Belle Overdrive

With the Belle, Brian Wampler has taken a classic low gain overdrive circuit and tweaked it to perfection…

Belle Overdrive

The pedal that inspired this circuit has been around for a long time in various forms but most versions of it have too much of a “Hi Fi” sound about them, they fail to get the right mix of clarity and bass that is needed to make this overdrive sing. Brian has added further gain capabilities to this circuit, and added a bass control that controls all the harmonics from smooth and creamy to tight and crunchy.

The sound this circuit delivers is a firm favorite in Nashville and Brian Wampler’s take is everything you would expect it to be – high quality components, a beautiful enclosure, and a glorious tone.  If you set the gain low and the bass control up high, you get a wonderful clean boost sound that can rival any Klone circuit, but when you spin the bass down and the gain all the way up, you suddenly find yourself with an awesome transparent overdrive / medium distortion sound with all the crunch you need.

The Color control is more than just a standard tone control and it’s pretty unique to this circuit. Dialling it right or left will either boost or cut the high and low end a little, but the midrange frequencies are left well alone.  Combine this with the Bass control and you have a very versatile tone shaping palette with Wampler’s legendary ease of use. Brian has also added a push switch on the side which will control the amount of compression and alter the clipping structure in the circuit for some extra punch.

This pedal can add some serious muscle to your country, some extra grit to your blues, and some soaring boosts to rock – it’s such a flexible drive we know you are going to love stacking it with your favorite pedals as much as playing it straight through a clean amp.

(16 customer reviews)


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Shape your tone

The Color control is more than just a standard tone control and it’s pretty unique to this circuit. Dialling it right or left will either boost or cut the high and low end a little, but the midrange frequencies are left well alone.  Combine this with the Bass control and you have a very versatile tone shaping palette with Wampler’s legendary ease of use.

Flexibility at heart

This pedal is equally at home with both humbucker and single-coil equipped guitars. It can add some serious muscle to your country, some extra grit to your blues, and some soaring boosts to rock – it’s such a flexible and powerful drive that we are sure you are going to love stacking it with your favorite pedals as much as playing it straight through a clean amp.

Change it up

We have included a push switch on the side which will control the amount of compression and clipping structure in the circuit for some extra punch. Our Bass control alters the harmonics from smooth and creamy to tight and crunchy. This is a great pedal for all scenarios with its huge, open, balanced, responsive tones.


Brian Wampler’s attention to detail and commitment to bringing you the best-sounding & most usable Effects Boxes on the market is nothing new. Those qualities are on full display within the Belle. We’re all tone-freaks, and we’re always trying new things, but we hope this pedal finds its forever home on your pedalboard, so we built it to last that long.

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Technical Details
  •   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)
  •   Power draw: between 11.4mA (9v) and 14.1mA (18v)
  •   Five controls – Level, Gain, Color, Bass and Compression Clipping Switch – Disengaged (Out) for more compression, Engaged (In) for a more open sound.
  •   Includes Wampler’s limited 5-year warranty
  •   1.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.5″ (38.1mm x 88.9mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches
Customer Support
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Wampler offers a 30 day no questions asked return policy on any pedal purchased through the website. In order to satisfy the requirements for the return the pedal must have the battery inside, complete with all original packaging and all in as new condition. Please contact us via [email protected] to arrange (please include your order number) the return. Please note, any pedal bought through a dealer is not applicable – please refer to their specific returns policy.

WAMPLER Pedals Limited Warranty. WAMPLER offers a five (5) year warranty to the original purchaser that this WAMPLER product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. A dated sales receipt will establish coverage under this warranty. This warranty does not cover service or parts to repair damage caused by accident, neglect, normal cosmetic wear, disaster, misuse, abuse, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping procedures and service, repair or modifications to the product, which have not been authorized by WAMPLER. If this product is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair replacement as provided below.

RETURN PROCEDURES. In the unlikely event that a defect should occur, follow the procedure outlined below. Defective products must be shipped, together with a dated sales receipt, freight pre-paid and insured directly to WAMPLER SERVICE DEPT – 5300 Harbor Street, Commerce, CA 90040, USA. A Return Authorization Number must be obtained from our Customer Service Department prior to shipping the product. Products must be shipped in their original packaging or its equivalent; in any case, the risk of loss or damage in transit is to be borne by the purchaser. The Returns Authorization Number must appear in large print directly below the shipping address. Always include a brief description of the defect, along with your correct return address and telephone number.

When emailing to inquire about a returned product, always refer to the Return Authorization Number. If WAMPLER determines that the unit was defective in materials or workmanship at any time during the warranty period, WAMPLER has the option or repairing or replacing the product at no additional charge, except as set forth below. All replaced parts become a property of WAMPLER. Products replaced or repaired under this warranty will be returned via ground shipping within the United States freight prepaid. WAMPLER is not responsible for costs associated with expedited shipping, either to WAMPLER or the return of the product to the customer.

INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE. In no event is WAMPLER liable for any incident or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability of the possibility of such damages, or any other claim by any other party. Some states do not allow the seclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION. Please complete the online warranty registration within (10) ten days of the date of purchase so that we may contact you directly in the event of a safety notification issued in accordance with the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantees that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experience radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s warranty to operate the equipment.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Our dedicated staff is ready to help you with any warranty or product questions – please email us at [email protected] or call us on (765) 352-8626.

Please remember to register your pedal as soon as possible after purchase at the following web page to ensure quicker service if you should ever need to make a warranty claim: warranty registration

(16 customer reviews)

16 reviews for Belle Overdrive

  1. Thomas Morgan

    This thing is absolutely sick. I previously owned a Nobels ODR mini and fell in love with the sound. What I didn’t love, though, was the overwhelming bass; it sounded great with some guitars and amps, but it was too much with others.

    Enter the Belle. This takes everything that makes the ODR great, then adds a bass control and a clipping switch! Using a neck pickup into the Belle is simply tonal heaven — it reminds me quite a bit of an overdriven Tweed Bassman.


  2. Will Cassady (lens music 98105)

    I don’t even know why there are any other overdrives

  3. Mr. Toad

    Love the tone I get from this. I tried Wampler’s Hot Wired first and loved the B side but the A side was not quite there. This one is! Hey Brian, combine this one with the B side of the Hot Wired and you got it!
    Only negative is the switch on the side. Love what it does but inconvenient location. Better if you could utilize one of the other controls as a push/push switch to activate it. That would make it 5 stars!

  4. Sean Jessie

    Just got the Belle on Friday and I have to say, it’s one of the best I have. I have it going through Marshall DSL 40CR and it. Just does so much. I also have it running into a Pantheon deluxe and Plexi Drive deluxe with a Tumnus Deluxe in front of it. Holy cow, my strat has never sounded so good! I’m a huge Wampler fan and they have hit yet another home run with the Belle! Forever Wampler fan!

  5. David DesRoches

    Summary of findings with the Belle: two issues:

    1) I found the mids to be too weak, even with turning down the color knob to help expose the mids. No luck. This isn’t tooo bad on chords, but not helpful for riffs. Even with the color knob turned down (to allow some amplitude breathing space for the mids i couldn’t rescue them – No amount of turning the color knob allowed the mids to come thru.
    – the color knob introduces highs that are a too high frequency-wise, sounds more like a presence knob than a normal treble knob.


    Compared Belle to Tumnus Deluxe and JRockett Rockaway Archer.

    Guitars: Fender US Elite Tele; Rickenbacker 330; Gretsch Tennessee Rose.

    Amp: Friedman BE50 (clean channel) into 4×12 Marshall cab with V30’s

    EQ pedal: Boss EQ200


    The Rockaway and Tumnus Deluxe are based on Klons, known for strong midrange.

    I found the Belle to be lacking in midrange heft, and needed to use the EQ200 to add mids and some lows before the pedals.

    The Belle has more of a hi-fi tone – very full-range – lots of bass and treble compared to the Tumnus and Rockaway.
    The Gretsch Tennessee Rose seemed to like the Belle. The other two guitars preferred the Tumnus Deluxe and Rockaway:


    Mind blown!
    I had a very fulfilling long jam yesterday with what I thought was my Analog Man King of Tone. When I stepped over to my board to change pedals I was surprised to see that I had been going through the Wampler Belle the whole time???? So I started AB’ing back and forth between the KOT and Belle in various settings I was able to match both the tone and playing feel of the KOT. I literally couldn’t hear or feel a difference. The benefit of the Belle is with the side button engaged I can hit my AC30 a little harder without the flub. Well done!

  7. Tim McKim

    This is the best gain pedal I have ever owned and I have bought and sold alot of them in the last 30 years. It sounds great with my tele and great with PRS humbucker guitar. I purchased it to stack with my Tumnus pedal but I can’t stop playing it all by itself. It give me great control over my tone with a little AC 10 vox amp. Totally satisfied with this pedal. Wampler hits a home run!

    • Wampler Pedals

      Thanks Tim!

  8. Bobby Lane

    I’ve been through a lot of overdrives searching for something that provides amp-like crunch into a clean amp. This is it!
    It takes a boost in front of it great to get over the top dirt. And, bonus, it’s fantastic at boosting a dirty amp to the next level. Love it.
    In just a couple of weeks it has become one of my favorite od pedals, ever.

  9. Loren

    I had 2 Nobels on my board years ago and don’t even know why I got rid of them. This pedal totally takes me back and gives so much more functionality than the originals. The Belle is only the first of many pedals I’m about to drop money on from Wampler. Thanks for amazing products guys!

    • Wampler Pedals

      Thanks for your kind words, Glad you love our products!

  10. Bob Long

    Your review *

    I’ve always wanted an Alt/Country pedal to play w/ humbuckers(Not a Tele guy); Old Nobels, New Nobels, Mojo Hand Fx, but this is the ONE & ONLY. I was lost & now I finally found it. Thanks so much, Brain Wampler

  11. I’ve always wanted an Alt/Country pedal to play w/ humbuckers(Not a Tele guy); Old Nobels, New Nobels, Mojo Hand Fx, but this is the ONE & ONLY. I was lost 7 now I am found. Thanks Brain Wamplernd

    Bob Long

  12. Kayle M.

    I went through quite a few overdrives before landing on this one. Safe to say it’s my all-time favourite!

    • Wampler Pedals

      Thank you – we think its a great drive too!

  13. John E.

    Quickly turning into one of my favorite pedals! Right next to my long time favorite Tumnus!

  14. Brent S

    Simply awesome!
    I can’t dial in a bad tone on it! I will be removing my Keeley mod TS9, and another long time favorite for the Belle! She will join my paisley, ego, and terra!
    Thanks Brian and staff!!!

  15. Mike the shoe guy

    This pedal is fantastic. I could not recommend it more, and I have owned at least 50 drive pedals – including the duelist, the protein, the Gladio, and the King of Tone, and I build many pedals for myself and freinds. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I prefer this tiny, silly little green pedal to most of my other drives now. I was NOT expecting this to be the case. Seriously, its good. I don’t ever write reviews, but felt I should for this one as it truly impressed me. Nice job Wampler team.

  16. David Sommerville

    Mine just came today, and I couldn’t be happier. Absolutely nails the tone and fits the job I was after. It pairs beautifully with my mini-Ego compressor. Another Wampler home run!

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