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what is the silver face Fender on Cosmo's Factory album cover ?

garywright

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garywright

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thanks Bob ..ive seen that cover many times but never knew what the amp was
 

Bob Womack

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was the Cosmo's a drip edge ?
Doesn't look like it. We are really getting into my roots here: Cosmo's Factory was my first album that I received as I was learning guitar. You can see the amp again on the back cover at Wally Heider's studio, along with a couple of Kustom tuck n' roll amps.

Bob
 

chasenblues

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Any guesses as to what it is perched on top of?

Looks to have at least 1 substantial handle on it,Some type of PA head perhaps?
 

garywright

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yeah Bob ..i dont have that album here to really look close but I always like that pic ..for some reason I thought it was a '68-69 drip edge but beings the album is from '70 maybe the amp was "factory" fresh :)
 

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Looking behind the drum kit, you can see the neck of a Gibson. It looks to be an SG style Les Paul Custom, judging by the color of the fretboard and the fret markers.
 

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Looking behind the drum kit, you can see the neck of a Gibson. It looks to be an SG style Les Paul Custom, judging by the color of the fretboard and the fret markers.

I thought that it was John's black 1970 LP custom..
 

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It could be. Maybe it's the camera angle, but the neck looks really thin, and the headstock large.
 

sonar

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Could be a Vibrolux or even a Pro. Looks like there might be room on the faceplate for bright switches.
 

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I’m going to say Vibrolux as it looks to be longer than a Deluxe. Maybe the back cover will show what it is..
 

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Without some scale for reference, it is hard to know for sure, but I think I see a Vibrolux Reverb there. The VR is my favorite BF/SF Fender reverb amp.
 

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It's bigger than a Deluxe, and smaller thana Pro/Twin. Articles have him using Vibrolux. That gets my vote. Vibrolux Reverb.

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see logo in relation to the knobs. Also the blue name only goes partway across that space. That blue line of type would nearly fill that area if a Deluxe.

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Rick 330

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From the album's back cover (of course, not necessarily the same amp).

Is that a JBL dust cap visible? If so then VR/PR... VR probably gets my vote...

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