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Gretsch 6163 Executive 20W Tube Guitar Amp

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Voiced to perfectly match Gretsch electric guitars, it features all-tube design, hand point-to-point wiring, spring reverb, tremolo, and retro styling that perfectly suits its vintage character. Finge... Click To Read More About This Product

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Voiced to perfectly match Gretsch electric guitars, it features all-tube design, hand point-to-point wiring, spring reverb, tremolo, and retro styling that perfectly suits its vintage character. Finger-jointed pine cab is covered it 2-tone vinyl and has wheat-color grille cloth. Handmade in the USA. Includes 2-button footswitch.


All-tube design
20W output
15" Eminence Legend speaker
Single channel
2 inputs
Hand-wired chassis
Chrome control panel
Spring reverb
Volume, treble, mid, bass, reverb level, and tremolo speed controls
2-tone vinyl covering
Finger-jointed pine cabinet
2-button footswitch included
50 lbs.
26"W x 24"H x 11"D
Tubes: 1-5AR4, 2-6V6, 3-12AX7, 2-12AT7

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)



By Mac

from Tennessee

Stunning. The musicality of this amplifier is remarkable. It would seem more appropriate to speak of the "sound" that eminates from the amp, than the mere "tone." There is fullness of body in that sound, texture and warmth of character delivered through a wide-open voice. But that warmth is not a heaviness or darkness. It's difficult to describe the experience of hearing an Executive with words. It seems to not merely amplify the guitar's sound, but the instrument itself. (It seems to make the guitar sound much more expensive!) The sound seems to fill a room, as opposed to blaring. A clean tone is immaculate, and a dirty tone has grit. This amp is not designed for use with metal or shred. This is a fine musical instrument in and of itself. No toy.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Extraordinary Amp!

By Dan Jones

from Lehigh Valley, PA

I bought my Gretsch Executive amp over a year ago. To summarize, it is simply the best sounding amp I have aver owned. I have played guitar for over 58 years and have owned and played a LOT of amps during that time. The majority have been Fender tube amps. I have to say that the Executive is not for everyone. It is a CLEAN amp; it is not a good application for hard rock, heavy metal, etc. It is single channel and has no effects loop. It does have PLENTY of power for gigs and stage work �ۡ���� if your next job is in a stadium, however, it may come up short. It is suited for a wide range of music styles (classic/standard rock, surf, rockabilly, country, pop/standards) and of course solo work. For me, the Executive�ۡ���s sound is like no other amp I�ۡ���ve played. You have to actually hear it �ۡ��̏in person�ۡ�ݕ�_ to appreciate its sound and understand its capabilities. It is CLEAN and CLEAR �ۡ���� crystal clear. With some amps, it always seems that some of the notes sort of get buried or somewhat muffled�ۡ��_ Not so with the Executive �ۡ���� play a 6-note chord, and you hear all 6 notes very well, even when set at �ۡ��̏living room�ۡ�ݕ�_ volume. And yet it sounds VERY warm and genuine. Perhaps the best way I can describe it is that it sounds more like a SOUND SYSTEM than a 50-pound box with a speaker in it sitting over in the corner. Someone commented that other amps, in comparison, sound like they are wrapped in padding (or something like that) �ۡ���� I agree The range of tones is excellent and well balanced, for the whole spectrum. It has stronger bass than other amps I�ۡ���ve known, and the bass is well balanced with the mids and trebles. The controls are well laid out, and very functional. Each has an excellent wide range of pleasing settings, giving the amp a LOT of sweet spots. The BRIGHT input jack is more intense than the NORMAL jack and is probably intended for solo work on gigs. It is not needed for home use �ۡ���� NORMAL is great for that. In comparison �ۡ���� I have always favored the BRIGHT jacks or switch settings on other amps; NORMAL usually sounded a little dull. The reverb is as good as I�ۡ���ve heard anywhere, and does not have to be cranked to high settings to provide a nice sense of depth. The tremolo is also excellent.

(0 of 41 customers found this review helpful)


Very bad soun quality


from Los Angeles ,California


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