Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive

Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive

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The Paisley Drive, Overdrive pedal from Wampler Pedals.

4 user reviews
Prices starting at $187 Average price: $209

Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive review

Wampler The Paisley Drive Review

Wampler The Paisley Drive Review

This Is Country Music The market of guitar stompboxes is quite saturated — competition is hard, manufacturers fight against each other with new controls and serial numbers. While I was reviewing a Blues 3000, I got the features of my next mission: handcrafted, overdrive, versatility. When I saw these three words together, I jumped into my mustang and headed out west. Read more…

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Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Wampler Pedals
  • Model: The Paisley Drive
  • Category: Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on: 07/20/2011

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Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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WiR's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Everyone can find something."

Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive
Good analog overdrive pedal with a switch and a switch presence of mid contour (boost middle, cut middle or normal). All was already said.

Nice painting, the entries are in relief and are full of glitter on it.

On mine it is currently painted signing Brad Paisley. The LED is white (but appears blue).

True bypass, short solid case, tutto bene.


Super easy to setup, you soon realize the interest of each knobs and interactions between them (including gain knob and volume).

Tutto bene yet.


The sound is very good (considering the new price, it's better!).

On an amp into overdrive in the clear she has her sweet but powerful. Very precise and detailed. A very nice grain. She excels in the records of moderate gain but for more gains pushed I think it handles very well.

But as you could read on other reviews, everyone takes time to find its optimal use of the object.

For my part where she excels the most in my opinion is:

- The use of an amp light crunch.

What's good! It thickened the sound gives him sumptuous low mids.
The sound becomes very big.
With the volume knob to 15h, the gain at 9am, all switch down. This magnified the sound and boost effectively.

But with the volume knob to 10 / 11h and 15h to gain knob all the switch down. There was THE BIG SOUND of a tube amp, you understand the whole point of this pedal. HE LIVES HERE!

It's very thick and wide. Although control and powerful, with no shortage of sustain solo and with no shortage of potato in rhythm.

In this configuration, there it really shines and gives me a slap every time.
The sound is superb

As for transparency, it is quite effective. On my guitar I found the most transparent with the tone knob to 14 and all the switches down.

This is an overdrive that known to be very sweet but also very punchy.

Short on a crunch, you'll understand that this is my best use of the object.


I used a good while.

What I like most is its use of a crunch sound described above. It's the killer! His thick, fat and well wide.

What I like least: Well it's not that I dislike but the switch in mid outline I do not use it at all. It is always down.

In short, a great pedal that will delight you if you like the crunch of your amp and you want to love him more. Or if you have a single channel amp with a nice crunch but requires a staggering amount for a good overdrive (and well-controlled overdrive).

I tried to do the demo on this video but the sound is 15 times as great in front (Youtube does not help me too). Spy at 08:08 and 9:36, that's where I push my crunch:

Brief push the crunch is the MOST! Better than any type of TS9 for sure (apparently it would be suitable for TS808 Brad Paisley).

AnthonYHurleY's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive
This is an overdrive pedal, signing Brad Paisley, famous American country guitarist known for his playing and his impeccable sound quality.
The pedal is rugged and beautiful, like all wampler comes with a battery installed that can be removed if you want to connect the external power supply.
This is, I believe, analog and has an input and an output jack, 3 knobs (volume, tone and gain) and two selectors (presence and mid contour).


Pedal very easy to use: volume, gain setting, tone, presence of adjustment to further enhance or decrease the treble if you have a very bright guitar. Setting sculpted contours mid mids with 3 different positions: the first at the bottom that accentuates the lower midrange. One in the middle is neutral, and a final top that accentuates the upper midrange. Very effective and can adapt to all types of guitars, more or less ...
Personally, I have taken time to "tame" and for a moment I wondered if I was not going to return. I have another pedal distortion / overdrive that I like a lot but eventually also two complement each other very well. With the 2 I have a wider sonic palette.
The manual, although English is very well explained.


The sound quality is unquestionable. The knobs and switches are extremely effective. Obviously do not expect to have the sound of Brad Paisley (although it comes close), unless you play like him and have the same guitars and amps ... It may be a little disappointed at first, for my part, I took me a while to find a setting that I liked but now it is a pedal that I love.
It is stated in the notice that the pedal can be used with both single coils that doubles for a perfect result, and indeed this is the case! Equipped with a double strat is wonderful, grain grainy and very warm with highs incisive ... This pedal is obviously designed to play country / blues, coupled with a tele, it has a lot of dynamics, harmonics and sustain. It is absolutely beautiful. Personally, I find the sound much nicer when the gain is not too high.


I use it for almost a year. I have not specifically tried many overdrive before but after watching a lot of videos on the internet, I thought that's what I needed her there and she is fine. Depending on the hardware you have, the sound may differ this is true for any pedal but more on it.
Wampler pedals are certainly expensive but they are worth their price, it is of very high quality in all respects and is made to last a lifetime.
I do not regret even though I would have liked to try other overdrive range Wampler.

Rocknweb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A killing!"

Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive
Volume, Gain, Tone switch Presence more useful for pickups too bright switch and medium boost outline, more severe or acute. The pallet is full which allows to use this pedal with several guitars and amps. In contreparie must hack at each change. Nothing is perfect in this world ...


The sound of the pedal is optimal, if not ring here is that the microphones are not suitable, but do not worry, in most cases we get something decent and enjoyable most of the time.


Overdrive a remarkable transparency, sound easily with Hendrix strat, many armoniques and dynamic pedal but can also provide medium and focntionner like a tube screamer SRV ambush.
Obviously the sound Paisley but not with any micro ... surprisingly enough it is with the strat I get the best results when it is usually problematic ... The Les Paul very well but prefer more fat, Gretsch 6120 very well, however the large disappointment with my Tele, here does not do a RI52 yet ... I play Delta blues, my advice not to force the gain 9H/10H but rather on the volume pedal because it has more than one trick up his sleeve ... Discover


We must try with his gear is the best thing to do if you can not try the shot but beware the sound Paisley is not in the pedal, the guy a killer technique and the rest of the gear must follow ... For me the sound of my strat has never reached such a peak and complete my Jam Tube Overdrive which it works very well with other guitres but not terrible with the strat. Really the mystery of sound is sometimes quite impenetrable

Overjam's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" One of the best overdrive in the world!"

Wampler Pedals The Paisley Drive
This is an overdrive of the famous "boutique pedal maker" Brian Wampler, who makes perhaps the pedal overdrive / distortion / fuzz among the best on the market.
This overdrive pedal has 3 knobs: volume, gain, and tone, and two switches: Presence (on / off) and Contour (3 positions). It can accommodate virtually any style of guitar or amp, the switches are super efficient and super impressive.
For the rest, Wampler Quality: very sturdy pedal, made like a tank, true bypass, etc..


Operation is very simple and intuitive, the switches are so efficient that is quick to find the sound we are looking for the pedal is very versatile, you can have a vintage sound like a modern sound, aggressive enough.
The gain also changes from a clean boost to gain a fairly extensive (but not bring us into the regions of distortion, it's still quite melodic, even pushed to the end).


This is where this pedal hard, and just listen to the demos on YouTube to realize it. Originally intended for Brad Paisley, country music player (music, not very popular in our countries, admittedly) this overdrive is perfectly suited to any style of rock, from blues to hard rock, to indie the brit ... everything!
The sound is warm, "tight", and the pedal sounds great even when playing chords with all the notes, each note is distinctly heard ringing. It's very melodic, so perfect for riffs accompaniments as well as solos performed well.


I spent a long time to listen and try to overdrive, but that it was a favorite and this OD is gone to be a centerpiece of my pedalboard.

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