Wampler Clarksdale Delta: Everything You Need to Know

Brian Wampler is back in the Sam Ash Studio to give us insight into why he designed the Wampler Clarksdale Delta Overdrive. In response to customer feedback, he didn’t want to put out the same pedal that’s been done many times before, so he made his own version of a TS or 808 style overdrive. With active bass and mid control circuits, you can add more bottom end, scoop the mids, and have all the same tone control that you’d expect from an 808 style circuit. There’s a toggle switch to change the diodes in the Clarksdale. These are appropriately named the Big or Smooth settings. Brian will play you plenty of examples and take you through the unique design as he showcases the Wampler Clarksdale Overdrive.

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.