1 THE NOCTURNE BRAIN™ (actually loves hippies) 2 years ago Too much info was lost in the GDP crash about the vintage pre-war Gibson EH-185 amplifier recreation I started on several years ago and have in production now. The Moonshine '39 1x12 combo and Moonshine '39 shinebox head to be exact. A late 1930s, early 1940s Class A, octal tube based tweed amp.(vid of Nico Duportal, He loves this amp) I wanted to start a new ongoing thread about it because it is the first authentic American recreation of the vintage Gibson EH-185 in production. (correct me if I am wrong I dont want to toot a horn that isnt to be tooted) There are some variations out there but I think I can fairly say that I began prototyping based off the actual vintage Gibson EH-185 amps that I own and play almost 4 years ago, not just a schematic I found online that I interpreted without the actual amplifier in my hands connected to my guitar. I had to live with the actual EH185 in various live environments with the band and a variety of guitars just as I did with my blonde fender style amp builds. It was a natural extension of the Blondeshell amp that I've been producing for some time as I reached out for something even older that I was passionately involved in as a player and lover of Charlie Christian and Texas Playboy's Junior Barnard & Eldon Shamblin. I dont share this to be cocky but rather to be clear that I'm a player first, perhaps utilitarian in my line of work but I do at least have a fantastic ear for taking something tangible and recreating that, upping the workmanship for hi fi practicality and dependability for long term performance.Here is one of my Blog posts about it in detail: http://thenocturnebrainselt...the website page about it: http://thenocturnebrain.com...(Paul Pigat gigging with it for a few so cal gigs) https://instagram.com/p/zZU...Kid Ramos sat in with Amberfoxx and dug it It got a chance to be featured at several events this last week at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender along with the blondeshell, when Nico Duportal was in town again. I'll be sharing more as I go along.