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Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe Distortion Pedal

Taking the powerful tone of the Wampler Pinnacle and adding a few key control features, the Pinnacle Deluxe is a great choice for gigging guitarists. (5) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Capture Some "Brown Sound" Distortion in a Simple Stompbox

Whether you're looking for that awesome Eddie Van Halen "brown sound," or just looking to get some beefy bluesy distortion, the Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe distortion pedal offers troves of hefty tone to invigorate your signal. This upgraded Pinnacle pedal delivers tone, contour, volume, and gain dials, and a modern/vintage switch lets you toggle between two awesome distortion settings. A footswitchable boost control allows for hands-free gain augmentation, and handmade true-bypass circuitry keeps your signal completely unadulterated when your Pinnacle Deluxe distortion pedal is disengaged. This single pedal will provide loads of tone to enhance your performance.

That EVH-Style "Brown Sound"

While Eddie Van Halen's technique and tone might be inimitable, the right gear can help you get a taste of the legendary sound crafted by the guitar master himself. Your Pinnacle Deluxe distortion pedal comes remarkably close to replicating many facets of EVH's signature distortion by solidly emulating a British stack sound. This baby gives you dynamic EQ control from just your Tone and Contour knobs, so you can get a little bit of that sweet mid-boost along with some potent gain for your signal.

Loads of Control from Four Dials

The Pinnacle Deluxe distortion pedal features tone, contour, volume, and gain controls to craft your sound. The volume sets the output level, and the gain brings in the breakup. The other two dials simulate parametric EQ control -- the Tone knob rolls off your highs, while the Contour knob lets you scoop out your mids or dial in more midrange punch. The vintage/modern toggle switch acts as a bright switch when flipped in the modern position, which is a great feature for adding some sparkle to darker-sounding amps.

Hand-Built True Bypass System

Wampler pedals are hand-built with careful attention paid to the implementation of film capacitors and resistors. Brian Wampler is known for his accuracy in emulating signature tones, so your Pinnacle Deluxe will deliver on demand with every stomp. A true bypass system keeps your signal intact and unchanged when this baby is switched off.

Boost Control on its Own Footswitch

Another cool feature on this pedal is the gain boost switch on the bottom left. This switch gives you a little more gain to fuel your signal for those times where you really want your axe to soar. Having the gain boost as a separate stomp-switch gives you more hands-free control of your sound, so you can keep things going without interrupting your performance or recording session.

Features:

- Distortion/overdrive pedal
- Built to bring you an accurate emulation of the Eddie Van Halen "brown sound"
- Tone, contour, volume, and gain control dials
- Modern/vintage setting toggle switch
- Dynamic EQ control
- Bright easy-to-read LEDs
- One 1/4" input
- One 1/4" output
- Foot-switchable boost for added gain
- Handmade
- Choice film capacitors and resistors for pristine signal path
- True bypass circuitry
- Powered via 9 volt battery or external power supply -- sold separately
- Rugged outer chassis
- Powder coated durable finish

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- Hand made in the U.S.A.
- 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)
- Standard: Power draw: 4mA, Deluxe: Power draw: 9mA
- Boost switch alters gain structure to take it from overdrive to distortion
- High gain, crunchy and dynamic pedal with an extremely tweakable EQ
- High boost switch for using with amps that are not very bright and sparkly clean
- Standard: 2.5" x 4.5" (63.5mm x 114.3mm), Deluxe: 3.5" x 4.5" (88.9mm x 114.3mm)
- Powder coated durable finish
- Designed to get the best EVH "brown sound" possible within a pedal design
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Pinnacle Deluxe

Product Description

Sometimes you need extreme gain, sometimes you need mild overdrive... the Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe Distortion 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 -- two separate tone controls that act as a sort of parametric EQ, gain and volume. 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 v. 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:

- 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
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "WAMPLER PINNACLE DELUXE IS AWESOME!!!"
Overall: I've been an active musician/guitarist for nearly 30 years and I have owned and/or tried a ton of different equiptment over the years. WAMPLER products are second to None!!!! I own this pedal and the ecstasy drive, and WOW! I now have 3 gain stages that are transparent!!!! The pinnacle deluxe is awesome for medium gain to high gain. Not extreme gain, but thick heavy gain. Definitely great for the VH "brown sound" , but so much more! Serious classic rock tones!! Even Mettalica tones, if desired. The tone control on this pedal is seriously "active" Turned to the left,classic rock with Mid's, turn to the right, scooped Mid's . The classic/modern toggle is pretty cool as well. I love having the "boost" switch at my feet, so I can go from a nice "fat" rhythm tone (Black Crowes-ish) step on the boost and you've got "singing" VH lead tones!! I can't say enough about this pedal, Brian Wampler is a Genious!!! I currently run this in front of a Fender Deluxe '65 and it is SWEET!! WELL WORTH THE COST!!! especially with Zzounds payment plan!
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Country, Christian
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Overall: wampler pinnacle? simply the perfect distortion go to pedal,can blend with any style of play, and as always the sound comes from the player , feel it and have fun!!!
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