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Mystery - Please ID This Signature on my Amp

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Hello everyone,

    So I found another AMP BH-420 and upon inspection, I happened upon this signature on the top. Appears to say TC ...... 10/88. Can't make out the last name. Is this someone that any of you recognize? It may be the previous owners sig, but I would imagine that it's likely a bass player of some sort ofsignificance of that era. Anyway, here is the pic.

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  2. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?
  3. beans-on-toast

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    Even if you can figure out who tagged your cab, I don't know if there's much you can do about it after so many years. To remove it, I'd use soap and water first then try very gently dabbing with acetone. :p
  4. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Can't be certain if the first letter is a T or a J.
  5. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    That's Miley Cyrus I'd bet any amount of money she had a short stint with the Yeah,Yeah,Yeah's.
  6. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    T.C. Greg? 10/88?
  7. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    And may I ask why you would think so sir? plenty of folks back then put their names on their amps and basses some even engraved them.
  8. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

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    t. c. sarzo, rudy's cousin?
  9. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    While I've seen some put their names on their amps and/or instruments, I've never seen an owner sign and date them (like an autograph as we see in this case). Usually it was printed and sometimes even had their drivers license or SS number with the name (granted we would never do that today).

    At a minimum, the person should have (or would have) printed their name or at least wrote it neatly if they were doing it to have it identified if the gear got stolen.
  10. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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  11. tbirdsp

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    Might just be a tech who serviced/repaired the amp?
  12. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    I'd bitch-slap that tech for writing on my amp! ;)
  13. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I honestly think it's someone who preferred to write their signature over printing their name because it provides a better proof of ownership. I think if it was someone really famous that information would have been passed down from owner to owner and the price of the item would continue to rise either way congrats on a killer amp.
  14. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Could be. Don't even remotely recognize the name, so it likely isn't anybody famous...
  15. bachlover

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    Looks like J. Pastorius to me....
  16. basscooker

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    JC George, bass player for bad clams, ca 1986-1990, one single, never broke the top 100, od'd on speedball 1992. Pop/rock hippie stuff ala spin doctors/hootie. from the east coast afaik.
  17. basscooker

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    okay total b.s. but it was fun for a second, right?
  18. tgriley62

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    Its mine. That was my "stage" name, yeah that's it & I want it back!!:p
  19. tbirdsp

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    I can't tell from that pic where on the amp the sig is, though it was on the back or something.
  20. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    On the top of the amp.

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