Sir Paul McCartney has given fans a glimpse into his musical life, revealing he still uses a guitar amp he bought when he was just 14 years old.
McCartney, revealed his ‘Little Green Amp’ – the Elpico AC55 – as he took a trip down memory lane at his Hog Hill Mill Studios in East Sussex as part of an hour-long audio tour included in the re-release of his 1997 solo album Flaming Pie.
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Speaking in the 1997 clip the Beatles’ legend says: “This is my very first amp I ever had when I was 14, it was called an Elpico. As you can see it is very 50s, it looks like a piece of 50s furniture.
“Instead of putting guitars into it, it says Mic1, Mic2, Gramophone, anything but guitars really. In those days amps were used more for putting your records through or microphones, for little PAs.
“That was the first thing and I have kept it ever since. I have now had it fixed up because it is so old. When you put an electric guitar through it now it sounds a bit like a fuzz guitar so it is quite a funky sound that I use sometimes. It is a dear little thing from many years ago.”