Wampler Ace 30 Overdrive

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Perfect Thirty!  (By musicmann1967)
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It may seem unusual or redundant, but I got this box to be the front end drive for my Vox AC-15. My logic was that since I live in a NYC apartment I cannot crank even a mere 15 watt amp. In fact I'm using a Weber attenuator to keep my neighbors from turning homicidal towards me. Anyway, my gamble paid off. I get to get a cranked AC sound without getting too loud. I tend to like the AC30 side better with more headroom. Even with the gain cranked, it's still fairly clean and chimey, which makes my Tele and Strat sing. When I kick in the boost channel somewhere between a 12 o'clock to 3 o'clock setting for some beautiful cranked Class A tone with nice sustain. Obviously I need to be mindful of the high end and the high cut knob does the trick nicely. If you use it right, it will still be bright enough but not piercing. Sounds great with my Les Paul also. A++ (Posted on 2/26/14)
Finally!  (By Snail)
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Excellent pedal. I have the Plextortion & Velvet Fuzz so I felt I didn't need another distortion, but this is so much more. It's like adding 2 channels to your amp. I have an old Marshall DSL401, a hand wired 2061 and a Mesa TA15, all of which use the same tube layout as an AC30, but even the Boogie doesn't capture the sound, despite the claims. The ACE 30 adds that top end crispness & shimmer to all of these amps and provides that sizzle I have been looking for.....and the boost section is just an added bonus. I haven't even experimented with it's dist./OD capabilities because I'm so taken with the tonal changes it delivers.....and just wait 'til you plug a 12-string into it! Santa was very good to me. (Posted on 12/26/13)

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Wampler Ace Thirty

Over the last couple of years Wampler Pedals have released the Black 65 and Tweed 57 to compliment the Plexi Drive in the Heritiage Series. Having mastered the classic American tones from both the Blackfaced amps of the 60's and the Tweed style of the 50's, Brian decided it was time to concentrate on the other classic British tone - the tones made famous by VOX amplifiers.

Renowned for their bell like quality and brilliance of clarity, these are the tones that have been the cornerstone of many famous musicians. Bands that have endorsed these classic tones are: The Beatles, U2, country artist Brad Paisley, The Shadows, and of course, the man with the most unique guitar tone of them all - Dr. Brian May of Queen.

Finally after tweaking this pedal for 3 years, Brian was beyond happy. Other pedals have come and gone, but this one has always been on the breadboard; being tweaked here and modified there. Finally Brian was ready to present one of his favorite tones of all time. 

What makes those amps so special? Well, first of all there is the “chime” - A beautifully clear and concise high response that cuts through anything. Then there is the overdrive. When you push it hard (with the boost switch activated) the tone creates a midrange hump that makes your tone enormous but with enough clarity to hear every string ring through. The Ace Thirty truly is a master class in tone.

As you would expect from Wampler Pedals, great care has been taken to ensure authenticity of tone. The EQ features a Top Cut (not an inverted treble boost), that reacts and removes the same spectrum of frequencies you would expect from the originals. Switchable gain stages allow you a much clearer tone right up to the “that” beautiful, almost regal overdrive. On the inside is a trim pot that will adjust the input gain; so if you are using a guitar with hotter pickups, dropping this back a touch will allow you to retain a true clean tone. Brian has taken his time to ensure that this pedal is “just” right.

With the built in Class A treble boost, this really is the perfect VOX based pedal.

So now you can make your guitar rig sound like a classic hand-wired Vox amplifier. With just a click of a switch you can go from chicken-pickin country licks to classic rock tones fit for a Queen… all without breaking the bank. 

 

Wampler Ace Thirty Features:

  •  Hand made in the U.S.A.
  •  Completely true bypass
  •  Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
  •  Power draw: 13mA
  •  Controls: Volume, Gain, Bass, Treble, Top Cut and Boost Level
  •  Class A pre-gain boost (treble) to give an authentic overdriven tone
  •  Boost can be used when main pedal is off to drive amp/other pedals
  •  3.5" x 4.5" (88.9mm x 114.3mm)
  •  5 Year Warranty
  •  Powder coated durable finish
  •  Completely original circuitry

warranty

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  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

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  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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