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    Bob Gjika's New Amp

    I just wanted to give everyone the heads up about Bob's new amp, the 10n (Powers of Ten) that is a mono single channel update of the legendary Stereo Single-Ended amp that Shawn Lane used to record his seminal debut album, "Powers of Ten." Here are a couple of videos that demonstrate the use of the Gainmaster, a floating front end that can be used with any of his amps and allows the player to achieve cranked amp tone at bedroom levels.



    And Part 2:

    Last edited by Cream Fan; 02-12-17 at 02:11 PM.

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Here's another couple of videos featuring Micha Schellhass ripping it up on the Gjika 10n. The first is with fuzz, the second without.




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    Now, it's Bob's turn with the Les Paul:


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    Satisfyingly dry and crunchy.
    "That's what I love, man, to hear that backbeat popping, that damn bass plonkin' down. Jesus God!"-Duane Allman

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Another video from Bob burning in a new 10n.


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    Some slide played on the 10n!


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    A little more slide through a PURPLE 10n!


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    How to use a Fuzz with the 10n.


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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    If anyone is interested in getting in touch with Bob regarding his amps, he can be reached at: gtrmojoman@gmail.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/robert.gjika.1

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    Sounds pretty awesome!

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    I don't yet own a 10n, but I have three of his other amps. Once you play through his stuff you'll never be satisfied with the status quo ever again.

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Bob's new web site just went online. It's a work in progress, but there's already lots to see.

    http://www.gjikaamplification.com/

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    Those amps sound great--really great!

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    Breaking in a new 10n and Gainmaster with a Dunlop/Hendrix Octavio:


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    Playing ULTRA-LOW volume on the 10n. You can even hear Bob talking over it.


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    That sounds great.

    I think I missed it, but is he going into a 4x12?
    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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    He was playing through two Bluesbreaker- style 2 x 12s with Celestion C90s (Mesa Black Shadow) speakers. These are the only modern speakers Bob endorses. These are the cabs on which he's sitting.

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Just want to say those amps sound great! Wow!

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Here is Bob demonstrating how other manufacturer's fuzzes work with the Gainmaster and the 10n. The pedal is the Mark IV Fuzz by ProAnalog Devices.


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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Quote Originally Posted by Cream Fan View Post
    Here is Bob demonstrating how other manufacturer's fuzzes work with the Gainmaster and the 10n. The pedal is the Mark IV Fuzz by ProAnalog Devices.

    I love how he has captured some great Jimi Hendrix tones and vibe--so awesome. Really enjoying these videos--thank you.
    Last edited by K_L; 04-25-17 at 05:59 AM.

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    The Wind Cries, Mary:


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    He is very talented to say the least! He builds great amps and makes them sound great with his great guitar playing. Quite interesting that there are only 2 knobs on his newest amp--have you ever played thru one of them 'Cream Fan''? Really enjoying these viseos.

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Yes, I was down visiting him a couple of weeks ago. Brought a couple of guitars and my pedalboard and had a party. His philosophy is to build amps that don't copy Fenders or Marshalls. He has no interest in being a typical amp clone builder. I've known him since we both lived in Boston back in the 80s and we actually partnered in 1990 to build what became the Shawn Lane amp. This new amp is a tribute to that, but in a non-stereo format, and utilizing the Gainmaster as the floating front end. I have three of his older amps. I used to have one of the Shawn Lane amps, but sold it a long time ago. I regret that. So, I've got my eye on a 10n because it really is the best amp Bob has designed, distilling all the things he's learned over the last thirty years. It sounds warm and articulate at extremely low volumes, volumes where your Fenders and Marshalls would sound thin and harsh. But if you want it to be loud--watch out!

    Here is my pedalboard with Gainmaster:

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    My two heads with 2 x 12 cab with original Greenbacks. The top amp is a 50-watt KT-66 head, which is what I mostly use at home.

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    Here is the Gjika Super Tweed. It only LOOKS like a tweed, but is in fact a 20-watt single-ended amp powered by a single KT-66. This is my grab and go amp.

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Thank you Cream Fan for sharing pictures of your great amps. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the videos you have posted--his amps sound really really good and he is just as talented as a guiterist. Thank you!

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Quote Originally Posted by K_L View Post
    Thank you Cream Fan for sharing pictures of your great amps. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the videos you have posted--his amps sound really really good and he is just as talented as a guiterist. Thank you!
    You're very welcome. One of these days, I'll post a clip of my 50-watt head to show that the 10n is no fluke. Bob really knows what he's doing. Now, if I could just acquire a LITTLE more talent.

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    I am blown away by these things. He certainly knows what he is doing.

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    STEREO 10ns!


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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Quote Originally Posted by Cream Fan View Post
    You're very welcome. One of these days, I'll post a clip of my 50-watt head to show that the 10n is no fluke. Bob really knows what he's doing. Now, if I could just acquire a LITTLE more talent.
    I would love to hear your amps! That would be great! The videos you shared are all great and he makes them even better with some great guitar playing--what kind of Strat is he playing? I have really enjoyed this thread--thank you again! PS: I would also love to hear your 'Fool SG' as I am a true love of SG`s due to the fact of the picture of Clapton with his on the cover of 'Live Cream Vol 2'. There are some great tones from Clapton and his SG on the 'Fresh Live Cream' DVD--I`m sure you own it.

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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Quote Originally Posted by K_L View Post
    I would love to hear your amps! That would be great! The videos you shared are all great and he makes them even better with some great guitar playing--what kind of Strat is he playing? I have really enjoyed this thread--thank you again! PS: I would also love to hear your 'Fool SG' as I am a true love of SG`s due to the fact of the picture of Clapton with his on the cover of 'Live Cream Vol 2'. There are some great tones from Clapton and his SG on the 'Fresh Live Cream' DVD--I`m sure you own it.
    All the Strats you see Bob playing were hand-built by him. He likes bigger necks and his are 1.75" at the nut.

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    Bob plays some slide through an EVM :


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    Some Cream at Ultra-Low Volume. You can hear the pick on the strings.


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    Same Cream...More volume.


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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Sunshine of Your Love Solo:


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    Re: Bob Gjika's New Amp

    Thank you for all of these great videos that you are sharing--great sounding amps, great sounding effects, great guitar playing on great sounding guitars. Very enjoyable!

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    Woman Tone!


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    A little bit of KOSS!


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    Great classic tones coming from these great amps--really enjoyable for me!

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    Some of Bob's Handbuilt Guitars through the 10n.


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    Bob plays Sunshine of Your Love solo on my Fool Replica:



    And here's another vid where we spoof the Clapton Winterland Interview and I talk about how the guitar came to be:


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