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Offline MikeL

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a picture to brighten up your day...
« on: October 03, 2011, 03:29:46 pm »
http://johnkvintageguitars.homestead.com/190B/redding.jpg

I'd love to have this as a poster; now think about this---unless Noel's got more amp heads off to the side, he's only pumping 120 watts RMS

Offline mckinnon audio

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Re: a picture to brighten up your day...
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 04:31:06 pm »
   I've seen that rig before,6 - 2 x 15" cabs and 2 - 200S heads,meanwhile on the other side of the stage,Jimi has 3 complete 100 watt Marshall stacks.More bass please !! Mel.

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Re: a picture to brighten up your day...
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 07:27:03 pm »
Whad you say?  Lighten up my pay??  Oh yea - brighten up my day.  A little hard to hear now days after using those rigs!  Great pic though.   8-)
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Re: a picture to brighten up your day...
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 09:12:11 am »
Now THAT'S the kind of wall I want! Now if I can just find several roadies to move it for me ...
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Offline MikeL

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Re: a picture to brighten up your day...
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 10:39:23 am »
"Now THAT'S the kind of wall I want! Now if I can just find several roadies to move it for me ..."

It looks like you're a 1/3 of the way there...

Here's some more "back in the day" pix I came across, very revealing...
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4954/hendrixvirginiabeachdom.jpg
and....
http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/4954/hendrixvirginiabeachdom.jpg
In the first set, you can see a stacked pair of 200s cabs on Jimi's side(bass monitors?); assuming that they're powered by a third 200s head(the other two seen on top of Noel's stacks)poor Noel was still under powered---2x100=200watts(Marshalls) Vs. 3x60=180watts(Sunn).  The two Sunn cabs on Jimi's side could also have been used by Jimi himself as well. Once again, I'm mystified by Noel's wall; two 200s cannot power six(actually seven)cabs...were some up there as spares?
Then check this out:
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p161/cgravier_bucket/JimiHendrixMosqueAug68.jpg
In the bottom left shot you can see a Colisseum PA cab...there are bar bands today with more sound gear!!! Over 10 years ago on the original version of this site there was photo(perhaps a old Sunn ad)that showed Noel's three 2000s head/six cab rig along with a Colisseum PA stack, but it has disappeared(anyone have access to that?). In these snapshots, none of the guitar/bass amps seemed to be mic'd up, no vocal monitors(and just one mic on the kick drum), but it doesn't look like a very big auditorium.
Some more pix, dig the 'clean-cut' crowd...and early Soft Machine....
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p161/cgravier_bucket/HendrixSoftMachineDomeVA1968Apr.jpg
But obviously, the secret to Noel's sound is the red coil cord....

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Re: a picture to brighten up your day...
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 11:33:16 am »
fwiw-JIMI and band were given a bunch of SUNN gear during the love affair before it all went south-i think those pix were @ the height of 'here, try this' syndrome. no way to know what amps and cabs are plugged in and to what. they just rolled stuff out-if for no other reason than it looks cool. just sayin' :mrgreen:
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Re: a picture to brighten up your day...
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 03:56:04 pm »
Those are not necessarily stock production 200S heads. There were several prototype 2000S heads made on the old 200S chassis'. Check these threads:

http://sunn.ampage.org/sdp/index.php/topic,110.0.html

http://sunn.ampage.org/sdp/index.php/topic,1822.0.html

If the cabinets were wired for 16 ohms using 8 ohm D140F speakers, you could run 4 cabinets from each head.