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Topic: Favorite $1 to $5 Switch
Message: Posted by: wcb39 (Nov 24, 2003 08:34AM)
Referring to the effect using the two bills where magic happens in spectators hands. Is there a thread on this? Looked through a dozen or so pages and couldn't find it. Thanks, Bill
Message: Posted by: shanester (Nov 24, 2003 11:20AM)
Michael Ammar discusses this effect pretty thoroughly in his book The Magic of Michael Ammar. One thing he doesn't tell you though is how you get the bill prefolded. He simply refers to the patter in Encore 3. Does anyone have this patter to share as it seems strange to have to buy a different book in order to complete the effect.
Message: Posted by: tedski (Nov 24, 2003 11:35AM)
Re: $5 to $1 switch: one version is Beswitched which Ammar credits to George Hemphill I believe on the ETMMM series
Message: Posted by: wcb39 (Nov 24, 2003 03:51PM)
Thanks guys. I have dusted of the ETMMM and BeSwitched is on tape 2. I plan to review it tonight.
Message: Posted by: tedski (Nov 25, 2003 10:34AM)
I have found people really like this effect. I don't use Ammar's Million Dollar Mystery patter however. I have a plot about my wife borrowing lunch money for the kids and it goes through the transposition effect - have fun!
Message: Posted by: Dave Schutt (Nov 25, 2003 03:50PM)
I love Michael Ammar's stuff and have over 10 of his videos, but I must say patter has never been the strong suit in his presentation. It may have worked in the 1970's or 80's but most of it sounds pretty corny these days. And yes I know he's 10x the magician I'll ever be but some of the presentations are downright excruciating to listen to.
Message: Posted by: wcb39 (Nov 26, 2003 08:16AM)
Just worked out a handling built on Bob Solari's Metamorphosis Bills where you can hand out your bill at the end. It will also allow to do it if you use Beswitched. PM me and I will share it with you.

Message: Posted by: Jason Wethington (Nov 26, 2003 08:57AM)
Roger Klause has a great handling of this type of effect as does Burger and David Parr.
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Nov 26, 2003 02:50PM)
Ammar's video in the "Classic Renditions" series is excellent. Definitely worth the money to get a clear demonstration of this great effect.
Message: Posted by: MagicAndBlackjack (Nov 26, 2003 10:15PM)
Sankey has a nice one which happens in spectator's hands. It's called "Foreign Exchange" and is a bonus trick with "Public Transit".

And Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Message: Posted by: benrl (Nov 27, 2003 09:24AM)
Al Cohen marketed an 'in the spectator's hand' bill switch that I use all the time. It allows the spectator to examine the bill left in their hand. Easy handling, no sleights.

Don't remember the name of it though.
Message: Posted by: KingStardog (Nov 29, 2003 12:16AM)
My favorite is the Galli Galli bill switch. Any bills
and two specs. Doesn't get any better than that.
Message: Posted by: wcb39 (Nov 29, 2003 08:53AM)

Sounds cool. Where is it written up?


Message: Posted by: Steve Oxford (Nov 29, 2003 09:23AM)
Personally I like David Parr's version in his book "Brain Food" Hard to beat this one. It is far better than the new Burger release.IMO