ZVEX Effects proudly introduces the newest member to our line, the ’59 Sound. It’s based on the legendary 1959 Tweed Fender Bassman. The ’59 Sound captures the essence of that magical amplifier.
I've never really liked the sound of distorted Fender amps (this is Zack pontificating) except for my earliest amp, a blonde Fender Bassman with a 2X12 cab that just rip roared pure tinnitus joy. But there is one Fender that blows that one completely away, and that's a '59 Bassman. I guess the way it affected Jim Marshall was similar, back in the 60s, because he used it as the template for the first Marshall amps. So it's not out of the realm of possibility to imagine that the ZVEX Box of Rock, which accurately models the Marshall JTM45 amps, could be modded to sound like a '59 Bassman. Tommy Rehbein, our customer service specialist, tackled this particular concept and listened closely to a '59 Bassman for a few days and tweaked components in our BOR until he got that magical '59 Sound worked out. Check out the video and see if this is a sound you've been searching for. It's pretty amazing, especially when you use your guitar's volume control to explore it's wide range of textures.
Used Gretsch G6128T-57 Vintage Select ’57 Duo Jet, Cadillac Green
Pre-owned Gretsch G6128T-57 Vintage Select ’57 Duo Jet with Bigsby, TV Jones, Cadillac Green. Original hardshell case. 3 minor dings on the top like the size of a pencil tip. The bottom side where it would rest on your leg has some dings and scratches. Back shows some light buckle rash and dings from normal use. By the upper strap button there is some wear in a circle pattern from a strap lock. Neck and headstock are in great shape and frets show no wear. Serial #JT18052052
Inspired by the pivotal and prolific years of Gretsch’s 1950s and early ’60s golden age, Vintage Select Edition guitars are designed for the player who appreciates the finest in musical instrument heritage. In smartly stylish Cadillac Green with gold hardware, the new G6128T-57 Vintage Select ’57 Duo Jet™ with Bigsby® rocks that legacy to perfection.
The Duo Jet is the flagship Gretsch “solid body” guitar, introduced in the 1950s and packing signature power and punch from its chambered mahogany body, which magnifies harmonic richness by letting air resonate between the top and body for livelier and more articulate tone. Back then, Gretsch produced a very small run of Duo Jets in handsomely uptown Cadillac Green with gold hardware, which is exactly what you have here, along with dual TV Jones® T-Armond™ pickups that replicate the vintage DynaSonic™ sound.
Model Name: G6128T-57 Vintage Select ’57 Duo Jet™ with Bigsby®, TV Jones®, Cadillac Green
Model #: 2401612846
Series: Gretsch® Professional Collection
Color: Cadillac Green
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Jet™
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Gloss
Neck Shape: Standard "U"
Scale Length: 24.6" (625 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays: Vintage Pearloid Hump-Block Position Marker Inlays
Pre-owned Guild Songbird 1991. Original hardshell, electronics. Pickguard shows scratches. Back has very light swirl marks and indentations. Top has hardly any noticeable wear, a few very light indentations.
Here's one of the most popular acoustic electric guitars in the market today. Play it straight or plug it in - either way. The Songbird is used by artists such as Eric Clapton, Barry Gibb and many others. Neck and body style is an acoustic flat top with X-bracing. Routed mahogany one piece side and back, plus spruce top, results in a lightweight guitar with great electric acoustic sound. Features Guild Transducer, pre-amp and gold tuners.
Model Name Songbird Top Solid Spruce Bracing Standard X Back Mahogany Sides Mahogany Bridge Rosewood Neck Mahogany Fretboard Rosewood Width at nut 1 11/16" No. of Frets 22 Depth 1 7/8" Width 13 3/8" Scale Length 24 3/4" Electronics Fishman Transducer
M O O D™ is a two channel granular micro-looper / delay. Designed to be playful and immediate, it is a study of interaction. M O O D™ is internally collaborative, allowing audio to freely pass back and forth between its two sides, evolving and transforming over time. Drolo FX is behind the loop channel, a collection of always-listening micro-loopers, and Old Blood Noise Endeavors offer us the wet channel, a suite of live spatial effects. We have three different options for how the channels are internally routed. Run a time-stretched loop through a cloud of delay taps, re-record it and carry on. Overdub, freeze, dissolve, smear. The device’s heart is the clock control, which slows or accelerates both sides simultaneously in harmonized steps. Instantly turn a loop into rolling chirps, or divide a reverb down into atmospheric noise. And naturally, we have full MIDI, dip-switch, and preset implementation.