His Majesty Wrote:
> Thought I'd add info about some of the amps
> Keith(and the others) used during late 1966 -
> early 69. My favourite era of the band!
> PART ONE: Between the Buttons
> During the early moths of 1967 The Rolling Stones
> were given a whole new backline of the latest all
> solid state Vox amplifiers.
> For a few years Vox had been experimenting with
> the use of solid state technology which allowed
> for the use of a variety of on board effects in
> the amps such as tremolo, fuzz/distortion, top
> boost and the new 3-position MRB(mid range boost)
> which had a set range of tones similar to their
> ground breaking wah wah pedal.
> They had previously issued the stones with Vox's
> UL- 7 Series amplifiers which were a combination
> of both valve and solid state technology. I am
> unaware of when Vox issued these amps to the
> stones, but The Beatles had them in time for their
> Revolver sessions.
> It looks like Keith used the UL-7120 live and in
> the studio, but there is the possibility that he
> would have used the smaller UL-730 for studio work
> during the Between the Buttons sessions, but this
> is just speculation on my part.
> These amps appear to have been retired following
> some tv appearances in January - February 1967 and
> the introduction of the latest all solid state
> amps courtesy of Vox.
Great info! I really don't know much about the amps used in these years, so it's a great read! I bet you already know this site: [www.voxshowroom.com
Apperently these amps ar quit sought after, with UL-7120 selling for thousands of dollars. Conquerers go for around 1500 euro it seems. That's alot of money for a tranny!