Rare to see in the UK Greg Germino makes some of the finest Marshall clones you can buy and has a client list to prove it...
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Though maybe not so well known here in the UK, Germino amps have been seen in the backline of artists such as Earl Slick, Audley Freed, Jimmy Herring and Charlie Starr to name but a few and with over 40 years experience in the industry, Greg Germino has built up quite a reputation. The company offer a wide variety of models based on either Marshall or Fender circuits. Utilising a plethora of hand picked components, each amp is built to a high standard for the best possible tone and performance.
This Club 40 is based on the JMP-50 watt Bass heads, the specs for which are below. The head has been very well cared for and shows no real signs of wear.
A word from the manufacturer... 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. AC line voltage is externally selectable for 120, 200, 220/230 and 240 vac 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.
We are located in Gloucestershire, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our demo facilities in Gloucester.
We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
Landline (generally staffed 9AM-6PM Monday to Friday): 01242 697607
Overseas: +44 1242 697607