For those unfamiliar, Ian "Mac" McLagan passed away in December of 2014 of a severe stroke. The celebrated keyboardist of Small Faces/ Faces and occasional side man for the elite "who's who" of Rock'n'roll including Bob Dylon and the Rolling Stones.

The item up for sale here is Mac's Faces Wurlizer set-up including stage amp and backstage amp. It is a Wurlizer 200, one of three that he acquired and used both on the road and in the studio. This was in the best shape and best sounding of the three.  A second went to the Rocj n Roll hall of fame and the third to a private collection.  The Wurly has been painted red -not factory- as all three had been for the New Barbarians tour with Ronnie Wood and Kieth Richards. It is also likely the first of the three and includes a 'keyed switch' (pictured with actual key screwed on in side)  to change from 110 to 220 power.   The Wurly has been gone through and is in perfect working order and the amp sounds great. Details are available and can be discussed through John French at Switched On in Austin Texas upon request. The Wurly also has the original cording, and 2 pedals: one that is the correct height for standard set up and a second modified pedal with lengthened yellow cable (pictured in Barbarian's backstage pic) likely for reaching the higher distance as it was set upon the B3 organ to play. Additionally, the yellow quarter to quarter cable included was acquired later through Chooch -- original Faces roadie and famed Rolling Stones tour manager -- on the Stones Some Girls tour.

Mac's Ampeg VT-22 is part of the package as is his Ampeg GT-10 backstage amp. Ampeg got into the big concert rock n roll game in the early 70's and had a big impact on the sound of the Faces and bands like the Stones. The VT-22 can be seen -- among other videos -- in the Faces taped performance of the Temptations I'm Losing you at about 4:26 as Kenney Jones plays his drum solo (video included) . The amp is in perfect working order and has the original tubes along with a second set. The Amp is only slightly marred.

The GT-10 was the backstage amp often used by Ron Wood as well as Mac. Mac later kept this in his living room or his Manor home outside Austin where he often strummed out song ideas should they strike him (he kept a Harmony Rocket or his Tele there on hand).

Happy to answer any questions concerning this package. Can discuss shipping but am posting 'local pick up only'. Items will come with letters of provenance including conformation from Charlie Fernandez, original Faces roadie and later tour manager who carted these pieces around the country with Chooch.

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Listed7 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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Ian McLagan's Gear Depot

Austin, TX, United States
Joined Reverb:2015

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