Gretsch Amps

1962 Gretsch 6159 Bass Amp demo

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The past weeks I've been working on restoring the circuit of my 6159 Bass Amp. The amp had been sitting in storage for quite a while - now I finally had the time to work on it. And oh boy - is it worth it! This thing is a BEAST.

So last night, I wanted to run a quick test and plugged the Tele into the bass + guitar channels. I'd forgotten that the tele was in open D tuning from another 'thing'. And as I started playing, this just sorta happened to come out of the guitar and the amp. I figured I'd turn it into a little clip to document the kind of tones that can be had from these maniac machines. Valco FTW!

So I present to you the Gretsch 6159 Bass Amp, in all it's raw power! (warts'n all) And don't miss that raw daisy-chained going to the bone in the 2nd half of the vid!

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Cool! Valco amps have a nice raw sound to them. My Supro 1624 Dual Tone is also a dirt monster.

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Completely agree Ellen - a tone of their own. Too often overlooked IMO.

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l keep saying 1957-66 Valco amps were just a notch under Fender... tweaked, they can be awesome.


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