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Ace Thirty released tomorrow!

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…it feels like we’ve been waiting years for this moment! Well, if we are honest, we have! After countless hours on the breadboard, many prototypes and a time span reaching back over 3 years, Brian finally presented to us his interpretation of those wonderful tones from Vox amps… We all played it, and then continued to play it… then we played it a little more… Our conclusion, we love it! We think it’s the best VIAB type pedal available, we can’t wait for you to hear it!

Brian Wampler; Demo/walkthrough…

Jamie Humphries; Queen based demo…

Brett Kingman; Single coils…

Brett Kingman; Humbuckers…

Win A New Ace Thirty Pedal!

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Over the 3 last years, I have been constantly tweaking and designing a pedal that can sound like a Class A British style amp (popularized by Vox for example) both clean and distorted. My first version of this type of tone (the “Cranked AC”) sounded fairly close, but there was just something missing. After countless configurations, I am completely satisfied of the tones achievable with the Wampler Ace Thirty pedal. The Ace Thirty ranges in those legendary Class A type tones from 60’s british invasion, to classic rock, to Brian May from Queen. The Ace Thirty will be available on November 29th 2013.

For a couple of sound clips of the new Ace Thirty Video, check out the videos below:





Over the years we have had tons of artist do some amazing demos and reviews of our pedals on YouTube. However, I always get a big kick of the videos our fans create. I always love to hear our fans take on the pedals I have designed. This got me thinking, I wonder who the best pedal demo-er out there is that I don’t know about yet. Who would be the best person to demo one of our pedals?

So here is my challenge to our fans. I want to see who can do the best demo of one of our pedals. I will pick the best demo and feature it on our website. The guidelines are you can use any one of pedals (even the discontinued models), make a great video demo, and post it to our Blog page in the comments section here. THE WINNER: will receive a brand new ACE THIRTY PEDAL, BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE!

To watch a YouTube video of the Wampler Ace Thirty competition video please check this video out:




While taking a quick break at the Nashville Amp Expo, I had the chance to sit down with Derrick Williams (guitar player with Jake Owen) for a special segment of “That’s My Gig” and talk about how I started Wampler Pedals Inc., the ins and outs of the company, and some advice to any person who is interested in a career in the music business…. Derrick even makes me play a little guitar….

Being a guitar player, first and foremost, has influenced every pedal built I have ever designed and built. From chasing classic tones of legendary musicians to my own personal musical influences – I am constantly trying to create pedals that replicate the tones I have in my mind.

Chasing your dreams can sometimes be a scary thing, but sometimes you just have to evaluate where you are, take a deep breath, and just take the plunge.

To watch my interview with Derrick for “That’s My Gig” follow the link below.