We have a standing order with Greg to build this amp and we take pre-orders. For the moment all the stock items are sold, new ones coming soon.
After a long time we are finally in a position to deliver Germino Lead 55LV™ amps in Europe which are CE compliant.
So here is what you get:
The Lead 55LV model uses a dual EL-34 output section and "lead" circuit values. This is the Lead circuit used in original 68-69 JMP-50 1987 models. Great crunch and upper midrange are there to cut through the mix in a sweet way that only a plexi can. Single notes are warm with great harmonics. The Lead 55LV model is delivered stock with optional tube/ss rectifier switching. Filtering is period correct for 68/69 JMP-50 specs.
The 1202-118 power transformer which is stock for the LV model supplies 410vdc in tube rectifier mode and 425vdc in ss rectifier mode. This model PT is what was used in the majority of JMP-50 amplifiers from 1967 thru 1969. Amp is selectable for 120v, 200v, 220v/230v and 240v/250v operation on the back panel.
Output transformer is a Drake 784-139 replica with 3.3K primary impedance. Original style laminate is used with correct slotted steel and correct "cheese head" screws. Primary and secondary windings are interleaved as originals. Speaker output is selectable for 16/8/4 ohms.
Choke is Drake 352-114 replica.
An incredible sounding amplifier with all the classic late 60's and early 70's sounds. Goes from a slightly crunchy clean to a thick smooth lead tone with just a twist of the guitar's volume control. This is the sound of the famed 1968/69 plexi 1987 model at it's very best.
Component list is the same as our other products. Spot welded aluminum chassis, hand drilled tag board, carbon film and NOS carbon comp resistors, 2 watt Mil spec PEC potentiometers, BCR and F&T filter capacitors. Sozo Vintage "mustard" coupling caps all hand wired and assembled to perfection! Shipped TAD EL-34B STR and Mullard reissue 12AX7's.
An optional Power transformer 1202-133 is available for those wanting more headroom. Voltage spec increases to 450vdc with ss rectifier.
The Lead 55LV can be built with ss rectifier only for a period correct 68=69 spec if desired.
Available as head or 2 X 12 combo.
More Information: http://www.germinoamps.com/lead55.htm