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Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
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A distortion pedal for those who refuse to settle when it comes to tone.

To a discerning and devoted league of tone chasers, Brian Wampler is The King when it comes to organic, convincing and inspiring dirt tones. Thus, Wampler thought it only fitting to name Brian’s latest pedal—a simple distortion pedal—The Sovereign.

A little presumptuous, you might say? Wampler thinks this is a pedal that lives up to its name. From cream to ream, thrash to powder puff, hellacious burn to heavenly soothe, The Sovereign will do it for you. Truly.

You see, Brian was asked by a very convincing and influential client (whom we shall name later) to make a "simple distortion pedal." Think for a moment about the amazing distortion pedals Brian has already given us: The Plexi series, the SLOstortion, the ubiquitous Pinnacle and others. How could he top those?

For starters, The Sovereign does not pretend to be another (with all due respect) "A.I.A.B" (amp-in-a-box, for the uninitiated). This beast has its own thing going on. It has a mid control that is admittedly borrowed from other great Wampler pedals like The Pinnacle, but this one is refined, less fussy and instantly gratifying over the full range of its sweep. Seriously rich mids are to be found here, able to cut through the din of the bass and drums in an instant. Smooth, creamy highs—think stainless steel wings on your soaring solos—are a mere flick of a toggle away. The bottom end is tight but with just the right amount of sag to simulate a good tube amp going into orgasmic throes of heat.

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  • Best Distortion I have Played

    As reviewed by STANLEY RUTKOWSKI on 9/11/2012

    This Wampler Pedal is the BEST distortion that I have played. Cleans up great with the guitar volume. You can adjust very well from slight dirt to all our metal. I took my OCD and vintage hot tubes off of my pedal board as this just does it better. I stack with an EP booster (before and after) to adjust. Before gives it more girth and after a very nice rounded blues tone. I have tried hundreds of dirt boxes and this is the stays on my board.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Distortion but...

    As reviewed by Kenneth Gwin on 1/29/2013

    I love this pedal when it is just me and the guitar, but when I am practicing with my band, I cant seem to find the right setting that makes it sound full. It also just seems to not clean up enough for me. It always has a buzz saw distortion even at lowest gain settings. I do bow down to this pedal, but only to make adjustments, then I eventually turn it off after getting a few looks and I kick on my Sparkle Drive. I hope I can find a Mod for the Sovereign that will make it more smooth whith the low gain settings. I know its not an overdrive, but even for my high energy solos with the band, it doesnt cut it for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Can't go wrong with this one

    As reviewed by Neil Kraft on 4/24/2014

    Quality pedal, and all the distortion you need for any song but, I chose to go with the EHX metal muff, same sound but $110 cheaper. Something bothers me about only being able to but this at guitar center.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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