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#1 Jesse Gonzales

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:32 PM

Around 1971-1972 there was an ad for a Gorski clone called the Billco, seeing that it speced out very well Devin Singer one of the AZ bunch ordered one and it was the slickest thing we had ever seen. it was only $35.00 back then but came with dual cherry micro-switches and a trigger so smooth it felt like a modern DiFalco.

 

who was Bill and why did he quit making controllers?

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

Back then, the Gorski wasn't much more expensive.

IIRC, it was $39.95 with Dave Bloom painted handles.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:56 PM

Yes, I had a basic Gorski that was very trick. I do not remember what happened to it but I did have a copy I made that survived time. I may have sold the Gorski to a buddy from Tucson that also bought my Simco magnetizer.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 05:07 PM

 
who was Bill and why did he quit making controllers?
 
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On a longshot, this possibly could be Bill Nolan from Tennessee. He always went by BillCo IIRC and he was great with controllers and painted bodies.





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