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Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp   

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The new voice of legendary Ampeg all-tube guitar amps!

Ampeg's GVT15-112 is the perfect all-tube gigging guitar combo, with tone and portability to spare. High-end 12AX7 and 6V6 tubes, a 15W / 7.5W design and a 12" Celestion© speaker delivers the tone you need at any volume. Plus, you can really dial in your sound with an effects loop, spring reverb and flexible Baxandall EQ.

Before you take the stage, you go to great lengths to make sure everything is just right. And your tone is certainly no exception. The new all-tube Ampeg GVT guitar amps deliver the kind of great-sounding, flexible tone that working guitarists demand. With a variety of tones from clean to crunch, it's one less thing you need to worry about.

FEATURES
  • Dual power modes: 15W/7.5W
  • 2 - 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 2 - 6V6GT power tubes
  • Solid state rectifier
  • Baxandall treble, mid, bass tone controls
  • 12" Celestion speaker
  • Footswitchable spring reverb and FX loop (with optional GVT-FS2 footswitch)
  • Speaker outputs: 1 x 16 ohm, 2 x 8 ohm and 2 x 4 ohm

Be part of the Ampeg American tube invasion! Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

  • 18"W x 19"H x 10"D
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AmpegGVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Warm / comfy (11)
  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good power output (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Performances (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ampeg Nails Their 70's Tone and Quality.

The Ampeg GVT15 is like a hot-rodded Fender Princeton. Vintage tube tone cleans and great overdriven thick tone. Single coil pickups and humbuckers sound like they should, i.e. unlike many low quality amplifiers...Read complete review

The Ampeg GVT15 is like a hot-rodded Fender Princeton. Vintage tube tone cleans and great overdriven thick tone. Single coil pickups and humbuckers sound like they should, i.e. unlike many low quality amplifiers which simply spit out one basic generic tone regardless of what you put into it. The Ampeg GVT15 is superior to Fender's Hotrod series amps. It's more on a level with Fender's reissue series like the Princeton Reverb and Deluxe Reverb reissue amps, both of which I own. The difference is that the Ampeg has better midrange tones and saturated tube distortion. The spring reverb is good and adds dimension, though not as sparkling and 'drippy' as the Fender. The birch plywood construction is solid and can stand up to abuse fairly well. It comes with high-end tubes. The Celestion speaker is good enough for most ears, but I may switch to a Weber or Celestion Vintage 30 to shape the tone a bit more. Great amp, built like the Ampegs in the 70's 10 out of 10, two thumbs up, Guitar Player Pick Award.

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ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp review

i thought the ampeg (with the 6V6 power tube section) might be a good alternative to the fender princeton reverb reissue. . no luck. i A-B'd this against my Peavey Delta Blues and...Read complete review

i thought the ampeg (with the 6V6 power tube section) might be a good alternative to the fender princeton reverb reissue. . no luck. i A-B'd this against my Peavey Delta Blues and my Fender Blues Junior. with my old #1 strat. (both, good amps for my uses, i use the Delta Blues outdoors and the BJ indoors) my best and most honest tone judge (the whip) said the ampeg lost almost every blind comparison. the grind that can be dialed up or down seems a bit square wave-ish. not really musical in it's nature. my short description would be that ampeg has managed to build a tube amp that sounds like a solid state amp. i returned it after a few days of fussing with every possible knob configuration. overall it just failed to yield a useable (for me) tone. i play in a bluesy kinda band and play clean and dirty, no metal or boogie stuff, just looking for a warm, round, tone with some fur around the edges. the ampeg was of no help.
volume, master volume, treble, middle, bass, and verb. high and low power switch. that's enough.
hummed on warm up out of the box. the humm dissapated and it was humm free after an hour or so.
gotta be a lot of amps out there that sound as good or better in the price range.

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(31 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp review

By raul duke

from sacramento ca

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Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

i thought the ampeg (with the 6V6 power tube section) might be a good alternative to the fender princeton reverb reissue. . no luck. i A-B'd this against my Peavey Delta Blues and my Fender Blues Junior. with my old #1 strat. (both, good amps for my uses, i use the Delta Blues outdoors and the BJ indoors) my best and most honest tone judge (the whip) said the ampeg lost almost every blind comparison. the grind that can be dialed up or down seems a bit square wave-ish. not really musical in it's nature. my short description would be that ampeg has managed to build a tube amp that sounds like a solid state amp. i returned it after a few days of fussing with every possible knob configuration. overall it just failed to yield a useable (for me) tone. i play in a bluesy kinda band and play clean and dirty, no metal or boogie stuff, just looking for a warm, round, tone with some fur around the edges. the ampeg was of no help.
volume, master volume, treble, middle, bass, and verb. high and low power switch. that's enough.
hummed on warm up out of the box. the humm dissapated and it was humm free after an hour or so.
gotta be a lot of amps out there that sound as good or better in the price range.

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ampeg Nails Their 70's Tone and Quality.

By Tone Quester

from Nashville

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Great clean tones
  • Great Heavy Distortion
  • Great Overdrive Tones
  • Great With Single Coils
  • Heavier With Humbuckers
  • Portable

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Big Stages With A Pa
  • Recording
  • Small Stages Without A Pa

Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

The Ampeg GVT15 is like a hot-rodded Fender Princeton. Vintage tube tone cleans and great overdriven thick tone. Single coil pickups and humbuckers sound like they should, i.e. unlike many low quality amplifiers which simply spit out one basic generic tone regardless of what you put into it. The Ampeg GVT15 is superior to Fender's Hotrod series amps. It's more on a level with Fender's reissue series like the Princeton Reverb and Deluxe Reverb reissue amps, both of which I own. The difference is that the Ampeg has better midrange tones and saturated tube distortion. The spring reverb is good and adds dimension, though not as sparkling and 'drippy' as the Fender. The birch plywood construction is solid and can stand up to abuse fairly well. It comes with high-end tubes. The Celestion speaker is good enough for most ears, but I may switch to a Weber or Celestion Vintage 30 to shape the tone a bit more. Great amp, built like the Ampegs in the 70's 10 out of 10, two thumbs up, Guitar Player Pick Award.

(7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

At least more than one voice

By Jamestown

from nyc

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Can be clean too
  • Can distort at low volume
  • Easy To Use
  • Equals them both
  • Excellent Sound
  • Excellent tube warnth
  • Good build
  • Good gain volume
  • Good Warmth
  • Great amp all in all
  • Great reverb
  • Great tonal control
  • Have fender princeton
  • Ive's own Vox 15
  • Powerful

Cons

  • A bit hard on the arm
  • Heavy for size

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Great small gigs
  • Homeperformancestudio
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Great amp if you've got a good backbone. Don't believe everything you read. I have no agenda, just up late at night.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

0ne of the best made and best sounding

By GUITAR 6

from Panama city beach florida

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Well Made

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Any Style
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Very well made, comes with jj tubes, very good reverb, the tone controls give a very wide range of sounds, the amp is dead quiet. the hi / low power switch is a nice feature. But to sum it up the amp has tone to spare, the baxandall tone stack is is great. This amp is very clean sounding, if you want distortion you will need a pedal, but it gets loud and clean. I would compare it to a deluxe reverb, with more headroom and huge tone. You won't need to do any mods to this amp, it puts my new blues jr to shame.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ampeg GVT15, a hidden gem

By Magic_Biddie

from East Texas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Uniquely Beautiful Reverb

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Solo And Band Gigs

    Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    40 years experience has allowed me to play almost all amps available today. additionally I have owned four different Victoria amps, and currently play through a1956 Fender Vibrolux and a 1967 Fender Blackface Super Reverb. I mention this just so you know I have an extensive reference library of tone.

    To make a long story short, I did not expect this little unknown amplifier to have such a great and I do mean great classic tone. Additionally the tone controls are unique and really add and cut rather than simply roll off tone. Finally the reverb is very un - Fender like, but is equal to the classic fender reverb yet at the same time you can add almost infinite amount and it never washes out or gets too space surfed out. I love my amp! If I had paid for a boutique amp that sounded like this I would have been satisfied.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Clean Sounding Amp for Jazz and Ro

    By Grand wazoo

    from Shoreline CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I love this amp! I wanted a 15 watt amp that would allow me to use it for my big band gig and rock trio. This amp stays clean at high volumes and has a great tube tone. This blows the tone off my modified HRDX.
    I wanted a Princeton but not a Blues Jr. This is better. It's the ampeg sound. Ampeg amps were used by the great session players in New York in the 50/60s. Now I know why. The ampeg sound is more mid rangy than a Fender, more clear and articulate. My fender is going into the closet.
    If your concerned about volume don't be. Any place you play that is too big for. 15 watts usually has a pa. You will not be disappointed with this amp.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    perfect ! (with a new speaker)

    By blackfaced

    from montreal

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      when i first try this amp in store i loved the transparency and the reverb....but the voicing of the speaker was too brittle for me....first thing i did was changing that cone ( i did put a Jensen 12 inch) and i love it now ..the amp is quite powerful for its size dont be fool...i rarely play it on full (switch is half and full)

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An INCREDIBLE VALUE!!!

      By jazz.fred

      from Carlisle, PA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Great Clean Tone
      • Transparent

      Cons

      • Kinda' Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Bought the GVT15-112 on a Closeout. Man, did I get an INSANELY GREAT VALUE. This amp would be a good value at a grand or more.

      As a Jazz player, clean tone hugely important to me. This amp delivers clean tones to rival those of much more expensive amps.

      It's a shame that this amp is discontinued because its tone is incredible and the build quality is excellent.

      If you can find one, BUY IT!!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sounding tube amp

      By JD

      from Topeka, Kansas

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        I am very happy with this amp and can't beat the price. I wanted a small amp to run my Boss amp modeling pedal through. This single channel clean amp fir the bill. Great for smaller gigs or miking it on stage.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One of the best 6V6 amps I have played!

        By Budacus

        from Raleigh, NC

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        Pros

        • Best 'bang For The Buck'

        Cons

        • Heavy For A Small Amp

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere Except Arena's

        Comments about Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        One of the best 6V6 push-pull amps for the money. Lots of clean, but does the crunch thang very well (depending of pickups of course). I always use an overdrive pedal to taylor my gain tones. The EQ section is very responsive with more possibilities than competitor's amps. I have built small singe-ended (one power tube) amps using the Baxandall bass-treble circuit with excellent results. Adding the mid control circuit is way over the top for me. LOVE IT! High end JJ tubes were another bonus. The stock speaker is plenty useful, but I had a V30 that took the amp to the next level. Web searching lead me to believe these were made in North Korea, but mine was made in China. No matter, it is a quality build, with large transformers, and 15-ply cabinet. No rattles which is unique for a combo. Was so impressed, I purchase the GVT112e extension cab. Only down side, it's heavy, especially with the V30 speaker.

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