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Gibson Falcon Amp

#1 User is offline   Joe G 

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:07 AM

I am looking for any information about a Gibson Falcon Amp I own. It is a late model (1968?) "Guitar Series" amp. I am hoping to get this amp rebuilt and information on this model is scarce. Most of the information I have found relates to the GA-19RVT Falcon which is different from mine. Thanks

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:32 AM

If you're looking for schematics, you can google and see what you come up with, or try to find another owner of your model and ask them if they can scan and e-mail you a copy of their's.
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:36 AM

I just found this link for you, not sure if your model is in there...
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:37 AM

Thank you Dennis. The Guitar Series Falcon on the website unfortunately is close but not the same as mine. The component layout lists V4 tube as a 12AX7 and my component layout schematic inside the amp lists V4 as a 12AT7. I am not surprised as it seems like Gibson was using any parts they had on hand to build these amps and when the part supply got low they would just start using a different part. I am planning to send this amp out to be refurbished this summer and I am trying to get as much information about before we start. - Joe

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:40 PM

Ok, sorry it wasn't there... What part of Joisy are you in? I know a good tech who works in bergen county that might be able to help you out. I think he hangs out on the TDPRI.com site.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:27 AM

Monmouth County about 15 minutes from Asbury Park. I have already setup the refurb for this summer but I would like to get more information about the amp. I will check out the link you furnished. Thanks - Joe

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:16 AM

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Monmouth County about 15 minutes from Asbury Park. I have already setup the refurb for this summer but I would like to get more information about the amp. I will check out the link you furnished. Thanks - Joe


Ok, cool. Ever attend the Guitarbeque events in Asbury? I'll see if i can get an e-mail for you for the tech tht posts on the tdpri pages.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:28 AM

Ok, I found his profile:

Rob DiStefano
58 Linden Avenue
Park Ridge, New Jersey, 07656
http://www.frettech.com/


He should be able to help you with the info you need.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:10 AM

Great!! I appreciate the help. I am leaving for North Carolina this afternoon so I will check it out when I get back in May. - Joe

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 03:02 AM

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Great!! I appreciate the help. I am leaving for North Carolina this afternoon so I will check it out when I get back in May. - Joe


Ok, best of luck finding what you need for it.

I've seen a flurry of these (not specificly what you have) on eBay and have been thinking about giving one them a whirl.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:01 AM

Got in touch with Rob and I will bring the amp to him this week so that he can look it over. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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