More Vintage Music Man Amp Photos

February 6, 2016

Thanks to Tone Gems reader, Eddie from Toronto, we have new photos to share. These are photos of one of the two (2!) vintage Music Man 110 RD Fifty amps that Eddie owns. When I have a chance, these will be added to the Tone Gems page I’m working one that is dedicated to the vintage MM 110.

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Buddy Holly – The Last Show

February 2, 2016

February 2, 1959
The Winter Dance Party Arrives in Clear Lake, Iowa

Scan of Original Winter Dance Party Poster Surf Ballroom

On this frozen night in 1959 the Winter Dance Party, featuring headliners Buddy Holly and the Crickets, arrived at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The show also included Frankie Sardo, Dion and the Belmonts, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and new teen sensation Ritchie Valens.

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Buddy Holly In Nashville, January 26 1956

January 26, 2016

On this day in 1956, Buddy Holly recorded his first songs for Decca Records in Nashville Tennessee.

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Greetings from Nashville, Buddy Holly

January 25, 2016

On this day in 1956, Buddy Holly along with Sonny Curtis and Don Guess arrived in Nashville, Tennessee. The next day would be the beginning of Buddy’s short but prolific recording career.

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Buddy Holly History, January 23 1956

January 23, 2016

On this day 60 years ago, January 23 1956, a 20-year-old Buddy Holly along with guitarist Sonny Curtis and bass player Don Guess loaded their gear into Buddy’s parent’s Buick (strapping the upright bass to the roof of the car!) and left Lubbock for Nashville hoping they might cut a record and become rock and roll stars.

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The Real Story Behind Marty McFly’s 1955 Guitar

October 25, 2015
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Compliments of the good folks at Reverb.com, here is the true story behind Michael J. Fox’s “Johnny B. Good” guitar, played during the 1955 Enchantment Under the Sea Ball – in the first Back to the Future.

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8 Easy DIY Guitar Tube Amp Mods

September 20, 2015
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Here’s a great article that explains how to mod your tube amp: 8 Guitar-Amp Mods for Newbies.

WARNING! Before you dive in, be aware that tube amps contain lethal (deadly!) voltages of electricity stored in the capacitors, even when unplugged. Do not touch unless you know what you are doing!

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