. I also have a Dano Fish n chips and an old MIJ Boss CE2 that I don't use any more
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#31
I'll give you $40 for the SF. I'm in Cali.
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#32
Caths got first dibs sorry guys.
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#33
The CE2's got the 9V mod too btw. I reckon that'd be a fair exchange. You'll be the fourth UG'er to own it I think.
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#34
Sounds good let's move this to PM work out the details.
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#35
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#36
yeah the klon circuit only cuts bass when you start turning up the gain.
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my old ce-2! damn i miss it. would almost consider buying it back off you.
#37
Never had a Ce2 pretty good sounding are they???
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#39
Great I'm stoked
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#40
You're getting a good deal, the CE-2 is the classic Boss chorus.
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