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

3.990,- Euros in stock!


1x12“ Open Back

Celestion Cream H 16 Ohm/65W incl. 48h fast burn in

Dyed Maple Hardwood

11,7kg

53Bx53Hx33T

1.390,- Euros in stock!


2x12“ Open Back 16 Ohm/120 Watt

Celestion G12M 65W & G12H 75W incl. w/48h fast burn in

Dyed Maple Hardwood

17,9kg

68Bx53Hx27T

1.790,- Euros on order!

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


G&B Test 1/22

The Express is the original „tweakedPlexi Super Lead 59 from Eddie Van Halen Ken Fisher tweaked for him in the early days! Too many people wants Ken tweaking Plexis to Eddies specs and sound but too less Plexi’s were available.

Thats why Ken built the Express …. one of the most wanted and expensive amps right now!


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 Trainwreck lineup!

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

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

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 inverter Master volume developed by Ken Fisher. A 3-way bright switch was added to let the am sing with the most harmonious Gain ever.


As Ken has always written, the choice of cabinet and the speakers used is very important to the response, feel  and tone of a Trainwreck! Thats why Gladius offer the light weight and quick resonate cabs (to get full and rich tones in lower volumes) with a strongly burn in for all speakers.

These cabs are reference on the market!