This is only my second wampler guitar pedal but it has quickly become one of my favorite brands. I bought this pedal to go with my fender 68 reissue vibrolux reverb and it worked exactly as I had expected. It complements the amp very well, and has a very organic sound, really blending with the tube amps natural sound and compression well.
As I noticed with my other wampler pedal, ego compressor, the tweed 57's controls are very sensitive and have a lot of range. You really sound a difference as you dial it up. It's easy to dial in a balanced volume and there is a lot of dynamic to the gain channel, I here the most variation in th 0 to 50% range of the gain. And the gain does articulate notes better than some of my previous distortion pedals. I prefer the Linked channel because it give me more volume to the sound but the normal and bright channel are lighter and give more of a vintage sound. I was a little surprised by the EQ. My main set up is a messa mark five amp, and I usually dial in a fairly steep V on the EQ but after looking at the two wampler videos on the pedal I took his advice and cranked up the mid and found that gave me the best sound.
I play mostly jazz fusion, blues and jam band music so I wasn't looking for a heavy distortion with a lot of chugging crunch or wailing sustain, and I've always liked fender distortion, so this pedal is great for me, but i wouldn't use it for any modern high gain sounds.