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    Messing around on youtube I bumbed into an italian brand which seems to be very "boutique-esque". Anyone on this forum knows it?

    GLB Sound – Amplification Lutherie

    BTW, I'm a french guy, I live in Spain, and I have absolutely no relation with GLB.

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    My main amp is a GIG50FS in Sapele wood, it is a really clean amp and I assure you that the speaker type of wood changes the sound dramatically, with my guitar I also like very much the Pear wood. The guy who makes these amplifiers is very helpful and prepared.

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    Congrats, Dave93.

    Any chance we can hear (and see) a sample of yours?

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    Not the best quality recordings, with a Polara reverb.

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    Nice sound, and nice playing. Cheers!

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    Thank you! If I find something with better quality I could share it here.
    If you have any other question don’t esitate to ask!

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    There is a good cross section of their sounds at GLB Sound
    - YouTube


    and, archtop specific, at: Artists play GIG50 - YouTube
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    The truth is that I feel a strange sensation with these amps, especially in this video:



    I'm not sure if I like it or not. (Apart from the guy's playing, which is excellent).

    It seems somewhat hollow, I don't find a better word to describe it...grainy, too... VERY distinct, in any case, with a lot of personnality.
    Maybe organic is another word for describe it.
    Last edited by Pierrot; 08-24-2019 at 01:38 PM.

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    I have a GIG50R in elm wood.

    It is a great amp for archtops and semis with a lot of headroom.

    I live in Spain, Barcelona, in case you want to try it one day

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    Sounds amazing! and great looks, also!!!

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    I wonder where the light distortion in the sound comes from, is it the amp or the recording youtube etc? Excellent playing!

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    Nice playing, nice sound! Nice weight, nice looks.

    But I did not find any hints about the pricing. Are the prices nice too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlescountry View Post
    I have a GIG50R in elm wood.

    It is a great amp for archtops and semis with a lot of headroom.

    I live in Spain, Barcelona, in case you want to try it one day
    Thanks a lot, Carles. Moltes gracies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie View Post
    Nice playing, nice sound! Nice weight, nice looks.

    But I did not find any hints about the pricing. Are the prices nice too?
    The video starts with tapping off the tonewoods used to craft the amplifier. That should give a hint about the prices..

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    Steve Herberman seems to really like his.
    My CD "Bare Handed" is available as a download at Bandcamp.com
    http://jimsoloway.bandcamp.com/album/bare-handed

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    If you gave me free amps, I'd really like them, too.

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    How much $$$ ?

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    1900 euros for the non reverb version. Not too bad for a boutique 50 watt tube amp. That last video was great sounding..

    GLB Sound Gig50FS Tube Amp - The Fellowship of Acoustics

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    If you gave me free amps, I'd really like them, too.
    I know Steve. That's REALLY not him. If he tells you he loves something, believe it.
    My CD "Bare Handed" is available as a download at Bandcamp.com
    http://jimsoloway.bandcamp.com/album/bare-handed

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    But it could be me.

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    I have checked out 3 versions of these amps at a boutique store here in Mannheim and I have to say that all 3 had an excellent sound - slightly different depending on the wood used for the cab but non-the-less the sound was balanced, warm and clearly carried the distinct tone of my guitar. No hiss, no hum, superb workmanship all around but still, with that hefty price-tag it's difficult .... My trusty Evans RE200 or the newly acquired BUD both cost me about a 3rd (ok, used but still !!!!) of a new GLB and the tone I get out of these amps is absolutely fine and useable, especially when I'm playing with other musicians. If €€/$$ were no issue then I'd have one sitting here in my studio in no time. Make that two.

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    Must have been Frank's Guitar Boutique... Which one did you prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevus View Post
    Must have been Frank's Guitar Boutique... Which one did you prefer?
    If I remember correctly it was the mahogany version - as I metioned, the differences were minimal and very difficult to put into words.
    BUT the difference was VERY noticeable when I plugged the amp into a normal open-back cab : the solid wood construction of the cabs is definitely
    a key factor for the quality of tone ...

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    A friend of mine has a pear wood one. That is also what Gianluca recommended for my guitar. Though I agree with you that the differences must be subtle. The combo version has an open back, so that will sound less compressed.