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    By Request From Lee (Here are some pictures of Ed) Second Photo

    Here is a photo of me circa 1979-1981 at my friend/partner Greg's West Seattle location. I later moved into a storefront location in the Ballard area of Seattle. (Scully 284-8 1" 8 track in the background.)

    I lusted after a 16 track 2" machine. So I traded the Scully along with some tube gear. I later also acquired an Ampex 1" 8 track to go along with my 3M 56 2" 16 track.
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    By Request From Lee (Here are some pictures of Ed) Third Photo

    Here is a photo of me taken sometime between 1979 and 1981. This is just a small part of the P.A. system (coming back from rental use) my friend designed for Heart (circa 1976 or 1977) and Randy Hansen (late 1970's). The Heart P.A. system was broken up into (4) P.A. systems used by Seattle bands; Rail, Shyanne, Crown and a band named Child I did sound for. The Randy Hansen system was capable down to below 20Hz as the drivers had a free air resonance in that region. The Randy Hansen system was later used by The Allies (they did a song Emma Peel that finished second on the basement tapes competition on MTV). The Allies later became The Brandos. Parts of that system were also used at the Backstage in the Ballard area of Seattle. The Heart system was one of the earliest line array P.A. systems ever built... all using direct-radiators. The wedges you see in the photo sitting upright were used in the Randy Hansen system. The cabinets where you see the wording "Interphase Acoustics" were used in the Heart P.A. system. By the way, the 73 Mustang Mach One is long gone.

    I owned that Mustang from 1975 through approx. 1987. I had to sell it to pay off a debt I owed my friend Greg on a International U-Haul truck we acquired together from the Seattle rock band Child.

    Randy Hansen was best known for doing a Jimi Hendrix tribute show. He traveled the U.S.A. with the P.A. system my friend built. Randy traveled Europe with Jimi's old backing band members from the Band of Gypsy's that included Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles. Randy also did a bunch of special effect guitar sounds for Francis Ford Copola's film "Apocalypse Now" movie. Today Hansen’s audience is worldwide, whether with The Randy Hansen Band or working with other entertainers. Steve Miller, Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen), Buddy Miles, Don Wilson (The Ventures), Alan White (Yes, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon), Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Roger Fisher (Heart), Bob Seger and Hendrix alumni Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, are just a few of the many musicians he’s performed with.

    I went to see Bob Carver speak at the University Towers Hotel in the Seattle area back in the early 1980's. I was sitting behind (2) guys from the U of W who were ranting and raving about how great the PA system was that they heard at The Backstage in Ballard (suburb of Seattle). I tapped them on the shoulder and told them that was part of the Randy Hansen system that my friend Greg built. How ironic is that? I ended up renting it for use in Kane and/or McMahon Hall and they charged $5 a head. Well with over 1,000 people per event they were making a lot of money. I stayed around to baby sit the system and make sure nothing got blown up. I brought along my six pack of beer every time and on one occasion the dormitory monitor said I couldn't drink. So needless to say, I took my ball (I mean my P.A. system) home and that was the end of that. I also had a (4) keg stainless steel tavern bar with dual "speed" taps I bought for my recording studio and decided one day to sell it. So I got the brilliant idea to call the Interfraternity Council of Frat houses at the U of W and (4) guys were at my house within the hour. I asked if they needed me to hook it all up for them and they said nope that the distributors would do that for them. Must have been some kick-ass frat house!

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    I first met my future partner Greg in 1979 at Robert Lang Studios in Richmond Beach (part of Shoreline, WA) a suburb of Seattle, WA. Nirvana recorded their last song there. I had heard that Dave Grohl was living down the street from me in Shoreline and use to drive a go-kart on the street down to Robert's studio. Robert is a really nice guy and has worked on that studio since approximately 1973. He has poured tons and tons of concrete into the building of his studio. I believe he may even still be using some analog stuff. I think his studio may well be the largest studio in the state of Washington. You could probably easily fit the Seattle Symphony into one of his rooms.

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    Someone had asked me if my second location was on 79th street. My response is below:
    601 NW 80th Street. Part of Entertainment Plus which was owned by Doug Kennelly (NOTE: Doug's step-dad was the owner of the Kennelly Keys Music stores). I didn't have any insurance at that time in my early 20's. So I was always paranoid that my stuff would get stolen. Hence, I had a hard time trusting anyone with my gear. Therefore, I must admit that not a lot of business that should have gotten done got done. Entertainment Plus was kind of like a mini Motown records but severely under-financed. Entertainment Plus had a commercial printing press, video production, my studio, management, etc. Doug eventually turned the lease he had on the building over to Paul Scoles (Ironwood Studios). Paul has since passed away. I believe it may now be Avast Recording Co. Doug had success a bit later with AV-Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldphaser View Post
    Here is a photo of me taken sometime between 1979 and 1981. This is just a small part of the P.A. system (coming back from rental use) my friend designed for Heart (circa 1976 or 1977) and Randy Hansen (late 1970's). The Heart P.A. system was broken up into (4) P.A. systems used by Seattle bands; Rail, Shyanne, Crown and a band named Child I did sound for. The Randy Hansen system was capable down to below 20Hz as the drivers had a free air resonance in that region. The Randy Hansen system was later used by The Allies (they did a song Emma Peel that finished second on the basement tapes competition on MTV). The Allies later became The Brandos. Parts of that system were also used at the Backstage in the Ballard area of Seattle. The Heart system was one of the earliest line array P.A. systems ever built... all using direct-radiators. The wedges you see in the photo sitting upright were used in the Randy Hansen system. The cabinets where you see the wording "Interphase Acoustics" were used in the Heart P.A. system. By the way, the 73 Mustang Mach One is long gone.

    I owned that Mustang from 1975 through approx. 1987. I had to sell it to pay off a debt I owed my friend Greg on a International U-Haul truck we acquired together from the Seattle rock band Child.

    Randy Hansen was best known for doing a Jimi Hendrix tribute show. He traveled the U.S.A. with the P.A. system my friend built. Randy traveled Europe with Jimi's old backing band members from the Band of Gypsy's that included Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles. Randy also did a bunch of special effect guitar sounds for Francis Ford Copola's film "Apocalypse Now" movie. Today Hansenís audience is worldwide, whether with The Randy Hansen Band or working with other entertainers. Steve Miller, Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen), Buddy Miles, Don Wilson (The Ventures), Alan White (Yes, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon), Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Roger Fisher (Heart), Bob Seger and Hendrix alumni Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, are just a few of the many musicians heís performed with.

    I went to see Bob Carver speak at the University Towers Hotel in the Seattle area back in the early 1980's. I was sitting behind (2) guys from the U of W who were ranting and raving about how great the PA system was that they heard at The Backstage in Ballard (suburb of Seattle). I tapped them on the shoulder and told them that was part of the Randy Hansen system that my friend Greg built. How ironic is that? I ended up renting it for use in Kane and/or McMahon Hall and they charged $5 a head. Well with over 1,000 people per event they were making a lot of money. I stayed around to baby sit the system and make sure nothing got blown up. I brought along my six pack of beer every time and on one occasion the dormitory monitor said I couldn't drink. So needless to say, I took my ball (I mean my P.A. system) home and that was the end of that. I also had a (4) keg stainless steel tavern bar with dual "speed" taps I bought for my recording studio and decided one day to sell it. So I got the brilliant idea to call the Interfraternity Council of Frat houses at the U of W and (4) guys were at my house within the hour. I asked if they needed me to hook it all up for them and they said nope that the distributors would do that for them. Must have been some kick-ass frat house!


    Way cool, I got to see Randy Hansen at the Bacchanal in Seattle about 20 years ago (1994 ish). Same place we saw Robin Trower. Don't know what happened to the place. Robin brought Jimmy Hendrix's dad up on stage as a special guest.
    I had the nations problems figured out one night while on blah blah blah........ huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOPL Sniffer View Post
    Way cool, I got to see Randy Hansen at the Bacchanal in Seattle about 20 years ago (1994 ish). Same place we saw Robin Trower. Don't know what happened to the place. Robin brought Jimmy Hendrix's dad up on stage as a special guest.

    Got my Cities mixed, musta been in San Diego (The Bacchanal Nightclub) in the 80's. CSR baby CSR (can't remember shit). Jimmie dad and Trower were in seattle. Haveta go through my ticket stubbs I have saved for my whole life...
    I had the nations problems figured out one night while on blah blah blah........ huh?

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    Ed, did you get my email about my series 1 700 that you had rebuilt? Never got a response???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingman View Post
    Ed, did you get my email about my series 1 700 that you had rebuilt? Never got a response???
    Wayne,

    I received your e-mail. I wasn't exactly sure who it was at the time I opened it. I am glad to see that it was you.
    I just sent you a response via e-mail.

    Ed

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