It's here - the long awaited "Black '65 Overdrive" (formerly called 'Blackface Overdrive'). I've had tons and tons of folks ask me when I was coming out with an overdrive pedal that emulates the sound of a cranked fender amp. I wanted to get it JUST right, and spent a good 9 months breadboarding and prototyping tons of different ideas and a/b-ing with various fender amps to make sure it was accurate.
Once I got one that I was 100% happy with, I took it to Brent Mason (www.brentmason.com) and brought a bunch of my competitors pedals that are supposed to do the same thing. Brent knows Fender amps like none other, and I knew if HE thought it was good, I had a winner. Long story short, he LOVED it!
At this time, we will only build 100 or so of these.
A common question I get is "What is the difference between the Ecstasy and the Black '65?" The ecstasy is completely different from the Black 65. Tonally, the black '65 is going to sound more like a fender type of sound - I've heard guys say they hear twin, some say vibrolux, some say deluxe reverb. Regardless, it still has that "Blackface" type of sound. When you turn it up, it's going to break up more like the amp would if you turn it up. The boost switch is basically adding a booster in front of this circuit to give it more gain.
The Ecstasy is a completely different sound than the blackface. I would describe it more like a cross between a Timmy and Zendrive tonally, with a switch that gives you a compressed overdrive, a crunchy overdrive, or a light fuzzy type of tone, perfect for Eric Johnson type stuff.
Circuit-wise, they are in completely different camps too. The ecstasy is using opamps with diode clippers while the black '65 is a JFET based circuit.
- 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)
- Controls: Volume, Gain, Bass, Mids, Treble, Gain boost switch
- 2.5" x 4.5" in size
- Ultra-bright LED for ease of use
- 5 Year Warranty
- Powder coated durable finish
- Completely original circuitry
- Stacks VERY well with other pedals
- (2010-08-11) Wampler Black '65 Overdrive Pedal Video Demo by Roger Fortner
- (2010-08-25) Nashville Amp Expo '10 - Wampler Black '65 Walk-Thru by What's That Dude Play?
- (2010-08-25) Black '65 and Ecstasy Drive comparison by Wampler Pedals by Wampler Pedals
- (2010-08-28) Wampler Pedals: BLACK '65 Overdrive (with Telecaster) by Burgerman666
- (2010-08-28) Wampler Pedals: Black '65 OD, Cranked AC, Plexi-Drive. Together! by Burgerman666
- (2010-08-28) Wampler Pedals: BLACK '65 Overdrive (with MM Axis) by Burgerman666
- (2010-09-01) Sol Philcox: Black '65 Overdrive by Wampler Pedals by Wampler Pedals
- (2010-11-10) wampler black65 soul power tweed ltd by atsushi964
- (2011-01-30) Wampler Black 65 Overdrive guitar effects pedal demo by Gearmanndude
- (2011-02-15) Wampler Black 65 Overdrive Demo! by Fat Tone Guitars
- (2011-03-06) Wampler Black '65 Overdrive Demo by Tibbon
- (2011-03-24) Wampler Black '65 Overdrive by MusicToyz
- (2011-05-20) Wampler Black '65 Overdrive by JetCityMusic
- (2011-05-24) wampler black65 demo by Guitar Planet Magazine
- (2011-06-22) Strymon El Capistan delay + Wampler Black '65 Overdrive demo by Tibbon
- (2011-12-06) Wampler Black 65, Hot Wired, Pinnacle & Triple Wreck by AndertonsMusic
- (2012-01-28) GUITAR OVERDRIVE WAMPLER BLACK '65 by JokeAndRazz
- (2012-02-01) Wampler Black '65 by ProGuitarShopDemos
- (2013-03-07) Two Notes Torpedo C.A.B with Wampler Black 65 by GuitarCubeChina
- (2013-04-21) Wampler Blackface '65 Guitar Pedal by MusicToyz
- (2014-03-09) Wampler Pedals Black '65 Demo by shnobel
- (2014-03-10) Wampler Pedals Euphoria vs Black '65 by shnobel
- (2014-08-24) Wampler 65 Black Vintage Overdrive Pedal by intheblues
- (2014-10-25) Wampler 65 Black Pedal Demo by 3MinutePedalDemos
- (2014-11-11) Tone Shaper - Black 65 by Wampler Pedals
- (2015-04-08) The Black '65, the secret weapon on my own and many others boards... It's all about the tone! by Wampler Pedals
- (2015-05-06) Wampler Pedals Black ´65 by Sam Vilo
- (2015-05-11) Wampler ´65 Home Tonez by Sam Vilo
- (2015-05-11) Wampler Black ´65 stacked w/ Pro Analog Power Driver by Sam Vilo
- (2016-08-02) GAS N' GO - Wampler Black '65 by 60 Cycle Hum
- (2017-02-20) WAMPLER BLACK '65 OD - IBANEZ RG270 - MESA BOOGIE LONESTAR SPECIAL by JokeAndRazz
- (2017-07-12) WAMPLER BLACK '65 - STRAT AM STANDARD '96 (Kinman) - KOCH STUDIOTONE by JokeAndRazz
- (1970-01-01) Wampler Black '65 Demo 2 (AC30TB).mp3 by Agreed
- (1970-01-01) Wampler Black '65 Demo.mp3 by Agreed
- (1970-01-01) Wampler Pedals Black 65’: Wampler Pedals - Black 65’ Overdrive w/ Strat
- (1970-01-01) Wampler Pedals Black 65’: Wampler Pedals - Black 65’ Overdrive w/Les Paul
- (2011-10-17) Wampler black 65 by InfoMusic