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Aspen Pittman of Groovetubes die's

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Stevem, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Stevem

    Stevem Senior Stratmaster

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    So sad to tell , but true!
    He died in a car crash on last Friday night.
     
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    Terrible.

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    R.I.P.
     
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    That's terrible news.
    Rip
     
  5. Swampash

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    Ah, no. He was the guru. His "The Tube Amp Book" is the Bible for ampheads.

    Dammit.
     
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    So long old friend.
     
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    RIP
     
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    RIP.

    I use Grove Tube Power Tubes on a regular and I love the quality control and tone I get from them despite being rebrands.

    Thanks for the tones and the knowledge.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks for your work!

    One of those posts you can't 'like'.
     
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    The Tube Amp books were pre-internet. Lots of stuff you couldn't get were in them. That along with the Jack Darr book got a lot of us looking inside our amps. The tube business was secondary to Aspen's importance IMO. The books are his real legacy.

    I spent quite a few hours with him talking amps and whatever else came up. And he loved playing guitar. He'll be missed.
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Agreed.
    A sad day and loss to us all.
     
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    RIP....I met him many times, and went to his studio/pawnshop in LA fairly often. Nice guy, and a genius. He was a Les Paul style inventor and ive seen many of his prototypes.
     
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    So sad to hear, I chatted to him in London once and he seemed a genuinely nice guy, rest easy.
     
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