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Old February 21st, 2012, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NAD- Garnet G45TR, any Garnet experts here?

This is one I am working on now. It has a bad speaker. I hooked it to my 2x12 cab and it sounds great, no hum, clean and loud even with my inefficient speakers. Everything works. Having trouble finding any info or pics on this model. Schematics I found call this a bass amp with two 6v6 tubes and pics show it as having the knobs on top. This one uses two 6L6 tubes, two 12au7 and two 12ax7 tubes, thats printed on the chassis too. Its all point to point wired on two very long terminal strips. It cleaned up very nice I think.
Discovered it has a pull switch on the master volume for a distortion channel which I dont really think sounds that great. Funny that it is unmarked in any way. Bet a lot of people bought this amp and never knew about it.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm a big fan of Garnet amps. I've only got one but I'm on the hunt!

A few links for you...

http://www.garnetamps.com/photos.htm

http://www.fenderbronco.com/id11.html

http://www.guitarscanada.com/amps-ca...ps-thread.html

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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old February 21st, 2012, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have that Garnet G45TR schematic too. Your amp is definitely a Revolution I G45TR. The bass model is the Garnet Revolution Bass G45B. The schematic must be labelled incorrectly. There is a serial number registry for G45TR owners at

http://www.garnetamps.com/registry.htm

I am thinking the Garnet Revolution III G100TR schematic is the same for the Revolution I as they both have same preamp section and use 6L6GC power section. Also this schematic version has G45TR pencilled in on the preamp page.

http://www.webphix.com/schematic%20h...lution-III.pdf
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Old February 21st, 2012, 04:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's mine and as you described it has the controls top mounted.






I swapped out the original Marsland 15" for an Eminence



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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have this Garnet Revolution II. 2 channels.
Model # G90TR. ( I figured G=Guitar, 90=???,TR=Tremolo Reverb ).
Power tubes are 2 x 6V6. One extra 12AX7 ( for the extra channel I guess ).
Single 12" speaker (not the original, I bought it with no speaker in. I think the original used to be Marsland).
Both Volume knobs have Pull switches for Bright tone.

I never looked inside since everything seems to work properly. Tubes all tested good.

Very nice sound but not as powerful as my 1972 Traynor YGM-3 that has the same speaker.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 04:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm no expert either, but I love Garnet amps.
I had both of the aforementioned models.
Both sounded great clean, or cranked!
They were both completely non-problematic
I rented one from HEL Music in Saskatoon when my Vibrolux croaked.
I drug it all across the Canadian prairies in 1990.
I'd forgotten how cool they are!
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Thanks for the links to the correct schematics! I did not even need them, this one is in great shape other than the speaker. The owner has a vintage Eminenance we are going to put in it and see how that sounds. Thats a cool white Revolution amp If this had 6v6 tubes in it would buy it myself!
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I screwed up and didn't buy a Garnet BTO head about fifteen years ago. It was in Winnipeg for a bit over 300 Canadian.
I'd made the mistake of bringing my wife in with me or I would'a bought it and told her it was 50 bucks!
I just haven't seen one for the right price since.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 08:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I once saw a Garnett amp in a pawn shop in Wyoming that had a small Hohner logo on it along with the Garnett logo. Did Hohner import them into the US at one time? I wish I'd bought it.
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I own a Garnet Sessionman. I love it! Still has original Garnet tubes too. Always a good idea to pick up a Garnet when you have the chance.
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