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Re: British Watts?

5/27/2003 5:04 PM
Rick Erickson
Re: British Watts?
"Blackmore's and others misconception about British watts vs American watts probably came from the hi-fi industry."
True, I remember those hi-fi ads. I also remember the Electro Harmonix LPB-1 ads claiming I could get 10x the power from my amp with one LPB-1, and with two LPB-1's I could get 100x the power from my amp. A little math had me convinced I could somehow squeeze 8500W from my Dual Showman amp! I couldn't wait to try that. :)  
fwiw - I was/am a big Blackmore fan. His guitar work on early Deep Purple stuff was amazing. The Machine Head album continues to be one of my all- time favorite rock records. The solo(s) on Maybe I'm a Leo and Highway Star set me on fire when I was just beginning to learn the guitar.