I think the Blue Note is a better OD than the Euphoria, but that's because the BN just does what I want and need it to. It's the perfect pedal for blues. It doesn't have the gain that the Euphoria has, so if you're looking for a heavier rock sound, I don't think the BN will reach it gain-wise. It has just enough gain even with the hot switch on to cover crunchy blues. But you must consider that I am playing with single coil pickups. I have not had a chance to try out the BN with humbuckers yet to see if it can cop a rock rhythm sound.Resurrecting an old thread rather than starting a new one. I have a gift certificate. I can buy one decent pedal. I have already started a Blue Note vs Archer thread so I'll leave that alone. It seems that both the Euphoria and Blue Note are highly regarded. I think from all I've researched that the Euphoria can cop the Blue Note tone but I am not sure if the Blue Note has the gain of the Euphoria. The shootout above was runied because the tester didn't seem to get that the bass knob should start off and only be added to add a bit, not run at noon. He also didn't seem to care about the "open" setting.
So any further insight? They are pretty much the same price but there is a Euphoria in stock locally and I'd have to order a BN and wait for a week or two.