What do you get when Brian Wampler, a man who has built an empire on some of the most respected distortion and overdrive pedals on the market, chases the guitar tone of Ola Englund (The Haunted, Feared, Six Feet Under), one of the world’s most awesome-sounding and instantly identifiable metal guitarists? You get the Dracarys.
This vicious stompbox effortlessly embraces any sub-genre of metal, thanks to its finely tuned EQ and Tight/Open switch. But tap into its decidedly modern soul, and the Dracarys will instantly morph your clean amp into one of the most savage and modern high-gain powerhouses this side of Mr. Englund himself. As Ola puts it, no matter type of high-gain tones you’re looking for, “It can definitely deliver the chug.”
Brian Wampler’s ability to distill the playing experience of a cranked guitar amp into a box that fits on your pedalboard makes him among the premier effects builders in the world. So when he came across the genre-defining tones on Ola Englund’s YouTube channel, the gauntlet was thrown down. He had to create a pedal that contained that same searing gain, percussive low end, unparalleled note clarity. He had to create the Dracarys.
There are almost as many legendary heavy metal guitar tones as there are headbangers, and the Dracarys nails each those tones admirably. But turn up the gain, throw the gain switch to tight, and dial in the EQ and you’ll witness the pedal come alive with the teeth and sheer force that propels today’s most inspired metal guitarists.
All the power
Modern Metal has moved on so much in the last 20 years we HAD to make a pedal that reflected it. It’s not about the gain, well… not completely, it’s about the voicing, the depth, the agression and most importantly, the power. The Dracarys melts faces, but only on your command.
With a signature Wampler 3 band active EQ and two styles of clipping, the Dracarys allows you to breathe all kinds of fire through your rig… But, wait a minute, it works great at lower levels of gain as well? You need a classic rock OD, drop that gain down and be amazed at what you hear!
The complexity of the gain in the Dracarys is what makes it so powerful, it’s not a thick blanket like other pedals, it’s not a fuzz style, it’s the clearest, heaviest and most crushing gain you’ll ever hear… it’s almost enough gain to grant you Swedish residency.
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 Dracarys Distortion. 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-grand components selected for their superior sound and response
- Top-mounted jacks make pedalboard placement effortless
- Relay true-bypass switching doesn’t affect your tone when disengaged
- Soft-touch footswitch will last for years
- Includes Wampler’s limited 5-year warranty
- Battery connection and 9v power jack
- Power draw: 29mA (at 9v) and 31mA (at 18v) (LED will flash 3 times when power from battery is getting low)
- 2.50″ x 4.50″ x 1.5″ (63.5mm x 114.3mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches
- Includes Wampler’s limited 5-year warranty
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.
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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.
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