After a long time we are finally in a position to deliver Germino Classic 45 ™ amps in Europe which are CE compliant.
So here is what you get:
A finely tuned replica of the JTM-45 using a custom wound version of the Radio Spares output transformer which has 6.6K, 8K, 9K and ultra-linear taps on the primary. The 6.6k primary is used as on early JTM-45's. This relatively high primary impedance works well with KT-66 and 6L6GC/5881 tube types. The Classic 45 with these tube types is rated at 40 watts.
The Classic 45 is a Bass circuit as were all early JTM era amplifiers. Early plexi tone control values are used consisting of a 56K slope resistor and 270pf capacitor. Filtering in the Classic 45 is low and combined with the high primary impedance of the R/S output transformer give the amp a soft feel. The Classic 45's power transformer is selectable for 120v, 200v, 220/230v and 240/250v operation. This power tranny features connections with solder tabs as the originals for period correct looks. The R/S output transformer is selectable for 4/8/16 ohm operation.
For 2010 the Classic 45 is using a new power transformer. Since original JTM-45 amps were built using various spec voltages, I am now offering our popular LV power tranny as used in Club 40 and Lead 55LV models. The LV power transformer delivers plate voltage at 410vdc with GZ-34 rectifier. Breakup is more organic and warmer, top end is smoother.
Each amp I personally hand build using the finest parts and materials. Spot welded aluminum chassis, PEC 2 watt mil spec potentiometers, heavy duty Carling switches, Ampenol and Cinch tube sockets, Cliff jacks, BCR and F&T electrolytic capacitors. Sozo “vintage mustard” coupling capacitors and carbon film resistors mounted on a hand drilled turret board complete the interior layout of components. Original diameter copper stranded wire is used for all wiring. Each amp is laid out and assembled as an original JTM-45 would be.
The Classic 45 faithfully replicates the tone of an original JTM-45, only better! This amp is a delight to play being as at home doing "Beano" era Clapton as it is replicating AC/DC to early ZZ Top. The Classic 45 goes from an amazing clean tone to the best crunchy overdriven sounds imaginable. Excellent bottom end, incredible frequency response and exceptional 3D balance are all there to enjoy. The Classic 45 takes pedals extremely well and is not overly compressed sounding.
Classic 45™ is shipping with reissue Tung Sol 5881 tubes from New Sensor valves and Mullard reissue 12AX7’s
Our demo head is coupled with a 2 x 12 cabinet with Celestion Heritage G12M.
Furthermore this head features the new master volume on the back of the head. You can crank up the front volume to ten and create a saturated sound and at the same time reduce the volume by the master volume to keep sound level acceptable in living room conditions.
Notice also the new logo for the Germino amps.