The in-built tonal controls, the presence and mid contour switches, will make this pedal the single most versatile and complete overdrive pedal you have ever owned. In fact, Wampler believes it might be the last one you ever buy!
Since late 2009, Wampler discovered that Brad Paisley was using their Pedals. He started with the Faux AnalogEcho, then got an Ego Compressor and then had the Underdog overdrive.
Everything was great until his tech at the time, Chad, mentioned to Brian that Paisley still was not quite settled on the overdrive sound he was getting from his live rig, could Wampler maybe look at making a pedal?
Paisley’s requirements were quite ‘simple.’ It needs to be clean but get crunchy with some ‘beef’ to it. It needs to have a fluid tone when soloing. It needs to add a little hair to the tone but then but then has to be able to give flat out ball busting gain, oh...but please do not wreck the tonality. It needs to have everything, in a pedal format, but do not make it sound like a pedal!
Over a period of months, Brian made some circuits and sent them off, there were a couple of ‘tweaks’ here and there to be made and then finally, when official ‘prototype #2’ landed it went straight into the live rack and out on the H20 world tour.
Wampler Paisley Drive V2 Overdrive Pedal Features
- High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
- As used by Brad Paisley live and in the studio
- 2 switches – controlling presence (brightness) and midrange frequency contour
- Can be very transparent or have a warm midrange bump with no loss of bottom end
- Relay true bypass with soft switch
- Top Jacks
- Cleans up exceptionally well with pick attack and volume control
- Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug)
- Handbuilt in the U.S.A.