Any Wampler Euphoria fans out there?

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  1. DSL74

    DSL74 Member

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    Had pretty much forgot about this pedal, but listened to some demos and it sounds very good and versatile. Any Wampler Euphoria owners out there who can chime in on they use theirs'? Interested in how well (what mode works best) it stacks with fuzz pedals too.
     
  2. heyrobscott

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    Terrific pedal, a lot of tonal options. It's best to start with the bass all the way down vs the normal noon, and turn it up from there. I believe it is pre-clipping, so it adds a lot of low end and fuzz as you turn it up, which can be great, but will have you scratching your head if you just set it to noon at first.

    Smooth is more of a Dumble like gain, Open is more transparent and slightly less distortion (but much more volume on tap). Crunch has the most distortion (and less overall volume, ironically), and is not my (or Brian's) favorite mode on the pedal, but it does have some really great crunchy higher gain sounds, like a more controlled big Muff.

    I can't speak to use with a fuzz pedal, but it stacks extremely well with my Klon KTR before it and Keeley TS808 after. I prefer to use it as a low gain rhythm pedal and stomp the Klon (gain near noon, not clean boost) before it for lead. Or if I'm playing clean and want a kick for solo, it's perfect.
     
  3. Matt L

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    I just got one, had it on my board tonight. I had it on the Smooth setting and used it for some lead lines mostly. I still need to play around with it, but I'm digging it. Seems to have several ways of using it.
     
  4. JBassTeleGit

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    I use it mostly set for low/medium gain rhythm with the guitars volume knob on 7-ish and full up for low key solo/leads. It stacks great and I've put various drives/boosts into it (a Hotcake, a clean boost, BJFe PPF clone, SFT clone) and they have worked great.
    The PPF and Hotcake sounds awesome into the Euphoria.
     
  5. BoTheMu

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    Seriously considering getting a second.

    For a fender into fender set up I keep switching from smooth (with lots of creamy bass) to an open light dirty boost which I prefer over a timmy in this set up.

    That's just scraping the surface tho. Seriously versatile.
     
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    I've had the Ecstasy (same thing) for a few years and use it mostly for moderate gain and stacking, as it stacks well with just about anything. I've been using it with the KOT I just got and I like it even better than a Timmy+KOT, which are great together. 90% of the time I prefer the Ecstasy on the "open" setting.
     
  7. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

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    The Euphoria is one of the most useful pedals I've ever run across. I can't see it ever leaving my board.
     
  8. Memphistokid

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    Love my Euphoria pedal and it pairs well with my fuzz pedal. I say "pair" and not "stacked" because I run them on different channels on my amp kick both on simultaneously for a huge sound! The Euphoria brings the note definition that the fuzz will lack at times....
     
  9. Webfoot

    Webfoot Supporting Member

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    Is this pedal mode for classic hard rock or fusion or anything?
     
  10. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes.
     
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    A very versatile pedal. Sometimes I use it as an almost completely clean boost in the Open setting with the gain way down around 8 o'clock. It does a Dumble thing pretty well in the Smooth position and the crunch is for making noise.

    Between it and a 2 channel Barber Tone Pump, I have all of the bases covered that I want to have covered.
     
  12. wiltel24

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    Can the 'open' setting get one into a bit of Marshall amp style lower to mid-gain? Thinking Hendrix tones.
     
  13. Patient of Dr. Z

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    I concur with this. I use the Smooth/Open settings maybe 60/40% of the time, and I never use the Crunch setting. I watched a video of Mr. Wampler himself demoing the pedal some time after I bought it and I noticed he never used the Crunch setting. I left a comment about that and he said it was his least favorite setting, too.

    The Smooth setting has a real creamy overdrive - a bit compressed but just a nice sweet tone. Open is the most transparent setting. At lower gain levels it adds just the right amount of bite and sparkle. With my setup I find if I get the gain past noon in Open it gets just a little fizzy.

    I agree with what others have said about starting with the Bass set low, especially if you have the Gain turned up.

    Overall, this is a great pedal. I periodically bring in new drive pedals and even the keepers highlight different things I love about the Euphoria.
     
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    I love mine as well. I mainly use it on the "smooth" (dumble) setting into the Plexi channel of the Smallbox. I like that it can also be used as a clean boost as my amps have enough native gain for a lot of stuff I play. I rarely stack it with fuzz but that's just taste/application - I'm usually running just one or the other.

    I'm a Wampler fan now with their Velvet Fuzz and Ego Compressor also on my board...
     
  15. Seth L

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    I use mine on the smooth setting, stacked with a BB preamp into an Orange TH30. Used in conjunction with the guitar tone and volume controls there's a whole world of sounds there. Very dynamic.
     
  16. drabombs

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    A buddy I've been jamming with lately uses a Euphoria for a light to medium gain and it sounds pretty dang good.
     

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