Ace Thirty… AC-30… see what they did there? Wampler Pedals are known for, among other things, creating pedals that realistically emulate classic amps such as their Black ’65, Tweed ’57 and the Plexi-Drive. Now Wampler have taken inspiration from another classic British amplifier the Vox AC-30 and named the pedal the Ace Thirty.
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.”
- 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
- 5 Year Warranty
- Powder coated durable finish
- Completely original circuitry
For more info – Wampler Ace Thirty