Wampler Introduce Velvet Fuzz Pedal -
announce the latest addition to their pedal range, the Pro Guitar
Shop-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 piece
of equipment, it's about capturing the tones from the entire signal
Looking back through history, there have been some truly
outstanding fuzz tones. In particular, the tones achieved by
running a fuzz into a screaming stack. The kind of tones that are
just earth shattering in their depth, aggression and
Brian Wampler, who's always looking for the best tones to
capture, decided the chase was on. Taking the base tones from a
very famous pedal and the characteristics of a famous stacked, EL34
driven, amp - decided it was about time those tones were brought
together in pedal format.
If you are a fan of the tones of the players like David Gilmour
or Eric Johnson, then it could be that the Velvet Fuzz is the pedal
you 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 of
internal compression and truly massive tones it really is that
"tone" from that "era". Dropping the volume back cleans it up
perfectly so your rhythm can remain clear enough and then your
solo's will flatten all those who dare to stand before you.
In the "tight" position, the tone comes in and you get the
feeling you have swapped amps as well, those mammoth tones but
without the compression and other traits that many fuzz players
love... Yes, that's right. If you love the tone of Fuzz but not the
reaction of it, this is the setting on the pedal that is for
This beautiful fuzz is released exclusively to PGS on July 18th
and then globally in the fall... but we don't think you'll be able
to wait that long.
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