December 5th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Saw this on my local CL, is this a guitar or Bass amp ?
He is also selling this speaker seperatley which is I think the original speaker.
December 5th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Looks like a guitar amp to me, even if it might have been called a bass amp.
If I was local, I'd be on that like white on rice!
December 5th, 2008, 07:00 PM
I'm with Tim at $235 I would take a shot.
December 5th, 2008, 07:08 PM
I have an Atlas IV head. I have always considered it a bass amp. This Atlas Medalist is the combo form of the same amp. THe BLue Book doesn't specify these as bass amps.
Schematic Heaven denotes the ATlas IV as a bass amp. ???? The other Gibson amps in the 'Power Plus Seris' were the Titan I and the Mercury I, both of which were more complex with dual channels and tremolo.
That speaker has nothing to do with the Medalist amp. The Medalist was produced from
'64-'67, and that speaker is much older.
December 5th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Well , the only way I would be interested in getting it would be if I could turn around and sell it for more on E-bay as funds are tight right now.
He's had on there for a couple of month's.
December 5th, 2008, 07:24 PM
IF it has a ceramic JEnsen 15" in there, that alone is quite a selling pint if it is good shape.
December 5th, 2008, 07:27 PM
I know the Thor amp by Gibson was their bass amp back then. Not sure about the one pictured.
December 5th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Something must be up with that amp. It's been on Craigslist for over a month now.
December 6th, 2008, 02:01 AM
I've got a '66 Epiphone Constellation V - which is the same amp repackaged... Mine's got an original Rola 15" alnico. It's definitely voiced for bass, but takes bright guitars (tele) really quite well. Other guitars... not so much, which might be part of why it hasn't sold. Don't be fooled, it's BIG and HEAVY. But if those RCA power tubes are any good, and you can get ahold of a good speaker in the deal, I don't see how you can lose. I've thought about re-working the preamp to something more like a tweed pro...
I bought mine for $200 - after it sat on CL for quite a while. No market, I guess...
December 6th, 2008, 02:25 AM
That was originally a pedal steel amp.
I owned one for a few years, I contacted Gibson at the time and was told it was originally designed for steel guitar.
Mine was unusable for steel guitar because the filter caps were shot, so all it did was "brown", but with a tube screamer in front of it, it made some nice warm tubey sounds for blues.
I wish I still had that amp, but I had to sell it cheap at a time when I was down on my luck.
If I could get another one for that price, I'd definitely go for it.