Let’s start off with a couple of ideas that most electric guitars players will dig. High quality overdrive. American made. True bypass. Normally these three features are going to put your pedal into the $150+ category, but the recently arrived line of Electro Harmonix pedals does all three points well and many of them are priced well under $100, and most are even under $70 brand new! These pedals are manufactured in New York City using quality components and have a compact, pedal board friendly size. They are familiar in touch, response, and tone, but also offer a different take on some classic sounds most electric guitar players will appreciate.
The most familiar of which will likely be the East River Drive. This overdrive offers a wide range of tones and gain to saturate your distortion channel or clean boost your clean channel. This stacks well with a lot of other “tube screamer” type sounds and even has a funky green LED to show you when its on. The distinctive tone quality comes from the JRC4558 IC chip, which is most notable from its appearance in the the classic TS-808 overdrive pedals from Ibanez. You can have access to that technology without spending the money associated with an early TS-808.
East River Drive: $64.99
When it comes to finding that sweet, musical clean boost so many guitar players are after, some are willing to spend hundreds to make that sound come to life. The Electro Harmonix Soul Food is inspired by these organic, uncompressed boost pedals but comes in at a shockingly low price. Put to the test against pedals that cost almost 10 times its humble price tag, the Soul Food stands proudly and with the flexibility of having a selectable True Bypass or Buffered Bypass for those using Wah Wah pedals and fuzz pedal in their signal path. The Soul Will give you transparent boost or offer a different flavor of overdrive when used with higher drive settings. The pedal even includes a 9 volt power adapter.
Soul Food $69.99
Other great high value offerings in-stock now are the Nano Big Muff Pi, The B9 Organ Machine, The Holy Grail Max, Small Stone Nano, and much more. Check them out at Ear Craft Music soon!