Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Beatles Amp
An amplifier used by George Harrison during the recording of Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is expected to fetch between $80,000 and $110,000 when it goes on the auction block next month.

As reported by Reuters, the rare Vox UL730 amp and cabinet was only recently discovered to have a Beatles connection, when an engineer repairing the amp noticed that Harrison’s name was etched on the chassis.

Subsequent research confirmed that Harrison indeed had owned the amp, and that he had used it on two of The Beatles’ most important albums. “Very few amps used by The Beatles have come to auction before, and to find one that was used on two such significant albums is truly rare and exciting,” said Stephen Maycock, a consultant to Bonhams, the company conducting the auction. The sale will take place in London December 15.

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