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Gibson Goldtone

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Bluey, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Bluey

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    Anyone know anything about these?
    Gibson Super Goldtone 60w made in the UK.
    TIA.
     
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    Made by Trace Elliot.
     
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    I've heard good things. I have a GA-30rvs, while different sonically, it is built like a tank.
     
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    Looking at some reviews they seem to excellent amps but pcb, I don't know if the pots or valves are mounted directly or whats involved if repair is required.
    It's going for $US1800.oo sight unseen.
     
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    800 is more like it

    cool amp still; but it was defaced
     
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    My mate Marion was the senior wirer in the factory where these were made. She's as mad as a box of frogs; I think all the solder fumes have made her brain come loose.
     
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    Yeah $1800 is way too much in my opinion. They come up for sale a lot, but of course shipping is a major concern.

    When I got my ga-30rvs, guitar center shipped it in a box with bubble wrap. The box was destroyed when it arrived, but the amp somehow survived.
     
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    You can get the 4x12/10cab and head on reverb right now for $1875 shipped.
     
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    They were expensive when new. They are impressive sounding amps, ime and imho.
     
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    Always kind of wanted one of those but not $1800 kind of wanted. I've had a goldstone GA-15 for several years now, gigged with it a bunch, great little amp when you can turn it up & get it working. Recently survived a swim in Flathead Lake but that's another story.
     
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    I'd say shop guitar center for a cheaper used one and put the savings towards tech work. If it get destroyed in shipping send it back.

    Flathead is beautiful!

     
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    There is one on Reverb.com with some wear for something around $1100. They note that it weighs 89 pounds; so if you can’t lift a TR you might not want one of these, right?
     
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    Thanks for the tips & replies. It's a cool amp and has v/good raps on the net, but at $AU2500.oo + maybe service and repair costs, hmmm. I can get something like a new h/w Bassman 2x12 or 4x10 clone for not much more.
    Cheers.
     
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    I had the 30W 2x12. It was $999 on a clearance sale. They sound wonderful but weigh too much for me. Joe Perry endorsed them for a short time.
     
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    You're probably right about the price, but the black and brown two tolexes are probably stock.
     
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    I don't think so. There was the tan version, then the black version.

    This looks (to me) like a poorly made mod
     
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    There is no all tan version of that amp exactly if you look it up. There are similar amps, but slightly different models.
     
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    There are definitely dark/light brown stock versions, like the one pictured - I once shared a rehearsal room with another band, where there was one exactly like that...
     
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    My bad - I was thinking about this model; sorry:

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    The USA ones were black. The UK ones ad probs w cracked tube sockets and QC issues. Gibson moved production to USA and fixed all issues. I’d stay away from the UK ones. The USA ones are the same design and sound awesome.
     
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