Offered for sale;
Used c1999 Reissue Gibson Goldtone GA-30RSV 2x12 combo amp serial number 503249299.
This combo amp is in excellent condition, fully functional and cosmetically clean.
This is one of the early Goldtones that was built in the U.K. by Trace Elliot and imported by Gibson.
It is actually a stereo amp, 15 watts per side, two output transformers, two Celestion Vintage 30's, and has this beautiful reverb that has a slight delay because of the two separate outputs.
Developed by Trace Elliot as the Velocette series, and renamed after Gibson bought up the company in 1998, the Goldtone series pinnacle amp was the maxed-out GA-30RVS, attired in soft brown leatherette with gold hardware. These amps were originally around in the 50's and have a similar crunch and tone to Vox AC type amps, but a little darker.
Although it was the series’ flagship, the GA-30RVS offered just a trio of knobs - volume, tone and reverb, to perform most of the work. Deceptively simple, with each control covering a wide-range of territory.
The volume knob can be pulled out for a hearty gain boost
The tone control engages two potentiometers, allowing the bass setting to have a midrange boost that becomes scooped as the knob is turned toward treble.
The resulting range is enormous, and useful at every point.
Other features in the GA-30RVS include a bright switch, a hi input, a lo/link input that allows you to link in parallel to another amp, and a stereo effects loop that operates in series or parallel and whose spread can be enhanced with the stereo outputs.
The Accutronics reverb is sweet and strong. Factor in its stereo capabilities, and the RA-30RVS is a tone addicts dream!
All this is voiced by the dual Celestion Vintage 30 Speakers.
Original footswitch included.
These are iconic and rare amps. Stunning looking, fantastic sounding.
Crisp, chimey and articulate, yet can dig in with some crunch when needed!
It’s been stated that Joe Perry used these for years 1998 – 2006, and Eric Johnsons favorite clean sound.
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