Pinstripe Backline Spot

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  1. pulsonicsound

    pulsonicsound Active Member

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    I was watching a clip of Otis Redding’s live from Norway in ‘67 and couldn’t ignore the wall of pinstripes at the back of the stage.



    It makes you wonder where all the cabs/heads are now.
     

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    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

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    Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn...early Marshall Users, great vid, thanks!
     
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    It’s a great song to boot!

    People always think cream/Royal Albert hall when it comes to pinstripe Marshall’s, I’m guessing Marshall sponsored the tour.

    Interestingly enough one of the MGs also owned a mk1 soundcity Head, not what you’d expect .
     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Probably at your place!
     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    I've posted this before on here but check these bad boys out:

     
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    pulsonicsound Active Member

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    I dont have enough straight cabs Brian!


    I wonder what fuzz winwoods using in that clip?
     
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    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Could be this:

    http://mjs-music-world.blogspot.com/2015/01/

    "...In 1965 the band went into the shop mainly selling organs, and bought not only a SIX but also a Burns Buzzaround Fuzz box. the Fuzz was used of one of their first hits "Keep on running" together with the Orbit Six..."
     
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    No wonder Jimi loved Stevie Windwood :)
     
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    Thanks Brian.

    Crazily rare pedal!
     
  10. shakti

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    AFAKI the backline belonged to Norwegian band The Vanguards (featuring a young Terje Rypdal). It's anyone's guess where the stacks are now, but it's fair to say there were extremely few of them in Norway at the time, possibly just these. I didn't watch the whole clip, but none of those stacks had 100 logos as far as I could see? I know that one 1966 stack with T1221s was refinished in Norway sometime in the early 70s with checkerboard grille cloth and side handles added. Could very possibly be one of these stacks. A friend of mine found the bottom cab last year and reported about it here.
     
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    As for the JTM45/100 amps, I've never seen or heard of any in Norway except one dual transformer Super PA that surfaced some 7-8 years ago. They probably exist, but extremely rare.
     
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    Thanks for the info!

    Must have been expensive to buy all that back in the day!
     
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    Yes, and AFAIK there was no importer of Marshall amps into Norway at the time. I think I read that The Vanguards bought them in the UK. Sweden however was a different story - they got "lots" of Marshall amps from fairly early on. Our Swedish members will be able to tell you more, I'm sure. Same thing with Fenders - very rare in Norway but much less rare in Sweden. Vox amps seem to have been imported in much larger numbers to Norway, so it's really not hard to find vintage Vox amps at least from about 1963 and later in Norway.
     
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    5573972A-1D78-4134-90BC-4FBC32C9AF74.jpeg 70B8C150-81AE-4C7A-9B3E-3030409C770C.jpeg
    I know a few people in Sweden with vintage Marshall heads(Plexi era etc) so your right, they’re not rare by any means.


    EMI distributed Marshall amps in Sweden, I only know this because I also collect records(Sweden is full of cheap records) and I have loads of swedish EMI 7” picture sleeves with Marshall adverts on the back(that and emitex) here are two from 1969


    Interestingly enough the promo shot of the cab has pinstripe grill cloth so I’m guessing the promotional shot was at least a year old by that point, I do wonder when Marshall stopped shipping pinstripe cabs and if certain markets weren’t seen as a priority!
     
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    The tag line is
    ‘The worlds foremost artists use MARSHALL’
     
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    AFAIK Hagström Music (they distributed Gibson and Fenders too!!!!) imported Marshall initially and EMI took over around 1968 as Hagström wanted promote their own line of amps. I got a few pre 68 that have Hagström labels on them as well

    Today Marshall is distributed by EM Nordic in Scandinavia and I believe their is a link to EMI but I am not familiar with that story.

    plexi
     
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    Nice! That makes sense with the ‘69 date for those adverts as well!

    I’ve yet to own a hagström guitar, but a Viking is on my want list!
     

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