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Gibson GA-15RV 1x12 Goldtone Combo Amp   

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Simple but versatile for full, round, clean tones; warm, rich overdrive; and sweet, singing leads. 15 Class A watts are louder and hotter than A/B wa...Read More

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No-nonsense genuine crankin' tube tone with peerless quality construction.

Simple but versatile for full, round, clean tones; warm, rich overdrive; and sweet, singing leads. 15 Class A watts are louder and hotter than A/B watts with lightning response and super presence. No-nonsense, premium-quality construction includes dual inputs, a bright switch, Accutronics 3-spring reverb tray, and switchable pentode/triode mode that lets you tailor the amp's distortion response.

FEATURES
  • 15W/6W Class A Pentode and Triode (switchable)
  • 12" speaker
  • Spring reverb
  • 19"W x 17"H x 10"D

This ain't hype. This is the real deal. And all the talk in the world will never make it yours. You have to ACT NOW!

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4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

all about tone.

If you want to thrash or bang your head, this is probably not the amp for you. If you want to be able to find a hot, fat tone at levels that won't...Read complete review

If you want to thrash or bang your head, this is probably not the amp for you. If you want to be able to find a hot, fat tone at levels that won't kill small mammals, then this is it. Three knobs, three switches. One speaker. All tone. I'm kind of a purist: I don't use a lot of effects, just some light chorus every now and then and the reverb that is in the amp. I'm a firm believer in the basic sound of a good guitar through a good amp. What else do you need? At about 2 o'clock on the volume knob, this little sucker throws down some serious crunch and drive that cleans up sweetly with your guitar volume pot. Too loud? Roll off the amp volume to about 11 o'clock and the tone is clean and deep, and is real friendly to a Tube Screamer when you need the drive. Don't make a sound that you don't want to hear, though, because this amp reproduces EVERYTHING. Ya gotta love class A tube gear! Drop it down to 6 watts from the full 15 and the tone thins ever so slightly (some of the odd harmonics go away) but still is great, just different to a really discriminating ear. I also play a '70 Vibrolux (40 watts, 2x10s)that is also very cool, but when cranked past about 6 doesn't get louder: the breakup just gets rougher and the bottom end starts to "flap" a bit. I also have a Peavey 130 that I only use when I need to shoot down planes. I have not found any holes or flat spots in the GA's frequency response. I have a dual-humbucker axe and a FatStrat-style single-coil/humbucker combination. Both sound superb, with the humbuckers really warming the sound up. I played a '67 vintage Strat through it and it was a deeply moving religious experience. I gig weekly with a guy who runs a PRS through a CyberTwin, and although he has a wide pallette of cool sounds available, his basic tone is far inferior to what I get with no effects at all. Some of the knock on the first runs of these amps was for unreliability - Class A tubes stay hot all the time, and plastic tube-socket meltdown was a problem. This dude is a revised later-run model with ceramic tube sockets, so we'll wait and see how durable it is now. I'll let you know if I have any problems.

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There a much better choices

If you have played fender tube amps or marshall amps than there is no reason to even give this a look. It's over priced, the sound isn't that great especially compared to a fender...Read complete review

If you have played fender tube amps or marshall amps than there is no reason to even give this a look. It's over priced, the sound isn't that great especially compared to a fender blues jr or vibroverb or bassman.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No nonsense tone machine

By mike@46

from Omaha, NE

While some think this amp is expen$ive, the quality and the tone make it worth the price. This thing has a depth and richness of tone that can be found pretty much anywhere on the volume and tone controls (I'm not crazy about the tone turned all the way up where it cuts out the mids, but I'm sure it has its usefulness in some settings). The reverb is great, too, but at volume you don't need it, or better keep it turned down (nothing new here). This thing will make players from a number of styles happy. It's not a shred machine, it's a tone machine, which brings out the character of each guitar plugged into it. Just a great tool to bring out the best in your musical expression!

 
5.0

You really should hear this amp

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have the 30 watt version with 2X12 I don't think there is a better amp out there it sounds so good if your looking for a big sound all I have to say is go with EL84's, my amp is about five years old and now I am getting a little speaker rattle, I also get speaker rattle with my marshall's (jcm800 & jcm 600 combos) I think I just push my amps really hard. This amp has one of the best tone's I have ever heard.

 
5.0

Tone Heaven does exist!

By Rambler22

from Phoenix, AZ

The most expensive 15 watt amp on the planet and worth every cent. Great clean sound and a very warm overdriven sound when cranked. You can change from 15 watts to 6 watts to acheive that perfect overdrive without blowing out your eardrums. Great looking amp too. Gold hardware with black covering gives it a very classy appearance. It has a vintage 30 12" celestion speaker. 100% tube power. This is as pure as it gets. This amp can be easily be used for gigging. The full 15 watts is loud! I have a Fender HRD and A Marshall JCM 800 and this amp blows them away. I'm not kidding!If you want a true tube amp that delivers that smooth sound you've been looking for then try out one of the Gibson Goldtones.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GA15 RV Has Goldentones

By The Kids Alright

from Colorado

I have owned this amp for about 2 years. I couldn't believe how chimey & sweet the sound was when I first brought it home. The controls in the back are a major pain but I have been using a modeling processor in front of it & that makes it easier. The only problem with that is that you are coloring the excellent sound of this amp with the processor. I have found that this amp is too loud to turn up to get the natural distortion & it is best to use an effects pedal. The covering glue job is suspect in that the seams are a little loose. I own an expensive digital modeling amp & the sound just doesn't do it for me compared to this amp. This amp does not quite get the Fender clean Super Reverb /Twin / Deluxe sound so I will need to buy one of those too. I play both a Les Paul Standard & a Fender Tele through this amp & I like the bright switch, especially with the Tele. Great spring reverb!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best

By Richard-4ysq9

from Norfolk, VA

I own all the greats! Fender 59, Bassman, Marshall, and this is my favorite amp out of all the above. This is a tone monster. Folks, it doesn't get any better!

(0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

There a much better choices

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

If you have played fender tube amps or marshall amps than there is no reason to even give this a look. It's over priced, the sound isn't that great especially compared to a fender blues jr or vibroverb or bassman.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Old School Tone

By Bill H-bnA_2

from Springfield, MO

If you want an amp that in itself is a musical instrument this is a bargain. A Blues Jr is a 1 compared to this amp and I know, I've owned and played both extensively. The Jr is underpowered and though it has more "knobs" it lacks the tone and flexibility of this amp. You can pay a lot more and not get the dynamic touch, tone and feel of this amp. Take the volume knob past 12 o'clock and find the sweet, pure, creamy tube driven overdrive you have been searching for. 15/6 watt - pentode triode = two amps in one. And the 15 watts will cut through the band and overpower a small auditorium. The reverb does the job but could be a bit better. Only 3 control knobs? It is like a Telecaster. It is sweet in its simplicity and easy to quickly find the tone you want.

 
5.0

all about tone.

By The old bald guy

from Central Texas

If you want to thrash or bang your head, this is probably not the amp for you. If you want to be able to find a hot, fat tone at levels that won't kill small mammals, then this is it. Three knobs, three switches. One speaker. All tone. I'm kind of a purist: I don't use a lot of effects, just some light chorus every now and then and the reverb that is in the amp. I'm a firm believer in the basic sound of a good guitar through a good amp. What else do you need? At about 2 o'clock on the volume knob, this little sucker throws down some serious crunch and drive that cleans up sweetly with your guitar volume pot. Too loud? Roll off the amp volume to about 11 o'clock and the tone is clean and deep, and is real friendly to a Tube Screamer when you need the drive. Don't make a sound that you don't want to hear, though, because this amp reproduces EVERYTHING. Ya gotta love class A tube gear! Drop it down to 6 watts from the full 15 and the tone thins ever so slightly (some of the odd harmonics go away) but still is great, just different to a really discriminating ear. I also play a '70 Vibrolux (40 watts, 2x10s)that is also very cool, but when cranked past about 6 doesn't get louder: the breakup just gets rougher and the bottom end starts to "flap" a bit. I also have a Peavey 130 that I only use when I need to shoot down planes. I have not found any holes or flat spots in the GA's frequency response. I have a dual-humbucker axe and a FatStrat-style single-coil/humbucker combination. Both sound superb, with the humbuckers really warming the sound up. I played a '67 vintage Strat through it and it was a deeply moving religious experience. I gig weekly with a guy who runs a PRS through a CyberTwin, and although he has a wide pallette of cool sounds available, his basic tone is far inferior to what I get with no effects at all. Some of the knock on the first runs of these amps was for unreliability - Class A tubes stay hot all the time, and plastic tube-socket meltdown was a problem. This dude is a revised later-run model with ceramic tube sockets, so we'll wait and see how durable it is now. I'll let you know if I have any problems.

 
5.0

this amp is about TONE TONE TONE!

By les Paul

from Oakland, CA

fantastic tonal quality. clarity, definition and just plain class A TONE! 1/2 power switch very nice feature.layout of controls is a disaster tho...killer reverb.not for metal (no gain or deep bottom)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big tone in a little package.

By Woodsy-MpTdG

from Detroit, MI

This amp is pure and simple. It truly makes my instrument sing.

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