Wampler Tweed '57 Overdrive Pedal

Overdrive Pedal with True Bypass, Bass/Mid/Treble Tone Controls, Gain, Input Simulator Switch, and Powder Coated Finish
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Wampler Tweed '57 Overdrive Pedal
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Big Tweed Tone for Your Pedalboard

Plug your axe into the Wampler Tweed '57 overdrive pedal for the instant sound of a classic Fender amplifier cranked to the sweet spot. Brian Wampler spent almost a year comparing the Tweed '57 to his favorite Fender amps, tweaking the tone until it was just right. The cool Input Simulator switch re-creates the normal, bright, and linked input options from the classic Tweed amps. The switch works in tandem with the EQ and gain adjustments to give you unprecedented control of your tone. All you really need to know is that you can get the biting, dynamic, and responsive Fender tone from your rig with the Wampler Tweed '57 overdrive pedal.

Wampler Tweed '57 Overdrive Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • True-bypass overdrive pedal, designed to sound like a classic Fender amplifier
  • Handmade in the USA
  • Input Simulator switch re-creates the normal, bright, and linked input options
  • Can add bite and clarity to your clean tone
  • Overdrive tone sounds like a cranked vintage Fender amp
  • Bass, Mid, and Treble tone controls
  • Power via 9V battery or standard 9V power supply (not included)
Get the sound of a cranked vintage Fender amplifier with the Wampler Tweed '57!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Overdrive
Inputs 1 x instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Power Source 9V DC power supply required (sold separately)
Batteries 1 x 9V
Width 2.5"
Depth 4.5"
Manufacturer Part Number Tweed 57

Customer Reviews

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As expected

This is only my second wampler guitar pedal but it has quickly become one of my favorite brands. I bought this pedal to go with my fender 68 reissue vibrolux reverb and it worked exactly as I had expected. It complements the amp very well, and has a very organic sound, really blending with the tube amps natural sound and compression well. As I noticed with my other wampler pedal, ego compressor, the tweed 57's controls are very sensitive and have a lot of range. You really sound a difference as you dial it up. It's easy to dial in a balanced volume and there is a lot of dynamic to the gain channel, I here the most variation in th 0 to 50% range of the gain. And the gain does articulate notes better than some of my previous distortion pedals. I prefer the Linked channel because it give me more volume to the sound but the normal and bright channel are lighter and give more of a vintage sound. I was a little surprised by the EQ. My main set up is a messa mark five amp, and I usually dial in a fairly steep V on the EQ but after looking at the two wampler videos on the pedal I took his advice and cranked up the mid and found that gave me the best sound. I play mostly jazz fusion, blues and jam band music so I wasn't looking for a heavy distortion with a lot of chugging crunch or wailing sustain, and I've always liked fender distortion, so this pedal is great for me, but i wouldn't use it for any modern high gain sounds.
Music background: 26 years, a little of everything, blues, jazz, jam, rock, alternative


I can't testify as to how faithfully this recreates anything that it's supposed to be able to recreate. What I can tell you is that this is an incredibly flexible overdrive. I don't want to put across that this thing is plain vanilla. It isn't. It can get pretty heavy, actually - just not in a modern, high-gain sort of way. I'm able to get a bunch different sounds out of this thing though - from a really warm clean tone on one extreme to thick fuzz at the other. Even at the trebly end of the tone spectrum, it isn't exactly what I would describe as "sparkly". It's a little darker than most other dirt pedals that I've played through. This really works well for me as my amp is a little on the bright side. Apart from that, the build is impeccable. It's totally quiet when bypassed. It'll run just fine on a 9 volt battery, in a pinch.
Music background: Weekend Garage Rocker

Great sounding pedal.

I use this pedal with a telecaster into a Princeton Reverb. This pedal was purchased to approximate some "tweed" tones out of my Princeton. No particular model or era tweed amplifier, just that flavor. I was really surprised by the versatility of the pedal. Dial the knobs all to noon and start on the normal channel and you have a good tone to start from, all you have to do is tweak to get the tone you are after. The three way switch is also very useful as is the three band EQ. In my opinion all pedals should have this feature over a single knob tone control.


I admit that I am one of those pedal lovers. I have quite a number of them but none are as good as this Wampler. You have to Hear it to believe it! Strat neck pick up thru the Wampler Tweed '57... WOW
Music background: Pro Hobbyist

Dial in the tweed you need -its there waiting

Being a musical dinosaur,I was somewhat concerned about too many knobs to dial in,but turns out they all make sense and allow you to find the tweed you need in short order. Very natural sound that can be gotten at the volume you need to be at. I love my vintage and vintage clone stuff,but this pedal,a trem pedal,a reverb pedal and a Pro Junior in a 12" speaker cabinet let me do what I like to do in ALL the places I play in very convincing fashion.
See also: Distortion Pedals, Wampler, Wampler Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz