With uniquely inspiring Tone and a layout that’s intuitive and easy
to navigate, it’s no wonder the Express™ Series has become one of our
most popular amplifier lines. All-Tube and hand-built in our only shop
in Petaluma, CA, the Express Plus 5:25™ offers genre-defining sounds,
near-limitless versatility, and unbeatable value that others can only
imitate. How do we do it? We’ve been doing this since 1969 with many of
the same people…it’s our Experience – and there are no shortcuts to this
level. The Express Plus 5:25 features many exciting features that take
it even closer to the flagship status of our award-winning MARK FIVE®.
MULTI-WATT™ POWER, ALL TUBE REVERB, AND OUR FAMOUS 5-BAND GRAPHIC EQ
Express Plus 5:25 features a dramatic
enhancement in the EQ department with the inclusion of our time-honored 5
Band Graphic Equalizer!
Both Express Plus™ models use the same super versatile, tone-packed
preamp featuring two fully independent Channels, each of which contain
two style enhanced modes to choose from when creating your footswitching
Channel 1 hosts the blooming low-gain sweetness of CLEAN or the
snarling mid-gain percussiveness of CRUNCH and covers the rhythm
territories. Channel 2 offers a different face to mid-gain with the
howling honesty of BLUES or a high-gain adventure through the searing
layers of molten harmonics in BURN. Together these two inspiring modes
invite years of solo exploration. Both Express Plus models, the bouncy
25 watt 5:25 with its 2xEL84 9-pin power tubes and the bolder 50 watt
5:50 running 2x6L6 octal-base pentodes, now feature our patented
Multi-Watt™ Channel Assignable power switching.
It is our belief, and practice, that our
commitment to you after the sale be the perfect match to the performance
of our legendary handcrafted amplifiers. This means world-class service
and support that lasts a lifetime.
This valuable feature allows you to run the output tubes in your
choice of three different wattage ratings per Channel - very cool right?
But what's amazing is this - each power mode has it's own tone-spawning
operating class and wiring configuration!
Choose the full power mode of 25 watts in the Express 5:25 for Class
AB running in a Push-Pull configuration for punch, authority and
headroom. Or, kick down to 15 watts for Class A Pentode and a more
silky, vintage voice with enhanced clip potential. And for the ultimate
in low wattage power, knock it down to the 5 watt mode... now you're
running one tube in Class A Triode wired in a Single-Ended
The custom covered Express 5:25+ in Purple Bronco Vinyl with Tan Jute Grille
Building on a long list of powerful features, a rich all-tube REVERB
enhances the spatial quality of your Express 5:25 Plus and each Channel
provides an independent Reverb Mix control so you can get the perfect
blend of this beautiful effect for each of your footswitchable sounds.
Finally, the Express Plus 5:25 features a dramatic enhancement in the
EQ department with the inclusion of our time-honored 5 Band Graphic
Equalizer! The sliders are added in addition to the original Channel
Assignable PRESET contour controls and you can now choose whether you
want to use the Sliders or the PRESET in each Channel with the EQ Assign
mini toggle. The EQ, whether set to call up the Sliders or the PRESET
controls, is also footswitchable and can be called up at any time via
the Express Plus Footswitch. Select a format below for full feature
Model:Express 5:25 Combo
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