Wampler Euphoria Overdrive Pedal Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from Hammond, IN
February 25, 2013
Killer TonesThis is my second Wampler pedal. I have owned the "Sovereign" distortion pedal for about a year and it is a quality pedal in every respect. I wanted to invest in a good overdrive pedal and after several weeks of reading reviews and watching/listening to mp3's and You Tube videos featuring many brands and models I decided on the Wampler Euphoria. So much flexability it's like having 3 great overdrives in 1. Both the Euphoria and the Sovereign are responsive to touch and the volume control of my guitars. I am so glad I chose the Euphoria. Dropping $200 bucks on a pedal is not a decision to take lightly. I run it through my Egnater Rebel 30 or my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and the tones I am able to get are fantastic. I play 2 American Deluxe Fenders, a Tele and a Strat. I also play it through 2 Gibson Les Pauls, a 60's tribute studio, equipped with P 90's and the other a Standard with humbuckers. This pedal sounds great through any guitar/amp combination. Wampler pedals are designed to sound good alone or with other pedals. I can "tone stack" with either of my Wamplers and my Boss Blues Driver or my Big Muff for even more tonal bliss. I have been playing for over 30 years, I play rock and blues and this pedal, as well as the Sovereign are as good as it gets. I no longer gig but I am in my home studio recording original tunes every weekend. You can spend 90 to $150 on several pedals and still not get the quality and variety of tones that the Euphoria delivers and you can take that to the bank!
November 12, 2012Music Background:
2nd best overdrive.I've owned over 70 overdrive pedals. I'd rate this the 2nd best I've ever used. It offers everything from clean warmth to distortion really. It has 3 different modes making it very versatile. You can dig in to rock, pick notes and actually hear them defined (Something very few over drives do well if at all) You can purchase this with no worry of regret in my opinion. It's magic plugging into most all Wampler pedals, and this one is no exception. A lot of pedals give you a basic sound, but few are actually inspirational in tone. This is one you wont be disappointing with.
February 21, 2013Music Background:
this pedal deliversThis is a great distortion box, I think it leans a little more to distortion than to OD, but that's ok because the pick ups on the guitar think it's hitting a tube amp and not a dirt box, so you can get all that volume knob goodness. Not a lot of pedals react this way in my experience. It's super flexible, kind of like a higher gain Fulltone Full Drive 2. It sounds a little fuller than the Fulltone to my ears as well. With the bass and gain cranked, it gets a little fuzzy, especially on the "smooth" setting, but in a really pleasant way. Seems to like humbuckers and single coils equally, but my Strat with Lollars was MAGIC on all settings of the pedal. Les Pauls with buckers or P90s sounded great as well. Worked equally well thru amps with 6V6s or EL-84s.
January 25, 2013Music Background:
excellent overdrive/distortion pedalGreat sounding od/dist pedal. Very versatile. it will take time to get a handle on all the tone-shaping features. Not as transparent as the paisley, but huge sounding. Well made.