Wampler Pinnacle 2 Deluxe

Price Paid: 

Gain, volume, tone, and contour knobs
Vintage / Modern toggle
Bypass and Gain boost toggles

Ease of Use: 

Advertised as the brown sound in a pedal. Actually gets pretty close, if you ask me. That said, this pedal is not a one-trick pony. It voices very well with both single coils and humbuckers. Very sensitive to dynamics and cleans up well when you roll the volume knob off. The gain boost adds a nice amount of compression and gain for solos. In a lot of ways, it feels like a different pedal when you use a strat vs a guitar with humbuckers. I am in a female-fronted cover band which plays non-Dino material (gotta feed the GAS monkey somehow). It handles it very well. I use a strat, and can get the SRV tones very easily. It is excellent for solos - cuts through, and not buzzy at all. I used to use a metal zone for solos, and I couldn't believe the difference when I listened to the videos of our shows. Night and day. With my Ibanez super-strat with crappy QM humbuckers, I can get into Maiden / Queensryche / Randy / Jake territory easily. The sound is rich and full. The contour knob acts as a mid boost / scoop so you can go from the mid-boosted early 80s tones to Zakk's mid-scooped tone and both sound excellent. A BBE Sonic Stomp really brings out the best in this pedal. The Les Paul with hotter Voodoo pickups gets a little noisy at high gain levels. This is about the only time I have to break out the noise gate. I am playing it through a Fender Twin Reverb. I have tried it through my Marshall - it sounds fine, but I like the twin better overall. Overall, I put the tone and flexibility roughly on par with a Tech 21 Sansamp PSA 1.1. I haven't used mine since I got this pedal. Definitely enough gain for most Dinos, but I have not tried it with the ultra-modern B-tuned riffage stuff.


Not much. I wish I could add a volume boost to the gain boost, but that is really it.

Sound Quality: 
5 (excellent)
Customer Support: 

Haven't had any problems, but the guys from Wampler do read the forums and will address your questions / comments.


Seems well-built and sturdy. I haven't really abused it or anything, but so far, so good.

Overall Rating: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)