Posted in Rock Gear, tagged 6V6, Amp Restoration, Buffalo Amplifiers, Fender Tweed Deluxe, GA-20, gibson, Gibson Amplifier, Gibson GA, Tweed, Vintage Gibson on February 19, 2009 |
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I’ve never owned a Gibson amp, but I see them around and always think they are interesting. Then a GA-20 showed up on eBay and it caught my eye for a couple of reasons:
1. The GA-20 is very much like a Fender tweed Deluxe. Both have two 6V6 power tubes (maybe my favorite power tubes), simple controls (volume, tone) and compact cabinet with a single speaker.
2. This GA-20 was really cheap at $225. It was cheap because it had been recovered in smooth, black vinyl and has a non-original, non-vintage 12” speaker.
3. Maybe it would be a good project to either restore back to original condition, or mod into a killer little amp.
So I bought it. With shipping, just under $250 invested. Here is what it looked like when I got it:
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Posted in Bands, Music, Rock Gear, tagged 5E7, AC-15, AlNiCo, Ampeg, Bandmaster, Clone, Concert, fender, GA-20, Gemini, Gemini I, gibson, gretsch, JCM 900, Jensen, M-10 A, Magnatone, Marshall, Peavey, Princeton Reverb, reverb, so many amplifiers, Super Reverb, Twin Reverb, Vox, Weber on February 10, 2008 |
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This is the is the companion article to “Good Lord, that’s a lot of guitars.”, but with the focus on amplifiers this time. Granted, I’ve not owned as many amps as I have guitars, but there are fair amounts, as the headline indicates. Also, this article further supports my claim to total embarrassing guitar nerd-dom, so don’t be thinking that is new news to the Jeddler. Here we go basically in chronological order as best as I can remember…
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