The life of a class traitor and peripatetic scouser.
Funny, I was just looking at Vinomaker's Marshall practice amp yesterday morning and thinking, amongst other things, how cute it is. He's probably jamming with Johnny Ramone as I type :)
Godspeed on vibrating strings and pulsating vacuum tubes...
NOOOO !To be honest I'm a Roland man nowadays.It's the compactness of their gear.The Marshall AS 50 is a great acoustic amp but a little too big by today's standards. My amp packs similar volume but goes in a small bag and runs off 6 AA batteries.
Kev, I had a a Roland chorus back in the day, a very distinctive sound.
I have to say was not acquainted with him, but now I am...is he responsible for head banger music or the whole slew, I like it all. The Father of Loud, love that. From now on I will call myself mother of loud.
ALW, a good name for you! He was pretty much responsible for making rock happen on a live basis...the poor old Beatles couldn't be heard.
Thud - A lot of it is to do with valve technology. A good Marshall with valves in it can't be beat. The Beatles were into VOX (Rickenbackers, Gretsch - shit like that) And no-one was listening to them anyway - pure hysteria.Give me a 50s Fender Strat or a Gibson LPaul/SG through a Marshall stack anyday.
Ek.... I loved my LP customs but my Gretsch 6120 took some beating.
Whatever happened to Vox...
Scrobs...the ac30 was a great bit of kit but tended to self destruct when driven at high volume.
6120 - Brian Setzer ?I played a Deusenberg recently. I'm not an electric player but ... lurvly.
EK... Brian Setzer a fav of mine but Eddie Cochran was my original inspiration hence the 6120. Your skills put mine to shame but I made up for lack of talent with enthusiasm and volume...well thats my excuse.by coincidence I have been considering releasing some old stuff of mine on itunes later this year, unreleased stuff I recorded for warner bros plus john peel sessions etc, a mid life crisis my be beckoning.
Oh DO put it out! Amazon or iTunes, sell some swag, or swagger!I'm jealous - totally bozo-inept musically and have trouble even playing the radio.
Didn't know you were that good, Thud. Love to hear it.
Kev,on a good day we where average but getting paid to be a muso and getting to play with good friends made for a good time
Ah, bless 'em. There are worse ways to have lost one's hearing.
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