This Is A Serious Rig

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  1. Deanriffs

    Deanriffs New Member

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    How do you like this Robin Trower set up?
     
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    Nice...

    Must be nice to have some stooges to move all that gear...
     
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    Hell yes!!

    Though I love his fawn set-ups as well!
     
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    He downsized from this!
     

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    Would those have been original to Pete Townsends request of Jim Marshall to build a big cabinet with 12" drivers? Pete loved them but the roadies hated them and so they requested that Jim make them 4x12 cabs? Or is that just an internet legend?

    On a side note...the bell bottoms made me throw up in my mouth a little. Mom made me wear them back in the day and I hate them to this day! Cool pic though.
     
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    The first cabs were 8X12....or 4X15.
    No it is not a legend.
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    (the cabs in the OP Trower picture above are 10 inch speakers)
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    Didn't Marshall make tall cabs other than 8 x 10 congurations? A little OT on the Leslie thing. I'd be into a pedal that could emulate Walsh's Leslie tones in Barnstorm. Just the right amount of grind.

     
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    AWESOME!! Thanks for posting!

    That IS an impressive rig, and Robin Trower is just THE BEST..I can remember when he first came on the scene, he caught a lot of flak because people thought he sounded like Hendrix, and back then some thought that wasn't too cool..But a lot more of us thought it was great! :cool:

    The bell bottoms are cool with me, I miss a lot about the '70's, the music, the clothes, and especially the freedom..Just don't get me started on disco! And even those gigantic bell bottoms look a helluva lot better than those idiotic "skinny jeans" you see guys wearing nowadays.

    Just for the record, I didn't wear 'em with quite THAT big a flair on them..:lol:
     
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    Yup, it's true. Jim told Pete they were going to be too heavy, and the roadies would have a hard time of it. Pete's reply was "Bollocks the roadies, that's what they get paid for!" But a short time later he came back and said "Yeah, I guess they are too heavy after all." So Jim made him some 4X12's.
     
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    I did, and DO!

    BUt that 950 is just sick!

    Some acid rocker in 1971 dreamed of this thing..probably pulled it out at parties..people tripped watching it..like wow!
     
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    -if my memory is correct Blackmore had some of those 8x12's too"
     
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    Psychedelic, to say the least- it is a stone cold groove.
     
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    Reading the service manual was pretty cool, and how it works its pretty sweet..still get that "Leslie" sound, even with a slightly different design... (still spinning baffle)

    I guess it's all about the "Doppler effect" that is the Leslie sound.
     
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    Some people mistake that for an effects pedal...(like a Roto Vibe)
    But Trower, George Harrison, etc...used Leslies, not effects pedals.

    The 950 weighs 400 pounds...and Trower had 2 of them!

    I'll wager the roadies were not fond of those cabinets(?) either.
     
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    I'm sure they had 2-wheel dolly's back then... Lol..
     
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    Back Street Crawler era Koss w/ Fawn 8x12's

    Ah ,the 20th Century , folks .........

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    Alvis...Is that you? HELL YEAH!!!!
     
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    -anyone catch the plexiglass drums?

    -one of my dream guitars is a TRAVIS BEAN acrylic bodied, aluminum neck rock machine.
     

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