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10.03.2020: The Gladius review in Gitarre & Bass 6/2020!

The new Guitar & Bass, the most read German-language trade magazine, is published today! On the front page is one of the most impressive new amps ever. The Gladius Rocket. The sales figures prove it, one of the best new amps with the spirit of Trainwreck amps. Test the amps exclusively in my shop!

10.03.2020: The Gladius 2204 is born!

The new Gladius 2204 is a further development of the 2204 from 1973. Unlike the Gladius JTMs, its sound is much more modern and rocking, but with all the features that have made the British sound so unique. The most important feature that modern guitarists are looking for is the solo boost function. However, not as a channel switch, but as a lossless pre-master volume, foot switchable. This enables the player to jump in volume for his solo at any gain level without loss of dynamics, for clean or distortion. Hence the post-master volume, which, like all Gladius amps, enables completely loss-free master volume at any volume. In order to get the full tone at Bedroom Level, the Gladius cabinets are recommended. With the Variac you can set the power tubes of saturation / distortion, which then changes the tone dramatically - like EVH. The pre-gain has enough distortion for metal in hi-input. The Lo input is specially designed for clean sounds and pedals. The difference is powerful and not just a few db as with commercial amps. A lossless effect loop (passive parallel) remains tight even with delays. The Gladius 2204 has the variety of sounds from the 2203 to the JCM 800 with Mullard tubes and aged transformers. Killer tight and fast in attack like the roman sword Gladius.

9.03.2020: the very last 60th Anniversary 59 burst arrived today!



1.03.2020: New 2020 59 Gibson Burst available now w/same specs as the 60th Anniversary!

21.01.2020: Gibson Custom Shop News:

Gibson continues the hugely successful 60th Anniversary Les Pauls. There is now the 60th 60s Anniversary Les Paul available with three different neck profiles:

V1 corresponds to the 60th *59 (this is exactly the 60th ’59 Les Paul)

V2 is the original 60s with a smaller neck shape

V3 makes it possible to have an even thinner neck profile on the ’60s

All guitars have the same specs and quality like the ’59 60th Anniversary had!


The ES 335 is now available from Nashville Custom Shop in a quality we never had before:

ES 335 ’59

ES 335 ’61

ES 335 ’64


The ’61 and the ’64 SG’s with Maestro are now available in Bolivian Rosewood which comes very close to Brasilien Rosewood!


All guitars are on order now!

14.12.2019 Kikusui AC Power Supplies:

Yesterday we had a visit from the company DHS Elmea Tools, the German distributor of Kikusui, who manufacture the most popular AC power supply for many well-known musicians. The most important question now was, how do our amps sound at 60Hz? Present were Mr. Reccius from DHS, the electrical engineer Sigi Bombik who worked for us, Andy Blueml one of our best guitarists and me. For decades I have been trying to compensate the 60 Hz problem with my manufacturers using a modified power supply, but this does not always work. Yesterday, however, we took a lot of time to really get to the bottom of it. And there was an incredible difference to be heard. The 60 Hz makes the sound much bigger, a bit louder but much fatter and more organic. Thanks to the stepless control from 45 Hz to 70 Hz, the differences were quickly heard clearly as the tone changes. The biggest surprise, however, was the absolutely flawlessly screened power supply. By eliminating all disturbances in our power network (and there are quite a few), the amps sound much clearer, tidier and also softer in the heights. The more you play distorted, the more drastic the difference is. Now we can clearly understand why so many of our guitar heroes opt for a very expensive Kikusui power supply.

6.12.2019 Gladius Rocket now Available:

This amp now has 5 years of research and development behind it to revive the spirit behind the amps of Ken Fisher's Trainwrecks. For me personally, these are the best British style amps I've ever heard. Gene Sinigalliano from the Ultra Sound Studios in NYC made that possible for me many years ago. This sound just burnt into me and I've been searching for many years. Many have tried, but are miles away from this unique sound. Finally, I can announce: the Gladius Rocket has him: the spirit of Trainwreck amps.


This amp has the latest technology for lossless power reduction on board. A Variac 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.

27.11.2019 New Nacho Batch available!

Let us take this fine opportunity to salute you with pictures and descriptions to the guitars we would like to present to you today.

Traditional yet innovative and genuine musical artifacts.

Tribute examples to the early Fender 1950s, a time when everything was built-to-last with pride.

Made now available to you exclusively handpicked the finest pieces before Nacho offers his guitars to public.

These instruments are the result of a great team effort, hard work and endless hours spent in our workshop during the last 5 months.

We are very proud of the results and we hope you will appreciate the great attention to detail we have given to these musical artifacts.

Please let us know if you wish to adopt any of these beauties.

You won’t be disappointed!

6.11.2019

Gladius MKIV Versions now available!

The now available MKIV versions of all best selling Gladius amps are now available for JTM65/66/67/68. The new MK IV version opens up an unprecedented power reduction with a modified „Trainwreck“ Post Phase Inverter Master Volume WITHOUT any tone loss on the back and a real Varic on the front. All tubes are now from the expensive manufacturer Mullard, which make an incredible sound difference. The most significant change is the tone harmonization in single notes (also known as Plexi Ghost Notes). These 4 elementary innovations make the biggest difference in the history of Gladius Amps.

25.09.2019

60th Anniversary Gibson 59 Les Paul‘s with Bolivian Rosewood available now

We would like to thank Gibson for officially authorizing ProGuitar as a dealer. After more than 10 years we have decided to offer selected Gibson Custom Shop guitars to our customers. I think Gibson is currently on a good path and learning from the mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, this currently only affects the 60th Anniversary 59 Les Paul, where in our opinion many technical improvements have been made by Gibson. Gibson Custom Shop's 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard is not just a tribute to those priceless original models - it's a clone of them. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically-recreated plastics to color-matched shades of sunburst, every element has been rendered in unbelievable detail.

22.08.2019

Nice review in G&B in 9/2019 about the amazing Brent Mason VSA Amp from Florida.

In der aktuellen Ausgabe von G&B 9/2019 findet ihr den Testbericht des Brent Mason Signature Amps von VSA. Eigentlich hätte den Bericht unser sehr geschätzter Author Ebo Wagner schreiben sollen. Ebo liegt aber seit vielen Wochen im Krankenhaus - mein lieber Freund - alles nur erdenklich Gute und komm bald wieder auf die Beine. Wir denken an Dich!

10.07.2019

The EuroVolt (by BrownBox) provides professional power consistency control wherever there is 230/240 volt mains power.

After almost a year of work, the time has finally come. The European version of the US Brown Box "EuroVolt" is now available at ProGuitar. Han van den Essenburg was so nice and drove me over 600km from Amsterdam to present the first available voltage reducers for 230V and 50Hz to me personally. Nearly every well-known American guitarist uses the "Brown Box" by Patrick Geraghty in USA! The tone becomes noticeably creamier due to the voltage reduction in the attack, without damaging the amp or the tubes like with a conventional VARIAC.

29.04.2019

Fender Dual Stack (George Blanda)

It's an old dilemma if you want to block single coil and humbucker pickups in one instrument. If you take 250k ohm pots, the humbucker sound too dull, you take 500k ohm pots, the single coil pickups sound too shrill. For me, the best method is the dual stack HS (developed by George Blanda)! Instead of compromise, you have everything twice with the dual stack. 2 staggered volume pots each with 250 / 500k, as well as the same with the tone pot. The Clue is here, now you can use the right Tone Caps. 0.022uF for single coils and 0.5pF for humbuckers! Today I got a Fender HS Tele, where this is installed as standard. Also very popular with JP basses (Jazz Bass & Precission pickups).

24.04.2019

Master Volume available on ALL VSA Amps now!

It's an old dilemma if you want to block single coil and humbucker pickups in one instrument. If you take 250k ohm pots, the humbucker sound too dull, you take 500k ohm pots, the single coil pickups sound too shrill. For me, the best method is the dual stack HS (developed by George Blanda)! Instead of compromise, you have everything twice with the dual stack. 2 staggered volume pots each with 250 / 500k, as well as the same with the tone pot. The Clue is here, now you can use the right Tone Caps. 0.022uF for single coils and 0.5pF for humbuckers! Today I got a Fender HS Tele, where this is installed as standard. Also very popular with JP basses (Jazz Bass & Precission pickups).