1966 Ampeg Gemini VI GS 15 R


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  • Year: 1966 (Circa)
  • Manufacturer: Ampeg
  • Model: Gemini VI GS 15 R
  • Case: None
  • Color: Blue
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Description: The Gemini VI GS-15-R was a continued evolution in the Gemini Series. It is a single channel version of the Gemini II, with tremolo and echo, also featuring a fixed-bias power section that bumped up the output to 30 watts. Originally intended for the accordion and guitar, it found popularity among guitarists. The amp has some interesting features, there is a "click" stop past the usual maximum point on the treble control. This was called an "Ultra High Switch" it serves as a "bright" switch. Likewise, the tremolo intensity pot has a "click stop" that activates a "repeat precussion" feature that was supposed to offer an echo repeat sound, it actually turns the volume completely on and off rather than just modulating it up and down. Like other Gemini amps, this GS-15-R features the famed Baxandall type treble and bass circuits that both "boost" and "cut", bass and treble, not just "cut". The cabinet is divided between the power section and the speaker section, allowing the speaker portion to be fine tuned with a smaller "port" type of opening in the back panel, while still allowing the upper "power section" to be more open and provide better cooling. The traditional Blue Diamond Tolex covering and brown grille complete the classic Ampeg styling. This particular amp is in very good condition, including the original hardwired 2 button footswitch. Somewhere in it's lifetime, someone got a little too close with some fluorescent pink paint. There is some overspray on the grille, and inside the cabinet. We don't quite know why, probably a previous owners mistake. Currently loaded with a new Jensen C15N, the amp sounds absolutely great, like a mid sixties Ampeg should.