Thoughts about wamplers' paisley overdrive

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by jonkay1, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. jonkay1

    jonkay1 Tele-Meister

    May 3, 2003
    Sacramento, California
    I have owned this pedal for about a year or so, it still remains on my pedal board. I must say that at first I didn't really like it all that much. It doesn't do much for "chickin' pickin'" and it doesn't even come close to Brad Paisleys' tone. So my initial thinking was that this pedal sucked. However, I found that if you crank the gain up high, it becomes a great distortion pedal. It works very well for Skynard stuff or Credence, or heavier stuff like Doors or Cream, or Eric Clapton. So I have come to like this pedal a lot, but not so much for country. In the right context, it is a good sounding pedal. Forget about that whole Brad Paisley thing, I'm sure he doesn't use one.
  2. HC

    HC Tele-Holic

    Dec 14, 2004
    The Paisley Drive isn't supposed to be a BP-tone-in-a-box pedal. It was developed as an overdrive/distortion for and with Brad and why would he want the sound he already had from his amps in pedalform? He simply wanted an OD pedal that would give him what he wanted for higher gain stuff and the Paisley Drive has been on his board since it was released. And the protos prior to that. Glad you found a use for it and are happy with it now though. :)
  3. tonedreamer

    tonedreamer Tele-Holic

    Mar 5, 2012
    Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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  4. Coop47

    Coop47 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2009
    I'm pretty sure he does. If I remember the story correctly from the Wampler podcast, Brian brought Paisley two or three prototypes, one of which Brian thought was clearly the best sounding and hoped would be picked. Paisley picked another one, and that's the one that has his name on it. Wampler seems to have a pretty close relationship with the guys who have signature pedals.
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