Check out the video to see the virtuoso in action and see why Mr Howe is so into the Soul Five Overdrive.
A very unique feature of the Illuminated Series are the Illuminated controls. This allows for the pedal and controls to be seen more easily on a dark stage. The foot-switch is set to be dimmed when the pedal is in the off position but can be further dimmed, brightened or even turned off by a control knob located inside the pedal.
The bottom of the Illuminated Series pedals have a non slip rubber padding that is engraved with the EX-GEAR motto, "Make Some Noise!!". Just a little reminder to people to not be silent and let your voice be heard. No matter if the guitar is your voice or whatever you do, remember to "Make Some Noise!!". Be heard. Be seen. Be present.
Another feature unique to the illuminated series of pedals are they have a magnetic bottom. The pedals can stick to any metal surface including a music stand, metal pedal board, or even the refrigerator. This feature has come in handy on many occasions.
Soul Five's Gain Knob at low settings adds warm attack and at it's maximum can add some biting overdrive. With the knob cap accessory you can change the gain setting with your foot allowing for hands free adjustment.
The Soul Five Treble knob is set with a precise Q frequency to dial in just the right amount of high-end frequency that will gives unique control over your guitar tone.
The Soul Five Boost Toggle Switch gives a 3 way boost option. Each option changes the sound and punch slightly. Adding to the tone and vibe.
The "Meat" Knob's name has been passed down from the old days of the Bradshaw modified amps, where the "meat" knob was added to provide fine adjustments to low frequency creating a fuller, meatier tone.
The Soul Five Volume Knob can add or cut the overall signal. The pedal can be used as a boost for lead breaks or pushing the amp a little harder.
The footswitch is illuminated with a ring of light. This can be adjusted inside the pedal to be brighter or even turned off. The pedals lights are a great help to guitarist for locating their effects pedals a dark stage.
The Soul Five Overdrive uses very durable input and output jacks and custom heavy duty threaded nuts for each jack that are sturdy and reliable.
Each Illuminated Series pedal is built with True Bypass. This ensures that no signal and tone quality is lost when it passes through the pedal. A must have for serious players.
"I really like this pedal, it's something I have been into lately"
"Yeah!, oh yeah, it's got a little appetite there don't it!"