It also weighed 10 kg more than the Ampeg. The board quality is high, with through-plating, and most of the connections made with robust-looking spade connectors. Do you know how the 15w sounds like compared to the 50w and do you know how it sounds compared to e. Very, very deep sounds, and that’s with the ‘meh’ stock speaker. It was huge, and had a great look and sound. In any event, I’m appreciating a vanilla amp that still can work in some tube bristle and grunt and gleam. Thinking of picking up the gvt5h as I have a spare cabb not getting any use. The other thing is to make sure you put vintage tubes in it.

Loved the cleans and the grit on it. The footswitchable boost pushes things to maximum with more gain and more presence for full-on metal tones if you want to scoop out all the mids, or indeed a decidely honky, Schenker-approved howl if you boost them. Everything is very neatly finished, with expertly fitted smart black vinyl and a black sparkle grille cloth adding to the GVT’s retro vibe. Get to Know Us. Playing my strat through this amp, I get some very familiar Gilmourish tones. It was not progressive and did not have a general master.

My main reason for owning old amps is that I can more often than not find them exponentially cheaper than anything new. Tube 2 x 6L6GC. Let’s say the sounds are generally pleasant but not as obvious as with the strat.

Tube 3 x 12AX7 Rectifier: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The amp is very nice I think.

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The board quality is high, with through-plating, and most of the connections made with robust-looking spade connectors. In any event, I’m appreciating a vanilla amp that still can work in some tube bristle and grunt and gleam. Equalization is a bit confusing at first, but ultimately very responsive and efficient. Recently Ampeg re-entered the guitar market after a long absence with a new collection of amps called the GVT range, designed in the USA and made offshore in Korea.


I’ve been working the clean with a Jaguar, janglicious. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The GVT52 is mostly free of noise when activated, with just a little hiss at higher gain levels – the DC filament supply does its job of keeping induced hum at bay.

Decent build quality and reliability ensured Ampeg’s popularity across the USA and its vintage amps from the late ’60s and early ’70s have many enthusiasts today.

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The GVT52 is a proper two-channel design, with two sets of gain, master volume and tone controls separated by a small toggle switch with red and green LEDs to show which channel is active. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Please try your search again later. Plug in a Les Paul and turn up the wick and you can get more than enough drive and sustain for any style, but particularly good are the ’70s rock sounds complete with all the crunch and sizzle you could ask for.

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I reviw not managed to sreies a bad sound, regardless of the setting. Despite the absence of a bright switch, there’s plenty of scope to add bite to mid-biased humbuckers or smooth out wayward single-coils. This is surprising, it’s hard to believe that it is a 50 w all lamps but is screwed over this issue and it’s still music. Login or Sign Up. We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock. Wow, very lovely tones to be had.

One of the world’s great amplification brands, Ampeg’s sereis goes back to the end of WWII and Everett Hull’s patent for a device to amplify violin-type instruments, called an ‘amplified peg’.

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I regret a little buttons knobs a little plastoc. It shines clean and with a bit of crunch – there’s a lot of gain on tap but it gets fizzy at really high settings. They put all JJ tubes in this thing too Out-and-out clean headroom isn’t huge, however, not up there with a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, for example. That could be speaker efficiency; I haven’t tried it yet with anything else and there are a of options for output. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The GVT is a serviceable blues amp with a nicely transparent clean channel, some ripping sounds in the dirty channel which, btw, IS quite capable of getting loudand a hell of a bargain at the current sale price. Online classified ads have really made a lot of really great guitar gear available for more people. Well, at the same time, I have played a few hours on it so far.

I also agree that being able to ‘nurse’ older gear pays off enormously. This to me is one of those great buys you get lucky on once and awhile.

WTF is it with people latching onto a very particular vintage sound and rushing in a herd to chase and own it? I tried the smaller size and they sound totally different. Which, to my lifetime-of-hearing-Twins-and-AC30’s self, sounds pretty awesome. I have not yet swapped out the speaker but did feed a nice cab with it and What surprised me the most is the very large and soft knobs for volume and master race.

That said, more gain refiew the clean channel in boost mode would have helped help fill in reviiew gap between the really clean stuff the GVT does well and the heavy drives.