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Recognize these amps?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Harry, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Harry

    Harry Tele-Meister

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    They're on page 70 of Seldom Seen Old Pics of Famous Musicians on Bad Dog Cafe. Sunn's been suggested. Anyone got a clue?
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    Sunn's a good guess. I remember seeing these back in the day. Early Randall amps?

    Sorry no clue

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    Sunn Model T’s?
     
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    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Could be acoustic or earth too
     
  5. Harry

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    Probably. Most Bloomfield sites say he played a variety of combo amps in the studio and mostly Fenders live. A couple of sites say he played a "big Acoustic" around 1971. Maybe following Albert King's lead. What about the cabs?
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    IMO these aren't Acoustic heads. Those would have big, plain, brushed aluminum knobs that were centered re the top and bottom of the head cab.

    I have no clue what these are.
     
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  7. Harry

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    You're right about Acoustic heads. But here's where I found the reference to them:

    http://www.mikebloomfieldamericanmusic.com/guitars.html

    See 1970-74
     
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    Lots of interesting info in that page.

    The home page is interesting to me, as it shows Bloomfield playing at the Rivoli Theater in Indianapolis, IN in '73. I used to live in Indy and IIRC saw some kind of creepy movie at the Rivoli on Halloween in '73. It's still there and has been removed from the 'endangered landmarks' list, as it has an active organization dedicated to the theater's preservation.

    Bloomfield, Golden Earring, Mellencamp, Lynard Skynyrd, Kansas, and early proto-punk bands have played there.
     
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    Strange looking cabs as well. A lot of brands came and left quickly in the 60s.
     
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    Those aren't Sunn cabs. Or Acoustic Control.
     
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    I have no clue but they weren't prevalent. Probably some prototypes by a custom builder.
     
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    Guild ss??
     
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    Anybody got a pic of the GK that Santana used at Woodstock? Could they be those?

    They look like GK heads from the 80’s. But I have no idea what the really early GK stuff looked like.
     
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    My guess would be Guild amps. Bloomfield used them with Butterfield.
     
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    Could they be Standel Amps? I saw a few of those around the early 70's.
     
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    The head looks like a Silvertone from Sears
    I had one long, long ago
     
  17. Harry

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    Here's a still:

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    One is clearly visible at 5:43 at
     
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    Well, it’s not that.
     
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    They look pretty sunn-ish to me, but pictures aren't close enough for a positive ID. A couple of the heads have a seven-knob lineup.


    Here's a few photos of a Sunn amp collection, including one with Conrad Sundholm:

    sunn amp collection.jpg


    Sunn amps with Conrad.jpg


    Here's a link:

    https://www.eurotubes.com/store/pc/sunn amp page.htm
     
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