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210-HD130 comes home

Hi, folks. My dad Barry Chance was a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band in the late 70s/early 80s. Music Man amps were a hot item back then, and dad was fond of the 210-HD models. He used them heavily in the Buffett days, and later on tour and in studio with a slew of other artists including Johnny Paycheck, Shelly West, Marty Stuart & others.
Leading up to his death in 2010, he had a ton of medical & financial trouble, and as a result, he sadly had none of his old gear from his playing days. I'm also a career player here in Nashville, so this always bummed me out, as you might imagine.

A few weeks ago, my 13 year old son happened to see some Facebook comments on a post where a guy mentioned having one of 'Barry Chance's old Music Man amps' from the Buffett era. After contacting him and getting a few details, I was able to confirm it was indeed dad's amp. I explained the sentimental value for the family, and he graciously agreed to a trade for another amp. I drove a few hours away to meet him, and I can't tell you how exciting it is to have this thing back in the collection; especially since it's here to stay as a family heirloom. My son also plays, so it's awesome to know I'll be able to pass it on to him.

From what I can gather from the date codes on the transformers & speakers, it's a '77 model. It has the 12AX7 PI tube & came with factory upgrade EV 10" speakers. You can see it behind him in a few shots in the YouTube video I'll share here. The other guitar player, Josh Leo, had a 212-HD you can also see next to the 210


mm210's picture

You can fast forward to 1:01

You can fast forward to 1:01 and start watching. You see all three at 1:05. Mike.

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It's so great that the guy

It's so great that the guy was willing to get the amp back to you.

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Awesome story! While not

Awesome story! While not quite to that level, I re-acquired the SG I wish had never gotten away. I originally had a 210HD 130, and when I got the SG back, I browsed the want ads (yes, it was that long ago) and there was one for sale. I've had both ever since. I'm sure I saw your dad. While not a bona fide Parrot Head, I've long enjoyed Jimmy and the CRB!

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