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Gibson Goldtone Les Paul Jr. Amp   

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The Gibson Goldtone Les Paul Jr. Amp recreates the GA-5, Gibson's most popular amp in the 50's. You get the same vintage Class A tube design and soun...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gibson Goldtone Les Paul Jr. Amp recreates the GA-5, Gibson's most popular amp in the 50's. You get the same vintage Class A tube design and sound. It also features point-to-point wiring, and produces 5W of burning Class A output. Like the original GA-5, it has an 8" speaker and no controls other than a single volume knob. It has a wonderfully sensitive response and tone to die for. It is also easy to get great tube distortion without excessive volume.

  • Class A all-tube design
  • 8" speaker
  • 6W Class A power
  • Point-to-point wiring

This is a honey from the last century that today's guitarists will love. Order today.


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My dear Gibson...

By Picker friend

from SF

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I cannot say anything other than I love this amp. First, anyone considering this amp should know that where it shines is getting a classic tone. Whatever that may be- jazz, blues, or rock this thing nails it. I use it with Digi RP250 and couldn't be happier. As for live situations, this amp is surprisingly loud will deifinitely hold it's own- if it's small bars you're playing you're fine. I prop mine on a chair with the vol at 12 o'clock and the vol pedal half-cocked. I've got plenty of volume with a little reserve at the pedal if I need it. Quality is very solid.My only complaint is that at one gig I got some sudden loud feedback & it turns out I fried the 12AX7 tube. When I went to replace it, I found that ONLY A JJ TUBE will fit into the recessed hole that connects to the socket- sorry groove tube/ sovtech/ etc..This makes emrgency repairs at the club SOL if you're not packin' extra JJ's.Other than this, a fantastic amp with a much better spectrum of sound and not to be lumped in with "just like a fender champ" crowd.


Tiny Tone Machine

By NoCaster

from North East, US

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I love this little amp. No frills, no extra's, but it has the best tone and vibe of any small amp I have ever played. I am so impressed with it, I just bought a second one. Don't let the 5 watts fool you, this thing is loud and you can definetly jam with it. Mic it, and you can gig all night long. This amp is a future classic.


The Guitar Tone You Want

By rubbersoul

from seattle, wa usa

I just want to say that this amp changed forever my sound and outlook on guitar playing. It gives you a immediate bell-like tone and response that is an exension of your playing...more like an instrument than an amp---it sounds different with every guitar and every playing style. Well worth the money.


Its worth every penny!!!!!

By AlB

from Michigan

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As was said already, you get a boutique point to point wired, quality built amp, and its ready to go. Thats right, no need for upgrades after your initial purchase. I'm really enjoying how easy it is to get all the tones I want. I have a "Lite Ash Tele" and it was just meant for this amp. Even that bridge duncan pickup sounds meaty through this amp with the tele's volume up and the tone knob at half. The neck pickup is nice and jazzy at lower volumes, or fat, smooth and in your face lead at higher volumes. Middle position you can get either nice clean qwack at lower volumes or mind blowing AC/DC crunch at higher volumes. Bottom line. You must play this amp! I've played all the smaller tube amps and nothing can quite do what this amp can do. I use to own a Fender Champ. I love them too, but this is still a bit better in overall tone and performance. I would go on and on but I'm plugging my tele into this thing as we speak - CAN'T GET ENOUGH!!!!!!


Les Paul Junior GA-5 AMp

By Aurora200

from Chester, NJ

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Very, Very sweet sound comes out of this amp. I have never heard my Telecaster sound so good. It can be very clean and jazzy or you can get some searing overdrive out of the tubes without destroying your hearing.


Best small amp, ever. Period.

By BoneStorm

from Austin, TX

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This little amp is quite simply the best sounding small amp. It can get beautiful, creamy and lush overdrive by simply turning it up all the way. Who cares that there's only a volume knob? You don't need tone controls if the amp sounds this great. No matter what guitar you play through this amp, it sounds like the guitar. You want a different sound, plug in a different guitar. Accepts pedals remarkably well. Put a little dirt in front of this amp, and it sounds great. Also, it records exceptionally well. I think it sounds huge on tape. I've bought several of these over the past 2 years. Everyone I tell about this amp is incredibly skeptical... until they hear it. Then they too become believers. I just bought the Gibson version 2 days ago (GA-5 Goldtone) and it is a little quieter (hum) and louder (overall). Buy this amp and it will change how you think about amps. Non-master volume, absolute purity, touch sensitive perfection. You will not be sorry.


The Best 5Watter Around

By bluesguitar65

from Sun Valley, CA

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This tiny little amp has bigger tone than most amplifier twice it's wattage power. The Gibson Goldtone Les Paul Jr (GA5) is oozing with warm, vintage, transparent, tube tone that only a handmade point to point tube amp can produce. No printed circuit board in the baby, just the old traditional hand wired point to point. Compared to the Fender Champion 600, it is light years away. This amp makes the Champ 600 sound like a transistor radio. The Gibson Goldtone sounds even fuller and warmer than my 15watt Fender Pro Jr with Jensen P10R speaker. This amp is certainly my favorite amp to play at home and for small gigs. No one makes amps like this anymore, most amp makers now favor printed circuit boards and they sound thin and shrill. Get the Gibson Goldtone GA5 while you can as it is destined to be a collector's piece indeed.


Gibson Goldtone Les Paul Amp

By JohnD

from Oxnard, CA

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I wasn't really in the market for another amp when I purchased this one. However, I know a good deal when I see it. This is a quality built amp and it sounds as awesome as the previous reviews state. This is the first time that I have ever owned a Gibson amp, as all I have ever owned were Fenders. Quite honestly, I am impressed. There is nothing in this class out there that can touch this in quality and value. The 8" speaker sounds bigger than its size. I will not go into specific features as it is as basic design as it gets. I connected a Holy Grail reverb pedal and thats all you would ever need. Vintage fans will love it.



By NeoSadist-BTzsY

from Florida Panhandle

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First, this thing is louder than it looks, and has more bass than it looks like it would. The controls are straightforward, but a little lacking (I would like to have some EQ control). However, it sounds so nice just like it is! Not for running effects in front of, but it was fun to play on! For the weight and how much power it has, it's a great deal. However, the price seems a little excessive based on how big the speaker is. Nice, but not what I was looking for.


Tiny amp with limits

By Flying Fingers

from sanborn, NY

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This amp is only good for recording because it is not loud enough to use at a gig. It is however quieter than the Fender Pro Junior which is quite noisy but the Fender is more than loud enough for almost any gig. This Gibson amp is very similar in tone and volume to my Silvertone 6V6 powered amp/guitar in a case but the Gibson amp distorts much more easily. Two complaints I have about this Les Paul amp. This amp distorts at a low volume and doesn't have that have the ability to play clean at a loud volume. The other thing I don't like is the way Gibson has this extra short power cord that you pull out thru a hole in the back cover and have to try to stuff back in that hole. Whoever designed this cluster* should be demoted back to sweeping up the factory floor. Save money And save time and buy a Fender Pro Junior.

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