Vintage Guitar - February 2018 - 37
in, set the levels - which were pretty deafening - and braced ourselves for one of the
highlights of our young musical lives. As
the parade got underway, we hit our first
song and were blown away by the power.
It was loud - so loud, in fact, that we were
drowning out the marching band behind
us... they seemed to have difficulty staying
in step. The crowd loved it. Afterward, one
of our parents snapped photos of us with the
amp on the back of the truck. We knew it
this was something we'd treasure forever."
The Sequins continued playing their own
300-watt Magnatones for the next couple of
years, until college and day jobs took them
in different directions, Moniot to a career
in broadcasting that keeps him occupied
to this day. After occasionally plugging
into the M35 while home from grad school
through the '70s, he sold it in 1978 to acquire
something less mega-amp-like. He still has
his SG. Through it all, however, Moniot has
never forgotten the experience of crushing
Zelienople with the 1,000-watt Monster.
The Sequins (Ordy, Moniot, Metrick, Lytle) with
Magnatone M35 amps in their publicity photo.
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