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RE: New, old amp

I rebuilt a very similar vintage Gibson Skylark for a friend. 12AU7 front end into the interstage transformer driving a pair of EL84s.

The thing that plagues some Gibson amps of this era is their use of T-filters (part of me thinks that's the wrong name) for tone shaping. The theory I've heard is that with the era of the jangly, bright guitar, Gibson wanted to make amps that made their darker-sounding guitars sound sparkly. The result is that many of these mid-60s Gibsons can sound very odd, unless you delete or modify these filters.


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