Electro-Harmonix Soul Food review

Affordable Klon clone

  • £49
  • €65
  • $89
You'd spend the best part £400 on an original Klon, so the Soul Food represents decent value, comparatively

MusicRadar Verdict

A new pedal that offers a more affordable option to an established favourite… and does it in style.


  • +

    Touch sensitive transparent overdrive/boost tone.


  • -

    Not much.

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Electro-Harmonix has been introducing so many pedals lately that it's increasingly difficult for us to keep up. Here's one of the latest - the Soul Food is EHX's take on the transparent overdrive of the Klon Centaur.


"The Soul Food is an excellent complement to a valve amp"

The Soul Food is an excellent complement to a valve amp. The Klon is beyond the means of most of us, but if you're looking for that type of touch sensitive, transparent overdrive and boost that keeps your core sound intact, the Soul Food delivers it.

A fine pedal, the Soul Food is an affordable alternative to a pedal that is way out of the reach of most players.

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.