haven't played with them much yet and can't pick a huuuuuge difference between them, but there is one, and the ability to put them both together creates all the range I need I think. My Soul Food came in this morning. Next I played with the treble. I love it. Runs head and shoulders with the high dollars out there. In all of it, I do not seem to lose the guitar as it doesn't go full nuclear. It does not matter what it is called, what it is used for, what matters is how you use it. I also have both along with a Klone and a Timmy. It's always interesting to me how many people detest Tube Screamers. Sometimes either type may or may not fit what my brain tells me what it wants to hear depending what I’m trying to achieve. Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by superjam144, Jun 27, 2020. You put 3 different overdrives branches: Bluesbreaker, Klon e TS. The Tube Screamer (TS9 or TS808) is an "overdrive" pedal with a lot of mid-range honk whereas the Soul Food (a near clone of a famous but unaffordable Klon pedal) is characterized by a wider-palette "boost" that will also take you into overdrive by cranking up the "drive" control. The Sul Food is a discount Klon copy and good value for money; it will help drive whatever follows -- other pedals, amp -- but is not particularly distinguished when it gets into real dirt. Flipping the SP/HP switch, just gives it this bite to the attack. And I wonder how many of them were just using them wrong. To enter. Among the three branches I prefer TS type. I turn the drive on the SF up to 10 and keep the tone just past 12 o'clock, then use the OCD with drive and tone around 1:30 to fatten it up and go from blues and classic rock to something a little heavier and harder. The TS, on the other hand, is discussed in approx. Then, sometimes good things happen. I run a TS808 or a Wampler Clarksdale into a Wampler Black '65. Very underrated imho. In front of a small tweed tube amp the SF will definitely satisfy your craving for molten midrange leads. I think many would say the Soul Food combined with the TS is a great recipe for a beautiful tone. I generally use the Tube Screamers for smooth lead work. Your Screaming Blues would pair very well with a Bad Monkey or any other TS clone. I have a TS (in fact three: TS808RI, TS808DX and TS9DX) and a Soul Food. Like many pedal hounds, I dig and have many ODs. ). I am not a big fan of the soul food. Works well as advertised. The Sul Food is a discount Klon copy and good value for money; it will help drive whatever follows -- other pedals, amp -- but is … Probably put my digitechs up for sale now. Spark Mini after, for any extra volume push. My Les Paul is the leading online community and marketplace for Les Paul guitar fans. I played with the boost, no gain, neutral treble into an old Dean Markley amp through a H&K 4x10 we use as a test bed. I like the gain of the OCD better. I have a TS808 that I built for myself and a Soul Food. My first issue with any of my Historic Custom Shop LPs. The tube screamer has the mid hump that they are well known for. Different flavors work better than others with different amps and electrics. I may have drunkenly bid on a TS9 on eBay which I'm currently winning but now I don't really think I need. The OCD was my first pedal, and it started gathering dust after I picked up the Soul Food. But things around it too, conditions, gear, proper setup, position in signal chain. Next was gain at different settings. Soul Food can also give a MUCH louder volume boost than a tube screamer, and can. Results vary depending on the amps I’m using. Either is fantastic in front of just about anything, but in general terms, I'd prefer the TS in front of a Fender or Marshall and the Soul Food in front of something like a Mesa or Vox. But my personal feelings aside, it is a tool. They are very different pedals. I get why some people love it, but it isn't for me. I know it's not very popular, but the most versatile OD (except boutique ones) i've played is actually the mojomojo by TC. Works for me. TDPRI, short for Telecaster Discussion Page Reissue, is the leading online community and marketplace for Telecaster guitars. 1,567,998 different places on the web, with the punchline being that it is a classic mids-heavy non-metal, smooth OD. You must log in or register to reply here. I am really growing more and more fond of the Soul Food. It has a very distinct "nasal" sound. Soul food vs. Blues Driver vs. Tube Screamer Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by superjam144, Jun 27, 2020. It's not mean to be. I tend to be a TS gain cranker and a Soul Food Booster (generally but not always). The TS9 and TS-808 will always be very good choices for ODs as well. Results vary depending on the amps I’m using. Great. Simple answer is the Soul Food is a little more transparent and the TS is a little more of a mid-boost, bass cut type pedal. I've noticed that to. It can really nad kick the preamp. The Klone and Timmy are both higher end ODs. JavaScript is disabled. The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. Yea, mainly I like the added treble it adds. It's an extremely versatile pedal. The tube screamer has the mid hump that they are well known for. Cleans up, exceptionally well. Best OD Pedal. I'd avoided stacking the two because it fed back like crazy, but I just took the time today to get a usable tone with both on. For some reason I do tend to use the Tube Screamers (especially the TS808DX, a very nice sounding pedal) more than the Soul Food because there is something I like about the tone I can’t describe but both types are very useful. Generally I use the Soul Food for low to mid OD for clear, articulate notes that blossom and start distorting when hit hard. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! TC Electronic Mojo Mojo annihilates all three. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The box is pretty darn transparent. I ran my Hamer Monaco through it. What do you want? The components are all wrong and it also does not feel right to me.

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