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  1. ampmadscientist

    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    You could sell autographs.
     
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    I used to joke at the merch booth that our album was $10, or $7 if we signed it.
     
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    oh shit we've been made. :ohno:
     
  4. Ken Underwood

    Ken Underwood Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Love to know were you had your info from

    No Pete had 0001, they would not tell you he had 0006 when they tell everyone that 0001 is in the factory museum.

    Thats gospel.
     
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  5. ampmadscientist

    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    "Co-developers of the first prototypes were Ken Bran, a Pan Am radio mechanic, who constructed the component tag boards and Ken Underwood, an EMI apprentice, who mounted the hardware onto the chassis. Prototype #6 which became the first production model was launched in September 1963." - dudleycraven.com

    "The final test was made in September 1963 on a Sunday night at the Ealing club with the resident band. ...
    The amp that received its final test at the Ealing club that Sunday night went into Jim`s shop the very next morning and was snapped up within minutes by Pete Townsend for £110...
    - dudleycraven.com

    Well that's what I was wondering.
    They called the #6 prototype "number 1?"
    I guess that's how the confusion started. It makes me think that #6 prototype was the first amp sold.
    Apparently from what was written the #6 prototype was serial number 1.
    But maybe it should be re-written to clear up any confusion.

    And I'm really happy that you are here Ken, to explain it better...I would really like to know. Thanks


     
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    Wow! it is at total honour Mr Underwood for you to reply to my post...I have heard you are just a normal bloke, we are not worthy !! LOL

    Can I just ask about my JMP 100 Master Model 1976 please?

    They say it is a "Transition" model when the company was a bit skint in the 70's and used some spare parts they had in the backroom store. It has the metal switches, smaller logo and no plastic corner pieces, so cosmetically it looks like an older model. I THINK it is the same as Scotty and Robbo used on Jailbreak and Johnny the Fox. I bought it for 200 quid from a mate in 84 and gigged it for 20 years. It was knackered, Tolex hanging off, beer spilt down the back on many occasions, and just thrown in the back of the van and left in all weathers. It ran ridiculously hot and would crackle away like an old telly, I just would give the top a whack with the butt of my fist to make it behave, but it never ever let me down, I owe that amp a lot of money :) I had it restored a few years ago and it will never leave the house again.

    S/N 4038H

    It can never ever leave the house again... but it can be looked at and played
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    Any feedback or history re the particular model is really appreciated.

    Thanks Ken and KR's :)

    Steve
     
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    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    Famous? Long time ago, I once got my c*ck suxed by Christy Canyon on film.
     
  8. ampmadscientist

    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Apologies, I am not very bright :p:p:p
     
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    Had a single in the 80's that went cardboard
     
  11. Steve Smith

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    Honestly?

    There is something cool about 80's porn now. Maybe it is the big perms, maybe because it was so difficult to get in UK at that time. Maybe because we were young then

    Was she a nice person?

    She was hot, but I suppose just doing her job.

    Did you do the money shot and have you got the tape as a nice keepsake ?

    I look like a porn star now, Ron Jeremy.
     
  12. Steve Smith

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    Interestingly enough... when Antonio Banderas goes on holiday and just wants some peace time without media hassle he signs the hotel register as.... Tony Flag
    It is true !!
    Fight me ! :)
     
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    But.. Michael Bubble never toured the northern workingman's clubs as Mickey Bubbles. That is just Vic and Bob
     
  14. Ken Underwood

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    The Impression given was that there were 6 prototypes, in fact there was only one, which was amp 0001.

    Dudley made all the adjustments, component changes that is, on the tag boards until the sound was what was needed, why have six prototypes, just think about that one.

    Also dont forget all these details were written about, how it was then, long after the event, hence all the distortion on the detail, in fact long after Dudley had left.

    Barbara Craven still has all Dudley`s working notes and has promised to publish them at at some point, when i do not know.

     
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    Now that's gold! I'm might be using that line some day lol.
     
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    In honour of @Ken Underwood I bought a Fullers Londkn Pride today and also a Fullers porter as it was right beside.
    Cheers Ken.

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    Heloooooo Beer!

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  18. Ken Underwood

    Ken Underwood Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Hi Bud, yes the secret is out, my first pint back then, will not tell you how old i was lol.

    Glad to see it is sold in Canada and hope you enjoyed it as much as i still do.
     
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    I met Lou Gramm when he was in Black Sheep......................they were supposed to open for us but Black Sheep weren't any good.

    Lou Gramm was miles ahead of that band though.

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    I later told Neil Geraldo that Glen is a prick.............Neil laughed.

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    Bad Finger was always looking to get paid and she (accountant) always felt bad.

    I quit Michael Christian's touring band because they were shelved by UA and didn't tour.

    I had no say with my complaining about the junky bassist that Michael chose.

    Michael was a VERY pedestrian vocalist.

    His album had some cool people.........(Mark Lindsey of Paul Revere & The Raiders; Dee Murray bassist with Elton John and Red Rhodes a super pedal steel player)

    Michael told me I'd be sorry because he was going to be a star.:rolleyes:

    Michael went nowhere.

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    This was when Brian was in between The Bloodless Pharoahs and Stray Cats.

    I was auditioning his brother Gary (drummer).

    Gary and Brian did not get along.

    BTW, Gary wasn't asked to play with my band.

    Soon after, Brian called me about a '55 Gretsch Country Club I owned.

    Sorry Brian, the Gretsch was gone.

    I jammed with Del (saxophone) with Elvis; Tina Turner; Charlie Daniels; Otis Redding .......lots of studio work.

    BTW, Del is jaw dropping good.

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    When I was in a house cover band, I autographed a patron that I was George Harrison (and this poor soul thought I was George)..............forgive me, I was 19.

    I'm the "almost" guy.
     
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  20. Ken Underwood

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    Lot of name dropping there and why not.
     
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