Help identify this Eddie Cochran Amp (1959)

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  1. artdecade

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    All the guys would be watching his hands playing the chords and lead licks.
     
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    It does NOT get much better than this one:

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    Dig that Gibson dogear P-90 in the neck position. And ...that is the position he is playing on when the picture was taken.
     
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    You can also see that he has the clear plastic pickguard right over the top of the pickup. He didn't even bother to cut it back a bit to have it fit better. :D
     
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    One one first to "mod" his guitar, well I guess not Les Paul modded a LOT of guitars! And I've read a lot of stories about Chet Atkins doing all kinds of mods too.
    Still a very cool picture makes me wonder what Eddie would have achieved had he lived longer.
     
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    Intriguing though that, if he had not died in 1960 but kept playing would there have been room for The Beatles and the rest of the Mersey sound.
     
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    Jigger Bridges (Waylon bassist producer) owns Buddy's tweed Tremolux. I've played it. It's sweet.
     
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    Well, 'Summertime Blues' has been in my head since I was a very young boy, but I am going to doubt that had he lived Cochran would have prevented that English invasion. Those English groups had a fascination with some American music, and that developed into something that would have hit it big no matter what else had happened.
    The Beatle's and The Stones brought Buddy Holly's music back to American ears, thankfully. The Stones, The Yardbirds and the Animals brought some version of blues back across the Atlantic to an audience that had not experience that music because of the race issue and separation thereof.
    The English were coming, the English were coming...no matter what. ;)
     
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    The Beatles killed Surf... What could have been? ;)
     
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    Looks like my older brother's 50's bassman. We played that amp until it disintegrated. 'Twas a sad day.
     
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    Great thread. Check out not only the amp in the first picture, but the RCA ribbon mic on the tall boom. I think it's a 44DX. Sigh.

    Also, in the picture with Eddie and the three girls, you can see he has a different arm on his Bigsby than the one in the picture of him with the horn players.
     
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    56 years later and we're dissecting his gear!
     
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    He's only getting warmed up...

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    The RCA 44DX still one of the best microphones ever made. Not much you can't put one of those on.

    And the beauty of it all. One slightly modified guitar, a cord and a killer amp.
     
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