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May 2014

Music Man

ARTICLES

Musikmesse '14 - Music Man HD 130 Combo and CLB-2 Overdrive/Boost Demos

April 7, 2014
Markbass' Marco De Virgiliis and Music Man's Sterling Ball collaborated and relaunched the amp line with a handful of new heads and combos.
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NAMM '14 - Music Man John Petrucci Majesty, MM 90 Armada, Axis Hollowbody, and Ernie Ball Strings

February 4, 2014
In this clip we learn about three updated Music Man guitars and brand new patent-pending aluminum bronze acoustic guitar strings from Ernie Ball.
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John Petrucci: The Ultimate Evolved Guitarist

September 24, 2013
The beloved shredder reveals how his band Dream Theater stays the course: by practicing always and playing from the heart. He also tells us why his 13th Music Man signature model guitar is his most cutting-edge collaboration to date.
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Music Man Classic Sabre Review

September 15, 2013
The new Sabre is an excellent all-around workhorse for bassists with a taste for zing and slap.
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Music Man 112RD-50 Combo

August 10, 2012
I have an old Music Man amp and I’ve always wondered about the connection between Music Man and Fender amps.
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NAMM '12 - Ernie Ball Music Man Cobalt Strings, JP12, and Luke III Demos

January 31, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of several new guitar offerings, including EBMM's Cobalt strings, John Petrucci JP12 Signature Model, and Steve Lukather's Luke III Signature Model.
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The Low End: Milestones in Vintage Bass Evolution

February 15, 2011
Kevin''s personal top items that influenced the evolution of today’s vintage bass, in no particular order of preference.
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Old Dog, New Tricks

January 17, 2011
Over the past few months, I’ve discovered quite a few things, thus proving the old adage that you’re never too old to learn
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Ernie Ball Music Man - From the Vault: Basses

December 31, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man facilities (where they make the guitars and basses). In this video segment, Chief Gear Designer Dudley Gimpel opens the EBMM vault to show off some vintage basses. Here, Gimpel shows off a Leo Fender-built 1976 StingRay bass that preceded the EBMM company. In addition, we get to peek at the original EBMM StingRay bass, an original-run Sabre, a Classic Series StingRay 5 and an original Bongo 6-string.
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Ernie Ball Music Man - New 2011 Colors

December 31, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at San Luis Obispo, CA, where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man factory. In this segment, Scott Ball (grandson of Ernie Ball and son of Sterling) who specializes in sales and product development for EBMM, shows off new colors, configurations and pickguard options that EBMM are currently mulling over the 2011 production year.
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