TRISKELION® 3.0 - harmonic energizer®
TRISKELION® 3.0 - harmonic energizer®
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TK-03 Triskelion® Mk. III Harmonic Energizer®
The Triskelion® saga continues! (Or, third time’s the charm…)
To our knowledge, we were the first company to offer a production re-production of the marvelous & mysterious Systech Harmonic Energizer® used by the likes of Frank Zappa, Greg Lake, Joe Walsh and other 70’s icons.
Debuted at Winter NAMM in 2010, the Triskelion® elicited hushed whispers, envious glances, and more than a little head-scratching. It was also greeted by an e-mail from Dweezil Zappa, who ordered three of them for his touring rig.
Essentially a parametric midrange filter with adjustable peak and an obscene amount of gain, the Triskelion® reproduced all the searing, scorching, squawking sounds of the original Systech with pinpoint accuracy. It also has the added benefit of an extended high-frequency range & expression control over the filter sweep.
Never satisfied with – well, anything, really – we decided to shrink the “TRISK” down to a more pedalboard-friendly package while also adding some new features based on user suggestions.
During this overhaul, our engineer also took it upon himself to re-design the filter section of the circuit, reducing the noise level and allowing it to play much better with other dirt devices.
We released the Triskelion® Mk. II in 2015, and it’s developed a bit of a cult following with pedal peeps thanks to the hi-fi nature of its gnarly noise and a highly functional feature set.
However, admittedly there were some things that were lost in the transition between the Mk. I & Mk. II versions. So, after obsessing about these minor issues over the past five years, we finally threw down the glove and challenged our engineer to take the best aspects of both iterations and shrink the whole thing down into an even smaller footprint.
Challenge accepted & surmounted – Introducing Triskelion® Harmonic Energizer® Mk. III.
Now housed in a Hammond 1590B chassis, the Trisk-3 takes up even less real estate than its predecessors, yet it still packs all the processing power that those two crimson critters were famous for.
Back is the Variant Mass Boost switch of the original Triskelion®, which adds an ear-shattering upper range to its already peaky filter. Also back are the 30-odd Hertz of low frequencies that had mysteriously and inexplicably vanished during the creation of the Mk. II.
What’s not back is the higher noise level of the Mk. I – instead, the pro-audio quality noise floor of the Mk. II is in full effect, allowing the new version to function with surgical precision in a variety of high-gain settings without sounding like the Cosmic Microwave Background.
Speaking of Gain, the Triskelion’s can now be switched on/off via either a top-mounted mini-switch, or via an external footswitch connected to the side-mounted mini-phone jack.
A second mini-phone jack allows for connection of an Expression pedal to control the frequency sweep of the filter for wah-wah wiggles, dialing in feedback, etc. You can also connect the TWA Side Step® to this jack to turn the Triskelion into a tap-tempo LFO modulator of doom.
When is smaller better? When it’s the latest version of the Triskelion® Harmonic Energizer®
"In all, a great pedal to add to your board for some very specific purposes""This pedal is a booster like no other and well worth the investment..."
-Vintage Guitar Magazine
-Guitar Player Magazine
"Amazing pedal! Never experienced anything like it before now. Thank you!"
-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5-Star Reverb Review from Henry G.
"Three words: Oh My Goodness! The videos online do not do this pedal justice. It is the secret sauce for so many tones I have been searching for. It inspires and motivates."
-User Review from Dave D.
As soon as I dropped the Triskelion Mk.III in my pedal chain and activated it; the deal was sealed.
This is now THE sole pedal and I've teamed it with an expression pedal so it has also become my only Wah. With an EQ pedal and before my overdrives (that's right, before) the Triskelion has the dual clout to provide enough gain to shift the earth off rotation, and provide really useful mid-focussed tweakability via the expression input.
Like Mick Ronson crawled into the ears of Eddie Hazel, this thing is legit!
I have had this pedal for a few months. I tried everything i could to get my expression pedal to work with it, after seeing all the cool YouTube vids of players using it. I emailed TWA and thanks to Kevin B it works. The customer service i received was unrivaled and the fact that that i received a reply not long after my inquiry; shows that these people care. This will definitely not be my last TWA piece, especially after all the great help and tips i received from Kevin. My tone is killer and the Triskelion has taken it to a different level of killer now. I can’t say enough good things about the pedal, or the company or the customer service. I’m beyond elated and satisfied. Five stars for Kevin and TWA and Godlyke. Y’all rule.
i’m guilty of having WAY too many od/fuzz/ dist pedals in my collection; but i had to pull the trigger on this one… not sorry i did. i swear i’m finished ( self deception is a real problem for musicians. beware kids)
I have been using the 1.0 since it came out so there is a little bit of a learning curve. It is going to take some time for me to adjust to how the pedal has changed but I like the advancement of technology and smaller size. I require an expression pedal adapter also ! I do miss the big , flashy LED but you can't fit something that large into a regular sized pedal ! New things are good !!!!!
Unruly and violent like the original. Less noise like the V2.
Tiny enclosure. I couldn't be happier. Just need to get an expression pedal adapter.