Overview

The Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food puts a low-end spin on the widely popular Soul Food overdrive pedal. Based on famous Klon Centaur circuit, the Bass Soul Food focuses its drive and gain stage enhancement on the low-end, offering detailed definition and character for bass players as well as guitarists looking for a little more depth in their tones.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Bass Soul Food Transparent Overdrive
Finish
  • Black
Year
  • 2010s
Categories

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Reviews for the Electro-Harmonix Bass Soul Food
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  • Not sure how I felt about this.

    I'm a big fan of the Soul Food, so I figured the bass version would not disappoint. Meh. While the overdrive tones are more subtle than other bass ODs (which is what I was after) the low end got lost even when the blend was minimal. I'm sure the tone is great for some applications, just not for me.

  • Unique Style Drive

    Verified Purchase

    Had I known how this pedal would have functioned in my rig, I probably would not have bought it, however, now that I have it, I do enjoy using it in unique ways. I've learned to not think of this pedal as a "bass overdrive" pedal, but rather as a "mid frequency boast+little bit of grit pedal". It …

  • Under Drive

    Verified Purchase

    For me it's great. I have the gain up all the way and adjust with the blend how much grit I want. I generally don't want much OD just enough to help me cut through the mix and get some texture so it's perfect for me.

  • Simple, intuitive - works for me

    Verified Purchase

    As others have said, it is a very light OD. Nothing crazy but it does just what I want it to do. Gives my bass tone a little pop and a little grit. I keep the treble at noon, adjusting the EQ on my bass and amp, blend in a fair amount of clean signal, have the drive somewhere between 2 and 3 o'cl…

  • Should have been called "Blender Food"

    Verified Purchase

    Its a Klone. Which is great. Klons are great. Everything is great... no it's not. This pedal could have been a marvel but I truly feel it was just an engineering fail. The Klon was meant for guitar. You can add a blend knob all day long but unless you tweak the EQ of the pedal and alter the distorti…