Putting aside the financial acumen I'd need to afford such a wonderful thing, I aspire to being good enough to justify actually playing through one without feeling unworthy.
Exactly what I was thinking when he said thatThis is not helping my Trainwreck GAS at all..........
I even have a open back 2X12 with a Scumback SC75 and S75-PVC in it, which seems to be fate, as Pete says:
"It would probably sound really, really great through some old maybe alnico Celestions, in an open back 2X12."
Don't know your budget, but you can get a new Trainwreck. (A friend just bought 2.) Obviously not built by Ken Fischer, but by John Mark who is the guy Ken's family has trusted to keep building them.Are there any affordable options for someone wanting to experience a trainwreck?
Great story, thanks for sharing.I bought it from Ken in 1990. This was the second Trainwreck I got directly from Ken, the first being a similarly voiced Express. He made them for me to be more blues oriented but of course they all rock. I had three Liverpools, four Express amps and a Rocket.. Every one voiced quite differently and their own thing.. Chante had the new trannies, and I also owned Ken's personal old transformer Liverpool Jenny. Very bluesy and a little cleaner even than Chante. I had Calamity Jane, a very aggressive and more rock oriented Liverpool. Chante was a shared favorite Liverpool along with Jenny. Both very even sounding, clear harmonics. I regretted to have to sell my collection but retirement and finances forced me to the reality.. I played them lots and had wonderful sonic experiences. Like you said Pete, these amps made me play slower and dwell on harmonics etc., trying to milk the goodies out of every note. They almost play themselves that way, telling you what the next note is! Great demo Pete, this is off the charts good and showcases her so well..
Great video! I love how an amp like that sounds clean and dirty all at the same time. Like the clean is layered over the distortion. I talked to Ken Fisher a few times on the phone. I was on his waiting list but never got the chance to buy one. I remember in the 90’s Garrett Park guitars had an express and I asked to hear it. One of the guys there played it for me. Sounded glorious. It was $1800 and sold shortly after that if I am correct. I think Ken Fisher really like Old Celestion silvers, still my favorite speakers. He also thought the hot cake was the best drive for his amps.SUPER RARE TRAINWRECK LIVERPOOL AMP! AMPS IN THE ZONE #7
Not mine, on loan… I’ll be sorry to see it go!!! A fun piece of amp history…
I was thinking in the realm of what most people would spend on a nice amp. So maybe the 1-3k range?Don't know your budget, but you can get a new Trainwreck. (A friend just bought 2.) Obviously not built by Ken Fischer, but by John Mark who is the guy Ken's family has trusted to keep building them.
It's like an extension of your hand... if you play in a way that it feels like the note is going to scream, it screams, if you want to tuck it down, it tucks down. It's like having an extra dimension of control. Like a finger controlled synth filter.I know what you mean. I will be sorry to see this go. Kind of like Richard Fortus/Mick Mars Marshall, sounded unique and hard to replicate exactly