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    Sale 1912

    Rock And Pop Memorabilia

    30 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 122

    Led Zeppelin

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    Led Zeppelin
    A Rickenbacker Transonic Amplifier (serial #325) used by Led Zeppelin during their first American Tour in 1969, and subsequently left in the U.S. when Zeppelin returned to England; this rare amp designed by Bob Rissi in the late 1960s features a trapezoidal shape and a castor-mounted cradle allowing the amplifier to tilt back and forth; the panel features treble, bass, reverb, tremolo, fuzz, volume pedal jack, fuzz pedal jack, and various switches and lights. The back of the speaker has pieces of stage tape adhered to it inscribed "4 ohm", "Chicago Mid-Show", "Case #6" and a concert set-up schematic. Obtained by Cheap Trick's Tom Petersson, this amp was used on tour by Cheap Trick during the 1990s -- 32 x 45 x 12 in. (81.2 x 114.3 x 30.4 cm.); Accompanied by a letter from Tom Petersson concerning the provenance of the amp, and two corresponding photographs of Led Zeppelin performing on stage in 1969 (printed later) featuring identical amps on stage. (2)

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