In this photo of the inside artwork of The Black Keys album: Rubber Factory, the combo amp sitting on the far left is an Ampeg Gemini I, which coincidentally can also be seen on the inside cover of their debut album: The Big Come Up in the photo where Dan is performing a rather impressive jump.The rich, wet reverb and spiky, gritty drive tones of this amp can be heard on both these albums.more
Ampeg Gemini: Greg recorded the first three Wipers records with 1965 Ampeg Gemini. Due to its fragility, and extreme weight, Greg never toured with it (though it can be seen in the background of this photo.) However, this amp's tremolo (which Greg set extremely low, to use as a semi-choral effect) and heavy reverb was essential to the guitar tone and tecnique on those records.more
"I also used a blackface Deluxe Reverb; the slide on “Supersonic” was a ’59 double-cut Les Paul Junior through a late-’60s Ampeg Gemini. I played the last part through that amp before it bit the dust – power transformer blew. I had blown the output transformer a few years earlier… and the speaker. That amp’s had a tough life!"more
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