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That Pedal Show – Wampler Bravado: What Is A Pedal Platform Amp Anyway?

Published on Mar 10, 2017

In this episode we take a look at Wampler’s new-for-2017 amp, the Bravado. It’s being marketed specifically as a great ‘pedal platform amp’, so we’re taking the opportunity to try it out while contemplating the whole question of what makes a good pedal amp, anyway?
For completely arbitrary comparison, we’re also using a Mesa Lone Star head. We could have picked any amp, but we chose this one as it’s pretty good with pedals too!

Pedals in this episode…

TheGigRig Three2One

Wampler Plexi Drive - No longer made, links to Mini version
UK & Europe:

Fulltone OCD
UK & Europe:

MXR M300 Reverb
UK & Europe:

ProAnalog MkIV Fuzz Vintage

Stone Deaf FX Tremotron
UK & Europe:

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man 1100-TT
UK & Europe:

Analogman King Of Tone

Analogman BiChorus

Sonic Research ST-300 Turbo Tuner

The GigRig G2:

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
• Introduction, background and context: 00:00 - 4:43
• There are three types of guitar player? 2:35
• Mick’s not particularly interesting Fender Twin Story: 4:43
• Today’s amps: 7:55
• Wampler Bravado tone range: 13:26
• Amp in a box pedals? Wampler Plexi Drive Deluxe: 14:14
• More traditional gain pedals? ProAnalog MkIV 24:10
• Plexi Drive Deluxe & ProAnalog MkIV: 27:50
• Analogman King Of Tone: 29:40
• Fulltone OCD: 32:42
• OCD and Plexi-Drive Deluxe: 36:28
• MXR M300 Reverb: 39:30
• Then some EHX Memory Man delay: 41:00
• Stone Deaf FX Tremotron: 43:55
• Closing thoughts and observations: 46:57

Amps in this episode
• Wampler Bravado 40 with Custom 2x12 cabinet, WGS Reaper HP and ET65 speakers
• Mesa Lone Star head (100-watt model) through Celestion G12H-75 Creamback speaker

Guitars in this episode

• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – watch Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster – watch Dan’s video at
• PRS DGT – watch Mick’s video at

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