In an amp book by David Hunter, I remember reading a section with an interview with Ken Fischer. Ken said something like he didn't count the amps but kept a list of the names... he went onto say that there were maybe 100 out there.
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Post by The Bad Poodle Experience on Apr 24, 2014 13:16:43 GMT -7
from Mark's gearpage link:
"I emailed Keith Scott (Bryan Adams) a few years ago regarding the Trainwreck and he said he never used one or even saw one in a studio. The infamous "Cuts Like A Knife" solo was a rented Marshall and he seemed to remember using a DOD yellow OD and his '70's Strat. "
true dat. No TRAINWRECK there. Doesn't mean that it wasn't used in the studio, though, if it were in fact considered a marquee Amp at the time. But not so much.
Finding a tune recorded with a TRAINWRECK is almost as elusive as the Amp itself, it seems.
yeah, I got a lot of my info from TGP prior to. (I got a 2 week ban because I unwittingly posted politics)
1994 I was a guitarist for a short-lived NJ band and we performed 4 vids on local cable TV out of Dunellen, NJ which got played several times. Sorta like a Wayne's World, maybe same timeframe Wayne's World becoming popular, lol. The guest VJ was an older coked up Rocker dude.
Does anyone recall the show?? I was fresh out of college and couldn't afford cable TV.
It was likely same channel as the Ken Fisher video, below.
If you want to hear a whole pile of Trainwreck "Amp Porn" for your ears, check out Glen Kuykendall's album and Youtube videos. He has a couple of Trainwreck amps I believe and a 59 Les Paul and older Strat as well. Great guitar playing and tone.
If I remember correctly, the Warren Haynes Band album that came out a couple of years ago consisted of Warren playing an ES-335 plugged into a Trainwreck pushing a Marshall 4x12 cab (with an Emma Discombobulator here and there).
Buddy of mine had a very popular radio show in NYC/NJ on WFMU. He told me of a guy he knew in Jersey who built hand made amps and that they were in the Vox style. The guy offered to build me one. At the time I was in a band that was signed to a major label and doing a lot of touring, mostly clubs on our own and opening for big bands too. I saw the guy's amp and I couldn't wrap my head around it. It was a head with a fancy hardwood box and it didn't even have a handle on it? It looked super fragile and after having trouble with some customized amps on the road I had gone back to using stock stuff so could get the amps either fixed or replaced easier.
Long story short, I turned down the opportunity to get a Trainwreck. Don't worry, I'm still kicking myself about it to this day.
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