I got a bass soul food in a trade a while back and I remember trying it and really liking it but I had a Sansamp so put it aside for a while. Then, for a song I needed a high gain overdrive sound and couldn't get that kind if sound with the sansamp. So, I tried the bass soul food without it and my goodness. I'm in love with the tone. When I put the drive, blend, and treble almost to max it has a great overdrive sound that doesn't take away from the note. I played with it more and it also has a great tube amp sound. Dare I say it, I have replaced the sansamp with it. The best thing is that I traded for it ($50). I looked all over this forum and there no love for it. I watched some reviews with it being tested with other much more expensive pedals and it holds it own. Just curious what other people experiences were. And if you are looking for a cheap overdrive, I recommended this!!