Can 29Pedals OAMP output driver get you a better guitar tone?
A subtle enhancement for your guitar's tone
Designed in California by Believable Audio, OAMP (pronounced ‘wamp’ apparently) supplies guitarists with 29 dB of gain along with some filtering to “condition and sweeten” your instruments’ signal. Will this boutique box of tricks have you reaching for your wallet?
The idea behind this simple-looking pink pedal is to tweak your guitar signal to get it sounding the way you intend. Essentially an output driver, the 29Pedals OAMP is placed at the end of your pedal chain. It’s supposed to compensate the way your other pedals degrade your signal, especially with lots of true-bypass effects in a row. OAMP is designed to bring your signal back to life. You can also enhance your tone with some subtle filtering. OAMP includes two onboard filters, plus a Presence control. You have the option to add in some high frequencies with scooped amp-like mids if needed. The Level control adds in more gain when required.
You use the two toggle switches on the top to adjust the 29 dB of gain. Each stage has low and hi-gain settings, along with those fixed tone filters. The pedal’s level control sits between the two gain stages, so it won’t affect the overall input and output impedances.
The OAMP lets you drive multiple loads, or passive splitters, driving speakers all the way down to 600 Ohms. This box should be able to handle practically anything you throw at it.
Another feature is the built-in effects loop that lets you get creative with your favourite stompboxes. That’s perfect for ‘inserting’ older pedals that don’t play well with modern effects. Old fuzz pedals, for example, are notorious for being a PITA with modern setups. The OAMP effects loop could be very useful for integrating those kinds of units.
The 29 Pedals OAMP is also equipped with the Whatever power supply, which delivers you 7.5v to 35v of AC or DC power with either polarity and with zero change in tone. The first production run has already sold out, so at the moment you’ll have to wait 6 weeks.
RRP – USD 299.99
More OAMP Information
29Pedals OAMP Demo Videos
- 29 Pedals OAMP front: 29 Pedals
- 29 Pedals OAMP rear: 29 Pedals
If you’re fortunate enough (or have enough fortune) to get the EUNA and OAMP pedals you are in for a real treat as you never heard anything work like this on your core board and tone. I run EUNA front end with two OMAP’s end of board, in true stereo to my tube power amp, amazing product.