The Wampler Moxie is a twisted take on a classic analogue "screamer style" circuit, one of the most emulated pedal designs of all time. Housed in a compact, pedalboard-friendly enclosure, the Moxie is capable of creating anything from a light boost to a gritty crunch. Whether you want to add a subtle break up to your clean tone, or push your overdriven amp further into saturation, the Moxie is rich, warm and super flexible.
The Moxie features the three standard controls you'd expect to see on any good "screamer" pedal - Volume, Tone and Gain. In addition to these controls though, Brian Wampler chose to add two switches labelled Voice and Fat for further tone shaping. The Voice switch alters the entire EQ of the Moxie giving it a more transparent tone whilst adding clarity and definition. The Fat switch incorporates a custom MOSFET clipping stage into the mix, giving it a boutique high-gain amp feel.
True to the original, the Moxie is built around the classic 4558 chip, giving it an organic, amp-like quality. It's incredibly nuanced too, responding to your picking attack for a dynamic playing feel. Boasting complex harmonics, the Moxie works well with a wide range of amplifiers, from clean machines to high gain monsters! It also works well when stacked with other overdrive and distortion pedals.