Initially, the popularization of electronic dance music was associated with European rave and club culture and it achieved limited popular exposure in America. By the mid-to-late 1990s this began to change as the American music industry made efforts to market a range of dance genres as " electronica ". 
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This page is about the incarnation of Electro from the 2014 movie. The mainstream version can be found here: Electro (Marvel). Maxwell "Max" Dillon, also known as Electro, is one of the two main antagonists (alongside the Green Goblin) of the 2014 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is a former electrical engineer at Oscorp who had idolized Spider-Man, but was transformed into an ...
Nov 13, 2019 · Estopinal, who had helped build EDC before departing after the 2011 Vegas edition, recalled that the term EDM had become popular beginning around 2008. "There was a concerted effort on all of us to...
- Michaelangelo Matos
- It All Started with Amps
- The Dawn of Danelectro Guitars
- The Later Days of Danelectro
- The Comeback
The history of Danelectro starts at the dawn of the electric guitar in the early 1940s. Daniel had been making amps independently in New York, creating the first push–pull circuit, which made the amps far more reliable than others at the time. Daniel worked with Epiphone for a few years until he set off on his own in 1946 and marketed the amps under his own brand name, Danelectro. Soon after, he developed the first ever large–scale amplifier manufacturing plant, supplying Sears and Montgomery Ward with amplifiers for their house brands. Nathan Daniel was at the forefront of amplifier innovation, and experimented with tremolo, reverb, and hybrid power systems at very early stages. During our conversation, Howard noted that his father was disappointed that these amps were considered inferior to the competition's at the time of their introduction. Yet these early amps have aged surprisingly well, and have become cult classics since being adopted by players like Jack White and Dan Auerb...
In 1954, Daniel decided to introduce a line of electric guitars that, like Leo Fender’s designs, avoided any resemblance to their acoustic counterparts. Since Daniel's initial business building amps made him more of an electrical engineer than a luthier, building guitars came with a learning curve. Howard Daniel remembers, “Dad asked a friend—I can’t remember if it was D’Angelico or Maccaferri—how to space frets. He was given the mathematical formula and headed to the bank to borrow an adding machine. After a few hours, he figured it out!” Similar to Les Paul, Daniel constantly tinkered to build better, more affordable electric guitars. Howard says that his father considered trussrods, “temporary solutions,” leading Nathan Daniel to experiment with metal neck reinforcement. He also cut costs and eased construction by using metal nuts, and he pioneered the neck micro–tilt adjustment before Fender came up with his own design. The lipstick pickup was a similar innovation, easily assemb...
By the late 1960s, Daniel was torn between expanding his musical instrument business and slowing down. Howard says, “I was not interested in the guitar business, so Dad really looked for other ways to pass it on.” After a trip to Japan and some other fact–finding missions, Daniel sold Danelectro to MCA while staying on as the Danelectro's president. This proved a great time for Daniel to cash in, since the guitar market was just about to hit a serious slump in sales. Daniel’s relationship with Sears lasted through many changes in the department store’s ownership, but he always managed to keep his accounts and relationships there intact. But things finally changed after the sale of Danelectro. “MCA changed the sales model, which led to Sears dropping the brand,” Howard recounts. With its main source of revenue gone, Danelectro faded into guitar lore. The brand limped along for a few years, selling the Vinnie Bell and sitar modes under the Coral name while selling off excess stock ass...
In the 1990s Steve Ridinger of the Evets Corporation was looking to acquire a classic music brand. I got the opportunity to talk to Ridinger about the return of Danelectro at NAMM this year. Ridinger told me, “We wanted to take a guitar product and build on its legacy. When we surveyed the brands and IP that was available, Danelectro seemed like a good fit.” However, guitars were not even on the company’s radar, “We bought the brand to market pedals, but guitars were brought about by request,” Ridinger says. Finally bending to pressure, Evets brought out a reissue of the 1956 U2 model to the 1998 NAMM show. “It was crazy!” Ridinger remembers. “We were all swamped taking orders for guitars. Even the kid we brought just to keep the guitars clean was taking orders.” Around this time, Jerry Jones in Nashville was also making very well regarded Danelectro–inspired guitars. His high quality models kept the image and sound of the brand alive, along with the designs of distinctive baritones...
- Middle Ages
Welding can trace its historic development back to ancient times. The earliest examples of weldingcome from the Bronze Age. Small gold circular boxes were made by pressure welding lap joints together. It is estimated that these boxes were made more than 2,000 years ago. During the Iron Age the Egyptians and people in the eastern Mediterranean area learned to weld pieces of iron together. Many tools were found that were made in approximately 1000 B.C. During the Middle Ages, the art of blacksmithing was developed and many items of iron were produced that were welded by hammering. It was not until the 19th century that welding as we know it today was invented.
Edmund Davy of England is credited with the discovery of acetylene in 1836. The production of an arc between two carbon electrodes using a battery is credited to Sir Humphry Davy in 1800. In the mid-19th century, the electric generator was invented and arc lighting became popular. During the late 1800s, gas welding and cutting was developed. Arc welding with the carbon arc and metal arc was developed and resistance welding became a practical joining process.
Auguste De Meritens, working in the Cabot Laboratory in France, used the heat of an arc for joining lead plates for storage batteries in the year 1881. It was his pupil, a Russian, Nikolai N. Benardos, working in the French laboratory, who was granted a patent for welding. He, with a fellow Russian, Stanislaus Olszewski, secured a British patent in 1885 and an American patent in 1887. The patents show an early electrode holder. This was the beginning of carbon arc welding. Benardos' efforts were restricted to carbon arc welding, although he was able to weld iron as well as lead. Carbon arc welding became popular during the late 1890s and early 1900s.
In 1890, C.L. Coffin of Detroit was awarded the first U.S. patent for an arc welding process using a metal electrode. This was the first record of the metal melted from the electrode carried across the arc to deposit filler metal in the joint to make a weld. About the same time, N.G. Slavianoff, a Russian, presented the same idea of transferring metal across an arc, but to cast metal in a mold.
Approximately 1900, Strohmenger introduced a coated metal electrode in Great Britain. There was a thin coating of clay or lime, but it provided a more stable arc. Oscar Kjellberg of Sweden invented a covered or coated electrode during the period of 1907 to 1914. Stick electrodes were produced by dipping short lengths of bare iron wire in thick mixtures of carbonates and silicates and allowing the coating to dry. Meanwhile, resistance welding processes were developed, including spot welding, seam welding, projection welding and flash butt welding. Elihu Thompson originated resistance welding. His patents were dated 1885-1900. In 1903, a German named Goldschmidt invented thermite welding that was first used to weld railroad rails. Gas welding and cutting were perfected during this period as well. The production of oxygen and later the liquefying of air, along with the introduction of a blow pipe or torch in 1887, helped the development of both welding and cutting. Before 1900, hydroge...
Immediately after the war in 1919, 20 members of the Wartime Welding Committee of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, under the leadership of Comfort Avery Adams, founded the American Welding Society as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of welding and allied processes. Alternating current was invented in 1919 by C.J. Holslag; however, it did not become popular until the 1930s when the heavy-coated electrode found widespread use.
In 1920, automatic welding was introduced. It utilized bare electrode wire operated on direct current and used arc voltage as the basis of regulating the feed rate. Automatic welding was invented by P.O. Nobel of the General Electric Company. It was used to build up worn motor shafts and worn crane wheels. It was also used by the automobile industry to produce rear axle housings. During the 1920s, various types of welding electrodes were developed. There was considerable controversy during the 1920s about the advantage of the heavy-coated rods versus light-coated rods. The heavy-coated electrodes, which were made by extruding, were developed by Langstroth and Wunder of the A.O. Smith Company and were used by that company in 1927. In 1929, Lincoln Electric Company produced extruded electrode rods that were sold to the public. By 1930, covered electrodes were widely used. Welding codes appeared that required higher-quality weld metal, which increased the use of covered electrodes. Dur...
Stud welding was developed in 1930 at the New York Navy Yard, specifically for attaching wood decking over a metal surface. Stud welding became popular in the shipbuilding and construction industries. The automatic process that became popular was the submerged arc welding process. This under powder or smothered arc welding process was developed by the National Tube Company for a pipe mill at McKeesport, Pennsylvania. It was designed to make the longitudinal seams in the pipe. The process was patented by Robinoff in 1930 and was later sold to Linde Air Products Company, where it was renamed Unionmelt welding. Submerged arc welding was used during the defense buildup in 1938 in shipyards and ordnance factories. It is one of the most productive welding processes and remains popular today.
Gas tungsten arc welding(GTAW) had its beginnings from an idea by C.L. Coffin to weld in a nonoxidizing gas atmosphere, which he patented in 1890. The concept was further refined in the late 1920s by H.M.Hobart, who used helium for shielding, and P.K. Devers, who used argon. This process was ideal for welding magnesium and also for welding stainless and aluminum. It was perfected in 1941, patented by Meredith, and named Heliarc welding. It was later licensed to Linde Air Products, where the water-cooled torch was developed. The gas tungsten arc welding process has become one of the most important. The gas metal arc welding(GMAW) process was successfully developed at Battelle Memorial Institute in 1948 under the sponsorship of the Air Reduction Company. This development utilized the gas shielded arc similar to the gas tungsten arc but replaced the tungsten electrode with a continuously fed electrode wire. One of the basic changes that made the process more usable was the small-diamet...
In 1953, Lyubavskii and Novoshilov announced the use of welding with consumable electrodes in an atmosphere of carbon dioxide gas. The CO2 welding process immediately gained favor since it utilized equipment developed for inert gas metal arc welding but could now be used for economically welding steels. The CO2arc is a hot arc and the larger electrode wires required fairly high currents. The process became widely used with the introduction of smaller-diameter electrode wires and refined power supplies. This development was the short-circuit arc variation that was known as Micro-wire, short-arc and dip transfer welding, all of which appeared late in 1958 and early in 1959. This variation allowed all-position welding on thin materials and soon became the most popular of the gas metal arc welding process variations.
Eurodance is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe. It combines many elements of hip hop, techno, Hi-NRG, house music, and Euro disco. This genre of music is heavily influenced by the use of rich vocals, sometimes with rapped verses. This, combined with cutting-edge synthesizers, strong bass rhythm and melodic hooks, establishes the core foundation of Eurodance music.
Teen-oriented popular music had become common by the end of the swing era, in the late 1940s, with Frank Sinatra being an early teen idol. However, it was the early 1960s that became known as the "golden age" for pop teen idols, who included Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Lulu and Ricky Nelson.
Feb 06, 2018 · Popular music has seen this sort of temporary demise with the guitar before, lookat the Techno rock of the 80’s and even Disco. But guitars come back especially when one or more players come to the forefront of music. Granted there may not be as many of us in the future. Part of that has to do with$$$$ for “decent” guitars and lessons.