I just created two videos illustrating the depth of despair the amp was in and the effort required to bring it back to life and keep it’s mojo. Big thanks to Bobby Getchel at Getchel Amplification who recapped and wired the amp. It also needed a new output transformer. Check out the videos below and see how this 1951 Gibson GA-20 Rehabilitation came back to life!
I got to have a real cool vintage guitar experience the other day. One had a real vibe about it. Listen in and hear about it!
What really makes a guitar, amp or pedal a classic or a vintage piece? What the heck is golden era? What is the criteria? Or is it just plain old? I hope to help answer some of those questions here. Right, wrong or indifferent here goes!
This time around I talk a bit more about the Steve Vai interview in the latest Vintage Guitar magazine – modded & hot-rod guitars – Ibanez Jem guitars & Old guitars. Listen up!
- Story about the guy I grew up playing guitar with and how he got really good over one summer.
- Old cheap guitars that just talk to you and make you buy & love them
- Identify slot head guitars date – pre 1926 or post 1926
So the story continues about the shredder guitar. I was asked about active vs passive pickups so I ramble a bit about that topic. Also we have a neat story about an old Gibson GA-40 amp.