ZVex '59 Sound gives you the sound of a 1959 Fender Bassman in a pedal form. Bassman was the inspiration behind the first Marshall amps (incuding the JTM45), so naturally the basis of the '59 Sound has been ZVex's JTM45 pedal, the Box of Rock. '59 Sound also includes a clean boost, which can be turned on even if the overdrive side is not active. Boost comes after overdrive in the pedal's internal signal chain, so it boosts volume also when the overdrive is active. Cleans up very nicely with guitar's volume pot.
Drive: Sets the amount of gain/saturation. At 7 o'clock the sound is clean. Towards 5 o'clock the gain increases. You can control the amount of gain also with your guitar's volume control. You can go from clean to overdrive with the turn of your fingers.
Tone: Controls the amount of treble.
Volume: Sets output volume level. Loads of headroom available.
Boost: Sets the amount of boost, for example for solos. Boost is activated with the left footswitch.
- Power Requirements: 2.1 mm 9V DC centre negative power supply or 9V battery 3 mA.
- True Bypass
- Made in USA