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Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal   

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Sometimes you need extreme gain, sometimes you need mild overdrive...this pedal does that with an awesome "Brown Sound"! It has an extremely tweakabl...Read More

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A distortion designed to achieve Eddie Van Halen's unmistakable tone, the "brown sound".

Sometimes you need extreme gain, sometimes you need mild overdrive...this pedal does that with an awesome "Brown Sound"! It has an extremely tweakable EQ - from scooped mids to tons of warm mids, all with the turn of 2 knobs.

This pedal has 4 knobs -- two separate tone controls that act as a sort of parametric EQ, gain and volume. It also has a 'bright' switch that adds a ton of variety and is very handy when playing a dark sounding amp, as well as another toggle switch that will give you high gain "Brown Sound" tones.

Pinnacle v. Pinnacle Deluxe

The Pinnacle and Pinnacle Deluxe share the same great tone. The difference comes in the form of a couple special features found on the Deluxe version that make it more involved for us to make, but which add some extra versatility for you. While the standard Pinnacle has a toggle switch to control its Gain Boost, the Pinnacle Deluxe has that same functionality on a foot switch, so you can kick it in without having to bend down in the middle of a song. The only other difference is that the Pinnacle Deluxe has an additional, internal volume adjustment (just in case you need to go to "11" on the output volume). Because of the added switch, the Pinnacle Deluxe is a little bit larger than the standard Pinnacle, something to keep in mind if you're running a packed pedal board.

Which Pinnacle is right for you isn't a question of tone, because they both nail that coveted "Brown Sound". It just comes down to whether you need the special features found on the Pinnacle Deluxe, or prefer the smaller footprint of the standard Pinnacle.

Zeke Clark, Edward Van Halen's longtime renowned guitar tech played through a Pinnacle and this is what he had to say:
"I've played tons of pedals that promised that "Brown Sound"... this pedal NAILS it better than anything I've ever heard or played."
- Zeke Clark, former tech for Eddie Van Halen

FEATURES
  • Hand made in the U.S.A.
  • High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
  • Completely true bypass
  • Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
  • Boost switch alters gain structure to take it from overdrive to distortion.
  • High gain, crunchy and dynamic pedal with an extremely tweakable EQ
  • High boost switch for using with amps that are not very bright and sparkly clean
  • Powder coated durable finish

The pinnacle for distortion. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Pinnacle Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Deluxe: 3.5" x 4.5" (88.9mm x 114.3mm)
  • Power draw: 9mA
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WamplerPinnacle Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.7

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5.0

Great Pedal for Crunch & Gain

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from Raleigh, NC

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Gigs Studio

Comments about Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

First of all, no pedal is going to give THE Brown Sound of Eddie Van Halen as this would involve re-working amps, thousands of doll ars in gear and MANY hours of tweaking, more tweaking then re-tweaking..

BUT!!!! For a compact distortion/gain pedal, this is without question one of the top stomp boxes that wraps up that Brown-esq Sound in a roughly 4x4 package.

My all time favorite distortion pedal would be the Blackstar HT-Dual which has a tube in the pedal. For that reason it is not a fair comparison (in my opinion) but for what it's worth, the HT-Dual has the best distortion with the most transparency than any other pedal I've heard or played through.

The only source of distortion that tops the HT-Dual is using a custom modified amp for gain. Most people with this set-up also have a separate amp for clean tones or multiple amps for a variety, if it's done correctly.

Unless you have your own guitar tech, lugging all of that gear around for a gigging band is not all that practical, especially since the 'thing' now is simplicity & utilizing minimal dinosaur gear to obtain incredible tone... that brings me back to the Pinnacle -- for being a medium sized, non-tube stomp box, it packages a LOT of punch for the price point and being that it does not have a tube, the sound dialed in will be more predictable & consistent.

That being said, this is my favorite "non-tube" distortion pedal. It really sounds great & has just the right amount of controls to dial in the sound you're looking for.

Stop thinking about it.. pull the trigger & buy it!

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4.0

Great pedal for the price..It should be!

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from Youngstown oh

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Really good pedal, gave me the tones I've been looking for from pedals for years.its just a pretty penny to own own of these beauties.

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5.0

A Magic Box!

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from Surfside Beach, SC

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Tube Tone
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Wampler Pinnacle Deluxe Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

Wampler pedals are all fantastic. The Pinnacle can easily replicate the desired "brown sound" but can give you many more overdrive/distortion sounds.

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