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15 years 11 months ago #3029 by markie
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My first ever disco system was a Saxon battery powered mixer that cost £6.00 and a FAL Phase 50 (watt)PA amp head. It worked and earned me a fortune.

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15 years 11 months ago #3030 by tony.a.s.s.
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I think the Baker gear mentioned here was Geoff Baker. He became a massive HH dealer when they were at there height
FAL were part of the group that owned Fane in the early days. And who can forget the famous Fane POP speakers. It took years for them to shug off that image.

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15 years 11 months ago #3031 by tony.a.s.s.
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markie wrote: Does anyone remember Kudos and Dynamix run by a guy called Martin Savage?


I remember the names but have no recollection of the people.

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15 years 11 months ago #3032 by tony.a.s.s.
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There must have been something about Ealing. Jim Marshall started there with his shop.

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15 years 11 months ago #3033 by markie
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I believe Marshall produced a small (5 watt??) guitar amp around a Baker 12" speaker. The amp was called the "Mercury" and it had orange tolex

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15 years 11 months ago #3034 by markie
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Just noticed, how come I'm a "Groupie" now??????????

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15 years 11 months ago #3037 by tony.a.s.s.
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Perhaps someone noticed a twinkle in your eye. Is there something else you would like to be?

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15 years 11 months ago #3038 by jbl_man
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Lyonforge. simplydreadful cheapo 1980`s amplifiers pretending to look like pro-audio...big handles,big VU meters etc....i opened one up,build and compenents were awful...main smoothing caps leaking electrolyte all over the baseplate..dry joints,bent components,etc.

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15 years 11 months ago #3040 by nickyburnell
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Forgot that one. LyonForge, hehehe.

What about BK? They were cheap before China, I know someone who has lots, never failed. The modules used to get used by disco shops as well.

And TK?? I liked them.

There was also a shop on the Egeware road, not Henry's, Music something, diid sound to lights with no suppresion, click click, crackle crackle Thats tears of laughter!

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15 years 11 months ago #3041 by markie
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BK were always excellent and used to be a well cheap solution. Unfortunately these days there modules are more expensive than complete amps like berry. Still excellent quality though and totally reliable.

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