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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    I had to look at the logo on the grill--they even copied the logo on the silverface.
    I wonder what they sound like.
    The tube complement is the same as a Twin so I expect it would be similar. What I'm curious about is the speakers......It appears to have silver dust covers on the cones, but I'd be surprised if they're JBL's.
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    Four Force EM-1

    Power Output: 5 Watts
    Speaker: 10 Inch
    Controls: Power On/ Off, Volume, Gain, Bass, Mid, and Treble.
    Indicators: Power On, Blue LED
    Connectors: Input Jack 1/4", Output Jack 1/4"
    Power Receptacle: 110 Volt - 240 Volt
    Cabinet: High Density Polyethylene
    Dimensions: 18"x11"x17.5


    129.99 USD!
    -will check them out at winter NAMM.
    here is our buddy Mr. Grove playing His:

    His video had way better sound than the NAMM vid i found.
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    Nice handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    Nice handle.
    I know.
    The public restroom called them and wanted it back.
    Cost effective way to protect the knobs and provide a handle,
    but I feel like i'd wanna wash my hands after I touched it,lol.
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    GIBSON GA20RVT Reissue PTP Tube amp, 15 watts, Class A

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    GIBSON GA20RVT Reissue PTP Tube amp, 15 watts, Class A

    Thanks for the GAS, Spell. I went looking for this amp. Discontinued, it seems.

    But this guy has one and he loves it:
    A Game Changer – The Gibson GA 20 RVT Initial Review

    I found a couple of vintage ones on ebay.
    1965 67 Gibson GA 20 RVT "Minuteman" Amplifier | eBay

    I also found this through some Youtube videos. It probably deserves it's own thread:
    Converted Radio Guitar Amplifiers -Turn a Radio into guitar amp-
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublewah View Post
    Thanks for the GAS, Spell. I went looking for this amp. Discontinued, it seems.

    But this guy has one and he loves it:
    A Game Changer The Gibson GA 20 RVT Initial Review
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    (Gibson Amplifier Syndrome ?)

    FWIW,I have heard this amp onstage and the tremolo sounds harsh and fluttery, to me.
    A former bandmate had one and sold it for the same reason.

    Reading through the comments below that review (His was non-operative, as I read it)
    other posters have also expressed a dislike for the trem.

    My good mate and Keyboardist in on of the bands I am in has a late 60's RVT and the verb is every bit a lush as my 61 fender reverb unit,
    He loves it and I think it's as good as the early 60's-late 50's GAs.

    I have rolled through a handful of 50s-60s Gibsons and I love them, I currently use a 61 GA 8T

    (with all original gibson tubes at almost full power) and a '60 GA-14 for My stereo coffee house rig.

    The GA 14 is probably as close to a vintage fender tweed deluxe as I'll ever be able to afford,
    as they are almost the same identical circuit, I am told.

    I love the spanky compression tube rectifiers give,
    but like the reviewer alluded to, a linear 6v6 with solid state rectification is hum-free,
    - unlike my little beasts.

    I'm still trying to set up my studio, I'll post some pix and some sound clips sometime this year.
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    (even the '69 drip edge molding.)
    They only had the drip molding in 68 I know cause I own a 68 Fender Super Reverb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    (even the '69 drip edge molding.)
    They only had the drip molding in 68 I know cause I own a 68 Fender Super Reverb.
    D'oh....I knew it was a 1 year thing, I'll fc my #s from now on, there are so many to remember, lol...
    Thanx KC :P
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    Yeah, my 68 Dual Showman cabinet's got the drip-edge as well. When I first assembled the Twin, I had a second cabinet too....68 Bandmaster box with the blue label 12" speakers. I always liked the look and regretted that I hadn't had the head cabinet made with the drip-edge trim too.



    Here's another trip down memory lane. I had one of these new in 1970......

    Gretsch Fury 6169, 2 x 70, 2x12", tremelo, reverb (Made by Valco)

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