The Little Walter Tube Amps new Series 9 50 watt “59”
The “59” is a “Higher Gain” model addition to the Series 8 models that we started with.
This amp has a 12AX7 preamp tube, a 12AX7 midamp tube and a 12AX7 phase inverter tube. The power tubes are a pair of 6L6’s and power rectification is handled by a GZ34.
This amp has 4 input jacks: 2 on the Bright Channel and 2 for the normal channel (the top jacks are regular and the bottom jack is padded for extra hot pickups or active pickups). These channels can also be bridged to fatten and achieve a hotter output. You can plug into the bright channel (top jack) and then jumper from the bottom jack of the bright to the top jack of the normal. You can then adjust the two volumes to achieve the output you desire.
The Tone Stack for the “59” has: Bright Volume, Normal Volume, High Cut, Mid Cut, Bass Cut, and the most responsive presence control you have ever heard. The presence can sweep from dark to very bright and is perfect for compensating for bright or dark rooms.
This amp is known for its extreme clean tone and headroom with great dynamic response and when really pushed it can become a great hard rock platform.
The “59” is a great pedal platform and is currently being used in major studios by several studio musicians including the great Dann Huff. The day Dann took delivery of his “59” he was mixing the new album for Steven Tyler and liked the amp so well he decided to Re-cut all his leads with the new amp. Guitar Legend James Burton was also delivered a “59” to use on a tribute album he was working on.