I use to own one and really dug the tone but hated the bypass as well. I got rid of it and now use either the wah/filter on my EHX H.O.G. (VERY adjustable digital filter as you can control the freq and resonance as well as adding in all it's intervals and even envelope and attack delay all at once!) or I plug my expression into my WMD Super Fatman for a VERY adjustable fat analog filter/wah.
Both have excellent bypass
Typical EBOW,octave,fuzz,synth,poly-whammy,freeze-gliss,sample-reduce,MODE 7,flange-chorus,super phaser,FAT-filter,lo-fi delay,cave reverb,lo-fi looper,space echo,Chansey reverb/poke-freeze bassist