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    Mad-Max
    Ultimate Tone Member

  • Mad-Max
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    I tried one out today, and I liked it quite a bit. Really fat sounding OD with some bite to it. It made the JVM I was playing through sound metric tons better.

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  • jimijames
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by trevorus View Post
    Different clipping, softer, rounder. I haven't had the chance to play it with any real volume, so I'll give a little more in depth review after practice tonight.
    Did I miss the post-practice review? Is it in another thread?

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  • Scott_F
    Flushologist

  • Scott_F
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    Damn. Got mine today. Not sure I like it. Going to have to plug it into some more amps, but it sure seems to loose a lot of bottom end.

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  • Hank-
    Super Toneologist

  • Hank-
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by jimijames View Post
    Yeah, I'm planning on using them in a bluesbreaker circuit, which has them in series, with the other side being a 1S1588 silicone diode (I think it's like .65v?)

    And, stuffed into the same box, an ep booster.

    Here's the layouts I'm planning on using:

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    My only concern is that the ep booster won't sound like the real deal, but IDK if I want to spend the $$$ on the real deal right now.
    Isn't the Xotic BB Preamp pedal a Marshall Bluesbreaker in a box thing? If it is then you are about to put them both together in one box! That would great

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  • Scott_F
    Flushologist

  • Scott_F
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Mine is finally being shipped. I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • jimijames
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • jimijames
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by trevorus View Post
    That means it'll clip sooner, which can be desirable. Then you can also wire a couple in series to up the clipping voltage threshold
    Yeah, I'm planning on using them in a bluesbreaker circuit, which has them in series, with the other side being a 1S1588 silicone diode (I think it's like .65v?)

    And, stuffed into the same box, an ep booster.

    Here's the layouts I'm planning on using:

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    My only concern is that the ep booster won't sound like the real deal, but IDK if I want to spend the $$$ on the real deal right now.

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  • trevorus
    Modsterbator

  • trevorus
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by jimijames View Post
    Do you have any experience with the OA1160? I've heard that it's up there with the OA126, except with a lower forward voltage. This guy seems to like them. I'm just curious about how they compare.
    That means it'll clip sooner, which can be desirable. Then you can also wire a couple in series to up the clipping voltage threshold

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  • jimijames
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • jimijames
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by trevorus View Post
    Different clipping, softer, rounder. I haven't had the chance to play it with any real volume, so I'll give a little more in depth review after practice tonight.
    Do you have any experience with the OA1160? I've heard that it's up there with the OA126, except with a lower forward voltage. This guy seems to like them. I'm just curious about how they compare.

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  • trevorus
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  • trevorus
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by Chris of Arabia View Post
    I'm curious - what changes?
    Different clipping, softer, rounder. I haven't had the chance to play it with any real volume, so I'll give a little more in depth review after practice tonight.

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  • Chris of Arabia
    Desert RATT

  • Chris of Arabia
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by trevorus View Post
    Look what I did! A friend found some OA126 Telefunken diodes, which are apparently the type used in the Klon. It sounds great in the Soul Food.
    I'm curious - what changes?

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  • trevorus
    Modsterbator

  • trevorus
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Look what I did! A friend found some OA126 Telefunken diodes, which are apparently the type used in the Klon. It sounds great in the Soul Food.

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  • Wattage
    High Voltologist

  • Wattage
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Still on my board, it works well with other pedals which is nice. Thins the sound out a little bit but makes it cut more so I guess that balances out.

    It's not bad, obviously not high gain, the Pigtronix Class A Boost and this are still both on the board one will stay most likely.

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  • gvis
    Toneologist

  • gvis
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by VanDerchuck View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't like the Soul Food?
    No. Returned mine to GC the day I received it in the mail. Least favorite OD of any type I'd ever tried, even behind a DS1; just my opinion of course. Made me appreciate a good TS type pedal with the gain way low. Maybe I'm realizing that's more my sound for low OD; tighter with some compression. Still possibly considering other more open sounding low gain ODs though; route 66 seems promising, but I decided not to explore the wampler offerings. No hurry since I'm now pretty happy with the options I've got.

    Instead I gave a muff tone wicker a try that day and decided I needed that type of tone as an option.

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  • That90'sGuy
    DyzaBoyzologist

  • That90'sGuy
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Originally posted by VanDerchuck View Post
    Am I the only one who doesn't like the Soul Food? I've tried two of them so far and they both sound terrible to me. I don't mean to offend anyone. But the gain isn't usable from about twelve o'clock on. And up to twelve it didn't do anything to shape the sound. I tried it through a cranked Princeton, a Twin, an Orange OR15, a newer Blues Deville, and a Marshall plexi type. I'm not impressed with the sound.
    Truth be told, I wasn't a big fan of the Mojopedals K2 which is supposed to be a boutique style Klone. After all the hype of the Klon, I thought it was going to be my be-all, end-all boost.

    It sounded anemic through my Fenders with single coils at lower settings and I found myself having to push the gain up to around 1 o'clock or higher to get some decent drive out of it. At that point, the midrange takes on a really thick, compressed character, low end becomes really fat and muddy and the highs stay pretty clean making for a weird mix that doesn't sit right with my rig. I had a bass boost/cut feature that offset the muddiness a hair, but it was still too unbalanced for my taste. It did not stack well with my Fairfield Barbershop pedal (which is a light fuzz) as it had a strong character that really should be on by itself (at least with my rig).

    I see the appeal for some rigs, however. A few months back when I had an ES-335, my friend came over and I recorded him. He used the pedal through my Vibrolux, cranked the gain and had a pretty darn good rhythm overdrive sound. Oddly enough, I find it's a better rhythm pedal than a lead pedal considering it's touted as a holy grail boost pedal. I don't get it.
    That90'sGuy
    DyzaBoyzologist
    Last edited by That90'sGuy; 04-05-2014, 06:58 PM.

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  • VanDerchuck
    Ultimate Tone Member

  • VanDerchuck
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    Re: I posted about the EH SOUL FOOD Klon clone a few days and no one seemed intereste

    Am I the only one who doesn't like the Soul Food? I've tried two of them so far and they both sound terrible to me. I don't mean to offend anyone. But the gain isn't usable from about twelve o'clock on. And up to twelve it didn't do anything to shape the sound. I tried it through a cranked Princeton, a Twin, an Orange OR15, a newer Blues Deville, and a Marshall plexi type. I'm not impressed with the sound.

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