The StingRay Bass sold well

Dating music man amps info

The neck was made by Modulus. The body is also chambered for added acoustic resonance.

The new body

Fender made the guitars and basses, while Walker's company made the amplifiers and sold accessories. Fewer than twenty percent of the residents in San Luis Obispo county can afford to buy a house.

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Given this climate, the StingRay guitar was quietly dropped from the line. Neither it, nor the new translucent finishes, were able to turn the financial tide and by the company was near bankruptcy. Walker approached Leo Fender about financial help in the founding. Fender had been opposed to the idea. Ball's partner in this company was George Fullerton.

Basses were produced in fretted and fretless versions. The preamps were coated with epoxy to prevent reverse engineering. The production of amplifiers, which were manufactured at a separate factory, ceased. The StingRay Bass sold well.

One-third of the then-current workforce of people got a raise. The new body shape has a slightly thinner upper horn and a more symmetric bridge end profile. The product was a success, and supported Music Man when its main line was in a slump. Low sales stressed the staff.