Amplifiers Are Important Then and Now
People all over the world idolize various rock stars and anything they may have used or touched at some point in their career. Their fans will even idolize their possessions even after their death. Many of these items make it to famous auction houses for the serious collectors. Some of the most popular items you can buy are the items that various stars actually used to produce and perform the music that made them icons. Here are a few icons whose fans have gone so far as to own the amplifiers of their favorite rockers and musicians, dead or alive.
- Eric Clapton auctioned off 70 amps that were from his personal collection in 2010. He has sold some of his other personal items before but this was the first time that he made his amps available to his die hard fans. These vintage amps are a way for Clapton’s fans to try to immolate the sound of the music that Clapton helped to make so famous.
- An amplifier that was owned by Jimi Hendrix was auctioned off in Scottsdale, Arizona on New Year’s Day 2017. It was auctioned by Dave Weyer at the J. Levine Auction and Appraisal. Weyer is considered the “Amp Doctor” back in the day. Weyer is documented as being the man who built the famous Wah-Wah pedal that Hendrix used at the famous Woodstock Festival in 1969. Also, the amplifier that was sold was said to be involved with the early recordings os the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
- An amplifier used by George Harrison was auctioned off in the UK in 2011. The amplifier is documented as being used in the recording of songs for Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band albums. It is reported that the amplifier sold for around $100,000. A privately owned British auction house named Bonham’s handled the auction.
Fans of famous musicians will try to get their hands on anything they can. Especially, things like these amplifiers because they played an important role in the sound that made these musicians famous in the first place. Good amplifiers can define and set the sound of an artist apart from others. At http://www.vinylvintage.net/amplifiers/ , you can get a great idea of the best amplifiers on the market now to make sure to set your sound apart from everyone else. Maybe one day your sound will be just as unique and historical as the artist above.