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Wampler Triple Wreck Modern Rectified Distortion Pedal

4.0 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
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Triple Wreck
  • Hand made in the U.S.A.
  • High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
  • Completely true bypass
  • Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
  • Boost Switch to give you extra gain / or Fuzz
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This pedal is probably one of the tightest, thickest highest gain distortions you have ever heard... Many people have told us that it sounds more like a 5150 amp to them than a distortion pedal, that may very well be - All we know is that Brian designed it to just to be an ass kicking distortion pedal, heavier than everything else, meaner than everything else, and it is. With a solid three band EQ (total control allowing you to scoop out those mids without it peeking out the lows and highs like so many other pedals) you can emulate some of your favorite high gain tones, but as this pedal is so versatile, you can easily find a distinctive tone all of your own. There is so much control over the tone your distinctive sound is waiting for you. Believe it or not, even when the gain is backed off, this pedal is still useable, it still sounds great. There are two distinct voices in this pedal, Hard and Brutal. The Hard gives you that warmer thump high gain where as the Brutal allows a little more sparkle to creep in, giving it that more recent, full audio spectrum feel. So, we've already put in loads of gain, maybe more than you need, so let's stick in a boost switch. What...? Putting a boost switch on an already high gain pedal may sound crazy but you'll be amazed at how well it works. it gives you two options via the Boost Contour blend control. With the boost on and it dialed round to counter-clockwise, your distortion is multiplied and you have the solo sound you have always wanted. Pinch harmonics are just there, in places you've never found them before. With it dialed round to clockwise, your pedal turns into a fuzzy monster... Tweak the EQ and you can get tone that will remind you of the Smashing Pumpkins right round to some Pink Floyd kind of fuzzy solo tone. It's all there, waiting for you.

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style:Triple Wreck
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 6 x 2 x 3 inches
Shipping Weight 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B008UZJ9A4
Item model number Triple Wreck
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4.0 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #48,828 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#12,580 in Musical Instruments > Instrument Accessories > Guitar & Bass Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com July 7, 2010

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Style Name: Pinnacle Standard Verified Purchase
This is not my first Wampler pedal. I have an Ecstasy and a Paisley OD, and both are top notch pedals. This one is no different. I purchased it to take the place of my Blues Pearl Perplexed, which is another "Marshall in a Box" type of pedal that is also loosely based on the Marshall Guv'nor. That pedal has not been produced in 10 years, and has a big footprint.

I was able to get a near exact tone with the Pinnacle by manipulating the tone and contour. Being that the Perplexed has a bass, mid and treble control, it goes to show just how versatile the Contour control really is.

But the pedal can do SO much more. While I prefer the warm mids of the Vintage mode, the Modern mode will give you a brighter edge suitable for 80's thrash metal through modern rock. There is a ton of gain on tap, even without the boost, and plenty of volume to kick the front end of an amp.

But I ended exchanging the pedal for the Deluxe model. The main reason is that with the gain at anywhere above 12:00, kicking in the boost does add hiss (expected for this much gain). So I wanted to be able to control it with the pedal to kick it off (and the noise) during quiet parts of our songs. Also, it is just so much more handy having the boost on a footswitch for lead boosts. Not only does it give you a slight kick in volume, but it gives you that stacked OD pedals "butter" lead sound with infinite sustain. Having the boost on the pedal allows me to just use this one pedal on by board for rhythm and lead OD sounds, where before, I'd use a second "tube screamer" type pedal afterward to boost mids and volume for leads.

Overall, you can't go wrong with this pedal, but if you do want the versatility of having a dynamic OD for rhythm, plus a super compressed OD for leads, think about the Deluxe model.
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Style Name: Pinnacle Standard Verified Purchase
This is the last distortion box I will ever buy. I know that sounds unrealistic, but I have been through processors, boss pedals, mxr, dod,etc. and my last pedal was the Wampler Sovereign, today I got the Wampler Pinnacle. At first I tweeted the sovereign and the pinnacle to sound the same and observed where the the knobs were. I expected the the sovereign to be hotter with more gain, turns out the pinnacle swallowed up the sovereign.tube Tone, gain, and that CHUG was apparent in the pinnacle no matter where the knobs were set. The sovereign sounded great as well with the knobs set in various places but the pinnacle sounded better in all cases. Definatley the brown sound and all the 70s and 80s rock sounds. The pinnacle is literally an amp in a box, a really great sounding tube amp.
Here is my only problem with this pedal....the boost switch is unusable because it hisses, and hums to the point of annoyance. Not as bad on the sovereign but enough that I will never use it In a real live situation. Why did they bother putting it in if it's gonna be so noisey?. I'm missing something because the deluxe version has the boost switch set in a footswitch actuation. Brian Wampler seems to be very proud of the gain boost feature on his pedals so there has to be something to it that I can't figure out. It's okay, because I get enough gain and dirt without using the boost switch. Th pinnacle offers more gain than you'll ever need. I'm using my sovereign as a boost box for my single coil neck position pickup.
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Style Name: Triple Wreck
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This is a really awesome sounding pedal that does a nice job of getting very close to a mesa rectifier sound. I call it "destruction in a tin can". It makes the sounds I've been trying to get out of pedals for years and years. However, I got a bad one the first time and that makes me question the quality control at wampler and the durability of the design. Also, the price is very high for a distortion pedal. So -1 star for quality and value combined. But it does sound good, provided you use a battery and not a power supply to power it.

I have a Mesa Mini-rectifier and the amp drive channels sound better than this pedal, but the pedal is close. Put this thing into a fender amp or smaller combo and prepared to be amazed at how big and metal you can sound. Even with a Blues Jr for instance.

PROS
- Awesome distortion sounds. As close to a real rectifier amp as I've heard from a pedal.
- Versatile with a lot of tweakability on the 6 knobs, 1 mini switch, and 2 stomp switches.
- "standard" power supply 9V center positive (like a boss pedal)
- power supply jack located where it should be -- on the rear vertical surface.
- Form factor - not too big, not too small. Doesn't hog the pedal board but not so small you hit other pedals stomping it.
- I like the main pedal + Boost pedal format, and that they put the boost on the right, not the left.

CONS
- Price is extremely high at close to $300 with tax and/or shipping.
- I got a dud on the first unit - raising questions of quality and control and durability of design, and I see I am not the only person who has had quality issues with this pedal.
- I've noticed it sounds a lot cleaner with a battery than it does with a high quality power supply.
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Style Name: Triple Wreck Verified Purchase
I have used Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifiers in the recording studio a number of times and have been a fan of the amp for years. The Wampler Triple Wreck is about as close that a pedal can get to the real deal (of course, depending on what amp, cab and EQ settings may be factored in at the signal chain). But aside from mimicking the Mesa, the pedal itself has some unique tonal qualities that give it that little extra in the tone department.

I've done a side by side comparison between this one and its brothers the Sovereign and the Pinnacle, as well as the Okko Dominator, and the Triple Wreck is one mean beast.

Aesthetically, the new version that i got may look a bit more "cool" compared to the older versions, but i believe the circuitry is no different from that of the original release.
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