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NEW Gibson Dual Falcon 20 2x10" Combo (215)

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Article number: DF-000215

Vintage Tone, Reimagined
Gibson is proud to introduce the new Dual Falcon 20 2x10 Combo amplifier. It pays homage to Gibson’s legendary past as one of the world’s first manufacturers of electric guitar amplifiers. The Dual Falcon resurrects the Gibson amp icon and delivers vintage tone, reimagined in an upgraded 2 Channel rendering with valuable new features and all the original magic intact, and then some. Perfect tonal enhancements update the sound and feel, with a wider, more usable range on the sparse controls, while lush traditional spring Reverb adds dimension and broadens stylistic horizons. The original smooth-sounding Tremolo adds further vibe while selectable output power options expand the versatility with options of Full, Half, or Low power modes per channel. In addition, a buffered series Effects Loop opens up more processing options to complete the outfitting for performance applications. These updates allow the new Dual Falcon to soar even higher above the most prized vintage Gibson examples.

While inspired by the Gibson Falcon amps from the 1960s, this all-new design from renowned amp pioneer Randall Smith and the MESA/Boogie Design Team is handcrafted in Petaluma, California, and sets a new bar in low-power tone. The Dual Falcon 20 2x10 Combo stands apart from its predecessors due to the constructional upgrades and tonal improvements unearthed over Randall’s five decades of tube amp design experience and performance-pushing ideology that deliver nothing less than astonishing results. Players of all generations and musical genres will appreciate the Dual Falcon’s beyond-vintage tone, enhanced dynamics, and well-behaved low end while enjoying the added flexibility in stylistic control and the width that reverb adds to the soundscape. The three selectable power options allow fine-tuning of the clip threshold and volume level of each channel independently while the pair of 10” Jensen® Blackbird 40 Alnico speakers reproduce every ounce of this mojo perfectly, creating the ultimate vintage-voiced 2x10” Combo.

The Dual Falcon features two-channel flexibility with a focus on great tone and ease of use. The ultra-simple, pure signal path design of each channel has controls consisting of Volume, Tone, and footswitchable Reverb, plus footswitchable Tremolo with global Speed and Depth controls, which add dimensionality and motion and immensely increase the amp’s enjoyment and usefulness over a wide range of musical styles. Players in the know have long understood that one of the secrets to great overdriven tone is power amp overdrive, and lower-powered amps are key to turning up and achieving that cranked power amp sound without overwhelming volume levels. For those who demand touch sensitivity and dynamic nuance at the low to medium end of the gain spectrum and crave the classic “controlled implosion” at its farthest reaches, the cathodyne driver feeding a pair of 6L6 power tubes (or optional, smaller 6V6s with no mods) performs above and beyond expectations.

Sonically and physically, the Dual Falcon 20 2x10 Combo roams confidently between nest and venue, providing instant access to warm cleans and purring overdrive across the two footswitchable channels with simple pairs of Volume and Tone controls, all at perfect power levels everyone can appreciate and enjoy. Players can select between Full, Half, or Low (15, 6, or 2-Watts) power modes of patented Multi-Watt™, 6L6, Pure Class A Power, or 12, 5, or 1-Watt(s) with optional 6V6 Power Tubes, providing three levels of expressive, vintage Gibson tone and feel. This power flexibility enables even more ways to transition in and out of clip seamlessly and musically, making the Dual Falcon an ideal amp for club gigs, home practice, and recording purposes. With its modern refinements, high-end performance, and boutique construction, this bona fide bird can’t wait to elevate Gibson amplifiers to the stature they’ve always deserved, right alongside Gibson’s finest stringed instruments.

Quick Overview
Wattage: Selectable Full, Half or Low Multi-Watt™ Power Modes, producing approximately 15, 6, or 2-Watts of output power with standard 6L6 power tubes (Approx. 12, 5, or 1-Watt(s) with optional 6V6 Power Tubes)
Channels & Modes: 2 Channel / 2 Modes Per Channel (Normal or Low)
Channels/Inputs: Normal & Low Inputs - NORMAL = Clean to Overdrive, LOW = Cleaner
Mode Voicings styles: Normal & Low Inputs NORMAL = Clean to Overdrive LOW = Cleaner
Graphic Eq Reverb Fx Solo: Reverb, Tremolo, Buffered Series Effects Loop
Foot switchable Functions: Channel 1/2, Reverb On/Off, Tremolo On/Off (3-Button Vintage Style Footswitch Included)
Speakers Impedance: 2 - 16 Ohm 10" Jensen Blackbird ALNICO 40 / Total Load = 8 Ohms
Weight: 39.45 lbs. (17.89 kg.)
Dimensions: 19” (48.26 cm) H x 21 3/4” (55.24 cm) W x 8 7/8” (22.54 cm) D (Height measurement includes rubber feet and the top of the handle in its flat position)

Amp Features
Amp Type: Tube
Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes
Preamp Tubes: 4x 12AX7
Power Amp Tubes: 2x 6L6 (or optional 2x 6V6)
Maintenance Free Fixed Bias: Cathode Biased, which is also Maintenance Free
Wattages Quick Reference: Full (approximately 15 watts) Half (approx. 6 watts) or Low Power (approx. 2 watts) with Stock 6L6 Power Tubes (Approx. 12 watts / 5 watts / 1 watt with optional 6V6 Power Tubes) - See Power Amp Details for more information
Built In Power Amp Attenuation: N/A
Power Amp Details Class Wattage: Patented Incremental Multi-Watt™ (Patent 9,917,560) Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class™ (Patent 7,173,488) power, provides three power and three wiring options via individual 3-Way Power Switches per Channel. Choose from the following power options: Full Power (15-Watts) - 2x6L6 (or 12-Watts w/6V6) Push-Pull, Class A, Pentode Half Power (6-Watts) - 2x6L6 (or 5-Watts w/6V6) Push-Pull, Class A, Triode Low Power (2-Watts) - 1x6L6 (or 1-Watt w/6V6) Single-Ended, Class A, Pentode
Channel Controls: Volume, Tone, & Reverb (Per Channel) plus global Tremolo Depth & Frequency (Speed) Controls
Reverb Effects Bypass Options: Footswitchable, All-Tube, Spring Reverb & Tremolo
Effects Loop Bypass Options: Buffered Series Effects Loop
Speaker Outputs: One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
Slave Output: Yes - Fixed-Attenuated "MONITOR" Output from the Speaker Output

Footswitch: Included - 3-Button Vintage Style (Channel 1/2, Reverb On/Off, Tremolo On/Off)
Slip Cover: Included - Fitted Slipcover

Cabinet Features
Cabinet Material: Marine Grade, Baltic Birch
Tolex: Cream Bronco Vinyl with Oxblood Grille
Speakers Impedance: 2 - 16 Ohm 10" Jensen Blackbird ALNICO 40 / Total Load = 8 Ohms
Casters: N/A
Extra Features: Vintage-Inspired Construction for Tone & Portability

Weights and Dimensions
Weight: 39.45 lbs. (17.89 kg.)
Height: 19" (48.26 cm) (Height measurement includes rubber feet and the top of the handle in its flat position)
Width: 21 3/4"" (55.24 cm)
Depth: 8 7/8” (22.54 cm)

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