I've been looking at the 1982 Steve Dusheck DVD for Copper/Silver Transpo that uses the SAME gaff (accepted as Steve Dusheck's invention) and his handling.
You can buy Steve's DVD $10 - it includes a HEAP of material and is excellent value.
Simple question really
What is "different" about Digital Dissolve that warrants BJ Bueno calling himself the "inventor" of either the gaff OR the handling?
Dr. G. Keith Still
Again, I speak with no authority on Steve's effect and am just speculating.
Does anyone know what it consisted of?
In the end, i don't care too much, and I think that DD is worthy of its own release.
I am just curious about what C/S transpo consisted of.
Duscheck's routine is similar in plot to Digital Dissolve, but with different handling. I have seen both. And VERY extensive credits are listed in the Digital Dissolve DVD. Credit is definitely given where credit is due, and I respect that. BJ Bueno never claims to have invented the gaff - the full public record for its creation are listed in the DVD credits for all to see. The gaffs are manufactured by Jamie Schoolcraft, THE most respected coin gaff manufacturer who was personally given permission by Steve Duscheck to make this particular gimmick, although to be fair, the gimmick's origins are in dispute (but that's neither here nor there).
The fact of the matter is that the routines are similar, but not the same, and Digital Dissolve is one of the slickest coin effects I've come across in a long time. I only do 3 coin tricks in my performances, and this is one of the three. The coins are extremely well made, as well. No surprise there. Treasure it and use it wisely, and it will get you some GREAT reactions.
I agree but I also wonder, When someone creates an effect using a double back card should someone be credited for inventing the db card? (If it usually is I have never seen it). Or should the double lift be credited for every routine using it? How about the classic pass? This isnt an argumentative post, Im simply curious.dave said it just right. if someone did that with panic would aaron like it, no. but that what happens. Everyone gets mad at those who complain about it., but one day somone might steal your work.
Well, in that case, then I guess I will just release my handling with the use of the same gaff then. I'll just credit Bueno and Duestcheck and all's good, right? I'll call it "Rip-Off"
I mean geez, come on everyone, including the team. What ever happened to respecting magic enough that nothing was ever released to anyone, but other confirmed magicians. Back in the day, no one ever had to argue semantics with crediting.
How about this...I'll perform Panic with Aces and then release it for profit. Whether or not I get permission from Aaron, do you think it's right of me to do this? Meaning taking someone elses idea that they perfected over the years and simply change something as small as a king to an ace and make money from it. Is that right? No, it is not. The situation with Digital Dissolve is damn near the same.
How about one of the team members ask Aaron if I have permission to do this and take full profit for it. No joke...someone ask and let's see what he'll say...Anyone willing to make a wager on what his answer will be?
Don't get me wrong, a copper silver transpo has long been a classic and a great. But it's all about the money anymore which is extemely depressing...
-Dave T. Wiltrout-
Also, so far, Steve seems to be to the only person NOT to pipe in with an opinion.
Steve Dusheck said:It seems the people claiming I did not create the sliding gimmick and the routine are those involved with making money from my idea.
My routine and gimmick were out long before anyone else thought to use it. Hank Lee advertised my trick before it was ever published by Fulve's. Does that mean Fulve's copied my idea? I didn't care one way or another.
Jon Townsend stated that Slippery Sam (a magnetic version of my C/S Transpo) was put out in 1976. He is wrong. The copyright on the Gibson instructions is 1971. Townsend told me Bob Elliot bought one and demonstrated it at Tannen's magic shop, telling everyone how great it was. Later, when he wrote his routine for Fulve's, no mention was made of my trick or Eddie Gibson.
When I fooled Don Alan with my C/S Transpo, he asked me to do it for Pressly Guitar. I did and fooled him, too. It was after my showing him how it worked that he started making his half dollar version, but using my routine.
These people claim Guitar sold his gimmick before I made mine, but they offer no proof. Only the word of their friends. But my word is not good enough. One of my specialties was inventing coin tricks. I put out a lot of them. I only manufactured tricks I created. The dealers' ads will show that. There is no proof that Guitar invented any magic tricks, except the stories he told.
I did not give BJ Bueno permission to put out his version of my trick. I have given permission to all the other machinists who asked for it. I did give Jamie Schoolcraft permission to make my gimmick. I feel very sad that he is making the trick.
If there are any machinists reading this who would like to manufacture my C/S Transpo with my full permission, please contact me at my website.