Wampler Velvet Fuzz

Black Velvet pedal, if you please

The Wampler Velvet Fuzz is more than just a three-knob fuzzbox - it also has a Big/Tight switch to change its voicing to suit your needs.

"Brian Wampler has based this model on the 'aggressive yet smooth' sound of a vintage fuzz driving a Marshall stack"

Brian Wampler has based this model on the 'aggressive yet smooth' sound of a vintage fuzz driving a Marshall stack, and on the Big setting you can hear that in action with plenty of bottom end and lots of fat, squelchy compression on your fuzzed-out notes - right in the zone to get a Hendrix vibe going.

Switch to the Tight mode and there's still plenty of fuzz, but it's leaner with a tightened bottom end, tilting more towards distortion than out-and-out fuzz. Everything from Jack White riffage to comfortably smooth Gilmour leads can be dialled in on this setting.

We love a good fuzzbox, and the Velvet Fuzz is one of the most versatile we've heard lately: it will give you that vintage 60s thing, but also something that you may find more current, all cleaning up seamlessly with your volume knob.

MusicRadar Rating

4.5 / 5 stars
Pros

Strong, versatile tones. Responsive. Good build.

Cons

Not much.

Verdict

Versatile fuzz with two voices for 60s and modern sounds.

Dimensions

63 x 55 x 114

Country of Origin

USA

Features

True bypass

Battery/Adaptor Type

9V Battery Nine-volt mains adaptor

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