The 1958X is a hand-soldered reissue of the revered 1958, 18 Watt all-valve 2 x 10³ combo. A painstakingly accurate reissue, the 1958X is a plain, straightforward amp that likes to be turned right up, overdriving its EL84 power valves; the 1958X sounds its best when cranked, producing harmonically complex and full, rich tones. But because of its lower Wattage, the 1958X will produce incredible authentic Marshall tone at a volume that won’t shift your hearing. For real authenticity, the 1958X also features valve-driven Tremolo, and just like the 1973X, has no negative feedback in its cathode-biased output stage. The original Greenback speakers used in the1958 combo would mature over time, their sound softening with age. The special 10″ Celestion G10F-15 Greenbacks in the 1958X have been ˜aged’ to get as close as possible to that vintage, worn in, ’60s vibe.
The Handwired Series of all-valve amps celebrates the legacy of more than 50 years of Marshall’s influence on the sound of rock and British blues music. First launched in the late ’90s, Handwired is an ongoing series which features reissues of revered, historic Marshall products. These handcrafted reissues capture in detail the authentic, legendary sound of Marshall, not only for connoisseurs and collectors, but also for a new generation of gear-savvy musicians.
- Accurate reissue of the legendary 1962 amplifier, a ’60s rock legend
- Handwired in the U.K.
- 18 watts of power – perfect for gigging and recording
- A pair of EL84 power tubes and a EZ81 tube rectifier adds natural, smooth compression and sustain to your tone
- Tube-driven tremolo circuit for authenticity
- Sounds great with gain boost pedal in front of it