Andy's amp is a Session 70 (“the cheapest thing in the shop”), although in the studio he covets Dave's 40-watt 1963 Fender Super Reverb. “I'm pretty much compression crazy,” he admits, “putting the compression before the amp. You can crank it up and get a smoother shape. On this record, I recorded a lot of echoes as part of the rhythm. There's some E-bow on ‘The Ugly Underneath’ — that high, spooky, dissonant orchestral stuff. My acoustic is a Martin D-35. I don't really have a head for gear. I mean, I've written albums on 5-string guitars because I was too lazy to put another string on! Dave is the real equipment guy. You and him can talk dirty about guitars.”more
I was given this amazing early 70's Garnet Session Man by an ex-cop who lived in the basement suite of a house I once lived in. He heard me play and offered me his amp that he "bought for $50 at some random yard sale that's just collecting dust" in his garage. This one in particular is what Garnet called a "Stencil" amp; Garnet amp builder, Gar Gillies, built and supplied amplifiers labelled as other brand names, in this case it's a "Pro II". The "Effects" channel is very Plexi, but not quite all Plexi, the Master Volume has a tasty little hidden trick...
I am currently using it as a head powering a Geezer 2x12 cabinet loaded with Eminence speakers; a Governor and a Wizard.