In 1993 Al Cisneros Ordered
a mondo amount of gear from the UK. This particular unit
should have been a KT88 200
watt Unit. Silent upon arrival it was teched and periodic
it was a tube eater. Later after SLEEP ended, this unit parted
Matt Pike and was put to it's
final roast during early High On Fire sessions.
Made from a 1970's MATAMP SL120
this unit was covered in GREEN vinyde and a new panel
by Matamp of Huddersfield and
sold to the band as "new".
The SL3 Tape marking is the
ID that SLEEP placed on the unit.
Sleep band members frowned
upon relations with the UK Shop for the expense, delays
After the last amps arrived,
relations ended with the UK permanently.
SLEEP disbanded, leaving a
giant wake of tone in the atmosphere.
Al Cisneros went on to live
life fulfilled with it's new discoveries. Matt Pike, formed
a new band called HIGH ON FIRE
and had all of his gear repaired by MATAMP USA.
This amp unit was refabed by
Matamp USA in Spokane, and remained stable since.
In 1999 the amp was brought
to Matamp USA by Pike in person, to trade for one of
the first Matamp GT120's Matamp
USA was having made in the UK Shop.
Matt Pike explained "the
amps were alot of stress and just never worked right."
"All of 'em !" he exlaimed,
"lots of stress with no support from the UK shop."
Almost a decade later in 2003
Al Cisneros contacted Matamp USA that was
now on the eve of evolution
of ELECTRIC AMP, USA. With complete Mutual Realization
and Understanding regarding
the stress around attaining gear,
EA-USA and Al were able
to move forward with good vibrations.
The Greenamp headache era was
Al's new band OM has the sonic
vibratory tones and reliabilty from
tube amps, made custom by ELECTRIC
LONG LIVE THE RIFF !
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