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Topic: Bill changing with TT
Message: Posted by: swee (Nov 8, 2005 09:50AM)
Recently I saw some magician doing visual bill changing with TT, anyone know any DVD thAT teaches this type of thing?
Message: Posted by: Jim Salabim (Nov 8, 2005 10:21AM)
You can try Sankeys "No card Tricks" DVD. It has a 2-bill transpo using a TT.

Message: Posted by: APC (Nov 8, 2005 11:09AM)
Visi-bill might have been it...It is visual and uses a TT...Check out penguinmagic.com for the demo.
Message: Posted by: johnnymagic (Nov 8, 2005 01:07PM)
Michael Ammar has some money magic videos.
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Nov 8, 2005 01:26PM)
For the best work on the bill switch Roger Klause is the one to go to. The only dvd I know of that he explains the bill switch is the the bonus disk in Vol 3 of the Legendary Repertoire Of Michael Skinner. Roger has taught this on video. Also I can't remember what volume it is on but it is on the vhs Encores. In My opinion no one does the switch better then Roger Klause.
Message: Posted by: Fred E. Bert (Nov 8, 2005 04:10PM)
Shameless plug, but if you want a VISUAL bill switch WITHOUT a TT, try Changeabill. You can find reviews [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=137758&forum=111&17]HERE[/url].
Message: Posted by: Bob Johnston (Nov 8, 2005 07:11PM)
Michael Ammar had an [b]entire video[/b] devoted to the Bill Switch with a TT.

Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Nov 8, 2005 08:13PM)
Asking for a bill switch [b]using a TT[/b] is the wrong question to ask in my opinion because it focuses on method (TT), not effect. It appears that your goal is to perform a bill switch that's "visual," so don't focus on the method used to reach that goal [b]except to the extent that the method impacts the effect and practical considerations like angles and difficulty[/b]. If it's "visual" that you're after, I recommend Lonnie Chevrie's version entitled "Grandpa's Dollar" (it's actually a variation of Juan Pablo's version), or Fred Bertholot's "Changeabill."

Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 8, 2005 08:19PM)
Not so many methods use the TT as part of the change. Usually just a way to get something into play and to get it out of sight later.
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Nov 8, 2005 08:46PM)
Go to http://www.magicsmith.com and pick up a copy of Money Morph. It is much smoother than most other tip methods. I have been using it for about 3 years now and still love it!
Message: Posted by: Conus (Nov 8, 2005 09:47PM)
I have to second Fred Bethelot's recommendation on his Changeabill DVD...
Message: Posted by: Paul Chosse (Nov 9, 2005 10:05PM)
Since we are shamelessly plugging, try Ron Bauer's #12 of the "Private Studies Series", "The Bar Bill Stunt". It is great, in my own, ever-humble, opinion. A non TT approach, WITH great presentation(s), by SEVERAL workers...

Best, PSC
Message: Posted by: Turk (Nov 9, 2005 10:31PM)
On 2005-11-09 23:05, Paul Chosse wrote:
Since we are shamelessly plugging, try Ron Bauer's #12 of the "Private Studies Series", "The Bar Bill Stunt". It is great, in my own, ever-humble, opinion. A non TT approach, WITH great presentation(s), by SEVERAL workers...

Best, PSC


Message: Posted by: AmazingKeithy (Aug 8, 2006 07:14AM)
I have just purchased the "Bar Bill Stunt" and , while I have not worked through it yet, am extremely impressed at the level of thought that has gone into this presentation. I remember as a young person (teens) actually taking more time for this sort of effect. As a mid-life person, I seem to have drifted more to the latest trick eye-candy quick hit kind of stuff and I am really looking forward to fleshing out this presentation.

Not in the least bothered that it doesn't use a TT.

Keith Mitchell
Message: Posted by: Jacob Smith (Aug 8, 2006 10:37AM)
Try Daniel Garcia's bill change where its visual and you can see a clip of it on his DVDs here: http://www.ellusionist.com/order/Daniel-Garcia-Project-DVD.htm?cat=104 (Watch the video attached to the page.) Enjoy.
Message: Posted by: h_A_Z (Aug 8, 2006 11:16AM)
Get the Switch Unfolding The $100 Bill Change by John Lovich. My best buy this year!
Message: Posted by: SharksFan85 (Aug 8, 2006 06:29PM)
There is a nice bill change in Darwin's TT Encyclopedia, disc 2. It's another magician teaching it, not Darwin, but I can't remember the guy's name.
Message: Posted by: Mediocre the Great (Aug 8, 2006 10:28PM)
Check out the book $100 Bill Change by John Lovick. It got excellent reviews, and there's a very nice explaination of John's favorite bill switch (which does not use a TT) in a recent Genii or Magic magazine a few months back.
Message: Posted by: kardillusions (Aug 10, 2006 06:06AM)
Just like to "third" Changeabill... the capabilities this change has is astounding.

Message: Posted by: trickymagic (Sep 7, 2006 03:11PM)
You can also see a really cool bill switch at Penguin, called Greed. Gimmicked but cool. Switch is the best book if you want to learn a million ways to do one trick. It is a great book!!!! Really gets deep and if you like psychology of magic, there is a lot of that here.
Message: Posted by: sadamspmp (Sep 12, 2006 03:07PM)
I personally like the Juan Hundred change and Sankey has a great version (he doesn't use a bill but the same technique applies) on Front Row Sankey.
Message: Posted by: LeeDillingham (Sep 12, 2006 03:12PM)
Try Losander's Anytime Anywhere DVD. Great TT material - including bill switch.
Message: Posted by: jmoran76 (Sep 13, 2006 09:11PM)
Years ago I purchased Michael Ammar's Classic Renditions tape teaching the TT switch. The video has a "super practice session" that has views of all the relevant angles so you can follow along with Ammar. After learning from Ammar, I've never wanted to tinker with something that has worked so well for so many years.
Message: Posted by: DoctorAmazo (Nov 30, 2007 02:59PM)
On 2005-11-08 11:21, Jim Salabim wrote:
You can try Sankeys "No card Tricks" DVD. It has a 2-bill transpo using a TT.


In the interest of giving credit where it's due, Sankey teaches the Mike "Koslowski Bill Switch". (And it seems like it's on EVERY Sankey DVD! lol)
Message: Posted by: CAROLINI (Nov 30, 2007 08:17PM)
Don't overlook "Examining the TT" DVD by Alex de Cova.
Message: Posted by: disneywld (Dec 2, 2007 01:57AM)
Years ago I bought the booklet, Hundred Dollar Bill Switch by Mike Kozlowski and learned it from there. I taught Doug Henning the trick and he used it on Carson that night!! I have film clips of him having trouble with the bill sticking - it is rather funny. On the show he did it perfectly.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Dec 2, 2007 06:27AM)
I would also recommend Money Morph...Front Row Sankey teaches a signature switch version...
Message: Posted by: Salby (Dec 2, 2007 09:39AM)
Michael Ammar's version is the one that I have been using for the past 20 years from his CLASSIC RENDITIONS (Volume 3) Video/DVD. I would NEVER change it and highly recommend it to anyone considering the Bill Switch.

It has opened the doors of opportunity in many interviews (both magical and non-magical reasons) and meeting so many people (including WOMEN :)). They may forget your name, but with that effect, they will always remember and it has been asked so many numerous times again and again and again.

I have NO problem at all repeating this effect 2-3 times for the same spectator(s) at one particular moment. It is THAT clean!!!

Michael Ammar is the way to go...........

Message: Posted by: daver (Dec 16, 2007 07:08PM)
John Lovick's "Switch" is an amazing treatise on just about anything to do with bill switching - TT, TT-less, folding techniques, etc...

Highly recommended....

Message: Posted by: yeahidomagic (Jan 1, 2008 10:01PM)
Here's the DVD for unlimited bill switch:

30 tricks & tips with a magic TT by magic makers, taught by Eddy Ray
Message: Posted by: daver (Jan 3, 2008 09:13PM)
Another excellent text which I recently purchased and read on switch techniques is "Switchcraft" by Elliott Bressler.

You can find more info at:

Message: Posted by: RollyD (Jan 4, 2008 08:05AM)
I would agree with the others to get Lovick's book Switched. Pricey, but it's hardcover and has loads of techniques/ideas. There will be something there for everyone. I would be cautious on ordering money morph from the originator's (Kevin King) website as suggested by some others. Did that about a year ago, paid via paypal, never received the dvd. Sent a couple emails, no response. Reported it to Paypal, who tried to contact him, no response. They awarded the dispute in my favor but could not refund me since his account was empty! Remember the Steve Miller song from the 70's "Go on, take the money and run..." Anyone who conducts business in that manner will never get my business ever again..even if he creates the greatest close-up effect ever known to the magic world.
Message: Posted by: PRINCE (Jan 4, 2008 06:38PM)
My vote is with 'Money Morph'.
Message: Posted by: ElliottB (Jan 5, 2008 10:20PM)
On 2008-01-03 22:13, daver wrote:
Another excellent text which I recently purchased and read on switch techniques is "Switchcraft" by Elliott Bressler.

You can find more info at:


Thanks so much, Dave!!!

Message: Posted by: engineer_star (Jan 6, 2008 12:41PM)
To add to how AMAZING Ammar is and his HANDLING, His TT was painted solid red and used over and over. Never once was there a flash. Moreover, the maximum amount of bill that could be shown was always visual. At which point you just tell him to take a bow:<) He earned it.
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Jan 6, 2008 01:49PM)
Depends on which switch, there's a million of them....The juan pablo type switch ala lonnie chevrie or as someone mentioned the lovick switch which is out of his book switched...It has a ton of bills switches in that...

The lovick switch is in the first episode of reel magic quarterly (blatant plug). I know a lot of you don't know what reelmagic is ...It's a video magazine that has a least 3 tricks performed and explained in each episode, plus interviews with some of the biggest names in magic and reviews and also segments that teach you how to make your magic stronger with garret thomas and jon armstrong.


blatant plug

Message: Posted by: Conus (Jan 6, 2008 04:44PM)
Tedb -

Please keep plugging away!!!

[b]Reel Magic Quarterly[/b] is a fine piece of work -- you should be proud of it! (The Lovick segment was terrific.)

Also - Lonnie Chevrie's "Grandpa's Dollar" handling of Juan Pablo's switch is well-done.

Wish you luck and all the best,
- Doug
Message: Posted by: close_up_act (Jan 17, 2008 03:14AM)
Money Morph, Money Morph, Money Morph. You will not go wrong with this dvd, trust me....
Message: Posted by: ixnay66 (Mar 7, 2008 12:57PM)
This question was asked in November 2005. I'm going to guess this guy got the information he needed. haha

But while we're on the subject, I like Money Morph also.
Message: Posted by: michaelwriting (Mar 23, 2008 01:11AM)
Ammar does a very nice $2 bill tear (I think you can look it up on youtube). It's on one of his money miracle videos.