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Pete’s Gear: Gelf custom preamp

Kenny Flegg provided two versions of a Gelf custom preamp to Pete for use in his stage rig in 1975/1976. Pete continued to use the white-faced version in the studio, and still has one to this day.

Ca. August 1976, closeup of white-faced Gelf preamp, courtesy Mike Landskroner.

Ca. August 1976, closeup of white-faced Gelf preamp, courtesy Mike Landskroner.

Ca. 1975, with blue-faced Gelf preamp atop Hiwatt amp.

Ca. 1975, with blue-faced Gelf preamp atop Hiwatt amp.

Ca. 1975, with blue-faced Gelf preamp atop Hiwatt amps.

Ca. 1975, with blue-faced Gelf preamp atop Hiwatt amps.

Ca. 1975, with blue-faced Gelf preamp atop Hiwatt amps.

Ca. 1975, with blue-faced Gelf preamp atop Hiwatt amps.

Ca. 1975, with blue-faced Gelf preamp atop Hiwatt amps.

Ca. 1975, with blue-faced Gelf preamp atop Hiwatt amps.

Ca. late 1975 or early 1976, white-faced Gelf preamp visible below Hiwatt DR103W amplifier.

Ca. late 1975 or early 1976, white-faced Gelf preamp visible below Hiwatt DR103W amplifier.

Ca. late 1975 or early 1976, white-faced Gelf preamp visible below Hiwatt DR103W amplifier.

Ca. 1976, white-faced Gelf preamp visible above Hiwatt DR103W amplifier.Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal taped on top of rig next to preamp.

Ca. late 1975 or early 1976, white-faced Gelf preamp visible below Hiwatt DR103W amplifier.

White-faced Gelf preamp visible below Hiwatt DR103W amplifier.

Ca. 1976, one instance when two white-faced Gelf preamps were used.

Ca. 1976, one instance when two white-faced Gelf preamps were used.

Ca. 1978, in the studio, with Gelf preamp atop silverface Fender Deluxe Reverb. Other amp is MESA/Boogie MkII combo. Guitar is 1959 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body.

Ca. 1978, in the studio, with Gelf preamp atop silverface Fender Deluxe Reverb. Other amp is MESA/Boogie MkII combo. Guitar is 1959 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body.