If you are a guitarist, odds are at some point you will have to play through an amp not your own, whether it is a backline rental for a fly-date, another player’s rig at a jam session, or the available amp at a rehearsal studio. This situation can be problematic: suddenly you are faced with a sound and/or dynamic response that makes simply playing, let alone creating, difficult. More and more pedal companies are coming up with effects to use as an intermediary between your guitar and this strange amp to help sculpt a sound you can live with. The Empire dual-preamp overdrive pedal is one such effect.
Review: Empire Dual-Preamp Overdrive Pedal