From david_harri–(at)–oteserv.dodge.com Fri Feb 2 18:31:03 CST 1996
Article: 8956 of alt.guitar.amps
Subject: Re: Gibson GA-5 & GA-5T question …
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 1996 18:34:09 GMT
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The GA-5 Skylark is a single-ended 6V6GT amp. It uses
a 12AX7 for the premamp and driver stages and a 5Y3GT
rectifier. It has an 8″ Jensen speaker. It has a power
switch and a volue control. It is very similar to
the old tweed Champs.
The GA-5T is a push-pull 6AQ5 amp with a 10″ so-called
Gibson Ultrasonic speaker. A 6X4 is the rectifier. It
uses 2 6EU7 tubes: 2 halfs for the preamp, 1 half for
the tremelo oscillator, and 1 half for the phase splitter.
It has a tremolo frequency control, no depth control,
and a volume control that I believe serves as the power
switch as well (I don’t remember).
I really love the sound of both of these amps at full volume
with high-output pickups, especially the GA-5T. Gibson
really made some fine-sounding amps, and it seems that
more people are appreciating them these days.