Post by Pickers Ditch on Jul 21, 2020 19:31:18 GMT
Picture 2 - the little one in front of Sir Paul is an Elpico AC-55, the one in front of John and George is a Truvoice Stadium.
Picture 3 - on the left is the Suprem Piccolo amp, the large one on the table is a Telefunken (I can't remember what the smaller one was, it was 'borrowed' from the music block) and the small one, far right, hidden by the girls leg was a tiny Dynacord - if my memory serves me well.
NB The boyos in the second pic were using cheapo guitars and the ones in the third pic were using ladida Framus guitars (Framii?).
Tried to find other photos of this concert, with better views of Fenders in tweed suits, know they're out there, posted one here before.
Elvis doing one of many tours promoting his new ~steady~ gig with "The Louisiana Hayride" radio show througout N. E. Texas.
In this particular photograph, playing at the De Kalb, TX high school auditorium. Circa 1955, IIRC. Without the internet to help locating same could be a challenge! 2010 US census counted 1,699 citizens there.
In 1955, probably only a highway intersection with 4-5 businesses. Believe it or not, maybe even horse drawn farmer's wagons parked outside.
In 1985, Ricky Nelson one of two sons in the 1953 "Ozzie and Harriet" TV show died there in a plane crash. The late Dan Blocker of the 1959 TV series "Bonanza" was born there in 1928.
BUT DON'T LET ME RUIN YOUR DAY WITH THIS BAD-VIBE INFO, ALEX...I don't think Elvis ever played a Marshall stack in his entire life, yet still went on to an amazing career in music.
Also returning to amps........I have decided to retire my Watkins Scout (single 10” Dominator) and use my 18watt Ampmaker kit amp. If you have ever wanted to make an amp he has several kits you could build. Most are designed around classic British amps, though he does do a Champ style 6v6 (with a diode rectifier) . He has just started up again after a long holiday ( he was hoping Brexit would all be sorted by now, so he would know the price of imported bits) so not quite his full set of amps for sale yet. Pete I’ve known Barry (owner and sole employee) for about 10 years, very genuine nice guy.
always wondered if early Sun Studio released Elvis 45's from that period were analog echo [chess records mid-1940's large room with flat bare walls style] or wire recorder trickery as employed in the early 1950's Les Paul experimentation. see in your link it was flat tape style instead.
look at prices for the olde school echoplex machines, but be seated first.
wonder why no shielding between magnetic tape and speaker voice coil or amp circuit transformers. when he's playing a hollow body antenna with single coil P90 PUPs why worry about small time interference?
as an aside, Steve Miller recalls hearing some of Les' wire machine loop scheme as a kid when Paul and wife Mary Ford used to come to his father's house occasionally to perform.
didn't seem to have any long term influence on him: