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    Posted: 22 September 2020 at 8:20pm
Trying to find a selling angle I googled Marc Bolans sound system. 

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A classic Kelsey Morris PA, presumably. Including their customised Quad 303's or 50E's. But I'm not sure about the quantities, there should be an even number of PA cabinets.

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I know when I saw Marc with T-Rex at the Roundhouse back in the days he was deffo using HH amps.


The specs of the PA system look pathetic when you consider what a band today would have on tour. 
Interesting fact about Marc - the reason he was in the mini when he died was because his manager had lent his Rolls Royce to Hawkwind who were on tour.
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I believe he used to run HH ic100 amps
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Originally posted by jazomir jazomir wrote:

I know when I saw Marc with T-Rex at the Roundhouse back in the days he was deffo using HH amps.

The specs of the PA system look pathetic when you consider what a band today would have on tour. 
Interesting fact about Marc - the reason he was in the mini when he died was because his manager had lent his Rolls Royce to Hawkwind who were on tour.

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Pin by Alicja Szafarczyk on Marc Bolan | Marc bolan, Music pictures, Punk  music

Deffo Vamp amp together with the H|H amps ~ and Fender speaker boxes:

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They are Fender Dual Showman 2x15" cabinets fitted with extended range JBL k130 drivers.
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Originally posted by jazomir jazomir wrote:


Interesting fact about Marc - the reason he was in the mini when he died was because his manager had lent his Rolls Royce to Hawkwind who were on tour.


The moral there is,never lend your Rolls Royce to anybody! But yes,hit a tree in two and half tons of  Rolls,the car would be fine, just the tree would fall down.
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Originally posted by Robbo Robbo wrote:

They are Fender Dual Showman 2x15" cabinets fitted with extended range JBL k130 drivers.

God bless you Robbo, not only do you identify the cabs but also the drivers, you need to right that book bud Smile, As for Mark Bolan, he was a giant of the time, David Bowie wrote the track All the young dudes made famous by Mott the hoople, and the lyrics, "why do I need tv when Iv'e got T rex" Bowie thought Bolan was a genius, enough said.

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I lived in his house on stoke newinton common, Just a house really!

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