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Why did Gibson abandon the amp market?

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 06:15 AM

Lots of the Gibson amps from the sixties were just bad amps. Voiced badly and just thin. They had bad designs for the tone and volume circuits while Fender's amps were open and loud. They weren't figuring stuff out like Fender was. I worked on this '64 Falcon this week that was just horrible sounding. Did like 5 or 6 things to it and now the guy has an awesome amp that has a nice fat clean sound and sounds good all the way up the volume control. Decent reverb and great tremolo too. Sounds kind of like a Princeton Reverb with a little more edge - like a tweed deluxe without any flab - and lots of harmonics when you get the volume up. The sweet spot of the amp just wasn't accessible the way it was originally designed.
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