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Amplifiers and speaker cabinets previously produced in Chicago, IL between 1977 and the early 1980s. Distributed by Gibson.
After Gibson discontinued production of all amplifiers in 1975, Norlin (Gibson's parent company at the time) looked for a new amp to complement their product lineup. They went to Moog, which was a division of Norlin to design a series of amps and in 1978 or 1979, the first Lab Series was born. These amps are all solid-state in design and had no reference to Gibson on them. The first series was met with lukewarm acceptance and the amps were discontinued by the end of 1979 to make way for the Lab Series 2. The second Lab Series was produced in the early 1980s and they feature a Gibson logo in the upper left corner of the grille. The Genesis Series was released at the same time as the Lab Series 2 and Genesis amps were meant to be the practice/entry-level models where the Lab Series were higher end. Information courtesy George Gruhn and Walter Carter, Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars.

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