View Full Version : Wampler Tripple Reck?
03-21-2011, 01:40 PM
Thoughts On the Wampler Tripple reck? Here are some pictures to get you started... Talk amongst yourselves.
Is it worth $269.00?
Does it nail all things Mesa?
03-21-2011, 02:30 PM
03-21-2011, 02:39 PM
No thoughts on the pedal, but those are funny pictures!
03-21-2011, 04:03 PM
03-21-2011, 04:29 PM
Bumped into another car...
03-22-2011, 09:39 AM
I have the Triple Wreck and like the tones it gets, but I have one small gripe with it. The boost button can add a lot of muddy lows depending on how you set the crunch/cream knob and the bass knob. If you turn up the cream (which can sound nice for solos) you need to turn down the bass on the pedal, which in turn thins out your rhythm sound. I end up leaving the cream turned down to about 9 o'clock so that the bass doesn't get overwhelming when I kick on the boost and leave the bass on about 2 o'clock and it works OK, but I'd really prefer it if the boost had more of a mid-range boost to it because I like more aggressive mids for solos. I really like the boost tone with the bass rolled off below noon and the cream up higher, but I compromise on the boost sound so that I can still get a decent rhythm tone. I'm still debating whether this pedal is a keeper for this very reason, even though I'm mostly happy with the tonal variety the pedal has.
Can't really say how it holds up to a real recto as I haven't played a recto in a while, but it does seem to get you in that territory if memory serves me right. I don't crank the bass all the way and I keep the mids up to about the same as the bass. If you turn down the mids you can get the insanely scooped sounds that some people like for rhythms, but I prefer having something you can still hear when you solo. LOL
03-22-2011, 10:15 AM
Thanks Genghis! Thats just the kind of info I was looking for.
How is it for lower gain stuff? All the demos I have seen are all with the gain up past 1 o'clock.
03-22-2011, 10:21 AM
I don't really think it's made for lower gain stuff and I've never really tried it for that. I'm off work today and goofing off when I should be studying, so I'll give it a try a bit later and if it sounds better than expected I'll let you know.
03-22-2011, 11:52 AM
Yeah, I tried it with low gain and there's a reason all of the demos you see have the gain at 1 o'clock or higher. It really doesn't start to shine until you get it past noon, and the sweet spot for me is between 1 and 2. If you like a little bit fuzzy low-gain sounds, it's not bad with the cream turned up, boost on and the gain at around 9 o'clock, but you have to set the EQ in such a way that it doesn't sound good at all without the boost. I wouldn't recommend this pedal for low-to-mid gain tones, but it is capable of a lot of good tones in the high-gain range.
03-22-2011, 12:13 PM
Thanks! I was just wondering what it's limits were. I want something high gain but that still retains note clarity. I not looking to play deth metal or anything. More like the Foo Fighters kind of tone is what I'm hearing in my head.
Thanks again Genghis for all your help! :wave
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