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what amp is this?
Old 24th November 2006
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what amp is this?

Hi slutz..this should be easy...what amp is this? It was very used in the 70's by Black Sabbath amongst others...my guess would be Orange Overdrive...but I don't know...who can spot it from the attached mp3?

This particular sound is often heard with a very distinct slap back delay...wonder if that's part of the amp itself or just a tapeslap?
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Old 24th November 2006
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Sorry... can't hear at the moment, but I know Iommi used to use Laney stuff back in the distant past... they were based in the Midlands where he comes from.
Old 24th November 2006
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Hmmmmm....

Old 24th November 2006
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Hmm... The plot thickens!

Anyway, here's an interesting link re Laney!

http://www.classicbands.com/TonyIommiInterview.html
Old 26th November 2006
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Those look like laney heads to me...along side the vox. I'm sure it's tape echo....watkins or other box on record.

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Old 26th November 2006
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Could they be "Sound City" heads?
Old 26th November 2006
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No --- AFAIK, Sound City always had that big block logo a bit like Hiwatt, but silver --- Made in the same factory as Hiwatt in the early 70s.

White face plate too, mind you.

Here's an interesting Sound City link http://mhuss.com/Hiwatt/ipage.php?n=9

The Arbiter DOES look very similar, but I think the face plate is a different size
Old 26th November 2006
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The ones in the picture are Park amps, I think.

The guys in Fugazi had a bunch of 'em.

http://www.rockometer.com/amps/

Park amps were built by Marshall, I believe.

I think it was a "private label" deal that some guy in London had Marshall do, maybe a music store.
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Old 26th November 2006
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Here's a later Park from when the logo was in the center. Earlier ones had it on the top left.

Fugazi

I think they used 'em because Marshall's were too "rock and roll".

Whatever.
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Old 26th November 2006
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No --- AFAIK, Sound City always had that big block logo a bit like Hiwatt, but silver --- Made in the same factory as Hiwatt in the early 70s.

White face plate too, mind you.

Here's an interesting Sound City link http://mhuss.com/Hiwatt/ipage.php?n=9

The Arbiter DOES look very similar, but I think the face plate is a different size
That isnt true, Sound City was the company, I think Dave Reeves left Sound City to start Hiwatt because the quality was suffering. I remember when Sound City amps came out they were not as cool as Marshalls and later the Hiwatts which were the cream of the crop.
Old 27th November 2006
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I'm certain I read somewhere that Sound City amps were manufactured by Hylight Electronics... Same company as my 72-73 Hiwatt, and an old Hiwatt cab which looked almost identical to the Sound City ones

Anyway Mark Huss details the history here:

http://mhuss.com/Hiwatt/history.html
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