ElectroHarmonix 690/SOULFOOD Soul Food Drive Pedal
Derringers Music is pleased to present for sale the Electro-Harmonix 690/SOULFOOD Soul Food Drive Pedal which is part of the Electro-Harmonix family of electronic solutions for musicians. The Electro-Harmonix brand is synonymous with precision, quality and innovation. Derringers Music is proud to be an Authorised Australian Dealer of the Electro-Harmonix range of effect pedals and accessories. Tone aficionados kept telling EHX’s Mike Matthews about a pedal that had achieved a lot of buzz because it was only obtainable at an exorbitant price. That pedal was the KLON CENTAUR. A believer in bringing great tools to starving musicians, Mike tasked his trusty team to create an affordable alternative, and that is how the SOUL FOOD was cooked up. The SOUL FOOD delivers transparent overdrive with great touch and response. Its circuitry features boosted power rails to provide abundant headroom and increased definition. Best of all, you don’t have to be a rock star to own one!
- Transparent overdrive
- Boosted power rails for extended headroom and definition
- Super responsive
- Compact, rugged design
- Selectable true bypass or buffered bypass modes
- 9.6DC-200 power supply included. Also runs on 9 Volt battery
- Dimensions in inches: 2.75 (w) x 4.5 (l) x 2.1 (h)
- Dimensions in mm: 70 (w) x 115 (l) x 54 (h)
The Soul Food delivers a wide range of sounds from sweet clean boosts, for added volume, to just a touch of dirt, for livening up your sound, to full-on overdrive. Soul Food has plenty of volume on tap to push your amplifier into saturation, delivering distortion that is actually created by your amp! Whatever your style or rig, the Soul Food gives your tone a lift in all the right places without compromising it.
WARNING: Your Soul Food comes equipped with an Electro-Harmonix 9.6DC-200BI power supply (same as used by Boss® & Ibanez®: 9.6 Volts DC 200mA). The Soul Food requires 22mA at 9VDC with a center negative plug. Using the wrong adapter may damage your unit and void the warranty. The Soul Food also accepts 9V batteries, we recommend alkaline.
- CONTROLS -
DRIVE Knob – Controls the amount of input gain. As you turn DRIVE clockwise, the overdrive ranges from clean boost, in the fully counter-clockwise position, to classic distortion, in the fully clockwise setting. There are many great sounds found within the full range of the DRIVE knob, we recommend experimenting with different positions in both halves of the DRIVE knob to find just the right amount of grit for your needs. In addition, turning DRIVE clockwise will bring out more mids in your tone.
TREBLE Knob – Acts as a tone control. When set to 12 o’clock (50%), the tone is neutral. As you turn TREBLE clockwise from the 12 o’clock setting, the treble gain increases making your overall sound brighter. As you turn TREBLE counter-clockwise from the 12 o’clock setting, the high end is reduced giving you a bassier sound.
VOL Knob – Sets the output level of the Soul Food. As VOL is turned clockwise, the output volume increases.
FOOTSWITCH and LED – The Footswitch selects whether the Soul Food is engaged or in bypass mode. When the effect is engaged, the LED is lit. An internal Bypass Mode switch is included to select between True Bypass and Buffered Bypass. See below for more information on the internal switch.
INPUT Jack – This ¼” jack is the audio input for the Soul Food. The input impedance is 1MOhm.
AMP Jack – This ¼” jack is the audio output from the Soul Food. The output impedance ranges from 650Ohm to 3.3kOhm.
Internal Bypass Mode Switch – If you remove the Soul Food’s bottom cover, you will see the bat of a small switch sticking out of the board that holds the footswitch, it is located in the bottom right area of the pedal, below the AMP jack. The right side of the footswitch board has the following text:
When the switch is set to True, its upper position, bypass will be True Bypass. When the switch is set to Buffer, its lower position, bypass will be Buffered Bypass. The switch is normally set to “True” in the factory.
In True Bypass mode, when the Soul Food is set to bypass, the INPUT jack is connected directly to the AMP jack and nothing else. In Buffered Bypass mode, the bypass signal passes through a high quality buffer circuit before it is output from the AMP jack. The buffer circuit requires power to hear your instrument in bypass mode.
9V Power Jack – Although the Soul Food accepts 9V Batteries, EHX supplies your Soul Food with an Electro-Harmonix 9.6DC-200BI power supply. Plug the output of the supplied AC adapter into the 9V power jack located at the top of the Soul Food. The Soul Food draws 22mA at 9VDC with a center negative plug. The Soul Food accepts Boss® and Ibanez® style AC Adapters.
- REMOVING BOTTOM COVER / CHANGING THE BATTERY -
To flip the internal Bypass Mode switch or change your 9-volt battery, you must remove the 4 screws on the bottom of the Soul Food. Once the screws are removed, you can take off the bottom plate and change the battery or adjust the switch. Please do not touch the circuit board while the bottom plate is off or you risk damaging a component.
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