Tom Quayle just updated his Facebook profile photo with a photo of the pedal above, the Wampler Dual Fusion drive pedal with Proto stamped across it. A few minutes later iGuitar posted the full details of this collaboration.
“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”
“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… 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, seperate them with dedicated inputs/outputs should you use a looper switching system. Basically, make it as versatile and useable 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.”