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Ampeg Adds a Pair of Strings - Ampeg GVT52 112 & GVT15H Review
The name Ampeg makes bass players' ears stand up and tails wag. There is a good reason for that: launched during the 1969 NAMM, their SVT amp still has a leading position in the hearts and minds of most bass players. However, today we won't review a bass amp, but an amp conceived for six-string players. Focus on the GVT52-112 & GVT15H.
Baxandall EQ fine and performing. reverb effects loop boost
Very well. With this type of equalization is obtained very easily sound you want because somehow the three bands are independent. it settles its acute and severe or medium without the new setting alters the previous one.
I play rock heavily influenced by the 70's (Pink Floyd style and co) and it really is the amp I needed. I have a rather special config JMP1 preamp with a looper twelve o'clock g lab and others stuff controlled by a fb 1001 that allows me to have the sound of the amp or preamp those (British and American choice ). amp accepts pedals very well.
clean sounds are beautiful saturations (without the marshall preamp) very American (one is close to Neil Young for example).
I use it for a year now. I also have a nice blackheart amp but much less versatile and less opportunities (loop reverb etc)
Frankly there is nothing I do not like a tube amp but it's really a matter of taste ...
the value for money is unbeatable secondhand (I paid 300 euros for a incredible all-tube amp of this power). A great little trick is very progressive volume that you can play at home with a great sound. Plus I like his retro look.
Go a little flaw it is heavy but like any good tube amp respectable!
Not for the metal against!
I would do without this choice problem. he let me go one day I bought a now! I do not understand that it has not attracted more people and Ampeg has stopped production. What nonsense to think that Ampeg can only make bass amps (ah ... the name and the thing!)
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Point V30 in there, but a seventy / eighty 16ohms.
Ruby 6L6 tubes, 12AX7 I know (aluminum hoods above).
All lamp of course (except rectifier graetz) spring reverb and effects loop operated by relays so completely out of the loop if you want.
2 channels with gain-flight 3bandes eq. Curiously, the circuit state is setting mediums long before Baxandall floor-acute severe.
Footswitch for reverb or / loop or channel / boost with leds siouplé.
The boost is accessible only by foot, and acts on the two channels.
The master volume and master reverb are located after the loop, nice to use an external preamp or multi.
50watts is hairy and smooth, hyper-volumes are gradual and therefore super useful (do not F. ..?)
It is very readable and easy to use, the manual is more informative top.
The reduction in power is probably nice apartment, "but the sound is less good volume apart.
I used the loop with a delay of vm1 bébert, do not worry level. I also used an external preamp (marshall) right in the back of the loop and there is also no worry of the equivalent volume level of the amplifier used normally.
Very easy to get a good sound on hyperstable clear channel, which accepts with pleasure distos upstream and overdrive. Just reverb too long but we know from 50 years ...
As against the overdrive channel is super sharp, diabolical forces equalization.
Clean is warm and round but clear, no gain saturation even catch with your favorite upstream distortion is a delight.
The saturax this is not my thing here, first grain is odd, rather reche and broken, and it lacks flexibility. The rate of gain may be high but it is more fuzz in the idea, blah. With the gain in the first half is not bluesy anyway, it lacks spring alive. Warning I have not touched the tubes, we can probably arrange the table with tubes with onions!
Still, the sound alone is worth the clean amp and widely, it is quite difficult to find a stable platform for the pedals and the Ampeg does.
A word about Baxandall, this is a very dramatic equalizer that does not touch anything other frequencies, the absolute opposite of the boost channel of my AC15 which is useless in fact (the bass and treble are mounted are the trunk, and vice versa.) The Ampeg is a dream of efficiency, and unlike standard active EQ it stays warm and soft (in sound).
After my disappointment with the nighttrain I threatened to take a Baxandall to see which act and I'm really disappointed.
Ampeg is probably the only one to use this type of equalizer guitar amp and it is so good that I can not see myself re-galleys with something else.
The original hp is quite effective, but too smooth and cold, especially in the midrange. As Baxandall highly efficient, you can put more hp medium without losing bass or treble in the end, leaving a huge freedom of choice.
I installed a GB12 eminence hp in the midrange just delicious, and the final result is much better, more hp is a not very expensive.
The amp is pretty heavy, more than my AC15, and deep, with a single handle is uncomfortable to move it.
For the money it is the top business course.
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kebemdo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French) " The "American Son"!"
- Booster: lamp (3 x 12AX7)
- Power Amp: lamp (2 x 6L6GC)
Dual power mode: All power - 50 watts RMS or Half power - 25 watts RMS
- HP: 1 x 12 Celestion Vintage 30
- Tone controls: treble, mid and low Baxandall
- Effects: Spring reverb, footswitchable
- Switchable effects loop at the foot
- HP Output: 1 x 16 ohm, 2 x 8 ohm and 2 x 4 ohm
Channel 1: beautiful clear sound (and it is clear even with the gain all the way!)
Channel 2: Here it crunch my friends! (For fans of ZZ Top and other American rock bands, this is the best!)
By varying the gain is also obtained very beautiful bluesy sounds
on the other hand, not for metal! But that's not what I wanted.
This amp is really great for me: The sound is very typical American and this is what I needed to complete my set (I also have a Marshall).
It is great for blues, jazz, funk, country, perfect for rock (channel 2 is a killer!)
I play it with strat, tele and Les Paul: It's all him.
You can play alone in the house (in 25W mode) and it is significant for an amp of this power.
What I like most: The sound (Celestion Vintage 30 part for many)
What I like least: The Reverb (a bit too long and too sensitive for my taste)
Excellent value for money for an all-tube amp from 50 W to 800 euros.
I use it for 1 year and I would do this choice without hesitation.
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