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Acknowledgements

For contributing time, energy, good wishes, photos, files, links, and all manner of good information, the Sound City Site would like to acknowledge and thank the following people:
  • Ryan Ake of the UK for the photos of the rare (and clean) Hayman Concord
  • Ian Anderson of the UK (no, not that one) for the link to his Sound City mods page.
  • Andrea of Italy for the L50 Combo photos.
  • Ed Billeci of the US for the B120W photos.
  • James Benwell of the UK for the 200 Plus chassis photos.
  • Ingemar Bernhardsson of Sweden for the L100 Mark 2 photo and the Model "One Hundred" photos.
  • Scott Brooks of the US for the B115E photos as well as for the 15-inch Eminence bass speaker photos. What a beautiful rig!
  • Dave Brown of the US for the reverb "interface" schematic that shows how to use an Accutronics reverb tank with SC amps; sorry it took me forever to post this Dave!
  • Ben Bulow of the UK for the photo of the "sound city sc120."
  • "Capt. Strat" of the US for the photos and explanation of the DMI-era 120 Mark 4.
  • Dennis Cornell and Ray Bonnett of the UK (and of DC Developments and formerly of Dallas Arbiter) for their time and patience during our interview.
  • David Cottam of the UK (and of Show Connections, and formerly of Dallas Arbiter and Hiwatt) for his time and patience during our interview, for his incredible memory, and also for the stupidly rare photos of himself and of Dave Reeves.
  • Max Debelleix (a guitar maker and all-around good guy) of France for the L100 Mark 3 photos, L120 Mark 4 photos, and PA 50 Plus Mark 4 photos, as well as assorted schematics, good advice... and... for my L120's head cabinet! Max you're a peach!
  • Dale of the US for the Concord Combo tube layout diagram. (Sorry about your Concord, Dale!)
  • Everybody affiliated with the Plexi Palace's Vintage Amp Forums, especially the Sound City Forum and its denizens, who directly or indirectly inspired me to create this site. Thank you all!
  • Rob Farrell of the US for photos of the rare Mahwah-DMI F215 bass cabinet, the DMI-era B150 head, the beige/tan Concord combo, and the early DMI-era B120 head.
  • Reifen Foeller of Germany for the photos of the customized PA 100 Mark 3 head.
  • Sixten ForsÚn of Sweden for the Studio 20 photos, the Impact by Status Model 1017 photos, and the link to the Impact Amps site that he created.
  • Curtis Gray of the US for the second set of L200W Mark 3 photos and the L100 Mark 3 photos.
  • Chip Greenman of the US for the rare Rick Nielsen/SC stack photo.
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart of the US for the Club 10 (2x10) cab photos as well as the Jimi Hendrix (w/ Fender Jazz) photo and the Status Quo photos.
  • Jari Hartikainen of Finland for the Concord Combo schematic.
  • Mick Hatley of the UK for an extremely cool PDF file of assorted SC schematics.
  • Charles Hobson of the US for the 50 R PA photos.
  • Mr. Horvath (and Rob Farrell) of the US for photos of the brutally rare Bass Concord and the delightful B80 4x12 bass cabinet.
  • David Humphries of the US for the wonderful photos of his ridiculously pristine SL 300+, and for the Sound City ad from a 1973 Rolling Stone magazine. Also, for the shots of 22 Rupert Street, the site of the original Sound City music shop.
  • Adam Huyton of the UK for the photos of the presumably rare L150 head. Adam's band is called Denyer.
  • Josh of the US for all the great schematics and the cool SC stickers.
  • Hannu Karjalainen of Finland for the B100 Mark 3 schematic. Hannu plays in the "blues-rock group" Blues Bird.
  • Terry Kilgore of the US for the photo of his spiffy Mark 3 L100/4x12 half-stacks in custom creme Tolex/Rexine.
  • Kirill (a.k.a. Evil Fuzz) of Russia for the link to his Sound City L120.
  • Hannu Karjalainen of Finland for the Mark 3 B100 full-stack photo .
  • Michal Kruszynski of the UK for the photos of his 120R Mark 5 prototype (Number 006).
  • Sarah Leatherman of the US for her guidance in correcting my historical information about Crest Audio, specifically about who founded the company. Thank you.
  • John Lee of the US (and formerly of Dallas Arbiter, DMI, and Crest Audio) for his time and patience answering my emails. Thanks also for rummaging through your closet John!
  • David Lloyd of the US for the photos of the 50 Plus and quite rare L410H cabinet.
  • Gustav Lotzow of Germany for permission to use the photo of his 70s band Fantastics. The photo shows Gustav's SC L100 Mark 3.
  • Mark of the US for the Tour Series head photos.
  • Chris Martin of the US for the first set of L200 Mark 3 photos, the Dallas Arbiter catalog pages, the B80 and PA80 cab photos, and the Model "One Hundred" photos.
  • Gary Milsom of the UK (and of the band The Antidote; Gary is on the right) for the Sound City advertisements and article blurbs, 50 Plus and 4x12 cab photos, photos of his brutally rare Arbiter Electronics-Sound City 100 and 200 amps, his two C.B.S. Arbiter heads, the Mark 3 Dallas Arbiter catalog/brochure, and for being my eyes in the UK. Gazzer... you are the best!
  • Mike of the US for the photo of Jimmy Page using a Sound City head.
  • Jacques Moyersoen of Belgium for the link to photos of his customized SC 120 Mark 4 and custom-built 2x12 cab.
  • J÷rg Peters of Germany for the information about the German company Vermona, which built the weird little solid-state faux "sound city" amps. Thanks J÷rg! Mystery finally solved!
  • Tom Reason of the US for the link to the ELMA company, which sells knobs similar to those found on Sound City amps (see the Links page).
  • Keirton Risdale of the UK for the scan of the "Guitar Magazine" article (Vol.12, No.3, page 20) that discusses SC amps among other things.
  • Ron of the US for the Sound City 120 slideshow and explanation of same.
  • John Rucker of the US for the photo of his truly frightening SMF Tour series stack. Welcome back John!
  • Martin Sadler of the UK for the gorgeous "handmade" PDF schematics of the Sound City Studio 20.
  • Paul Schimmel of the UK for the ST 50 photos and the 120 PA photos.
  • Doug Stalters of Vintone Circuits for the professional-grade wiring diagrams of a 120's Partridge output transformer and power transformer!
  • "Sound City Mike" of the US for the L100 and Fane photos.
  • Walt Sloan of the US for his legwork with and contributions of the HUGE LB200 schematic AND the Q&A about transformers and voltage supplies (see the Amp | Cab FAQs page). Walt received this information from a gentleman named Dennis Grimwood, who advised Walt. Thanks to you both!
  • Per Stadin of Sweden for photos of his ridiculously clean, all original B200 Plus.
  • John Stefanick of the US for the photos of the seemingly rare Mahwah-DMI F115 bass cabinet.
  • Dave Strelz of Hylight Electronics (and formerly of Hiwatt) for clarifying/verifying some historical facts for me.
  • J. Tashjian of the US for the SMF Tour Series catalog pages and SMF schematics.
  • Niven Thurman of the US for the Bass 150 photos.
  • Brian Tourville of the US for additional information (and clarifications) regarding the origin of the SMF product name.
  • Paul Tribe of Two Tribes Music in the UK for the photos of the Model "One Hundred" (Lead 105) and for the Arbiter Power One Hundred photos.
  • C.M.G. van der Wiel of The Netherlands for his gorgeous, custom-drawn schematic of the PA 100 (Mark 3) preamp section.
  • Rob Vastano of the US for the great answer to Question 15 on the FAQs page.
  • Milen Velkov of Bulgaria for photos of his rare GT-80 head.
  • Johnny Vintage of Canada for photos of his 50 Plus and very rare L610 6x10 cab.

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