Amp Archives is currently undergoing a major overhaul, submissions are not yet available, your patience is appreciated.Dating a Marshall amplifier can be a daunting task for even the most savvy of suitors — Amp Archives is here to help.Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.There’s little doubt that US Fenders are better than Mexicans.This began a long period of name and design shuffling, including the introduction of the hollow-core Titan, in 1963. The center-humped headstock gave way to 4-in-line/6-in-line headstocks with a sort of squared-off Strat styling. The Eldorado guitar and bass were both solidbodies, with Honduran mahogany bodies.Throughout the history of Alamo, the hollow-core and solidbodies would weave in and out of the story. Now standard fare was the more-or-less Strat-shaped pickguard, with slightly more refined squiggles than on the previous fetal pickguard. However, on later models, the name of the guitar was also engraved on the guard and clearly, this was meant to be read straight on with the guitar standing upright. These looked very similar to the Titan, except the lower horn was thinner.In this feature we’ll look at a handful of models with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music.
Amplifiers from this era must be dated within this time span based on their features, or component manufacturers and codes, including speakers, potentiometers and transformers.They equipped their cabinets with FANE and with it the signature to iconic British tone.Once Pink Floyd, The Who, Jethro Tull and the Moody Blues were linked to Hiwatt, they established and grew Fanes reputation at the same time.That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.