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Jul 29

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NIGEL’s (not Jonny) Orpheum Amplifier

thekingofgear:

A huge thanks to Nigel Godrich himself, for his kind words and for letting us know the true owner of this amplifier!

Previously identified as Jonny’s, due to his use of the amp during a couple of the In Rainbows recording sessions, the Orpheum amplifier actually belongs to Nigel Godrich, who must have let Jonny use it for those sessions.

Nigel’s Twitter.

thekingofgear:

Thank you to Tim for finding out the true identity of the amplifier!

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Here is a link to a forum post including pictures of an amp that looks identical to Jonny’s, and information about the Orpheum brand.

The amp, which was previously identified as an Omega amplifier, is actually an Orpheum amplifier. Though it looks almost exactly like an Omega amp, the logo on it is clearly Orpheum’s.

I suspect that the two amps are identical, Omega and Orpheum being the distributors for different countries (Omega for Japan and Orpheum for the US). Orpheum’s amps were made in Japan during the 1960’s. It is likely that either Omega was the name under which Orpheum sold amps in Japan, or Omega had some sort of deal with Orpheum such that they could sell the amps.

This particular Orpheum is an unusual 6AQ5-based amplifier. 6AQ5 is a specific type of vacuum tube, and the circuit is designed around that tube. Jonny’s Fender 5C1, for example, is based around a 6SJ7, while the Vox AC30 is EL84-based.

The person who posted those pictures on that forum also posted a video of them playing into the amp. You can listen to here.

Philip Selway 2nd solo album Weatherhouse goes on sale on 1 October in Japan (*about a week in advance), including bonus tracks

日本公式サイト
タイトル:Weatherhouse(ウェザーハウス)
流通品番:HSE-60197
レーベル:Hostess Entertainment
定価:2,371円+税
発売日:2014.10.1(水)
●日本先行発売、ボーナストラック、歌詞対訳、ライナーノーツ付 予定 

iTunesは高音質Mastered For iTunes仕様で予約受付中!

https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/weatherhouse/id894481709?at=11lwRX

<トラックリスト>
1. Coming Up for Air
2. Around Again
3. Let It Go
4. Miles Away
5. Ghosts
6. It Will End in Tears
7. Don’t Go Now
8. Drawn to the Light
9. Waiting for a Sign
10. Turning It Inside Out
※ボーナストラック収録予定

Jul 28

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Jonny’s Japanese “Omega” Amp is an Orpheum

thekingofgear:

Thank you to Tim for finding out the true identity of the amplifier!

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Here is a link to a forum post including pictures of an amp that looks identical to Jonny’s, and information about the Orpheum brand.

The amp which was previously identified as an Omega amplifier is actually to be an Orpheum amplifier. Though is look almost exactly like an Omega amp, the logo on it is clearly Orpheum’s.

I suspect that the two amps are identical, Omega and Orpheum being the distributors for different countries (Omega for Japan and Orpheum for the US). Orpheum’s amps were made in Japan during the 1960’s. It is likely that either Omega was the name under which Orpheum sold amps in Japan, or Omega had some sort of deal with Orpheum such that they could sell the amps.

This particular Orpheum is an unusual 6AQ5-based amplifier. 6AQ5 is a specific type of vacuum tube, and the circuit is designed around that tube. Jonny’s Fender 5C1, for example, is based around a 6SJ7, while the Vox AC30 is EL84-based.

The person who posted those pictures on that forum also posted a video of them playing into the amp. You can listen to here.

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