The long-awaited complete illustrated 50-year history of the company which brought us:
* The B-15 Portaflex
* The mighty SVT bass amp
* The Baby Bass
* The "Scroll-head" bass and Dan Armstrong "See-Through" instruments
Ampeg: The Story Behind the Sound interweaves the American success story of the company founder, the role of key inventors and inventions, the places, and the players -- all against the backgrounds of American pop music and corporate competition in the music industry.
An extensive reference to all amps, instruments, effects, and pickups from the "Amplified Peg" and Bassamp of the '40s to the high-tech SVT of the '90s is provided in technical articles, timelines and appendices. Includes tech tips and resources.
Foreward by Les Paul, technical editing by Greg Gagliano. 288 pages, over 200 photos, beautiful 32 page color section. Bookstore retail is $32.95 plus tax.