Vintage Guitar - March 2017 - Open - 14
AMP SECRETS - REVEALED!
(Ed. Note: Keith, Dave extends thanks
for your letter and said he has heard similar
complaints through his years, adding, "You'd
have thought writing about these things
would indeed drive up the prices... yet there
are loads of amps out there selling for not a
penny more than they did before my features
launched them to greatness. Go figure!")
HANNA'S HOT 'BURST
Willie Moseley's interview with Jeff
Hanna (January '17) reminded me of
the early '70s, when I almost purchased a
beat-up, faded '60 'burst that was hanging
in what was once
shop in Chicago. Price: $1,200, I think - a
lot of money back then, so I took a day to
think it over.
When I returned with cash, a customer
there just before me recognized it as Jeff 's
and knew it had been stolen at the airport.
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The guy running the store then
put it away and contacted Jeff and the police.
Though I'm glad I didn't buy it, I remember how great it sounded. What delayed me
was the fact it was so worn. Little did I foresee the day when manufacturers would offer
custom "distressed" vintage reproductions!
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Illustration: Sean Thorenson.
Help, I'm conf licted! I love Dave Hunter
for his informative and well-written amp
features. I particularly enjoyed his profile
of the Fender Pro Reverb (January '17),
in which he rightly points out all the
things that make them great, and
scratches his head over the fact that
its greatness has not been
by the vintage nuts.
But, but... I
also hate Dave,
because he let
the cat out
of t he bag
on what has
been, u nt i l
now, a very
a mp. I
w h a t
t h i s
p r i c e
I' l l ge t you
for this! You
shou ld have
not have said
I'd succeeded in
buying them all
for myself. But, I
forgive ya'. I guess the truth
had to come out sooner or later.
Chevy Chase, Maryland