Just picked up a Germino Lead 55LV. Made it home to play it - wow!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Hgb5000, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Hgb5000

    Hgb5000 Member

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    Having this boxed up in the trunk with no guitar or cab is killing me. I won't be home for three more hours. Looking forward to bringing it to the NC BBQ gathering in April.


    I made it home and plugged in a few guitars and this amp is great. It is probably way more than I needed for my small home office but I hope to get it out on stage sometime. This is my first real Marshall type amp and it does exactly what I had hoped for. I wanted more of the overdriven sound and the Lead 55LV does that very well. I may have to send my wife and kids on a trip so that I can let loose for a while without having my attenuator cranked up.

    I kept my Alex attenuator on about two to three clicks to keep the volume more manageable and the tones from 12:00 to 3:00 were awesome. The tone controls allow for a wide variety of sounds and I have a long way to go in learning exactly how I want to set the amp.

    I played two different Hamer Monaco Superpro guitars, one with Dr. Vintage humbuckers and one with Goodwood (Godwood) Humbuckers and I also played a tele. All three sounded great. The bridge pickups on the Hamers gave me the sound I have been wanting. I can't believe I have waited so long to try a Marshall type amp.

    I wish I could find an old warehouse to use to be able to turn this amp up and play for an extended period of time.
     
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  2. DICKIE C

    DICKIE C Member

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    Good for you! If you like classic Marshalls, you'll like Germinos. Let us know how everything turns out.
     
  3. moggio

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    Your going to love it! Keep us posted!
     
  4. cg

    cg Silver Supporting Member

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    One of my all-time favorites!! KILLER amp!
     
  5. JKjr

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    Look inside. The build quality is as good as the sound,the lead dress is absolutely anal. Sounds better than any Marshall I ever had back in the day.Don't have one yet, but I'm saving my pennies. Can you post us some amp porn?
     
  6. LPMojoGL

    LPMojoGL Music Room Superstar Supporting Member

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    Congrats! I just pulled the trigger on a germino masonette. Reading your post makes me even more excited to receive mine.
    Crank that sucker!
     

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