Germino Club 40 ™

Head $2300
26 x 9 x 8.375

2 x 12 Combo $2800
30 x 22 x 10.5

The Club 40™ is the defining early sound of the JMP-50 watt Bass heads with a circuit voiced for full frequency response like the larger Super Bass models. Output transformer is a Drake replica of the 784-139 specifically designed for EL-34's Plate voltage is 410vdc with GZ-34 rectifier, 425 with ss rectifier. Power transformer is externally selectable for 120v, 220v, 230v and 240v operation.

The Club 40 as with all Germino amplifiers use the same quality components.  Carbon film and carbon comp resistors along with film/foil "vintage mustard style" caps mounted on a hand wired turret board.  F&T electrolytic capacitors, original spec pots, Cliff jacks and premium tube sockets all mounted in an aluminum chassis with spot welded corners for strength. Custom wound transformers are period correct using 1202-118 P/T, 784-139 OPT and 352-114 choke by Heyboer. 

The Club 40™ moves from big beautiful clean tones to bold crunch effortlessly and excels with either single coils or humbuckers. This amp is very responsive to volume control adjustments from the guitar and gives the user extreme flexibility running the amp with or without pedals. An array of early tones that go from incredible cleans to the definition of British crunch are all there. Pushed, the Club 40™ gives great response and singing single note lines. The perfect amp for a semi clean/slightly distorted tones with single coil or humbucking pickups. The Club 40™ covers a wide range of late 60's and early 70’s classic rock sounds when paired with either a 2 X 12 or 4 X 12 cabinet.

These product specifications apply to Germino models 2013 only, not earlier product.

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Audio by Greg Germino

New audio clip by Greg Germino
This is a clip of the Club 40 2 X 12 combo 94 Les Paul 58 reissue with Holmes bridge pick-up. Courtesy of Fat Sound Guitars.

These clips are live recordings of Greg playing a Les Paul with RS Guitar Works Psychebilly Blues pickups into the Club 40 and a 4x12 cab loaded with G12M speakers.

Clip 1 - 836KB, 35 second clip

Clip 2 - 984KB, 41 second clip

Clip 3 - 1.85MB, 1:21 clip

Clip 4 - 512KB, 21 second clip

Clip 5 - 528KB, 22 second clip

Clip 6 - 2.17MB, 1:35 clip

Clip 7 - 1.33MB, 58 second clip

Audio by Emerson Swinford

Led Zeppelin riffs - 833KB, 1:09 clip

Fast Country Rock - 784KB, 41 second clip

Arpeggios - 330KB, 29 second clip

Hendrix-style - 330KB, 1:24 clip

Double stops - 330KB, 34 second clip

Hendrix-style 2 - 330KB, 23 second clip

Tribute (full song) - 3.7 MB, 3:53 runtime

Blonde Tolex (full song) - 3.1 MB, 3:18 runtime

Reviews

"After hearing about your amps for years I finally picked up a Club 40 Head. I can honestly say after 30 plus years of playing guitar it's the best amp I've ever played through. I let a friend borrow it for their set last night & then I got to fire it up. The over used term 'the tone I've always heard in my head'. That was it. I was on the verge of buying another Dr Z amp before finding this Club 40. It was divine intervention, I guess. Can't wait to record with it in a couple months. Thank you for making such a fantastic amp" - Germino Club 40 owner

"This amp has a great clean sound and starts to break up around 4 on the volume, perfect for that slightly broken Jimi "clean" tone. The bottom end is perfect for a Strat. At higher volumes it distorts like an old Marshall should. When dimed it can get pretty crunchy with humbuckers. As far as the comparisons to the real vintage Marshalls ... I'll take this amp hands down. It's very close to the '68 and had a much richer tone than the '71." - Harmony Central review

"Nearly one month with the Club 40 and every day I get happier! Already used it in two big sessions, the amp passed with flying colors, you should see the engineer's face! Amazing fat tones, the cleans are UNBELIEVABLE too!" - Germino Club 40 owner

"Got the amp! I am happy to report that my modded Club 40 is one of the finest amps I've heard!!! Greg I am stunned, you are a true artist!" - Germino Club 40 owner

"I received the amp on Friday and I wanted to send you a HUGE THANK-YOU!!!! It sounds absolutely fantastic and I am very grateful to you for taking the time to tweak the amp. You are a top shelf guy and a genius with the amps!!" - Germino Club 40 owner

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