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God made the JCM800

10/6/2005 8:31 AM
Frank DeSalvo
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God made the JCM800
Guys,  
 
How the hell are you all?! SO much has happened since I last had internet access and I don't know where to begin.  
 
Before the hurricane, we were set to meet a 3xs grammy producer in Miami to record a demo for the labels. When the storm hit, we lost everything but our vehicles and our gear- all of which sustained some sort of damage. At this point, the recording was going to have to wait- which would make us lose our chance at getting signed before the close of the year. Translated: we would have to wait another year before we would be considered by any major label due to budgeting. We decided to make a leap of faith.  
 
Trusting God, we took all of the money that we had left and packed what gear we could bring into a small nissan xcab truck and left for Miami. We knew that we had no place to go and no money to spend, so we decided to bring some MREs and make the beach our home. Well, when we got here, our manager said the Red Cross found us a hotel where we could stay for 60 days if need be! Haha, the hotel is right on the beach!  
 
24 hours after we arrived and settled in, we found ourselves on the beach- lying about in hammocks suspended between palm trees thinking...just the other day, we were living as refugees in a house without electricity for over a week- suffering through the Louisiana heat, monster flying-cockroaches, mosquitos, and minimal rations. Only God could take care of His kids this way!  
 
After recording 16 of our best songs for consideration, the producer said he would have to sit with our ent. attorney and narrow it down to 4 that would make a good package. He said that normally, groups have one good song suitable for use as a single while the rest would become filler material. According to him, the problem with us is that all of the songs are awesome and he had trouble choosing only 4! Normally he charges artists $20K/song, but he is waiving his fee for us in order to make money off of an "impending major label deal".  
 
When I found out what I would be recording through I was thouroughly disappointed- though I hid it. It was a old 50w JCM800 halfstack. "I can't stand Marshall amps :(", I thought to myself. After the LP was set up, I turned the marshall on and hit a huge d powerchord. (*&#$@*&$(@#*!!!!! I couldn't believe how awesome this amp sounded! This is THE sound that I always wanted and I can't believe that I got it out of that old beast! It sounds like a monster v8 on the recordings and I am in love!  
 
I've got to go, but I wanted to update you all and thank you for the support and kind words. Our next adventure in the immediate future is our move to LA, CA...I am so tired of driving :(  
 
All my love,  
 
~F

 
Replies:
krsd You are unbelievable Frank. You are... -- 10/6/2005 12:27 PM
anonymous 2204 or 1987 ? -- 10/6/2005 1:13 PM
moose Re: God made the JCM800 -- 10/6/2005 1:53 PM
Enzo Moose, that was completely uncalled... -- 10/6/2005 6:28 PM
Fiesty Fiester Do you hear voices in your head? -- 10/7/2005 11:09 AM
Mark Hammer Re: God made the JCM800 -- 10/7/2005 11:30 AM
Doug H Just to stay on the amp topic, if t... -- 10/7/2005 12:04 PM
Glen That is my favorite amp of all time... -- 10/7/2005 11:40 PM
Steve A. Which JCM800, Frank? -- 10/8/2005 10:08 AM
Earl Re: God made the JCM800 -- 10/10/2005 11:28 AM
anonymous Heard about the case of the NOLA po... -- 10/12/2005 9:01 AM
GOD I find it very insulting to hear so... -- 10/26/2005 7:42 PM