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Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby Tarz N Amps on Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:45 am

I just got a '76 Garnet Revolution II 1x12 combo. Sounds cool - a lot like a Fender Super. Very bright and glassy, very little distortion. Has 2 6L6's but doesn't sound like it's putting out 40-50 watts.

The speaker buzzes on low notes so i guess it's blown. Any idea what speakers were in these?
I may put in an Emenince - which would be the best match?

Any opinions or insight into this amp?

Thanks.
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby parkhead on Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:47 pm

most garnets I've seen have Marsland speakers

made in Kitchener Ontario, aka new Berlin

you have to live here to get it

http://www.marsland.on.ca/profile_history.htm
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby PeterS on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:43 am

you have to live here to get it


When I was a kid in the 60s Kitchener was VERY German. So I thought 'Kitchener' was a German name, I was totally confused to find out Lord Kitchener was English!
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby torange on Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:49 pm

I had a rev 2 about 10 years ago. It was a good little amp. I loved the non effects channel... and hated the reverb (small folded line tank), it had decent tremolo . The rev II was just under 20Watts output. You could use 6L6 or 6v6 in them, but had no wattage change, just a different tone. I have owed a few garnets over the years and have always been a big fan of them. they sound great, are simple and low maintenance. I was never a big fan of the Marsland speakers that came with them. I have had good luck with weber and celestion speakers.
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby Roy33 on Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:39 am

I've still got a couple Garnets, great amps. they used Marsland, RSC, Lazar, Emminence and Celestion.
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby Russbrband on Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:41 am

I have 18 Garnet amps and I have had great luck with Cel V30 and Weber blues (50 WATT, MED DOPE)

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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby TL Bass on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:07 pm

I just picked up 1968 Rebel PA (PA90). It was trashed .. had to fix a few things. Last week tooked to gig and worked like new.
Great sound ... great amp. I used for bass with 4x10 Marshall bass cabinet.
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby steel nut on Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:56 am

I am in love with my Garnet Enforcer since I replaced the filter caps and cathode bypass caps. I put an Eminence Delta Pro 12A speaker in it and a pair of Electro Harmonics 6CA7 big bottle tubes. The O.C folded line reverb works well. For distortion I use a reissue Herzog and an old Chandler Tube Driver pedal. :D
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby STDtheBAND on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:12 am

I hav e a 1967 50w version of later became known as the BTO. I cannot believe how much gain it has. Unreal. Makes you wonder.... I have Hiwatts, Laneys, etc. and I can always tell why Marshall won. This Garnet from 1967 gives any Marshall of that era all it can handle. Truly blown away by it
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian) "The Deputy"

Postby Russbrband on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:36 am

If you want to try a Marshall killer.....try the Garnet Deputy II ....plexi circuit.....plus an extra input jack that bridges the two channels internally (no patch cord needed) available as a head or a 2 x 12 PORTED combo that is slant shaped like a 4 x12 Marshall cab,. I have the 100 watt 4 6l6 ported combo version.....but they also came as 4 x El34, 2 EL34 ,....many variations.
Mine has TWO output transformers....one for each pair of tubes. Crank this puppy and look out Marshall. My bass player uses when we gig cause it sounds so good....I use a 71 Sessionman for gigging. The Bass version of the Deputy also came with 1 x 15.....but my 2 x 12 sounds killer with bass due I am sure to the ported cabinet. It one of my Garnets that I would never sell.
Man I just love Gar's amps!!!

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1968 Garnet Rebel Rythm Head,1968 Garnet Rebel Lead Head w/matching horn/1 x 12 Cab,1968 Garnet Lil Rock, 1968 Swinger,1969 BTO with matching large University horn/2 x 15 Lead Cabinet, 1971 Pro with matching 2 horn/2 x 12 cabinet, 1972 Pro 200, Late 70's Pro 200 Super, Late 70's Jammer, Late 70's Gnome, 1971 Sessionman, 1980 Sessionman PLUS150, 1975 Revolution III QUAD, Deputy II 2 x12 ported Combo, (2) 4 x 12 Garnet Cabs, 3 x12 Sessionman Cab, 2004 Herzog Re-issue, 1968 Traynor YBA1, late 60's Traynor Guitarmate Reverb
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Re: Garnet Amps (Canadian)

Postby Bigsbyman on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:10 am

I used to own an early BTO that I brought up to Winnipeg and had Mr. Garnet restore. MONSTEROUS LOUD and great tones. I sold it to Russ up in Calgary because it was more amp than I could use. Now I own a Deputy II, the 2x12 closed back combo. Mine came with Pyle speakers, and it really needs Greenbacks. I use it in the studio, its too heavy to gig with, but it produces some great tones. I also have a 2x12 ported back combo that runs on 6V6 tubes and has trem. It might be a Rebel, or one of the variants of that design - there no model name and I forget the model number. It's a great studio and rehearsal amp, reminds me of a 2x12 Tweed Deluxe with trem. Nice!

The early hand-wired amps are all good-sounding, well-made amps. Buy one when you can. Mr. Garnet died a few years ago, which is a shame. He was a very very nice, and talented man. I met him in 2002, and will always remember our brief conversations when I dropped off and picked up my BTO. He autographed it. Russ - hope you still have it!
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