An excellent example of an original 1960s Grampian. All the germanium distortion and reverb you could ever need.
We are producing limited numbers of our own version of the Grampian, as well as harnessing the germanium mic pre in our Type 636P and Type 636P2 units.
Original 1960s Grampian. Restored and with a new switchable power supply. Nobody knows these like we do. No two are alike: brimming with rich harmonic germanium distortion and vintage spring reverb.
Ready to ship. Overhauled by our techs, who know these units better than anyone (as we’ve now built our own version).
Grampian Type 636 for sale. These are increasingly hard to track down, and often have tricky issues to iron out – we’ve found few techs are able to make these sound as they should. This is a chance to obtain one of these remarkable units with our seal of approval.
Far from a one-trick pony, Grampians are things of wonder for anyone who loves rich harmonic distortion, and they have a myriad of uses in the studio – see our main Grampian pages and previous Grampian blog post for more on these machines. From Lee Scratch Perry to Pete Townshend of the Who, these unprepossessing grey boxes are responsible for a great deal of historic sonic mayhem.
Recapped, a new custom power supply fitted (can be switched for use on 120/240v), plus jack sockets switched to conventional quarter inch – the originals are short “B” type sockets.
In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor signs of age and wear to the face. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.
Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.
For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.
Featuring the unit for sale
For much more detail about the Grampian Type 636 – history, original documentation and schematics head to our main Grampian page now.
Video from the Q&A session we did on the Grampian and Soundgas Type 636 units, plus an update on the Soundgas 636 build. Also Jane Weaver!
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Directory of original Grampian documentation we have, including tech specs, schematics and articles, to view and download.
Grampian Type 636 Operating Instructions & Technical Specification reproduced into a searchable format.
Some useful info for using a Grampian 636 in a modern studio set up. By no means a full user guide, but this should help you integrate this old piece of kit into a modern set up.
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