Saturday, December 31, 2016

Black Betty Covers

Ram Jam - Black Betty 1977

Christopher Ameruoso

Tom Jones 

LeadBelly 1939

Pretty close to original Black Betty

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

1949 High Quality Amplifier Design

Here is a little 6L6 amplifier from 1949.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Brociner 1952

I suppose after losing rights to build the Klipschorn they found another corner horn design. This one was based on a Lowther design.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Festivus

Perhaps this selection is due to the fact that I've had the f'ing plague for four days. 

Christmas In Heaven - Monty Python 
 Spinal Tap - Christmas With The Devil

Weird Al Christmas At Ground Zero

Wesley Willis - Merry Christmas 
Sparks - Thank God It's Not Christmas
Tiny Tim - Santa Clause Has Got The Aids

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sit It Up

Sometimes you just gotta chill on some Marley.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Flying Electric

Interesting rig for flying some Western Electric. The multicells are amazing.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Fansteel ad Featuring Eimac 100T

Here is a vintage Fansteel ad from 1937.
To quote a friend, "TANTALUM BABY!"

Monday, December 19, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wheel Fi

The artisans at Wheel Fi have been slowly and carefully building up their product line. They have added a small speaker and a console. I like the fact that they sell complete systems amplifiers built to perfectly match their horn systems. This is a brilliant move. I also appreciate their sense of scale for instance this is considered their small system.  

 This is considered their large system and the first complete system they released. 
This horn is a place holder on the Wheel Fi site for their large system. I can not wait to see their reference for large and the amplifier built for it.

This is the walnut console.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Late 1920's Push Pull Sparton 250 Amplifiers

This pair of early Sparton Push Pull 250 amplifiers recently sold on ebay. Some people think the Marantz 7 is the ideal beauty but to me these early pro amplifiers are stunners.

 Sparton or Autorad Electric Corporation

 I might have to replicate this look.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Booker White - Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

Got the Sunday Blues

Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

RCA Nerve Center Of Victory

WWII era RCA advert. Triodes embedded in humans.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Klipsch Rebel

This is my favorite Klipsch Rebel Ad. 

Monday, December 5, 2016


Retro guidance to rid yourself of the dreaded HUM.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016