Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 14, 2023 16:20:35 GMT
For anyone interested in this aspect of The Doors I will place here anything I can find on The Doors stage gear.
Vince Treanor built much of this himself and he pretty much invented a lot of things which are used today and considered standard. We start with 6 items and a couple of letters he wrote to authenticate this gear for an auction.
Jim's personal Electro Voice 676 microphone
Jim used both silver and gold mikes often on stage so much so it became known as The Jim Morrison Microphone. Neither of these were used by Morrison on stage and are just examples.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 15, 2023 10:14:49 GMT
The Doors were early users of Acoustic amps culminating in their wall of sound at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968
The first Acoustic models ever to be produced were the 260 Head (with 125 watts RMS at 4 Ohm) and the 261 Cabinet (2 x 15″ speakers) of which Robby Krieger (of the above mentioned The Doors) became a frequent user before switching to Fender. Though ACC never gave away endorsement deals the bands rise to fame gave an substantial boost to the company. In fact The Doors became such an important outlet that they made it on the cover of the catalogue in 1968.
Krieger found himself in good company with guitarists like Albert King and Chuck Berry having the 260 accompany them on stage while folks like Pete Townsend and Frank Zappa felt more drawn to the successor Model 270 / 271 in the early 70s.
From the 1968 Tour Program
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"