Victoria's (Gretsch) Executive amp...Wow!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Garnett, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Garnett

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    Picked up a Gretsch Executive, which is a HW Victoria piece of clean wonderland! Fantastic tone, a real sleeper. Not made anymore, but I'm very impressed. It seems to be voiced like a BF with a 1x15 speaker. This has a JBL 130F. Has RCA tubes, not sure on year of speaker or tubes. The speaker has Fender stamped on it. I have played many many fine amps. This combo is a winner! Very deep lush cleans, with character. Does have tube rectifier, feels really good under the fingers.

    Just thought I'd share!
     
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    How does it sound overdriven?
     
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  4. Garnett

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    The amp is a non master so I haven't cranked it enough to overdrive it...should be a great pedal platform for OD. Beautiful spring reverb and the tremelo is excellent. Very simple straight forward amp, it does have a mid knob. If you see one and you're into a killer BF tone, check it out.
     
  5. Garnett

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    Completely hand-wired P to P from Victoria. I think these were made in the early 2000's. Gretsch Executive
     
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    I saw Rev Horton Heat a few years back and he had two of them and sounded great, he also had one of Billy Zoom's reverb units.
     

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