Tweet on Twitter Photos by John Peden. That figure might be a slight exaggeration, but Metheny was dedicated he says obsessed enough to impress Dr. The professor offered the year-old a teaching position. And his group — Metheny, keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan, and drummer Danny Gotlieb — were as close to rock stars as any jazz combo of the past four decades. Metheny, born in August of , represented a truly new, unmistakable, individual voice in jazz guitar — on electric and acoustic, as well as being somewhat of a pioneer of the guitar synth. Then there was The Orchestrion Project.
Last month, the alligator-attired Professional amp was allowed space, due to its close association with the MOTS Hawaiian guitars. This month, the MOTS requirement has been totally thrown out the window to make way for more amps from this important and often ignored company. Unfortunately, attempts to track the amp down have been futile. A similar but earlier version is pictured in the Feb.
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History[ edit ] Beginning in the late s, Magna Electronics produced amplifiers, Hawaiian and steel guitars. In the s and s, they produced vibrato -equipped amplifiers which were used by musicians including Buddy Holly  and Lonnie Mack. The ‘real’ vibrato effect called F. Vibrato   was distinct in sound and design from the more common tremolo circuits found on Fender amplifiers.
Dickerson in southern California. They made steel guitars and amplifiers designed for that instrument. Fator owned it for a few years, and then sold it to Art Duhamell around During the years Fator ran the business, there was little engineering or innovation, he basically continued the product lines Dickerson had established and continued to build amps and guitars for other manufacturers as well.
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Of course, the ultimate version of that would be the string guitar.
Life and career[ edit ] Early years — [ edit ] Neil Young  was born on November 12, , in Toronto , Ontario. Shortly after Young’s birth in , his family moved to rural Omemee, Ontario , which Young later described fondly as a “sleepy little place”. In , upon returning to Canada, Young moved from Omemee to Winnipeg for a year, before relocating to Toronto and Pickering.
Young became interested in popular music he heard on the radio. His mother asked for a divorce, which was granted in Very thin, very tall, with a greased-back D. He had a transistor radio, white bucks, a nice sweater, black pants. He idolized Elvis Presley and later referred to him in a number of his songs. It was there that he formed his first band, the Jades, and met Ken Koblun.
While attending Kelvin High School in Winnipeg, he played in several instrumental rock bands, eventually dropping out of school in favour of a musical career. The band played in Fort William now part of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario , where they recorded a series of demos produced by a local producer, Ray Dee, who Young called “the original Briggs”. Mitchell wrote “The Circle Game” in response. The band managed to secure a record deal with the Motown label, but as their first album was being recorded, James was arrested for being AWOL from the Navy Reserve.
About the size of a Fender Twin, it has the classic tweed look of late s Gibson amplifiers. The only effect that the amp features is tremolo, but this is to be expected since the design predates the age of combo amps with on-board reverb The Gibson catalog claims true vibrato pitch modulation for this amp, but after listening to the true vibrato Magnatone amps, the Gibson sounds like it has tremolo volume modulation very similar to that used on brown Tolex Fenders i.
They play an important role in the unique sound of this amp which we’ll get to in a moment. First, let’s go over the tube compliment.
Young also played as a studio session guitarist for some recordings by The Monkees which appeared on the Head and Instant Replay albums.
Dating Magnatone Amps The key is making certain that the first line is deadpan and the second is delivered with a smile. Im not sure what the old Varsity sounds like, but Magnatone is back in biz.. Dating the manufacture of these instruments and amps is virtually. Magnatone was a brand of electric guitars and amplifiers produced between and the.
Check date values in date help Teagle, John. Nels has turned me on to a vintage Magnatone amp. The vibratotremolo on that amp is really great. I dont get as much low-end from that amp because its not. The true pitch-shifting vibrato makes Magnatone amps unique, and this fairly complex piece of circuitry gives the Stereo Twilighter a Keep up-to-date on the latest news Get our Free Newsletter Here! This is a Magnatone model professional amplifier. These amps were only made for a short period of time in the late s about to I need another amp like I need a hole in me head, but gee wiz this is a.
1963-1966 Magnatone Custom Series Dating
For an overview, see Magnatone Custom Series , or for a history of the Magnatone amps from , see The history of the Magnatone brand. Serial Numbers Serial Numbers are located on the back panel and are listed with the Model. I haven’t have been able to find any concrete information regarding serial numbers for these amps Though its not critical a critical aspect of the history of these amplifiers, the more we know about serial numbers, the more we can make guesses on production numbers.
Early Custom Nuances Early Custom’s were build without the interlock switches, although the interlock was on the schematic inside the amp. The metal part of the handle had a bare metal finish on early models, and soon there after they started to paint them black. Also, the badge plates were different on the very early Customs, eventually they were produced with the large “M” below right.
Young on stage in Barcelona In Young again collaborated with Crazy Horse for Sleeps with Angels , a record whose dark, sombre mood was influenced by Kurt Cobain ‘s death earlier that year:
Deeply affected by the drug-induced deaths of Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry , Young recorded an album specifically inspired by the incidents, Tonight’s the Night June 20,
This cover differs from the Standard version by its lack of flanges on the outside edges, and was screwed into each side of the pickup instead of the face of the body.