Wednesday 12th August

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A DAY AT THE SEASIDE:

Finally & after years of searching for ‘the one’ I’ve ordered
a custom map from Denis Cornell! It’s been a dream to own &
use a guitar amp built not only in the UK but in ESSEX & now
the process is in motion. I went down to Southend to collect
the Elk combo I bought from Rebel Relic guitars in Amsterdam.
Now that Denis has serviced it the sound is fantastic.
With the ’54 telecaster plugged in it sounds like a guillotine,
a cutting machine, a crack in the fabric of the day as real as
overhead thunder. Compared to this amp everything else sounds
like it’s coming down a toilet roll. Then Denis plugged me into
an amp he designed to be used with acoustic guitars &….yessss!
Of course I had to go for custom colours, I mean, why would I?
We went through the usual suspects, the ‘classics’, but I settled
on a livery inspired by an amp/speaker combo he’d built for the
legendary Welsh guitarist Andy Fairweather Low. It just made me
smile & how could I resist hooking Wales up with Essex?

(K)

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