I was walking past Radio Rentals in Eltham High Street one Saturday and saw these in the window. I couldn't believe it. I went right in and asked them to put them by for me.
We recorded both third door from the left concerts with them.
I also recorded some bands at Acklam Hall (?) at a Here & Noe concert with them although the tapes were given to the bands without my taking a copy.
My first synth was a Wasp as pictured. I had read about them and one day when walking down Tottenham Court Road with Jim Ross, a friend from school, we walked past Throbbing Gristle. I had just read a cover article about them in Sounds or NME and we stopped them and asked for autographs, which they happily did, signing the back of a Wasp brochure. That was 1979. I saw them at Centro Iberico shortly afterwards and my life was changed forever. I took this plastic marvel on the Fuck Off Records tour Christmas 1979 where I joined The Entire Cosmos one night and another night we played as Those Nice Women Who Care (with members of the other bands on tour) singing improvised Christmas carols as I recall.
I bought this after I saw Mal of Cabaret Voltaire playing one, and I saw this in a used music store locally.
I liked the sound, although I never tried another style of bass, so really can't compare. It was poorly balanced though, as the body was hollow and the neck solid, so when I let it go, the body would swing up and whack me in the face! Cheap, but it got the job done!
I used this for all of the bass in Third Door From The Left and we be echo until it was (presumably) sold around 1989.
I bought this from Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle, a great use of my college grant money I think!
This was a beautiful piece of equipment and my first "pro gear". It was highly manipulable and could produce amazing sounds - listen to "Under Attack" by Third Door From The Left for a good example.
I bought this from Mark Perry of ATV, it was a great little echo. I got rid of it when I bought the Space Echo. I can't remember much about it other than it has a cloth outer. Mark can't remember selling it to me, our even owning it!
im not sure the image is correct, but it's similar.