Brian Wampler's Take on the '65 "Blackface" Tube Amp Distortion
The Wampler Black '65 Vintage Overdrive pedal colors your signal in mid-'60s-style vintage tone with remarkable accuracy. Dial in your targeted sound with volume, gain, bass, middle, and treble controls, and hear your axe purr like never before. Your signal is fired through Wampler's unmatched, handmade true-bypass circuitry -- utilizing select film capacitors and resistors for a sound full of mid-'60s vintage character. You can also use this pedal as a simple boost control by dialing back the gain. Be sure to take advantage of the gain boost switch if you're looking for even more tube-like breakup.
See just how much vintage-sounding grit the Black '65 can add to your tone:
Wampler's Attention to Your Tone
Even if you're already rocking with a '60s American-styled tube amplifier, you can use your Wampler Black '65 Vintage Overdrive pedal as a second gain channel if you're itching for more signal breakup. Brian Wampler knows how precious tone is to any axe-slinger from any genre. That's why Wampler pedals are handmade with the end user in mind. True-bypass circuitry will keep your tone intact when this pedal is disengaged, keeping the original character of your guitar untouched.
Boost, Distort, or Both
One of the beauties of this pedal is its versatility. With the gain control rolled back a bit, you can push the volume up and use your Wampler Black 65 as a simple boost pedal. Your clean signal will sparkle and shine through your amplifier with alluring clarity. If you want to break things up, then bring on the gain. This pedal responds well to how hard or how soft you hit your axe. Utilize the gain boost switch if you want even more overdrive to flood your amplifier.
Great Addition to Your Pedalboard
This pedal is very compact and built to withstand the battle scars of regular gigging. A tough outer casing will keep your signal punchy and intact through every stomp. Whether you're looking for some awesome vintage overdrive grit that boasts the sag and compression of American-styled tube amps, or just a punchy volume boost effect to enhance your sound, your Black '65 Vintage Overdrive pedal will not disappoint.
- Overdrive pedal built to mimic vintage Fender amp tone
- One 1/4" instrument input
- One 1/4" output
- True bypass circuitry
- Choice film capacitors and resistors
- Volume, gain, bass, middle, and treble controls
- Gain boost switch
- Compact, pedalboard-friendly size
- Powered via 9 volt battery or external power supply -- sold separately
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Wampler Black 65 Vintage Overdrive Pedal
Over the years, Wampler Pedal received tons and tons of folks asking them when they were they going to produce an overdrive pedal that emulates the sound of a cranked Fender amp.
When Brian Wampler decided that he was going to see if he could do it, he wanted to ensure that it was perfect. Looking back at it now, Wampler thinks he must have spent a good 9 months bread-boarding and prototyping lots of different ideas, a/b-ing each one with various Fender amps, tweaking and changing until he found the sound that was accurate.
Once he got a sound that he was 100% happy with, he took it to Nashville studio ace Brent Mason to test it out. To be certain, Brian also took several pedals by other companies that are supposed to do the same thing. Brent knows Fender amps better than anyone, and Brian knew if Brent thought it was good, they were onto a winner. Long story short, Brent loved it!
Wampler Pedals has heard guys say they hear The Twin, some say Vibrolux, some say Deluxe Reverb when they play this pedal. Whatever they hear, it still has that "Blackface" type of sound that they were looking for. When you turn it up, it's going to break up more like the amp would if you turn it up.
With the additional of the boost switch, you can increase the gain to make it sound like the amp is being driven harder.
- - High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
- - Completely true bypass
- - Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
- - Controls: Volume, Gain, Bass, Mids, Treble, Gain boost switch
- - 2.5 x 4.5 in.
- - Ultra-bright LED for ease of use
- - 5 Year Warranty
- - Powder coated durable finish
- - Completely original circuitry
- - Stacks VERY well with other pedals