Germino Lead 35
The Lead 35 and Bass 35 are lower wattage versions of
the 55LV and Club 40 (50w) using the same Lead or Bass circuit of these models
with a completely new transformer pairing. These models max out around 35 watts
and are in the same output wattage range as the Masonette 25.
The transformers have been carefully selected for a broad
frequency EQ and extreme touch response. The Lead 35 produces fabulous
overdriven tones and cleans up exceptionally well with the volume control of
your guitar. The Bass 35 is cleaner with
the flatter EQ response of a Bass circuit design.
Both models take pedals extremely well as you expect from
this non MV design
The new transformer
set of the Lead 35 and Bass 35 is the key factor to having the great tone of
the Lead 55 and Club 40 models at a much more manageable volume.
This OT has the ability to accept a wide range of output
tubes from EL-34 to 6L6, KT-66, 5881 and 6V6's without having to impedance
The new power transformer from Mercury Magnetics runs at sub
400vdc allowing long tube life as well as a very full sound at lower volumes.
All models use NOS tube sockets by Amphenol, EBY or Cinch
for both power and pre-amp section. NOS Mallory coupling caps are used
throughout on both models.
Perforated boards are made in house from material sourced in
the UK. A mix of carbon film and carbon
comp resistors and Cliff jacks are all standard.
This amp is offered as a non MV model only. The reason for
this is the sound everyone wants from the 4 input non MV design is the output
stage being pushed into clipping. This is a very natural sound and allows the
amp to have greater touch response.
Lead 35 and Bass 35
are delivered stock with JJ E-34L tubes and Mullard reissue 12AX7.