Phenom Distortion

The Phenom Distortion is a dynamic distortion pedal which uses JFET based clipping instead of Op-amp and Diode based clipping and is loosely based on legendary “5150” style tones.

Phenom Distortion

Wampler’s Collective Series pedals are packed with features for players of all levels. Designed for affordability without compromising on the qualities that epitomize Wampler, every Collective Series pedal allows you to easily dial in rich, fat tones ideal for beginners and professionals alike. Welcome to the Collective.

The Phenom Distortion is a dynamic distortion pedal which uses JFET based clipping instead of Op-amp and Diode based clipping and is loosely based on the legendary “5150” style tones.  The fets are driven much in the same way that tubes can be cranked to overdrive an Amplifier into a distorted sound courtesy of a unique Brian Wampler circuit design.  The Phenom offers a range of tones from a deep, punchy rhythm sound to an ultra-responsive lead tone perfect for soaring solos and crisp harmonics. It has a flexible voicing switch that selects either bright or classic modes, independent gain and volume controls, and a powerful 3-band EQ.

(3 customer reviews)

$99.99

In stock

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Welcome to the Collective

Wampler’s Collective Series pedals are packed with features for players of all levels. Designed for affordability without compromising on the qualities that epitomize Wampler, every Collective Series pedal allows you to easily dial in rich, fat tones ideal for beginners and professionals alike.

Original Circuit

The Phenom Distortion is a dynamic distortion pedal which uses JFET based clipping instead of Op-amp and Diode based clipping and is loosely based on the legendary “5150” style tones. Phenom is a flexible and organic distortion pedal with an original Brian Wampler circuit that is sure to become a classic.

Classic and Bright Modes

In Classic mode, the Phenom Distortion delivers smooth, tight low-end punch and soaring lead tones. The Bright mode adds a glassy harmonic overtone which can accentuate different playing techniques and cuts through any live mix.

Great Value, Wampler quality

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 Collective Series of pedals.

See it in action:

Technical Details
  • Collective Series pedal designed by Brian Wampler
  • Dual voiced distortion pedal with switchable voicing modes
  • Bright mode for added cut and aggression
  • Classic mode for a smooth, robust distortion
  • High-grade components selected for superior sound and response
  • Volume, Gain and 3-band EQ controls
  • Top mounted input and output jacks and power connector
  • Dimensions: 2.5” x 4.4” x 1.4″ (63.5 mm x 112mm x 35.5mm) – height excludes knobs and switches
  • Power draw: 5mA, 9-18V DC
  • Includes limited 5-year warranty
Customer Support

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Wampler offers a 30 day no questions asked return policy on any pedal purchased through the wamplerpedals.com 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

(3 customer reviews)

3 reviews for Phenom Distortion

  1. Julio Serrano

    Great, versatile pedal! Arrived today and I was impressed by its range: can go from overdriven tones to metal distortion (by itself, you can get pretty close to the Black album sound). I’m loving this pedal. This is my introduction to Wampler and it’s been incredible. Thanx Brian for making these affordable marvels. Greetings from Mexico!

  2. Giselle

    I’ve had the Phenom about a month and I’m still figuring out all it can do. Right now it’s at the end of my drive chain, running at about 9 o’clock. On its own, almost a bluesbreaker tone. Stacking into it I can get any brown Eddie tone and more. With the gain low, driving into it is the same as raising the knob. The Phenom’s tone is more apparent the harder you drive it when used this way. I come out of it into a Klon type pedal for extra headroom, or a compressor. Love my Wampler pedals and I want more!

    • Wampler Pedals

      Glad you are enjoying the pedal 🙂

  3. Thomas Lhamon

    Brian does a great job of making all of the controls audible. Most pedal makers add switches that change the “feel” of the pedal which to me is like day and later that day. This pedal is no exception. All controls are usable for the entire range and the bright switch is very noticeable. I’ve had trouble getting the sound I keep hearing in my head, but the Phenom nailed it. I have it in front of a plexi-type preamp and it sounds incredible. It gave me the gain I wanted without sounding muddy and amazingly the noise and hiss was still minimal. Thanks Brian for getting in my head and finding that tone for me.

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