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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Laguna Amps

Laguna Amps

Submitted by reventlos on 24 December 2008.
This photo has been Photo of the Day 6 times.

When I was 12 I lived in Laguna Beach, and used to hang with the Perrine kids, whose dad Robert just happened to be the photographer who took all those fabulous Fender catalog and promo shots. When I moved back to Laguna in the '90's, I set my amps up in the exact spot that Bob Perrine used several times for catalog pic's and snapped away (sorry for the lousy scan). I sent it out as my Christmas card, with the caption "hope you're all amped up for Christmas!".

Be merry, Matt Q

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This photo has 25 comments.


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great pic, great story!

WR | 25-Dec-2008 04:44:35 | Flag
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By the year 2009 every home will have one.. along with jet cars, rocket backpacks and automatic ironing boards..

crumble | 25-Dec-2008 09:31:38 | Flag
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Who needs a band, just put those on stage - I'd watch that Big Grin

DannySnyder | 25-Dec-2008 10:27:46 | Flag
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GORGEOUS !!!

big_papu | 25-Dec-2008 17:13:36 | Flag
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Matt, you are the envy of many guitarists on sg101.

I have a feeling many of us will be seeing those amps on Sat Aug 1st. Yes Wink

bigtikidude | 25-Dec-2008 17:31:38 | Flag
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Again with the greediness.

Kman1 | 25-Dec-2008 22:12:26 | Flag
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How do I get on your Christmas card list?

Pappa_Surf | 07-Oct-2009 00:55:28 | Flag
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They're like ancient Tiki Totems... no one knows what they are, where they came from, or what they are doing there, but we can't help bow our heads in respect to the ancient gods of reverb, Bassman, Bandmaster, Showman, and DUAL Showman.

Pyronauts | 07-Oct-2009 02:08:20 | Flag
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Title: Surf Sentinels

Pappa_Surf | 07-Oct-2009 06:57:58 | Flag
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Great photo!

Brian | 07-Oct-2009 07:57:18 | Flag
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My newest desktop background!

seafoam_johnny | 07-Oct-2009 11:40:11 | Flag
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Sweeeet!!!

tormentos | 07-Oct-2009 16:15:49 | Flag
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Big Grin

WhorehayRFB | 07-Oct-2009 17:04:02 | Flag
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I love this pic . it is the very history of what we all enjoy . great sound . vintage amps and of course the great stretch of water in the background. Yes

surfinjohnnyq | 07-Oct-2009 18:45:03 | Flag
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Is this what awaits me beyond the pearly gates? I'll pass on that harp thing. Yes

seafoam_johnny | 22-Sep-2010 09:58:14 | Flag
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I'm sure we are gonna see all of these amps on Sun. at the Big end of summer show at the Surf Museum,

http://surfguitar101.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13376

bigtikidude | 22-Sep-2010 11:05:40 | Flag
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No doubt ,one of the coolest "photo of the day" shots. Nothing better then a bunch of fine looking blonds lying on the beach in Southern California ...........What?........Thanks Matt.

1loudbass | 22-Sep-2010 17:53:24 | Flag
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Matt, you have the shit, my man.

LHR | 28-Feb-2012 06:26:51 | Flag
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So, what are the amps? It's not easy to read the names. My guess:
Left front - Tremolux w/ 2x10" cab
Right front - Bassman w/ 2x12" cab
Left back - Showman w/ 1x15" cab
Right back - Bandmaster w/ 1x12" cab
Quite a collection! All four piggybacks covered...

IvanP | 28-Feb-2012 16:38:27 | Flag
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Very close, Ivan! The Bandmaster is atop a re-covered 2X12 cab that I stuffed a D-130 into. That and the Bassman are long gone. This is an old photo (actually on film!), back when you could pick this stuff up for pretty cheap. Glad I hung on to the Showman and the Tremolux (a great, underrated amp, perfect for small gigs).

reventlos | 28-Feb-2012 22:09:24 | Flag
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Ahhh, I see, Matt! It actually looked like a 15" in the Bandmaster cab, but the cab looked smaller compared to the Showman, so i thought it must just be an optical illusion, or maybe the tone ring making it look bigger. I've never even seen a Tremolux in person. Would be fun to try out some day. Anyway, as everybody else said, an awesome photo! Thanks for sharing!

IvanP | 28-Feb-2012 22:28:42 | Flag
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The stuff that dreams are made of.

Noel | 27-Feb-2013 15:23:45 | Flag
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Beautiful. Cool story!

PrestonRice | 27-Feb-2013 16:12:02 | Flag
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If like to once again Thank
Matt for letting us use his awesome amps
Every year for the SG101 convention.

bigtikidude | 27-Feb-2013 19:44:49 | Flag
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Beautiful California Blondes...

PolloGuitar | 02-Sep-2014 09:14:13 | Flag

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