'ARCHIVED' Gartone Bluesman 18 watt Amp

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    In near MINT condition, this Gartone Blueman delivers that classic tweed tone in a compact package. Handwired in the UK, the circuits is a clone of a 1956 Tweed Deluxe and is one of the early examples made by the company made in either 2003 or early 2004.

    This amp moves from sweet clean to gnarly, biting drive whilst retaining its definition. If dynamic, touch sensitive amps are your thing then look no further.

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    Specs -

    Handwired 5E3 circuit

    Mercury Magnetics transformers

    Jensen paper in oil signal capacitors

    Sprague electrolytic capacitors

    NOS Allen Bradley resistors

    CTS pots

    NOS Cinch tube sockets and shields

    Switchcraft jacks

    NOS tubes – NOS JAN Philips 5Y3GT, 6V6GT(2) and 12AX7, JAN General Electric 12AY7

    Solid pine cabinet made by Larry Rodgers

    Weber 12A125 speaker

    More Info:

    This 18 watt 1x12 combo is based on the 1950’s 5E3 tweed deluxe. One of the most

    popular vintage amps, it’s a favourite of many, who love it for its’ addictive tone and


    And with measurements taken directly from an original 1956 amp, plus Mercury Magnetics

    transformers cloned from the best vintage examples they could find, the Bluesman is as

    authentic as it gets.

    All the 5E3 features are here, from interactive volume controls and common tone control to cathode biased 6V6 power tubes running without negative feedback for natural raw tube tone.

    With top notch build quality and boutique components, the Bluesman is fabulously responsive, with singing sustain and warm sweet tone. In fact it’s as much a musical instrument as the guitar itself.


    Handwired all tube circuitry

    Normal & Bright channels

    Mercury Magnetics transformers

    Handmade solid pine cabinet

    Genuine lacquered tweed covering


    Output 18 watts

    Tubes NOS JAN Philips 5Y3GT, 6V6GT(2) and 12AX7, JAN General Electric 12AY7

    Speaker 1 x 12”

    Dimensions (H x W x D) 420 x 508 x 241mm (16.5 x 20 x 9.5”)

    Weight 16kg (35lbs)

    Availability:In Stock
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