Question for you Moonshine '39 owners...

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by DrCheeto, May 14, 2019.

  1. DrCheeto

    DrCheeto Electromatic

    May 13, 2019
    Hi All,
    Long time lurker, first time poster.....
    I have a question for you guys and gals with the Moonshine '39 amps. Does this amp sound good at a low (living room) volume or does it need to be cranked to hear it shine.

    I currently play a '71 Bandmaster Reverb through a pair of 2x10 speakers. When I'm playing at home, I play with the aid of a "Weber MASS Attenuator" to keep the peace with my neighbors. Just wondering if it will be the case with this amp.
  2. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Hey @nickurso you are a moonshine'39 owner.. wanna share?
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Welcome to the forum friend
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, DrCheeto!
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  5. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Welcome to GT. I own a moonshine and yes it sounds great at any volume. It’s around 18 watts with a 1x12 speaker. You can get a very musical clean sound at low volume and through the mic channel you can get a nice little bite at low volume. The amp takes pedals beautifully and you can get a good rock n roll-rock nite with a preamp in front of it.
    Overall, and I can’t stress this enough this amp has a very musical sound. Some amps get clean or dirty but the sound is harsh. Not the moonshine.
    Here are some demos I did

    This last video is a tribute to the early goblin amps that inspired the moonshine and the guitar is playing through my moonshine amp

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  6. DrCheeto

    DrCheeto Electromatic

    May 13, 2019
    Thanks for the video links (and welcomes). I'm pretty convinced I need one now.
    Now I just need to figure out which one to buy (head or combo).
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Welcome. Hope to have you around for a bit as opposed to lurking.

    Let us know how the Moonshine works for you too.
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I want a early Goblin amp:D
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  9. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I’m still jonesing off a moonshine. Here’s a question, is there much difference in tone between the head and the cab. I’m sure the circuitry is the same but the difference in speakers has me wondering.
  10. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

    Feb 25, 2019
    Living in North Georgia, at first I wasn't thinking guitar stuff.
  11. Wjensen

    Wjensen Electromatic

    May 25, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Thanks for the demos. It is very helpful for anyone searching for an amp.

  12. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Same exact amp, slightly less pine wood in the amp head versus the 112 combo, and the 112 speaker is mounted on a void free birch baffle. The head cab version has a tiny ass little 6x9 speaker that is just there to give you something to practice w at very low volume. :)
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  13. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Gotcha that is what I expected but I have no experience with a tiny ass 6x9 speaker in anything but a '71 Super bettle. Certainly not an apples to oranges comparison! Thanks!
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