This is an Italian amplifier manufacturer that is pretty popular in Europe and mostly in Italy. These amps have a similar marketing plan as the Engl amps. These amps would definitely be a competitor to those amps and probably Diezel as well. These amps are harder o find over in North America.
These amps are definitely catered towards the metals guys. They have a metal voicing that is hard not to dial out even in the cleaner channels. The front panel is a bit confusing to me. They have control and knobs everywhere and just a little intimidating to get used to. I wish they would have a little more consistency with the EQ's and control even with that many control knobs. Diezel has a lot of knobs but they have a way that it doesn't get confusing.
* AMPLIFIER 20 W A class ( 2 x EL84) or 100W AB class (4 x EL34) separated volume controls, with Presence
* CHANNELS 3 totally separated, all tubes (CH1 - CH2 - CH3)
* TONE REVERSE Splits the eq of CH 2 and 3
* PLEXI MODE Works on Eq/gain structure
* AUX OUT EMU XLR balanced, LINE jack unbalanced, with level control, Pre out jack
* EFFECT LOOP Tubes design, for stomps and rack efx. Serial/Parallel operation with MIX% control. True bypass function to kill the effects
* TUBES 6 x 12AX7 / 2 x EL84JJ / 4 x EL34SV-JJ
* SWITCHING Manual / FOOTCONTROLLER (Included) / MIDI
* DIMENSIONS 720x250x230mm
* WEIGHT 17 kg
I am not much of a fan of these amp tone wise. I think they sound a little buzzing and thin to my ears. I just don't find them all that pleasing. The voicing is pure metal and that is what I like most of the time but this amp just doesn't do it for me.
These are amps that you really need a wacky looking guitar to go with the wacky cosmetics of this amp. From a consumer's perspective the amp is sort of goofy looking and confusing to dial in the tone you are looking for. The lead channel seems a tad bit thin to my ears. Maybe it was the way it was dialed in but just put me off very quickly.
These amps are hard to find on the internet and in shops. I have seen them on forums before for around $1800 used so I;m guessing that they are probably around $2500 or so on the new market.
Who would I recommend this amp to...well probably no one who doesn't get a chance to play it. I am sure they are great amps for people but just not me.
The 059 is an all tube amp with 3 channels, a nice fx loop and some cool extra features. I owned the older version with the red front panel. The amp can be switched by midi and it has a 1HE slot to add your fav rack fx unit, very cool feature. another nice touch was the Tone Reverse function. This let's you dial in the EQ on ch2 and ch3 and use them the other way around. Basically, you'd have 2 OD channels with 2 sets of EQ that you can switch between. It's powered with 4 EL34s so it will deliver about 100w, it is a loud amp for sure! Then there are a number of switches that change the highs or mids. Plenty of stuff going on!
The 059 has 3 channels with their own EQ but also has some nice extra features to tailor the tone. The manual is very clear in describing what each switch does. The clean channel has a bright switch, we all know what that does. Ch2 and ch3 have a Mid Shift switch and a Mellow switch. The Mid shift makes the mids more compressed or more open, the Mellow works like a bright but not in the real upper highs like most Bright switches. So when you are done with these settings, you can swap the EQs for ch2 and ch3, another useful feature as you can setup 1 eq to be a bit scooped for heavy stuff and the other smoother with more mids for lead stuff. There's no overall master volume so each channel has it's own master and you will need to balance them.
I'm going to start with pointing out that I only owned the 059 for about 1 month. I played it a couple of times before buying it but when I got it, it was like I received a different amp.
The clean channel is really nice, it has a bell-like quality but it can also turned into a crunchy channel if you turn it way up. That's not it's forte though, keep it clean and it is a lot of fun to play. It also works well with Od-pedals.
The 3rd channel has plenty of gain for any application and sounds big and fat for sure. I totally loved rocking out on this channel. Plug in any humbucker guitar and you are in for a treat. I discovered I could easily nail The Rev Billy Gibbons ZZ Top tones with this channel, juicy tones. With the Tone reverse function you have 2 EQs so you actually have 2 great tones from this channel.
My problems were mostly with the 2nd channel. There was a nasal-quality in the tone that I could NOT dial out. I tried everything, different pre- and power tubes but the crunch channel was just to nasal sounding for me. It was as if I had my wah on all the time. I don't know how this happened because when I played it before buying it, I did not notice this. This got on my nerves pretty quickly and I traded the amp in for another one.
The 059 is a much overlooked amp, I think Brunetti in general does not get the attention they deserve as they make some great products. The 059 has a lot of options that make this a very versatile amp but obviously, you have to like the tone to start with. I really liked this amp with the exception of the nasal 2nd channel and that's what ruined it for me. But, try it for yourself and you might very well like it a LOT!
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musicalcem's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
4 xEL34 (Svetlana)
3 Channel fully independent
shift (for medium) in the crunch channel and solo
switcher "bright" for the clean channel and "mellow" for crunch and distortion CHANNELS (which makes them softer / less aggressive.)
Touch-tone reverse (reverse crunch between the EQ and solo)
-Fx loop in series or parallel
- Moved out emulation output of Staff to direct output in the mixer, and more ...
There really is just nothing is missing!
Very simple, child's play
it includes everything in less than 5 minutes!
Crystal clear sound crazy, really one of the best that I try until then. Ultra Clean
very nice foil when switch on "bright".
Channel crunch very versatile, you get a really bcp opportunities with the shift key and switch "mellow" sound of very light distortion in the big dirty greasy rhythm, the sound of the head can become very bold with knob "body" which gives a very considerable thickness of its active when ...
-The lead channel is too bad, big distortion present, but lack a bit of margin for the style that I do (instrumental heavy metal), I would really appreciate if you could draw even more distortion but I am a good pinailleur then should not pay attention, the distortion is already big, but hey that's what earned him a 9 and 10 but not a good debate is enough ...
on the other hand, not even a buzz in max, just a very slight hiss at high volume, which is more than normal.
Brunetti is a brand that grows and as these models are not yet well known, people have prejudices about the quality and the service ... This is unfortunate because the 059 is of great quality and service is impeccable, if you have any questions ask them on the site www.brunetti.it Marco Brunetti will respond in person!
The original price of this head is around 2700 euros but the quality, both material and sound is indeed the appointment.
Great product, I highly recommend it!
That it's one year that I have, and frankly, I correct on 9 out of 10 I gave to the sounds ..... a 10/10. And yes it is a head, so you have to try high-volume and above .... on a good BAFFLE, not a marshall 1960A ... as I did ... the distortion is Tiptop! Congratulations to Brunetti.