1963 Gibson Invader

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by crzyhors, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Thanks for the tip on the book...I need that one.
    I would have to date the amp by the codes on the components. With Gibson...unlike most Fenders.....you really have to look at things to know what you have. I have 3 amps...2 Gibson GA35RVT's and an Epi GA16RVT...that are very very close in 'birthdates'....and they all are based on the same schematic...and known of them are exactly alike and none of them had exactly the same components/circuits in certain areas. Small little changes in the circuits....almost like factory mods as they went down the line! LOL

    AGain...thanks for the tip on the book. As I look around, I see that I may have more Gibson amps than Fenders! How did that happen? (8^O
     
  2. Delta Blues

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    Nice find!
     
  3. crzyhors

    crzyhors TDPRI Member

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    The book is a great resource! It also comes with CD ROM called "Gibson Amplifier Master Service Book." I haven't had a chance the dive into that yet, but it also looks like a great resource for ANYBODY that owns a Gibson Amplifier.
     
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    I just got my Gibson Hawk 25RVT in and is eerily similar to the invader. Does anyone have any idea what the second stage of the "on" switch does? To my ears I only hear some crackling. Also, anyone know what the monitor 1/4" output does? I am not sure if it is really meant to power an external speaker. Is this a headphone jack?
     
  5. crzyhors

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    My invader also has a second "on" position. It is a reverse polarity. These amps were made originally without three-prong cord (I believe). The second "on" gives you an option to try and cancel the noise.
     
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    Nice deal!
     
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    Nice amp. A friend used a '62 tweed GA-30 RVT for years as his main club amp. He never used pedals......just a strat straight in and it sounded great.
     
  8. crzyhors

    crzyhors TDPRI Member

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    I'm loving it!
     
  9. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Is that the Gibson amp with the oil can reverb? If so, a friend I had in HS had one and that is a very cool reverb unit. Great deal, and should be a wonderful amp to own and play through.
     
  10. crzyhors

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    No, it's not the oil can reverb. Normal spring unit.. I think! But it does sound GREAT!
     
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