Anybody got any info or pictures on wallace amps?

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Anybody got any info or pictures on wallace amps?

Post by Doc Holliday » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:06 am

Recently heard about Wallace amps.
Ted Wallace started making them back in 1938 and was a bit of a pioneer actually producing some good standard basic products before the likes of Leo & Jim M.

Heard he built these for session musicians of the 60's and John Paul Jones has claimed in a recent interview he still uses his.
Other users were manfred Mann, Jimmy page, kinks... Etc

Just wondered how they were voiced?
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Re: Anybody got any info or pictures on wallace amps?

Post by Doc Holliday » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:18 am

Quote from Davies interview: Davies: Yeah, Eric Haydock, the bass player for the Hollies, told me I should get one. So when 'You Really Got e' ht the charts, I sold the Maton, went to Selmer's music store and got a Tele, which I had until it was stolen about three or four years ago. But for the recording of 'You Really Got Me,' I still had the Maton. I played the rhythm part on it through a Wallace amplifier. A Wallace was a custom-built amp--by a man called Wallace, obviously. He made amps for jazz people. And the person who had the amp before me was a vibes player. So it's not really a guitar amp; And we had Arthur Greenslade playing piano on 'You Really Got Me'--to double up the bass chords. Pete [Quaife, the Kinks' original bassist] played bass, Dave played lead. And a guitarist who worked for our publishing company, who I believe was named Al, came in just to play the double of my part, to make that big wall of sound. We couldn't do overdubs. We had to put it all down on one track.
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Re: Anybody got any info or pictures on wallace amps?

Post by Doc Holliday » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:32 am

Haha yeah I saw it.
Bit pricey for me. I've heard you can pick up similar a lot cheaper.
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Re: Anybody got any info or pictures on wallace amps?

Post by bazguitar » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:25 pm

most of the guy's I've seen using Wallace amps were bass players
JPJones early days of Zep etc
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Post by jerms » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:27 pm

that wallace amp is too cool!!! it has the radio spares OT.... that's probably worth at least $1000 all by it self!!
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Re: Anybody got any info or pictures on wallace amps?

Post by chankgeez » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:01 pm

I prefer the lesser known associated brand Gromit Amps.
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Post by Philip » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:08 pm

chankgeez wrote:I prefer the lesser known associated brand Gromit Amps.
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Re: Anybody got any info or pictures on wallace amps?

Post by 2guests » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:33 pm

Isn't this their book on how to build, modify, and maintain guitar amplifiers?

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Re: Anybody got any info or pictures on wallace amps?

Post by Doc Holliday » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:44 pm

:roll: cheers guys! :hihi:
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