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Old 30th March 2014
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This amplifier sounds much better than the vast majority of older transistor based amps. One reason might be, that at the time the circuit designers were still thinking in terms of valve amp design, and built the power section as a class A design. This was after all a key ingredient in the sound of the classic AC30. They also used germanium transistors for clipping in the fuzz circuit. In any case, the overall result is great.
What I mean is, in 1966 the whole amplifier was probably germanium. Silicon didn't really start happening until the Acoustic and Kustom amps.