Germino Club 40 Amp Head - Used  From Other

This amp may be made in North Carolina, but it's got British soul!

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Condition: Used, Excellent

This Club 40 head is truly something to behold! I sat down with it today and was immediately blown away by the wealth of tones it could produce. Obviously, it's based on some of the most coveted and sought-after plexi-style amps of yesteryear, but it delivers with a decidedly modern sophistication. All of the familiar bold crunch and glistening presence are on offer in this baby and it responds equally well to both humbuckers and single coils. From big rock to nasty blues to clean chime, this amp has you covered. Greg Germino and company have successfully nailed the spirit and sound of a certain world-renowned amp builder from across the pond!

 

Manufacturer's Description from Other

The Germino Club 40™ is the defining early sound of the JMP-50 watt Bass heads with a circuit voiced for full frequency response like the larger Super Bass models. Output transformer is a Drake replica of the 784-139 specifically designed for EL-34's Plate voltage is 425vdc with ss rectifier. Power transformer is externally selectable for 120v, 200v, 220/230v and 240/250v operation.

 The Club 40 as with all Germino amplifiers use the same quality components.  Carbon film and carbon comp resistors along with film/foil caps mounted on a hand-wired turret board.  F&T electrolytic capacitors, military spec pots, Cliff jacks and premium tube sockets all mounted in an aluminum chassis with spot welded corners for strength. Custom wound transformers are period correct using 1202-118 P/T, 784-139 OPT and 352-114 choke by Heyboer.

The Club 40 moves from big beautiful clean tones to bold crunch effortlessly and excels with either single coils or humbuckers. This amp is very responsive to volume control adjustments from the guitar and gives the user extreme flexibility running the amp with or without pedals. An array of early tones that go from incredible cleans to the definition of British crunch are all there. Pushed, the Club 40™ gives great response and singing single note lines. The perfect amp for a semi-clean/slightly distorted tones with single coil or humbucking pickups. The Club 40 covers a wide range of late 60's and early 70’s classic rock sounds when paired with either a 2 X 12 or 4 X 12 cabinet.

The Club 40 can be built optionally as a specific JTM-50 replica with GZ-34 rectifier and higher voltages in pre-amp section for those wanting an exact Black Flag JTM-50.

Note: These product specifications apply to Germino models 2015 only, not earlier product.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  

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2011

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