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Wampler Paisley Drive Overdrive Pedal

Built to the specifications of Brad Paisley, this overdrive pedal offers a great range of tonal options from subtle boosts to crunchy vintage breakup. (5) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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The Paisley DriveSince late 2009, Wampler Pedals discovered that Brad Paisley was using their pedals. He started with the AnalogEcho, then got an Ego Compressor and then had the Underdog overdrive.

Everything was great until his tech, Chad, mentioned to Brian Wampler that Brad still was not quite settled on the overdrive sound he was getting from his live rig... could Wampler maybe look at making a pedal...???

Brads 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 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 Wampler made some prototypes and sent them off, there were a couple of "tweaks" here and there to be made and then finally, when "proto #2" landed it went straight into the live rack and out on the H20 world tour.

That prototype has now been made into the Paisley Drive and goes with Brad wherever he goes. When you see Brad live, or performing live on the TV, and you are blown away by his overdriven tone, it's the Paisley Drive.

The truly great thing about this pedal is that it's not only Telecaster style guitars that it works so well with, it brings the best out of your Strat or anything you may have loaded with humbuckers. You no longer need to have individual pedals for your guitars; the Paisley Drive will make each one sing.

The inbuilt 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, we believe it might be the last one you ever buy...

Brad Paisley:-

"...we actually recorded this (pedal) in the studio, you know, trying it out. I turned up a Trainwreck Amp that I've got and compared the sound of the distortion and it was very, very similar. And that's a very good test because any time a pedal can mimic a great overdriven amp then you're on to something..."


Features

- 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)
- Exactly like Brad's pedal
- 3 knobs - Volume, Gain, Tone
- 2 switches - controlling presence (brightness) and mid-range frequency contour
- Can be very transparent or have a warm midrange bump with no loss of bottom end
- 2.5 x 4.5 in. in size
- Cleans up very well
- Very dynamic
- Ultra-bright LED for ease of use
- Custom Silk-screened graphics
zZounds is an authorized dealer of Wampler products.
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Power Supply Included No
Batteries 1 x 9V
Depth 4.5"
Width 2.5"
Weight 1 lb.
Manufacturer Part Number Paisley Drive2
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 4 in
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Wampler Paisley Drive"
Overall: I'm a Tele player, so this pedal complements the tone of my guitar and also broadens it. Makes my Fender Super Champ X2 sound mighty. Costs a bit more than some other popular overdrives, but wow. Chords don't turn to mush, dynamics don't get swallowed up. Goes from slight crunch to fairly heavy OD (not metal). Very pleased.
Style of Music: 50s and 60s rock, country.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The Pedal that Breaks the Sound Barrier"
Overall: So you're thinking, "I don't want to shell out that kind of money for a drive pedal." Content yourself with lesser boxes in the name of economy. I will, with my Wampler Paisley Drive, dwell among the greats and gaze placidly on mere mortals. The first time I plugged in my Paisley Drive, Clapton came over just to "hang out". After he left Brent Mason called to urge me to trade it for his pedal. Meanwhile Brad Paisley and Doug Seven walked by and gave me the thumbs up through the window. This pedal sounds great at all levels of overdrive. It gives good country bite, and also good blues grind. Very versatile. Doesn't sound like a pedal; sounds like Greg Koch's "conflagration of the night and of the day." Glad I bought it.
Style of Music: 50s and 60s rock, country, blues.
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