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Louis Electric Gattone

New Jersey’s Louis Rosano constructs, tests and fine-tunes every Louis Electric amp. HUW PRICE tries out his tribute to Danny Gatton

In more amps than the law allowed”. Over his career, Gatton played tweed Bandmasters, Bassmans and Twins, before moving on to blackface Super Reverbs and Vibrolux Reverbs.

Louis Rosano was making his version of a 5F8-A tweed Twin and sent one to Danny Gatton. It was so good that Gatton retired his vintage Twins and used the Louis Electric Twinmaster whenever he played larger venues. Rosano has been making valve guitar amps for 20 years and his client list includes some very big-name players.

The Gattone is Louis Electric’s tribute to Gatton and it has an interesting mix of features. Like a late 40s Fender Super, the cabinet contains two 10-inch speakers and it’s V-fronted. It’s also made from plywood, and rather than using floating baffles, the speakers are mounted on thick 10-inch squares of ply that are each held tight to the front panel of the cabinet by eight screws.

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The February issue of Guitar & Bass magazine is available in print and digital forms from Friday 8 January. Join us as we take a trip to Guitar Town, tracing the history of the Nashville music scene and profiling a who’s who of the city’s galaxy of guitar stars. We go guitar shopping in Tennessee's neon-lit state capital and talk to two of the world’s leading fretted instrument experts, George Gruhn and Walter Carter, about the state of the vintage market today and we also stop by at the Gibson Custom Shop to see the company’s True Historic Les Pauls roll off the production line and find out what makes them the company’s best guitars since its golden era. Elsewhere in the mag, our DIY Workshop shows you how to ID a genuine 1950s Stratocaster, we talk guitar with Aerosmith legend Brad Whitford and we review a stack of great new gear from PRS, Dr Z, Orange, TC Electronic, Louis Electric, Fulltone, Hartke, Smorg Pedalboards, Pigtronix and more. If that’s not enough for you, how about the chance to win one of three PRS guitars for a year and become a roving reporter for G&B in the process? Buy the February issue of Guitar & Bass magazine in print and digital forms from Friday 8 January.