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BERNIE MARSDEN to launch 'Tales of Tone and Volume'

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TALES OF TONE AND VOLUME' - BERNIE MARSDEN

By: Rob McKenzie


More than forty years as a professional musician has enabled Bernie to put together one of the most eclectic and iconic guitar collections in the world, and 'Tales of Tone And Volume' displays this in majestic fashion. The book is abundant with anecdotes of his career, each connected with one or more of his guitars.

The state of the art photography shot by Melvin May enable people to see his guitars as they have never been seen before, making every page an exciting turn. See the guitars up close and personal that have been used (and abused!) in the studio, on the road, on television and to write some of the greatest Rock songs of all time.

The book is available in spectacular formats (some in very limited editions) from Rufus Publications at www.rufuspublications.com/rufusbooks/BernieMarsden

Rocktopia and Fireworks Magazine took the opportunity to spend some time with Bernie and talk about the book and his extensive career. An excerpt is contained below on the origins of the book 'Tales Of Tone And Volume'.

"The book is a combination of forty years of collecting guitars (well acquiring really, as if I was a collector I have would have more!). I would buy three guitars on an American tour and subsidise paying for one by selling the other two. For every ten I had, I would have had thirty if I was a collector! Over the years, they go into a lock-up and you forget you have them; I spoke to a friend in the publishing business who said I should do something and we have ended up with an A3 book with 400 pages. There are anecdotes for each of the guitars and the book is built around the 1959 Les Paul ["The Beast"] which had a history well before I got it in 1974.


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When I started collecting guitars in the 70s there were no such thing as vintage guitars - they were either new or second hand! The Gibson Les Paul started in 1952 when Les Paul was the epitome of a Rockstar; by the late 50s his fame was much reduced and Gibson weren't selling that many and went to the SG range, What they couldn't foresee was that Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton and any people of note in the 60s would be using these Les Pauls from the 50s and so they were reintroduced in 1968. I got "The Beast" from a fan of a band I was in (Wild Turkey); he came to me with this 1959 Les Paul and said he thought it would suit me. I ran into him later in the Marquee and I said the guitar was the best investment he and I had made - he said he thought it was strange Eric Clapton let it go. He had never told me it belonged to Clapton, then Paul Kossoff, then Andy Fraser and then this guy!"

Bernie Marsden will launch 'Tales of Tone and Volume' at Selfridges on Oxford Street, London on Tuesday December 4th at 7pm. Bernie has recently partnered with Selfridges and allowed 20 of his guitars to be featured in the Selfridges windows on Oxford and Duke Street as part of their Christmas Rock 'n' Roll campaign 'Santa On Tour'.


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  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
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  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
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  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
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  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
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