Q&A - "Your Rig in ‘77 -‘ 78?"

Saw you perform at the PNE (Vancouver) around ‘77 - ‘78. Curious, what was your rig in those days. You were getting feedbacks by holding the neck against a monitor or cabinet. Thanks (was a great show!) -Rick Knotts
 Guitarist Roger Fisher performs with Heart. He is shown waist-up, wearing a green suede shirt and a heart pendant. Photograph, 1977.

Guitarist Roger Fisher performs with Heart. He is shown waist-up, wearing a green suede shirt and a heart pendant. Photograph, 1977.

RF: Rick, you compliment me by assuming I’m able to remember something this far back :-) My memory was already wacky before entering the “Old Age” era.

I’m pretty sure at that point I was still using three rack-mounted 100-watt Marshalls (not sure which models, maybe Rick Erickson knows), and I had a 2-12” floor monitor on the front of the stage, facing back, to keep the sound from going to the audience, so it would be more controllable in the PA. Also, having the git speaker box at my feet and loud, I was able to get wonderful sustain and feedback.

I think that was the day you and I met. I felt an instant attraction to you because you were so unassuming, grounded, and intelligent. Since then, you’ve become one of my best friends in life. You’re an inspiration for all who know you. Love you, man! Ladeez and gentlehoods, Rick Knotts, from RAIL!