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sorry but....

Posted: Tue 08/07/07 9:05 pm
by peroja
i feel embarassed. i am new here and i do not know who mark was? was he the founder of 18watt.com? i would be very happy if someone tells me who he was? he looks very sympatic to me.

pero
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Re: sorry but....

Posted: Tue 08/07/07 9:45 pm
by BBQLS1
peroja wrote:i feel embarassed. i am new here and i do not know who mark was? was he the founder of 18watt.com? i would be very happy if someone tells me who he was? he looks very sympatic to me.

pero
:oops:
He was very very involved with this forum. He developed some of the amps in our download sections. Unfortunately, he passed away in an auto accident.

:cry:

Re: sorry but....

Posted: Tue 08/07/07 9:50 pm
by morcey2
peroja wrote:i feel embarassed. i am new here and i do not know who mark was? was he the founder of 18watt.com? i would be very happy if someone tells me who he was? he looks very sympatic to me.

pero
:oops:
(this is from what I've read and remember) Mark Durham was one of the founding members of the 18watt Yahoo group that eventually morphed into what you see here. He was (and still is) a major contributor here.

If you see any schematics drawn by hand like this one:
http://www.18watt.com/storage/Vajra%2018%20scheme.jpg
, it's one of Marks. That one, I'm pretty sure is his masterwork, being the Vajra.

Now the sad part. On July 26, 2006, Mark was killed in a car wreck while on vacation in Hawaii. One of his 2 daughters, Jessica, was seriously injured in the wreck. The other, Marisa, was injured, but less seriously. The group here pulled together and raised a total of just over $8000 to help Sheri and the girls.

I never got to know Mark before the accident, but many here were close personal friends of his, both on the internet and in real life (What do you mean the internet isn't real life?) I have been lucky enough to get one of the items in the fundraiser, that being a JTM45 kit (winner number 5). And my mom told me I would never be a winner.

ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST:

Would it be possible to restore the thread in which his death was announced? I have searched and can not find it anywhere. I think it is as important to 18Watt.com as any of the schematics, layouts, or gallery shots are.

I'm sure many agree with me in that he is missed.

Matt.

Posted: Wed 08/08/07 11:49 pm
by peroja
:cry:
my toughts are with his family. i know how it is to lose a father. actually i lost my whole family, my dad, mom and my younger sister all on the same day when i was 30 years old. on november 17th it is 10 years ago. i fear that day. you can google for "luxor massacre" so i dont need to tell details......

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 10:01 am
by JoeV
peroja wrote::cry:
my toughts are with his family. i know how it is to lose a father. actually i lost my whole family, my dad, mom and my younger sister all on the same day when i was 30 years old. on november 17th it is 10 years ago. i fear that day. you can google for "luxor massacre" so i dont need to tell details......
Holy sh!t, man. I'm so sorry for you. :(

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 11:21 am
by drhulsey
peroja wrote:.. actually i lost my whole family....
To kill people in the name of God seems to be the worst of oxymorons :cry: :!:

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 1:38 pm
by dartanion
Every religion has it's extremists.

Consider us the 18watt extremists!!!


Let's get back to talking about amps :D

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 1:51 pm
by mcdadez
Agreed,i have studied every religion for the past 6000 years and im an atheist...that about sums up what i think about religion.But this is an amp forum and i want to talk about AMPS!!!! lets leave it at that. :twisted:

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 2:32 pm
by drhulsey
dartanion wrote: Consider us the 18watt extremists!!!
Yes, but I won't condemn you for getting 20 watts of output :!: :lol:

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 2:41 pm
by rjgtr
Everyone - I hate to be heavy here, but please do not discuss religion or politics. It is one of the forums rules.



Mark was a great guy. It is shame he's gone. He was always helpful.

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 2:51 pm
by peroja
sorry i brought that up. thread closed 8)

ooh yeah....here are my tunes:

http://www.myspace.com/demhold

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 3:29 pm
by drhulsey
peroja wrote:...here are my tunes...
The tunes sound GREAT :!: Good licks, good composition 8)

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 3:39 pm
by ctams
mcdadez wrote:Agreed,i have studied every religion for the past 6000 years and im an atheist...that about sums up what i think about religion.But this is an amp forum and i want to talk about AMPS!!!! lets leave it at that. :twisted:
WOW! You've been studying for 6,000 years? That would be my true h*ll, as I hated school. ;)

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 4:39 pm
by mcdadez
lol ok no religion talk but i found that funny.As for the topic i wasnt here when Mark sadly passed away but his posts and layouts have helped a future generation of amp builders get to grips with the 18watt.Something that will live on forever.

Posted: Thu 08/09/07 4:43 pm
by peroja
drhulsey wrote:
peroja wrote:...here are my tunes...
The tunes sound GREAT :!: Good licks, good composition 8)
thank you, thanks a lot. :)
i am 40y now. i got my first guitar when i was 10. the boy was little, the guitar a monster LOL :lol: