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Wampler Pinnacle Distortion Pedal

Craft the perfect "brown sound" distortion with the Wampler Pinnacle overdrive pedal -- not too wooly, just rich, creamy and hot with just the right bite. Rate and review this product
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Wampler Gives You That "Brown Sound" Distortion in a Pedal

Edward Van Halen's longtime guitar tech Zeke Clark has claimed that the Wampler Pinnacle Distortion pedal nails that hot and heavy "brown sound" with remarkable precision. This distortion pedal fuels your signal with awesomely powerful overdrive that's dynamically shaped via volume, gain, tone, and contour control dials. There's a boost toggle to fire even more gain into your amplifier, along with a vintage/modern toggle switch to tweak the harmonics of those higher frequencies for a more modern, high-gain crunch versus a vintage overdrive. If you want some serious gain to step up your game, then let this pedal give your axe the overdriven sonic force it deserves.

Hear Steve Townsend play some EVH licks through the Wampler Pinnacle distortion pedal:


Powerfully Potent Overdrive

You'll struggle to find a shredder who doesn't fall victim to the irresistible allure of that punchy and powerful "brown sound" distortion. This pedal offers that over-stacked amp-in-a-box overdrive that floods the room when pushed to the max. If you're looking for that high-gain sonic furor to fuel your rig, you've found your next piece of gear.

Dynamic Reach Via Simple Control Layout

To help you hit that sweet spot, your Wampler Pinnacle Distortion pedal is equipped with tone, contour, volume, and gain control dials. The contour control will boost or cut the mids, and the tone dial will brighten or darken your signal. The volume sets the output level, and the gain rolls in the distortion. Hit the vintage/modern switch to change how your amp is "voiced." Finally, if you need a little extra oomph, utilize the boost switch to add a shot of gain and attack to the table.

More Compact than the Pinnacle Deluxe

Your Wampler Pinnacle Distortion pedal is the compact version of the Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe. The main difference is that the Deluxe pedal has a stompable boost footswitch, while this original Pinnacle has the toggle switch. The smaller footprint allows for more space on your pedalboard, and that's great because this compact companion stacks incredibly well with other effects pedals.

Features:

- Overdrive pedal
- Accurately hits that high-gain "Brown Sound" distortion
- One 1/4" instrument input
- One 1/4" output
- Tone, contour, volume, and gain control dials
- Vintage/mod switch acts like a presence control
- Boost switch for more gain and attack
- Handbuilt utilizing true bypass circuitry
- High grade film capacitors and resistors
- Powered via 9 volt battery or external power supply -- sold separately

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Wampler products.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Pinnacle

Wampler Pinnacle Distortion Pedal

Sometimes you need extreme gain, sometimes you need mild overdrive -- this pedal does that with an awesome "Brown Sound"! It has an extremely tweakable EQ -- from scooped mids to tons of warm mids, all with the turn of 2 knobs.

This pedal has 4 knobs: gain, volume, and two separate tone controls that act as a sort of parametric EQ. It also has a 'bright' switch that adds a ton of variety and is very handy when playing a dark-sounding amp, as well as another toggle switch that will give you high-gain "Brown Sound" tones.

Pinnacle vs. Pinnacle Deluxe

The Pinnacle and Pinnacle Deluxe share the same great tone. The difference comes in the form of a couple special features found on the Deluxe version that make it more involved for them to make, but which add some extra versatility for you. While the standard Pinnacle has a toggle switch to control its Gain Boost, the Pinnacle Deluxe has that same functionality on a foot switch, so you can kick it in without having to bend down in the middle of a song. The only other difference is that the Pinnacle Deluxe has an additional, internal volume adjustment (just in case you need to go to "11" on the output volume). Because of the added switch, the Pinnacle Deluxe is a little bit larger than the standard Pinnacle, something to keep in mind if you're running a packed pedal board.

Which Pinnacle is right for you isn't a question of tone, because they both nail that coveted "Brown Sound"! It just comes down to whether you need the special features found on the Pinnacle Deluxe, or prefer the smaller footprint of the standard Pinnacle.

Features:

- 4 controls: Tone, Contour, Gain, and Volume
- 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)
- Boost switch alters gain structure to take it from overdrive to distortion
- High gain, crunchy and dynamic pedal
- Extremely tweakable EQ
- Can do scooped mids to 'honky' mids to lo-fi
- High boost switch for using with amps that are not very bright and sparkly clean
- Ultra-bright LEDs for ease of use
- 2.5 x 4.5"
- Powder coated durable finish
- Designed to get the best EVH "brown sound" possible within a pedal design
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