The team's opinion: The Wampler Paisley Drive is the signature overdrive of the brilliant country guitarist Brad Paisley! Grab a Fender Telecaster and it's Southern Rock. Ok, but can we reduce this pedal only to this use? No, don't worry!
You should know that despite its “signature” it is a relatively all-terrain overdrive. The saturation level is not phenomenal but will allow you to obtain a very nice rock sound, especially with guitars equipped with single coils.
But its real strength lies in its 2 switches. The first, from “Presence” will allow you to clear up the sound. Especially with a Les Paul type guitar, in order to gain presence in the high mids. The Second of “Contour” is for me the one that makes all its originality. Thanks to the latter you can go from a US voicing to a more UK type!
Two very significant features for guitarists looking for versatility and we understand better why the master Brad wanted an overdrive capable of sounding American as well as English. Obviously, this saturation is not made for modern metal.
The Wampler Paisley Drive is an interesting and above all smart pedal. It will allow you to get closer to the sound of our Texan friend, but is versatile enough to tackle other registers. And that is cool !
A good alternative to Crazy Tube Circuits Stardust, more US oriented. Find our used effects pedals in test on our channel Youtube.