CH Vintage Audio supplies BBC for their 2023 Jimmy Savile TV mini-series Drama/Biography, ‘The Reckoning’

CH Vintage Audio’s Revox 77, record decks and Reslo mic were used by the BBC for the filming of various scenes in the BBC’s Jimmy Savile TV mini-series Drama/Biography, ‘The Reckoning’. Featured scenes include recreations of the BBC studios and assorted nightclubs. Incidentally, the Revox tape machine seen here is the same one used by […]

ISE Barcelona 2024, 30 Jan – 2 Feb

CH Vintage Audio displayed some of its large collection of rock and roll and sound equipment artefacts at ISE Barcelona 2024 if you have an exhibition, trade show or movie production that needs artefacts then we probably have the best collection in the world. https://www.iseurope.org/ise-2024-conference-programme

Danny Boyle’s Pistol

During 2021 CH Vintage was called upon to supply a wide variety of equipment to the May 31st 2022 Disney / Danny Boyle TV Series release ”Pistol” charting the career of the Sex Pistols here are a few initial shots of the re-creation of the Bowie at Hammersmith Ziggy gig.  

Strawberry Studios Recreation

ARE YOU FEELING IT? “That will be a weird feeling! Does anyone fancy a séance?” Peter Hook on the recreation of Strawberry Studios For one weekend only experience first-hand what it was like to be in the Strawberry Studios control room when artists such as 10CC, Joy Division, New Order and The Smiths first captured […]

Floyd at Pompeii Recreated by CH Vintage

The sound system used at Pompeii has been recreated by CH Vintage and a film made with the help of Troglodyte Music, Grange Products, Chris Hewitt’s Museum of Rock, Rawson Sparfield Speakers and Steve McElroy and Friends A full professionally filmed dvd will be available shortly. https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/600926682

CH Vintage Audio appears at Le 106 Rouen

Chris Hewitt from CH Vintage appeared at Le 106 Rouen talking about various sound systems. Chris was talking about and discussing the Martin Audio Systems. https://www.facebook.com/le106/videos/846318356079192 He also discussed Altec Lansing https://www.facebook.com/le106/videos/391015342727422 And finally he discussed the WEM Festival System https://www.facebook.com/le106/videos/391015342727422

1970s Ford Transit now with Avis Livery

The CH Vintage Audio 1970s Ford Transit has now been dressed in Avis Van Rental livery. Avis used to specialise in hiring vans to bands, many of the top names had Avis vans including Pink Floyd. Our van has extra set of aircraft seats behind the front seats and a period 8 track stereo player. 

CH Vintage Audio 1970s Ford Transit

Now available from CH Vintage Audio, for hire for Film and TV work, 1970s Ford Transit  music business van. The van that revolutionised late 60s and 70s music. The first one that could carry the band, their crew and all the equipment for a small to medium concert. Our van has extra set of aircraft seats behind the […]

Bold as Love – Celebrating Hendrix

CH Vintage Audio were pleased to provide the three WEM mixers used for Hendrix at the Isle of Wight, some of the WEM PA speakers and horns used for Hendrix at the Isle of Wight, a Hendrix Marshall 50 watt head, a Hendrix Marshall 100 watt valve slave, Hendrix Marshall 4 x 12, Hendrix Univibe […]

CH Vintage are allwightnow!

To tie in with the launch of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968, 1969 and 1970 Isle of Wight festivals. CH Vintage Audio went to Freshwater site of the 1970 festival which featured Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Who, Free, Joni Mitchell plus many others and set up the mixers that were actually used by Charlie […]

The sound of The Beatles!

Probably one of the most important finds in Rock Music History and now arrived at the Chris Hewitt Museum of Rock/CH Vintage Audio, the Altec monitors from Abbey Road Studio 2 Control Room. Just think, almost all The Beatles tracks, as well as a multitude of top 60’s artists, were mixed on these monitors and they […]

Freddie Mercury biopic – update

For the Bromley Town Hall ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ filming sessions in November 2017, we were asked to create a working PA system for an early 70s concert. As far as we know two gigs were being shot – the first was the pre Queen ‘Smile’ band at Ealing Art College and the second was an early Queen gig. […]

Strawberry Studios – Control Room re-creation Update

Another weekend added owing to extreme demand! After more than a thousand visitors from as far away as Scotland and Essex passed through the Strawberry Studios Control Room this last weekend and thanks to the kindness of building owner Damian Walsh [Mondiale Publishing] we are staging another chance for people to visit during the day on Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October […]

Freddie Mercury biopic

For the forthcoming 2018 Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody, John Henry’s of London who are sourcing a lot of the musical equipment, called on the vintage equipment stock and expertise of CH Vintage Audio. We were pleased to supply various authentic items including a mixing desk, drum mikes and mike holders for the iconic Live Aid […]

Fleetwood Mac

CH Vintage Audio is pleased to have acquired some WEM sound equipment previously owned and used by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac in 1969/70. Dinky Dawson (Fleetwood Mac’s soundman late 1960’s until July 1970,  sent this text to Chris Hewitt in 2017 “The Fleetwood Mac slaves and speaker cabinets you have Chris Hewitt, are all from […]

Morrissey

During the shooting of the Morrissey film England is Mine, we supplied PA equipment to help recreate the legendary Sex Pistols Lesser Free Trade Hall gig and a Morrissey Rafters gig. We also helped with gear to recreate bedroom rehearsals.

Strawberry Studios

We were especially pleased to help with the Strawberry Studios Stockport Museum exhibition by supplying some Martin Hannett production equipment and 10CC/Strawberry control room equipment from our archive. For a forthcoming Strawberry Studios BBC 6Music item with Chris Hewitt, BBC broadcast journalist Elizabeth Alker got a tour of the original Strawberry studios main studio room […]

George Harrison

Our original George Harrison Vox amps are in great demand, and recently have been available to view at the Beatles Story Museum, The Whittaker Museum Rossendale, and the Haworth Art Gallery Accrington. They have also been in action with ex Oasis guitar legend Bonehead and with my friend and renowned guitar builder Michael Eastwood for […]

WEM

June Watkins [widow of WEM founder and industry legend Charlie Watkins] very kindly sent us a letter of support for our WEM Museum and a donation! We’re very pleased to have this endorsement of our endeavours to further awareness of the importance of WEM sound equipment in the music industry in the 1960’s and 70’s. […]