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In his interview with The Tone Quest Report (Vol9 #5 published March 2008), on Page 3 Mike Campbelltells the interviewer "We went to a store out in the Valley that had a bunch of Super Beatles, and we didn’t care if they were solid state or tube, we just wanted that look, and we got them, we really liked the sound of them and started using them on tour, and that became our live sound for several years."more
In this photo taken at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 Pete can be seen smashing his guitar into a rented Thomas Organ manufactured, trapezoid head shell Vox Super Beatle with matching trolley and cabinet (the amp head is turned around backwards for easier access to the controls the same way the Beatles set them up during their final tour of the USA).more
Chris Stamp, the Who’s manager, signed the group to an exclusive agreement with Vox to use their gear in the States. On the first 1967 U.S. tours, including the March/April 1967 “Murray the K – Music in the Fifth Dimension” shows in New York, and the Monterey Pop festival in June, the Who used rented U.S. Thomas Organ (VOX) ‘Super Beatle’ 120w solid amplifiers and 4x12 (w/two horns) cabinets.more
"A hybrid 730 – the Revolver/Sergeant Pepper amp. There’s an AC100 that I got in ’78; I put it in a flight case and have taken it out three or four times to record with it. It looks like a time machine. Those amps were overpowered and underventilated, so they always blew up. There are probably very few examples left, let alone one that’s mint. I own AC50s, AC30s, and Super Beatles."more
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