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Wampler Introduce Velvet Fuzz Pedal

Published 10 years ago on July 11, 2013

By Jonathan Graham

Wampler Introduce Velvet Fuzz Pedal -

Wampler Effectsannounce the latest addition to their pedal range, the Pro GuitarShop-exclusive Velvet Fuzz.

Here is what Wampler said on the new pedal (taken from their website):

Sometimes, it's not about chasing a tone from one specific pieceof equipment, it's about capturing the tones from the entire signalchain.

Looking back through history, there have been some trulyoutstanding fuzz tones. In particular, the tones achieved byrunning a fuzz into a screaming stack. The kind of tones that arejust earth shattering in their depth, aggression andsmoothness.

Brian Wampler, who's always looking for the best tones tocapture, decided the chase was on. Taking the base tones from avery famous pedal and the characteristics of a famous stacked, EL34driven, amp - decided it was about time those tones were broughttogether in pedal format.

If you are a fan of the tones of the players like David Gilmouror Eric Johnson, then it could be that the Velvet Fuzz is the pedalyou are looking for.

The key to the tone of the Velvet is the voicing switch. In the"big" position, the pedal reacts like a classic fuzz. Loads ofinternal compression and truly massive tones it really is that"tone" from that "era". Dropping the volume back cleans it upperfectly so your rhythm can remain clear enough and then yoursolo's will flatten all those who dare to stand before you.

In the "tight" position, the tone comes in and you get thefeeling you have swapped amps as well, those mammoth tones butwithout the compression and other traits that many fuzz playerslove... Yes, that's right. If you love the tone of Fuzz but not thereaction of it, this is the setting on the pedal that is foryou.

This beautiful fuzz is released exclusively to PGS on July 18thand then globally in the fall... but we don't think you'll be ableto wait that long.

Specs:

  • Hand made in the U.S.A.
  • High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for theirsuperior sound and response
  • Completely true bypass
  • Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug likeBoss)
  • Power draw: 23mA
  • Completely original design
  • Switchable between two completely independent clippingcircuits, pure fuzz or a fuzz like distortion
  • Transistors are hand selected for superior tone andresponse

     

Wampler Pedals - VelvetFuzz


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