History[ edit ] V. Squier Company [ edit ] Jerome Bonaparte Squier , a young English immigrant who arrived in Battle Creek, Michigan , in the latter part of the 19th century, was a farmer and shoemaker who had learned the fine European art of violin making. He moved to Boston in , where he built and repaired violins with his son, Victor Carroll Squier. To this day, their violins are noted for their exceptional varnishes, and they command high prices as fine examples of early U. Squier ranks among the best-known U. As his business grew, Squier moved the company to Lake Ave. With a limited market for violins in Battle Creek, however, Squier astutely sought relationships with national music schools and famous violinists. Up to , the best violin strings were made in Europe. Victor Squier started making his own hand-wound violin strings, and the business grew so quickly that he and his employees improvised a dramatic production increase by converting a treadle sewing machine into a string winder capable of producing 1, uniformly high-quality strings per day. Squier violin strings , banjo strings and guitar strings became well known nationwide and were especially popular among students because of their reasonable price.
The silverface Bandmaster amps got a 5U4GB tube rectifier and the vibrato channel got reverb. Due to this the silverface Bandmaster Reverb is less powerful, has less attack and breaks up earlier than the blackface Bandmaster. It reminds us more of a classic 80w Twin Reverb than a Bandmaster Reverb, and it shared its circuit design with the Pro Reverb and Super Reverb at that time.
The reverb amps will start to break up around on the volume knob while the non-reverb amps stay clean to approx This is caused by the lack of gain stage in the reverb recovery circuit which contributes to tube distortion and compression in the preamp section when the amp is pushed.
The V.C. Squier Company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and was established in by Victor Carroll Squier in Battle Creek, , the company was acquired by , Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name.
The source-date code on a pot is a 6 or 7 digit code impressed into the casing of the potentiometer. For speakers this code can be 5, 6, 7 or 8 digits long, and it’s ink-stamped or paint-stamped on the “bell housing” of the speaker. In either case, the code works the same. The first 3 digits on a pot, or the first 2, 3 or 4 digits on a speaker are the source or manufacturer code.
The remaining 3 or 4 digits are the date code. In 3 digit dates code, the 1st digit is the last digit of the year. On 4 digits date codes, the 1st and 2nd digits are the last two digits of the year.
These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The stratocasters had Fender USA pickups installed and were made for the Japanese market only and not for export. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series. The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo.
The SQ Squier series was introduced in late to early
Battle Of Little Big Horn summary: The battle of Little Bighorn occurred in and is commonly referred to as “Custer’s Last Stand”. The battle took place between the U.S. Cavalry and northern tribe Indians, including the Cheyenne, Sioux, and Arapaho.
I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading. We also received a report of a tweed 5G12 Concert. The 5G12 Concert is the earliest version from very late and early so the existence of a tweed example, while extremely rare, is certainly plausible since Fender was making lots of tweed amps during the same time period. Working at FMI — I was able to interview a fellow who wishes to remain anonymous who worked at Fender in in the amp department.
Although his job was somewhat limited, his recollections provided some really fascinating insights to how the amps were built. For instance, he confirmed our assumption that the amp chassis were put into stock after being stamped with serial numbers and that the chassis were pulled from the stock bins randomly just as with Fender guitar neck plates.
The boss came around and said what we’d be building. The chassis weren’t used chronologically. Probably the same as the pots and transformers that we just dug out of the boxes. I think in the corners of the boxes were older pots remaining from earlier dates I think the better, older hands did 35 a day.
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Speakers. The Bandmaster’s 2×12″ speaker cabinet was from the Fender factory loaded with either Jensen C12n or Oxford 12T6. Personally we favor the Jensen C12n for their natural and transparent “Fendery” tone and, most importantly, for not being to bright and harsh.
After the rebellion of , the corps was renamed the nd Regiment [HRNSW 6, ], but stayed on in the colony only until the arrival of the 73rd Regiment in The nd sailed for England on the Dromedary and Hindostan on 10 May It was later renamed the th Regiment, and was disbanded completely in Whereas we have thought proper to direct that a corps of foot shall be forthwith raised, which is intended to be stationed in New South Wales, to consist of four companies, with three serjeants, three corporals, two drummers, and sixty-seven private men in each, with the usual commanding officers.
These are to authorise you, by beat of drum or otherwise, to raise so many men in any country or part of our Kingdom of Great Britain as shall be wanted to complete the said corps to the above-mentioned numbers. By his Majesty’s command, Geo. To our trusty and well-beloved Francis Grose, Esq.
You just gotta have that amp or that guitar. Even if you already own plenty. Man will never stop coming up with ideas and rationale for why he constantly needs to aquire more gear. Man convinces himself, the wife and all who stands in between the gear and himself — the only responsible thing to do now, is to go get that gear. Man needs, man deserves. So, why constantly seeking for changes?
A listing of signature series, endorsements or name placement by Pete Townshend for guitars, amplifiers and accessories.
Share this article Share First came the noise of breaking glass as the finest Waterford crystal goblets slid from polished mahogany shelves and smashed into a million pieces, covering the floors of the saloons with diamond-like shards. Seconds later came the crash of breaking china as 10, plates broke away from their moorings in the galleys: Royal Crown Derby in first class, plain white china in steerage. Now tables and chairs were on the move, some flying through the windows of the saloon, showering the band with broken glass.
At about the same time, the steel wires holding the forward funnel snapped, snaking menacingly across the deck. Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster, nodded at his musicians — his usual signal that they should stop and put away their instruments.
History[ edit ] The 5B6 Bassman[ edit ] During , the Fender 5B6 Bassman amplifier was introduced as a combo amplifier cabinet that included the amplifier chassis combined with one 15″ speaker. It was designed to generate 26 watts at an 8 ohm impedance load, and offered a cathode-based bias. In the cabinet designs were changed to the so-called “Wide Panel” design, with a 5 inch wide tweed covered panel above and below a wider swath of grill cloth.
Fender ceased production of 5B6 Bassman amplifiers during the spring of
Fender Tube amp codes: – (look for a 2 letter code stamped on the tube chart inside the back of the amp)- the first letter is the year, and the second letter is the amp stamped NA would have been made in Jan. of Here is a list of the first letter showing the year of manufacture.
Return to Homepage Indian violin To the ear of the western violin player Indian music, and perhaps the Indian violin in particular, is one of the most exotic and mysterious of sounds. And this is not merely superficial, for the more closely you examine the complexity and discipline of the Indian Classical tradition, the more mysterious and baffling it becomes. There are two main branches of classical music in the Subcontinent; the Carnatic or South Indian, and the Hindustani or Northern.
The biggest difference between Indian and Western Classical music is that the former is based very largely on improvisation, with emphasis on the creativity of the performer rather than on the exact reproduction of a composer’s work. Raags The performer must work within a rigorous and complex framework of scale and rhythm; it is the ability to be inventive within these restrictions that marks out the quality of an artist.
In Carnatic music for example there are 72 main scales or Melakartas, each of which has its own set of ornaments and Gamakas grace notes ; and 35 principal rhythms or Talas. A performance or Raag, which may last for several hours, will specify the use of a combination of certain melakartas and talas, and will have a simple melodic line, often from a religious or folk song; this however may not appear until late in a piece, and most of the performance is spent in examining and elaborating the particular mood and feel of the Raag.
Raags were originally based mainly around the vocal tradition, and are not instrument-specific; indeed it is remarkable to hear the similarity in tone and ornamentation when comparing vocal and violin performances of a raag. Probably the most important melody instrument is the Sitar, a plucked stringed instrument whose characteristic whining and “zinging” sound comes from the many sympathetic drone strings, and the ability to bend the strings sideways, thus sliding the note.
An instrument called the Ravanastron is said to be the earliest ancestor of the fiddle, in that it was the first stringed instrument played with a bow.
This page is updated monthly with a record of research and related activities. Pages on the left cover the books that have spun off from this project, and a listing of each and every member of the Garrison. Comments, questions, and information are always welcome.
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They were actually Solomon Islanders from the labour trade who had lived in Fiji for some time and spoke Fijian. Among other duties, they served as crew on Resident Commissioner Woodford’s cutter. The permanent police headquarters was built in January , the frame from blue and red gum timber imported from Australia , with an oregon wood floor possibly from western USA, via Australia and leaf walls.
In , the Church of England’s Melanesian Mission had established a Vaukolu, or ‘meeting’, which functioned as a local annual assembly of around leaders, to begin civil and religious government. In January ,Woodford secularised the process, using the Vaukolu structure to invite the Nggela leaders to a meeting at Tulagi to consider a Nggela code of laws.
One thousand people attended and the proposed code was accepted, based on one already in place in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Protectorate. The Resident Commissioner appointed district and village chiefs who were to send law breakers to Tulagi for punishment. Although nearby Savo was not initially included, according to Woodford, the leaders there volunteered to submit to the Nggela code of laws. SIHE, entry for Vaukolu, Nggela Islands; AR , This allowed the Protectorate government to focus on the Western Solomon, the ‘pacification’ of which was ample justification for the next government bases, at Gizo in and in the Shortland Islands in Once Gizo was established, twenty-five local police were recruited from Malaita, Savo and Ysabel in November although they were not considered a success.
AR , 12; AR , 15 Each Resident Magistrate had control of their own small police force, and in the Western Solomons police were used primarily to combat headhunting. Resident Magistrate Arthur Mahaffy used the police under his control, armed with Martini-Henry rifles as his ‘shock troops’, successfully attacking the marauding headhunters, managing to bring some peace to the region.
Guitar Player December Letters to the editor; Guitaring; Questions; It’s New. VG condition, mailing label on back. VG condition, mail label back cover.. A Pro replies; Rusty Young: Steel symposium; Chuck Rainey:
is a source to vintage Fender guitar amps, mostly blackface and silverface models from the s and s. We explain how good maintenance, mods, tubes, speakers and circuitry components affect your tone and how you may shape it to fit your own musical style and preferences.
The progress of this type of work is slow, hence the long hiatus, however, a lot of new data have been collected regarding Fender amplifiers, including production numbers. Advances have been made with regards to the production of tolex amps and it appears that much of this information can be applied to late s tweed amps as well.
In addition, the dating-by-serial number tables have been revised and are more accurate. The bad news is that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done on the silverface amps. Unfortunately, there is some sad news to report as well. Fellow Fender amp researcher, Greg Huntington, passed away June 5, after losing his battle with cancer.
Guitar Player December Letters to the editor; Guitaring; Questions; It’s New. VG condition, mailing label on back. VG condition, mail label back cover..
Introduction. The immediate purpose of this page is to present some preliminary research data on the deployment and musical activity of British military bands serving in the Australian colonies from c to .
Supplied Taking on the tempestuous James was no easy task. But Vika earned rave reviews for the role, including during a “coals to Newcastle” tour of British cities known for their affiliation with northern soul, such as Liverpool and Manchester, as well as London. Vika initially struggled to imagine herself as a woman who sang to exorcise the demons of her chaotic and abusive life. You’ve got to be vocally fit; it’s challenging.
That made it good fun and I really enjoyed it. She also took to stages across the country with Debra Byrne in another Australian-made, small-scale concert musical called Tapestry, showcasing the songs of Carole King. Like Etta James, it earned Vika multiple encores and stellar reviews. It was a tough one to sing six or seven nights a week. Topping the success of these shows was an Apia Good Times tour this year with old comrade Camilleri, to mark three decades of the Black Sorrows, on the back of a guest appearance by the sisters on the band’s latest album, the release Faithful Satellite.
Then both Vika and Linda embarked on a grand tour of America with Paul Kelly, as his exalted backup singers, which finishes this month. Paul Kelly centre with the Bull sisters, whom he met via Archie Roach. Vika and Linda Bull have become something different than Australia’s version of the vocalists in the American film 20 Feet from Stardom.