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Wampler Belle Transparent Overdrive Pedal

The pedal that inspired this circuit has been around for a long time in various forms but most versions of it have too much of a “Hi Fi” sound about them, they fail to get the right mix of clarity and bass that is needed to make this overdrive sing. Brian has added further gain capabilities to this circuit, and added a bass control that controls all the harmonics from smooth and creamy to tight and crunchy.

The sound this circuit delivers is a firm favorite in Nashville and Brian Wampler’s take is everything you would expect it to be – high quality components, a beautiful enclosure, and a glorious tone.  If you set the gain low and the bass control up high, you get a wonderful clean boost sound that can rival any Klone circuit, but when you spin the bass down and the gain all the way up, you suddenly find yourself with an awesome transparent overdrive / medium distortion sound with all the crunch you need.

The Color control is more than just a standard tone control and it’s pretty unique to this circuit. Dialling it right or left will either boost or cut the high and low end a little, but the midrange frequencies are left well alone.  Combine this with the Bass control and you have a very versatile tone shaping palette with Wampler’s legendary ease of use. Brian has also added a push switch on the side which will control the amount of compression and alter the clipping structure in the circuit for some extra punch.

This pedal can add some serious muscle to your country, some extra grit to your blues, and some soaring boosts to rock – it’s such a flexible drive we know you are going to love stacking it with your favorite pedals as much as playing it straight through a clean amp.

Wampler Belle Transparent Overdrive Pedal Features:

  • Wampler's spin on a Nashville session secret
  • Transparent overdrive and harmonic enhancement
  • Essential for front-ending an amp or modeling device
  • Color control preserves the midrange character of your amp and instrument when tone sculpting
  • Bass control scoops mud and enhances cab punch
  • Clipping switch ups the drive and compression characteristics
  • 9–18-volt power supply required (not included)
  • Built in the USA using high-grade audio components
  • Small size — just 3.5 inches x 1.5 inches
  • Low current draw — 11.4mA @ 9 volts, 14.1mA @ 18 volts
  • True bypass switching preserves your tone when removed from your signal path 

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