Dirtyish Germino Lead 55

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  1. sampleinajar

    sampleinajar Member

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    OK, so I figured I would put a contrasting clip to the clean. Same amp settings on the Germino (from the same show), just bridge p/u on the Suhr through a FUlltone '69 (mostly as boost, very little fuzz), into the amp.

    Hope this illustrates the point I was trying to make about versatility of the Germinos!

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice! Just like the clean clip it has a smooth tone. What guitar was used?
     
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    Thanks! It is a Suhr classic S with v60lp pickups. Alder body with maple/indian rosewood neck, 1088 bridge, stainless 6105 frets. Probably more info than you wanted, but I figured I'd cover all bases!

    Steve
     
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    Good to know because I just bought a Suhr.
     
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    Sounds killah! Great tone and playing!
     
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    I miss my Lead 55 also.
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone. Glad you all like the tone - it means a lot from this discriminating crowd!

    Scott - How does the Club 40 compare to the lead 55?

    John - Thanks for listening, I totally dig your playing and would love to hear you wail through a Germino sometime!

    Steve
     
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    Similar, but more controlled, more "even" and less aggressive character.
     
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    Thanks Scott. Unfortunately for my wallet, I am beginning to think that I need one of each amp that Greg makes. Wife's gonna kill me.

    Steve
     
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    why did they get sold? were they too loud? can i expect the LV to breakup before i go deaf? thru a 4x12 greenback cab? i hate attenuators
     
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    I can't answer why they got rid of theirs, but I can say that it is a very loud amp through a 4x12. You won't be playing this in the basement without an attenuator. Moving to a 2x12 with low efficiency speakers (eg. greenbacks, 97 dB) will help some. These amps beg to be opened up, though.

    FWIW, I use a Weber Mass with mine, and as long as I am only dialing it down a few steps (~7 on a 1-10 dial), it actually sounds OK. Any more than that, and you start to lose some mojo. I can do band practice with this setup in a soundproofed room, no prob.

    That said, if I could find a low wattage amp that has this same sound and feel, I would go for it in a second. Haven't found it yet.

    Steve
     

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