It can be powered by a 9V battery or by an adapter.
Super Overdrive and the Tubescreamer are similar, yet the SD has a bit more gain to offer, making it almost a distortion pedal.
For really heavy sound turn drive all the way up, level at 12 and tone at about 1.
Zakk Wylde and Edge are some of the famous guitar players that use this pedal. Price: ~ 80$ EHX Soul Food is arguably one of the most popular overdrive pedals in the market today.
It is similar to the TS9 in shape and features, but it has a brighter sound and a little more gain.
It also has three controls: Level, Tone, and Drive.
I have an Epi LP Standard and a MIM Standard Strat SSS set up.
Could the stock pups on my guitars be having a significant effect?
Technically, overdrive pedals use "soft clipping" technology, meaning, that only part of your input signal is distorted, while distortion pedals use "hard clipping" technology, which distorts all of your input signal.
I tend to use this one a my main overdrive and the Tubescramer as a clean boost for solos, and I can honestly say that this combination works perfect. If you leave all the control knobs at 12, you get a classic overdrive sound.
For clean boost just turn the drive all the way down or leave it on around 9 if you need a little grit in the sound and turn level all the way up and leave the the tone knob at 12 or move it to about 2 for more higher frequency response.
It can be powered by either a 9V battery or an AC adapter. If you turn Drive all the way down and the volume all the way up, it gives you a great clean boost.
If you turn both Drive and the volume to the middle, you get a good overdriven rhythm sounds.