RANDY RHOADS BLIZZARD OF OZZ AMPLIFIER BEING SOLD FOR $12,500
December 14, 2009
An amplifier used by Randy Rhoads on the European leg of the first Blizzard of Ozz tour is being auctioned at www.eBay.com. The opening bid for this rare amp is set at $12,500!
According to the auction; I, being a Randy Rhoads fan, purchased it for myself when Jet Records offered it in trade on Risson LTA stacks for Steve Kara of The Electric Prunes Band shortly after Randy Rhoads’ death. Jet Records was then owned By Sharon Osbourne’s Dad and represented many top groups of that era.
I put it in storage some 20 plus years ago with all my other amplifier components when I closed down Risson Amplifiers and went into the Computer Consulting business. It was working perfectly when traded in and I did not use or even clean it, so as to save it as used by Randy Rhoads.
I got so involved with computers over the years, that I forgot I had this amp. I am now again, building amplifiers and found this and some other items I will also be selling. It is a real shame it has just been sitting for so long. It should be played and appreaciated for its history. I am an Amplifier Engineer and do not really play. So I decided to sell to someone who could enjoy its sound and history. It has already contributed so much to the music scene.
Jet Records stated in an accompanying letter that prior to Randy using it in rehearsal and on stage in Ozzy’s band in Europe, it was used on tours of Ariel Bender and Widowmaker.
This is a real piece of Rock History, having been used by several special guitarists.
For more details, pictures and the Larry Ross letter authenticating the amp’s history visit www.ebay.com