It’s the end of the line for those who want the classic rock sounds that proliferated the air waves and turntables in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Look no further and don’t be afraid to turn up the volume!
It’s a ride you will surely enjoy and one that ultimately makes you a better player, more in control of the guitar and amplifier as an extension of your hands and heart.
I offer what I feel to be the absolute best and most accurate plexi style amplifiers being produced today with superior attention to detail and unmatched level of craftsmanship. Germino products use the highest quality parts available, both new and NOS. I am one of the few companies that offer a limited lifetime warranty transferable with the product. I also offer the best customer service around. Being a guitarist I care about these amplifiers as much as you and each amp must meet my sonic criteria before it leaves the shop.
Make no mistake; these are heirloom pieces that stand the test of time as the original designs have. In today’s current market where prices for original plexi amplifiers continue to escalate and it is a gamble as to IF you are getting a good one, not to mention service issues, you can feel totally safe with a Germino model knowing you have a lifetime of worry free service and more importantly great tone.
Germino Amplifiers have been used in the backline of many bands and with various artists over the past 12 years. Artists such as:
Audley Freed (Sheryl Crow)
Jimmy Herring (Wide Spread Panic)
Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke)
Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band)
Danny Lewis (Gov't Mule)
Keith Nelson (Buckcherry)
Gary Hooker (Brad Paisley)
Earl Slick (David Bowie)
Emerson Swinford (Rod Stewart)
Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
Brian Dennis (Little Big Town)
Phillip Sayce and many more.
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 "Chicken Fat".
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.