GERMINO 4x12 CABINET
All cabinets are made from Baltic Birch ply with finger
jointed corners for strength. Baffles and back panels are made of Baltic Birch
as well. Stainless steel hardware is used throughout in assembly. Grille cloth is original style
basketweave that is salt and pepper in color. This is obtained from the
original supplier in the UK that Marshall used in the late 60's and early 70's.
Both slant front and straight front 4 x 12 cabinets are
handbuilt using as a pattern two original basketweave cabs from 1968 and 1969.
Along with the basketweave grille cloth and original construction methods these
are the best sounding cabinets made.
ABOUT GREG GERMINO
Greg Germino became immersed in music as many did by the
British Invasion of the 60's by groups such as The Beatles and The Rolling
Stones. Hours were spent by an old RCA Hi-Fi unit spinning records by these and
other groups while singing along.
By 1969 Greg had begun playing acoustic guitar learning some
basic chords, however his full love affair with electric guitar tones was
inspired by an early 1972 live performance of The Allman Brothers Band. His
first Les Paul was acquired soon-after along with his first tube amp, an Ampeg
B12XT Portaflex. Greg began listening intently to music by the ABB, Eric
Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Who and others. He began playing with bands the
following year in 1973.
During High School he took his first electronics class and
began learning about circuits. Playing during his High School years and
afterward he acquired his first 100 watt Marshall around 1977. Vintage
equipment was more prolific in those days. After noticing that older Marshall
amps sounded better than his 1974 Super Lead Greg changed many of the board
components to match his friends 69 Super Lead.
Through the late 70's and into the 80's Greg played with
various bands and continued to educate himself regarding tone, playing
technique and absorbed what he could regarding tube amps. Beginning 1984
through 1995 Greg worked as a technician primarily on DC circuits. By the early
90's he was working part time with Rich Bogart of  "The Tube Farm" who originally marketed and
trademarked the Accu-bias and where another future amp builder, Steve Carr also
worked on occasion.
In 1995 Greg worked briefly in music retail at Fat Sound
Guitars. This was short lived due to moving to the mountains of North Carolina
and working the next 3 years as guitarist for the Boone based band
Returning off the mountain in 1998 Greg worked for Bull City
Sound as a bench technician working on a variety of tube amplifiers. After this
Greg did service work briefly for Shomaker Guitars before moving on to work with
Mojo Musical Supply in January 2001. There he handled phone orders, repairs,
questions in reference to Marshall amps and helped expand the company's
aftermarket Marshall parts and cabinet offerings. Late in 2001 he was
commissioned to build the Mojo "Tone Machine" amplifier consisting of
a run of 30 pieces.
In May 2002 Germino Amplification began with the first
production pieces being shipped to dealers at that time.
Greg has remained active in bands, playing small 100-200
seat clubs to 1200 seat theatre rooms in a variety of settings over the years.
His commitment to his product is evident in workmanship, passion for work and
continued excellent customer support.