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Gibson GA-19 RVT Falcon demo

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I just made a video of my GA-19 RVT. I'm no Pete Thorn, but I thought people might like to hear the amp.
I love it for the reverb and clean sounds mainly.
Mine seems to have the original tubes and is 100% original and still works fine. I guess it saw some but not much use.
I'll do a dirty LP video later 
I stop talking around 2 mins FYI
 
Cheers, David
 

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Nice.  That looks like a '62 or '63.  It sounds like the model without the "tone suck" circuit that plagued some Gibson designs, including some Falcons.  I just worked on one like that, with the grain-textured tolex and the slanted baffle board.  I think the one I worked on like that was a '62.  Probably the best Falcon model!  Congrats on the acquisition.

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Many thanks for the info. Appreciate you listening too!

i do like the amp a lot. I just used it to reamp some guitars on a project I was mixing and the artist loved the sound too.

 

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23 hours ago, David Morley said:

Many thanks for the info. Appreciate you listening too!

i do like the amp a lot. I just used it to reamp some guitars on a project I was mixing and the artist loved the sound too.

 

I love the tremolo on those amps.  Really deep and thumpy.  The reverb is weird, like you were saying, how the reverb volume is independent of the instrument volume. You have to change the reverb level when you change the volume.  They figured out later that if they fed the reverb return signal back in before the volume control that the dry and wet signals would both get attenuated by the volume control.

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On 6/20/2020 at 2:23 PM, badbluesplayer said:

I love the tremolo on those amps.  Really deep and thumpy.  The reverb is weird, like you were saying, how the reverb volume is independent of the instrument volume. You have to change the reverb level when you change the volume.  They figured out later that if they fed the reverb return signal back in before the volume control that the dry and wet signals would both get attenuated by the volume control.

Agreed re tremolo,  but the reverb is still great how it is as I use it as an effect on my mixes too. 

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