EHX Bass Soul Food

Electro-Harmonix follows up on their overdrive pedal with a low frequency friendly version, the Bass Soul Food.

EHX Bass Soul Food

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This is the company's second mass production take on the popular boutique "Klon Centaur" pedal, tweaked to better handle the sound of electric bass.

Because of its small production and because of artists that use them, the Klon Centaur continues to be among the most sought after pedal in the market. It continues to be a rare gem, and if you happen to chance on one that is on sale, you can expect it to carry an exorbitant price tag.

This high demand has prompted pedal manufacturers and builders to build their own "versions" of the effect, and EHX's recent Soul Food release is just one of the many. Not content with just having a guitar friendly version, the company decided to make one for bassists to enjoy, resulting in the new Bass Soul Food.

EHX Founder and President, Mike Matthews said, “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 punch. 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!

Bass Soul Food is described as being a natural overdrive and clean boost effect that is ideal for sound enhancement. Like the popular expensive boutique pedal, it is designed to be as transparent as possible, retaining the voice of your instrument and the dynamics of your playing while adding an overdrive effect. And it does all this while retaining a compact regular size format

EHX tweaked the gain stage, treble control and signal path, optimizing it for bass guitar, it can also be applicable for guitarists who demand more low-end definition. It comes with an adjustable clean signal blend that helps retain articulation and it has boosted power rails for extended headroom.

Finally, the pedal features a selectable buffered or true bypass mode, along with a switchable -10dB pad for active bass pickups. It is bundled with an EHX branded power adapter and runs on a 9V battery should you prefer that.

The new EHX Bass Soul Food is currently retailing for just under $118. Visit Electro-Harmonix for more information.

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