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Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal

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The Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal provides natural overdrive and clean boost for the tone conscious player to enhance the original sound of ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Make your bass warmer, grittier, fuzzier or whatever tone you're looking for without losing your original tone.

The Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal provides natural overdrive and clean boost for the tone conscious player to enhance the original sound of an instrument and amp while retaining their essential character.

Its gain stage, treble control and signal path are optimized for bass guitar and guitarists wanting extended low frequency response. An adjustable clean blend assures an articulate, full tone while boosted power rails deliver extended headroom.

EHX Founder and President, Mike Matthews, stated: "Our Soul Food put ˜Klon-like' transparent overdrive into the hands of players at an unprecedented price point. Now we want to bring that to bass guitarists and guitar players who want more low-end definition. The Bass Soul Food delivers a wide range of overdrive and clean boost sounds, and has plenty of volume to assert your place in the mix. It will give your tone a lift in all the right places!"

Selectable true or buffered bypass modes and a switchable -10dB pad for active instruments complete the package. Bass Soul Food runs on a 9V battery and ships with a EHX9.6DC-200 power supply.

FEATURES
Natural overdrive/clean boost sounds great on bass and guitar
Adjustable clean blend for articulate, full tone
Boosted power rails for extra definition and headroom
Selectable true or buffered bypass
Switchable -10dB pad
Ships with an EHX9.6DC-200 power supply
Dimensions (WxLxH): 2.75" x 4.5" x 2.1", 70 mm x 115 mm x 54 mm

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Electro-HarmonixBass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal
 
3.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Soulful Tones Now for Bass

Superb USA-made overdrive at an unbeatable price. Very versatile! Anything from clean boost to biting overdrive at your fingertips. The optional buffered bypass toggle inside was a nice touch. The included power supply...Read complete review

Superb USA-made overdrive at an unbeatable price. Very versatile! Anything from clean boost to biting overdrive at your fingertips. The optional buffered bypass toggle inside was a nice touch. The included power supply was a nice step up from some other competetors, too. If you've been searching a while for that perfect drive that doesn't completely alter the integrity of your bass tone but still gives enough dirt, your search may be over!

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pointless effect with an embarrassing name

I couldn't get a sound I liked out of it. adds zero sustain and scratchy upper mids at all settings. I don't know how they made this pedal sound decent in the demo! ...Read complete review

I couldn't get a sound I liked out of it. adds zero sustain and scratchy upper mids at all settings. I don't know how they made this pedal sound decent in the demo! I like the bass big muffin, this is not a mellower or more transparent version of that sound

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Soulful Tones Now for Bass

By Bassique1217

from Warren, OH

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    Superb USA-made overdrive at an unbeatable price. Very versatile! Anything from clean boost to biting overdrive at your fingertips. The optional buffered bypass toggle inside was a nice touch. The included power supply was a nice step up from some other competetors, too. If you've been searching a while for that perfect drive that doesn't completely alter the integrity of your bass tone but still gives enough dirt, your search may be over!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The overdrive I've been searching for!

    By Bass Playin' Trucker

    from Hampton, GA

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Priced Well
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

      I switched from the Pigtronix Fat Bass Drive to the Bass Soul Food. The review above me has said a good amount about this pedal, so I won't repeat what they said. This has just the right sound I've been wanting. Even blended all the way in, and the drive all the way over, it's not too distorted for me. It'll do a clean boost just fine as well. Really pleased that there's still good low end. Doesn't kill my tone. I mainly use it on my USA G&L SB-2 with flatwounds. I was considering the MXR Bass Overdrive but it was more expensive & I didn't like the sound of it as much. The video from EHX doesn't do this pedal justice, in my opinion. There's a couple more videos out there on YouTube that represent it a little better. This is my first EHX pedal & so far I am happy with it. Built in the USA & build quality seems good & tough. Get growling with the Bass Soul Food!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      pointless effect with an embarrassing name

      By jp

      from cols. oh

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      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Limited Selection Of Effects
      • Not Responsive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

        I couldn't get a sound I liked out of it. adds zero sustain and scratchy upper mids at all settings. I don't know how they made this pedal sound decent in the demo! I like the bass big muffin, this is not a mellower or more transparent version of that sound

         
        5.0

        Soul Food = Grits & Gravy

        By Low Note

        from Planet Earth

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        • Versatile

        Cons

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          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

          I like the boost factor as much as the effect

          Service and delivery comments:

          Good

           
          5.0

          My favorite pedal

          By JPJ

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

            Definetly my most used pedal expect my compressor that I have in all the time. It adds a great amount of grit and tone. I even use it as a clean boost to get a Geddy like bass tone. I don't think I'll be replacing it soon, though I would love to try the bass tube screamer.

             
            5.0

            The best bass overdrive pedal I have ever owned.

            By Stu

            from Irmo, SC

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

              Simply put, the Bass Soul Food is everything I want in an bass Overdrive pedal. It gives everything from a clean boost to a gritty overdriven sound that isn't overly fuzzy. The blend knob is perfect for dialing in some dirty highs and mids, while keeping your low end present. It stacks very well with other drive pedals if you are looking to get a really distorted sound, and is extremely low noise, even with the drive and blend maxed out. If you are looking for a pedal to give you enough presence to cut through the mix, but retain your low end, this is what you need.

               
              5.0

              Simply a great pedal

              By TBone

              from Lake Norman, NC

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

                I simply love this pedal. I run it after my Compressore and before my VT Bass. Adds punch and a little growl without distorting the tone. Fender Am Sp Jazz w/ flatwounds into either a small 12" MarkBass for small stuff or into a MarkBass 800 and Eden 4X10 for the larger stuff.

                 
                5.0

                EHX Soul Food for Bass

                By Shane

                from Parts Unknown

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                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

                This pedal is fantastic. I've been slowly trying to put together a rig with the best, most transparent sound I can. I run this through a Hartke LH1000 with a GK NEO410 & NEO115. It works great as a boost, an OD, or as a mild distortion. The sound of the pedal is very transparent, and the blend knob is great. Keeps the low end intact very well, and seems to have a range of tones. My only complain is that it'll drain a battery in a hurry, but luckily it comes with the 9V adapter. Great pedal for bass, and guitar too, at an awesome price!

                (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not my cup of sound

                By Daniel

                from undisclosed

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                Comments about Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

                Just getting into using pedals with my bass. Tried this and it doesn't work for me. But there is no accounting for taste. Your mileage may vary.

                (0 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Overdrive overload

                By Daniel

                from undisclosed

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                Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

                Haven't played with it much yet but so far doesn't do much for me. Then again playing soul, funk, blues, reggae and ska, the overdrive really doesn't fit on my bass sound.

                 
                4.0

                Very Nice

                By Thunderous Music

                from Delmar, NY

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food Overdrive Effects Pedal:

                  So far I have used this pedal about a half dozen times. It's not as smooth as my B3K, but I knew that gong in. It does what it does well and for half of the B3K's cost. I needed an OD pedal for another band and this one works quite well. BONUS was the power supply in case I just want to use it and not take the entiore pedal board

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