Brian's work on the Wampler Pedals Black 65 left him grinning. Finally, after months and months of work, he'd nailed it. A pedal that can conjure a whole realm of classic tones with a few turns of the... Read More
Brian's work on the Wampler Pedals Black 65 left him grinning. Finally, after months and months of work, he'd nailed it. A pedal that can conjure a whole realm of classic tones with a few turns of the EQ knobs; a pedal that works equally well as a dedicated overdrive inspired by great, vintage Fender amps, or as a preamp or tone shaper that, when put at the end of your signal chain, just before your amp with the gain set low, can make any pedal before it sound and respond like you're running it through whichever favorite amp of the time period you dial it in for. A genuinely passion-driven homage to some of history's greatest amps! Yet that accomplishment couldn't be the end. History, after all, goes farther back than 1965, and so does the story of great tone.
Brian Wampler is a confirmed tone fiend. He has to be, to make the kind of excellent sounding and great playing pedals Wampler Pedals is known for. He knew that his work on the Black 65 would need to be followed up by another pedal to make the classic Fender amplifier inspired Wampler Pedals family whole. When you go back in time, past the era that inspired the sound of the Black 65, you find yourself in the land of tweed, where raw, driven sounds offered guitarists new possibilities that they had never heard before, sounds that have found their way onto historic recordings. Creating a pedal that could do for the tweed amps of the mid to late 1950s what the Black 65 does for its amps would not be an easy process, but Brian has never shied away from a challenge!
Enter the Tweed 57, a pedal inspired by historic Fender amps and their magic tone, a pedal which offers a wide palette of sounds and includes several features that you've come to expect from Wampler Pedals as well as some surprises Brians cooked up just for this pedal! With a full three-band EQ voiced carefully to let you get a wide range of tones from your amp, the Tweed 57 is not limited to trying to achieve one particular sound. And thanks to the fantastic Input Simulator switch, you've got flexibility and control just as you'd expect on an amp from that period, with Normal, Bright, and Linked input options that cooperate with the EQ and gain adjustments to give you control that is easy to use and rewarding to play with. The pedals dynamic response is extraordinary, and the overdriven tone is amazing.
Play the Wampler Pedals Tweed 57 and you'll understand exactly what inspired Brian to create this pedal, with a sound so characteristic and raw. Worked to perfection for his setup and yours, it's a safe bet after you experience this pedals historic rhythm and timeless, leaping-off-the-frets lead, youll be grinning, too.
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My 65 Deluxe Reverb is so clean and piercing it almost hurts your ears when playing in a club - especially when using the bridge pickup on a Jaguar . I needed something to add a little thickness to the sound. The other OD pedals I tried just seemed to add fizz or fuzz. This pedal can thicken up the sound - and the built-in EQ controls allow me to warm up the highs and take off the edge off without making them sound muddy.
Great pedal for that tweed and beyond sound. I'm happy that I got this one from GC! I've owned some great tweed amps and this pedal can really imitate those amps really good. It's a pedal that's almost starts out dirty with the gain all the way down but it doesn't sound overly gained all the way up. This pedal can get farty and muddy with humbuckers but the trick is keep the bass almost all the way off and roll the volume on your guitar off a little and "wala" it sounds great! Its a great pedal that also sounds good chording as well as low to mid gain solo leads. The highs are not fizzy but are sizzly (which is a good thing). Bottom end sounds really like a tube rectified 50s tweed. Brian W is a mastermind and this pedal proves it. This pedal really has the mojo working, and that's the blues"D" opinion. Thanks Cerritos GC for your help!
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