Re-live the era of the golden age of rock, the Headroom 100 takes you there and beyond if you are ready.
The Headroom 100 specifically emulates the sound and construction of the very early 68 100 watt plexi panel Super Lead and Super Bass amplifiers to exact detail! From the very first glance of the zinc plated steel chassis and plexi panels to the perforated tag board assembly the workmanship and attention to detail is simply stunning. The early Super Lead's from 68 were the first to use a circuit specifically voiced for lead guitar with split cathode pre-amp, specific values in the tone section and output stage as well as a brite cap for an automatic brightening of the amp at low volume. The Headroom 100 is available with either a Super Lead circuit for the ultimate in singing sustain or, Super Bass circuit values for those wanting a cleaner amp with a more rounded tone.
The steel chassis is folded and spot welded at the corners. Plexi panels in gold highlight the original style knobs. A replica hand-wound Dagnall 1.5 output transformer and replica Dagnall 1.8" power transformer by Merren Audio is used and is the most accurate version being made today. PT delivers 460vdc to the plates just as the late 67/early 68 versions did. This spec is a little bit easier on tubes and allows the amp to overdrive smoother. Inside the amp a beautiful and very accurate tag board is populated with carbon film/carbon comp resistors and vintage mustard style coupling capacitors.
Details include cheese head bolts on transformers, Brass hardware, authentic turret board layout, NOS tube sockets.
The amp is for those with good hands! The sounds of the Headroom 100 are bold and tight with an extremely percussive attack that tracks with every detail the players touch. Bottom end is big, full and tight, an attribute of the four valves and power supply.
The Super Lead version hits the area of singing sustain around 6 on the volume control. Great upper midrange crunch, smooth warm sustain and quick percussive attack.
The Super Bass version is a cleaner amp with Bass circuit values and has a rounder tone/flat frequency response. This amp is great for a bold clean a/la SRV/Hendrix style with a strat. Very fitting for Malcom Young type riffing as well, bold, punchy and just the right amount of crunch.
Note: These product specifications apply to Germino models 2021 only.
Headroom 100 Ordering Information
Price: Head $3200
Dimensions: 29" x 10.75" x 8.375"
Added Master Volume $100