The Wampler Triple Wreck distortion pedal is a high end guitar effects pedal that is capable of some very quality distorted tones. The pedal has a tons of controls to customize the sound, a solid case and more than enough distortion.
Picture of the Wampler Triple Wreck Distortion Pedal
History of the Wampler Triple Wreck Distortion Pedal
Wampler Pedals were marketed starting in 2006 and are created by Brian Wampler who got his start as a guitarist. His electronics skills gave him the ability to design pedals and when he stopped playing guitar full-time, he started to design and build guitar pedals. He got his start modding pedals and then began building his own custom pedals. Brian Wampler’s quality control standards and custom designs make his pedals very demanded by guitarists of all styles and playing ability. The Triple Wreck is currently the most popular pedal on a zzounds search for distortion pedals.
Features of the Wampler Triple Wreck Distortion Pedal
This distortion pedal is a large hunk of metal with a bunch of switches and knobs on it. For knobs, the Wample Triple Wreck has volume, gain, boost contour, treble, mids and bass. For switches, it has a voicing switch (hard or brutal settings) as part of the gain circuit, as well as bypass and boost switches. There are also a couple of LED’s on it. As with most distortion pedals, this one has both a 9v battery as well as an AC Adapter jack.
Sound Quality of the Wampler Triple Wreck Distortion Pedal
This pedal is designed to be heavier than every other distortion pedal on the market. If you are looking for a high gain distortion pedal that’s going to melt the face off your drummer, this is the one to check out. I couldn’t even play my amp on any kind of gain setting or the feedback would have destroyed me. Instead, I had to use the clean setting on my amp and let the distortion pedal do all the work. When I first plugged it in, the first thing that I wanted to try was to see how brutal it could really get. I put it on the brutal setting, kept the eq and contour knobs at 12 o’ clock, and then turned up the volume to approximately 6 and started turning up the gain knob slowly while trying different gain settings. The pedal has an intense amount of distortion. I was able to play downright nasty metal rhythms and scorching fast leads with no problem on this thing. The heavy distortion that it produces is surprisingly very deep sounding and has a great texture to it. It is marketed as a “modern rectified distortion” pedal and the sound is sort of similar to an old rectified amp but with even more distortion. Next, I wanted to see what some of the lower gain settings sounded like so I put it on the Hard voicing and played with the eq knobs with the gain knob around 3 o’ clock. I was able to get some nice bluesy sort of lead tones out of it and I was also able to get some “grungy” sounds out of it by turning up the gain a bit. I would definitely suggest that this pedal has great sound quality, and the amount of distortion that it produces are second to none so if you are looking for an extremely high gain pedal, this is the one to look at. Check out the Wampler Triple Wreck Distortion Pedal on zzounds to get it delivered to your door with free ground shipping.
Fred Brum also reviewed the Triple Wreck and posted a video demonstrating the sound:
As you can tell, you can get some serious high gain modern metal rock and metal tones out of this pedal. Plus I think it looks super cool.