Hanging out with good company …

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Here’s a picture of a real Trainwreck Express and the Thrifty Wreck sitting side by side … WOW!

Here’s particles comment:
“Personally, I’d be very happy to be playing Rock’s amp as it stands today. I’m definitely going to build one.”

BTW – the Thrifty Wreck is NOT going to threaten the value of the Trainwreck …

Trainwreck Express and the Thrifty Wreck


Amp Test Clips by particle in LA

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This is the first time checking out the amp.

The first test was to see the amp’s sensitivity and how well it responded to the guitar’s volume control. All gain changes were made from the guitar’s volume control.


The second test was to check out the amp’s sensitivity and how well it responded to various degrees of pick attack. The only gain change was at the very end putting the guitar’s volume control up full.


Amp settings for both tests were:
EQ was set flat (12 o’clock), Volume and Presence were dimed (all the way up).
Speaker: Vintage 30 in a single 12″ Mesa Boogie cabinet.Mic: MXL R-40 Ribbon
Guitar: Strat with EMG’s.

In Los Angeles …

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So the Thrifty Wreck made it to Los Angeles Saturday, and it gets to go to a party Oct 6 and 7. I don’t think it’s been plugged in yet, anyway it doesn’t sound like it … some people have jobs and families that get in the way of “fun” things. This weekend it should get played though … I guess we just have to be patient.

Anyway, my birthday present to myself is having the amp visit LA !!! I hope the party goes well … and think of me … OK

Hello Illinois …

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So today the amp was delivered to it’s second destination, north of Chicago, So now Kris gets a chance to see what it does. He has an SE ‘wreck-styled’ amp so it will be nice to get some more feedback …

Kris’ comment:

There’s a boatload of tones that can be squeezed out of this thing. It play’s like a big boy amp, and this amp is super touch-sensitive, so this is going to be fun. I’ve only played it a little bit, but so far I must say it is a really nice amp

Thrifty Wreck Amp Clips …


My facebook friend Dave recorded some clips so I’m linking them from here …


In Route to Memphis


So the amp got boxed up and is on its way to Memphis for the first stop on the tour.

The project is underway!

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Tomorrow if everything goes as planned the wattkins.com Thrifty Wreck amp will leave Clarkston, WA headed for its first stop in its ‘around the country tour’, Memphis.

Long distance information give me Memphis Tennessee …

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