|The GA-30RVS||The GA-15RV|
Gibson is reviving another piece of their past with several new Goldtone tube combos. Based on the "S" series amps produced in the 1950s, they utilize 12AX7 preamp tubes and EL84 power tubes running in a Class A configuration.
Three new models are available. The GA-15 pushes 15 Watts into a single 10 inch Celestion Vintage speaker and features a bright switch. It's slightly bigger brother, the GA-15RV, offers a 12 inch Celestion Vintage speaker, switchable triode/pentode operation of the power tubes, Accutronics reverb, and bright switch, still with 15 Watts of power. For those that need more power and stereo operation, Gibson also has the GA-30RVS. Like the GA-15RV, it includes Accutronics reverb and bright switch, but it sports a pair of 12 inch speakers each driven by 15 Watts of power. A stereo effects loop, stereo external speaker out, and footswitchable gain boost are also standard.
All three Goldtone amps are handcrafted in the U.K., and feature a gold metallic grill with brown leatherette finish.