The EHX Soul Food is a clone of the Famous Klon Centaur. And it has become wildly popular. Many of the complaints about this pedal is that it lacks mids and girth compared to the original Klon. It also uses 1N914 Diodes instead of the 1N34As that were used in the original circuit. I have added them with this mod and I have also added a Pot so you can dial in the amount of girth desired.
But while doing the mod I discovered by adding a 2N3440 and 1N914 to the circuit the Gain takes on this wonderful blooming smooth Harmonically Rich Gain that turned the pedal into a beast! Honestly with this Mod I feel the Soul Food is better than the original. Do yourself a favor and buy a Soul Food and do this mod. You can thank me later. Take a listen to the mp3 below. Monte Allums
MP3_Son of Klon — Recorded with a Strat into a Son of Klon modded Soul Food pedal into a 1975 Super Reverb. A touch of Reverb and delay were added in Studio One. I used a variety of modes and settings throughout the mp3.