LunaStone Wise Guy review

A real wise guy

  • £209
  • €241
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Our Verdict

A naturally touch-sensitive overdrive and boost that will get your amp cooking.

Pros

  • Superb tonal options.

Cons

  • Not many to speak of.

With an identical control layout to the Big Fella, the Wise Guy’s circuitry is based around the JRC4558D op-amp that’s closely associated with the Tube Screamer genre of overdrives. 

Where the Big Fella has plenty of bottom-end, here it is rolled off in favour of an upper midrange emphasis, TS-style, that can tease out singing sustain. This goes beyond a mere clone, though. 

While it does offer that classic TS mid-boosted overdrive tone, there’s much more gain available if you need it, with a very natural touch sensitivity going on that responds well to playing nuances. 

The boost part of the pedal comes post-drive (as on the Big Fella) and, as such, offers up to 15dB to take the overall volume up or drive your amp harder: get it set just right in conjunction with the drive side of the pedal and you have great options for progressively adding more dirt to your natural amp sound. 

A naturally touch-sensitive overdrive and boost that will get your amp cooking. 

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Tech Specs

OriginDenmark