Dozens of MIABs, but no tweed Bassman?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by openbar, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. MrFuzzTone

    MrFuzzTone Member

    Messages:
    930
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Now I will have one. Just ordered a 59 Sound Vexter that was on Reverb.com
     
    openbar likes this.
  2. plextasy

    plextasy Member

    Messages:
    844
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    Michigan
    The Catalinbread 5F6 is exactly that. I have the Formula 5 (5E3) and it's fantastic.
     
  3. Tmidiman

    Tmidiman Member

    Messages:
    3,500
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Location:
    Chicago area
    Definitely Joyo American Sound.



     
    LordByron likes this.
  4. openbar

    openbar Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,689
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    I had the Blonde, which it is a copy of, and I could get a great blackface tone out of it. More raw, driving tweed - not so much. But I probably will grab the American, they come up used all the time.
     
  5. calfzilla

    calfzilla Cynical Hack

    Messages:
    3,827
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Location:
    DFW
    Menatone Dirty Blonde can get into the general territory with the "soul" knob cranked - gets pretty saturated.
     
  6. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk BearFoot FX Owner

    Messages:
    7,060
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Location:
    St. Louis
    The BearFoot Sparkling Yellow OD is Tweed/Blonde and the Dyna Red is the early Marshall (which came from the Tweed circuit~)
     
    LordByron likes this.
  7. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Member

    Messages:
    860
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I just want a bassman ltd.
     
  8. lobsterinmotion

    lobsterinmotion Member

    Messages:
    567
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    The pedal looks really cool, but the official ZVex video sounds like utter crap. :dunno
     
    openbar likes this.
  9. Always-Ben

    Always-Ben Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,936
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2016
    Are there any shootout videos? Can't seem to find any.
     
  10. openbar

    openbar Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,689
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    Me too, but like most people I have nowhere to crank it up anyways. In the meantime my BD-2 does a decent job with the gain beneath 12 o'clock. Looking forward to trying other stuff.
     
  11. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,863
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    It’s a little weird that the ZVex Vexter 59 Sound has what is clearly a Marshall head as the graphic. I know it’s derived from the Box of Rock, but I still think it’s an odd artistic choice for a Fender Bassman style pedal.

    [​IMG]
     
    openbar likes this.
  12. openbar

    openbar Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,689
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    I found it odd too. Maybe they'll offer a service where you can send in your BOR and they change it to a '59 Sound!
     
  13. voojo

    voojo Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,420
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Location:
    Wisconsin's Northwoods!
    While the color choice is odd, to me it looks like the top control panel of a '59 Bassman.
     
    nastynate likes this.
  14. Mpcoluv

    Mpcoluv Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,784
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Location:
    Charlotte NC
    That pedal did not work for
    Me at all. I have owned real tweed baseman’s too. Maybe I was going something wrong...
     
  15. DRS

    DRS Member

    Messages:
    10,556
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Big +1
     
  16. John Mark Painter

    John Mark Painter Member

    Messages:
    7,530
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    +1 for Joyo American
    And I’ve owned Deluxe and Bassman
     
    LordByron likes this.
  17. RYAN1987M

    RYAN1987M Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,547
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Bump!

    What are people thinking of the Big Tweedy?
     
  18. coltonius

    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,828
    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Location:
    Wacko
    I know this was posted a year ago, but the actual ‘59 Sound pedal sounds like crap- not just the video. In fact, I thought mine was broken when I does played it. But no, that’s just how it sounds. It cut a lot of low end and had barely any gain at all.. which may or may not be accurate, but for the cost of admission I expected more.
     
    pinkfuzz65 likes this.
  19. Gaheba

    Gaheba Member

    Messages:
    451
    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Location:
    Australia
    If your pedal did that then it doesn't sound at all like the 59 Bassman Reissue I owned a few years ago.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice