Since late 2009, Brad Paisley has been using Wampler Pedals. He started with the Faux AnalogEcho, then got an Ego Compressor and then had the Underdog overdrive.
Everything was great until his tech at the time, Chad, mentioned that Brad still was not quite settled on the overdrive sound he was getting from his live rig. He asked if Wampler could look at making a pedal.
Brad's 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 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 at Wampler made some circuits and sent them off. There were a couple of "tweaks" here and there to be made and then finally, when official "proto #2" landed it went straight into the live rack and out on the H20world tour.
That prototype has now been made into the Brad Paisley signature "Paisley Drive" and goes with Brad wherever he goes. When you see Brad live, or performing live on the TV, and you are blown away by his overdriven tone, it's the Paisley Drive.
The truly great thing about this pedal is that it works great even with non-Telecaster style guitars. It brings the best out of your Strat, or anything you may have loaded with humbuckers. You no longer need to have individual pedals for your guitars; the Paisley Drive will make each one sing.
The built-in tonal controls, the presence, and the mid contour switches will make this pedal the single most versatile and complete overdrive pedal you have ever owned. In fact, it might be the last one you ever buy.
-Hand made in the U.S.A.
-High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
-Completely true bypassBattery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
-As used by Brad Paisley live and in the studio
-Volume, Gain and Tone control pots2 switches - controlling presence (brightness) and midrange frequency contour
-Can be very transparent or have a warm midrange bump with no loss of bottom end