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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.

     

    GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

    • 18"W x 19"H x 10"D
    • 42 lb.
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    AmpegGVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

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      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound (9)
    • Warm / comfy (9)
    • Portable (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Good power output (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (7)
      • Performances (6)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Professional recording (5)
      • Amateur recording (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (6), 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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      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)

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An INCREDIBLE VALUE!!!

        By jazz.fred

        from Carlisle, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        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!!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ampeg GVT15, a hidden gem

        By MagicBiddie

        from Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          0ne of the best made and best sounding

          By GUITAR 6

          from Panama city beach florida

          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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          (2 of 2 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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sounding tube amp

          By jd2classic

          from Topeka, ks

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          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.

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            5.0

            One of the best 6V6 amps I have played!

            By Budacus

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            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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            5.0

            I like this amp

            By trick sensei

            from portland, or

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Built Tough
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Stock Jj Tubes
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Practice
              • Smallish Room Performance

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

              I had a V4 for a long time and really dug its sound, but it is a big amp with a lot of expensive tubes. This can handle full volume without crapping out and has a great ampeg overdrive sound when turned up. Hitting that with an overdrive pedal sounds wonderful as well. I have several low watt tube combos and this is one that doesn't sound boxy. It is pretty heavy and fairly large for one hand transport though. lots of bass and an excellent eq

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Tube Tones!

              By TonePro-NZWKc

              from Boise, Idaho

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

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

                Does many things well. Blues to jazz and classic rock all hear with a knob twist. Side by side against Blues jr I liked this much better. BJ had better reverb and some great clean tones but everything sounds the same at all settings. This Ampeg nails some great cleans, fat jazz, edgy blues and early rock. Put an OCD in front and it does it all with tone!

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                (18 of 19 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.

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