Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Tom Quayle: Dual Fusion - Coming soon from Wampler Pedals



Sometime in mid 2011 we received an email from Tom Quayle showing an interest in our pedals. So, after some discussion Tom bought a Euphoria and a Paisley Drive. From the moment he plugged them in, his tone had been taken a huge step forward.

When playing high energy Fusion, you need dirt that follows every move you make. It needs to allow the guitar to work and respond perfectly, and with Wampler Pedals, Tom found this.

When we got to meet Tom in person that following January in NAMM, a discussion took place where Tom told us what he loved about that combination and what wasn't quite working. We loved his thoughts. At the show, a concept was born that took just over 12 months to be realized.

Wampler Tom Quayle Dual Fusion Pedal


So, what was that idea? It was quite simple (well, it appeared that way). Take those two circuits, highlight the most usable tones, modify them extensively to ensure that they stack perfectly and then put them in the the same box. Also, make the stacking switchable... C1 into C2, or C2 into C1. While you are there, separate them with dedicated inputs/outputs should you use a looper switching system. Basically, make it as versatile and usable as possible.



Upon receiving the first prototype Tom said "The major improvement is just how amp-like the response is. In that department I have never played a pedal that is as good as this. It sounds exactly like a gainy tube amp and feels like one too. It's very exciting and fun to play through - you totally forget that you're playing a pedal."



How does it compare to the originals? Well, that is a good question. The main think you will notice when playing the Dual Fusion is that the gain structures are more refined on both sides, both sound slightly more natural and they are more organic. Transparency is the word. When you stack them together the transparency of them really shines through.



The Tom Quayle signature Dual Fusion. Coming soon from Wampler Pedals. http://www.wamplerpedals.com/signature/dual-fusion.html

NAMM '13 - Wampler Pedals Tom Quayle Dual Fusion Signature Pedal Demo - Guitar Interactive Magazine