Gibson | Falcon Combo Amplifiers

Hear How Legendary Amp Designer Randall Smith’s Reimagined Low-Wattage Vintage Gibson Combo Amp Sounds at CME!

Inspired by the iconic Gibson Falcon and Skylark amps from the 1950s and 1960s, the new Gibson Falcon combo amplifiers pay homage to Gibson’s legendary past as one of the world’s first manufacturers of electric guitar amplifiers—and they’re now available at Chicago Music Exchange!

Designed by renowned amp pioneer Randall Smith and the MESA/Boogie team, each Falcon combo amp is hand-built in Petaluma, California, and comes equipped with the constructional upgrades and tonal improvements unearthed over Randall’s five decades of tube-amp design, reimagining Gibson’s vintage amp designs and setting a new bar in tiny-amp tone!

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Soar to New Sonic Heights with a Gibson Falcon Combo!

Ideal for that demanding touch-sensitive, nuanced responsivity at the low end of the gain and power spectrum, with a harmonically rich blend of vintage power-amp overdrive when turned up, a lower-powered amp like either of the new Falcon combos is key to achieving that cranked power amp sound without overwhelming volume levels.

With a focus on great tone and ease of use, the Falcon 5 (1x10”) and Falcon 20 (1x12) feature a simple, pure signal path design, with controls consisting of Volume and Tone, but with added Reverb—an uncommon, yet, welcome feature on tube amps of this size and wattage. Plus, the Falcon 20 boasts an additional footswitchable Tremolo effect.

Gibson Falcon 5 1x10” Combo Amp

The Falcon 5 is brought to life by a 10” Jensen Blackbird Alnico speaker with a unique mid-enhanced voice chosen to complement the volume range and single-ended Class A power section.

Enhanced with a built-in Power Attenuator, the Falcon 5’s power section lets players choose between Full (approx. 7 watts) or Low (approx. 3 watts) power settings, providing even more ways to transition in and out of clip seamlessly and musically, making the Falcon 5 an ideal amp for intimate gigs, home practice, and recording purposes.

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Key Features:

  • All-Tube Amplifier: 1x 6V6 (optional 1x 6L6) Power Tube / 3x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
  • Wattage Select Switch – Choose from Full Power or Low Power
  • Channel Features: Normal & Low (Cleaner) Inputs, Volume, Tone, & Reverb Controls
  • All-Tube Spring Reverb
  • Monitor (Slave) DI Output – Fixed Attenuated from the Speaker Output
  • 10” Jensen Blackbird Alnico Speaker

Gibson Falcon 20 1x12” Combo Amp

Outfitted with a vintage-voiced 12” Jensen Blackbird Alnico speaker, the Gibson Falcon 20 combo allows even more power flexibility, letting players select between Full, Half, or Low (12-watt, 5-watt, or 1-watt) power modes of patented Multi-Watt, 6V6, Pure Class A Power—or 15-, 6-, or 2-Watts with optional 6L6 Power Tubes—providing three levels of expressive, vintage Gibson tone and feel.

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Key Features:

  • All-Tube Amplifier: 2x 6V6 Power Tube (optional 2x 6L6) / 4x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
  • Patented Multi-Watt Power, featuring Duo-Class wiring, providing power choices of FULL power, HALF power, or LOW power
  • Cathode Biased, Maintenance-Free
  • Channel Features: Normal & Low (Cleaner) Inputs, Volume, Tone, Reverb, Tremolo Depth & Frequency Controls
  • Footswitchable – All-Tube Spring Reverb & All-Tube Tremolo
  • Monitor (Slave) DI Output – Fixed Attenuated from the Speaker Output
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Soar to new sonic heights with the new Gibson Falcon 5 and Falcon 20 combo amplifiers available now at CME! Call CME, chat us online, or visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom to learn more!

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