Soul Preacher Compressor/Sustainer

One of finest compressors ever built for guitar or bass, the Electro-Harmonix Soul Preacher is an effect pedal that offers 3 selectable attacks coupled with silky, long sustains. The switch selectable attacks offer super articulate compression. Let your guitar step forward without squeezing the life out of your tone. Heavenly sustain ...sonic salvation.

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Posted 6/2/2014



Kris Munday sent this stop motion in showing what guitar pedals do while the guitarist is away!


Posted 11/5/2012



EHX EFFECTOLOGY
Guitar effects guru, Bill Ruppert, pushes the envelope (hard) of what is possible to achieve with “just” a guitar and a handful of EHX effects pedals. In this latest edition of Effectology Bill re-creates the synthesizers from the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” Check it out. This really is one of those things you have to see and hear to believe!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 12/12/2011

EHX FLASHBACK

1977. The Eagles tell us about “Life in the Fast Lane.” Stevie Wonder pays homage to Duke Ellington with “Sir Duke” and The Steve Miller Band achieve lift off with “Fly Like An Eagle.” Closer to home EHX is singing the praises of the new Soul Preacher Compressor/Sustainer. Hallelujah!

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Posted 5/13/2011


Check out this easy way to get a spectacular “over the top” overdrive sound.

The Muff Overdrive pedal by itself has a slightly dark, medium distorted sound. Perfect for vintage blues.

Adding a Soul Preacher pedal in front of the Muff Overdrive supercharges the sound, taking the overdrive to the next level.

Here’s why: The output of the Soul Preacher pedal is low impedance. This drives the Muff Overdrive harder while producing a more transparent top end.

Below is a demo video of the sound and settings for both pedals.

A Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai mod delay was used on the entire track


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Posted 7/6/2010

Posted 2/25/2010

Sonic master Bill Ruppert reproduces the legendary Pink Floyd synth textures from “Welcome To The Machine .” Using only his guitar and the perfect blend of EH pedals, Bill re-creates the amazing sound-scapes that made this recording special. Each EH pedal provides its own magic to reveal the complexity and textures of the EMS VC3 synthesizer with stunning accuracy.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 2/8/2010

In Effectology 12, pedal wizard Bill Ruppert reproduces the sounds of the Irish Uilleann pipes with a realistic and haunting backdrop. Ethereal Harmonic Drones, giant “Field Drums” and the elegant strings are crafted with the perfect integration of his guitar combined with quality Electro-Harmonix effects.

The “Spectral gate” on the HOG combined with the Big Muff Pi provides a harmonic filter that focused the beautiful string tone.The Cathedral Stereo Reverb preserves the reality with the perfect spatial ambience.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 12/8/2009

Welcome to the eleventh installment of EHX Effectology. Bill’s shimmering tones and lush string pads aptly demonstrate the powerful potential that all Electro-Harmonix pedals have. From gorgeous, glassy creations to an elegant legato string section, Bill delivers classic sounds that rival some of the finest studio gear. All sounds were created with one talented guitarist and the perfect interaction of Electro-Harmonix pedals.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 11/16/2009

Welcome to the tenth installment of EHX Effectology. In this episode Bill demonstrates a sound that reminds him of the keyboard sound in the Led Zepplein song “No Quarter”.
Second example is more of a traditional Fender Rhodes sound with a solo using the guitar into a Voice Box whistle mode.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 10/28/2009

Ultra creative, Chicago studio musician, Bill Ruppert, releases the Goblins and Witches as he delivers Effectology 9: HALLOWEEN. Terrifying effect pedals. All effects were created using only Electro-Harmonix gear. Bill provides detailed graphics on how each tone was created.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 10/27/2009

Welcome to the sixth installment of EHX Effectology. See how only using EHX pedals you can recreate the wonderful Mellotron tones of Strawberry Fields Forever. Another brilliant “Effectolology” creation by Bill Ruppert.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 10/7/2009

Posted 9/21/2009

Yet another great Effectology episode by the great Bill Ruppert.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Posted 7/14/2009
Welcome to the fourth installment of EHX Effectology. In today's episode Bill Ruppert transforms his electric guitar into a classic Hammond B-3 organ (pedals used: HOG and Soul Preacher). For more episodes from the Effectology series, see the links beneath the video.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

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Quick Specs
True bypass
Sustain control adjusts the amount of sustain.
Volume control sets the output level.
Attack toggle switch provides 3 switch selectable settings of attack: fast, medium, slow
Fast attack: gives an aggressive hit with about a 20mS rise time. fast and musical.
Medium attack presents a slower rise time of about 50ms, smooth and defined
Slow attack brings a musical 100ms rise time for a softer
Tough and compact die-cast chassis
9-volt battery included
Optional US96DC-200BI power supply available
Dimensions in inches: 2.75 (w) x 4.5 (l) x 2.1 (h)
Dimensions in mm: 70 (w) x 115 (l) x 54 (h)
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