Inspired by one of the world’s foremost jazz guitarists, George Benson, the all-tube GB Twin Reverb amp produces rich, punchy tone with smooth attack and singing sustain. Dignified looks and refined sound combine with lighter weight in this dream stage amp. Benson demands punch, power and tonality from his equipment, and th... Click To Read More About This Product
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Inspired by one of the world’s foremost jazz guitarists, George Benson, the all-tube GB Twin Reverb amp produces rich, punchy tone with smooth attack and singing sustain. Dignified looks and refined sound combine with lighter weight in this dream stage amp. Benson demands punch, power and tonality from his equipment, and this dual-channel combo delivers all three with soul to spare.
The GB Twin Reverb is an updated version of the venerable classic amplifier that has been tweaked to satisfy Benson’s discerning ears. The first tube on the Normal channel has been swapped for a 12AY7 tube, providing an alternate low-gain voice that’s ideal for smooth clean tone with complex midrange. Pristine definition is the name of the game with this amp—a pair of neodymium 12” 8-ohm Jensen® Tornado 12 speakers reproduces
his dynamic attack, with shimmering highs and plenty of bite when overdriven. These speakers’ reduced weight, plus the addition of a resonant solid pine cabinet, means that working guitarists can enjoy a total weight reduction of 13 pounds.
A quartet of powerful 6L6 power tubes power this amp, providing 85 watts of power with plenty of headroom for clean jazz tones. As refined as the music that inspired it, the GB Twin Reverb’s elegant smoky gray vinyl covering, silver sparkle grille cloth and front panel GB badge combine to create a dignified amplifier that
looks equally at home in the living room or under stage lights. Sharp style and warm, round tone mixed with a surplus of sonic power and easy portability—the GB Twin Reverb is a player’s delight. Includes a protective cover.
Power: 85W (tube)
Tubes: three 12AX7, one 12AY7, two 12AT7 (preamp); four 6L6 (power amp)
Two channels: Normal, vibrato
Speakers: 2x12 Jensen Tornado
Impedance: 4 ohms
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Comments about Fender GB George Benson Twin Reverb 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:
This amp has many hidden features that guitarists should consider: 1) Solid pine cabinet reduces the weight and gives it a warm solid sound. 2) Even though this amp has a 12AY7 tube chosen for George Benson, it can be easily changed to the standard 12AX7. 3) The lighter 12" speakers sound great and work well with the bright switch, something not usually found on this style amp. 4) Although the wattage is 85 watts, two output tubes can be removed to reduce wattage if desired 4a) instant spares 4b) reduced wattage and earlier breakup sound if desired, 5) the reverb and tremolo are classic sounds, and both channels take pedals well. 6) The amp covering and grille cloth look great and are unique. 7) The amp cover provided is thicker and better than standard Fender amp covers. The only design change I would have asked for is reverb in both channels like the '68 Custom Twin Reverb. This amp is one of those that will be sought after when everyone realizes the features and versatility it offers. This amp gives my guitars their true sound and with my playing, choice of pedals and setup, I am developing my unique sound.
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