Wampler Pedals

Wampler Ratsbane Distortion

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Brian Wampler's take on the classic RAT distortion!

The Ratsbane is Brian Wampler's interpretation of a much-loved 1980s high gain distortion pedal.

The full, dynamic range, and sheer sonic force of this classic circuit is what made it a true king among distortion pedals.

In true Wampler fashion, Brian improved the circuit's flexibility and added further gain capabilities.

Turn the distortion control all the way down for a deep but powerful gain booster.

Crank it up and you'll find rich harmonic overtones and a throaty, fuzz-like distortion.

The “secret sauce” for this circuit has always been the filter control.

Turn it counter-clockwise to cut straight through the mix. Turn it clockwise to filter the top end, for a warm, buttery, yet clear tone.

This natural full-range distortion, mixed with its unique filter control, delivers a classic cranked tube-amp sound that crosses genres and generations.

The added Gain switch offers three distinct choices.

In the middle gives you the “stock” gain for this pedal. Flick it either right or left for 2 additional turbocharged gain stages.

The Voice switch subtly alters the compression and clipping of this pedal.

It tightens the distortion to be more manageable with greater levels of gain, while rolling back some of the fuzz qualities for a modern, high gain distortion.

If you're looking for a single pedal solution with multiple degrees of gain (from light overdrive to full out saturated tones), the Ratsbane's for you!

Wampler Ratsbane Distortion features:

• Brian Wampler's take on the classic 1980s RAT distortion.

• Additional gain stage and clipping voice switches.

• Multiple degrees of gain: from light overdrive to full out saturated tones.

• Volume, Distortion, Filter controls.

• High-grade components selected for superior sound and response.

• Power: 9 - 18V DC.

• Current Draw: Less than 10mA.

• Dimensions: 1.5” x 3.5” x 1.5”.



Type Distortion
Condition New
Power 9 - 18V DC
Current Draw 10mA
Power supply included No
Manufacturer Warranty 5 years
Shipping & Return


  • Free shipping within Canada.
  • Free shipping to the USA.
  • Free shipping on international orders over 399$.

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Fast Delivery

  • Canada : 1 - 2 business days
  • USA : 1 - 2 business days
  • Rest of the world: 3 - 5 business days.

Hassle-Free Returns

You have 45 days to test your new gear.
If you choose to return it, we’ll send a full refund.
It’s that simple: no bogus restocking fees or charges.

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    A : We’re in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

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    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

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  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

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    Orders that come back to the shop as refused by the customer will be refunded minus shipping.

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    A : We understand that import fees are an annoying part of international purchases.

    However, we cannot offer to declare a lower value on customs forms.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for any fees that may be charged by their government.