The stuff of amplified legend, The Shadows recorded the epochal Apache using Vox AC30 amps. No wonder The Rapiers follow suit when recreating "That Sound" live on stage, most noticeably during their "Me and My Shadows" stage show.
For our lads' recent Millfied Arts Centre stop, Shads guitar expert Geoff Strachan loaned Dave Lawes, depping on rhythm for Neil Ainsby, an original 1959 Vox AC30/4 amp to complement Colin Pryce-Jones's rig.
"Geoff is always so helpful, he also brought two chrome stands for our amps," said Colin, an audio and visual perfectionist. "I've never seen Dave so enthusiastic about sound from a Vox!"
Wanna Own One of Colin's 12-strings?
Geoff, who helms a Shadows guitar club in East Hertfordshire, is also helping sell Colin's 1965 Fender Electric XII guitar (see below)—in excellent shape of course.
"Electric XIIs in this condition do not come onto the market very often," Geoff advises, "so if you are looking for a genuine vintage Fender Electric XII, you can't afford to miss this one."