Gentlemen, Just received my Empress today. Arrived from weekend over the weekend. Thanks to Joe from Vintage and Rare Guitars for the fast delivery! The pedal is every bit as much quality as it looks. I installed a battery to jam at home as my pedal board is at the practice pad and found a really neat components layout as I popped the bottom plate off. Theres alot of stuff crammed in here!! I was a little confused as to which output I should be using as they were not labelled. Adding to the confusion it seems the mix control, atleast on my unit works anti-clocwise, ie. more clean signal as I turn the control past noon.After i figured out these I set out to dial in some tones. It was really quite easy to get some nice CE-1 type sounds by turning the voice to about 3 o'clock with the depth at around 1 o'clock. The voice controls the delay of the chorus circuit. The more it is turned clockwise the richer and fuller the chorus becomes. It's funny how every little move of the voice knob brings a different type of 3D quality to the sound, especially after 1 o'clock. Switching the the mini toggle over to the vibrato setting from the chorus with the same settings introduces a really smooth and usable vibrato. It can get pretty wild too if needed but I was really inspired by the milder vibrato. Turning the voice down under 12 o'clock on the chorus setting gives a more milder, more 80's type chorus, especially with the "high" mini toggle engaged. This adds soem highs to the chorus. I found it hard to find a usable sound here yet but I'm pretty confident I can coax some high sheen stuff here once I give the unit some more time. The knobs, especially the voice and depth control, seem to interract with each other quite alot and tiny tweeks make remarkable changes. I think I'll start fooling around again! Here she is!!