Express

In honour of Trainwreck

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Class A 120/230V

0 to 40 Watt (adjustable)

2x EL34 (installed) or 2x6V6 (22Watt)

3x ECC83 (Old Stock)

Solid State

3 position Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master Volume, Variac

4/8/16 Ohm Selector, 2 Outputs

Dyed Maple Hardwood

13,1kg

W473xH232xD248mm

3.790,- Euros on order!


1x12“ Open Back

Celestion Cream H 16Ohm/65W

incl. w/48h fast burn in

Dyed Maple Hardwood

11,7kg

53Bx53Hx33T

1.290,- Euros in stock!


incl. German VAT w/1year ltd. guarantee + 1year ltd. warranty


The Express is unique design but think about a tweaked Plexi Super Lead 59 EVH! It took many years to unravel the myth of the legendary original Trainwreck amps built by Ken Fischer. Gladius was able to extensively test original Trainwrecks, and today presented his version of a Super Lead influenced Express amp. Highest-gain amplifier in the lineup!

The „special secret“ made transformers, which cost so much more as conventional ones, but ultimately make the decisive difference, were a big challenge.

Ken with his original amps still used old tubes from the 60s. Gladius, however, is only able to use new or NOS tubes (old tubes have the clarity, the explosive attack and an unbelievably great compression), that alone was already one huge challenge too.

But also the arrangement of components, as well as their location underlines the genius of Ken Fisher again. I myself first heard his amps at the Ultra Sound Studios in New York and they have definitely been my all-time favorite amps ever since. For me personally, the Gladius Express is one of the best new amps that has ever been built!

The Express has the latest technology for lossless power reduction on board. A Varic and a post phase Master volume developed by Ken Fisher. A 2x bright switch as well as usual for Trainwreck, the most harmonious Gain ever.

As Ken has always written, the choice of cabinet and the speakers used is very important to the response and tone of a Trainwreck!