The Moxie Overdrive is Brian Wampler’s twisted take on a vintage TS10® Tube Screamer® style circuit in a compact, pedalboard friendly enclosure. The original Ibanez® Tube Screamer® is one of the most emulated circuit designs of all time and has been pushing amplifiers since it was first released in the late 1970s. While many companies create 808/TS9 style pedals, the TS10® was always a favorite of Brian’s. Capable of anything from light boost to a gritty drive that can send an amplifier into heavily overdriven tones, the Moxie is an ultra-flexible, wonderfully warm and rich pedal but with an extra bite. In addition to the standard controls, Brian has added two unique switches. The Voice switch adds clarity by changing the entire EQ associated with this design giving it a more transparent yet robust tone. The Fat switch adds an extra dimension of gain with a custom MOSFET clipping stage, reminiscent of a classic high-end boutique amp.
Staying true to the vintage sound of a TS10® Tube Screamer®, the Moxie is powered by the classic 4558 chip, enabling it to scream with authentic woody tones. Use it to pour out a cold shot of Texas Blues, add gravity to rhythm chops, or tighten up and push your lead channel into brutal high gain. Whatever the genre, this little pedal has got it covered. The Moxie is sensitive to nuanced picking with layers of complex harmonics allowing it to play nicely with a broad section of amplifiers and pedals. Stack this with another distortion or overdrive pedal like the Wampler Ratsbane, Tumnus, or Belle for a huge variety of inspiring tones.
The circuit that inspired this pedal has a well documented tendency to drop the bass and treble frequencies, giving it a prominent midrange bump. Brian wanted to solve this issue – so he added a custom Voice switch which adds additional wizardry to boost the bass and treble up while decreasing the midrange, giving the player a much more natural sounding and brawny overdrive tone when set to the right.
Not content with just the one tonal alteration, Brian also added a Fat switch which introduces MOSFET clipping which alters the overdrive compression and texture. This switch, when engaged to the right, adds a significant amount of gain while retaining a clear, organic, zen-like tone.
Brian Wampler’s attention to detail and commitment to designing the best and most player-friendly products out there are second to none. Those qualities are on full display within the Moxie. From its convenient form factor to its true-bypass switching, the Moxie is all Wampler.
- High-grade components selected for superior sound and response, premium finish and controls.
- Based on one of the most classic overdrive circuits of all time, the TS10® Tube Screamer®.
- Volume, Gain and Tone controls
- Fat switch to enhance your gain structure
- Voice switch to equalize the critical midrange
- Dimensions: 1.5” x 3.5” x 1.5” (38.1mm x 88.9mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches
- Power draw: 11mA at 9v, 16mA at 18v
- 9-18v power jack – DC supply only, no battery connection within
The following designations are not owned by or associated with Wampler Pedals, Inc. but are instead owned by their respective owners: Ibanez, Tube Screamer, TS10