When it comes to guitar pedals, the Wampler name is legendary. Designed by Brian Wampler and hand-built in the U.S.A., these stompboxes set the standard for boutique pedals. You won't find any paid endorsements or marketing gimmicks with Wampler—whenever you see an artist using one of these pedals, it's because love it.
One of Wampler's biggest success stories is Brad Paisley, who's been using Wampler pedals since late 2009. Brad started with the Faux Analog Echo, then the Ego Compressor, and eventually the Underdog Overdrive. He liked the performance of those pedals enough to eventually turn to Wampler to build him a custom effects pedal, resulting in the "Paisley Drive." If you love the overdriven tones in Brad Paisley's performances, you can gear up with the same hardware by adding the Paisley Drive to your pedalboard.
Two other artists that Wampler has created signature pedals for include Brent Mason and Tom Quayle. Never heard of Brent Mason? You've probably heard his guitar work. If you've listened to Shania Twain or Alan Jackson, you've heard some of Brent's countless studio recordings—and, in those recordings, the effects of his signature "Hot Wired" overdrive / distortion pedal. In Tom Quayle's case, he had been using the Euphoria and Paisley Drive stacked together to give him the tone he was looking for; but, since those pedals were designed for other genres, Wampler decided to build modified versions of the effects into a single signature pedal made specifically for Tom's fusion style. The result is the "Dual Fusion" overdrive pedal.
As well as their signature pedals, Wampler offers a great selection of original effects to provide lots of variety to choose from. You can join Brad Paisley in using the Ego Compressor and Faux Analog Echo & Delay pedals, or take a look at the assortment of different distortion and overdrive pedals to pick and choose exactly the characteristics you want for your tone. Whether you're looking to follow in your favorite guitarist's footsteps or creating your own signature sound from the ground up, Wampler carries an excellent selection of boutique pedals to help you get there. They also stand behind their products with a good warranty, so you can have confidence in the longevity of these stompboxes.