50 Years Ago,

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  1. FrankenSpain

    FrankenSpain New Member

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    Hope this is the right place for this thread...
    Hi, as I said in the introductions page, back in the 70's, up or down a year, I worked at Nolan Amps, Holloway Road, London. Paddy Nolan sent me a few times to Marshalls for bits'n'pieces, on one visit one of the workers there gave me a book, and said I could have it as he didn't need it any more, and added he was leaving for the USA shortly. It was Jack Darr's "Electric Guitar Hand BooK" 1966 edition, ex Library?? The person who gave me the book was Dennis Searle, he also said that the mods inside were done by them at Marshalls, gave me some explanations, but can't remember more. I've added a closeup of the writing in the book, I wonder If any of the oldies, if still there, can recognise who wrote it, also if they remember Dennis, and this book. My nickname in those days was Spider, hence the add in the books front.
    Not sure how the upload works, hope I've done it right. 01.jpg 02.jpg 03 closeup.jpg 03.jpg 04.jpg 05.jpg
     
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    pleximaster Well-Known Member

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    Soo coooooool! Thanks for sharing!

    plexi
     
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  3. FrankenSpain

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    The mods and writing in the book are supposedly done by Marshall staff of the time, pre 1970.
     
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    StratoMarshall Well-Known Member

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    An amazingly cool piece of history!
     
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    SG~GUY Well-Known Member

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    -love $hit like this!!!

    -psssssst!! Copy the entire book!!
     
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  6. FrankenSpain

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    Ok, will do, whats the best format GIF?, and how to compress into PDF?, I tried once and couldn't get it below 35Mb, too big, to post here?. I can put it in Google Drive. Well I'll sort it out shortly.
     
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    SG~GUY Well-Known Member

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    -I might be the worst person to ask that on this entire forum, I'm happy if I can get my puta to turn on with out some major catastrophe happening
     
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    RIGHT?? Feel ya there.

    LOL..I finally had enough and picked up a new Dell recently.
    My old one (and NOT very old mind you..like 3 years old) would run fine IF it was left on, but restart required a ritual of sorts to get to the desk top screen.
     
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    Yes please copy the whole book! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Incredible piece of history here. I've not seen anyone attempt mods on the blackface bass AA864 channel like this. Pretty cool. Seen a lot of mods for the AB165 bass channel from guys but not the aa864. You can definitely see the Marshall influence.
     
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    Simply awesome.
    Drew me out of lurk mode.
    Thanks for a glimpse, would love to see more!
    Best wishes,
    Michael
    Tracker
     
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  12. FrankenSpain

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    Working on it, see if I can get it done for the weekend..
     
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    Fantastic!

    More please!

    Scan the entire book please!

    And...

    Fantastic!
     
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    The book only has those hand writen mods that I've put here, I'll scan B/W and 300dpi hope that'll be ok.See what wweight that has.
     
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    -that's very cool of ya to do, tnanx man..
     
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    -came out great!!! I got it saved on my phone, gonna print it out, I've read it three times and keep finding new things and a different perspective on things, its funny how we think we know the way to do things, trapped into one avenue, then you find the subtleties of something like this! Thanx again FtankenSpain.
     
  18. FrankenSpain

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    All pages B/W except hand writen left them in colour gif format, I'm no PC guru , enjoy.
     
  19. liontato

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    Thank you! That is really awesome. Saved in my favorites!
     

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