When Brian created the circuit that would eventually become the Euphoria overdrive, he was working on creating a pedal that would go from clean tones to distorted tones while adding a bit of warmth. He wanted something for himself that would be dynamic, have a great sounding “gritty” tone to it yet be able to respond to the volume knob like a tube amp. Everything about Brian is in the dynamics of sound and if a pedal can’t work with him dynamically, then he just can’t use it.
The Euphoria is his take on that elusive overdrive tone and feel made famous by “D style Amplifiers” – smooth creaminess yet crunchy when you need it to be, yet the tonality is much more transparent than other “D sounding” pedals. Very responsive tone controls that interact with the pedal – they don’t just “color” the sound. The controls actually affect the response and feel of the pedal, just like a great tube amp.