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NAMM 2008: Gretsch reveals small Electromatic valve combo

The Electromatic's smart, tweed-covered cabinet really projects
The Electromatic's smart, tweed-covered cabinet really projects

The trend for small, low-powered valve combos that allow tube-driven, harmonically-rich overdrive sounds to be captured without reaching eardrum-perforating decibel levels continues apace.

One of the sexiest small amplifiers at the NAMM show was undoubtedly the Gretsch G5222 Electromatic Amp.

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Rather like Fender's recent Champion 600 reissue, the Gretsch is a simple circuit, kicking out just five watts courtesy of two valves and a single six-inch driver.

Stock should be winging its way to UK retailers as we write this, with an RRP of £159.99.

For more, visit the official Gretsch website.