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Video of the funnest amp ever (Gibson Falcon) ...

michael.e

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Sounds most excellent! I think it is awesome that after all the amps you have gone through that you are down with the old school. That Vibrato sounds great!


Oh, pull yer gol-durn pants up!!


:D
emee
 

le_plastique

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Awesome. Does this Gibson amp happen to be a cousin to a tweed Fender or does it have a relatively unique circuit?
 
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This is Leon's old amp! He had changed a cap value or something in the circuit that gave it a lot less volume and no gain. Turned it back to stock ... and ... VWALLLA!
 

tfunster

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how does yours sound?

Originally, my '64 or '65 Falcon was VERY bright and had virtually no distortion, even with humbuckers.

I found a thread on the yahoo guitar groups on how to improve the crestline amps by converting them to "tweed" specs of the pre-Crestline models. This involved changing a few componants and removing a "tone and gain sucking network" that was comprised of a few caps and resistors.

Well, now my amp has too much distortion and breaks up too early. It is still a bit bright and the amp just lacks bottom end. I'm not sure if this is due to the tiny transformers. There are a few really cool settings on the amp that give it a really cool old-school distortion tone, but I really want to have a tech try and mod the amp some more.

But you're amp sounds great!
 
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Originally, my '64 or '65 Falcon was VERY bright and had virtually no distortion, even with humbuckers.

I found a thread on the yahoo guitar groups on how to improve the crestline amps by converting them to "tweed" specs of the pre-Crestline models. This involved changing a few componants and removing a "tone and gain sucking network" that was comprised of a few caps and resistors.

Well, now my amp has too much distortion and breaks up too early. It is still a bit bright and the amp just lacks bottom end. I'm not sure if this is due to the tiny transformers. There are a few really cool settings on the amp that give it a really cool old-school distortion tone, but I really want to have a tech try and mod the amp some more.

But you're amp sounds great!
Hmmm ... that's too bad. This is a 63. But I have a 64 in my apartment in Boston and although I've never been able to crank it there, I actually think the cleans sound a LITTLE better on that one ... but they both pretty much sound identical.
 

Shamus

Silver Supporting Member
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Sounds like a perfect alt-country amp - twang, spank, gritty... Cowboy chords all day long :dude
 

Ampegged

Silver Supporting Member
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Sounds killer......Nice to hear someone actually play where you can hear what the amp sounds like. Thanks for no "doodling" :AOK
 
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UPS just dropped off my Blackfaced 70's Deluxe Reverb w/ Tone Tubby Alnico speaker ... a very nice/smoother/more polite alternative to the Falcon.

Back to playing!
 




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