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    Thumbs up BBC4: Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp

    Dudes,

    If you didn't watch it last night, just a heads-up on a programme you might like to see, if you've got access to catch-up TV, on Sky or Freeview. It was shown on BBC4 last night, at 9.30pm, see this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04c3l7j

    It's a brilliant programme, showing the history of Marshall amps, and how the design of the first amp came about, how the musicians embraced the design, tons of footage of rock music concerts, and all sorts - really superb stuff!!

    A truly must watch for all rock music lovers, valve amp and Marshall amp fans!

    Marco.
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    And they're British as well!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Yup. Did you watch the programme, Barry?

    Marco.
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    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yup. Did you watch the programme, Barry?

    Marco.
    Yes I did; I've seen it before, but after watching James May reassemble a 1960's Dansette record player, I thought I would watch the programme about Marshall amps as well.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    I went for a curry with Jim Marshall years ago, nice guy, great amps. Have not seen the programme, may check it out.
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    I have seen it before well worth a look
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Cool sounds right up my street.
    Hope they explain why they sounded the way they did, compared to say a Fender or Peavey.
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    I've fixed hundreds of 'em and they're nowt special.... (not bad neither though, and they did make a few iconic models). Usual case of the biggest company with the most instantly recognisable brand name gets all the kudos....
    Same as if you ask joe public non biker to name a really good motorbike they'll likely say Harley Davidson.... LOL!
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    I saw this a while back. If I recall correctly, not the best advert for British dentistry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    I saw this a while back. If I recall correctly, not the best advert for British dentistry!
    Oh, that's only one music correspondent - Jim Marshall had a perfectly good set of nashers.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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