Brad Paisley: Paisley Drive
I’m guessing that most of you know the story about Brian modding a pedal and throwing it onto the stage in front of Brad Paisley?
Brad Paisley: Paisley Drive
It's true, at a gig Brian once threw a modified pedal at the feet of Brad Paisley in the hope that he would pick it up and try it. Fortunately for us, and you, Brad’s tech picked it up, played it - digged it and gave it to Brad who took it away and LOVED it. From that point on, he has used and loved Wampler Pedals.
After a few years of using our pedals (Ego, Underdog and Faux AnalogEcho) Brad’s tech at the time, Chad, mentioned to Brian that Brad wasn’t 100% content with his tone and maybe we should all work together to make the perfect overdrive for Brad to record and tour with. His requirements were quite “simple”… it needs to be clean but get crunchy with some “beef” to it. It needs to have a fluid tone when soloing. It needs to add a little hair to the tone but then but then has to be able to give flat out ball busting gain, oh… but please do not wreck the tonality. It needs to have everything, in a pedal format, but do not make it sound like a pedal!
Over a period of months, Brian made some circuits and sent them off, there were a couple of “tweaks” here and there to be made and then finally, when official “prototype v2.0” landed, it went straight into the live rack and out on the 2010 “Brad Paisley: H20” world tour.
“…we actually recorded this (pedal) in the studio, you know, trying it out. I turned up a Trainwreck Amp that I’ve got and compared the sound of the distortion and it was very, very similar. And that’s a very good test because any time a pedal can mimic a great overdriven amp then you’re on to something…”
There aren’t many superstars recording and touring today that are bigger than Brad Paisley. With 3 Grammy’s and 18 nominations, you could say he is the biggest. So, when he needs a signature tone, the only person he could turn to to realise the tone he had in his head was Brian Wampler.
With 3 EQ curves and a switchable presence control, there is no combination of guitar and amp that the Paisley Drive can’t improve upon. If you need a ‘screamer, it’s there, if you need something a little less prominent, it’s there… If you need scooped, it’s there.
It’s not just for Country
As the pedal is based on Brad’s favorite amps and pedals, this pedal is definitely not just for country music. It can bring the blues, the rock and even, when scooped and pushed, can bring the metal out of your amp.
Built for Forever
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 Paisley Drive. We’re all tone-freaks, and we’re always trying new things, but we hope this pedal finds it’s forever home on your pedalboard, so we built it to last that long.
See it in action:
- Built in the U.S.A.
- High grade components picked for their superior sound and response
- 2 switches – Presence and Mid Contour
- Relay true bypass with soft switch
- Top mounted input and output jacks
- Battery connection and 9v power jack
- Power draw: between 9mA (9v) and 17mA (18v) (LED will flash 3 times when power from battery is getting low)
- Includes Wampler’s limited 5-year warranty
- As used by Brad Paisley live and in the studio 2.5” x 4.5” x 1.5″ in size (63.5mm x 114.3mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches
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