Submitted February 9, 2019 by Jason G in Lady Lake, FL
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I really understand compression as a science, and I was interested not because I could hear someone like David Gilmour turn it on or off. But that it’s been part of guys like that’s rig made me want to see why. So I ordered the mini ego after watching demos. And I asked Wampler by commenting on his YouTube video about having heard of excessive noise from these pedals. He answered, so I decided to try his because of him taking a minute to answer. First, there’s no excessive noise. Period. So, I have been experimenting and found right off you can’t really get a bad sound. I tried the controls in different settings and they change the sound and feel but I couldn’t get it to sound bad. I was able though to use it to provide a nice sounding boost, and the knobs are wide ranging. Putting the depth control at about 2 o’clock, and then using the blend knob I can get just a little volume boost, or add some liveliness and sparkle, or while using distortion from one of my 3 drive pedals I can get it to make say, my fuzz sing longer and almost like cleaner, but that’s not the right word. The Fulltone MKII, Morning Glory, and Dirty Little Secret can all be great with out the mini ego, but you can enhance them with this, or add different characters and sustain levels too. So with them all, my mild to hard rock distortion and fuzz sounds are even more versatile. When I play clean, I am now just leaving it on, and turning down the blend until it is just adding note length. So clean Princeton RI or dirty Princeton RI goes from gorgeous to all kinds of amazing gnarliness! I got the Princeton from zZounds in December and with it is the first time I have been truly happy with a tube amp and pedals. Those 4 and delay, phaser, with the amp’s reverb and vibrato gives me more beautiful sounds than I have had before and I love the addition of the mini ego!
18 years playing guitar acoustic and electric
With electric guitar I play mostly rock, blues, and jazz. Sometimes really clean stuff and sometimes heavier stuff. With acousti
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