Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by fuzzface71, Dec 25, 2009.
Can anyone can tell me more about them? How are they? I believed they are not made anymore?
I've got one. It is a Lil Jimi combo. Mine is the 50 watt version, currently loaded with 6V6's instead of 6L6's. I bought it years ago when I was after the "perfect" blackface fender. After playing countless vintage amps that all needed some sort of work, I found this and it was all over. Great big blackface cleans that get rather tweedy as the volume goes up.
I understand that some are hit and miss as far as quality. But I assure you, mine has to be one of the best build qualities I've ever seen.
Holland is out of business from what I understand. There is no association between Heritage and Holland. Mr.Holland just didn't have very good luck at running a business from what I've heard.
I'm thinking of selling mine as I'm steering away from the big bottle american sound. But every time I plug my tele into it, I have second thoughts. If you have any questions, let me know. I've had mine for about 10 years.
The early Holland Gibb-Droll models were outstanding amps based on the tweed Bassman layout. I still own one Gibb-Droll 4x10 combo. Mike Holland's later amps moved away from the Fender tweed designs and closer to the Fender Blackface, Marshall JCM, and even Vox AC30 amps. The Gibb-Droll and Lil' Jimi amps come up for sale from time to time. I've seen them sell for less than $1000. Great sounding, hand built, amps at a bargain price.
Is that what it's called (Gibb-Droll)? His 4X10 combo that looks basically like a tweed bassman? I have a trade offer that's why I'm asking about them. I've actually heard the amp, but I'm just wondering about it's value.
I had very early Gibb-Droll and it was outstanding rig,could get that Killer Marshall JTM tone and then got to a tweed tone by just adjusting your pick attack!
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In case anyone is looking I have a Holland Lil Jimmy (35 watts) that is near mint and delivers one of the best clean / tweed sounds you'll ever find. I simply stumbled into this amp on accident and don't need it since I already have two similar amps that I love. Asking $1000.
That pretty much sums up my experience w/ a 35 watt Li'l Jimi 2x10 that I owned. Super sounding amp for cleans. Needs to get loud for much in the way of overdrive. Best reverb unit I've ever heard.
I've had mine biased a few different ways. Set pretty hot mine would break up really early, almost right away with high output pickups. I have it set pretty clean now. I've almost sold it a few times, but every time I plug my tele into it I change my mind.