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Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:25 pm
by thebluesbox
New vintage style amp completed. Has a Bogen Ch35, 2-12' oxford alnico speakers, two channel lo/hi gain, line out. Cabinet hand made from western cedar stained and clear coated with oxblood grill cloth.
check out the slide show.
http://community.webshots.com/slideshow/573308326LqHfDi

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Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:13 am
by MakaInOz
BB, sure looks purdy!

How do you find the angled speakers go? I'm currently running an angled 2 x 8" extension cab under my 10" combo amp. The cab started out as a suitcase style stereo pair for a National reel to reel tape deck with 6 1/2", 8 ohm 5W speakers. I upgraded to 8", 16 ohm 30W speakers and built a shelf to hold the two halves stable enough to put the amp on top. Works better than using a chair and looks kinda cool.

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:42 am
by ricochet
Nice looking rig!

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:31 pm
by thebluesbox
MakaInOz wrote:BB, sure looks purdy!

How do you find the angled speakers go? I'm currently running an angled 2 x 8" extension cab under my 10" combo amp. The cab started out as a suitcase style stereo pair for a National reel to reel tape deck with 6 1/2", 8 ohm 5W speakers. I upgraded to 8", 16 ohm 30W speakers and built a shelf to hold the two halves stable enough to put the amp on top. Works better than using a chair and looks kinda cool.


The speakers being angled sounds great, kinda spreads the sound a little better than the stright shooting of the traditional amps, fills the room from different sides instead of stright ahead in a tunnel fashion.

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:59 pm
by barbequebob
That's basically like that old Gibson GA79RV James Cotton often blew thru in the 60's. There were two versions of this amp, the one mentioned, and the GA79RVT, which also had a tremelo unit on it. When you put on the reverb, one side would have the reverb and one side would be dry, and with the tremelo, it would actually go from side to side. Those amps also resembled an old stereo speaker made in the 70's by Acoustic Research called the LST.

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:18 pm
by thebluesbox
you got it Robert, I originally got this idea from seeing the old Gibson 2x12's ,they looked sooo cool. I have been wanting to build one and finally did it.

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:17 am
by thebluesbox
Just posted the amp for sale to anyone interested.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %26otn%3D1

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:12 pm
by jbone1
man that is one gorgeous amp randy?! if i could i would.....

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:29 am
by thebluesbox
Thanks bro!

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:13 pm
by thebluesbox
the old listing was removed for using the word "Gibson"
here is the new link.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %26otn%3D1

Re: Vintage Gibson style combo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:21 pm
by thebluesbox
not to wear out an advertisement here but I just want to pass on that this amp is on the 3rd strike round on ebay, so I drasticlly reduced the price to try and move it. If it doesnt sell this round Im thinking of pulling it and trying to sell it locally. So LAST CALL !!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :MESELX:IT