He may say that JC was his first mentor, but I have found the truth.
On eBay is the amplifier on a cart true inspiration of Mr. Slagle. The text said it belongs to a 90 year old ham radio operator, so it clearly predates Dave's New York Noise work.
Eimac Filament Emisssion Makes The Modern World Go Around - Really cool Eimac advert. Yeah the Eimac tubes are cool but the Eimac technician coat is bad ass. I want one. http://www.itishifi.com