Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by BBQLS1, Oct 4, 2006.
Who has played a real Trainwreck? What did you think?
I have not played a real wreck but I played an Express clone and a Rocket clone. A local forum member has had both. I loved the Rocket clone and thought it sounded awesome. I however did not care for the Express much at all. The Rocket clone cleaned up better than just about any amp I have ever heard. The Express was way to out of control for my liking and loud as hell. I am not a fan of attenuators either.
owned 4. still have 1.
love to play one, hope I'm never in one......
Great-sounding amp, REALLY touch-sensitive...!
I`ve played 2 or 3 and IMO, nothing special at all. Good amps but I don`t get it.
I've played a liverpool and an express. both smoked.
I have played several. Not my bag but very nice
It would be really interesting to get a real one next to a clone, then hear how close they sound. I have not heard a clip from a clone/replica that would make me ever want one.
Yes, I played a Rocket that someone owned down in Greensboro and have heard several Expresses (at the last NYCTF I had a Dumble under one arm and a Trainwreck Express under the other both real).
I prefer the Rocket which to me had less gain but tone to the max - it just suited me mo' better.
I would never buy a 'wreck clone unless Ken was getting something from it, that's just me...
I played a Rocket, a Liverpool, an Express, and a special one off with reverb and tremelo. It was Ken's own amp. I thought it sounded the best, though the Rocket (a real 54 ALDER strat) and the Express ( 58 burst) both sounded sublime with certain guitars. The Liverpool was great , too, but not as nuanced or chimey as the Rocket, and i don't need all that gain.
Ken offered me his own amp at a reasonable price (5G's), and i might've taken it....
but i woke up with my 2 year old screaming in my face.
I've played three, several times, and dug them all.
Babji's Rocket is incredible.
I find the feel & responsiveness is very special.
That has been done with Francesca & a few clones. You guys will probably not like to hear this but the clones had the same "magic" or "mojo" or whatever it is you call it these days.
based on which specific fixed qualities? every wreck i've played/owned has been different,even within the confines of a particular model, so codification/reductionism of wreck "magic" and or "mojo" is a fool's errand.
Was that the amp that the infamous Kendrick Climax was supposed to be based on? A hot-rodded Deluxe Reverb that ran on EL34s.
or 6vs. that was the one.
About 10 or so years ago I played an Express and a Liverpool in New York. Very cool amps - I really dug the Express. As for clones - don't believe the hype. The Kendrick Climax sounded NOTHING like the real 'Wrecks I remember. I wonder how many clone-sters have ever even heard a real 'wreck (in person - not crappy website clips).
I never quite understood this type of statement. Yeah, it's an expensive amp....but if owned a Wreck, and it was my favorite amp, you can bet I'd be playin' it everywhere. You only live once....and life is too short for a "B rig" .
i owned the first trem-rocket ken made. i had some conversations with matte before i bought the amp. beautiful sounding amp, but i liked my ac30 better and someone made an offer i couldn't refuse, so..........