Sound by Garnet
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The Kirby Communications production Sound by Garnet, about one of North America's most beloved amplifier makers, is an international hit! Since being released in October 2010, DVDs have been purchased by Garnet fans in Canada, The United States and Japan. Order your copy online now.
Sound by Garnet chronicles the life of Gar Gillies, a musician who created amplifiers made famous around the world.
Gar's company Garnet Amplifier Ltd produced an estimated 50,000 pieces of sound gear between 1967 and 1987, many of which are still in use today. Garnet Amplifiers were used extensively by The Guess Who, the biggest-selling band in the world in 1970. Guitarist Randy Bachman credits Gar with giving him a unique sound, heard on hits including American Woman which became the first Canadian song to hit #1 on the Billboard charts and remains a national favourite.
Sound by Garnet features interviews with Gar's friends and relatives, including musicians Jim Kale (The Guess Who), Gordie Johnson (Grady, Big Sugar), and Jason Nowicki (The Perpetrators); amplifier designer Pete Traynor (Traynor Amplifiers); Gar's former bandmates, family members and employees with Garnet Amplifier Ltd.
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Purchase at Select Winnipeg Retailers:
Encore Musical Instruments
Long and McQuade
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Sound by Garnet, a production of Kirby Communications in collaboration with MTS, is available for viewing by Manitoba residents with MTS TV.