If you are yearning for a classic overdrive voicing reminiscent of the ‘60s and ’70, the Wise Guy is the pedal for you. There is tons of midrange, much like a Tube Screamer, but with more bluesy gain. The Wise Guy delivers cutting, mid-focused crunch, coupled with the transparency and sweet responsiveness you would expect from a great vintage amp. This pedal delivers unrivaled sustain and cleans up nicely when you back off on your guitar’s volume knob.
Like all LunaStone pedals, the Wise Guy achieves its incredible warm, tube-like overdrive purely from cascading gain stages much like in a real tube amp, giving you a musical tone that truly inspires the creation of great music. The Wise Guy lets you kick in an independent level booster, adding up to 15 dB, which helps drive your tube amp into saturation.
With the choice of two drives you have a vast gain range right at your feet. Use OD1 and a gentle gain setting for subtle yet crunchy tone perfect for rhythm parts and bluesy riffs. Flick the toggle switch to OD2 when you need more gain and sustain for leads that will cut through any mix or live show.
You also get a dedicated tone control to tailor the high frequencies to perfection, and True Bypass switching makes sure your tone is passed on as purely as possible when the Wise Guy is bypassed. Internal 9V battery or standard 9V center negative supply. 10mA current draw.