gibson ga 8t?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by raildog, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. raildog

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    What fender is this supposed to sound like? I found one but the speaker had been changed to a stock fender and it wasn't very loud dimed! Plus it stayed clean never distorted? What do you think bad tubes?thanks,scott
     
  2. raildog

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    Anybody know about these? Any info greatly appreciated.scott
     
  3. Abe

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    Is this the 6v6 version or the 6BM8 version? They sound very different. The 6v6 model is somewhat similar to a tweed deluxe. The 6bm8 model is also a bit tweedish but unlike any fender I've heard. I own two of the 6bm8 versions so you can probably guess which version I prefer.

    Either version should give it up when dimed. With single coils its just a slight overdrive but with humbuckers, its quite considerable. These came with a 10" Jensen alnico with very small magnet. That speaker contributes alot to the overdriven tone. The amp isn't that loud--about 11 watts. I've found that the 6bm8 tubes vary alot in their tonal characteristics. I've got Bugle Boys in one ga-8t and they are much louder and richer than the Sylvanias that are in the other. However the Sylvanias have a pleasing mid range that works better with the alnico CTS in that amp.

    Hope this helps.

    Abe
     
  4. baxen

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    I've got a Gibsonette Tremolo GA8T. It has a stock ? Jenson special design speaker. Its a great sounding amp, someday I'm gonna install a grounded cord on it so I can safely play it. I did have a cap job done to it a couple of years ago. Mine has the plastic handle, I think its a 59 or 60 Check out this link, they compare it to a Princeton http://www.rru.com/~meo/Guitar/Amps/Gibson/gfmap.html
     
  5. raildog

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    the link only has ???????? for the amp i am looking at, thanks Scott
     

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