Gibson, Epiphone Introduce New Amp Lines

Gibson and Epiphone have released a series of new guitar amplifiers, which promise to offer "golden era" all-tube tone as well as modern solid-state value.
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Gibson and Epiphone have released a series of new guitar amplifiers, which promise to offer "golden era" all-tube tone as well as modern solid-state value. Designed by Gibson Labs, the technology division of Gibson Guitar, the new amps range from hand-crafted, 5-watt, all-tube practice/studio amps to a 100-watt powerhouse head with 4 x 12-inch cabinet.

Epiphone’s Valve Series, available in Junior, Special and Standard models, features Epi's first all-tube, Class A, single-ended amplifier, a DSP-loaded version and a DSP 15-watt amplifier. No other amp line offers so much boutique tone and value in a single package:

The E-Series includes the 30-watt Firefly 30 DSP, the 60-watt Triggerman 60 DSP, Triggerman 100H DSP, Trigger Cab and Regent 230 DSP Acoustic Amp.

The Gibson Guitar Amplification Line includes the GA-5, GA-20RVT, GA-40RVT, GA-50H, GA-412 and the Power Stealth

Five additional models of amplifiers are being produced as a joint partnership between Gibson Labs and Soldano Custom Amplification. The partnership's first offering, the "Gold Top," will be followed by four other amplifiers to be announced in mid-2005. The Gibson Gold Top is a distinguished take on Michael Soldano's flagship amplifier, the SLO100. Each amplifier will be hand-signed and numbered by Michael Soldano. Along with the signature, each amplifier will come with a hardcover photo album documenting its specific crafting from start to finish.

For full details on the new Gibson and Epiphone lines, visit www.gibson.com.