EHX - Soul Food  [schematic]

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Post by Motter »

Apparenly this is a Klon clone going on sale for about $60.

http://www.ehx.com/products/soul-food



http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showth ... ?t=1361044

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Post by skywise »

Interesting.

:popcorn:

Let begin the gnashing of boutique teeth. :horsey:

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I can't wait to see them get up in arms over a SMD Klon... oh wait :slap:

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Curious to see if it's a Klon or tweaked/EHX's answer to a Klon

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Post by orogeny »

pics are up in TGP thread

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Post by jreeves47 »

heres the pics from tgp
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Post by drbob1 »

Without the double ganged pot it has to be a tweaked clone, right?

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Post by jalmonsalmon »

Meh
Sure it is cheap however I would rather build my own klone on vero or a kingslayer with all the mods. If I see a used Soul Food for about $45 or less, :idea: then it would be hard to pass up LOL

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Another pic from tgp
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From the ehx website
Tone aficionados kept telling EHX’s Mike Matthews about a pedal that had achieved a lot of buzz because it was only obtainable at an exorbitant price. That pedal was the KLON CENTAUR.
A believer in bringing great tools to starving musicians, Mike tasked his trusty team to create an affordable alternative, and that is how the SOUL FOOD was cooked up.

The SOUL FOOD delivers transparent overdrive with great touch and response. Its circuitry features boosted power rails to provide abundant headroom and increased definition. Best of all, you don’t have to be a rock star to own one!
Doesn't sound like it is an exact copy- more like a work-a-like. I like the way the say they are just trying to help starving musicians. Nothing wrong with making money, but it always bugs me when people pretend its not just business. That said, ehx should get a pass on cloning considering how many people are selling big muff pedals and pcbs.

Andrew.

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jreeves47 wrote:Another pic from tgp
Looks like the gain pot is a dual gang like the original. People keep questioning whether this is a true clone or a soundalike. I think it is a clone, and I have to applaud EHX for showing everyone there's nothing magical about this circuit to warrant the extreme price. If attempt a trace but I can't deal with SMD.

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Post by Govmnt_Lacky »

Whether it is an exact clone or not.....

Cork sniffers will still pay $1500-2000 for the real deal :roll:

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Post by B3ar »

BTW, $45 JHS mod for a $62 pedal: http://www.jhspedals.com/products/mod-s ... eat-3-mod/

Diode switching to include a germanium clipping option and a "bass contour" knob. First is fairly obvious. Is the second a standardish Klone mod?

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Post by atreidesheir »

That gain pot is dual ganged. There seems to be a quality problem with the posts being easy to separate from the pots (from TGP). Still might be a good deal if you need to pimp out the pots.
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Post by Lucifer »

This is one I've just come across.

According to the description, Mike Mathews was constantly asked for a pedal that would sound like the Klon Centaur. So they designed the 'Soul Food' pedal.

Anybody tried one, heard one, got one, dissected one ???
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Post by IvIark »

Someone posted some gut shots on my blog here:

http://guitar-fx-layouts.42897.x6.nabbl ... d7797.html

although they're too low res to really see anything to compare values. The Gain pot is 50K dual though so they're may be other differences.
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Post by nashsnazzy »

I can throw up some high rez photos tomorrow if anyone is still interested. I love the pedal as it seems to blend into your rig rather than add its own personality. I am interested n the JHS mod for the germanium and clipper bypass along with the "meat" knob.

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Post by eddie_bowers »

I probably going to pick one of these up, but what I'm really curious about is this mod:

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Post by nashsnazzy »

So if I wanted to put a germainum diode in the pedal for clipping would I swap out d2 and d3 or d4? Does anyone know how the meat knob on the JHS mod works?

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Post by eddie_bowers »

It would be D2&D3 D4 is for the power (reverse polarity protection)

I haven't seen decent gutshots of the JHS mod except for this
https://s1325.photobucket.com/user/mour ... 6.jpg.html
There isn't much to the clipping mod so the same is probably true for other mod.

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