While transitors can operate with a power supply holding a voltage just slightly above the output signal level, power tubes may need 4-500 volts direct current (DC) to operate.
This requires big iron transformers, a rectifier (tube or diode) and big capacitors.
I drove down today to pick it up and the the box was pretty beat up. "Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has been named Global Brand Ambassador for Gibson, the company announced on Aug. He is the first to receive the designation in the guitar maker’s 100-plus year history.
Anything into the finish is considered "scratch & dent" and is discounted more heavily. Being in Canada, I had it shipped to the UPS Store just over the border about an hour away.
2006 amps have a small metal “Fender 60th Anniversary” button on the back plate. Early Tweeds The early green board tweed-covered amps were not lacquered. It has the same cream board inside with the same components as every other current-production Blues Junior.
Blues Junior history can be divided into two major categories: the early amps with green circuit boards and the later ones with cream-colored boards. After opening the inner Gibson box, I noticed the bottom of the case was a bit "puckered out" right at the very bottom. The musician has been aligned with the company for the last three decades." The back of my R9's neck can get gritty/sticky a bit and I heard that polishing it will get rid of that. It turns out it was double boxed with the Gibson box inside this one... As part of the new role, Slash will develop new products for the Gibson Custom, Gibson, and Epiphone lines.The cream-colored board is laid out entirely differently (and better) than the green board. But the old ones sound darker, while the new ones are brighter, with more emphasis on treble tones.One is not necessarily better than the other; the dark tones are nice for blues and jazz, while the new amps do brighter tones better.