After doing open Mic gigs I decided I needed a bit more control over my sound, my first choice was the Soulmate Multi function pedal from T-Rex.
Its a chunky pedal that feels solid, my only initial gripe is the power supply has a feeble cable so I suspect eventually it may fail, I should put the whole thing in a small case for more protection.
We have a usual array of connections, at the input stage there's a gain reduction switch, a phase switch, and gain control knob, this pushes in to stop accidental changes, a nice touch.
Then we have the control section , this consist of a Tuner / pitch button which changes how the tuner functions, we have a volume expression jack for a remote volume pedal, then knobs for the boost switch gain level, and also the output level, again both push in out of sight, lastly the shimmer jack, this enables a control pedal to adjust the shimmer level, which is like a weird feedback which essentially makes a note or chord sound like a synth / organ.
Lastly the outputs, we have a choice jacks or XLR for L/R, and also a ground lift button.
On the front, we have controls for the Compressor, with level and depth controls, Modulation with Depth and rate controls, Delay with Mix, Feedback and time controls, Reverb with Mix, decay and shimmer controls, EQ with 3 bands going from 50Hz up to 12KHz, each control knob is a double stack control so you can set a frequency then adjust the gain of it up/down to suit, a nice function.
Another nice touch is a Feedback Killer switch, you just let your guitar start feeding back and flip the switch, this will automatically kill that frequency, this has come in very handy!
Next we have the tuner foot-switch and display, and an added basic looper function with a tap tempo switch, which works ok.
Each of the above have a separate foot-switch with illuminated label, though I found if its pretty dark you just see a light and cant read the name, but I guess that just getting familiar with the product.
Overall I like this pedal, I've used it a few times and it's worked well, the main things for me being the separate delay and reverb options, and the boost function.
It's not cheap at around £349 UK, with few currently on the used market, so, I suppose at least they hold their price well.
Best bit – Boost function
Worse bit – Feeble power supply cable.
Soulmate multi fx pedals from T-Rex, find out more, here
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