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Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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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' latest... Click To Read More About This Product

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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' 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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WamplerSovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Distortion I have Played

By STANLEY RUTKOWSKI

from Michigan

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The title says it all

By DAN HARMON _

from Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've been playing guitar for over 30 years, and have gigged with several different local bands in my area, and the Sovereign is by far the best distortion pedal I have ever played through. Very tight bottom end, and creamy tastefull overdrive tones. Crank the gain up, and it's absolutely distortion heaven. Brian Wampler has been called the king of distortion for a good reason, I have 3 of his pedals now and love every one of them. Don't bother with anything else, get the best, get a Sovereign.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Year Follow Up

By B.Lue

from Miami, Flo

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Pros

  • Killer tone
  • Sustain For Days
  • very touch sensitive

Cons

  • Gotta Crank The Gain

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Fusion Jazz
  • Rock

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Had this pedal for almost a year. Tone grows and grows on you. Can safely say this is the best distortion pedal I've ever used. Extremely touch sensitive. But I have to say I had originally gave it 4 stars. After a year I am not giving it 5. Why? Wampler service and support is outstanding. Pedal developed a problem after 10 months on my board. Contacted Wampler and without any explanation other than telling them whats wrong with it, they said send it in. They fixed it and sent it back to me NO QUESTIONS ASKED...AFTER 10 MONTHS ON MY BOARD. Outstanding. I am a Wampler fan for life. Great service and great tone....what more could you ask for.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Distortion but...

By Kenneth Gwin

from Oklahoma

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

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 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer Tones

By Jeff Crook

from Hammond, Indiana

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've been playing for about 30 years. During this time I have owned several different distortion, fuzz and overdrive pedals. My electric guitar arsenal is dominated by American made Fenders and Gibsons and my amps are both tube powered, a Fender and an Egnater. This pedal is the best distortion pedal I have ever owned or heard. It has a wide range of tones and can easily emulate the tone from any other high quality pedal on the market. It works well with single coils, P 90's, or humbuckers. It works well on it's own or when stacked with other fuzz/overdrive pedals. It can be smooth with just a hint of distortion or it can be an in your face monster or anything in between. Best of all, that tonal animal can be controlled or unleashed by rolling the guitar's volume control of by your pick attack. The Wampler Sovereign is just a well designed, well made pedal with fantastic sound and it will forever have a place on my board.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

King of distortion

By Neil Kraft

from Toledo ohio

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Yeah it's the greatest but everybody says that...what amazes me is that it's quiet with the gain at full bore.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

just... amazing

By Andres Leonardo Vela

from Bogota Colombia

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

The best distortion pedal that i have tried. It make a little noise with high gain, but not is a trouble.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Pedal

By Mark

from Miami, Fl

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Really like this pedal. I was a little surprised how much I had to crank the gain in order to get the level of distortion that I was looking for. The pedal is surprisingly closer to an overdrive box than I had anticipated. However after getting the gain dialed in its been great. Jammed once with it in a small venue and it performed great. Not giving 5 stars as nothing is perfect but this is a nice distortion box that fits more in the genre of fusion/rock. Not for metal players.

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By Steven

from undisclosed

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Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Great pedal that delivers some tremendous sound. Really outperforms my old distortion pedal.

 
5.0

Best Distortion I've Tried So Far

By Steve

from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Site Member

Comments about Wampler Sovereign Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

To me, its worth every penny. It was a little tricky for me to get used to the tone and mid behavior cause they interact a little sometimes. But, I sold a couple of pedals after getting this. I tried it out and did shootouts and comparisons with this and a lot of overdrive/distortion pedals. It beat them all by a mile. It costs a lot, but it sounds and acts like an amp and not like a pedal. Your original guitar tone really comes through. With the right guitar/pickup, it does all genres of rock and metal. Even with the gain maxed, it is quiet and it cleans up better than any other pedal I've tried. It plays well with all of my other pedals. The bass stays tight. You can get Low/High gain Marshall-like and Low/High Gain Mesa-like tones out of it. You can boost it with another pedal and it'll sounds great. Its the best that I've tried.

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