First off.. I wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone! Thanks for making 2013 a great year here at EffectsBay. The readership has really grown and the community that supports the site.. is awesome. So thank you for everything!!!!!
So there has been a ton of talk about the EHX Soul Food right now. Basically, they’re replicating the Klon KTR/Centaur circuit. The KTR offers an optional buffer or true bypass option, and so does the Soul Food. The biggest difference – price. You can find Klon Centaurs reaching prices in the $1500 range. You can find Klon clones hitting the $200+ range as well, and EHX is available for only $62.81 on Amazon right now. So when you compare the original with the Soul Food, is there a $1400+ difference in tone? The Klon has really become a status symbol to some. The discussions bashing clones in comparisons get quite heated, since obviously, it de-values their purchase if they sound too similar.
Yesterday, when I posted about the Soul Food, there were a few people telling me about a comparison video by Analog Mike at Analogman doing comparison between these two pedals. Here you go:
To me, there are some subtle differences, but overall.. damn, they’re pretty close. And, again, for that price – why would you not buy it to try it out? If you’re looking for a great overdrive, EHX may have knocked it out of the park on this one – tone and price.
Like I mentioned above, Amazon currently has the Electro-Harmonix Soul Food available for only $62.81! Let me know what you think about the Klon, Soul Food, pricing, tone, etc by commenting below!