Wampler has unveiled its new Ratsbane mini-pedal.
Inspired by the legendary ProCo Rat, the overdrive/distortion/fuzz mini-pedal aims to run the tonal gamut from light 'drive to all-out fuzz mayhem, with controls for volume, filter, and distortion.
The filter – described (opens in new tab) by Wampler as the Ratsbane's "secret sauce" – gives users a clear "high-frequency attack" when turned counter-clockwise, and a satisfying, warmer sound when turned clockwise.
The distortion, meanwhile, gives the user rich harmonics and a "throaty," fuzz-filled distortion when cranked, and a deep gain-booster when dialed down.
A gain switch, meanwhile, offers three gain voices – the middle being the stock gain, the left being a smooth gain boost, and the right an "insane" amount of cream-like distortion. The pedal's voice switch, meanwhile, slightly changes its compression and clipping.
The Wampler Ratsbane mini-pedal is available now for $149.
For more info on the pedal, stop by wamplerpedals.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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