In this picture Pete can be seen recording through a '59 3x10 Fender Bandmaster gifted him by Joe Walsh prior to the recording of "Who's Next." From: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/joe-walsh-pete-townshend-guitar-tone/ In a recent interview with the San Diego Reader, Walsh confirmed a famous legendary tale that he had helped Who guitarist Pete Townshend to cement the sound of his now-famous guitar tone. “Yes. That happened. The James Gang opened for the Who when they performed ‘Tommy’ in Europe. Pete and I are in the same zip code in terms of writing music and playing guitar. He had taken me under his wing as kind of a mentor. But during ‘Tommy,’ he’d locked into a certain amp/guitar setup for touring, and he got stuck there. It was time for him to move on and I sensed that.” Walsh allows that many rock guitarists of the time were employing the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul as their primary instruments for creating musical destruction. He had a setup that in his mind provided an especially harmonic secret sauce to the guitar playing sound and he shared that with Townshend. A bright orange ’57 Gretsch Chet Akins model guitar paired with a ’59 Fender Bandmaster amp, both gifts from Walsh, gave Townshend exactly the right sonic mojo that he needed to create the next Who album, ‘Who’s Next.’more
Another item Walsh gave to Pete Townshend was this Fender Bandmaster amp. This one is mentioned in this Guitar World interview: "It was also Walsh who laid on Pete Townshend the 1959 Gretsch 6120 and 1959 Fender Bandmaster amp that Pete used to create the unforgettable guitar sound on Who’s Next."more
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