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Found a cool amp...

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by thecableguy, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

    One of my customers today had this in their basement:

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    I left him my number in case he ever wants to sell it. He's a fiddle player who can't play anymore due to a stroke he had. He used the Twin for amping his fiddles. Cool guy. Had a nice conversation while I was doing his install.

    Oh yeah, he plays the accordion now :) You can see it on the floor in the second pic.
     
  2. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    You never know where cool vintages show up........Of course...You might have to leave alone if the twin is holding down part of the basement..in case of tornadoes......lol
     
  3. andyfromdenver

    andyfromdenver Friend of Leo's

    Dec 21, 2011
    grandpa's
    Psst, hey Mister.

    I'll hook up all the channels for the amp :)

    Lol.
     
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  5. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
  6. SamClemons

    SamClemons Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 23, 2011
    Jasper, TN
    Fiddle through a twin...who would have thought. Bet it sounds good.
     
  7. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

    Haha, that's a great idea! ;-)
     
  8. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    Don't know why this pops into my head, but Steve Miller used to claim he ran his turntable through a Twin so when he listened to records, he could add in the reverb. I've always wanted to set that up myself...
     
  9. idjster

    idjster Friend of Leo's

    That's a great amp - and the idea of a fiddle through it is pretty cool.
     
  10. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Friend of Leo's

    Old dude can't play the fiddle cause of a stroke but didn't quit making music - :cool:
     
  11. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 5, 2008
    Tulsa
    Righteous.

    I wish I could find a fiddle player that had that kind of heart. Hell, and a bass player, and drummer and guitar player...
     
  12. Bill Moore

    Bill Moore Tele-Meister

    Good story! Here in my neck of the woods, everybody thought you didn't have an amp unless it was a Twin.
    I was playing drums back in the 60's with this country band, and remember 4 Twins in the back line, guitar, fiddle, steel, and a booster for the Rhoads.
     
  13. JKjr

    JKjr Tele-Holic

    766
    Aug 24, 2007
    raleigh nc
    And I'm betting the volume knob was no higher than "3" on any of them.
     
  14. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 5, 2008
    Tulsa
    Back in the glory days of the 1990's we didn't shy away from diming our stacks or Twins . From some of the war stories I've heard guys from the 60's and 70 detail, they did much the same cause if you were the opening band you wanted to blast the headliner off the stage, literally, and if you were the headliner you wanted to make sure you were twice as loud as the openers. Plus, part of the thing was having a bad ass back line. 4 Twins or 4 Bassmans and a couple of Ampeg V-4's is an awfully pretty site. You also have to remember, the sound really projects, so the audience takes the brunt of it, and bodies absorb a lot of sound vibration, as does gin soaked wood. And so the battles raged.
     
  15. muscmp

    muscmp Tele-Meister

    381
    Jul 1, 2008
    california
    ha! i used to dangle a mic over my parent's hi fi and run it thru my super reverb. sounded great!

    play music!
     
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