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Music Man Book


Chuck Bryden (cbryden)
Username: cbryden

Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 03:10 pm:   

http://musicbooksplus.com/music-1978-198 2-then-some-p-8366.html

Has anyone heard of this?
Walter Jowers (sonofswamp)
Username: sonofswamp

Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 09:39 pm:   

I bought it, and read it.

It's a decent memoir from a guy who worked at MM near the tail end of the company's run. The book mostly deals with the writer's observations during this period. There's very little actual info about amps. And not to be harsh, but the author isn't a skilled or engaging writer.

Still not a bad buy for a collector/fan of MM gear. (Didja know they had MM picks and strings? I didn't, and I worked at a MM dealer in the late 70s.)

Bo Metz (mrdownchild)
Username: mrdownchild

Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2008 - 05:18 am:   

I ordered the Music Man book online. When it arrived, I sat down and read it from cover to cover. It's a cool book to have if your a fan of MM amps. Unfortunately, it's poorly written.

I kept laughing because the "author" was instrumental in the development of a wooden box which was used to hold guitar strings. This box resembled a MM cabinet (minus the tolex). Throughout the entire book, there are numerous pictures of these boxes. The captions beneath the pictures would read something like this: "Music Man string box still going strong after 20 years!" You could tell that he was extraordinarily proud of that project! To my notion, it was a footnote in the history of MM amps. (I must admit, I wouldn't mind having one)
Bill Traylor (bozzy369)
Username: bozzy369

Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 09:20 pm:   

i have the book as well,its a really kool book on actully the probs these poor guys went though to bring you the amp you love,the only prob with this book is its kinda expensive for what it is new,i got lucky found a used one on ebay .