The Low Blow features two clipping modes, three-band EQ, and a notch filter.

Martinsville, Indiana (July 2, 2015) -- Several years ago Brian Wampler started on tweaking a bass circuit, it's been out to more players than we can remember, with each one making a suggestion about how it can be improved. After this, they all started saying, "That's it, it's perfect". That was the point Brian started to really refine it. Working with Wampler engineer (and bass player) Jake Steffes, Brian tuned the gain stages to perfection and the Low Blow was born.

Each of the two clipping modes - Smooth and Jagged - react just the way you would expect them too. Smooth giving you more of an overdrive with the jagged being more distorted. The addition of a 3 band EQ (Bass, Mids, and Treble) allows a player to have more tonal control no matter what the gig calls for. With the he Notch Filter switch, you can help tighten/clean up common cabinet “woof” without having to turn down. The Low Blow also features Wampler’s standard top mounted jacks and our soft click electrical relay true by-pass switch.

Features:

  • Hand built 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)
  • Power draw: 35mA
  • Active 3 band EQ
  • 2 clipping modes, smooth and jagged
  • Switchable notch filter

MSRP: $209.97 USD

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With purity of tone found in the heart of the Latitude Deluxe, Wampler Brings to you the Latitude Standard.

With its smooth, creamy, and vocal like tremolo characteristics – the Latitude standard has the same “blackface” inspired tremolo as its big brother, the Latitude Deluxe, but in a smaller, stripped down package. The Latitude Standard features top mounted jacks and our soft click electrical relay true by-pass switch. We use a true-bypass relay because it utilizes a quieter and smoother switch that is more reliable than traditional bypass switches. Your original tone/signal will remain unaffected when the pedal is not engaged.

The Latitude Standard also features the same great volume control option as the Latitude Deluxe so your tremolo effect will never get lost in the mix. With the constant tremolo speed indicator light, you know exactly where your tremolo will be before you even engage it – giving you convenient and accurate tremolo speeds each and every time.

Features:

  • Hand built in the U.S.A.
  • High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
  • Completely true bypass
  • 9v power jack - DC supply only, no battery connection within.
  • Power draw: 30mA
  • Pulse LED to show tempo
  • Level, Speed and Depth control

MSRP: $189.97 USD

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Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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