BayAreaBB wrote:Well, I just picked up an Emma to compare against my original III and Q. I'd have to say, at this point (3 hours of ownership of Emma), that I would actually go with the Q. Emma seems to, at times, accentuate the highs, almost ice-pickish, while the Q stays warm despite how hard I pick. Granted, maybe I haven't given Emma enough time (like Strummin above - I fould myself for the first 2 hours continually tweaking the 3 knobs) but the Q was dialed in almost immediately. What Emma settings are people using out there? I want to give it the thumbs up but am hesitant at this point (FWIW - I am going for a full rounded envelope ala late 80s early 90s - not too soft).
Vol. Knob wrote:I use an Electro Harmonix Q-Tron. I live in Kansas City where we have a Musicians Freind Clearance Center. The always have tables full of busted or slightly damaged pedals.
strumminsix wrote:The Honeymoon phase - Me and my Emma DisCumBobulator
Wow this is the pedal I've needed for some time. It's got a very large range with phenomenal tonal possibilities. It's almost mind bogggling. The 3 little knobs interact so intuitively it's a breeze and you almost want to overthink it. But the reality is that it's just that good.
I only have 1 fear with this pedal - I'd wanna diddle with the knobs all day and explore all the different sounds instead of just setting it and jamming away!
This pedal keeps your volume the same and keeps your tone the same but introduces a beautiful filtered effect that seems to just compliment beautifully what you are playing!
And it stacks nicely.
I use pedals sparingly so all my settings are more subtle than many. Here is my line-up (controlled by GCX):
EQ > Emma Disc > Barber LTD SR > PH-350
(the EQ is used for bringing up my volume when tapping my dual coils to singles and get some low-mids back, also gave it a bit more high end so it can also be an effective solo boost)
Everything sounded great with any combination. The Emma loved the EQ boost. drove the OD pedal nicely since the volume is not all drastic and peaky, played nicely with the phaser just adding to depth and richness.
Wow people. This is it!
Finally. After 10 years I have my pedal-board. I've gone from cheap pedals, to boss pedals, to solid state amps, to modellors to tube amps to single botique pedals and finally this pedal completed what I needed.
(of course you know a delay is coming one day... but no rush)
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