Frank Gambale’s power, character and virtuosity are immediately recognizable. If you aren't yet aware of this, check him out live and witness his amazing sweep picking technique, which remains in a class of its own—despite widespread imitation.
We developed this 12” signature combo to suit Frank’s exacting needs. After spending a few hours working with him, we understood and appreciated his concept. He wants to make sure that the power amp is powerful enough to provide clean amplification at high volumes, without contributing to the distortion. Any distortion should come from a tube preamp that is applied to the drive channel only. This way he can control the amount of drive with his guitar’s volume pot or with a volume pedal.
The successful implementation of this concept has earned Frank’s stamp of approval, as well as his signature! Frank doesn't compromise... and this is why he is one of the world's most respected guitarists.
Preamp: solid state (clean) / tube (drive)
Power amp: solid state
Power: 80W @ 16ohms / 250W @ 4ohms
Input: impedance: 1 Mohm / maximum voltage: 10 Vpp
Controls: Clean: gain / low / mid / high / level; Drive: gain / low / mid / high / level
Reverb: spring (Accutronics)
Speaker: 12” DV Mark custom neodymium
Speaker power handling / impedance: 150W / 16 ohms
Size: 18.74" x 17.01" x 12.13" (476 x 432 x 308 mm)
Weight (kg/lbs): 13 kg / 28.66 lbs
DV Mark amps/combos are manufactured to be sold and used in the country of purchase, and they are factory preset to that country’s voltage.
Due to homologation issues, the voltage may not be changed.
Product specifications are subject to change without notice