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    Les Paul Forum Member Bob Womack's Avatar
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    An Interesting Old Gibson Amp


    I guess I'm a sucker for underdogs. I played a 1966 Gibson GA-55RVT Ranger when I was in college and people loved my sound. Yes, I know, that is the Gibson "whiteface" period so everyone who liked my tone must have been wrong. Well anyway, recently in a fit of nostalgia, I ran a search for that amp, knowing full well that at seventy pounds I wasn't going to be interested in lugging one around. But in the process, I came across one of its little brothers and the sparks flew, speaking figuratively. You can enjoy my little trip through history and nostalgia, HERE.

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    Les Paul Forum Member J T's Avatar
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    Re: An Interesting Old Gibson Amp

    What a great story!

    Another "under the radar" gem. Seems like it called you back then finally convinced you to bring it home.

    Looks like a great studio amp maybe if you get confident enough that it won't fizz out during a gig, a nice portable gig amp. Put it up on a chair and play all night.
    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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    Re: An Interesting Old Gibson Amp

    Love your story!!!
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    Les Paul Forum Member Bob Womack's Avatar
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    Re: An Interesting Old Gibson Amp

    Thanks, guys!

    Bob
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    Frodo Baggins to Gildor Inglorion, The Fellowship of the Ring


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    Re: An Interesting Old Gibson Amp

    I for one have really owned some great Gibson amps over the years , i have IMO a great sounding 57 GA 9 . Nice amp now I will look for these white face amps !!!
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

    The Myth: If I would have lived with MOM & mooched till I was 48 I would play like Clapton !
    Think about it
    won't you ...... Please !

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