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Wampler Pedals is proud to introduce the Ratsbane Distortion Effects Pedal. This pedal is based on a circuit that shaped the sound of rock music in the 1980s and beyond. With a turn of its responsive controls, the Ratsbane can produce a spectrum of distortion from a responsive overdrive to an anarchic fuzz.

Dial in your perfect distortion

The Ratsbane's distortion control enables you to select your desired amount of grit, from a powerful clean boost to a harmonic-drenched fuzz. The volume control adjusts the output to suit the needs of any rig. The Ratsbane's secret weapon is its filter control, which shapes your tone. Turn it counter-clockwise for a piercing lead tone or clockwise for a warm, cranked-amp sound.

Turbocharge your gain

The Ratsbane features a 3-position gain switch that provides varying levels of distortion. The middle position delivers the pedal's classic gain. The left position boosts gain for a smooth, sustaining tone. The right position unleashes an outrageous amount of distortion for modern metal styles.

Modern metal tones

The Ratsbane's voice switch alters the pedal's compression and clipping to produce a tighter, more focused distortion perfect for high-gain playing. This switch rolls back some of the fuzz-like qualities of the circuit to deliver an aggressive tone tailored for contemporary metal genres.

A legacy of tone

The Ratsbane continues Wampler Pedals' tradition of improving on classic circuits. Guitarists have long clamored for Brian Wampler to apply his expertise to this seminal distortion pedal and the Ratsbane exceeds all expectations. An essential tool for blues, rock and metal players, the Ratsbane Distortion Effects Pedal delivers a benchmark tone that has stood the test of time.

Wampler Ratsbane Distortion Effects Pedal Gray
Wampler Ratsbane Distortion Effects Pedal Gray
Wampler Ratsbane Distortion Effects Pedal Gray

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  • Built in the U.S.A.
  • High-grade components picked for their superior sound and response
  • True bypass
  • 9V-18V power jack (no battery connector inside)
  • Five controls: Volume, Distortion, Filter, Gain Switch and Voice Switch
  • Includes Wampler’s limited 5-year warranty

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  • 1.5" x 3.5" x 1.5" (38.1 mm x 88.9 mm x 38.1 mm)–height excludes knobs and switches

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