It was a hybrid of tube and solid state technology.
The preamps used the then burgeoning solid state "op-amp" integrated circuits embodying traditional Fender preamp time constants and architecture, while the power amps typically featured a Cathode Driven Tube power amp stage, much as were used in the radio broadcast industry in AM Transmitters.
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The Music Man story began in 1971 when Forrest White and Tom Walker formed a company they would call Tri-Sonix, Inc (often incorrectly referred to as "Tri-Sonic").
His grandparents sent him to live with his mother, who had moved to Seattle.
Izzy Stradlin (then of Hollywood Rose, later of Guns N' Roses) and drummer Fred Coury (later of Cinderella).
In the course of the Dean chapter, Wright provided some key developments in the company´s history that help date the various series offered.1976-1978: Zelinsky opens his first factory in Evanston, Illinois; Introduction of the ML, V, and Z models.1979-1980: Introduction of the Cadillac and E´Lite models; the company moves to a larger factory in Chicago.1982: The downsized-body Baby models are presented.
This series began production with the large V-shaped peghead, but shortly after switched to the small fork style peghead that is the most commonly found (the large V-shaped peghead was offered optionally).
by 1973 and in January 1974 the final name, Music Man, appeared.They were later joined by guitarist Mick Mars through an ad in the local newspaper, and singer Vince Neil, with whom Lee had attended high school.The band self-recorded their debut album, Too Fast for Love, which was subsequently released in November 1981 on the band's own Leathür Records label.S.-built Reissue Series of the classic 1977 designs are briefly built in Northern California.1994: American Custom ML, US Cadillac, and SL models first built in Cleveland, Ohio. S.-built guitars are offered in the Coupe, Deluxe, LTD, and Korina Series; similar-styled imported Dean models fall under the various American Spirit series.1998: The American Spirit terminology is disc., but the models retain their respective tiered pricing and quality levels. S.-built guitars fall under the USA Custom Shop: Coupe and LTD Series are still maintained; Flame, Ultima, and U. Phantom Series are added; and the Deluxe (basically an Original Floyd Rose tremolo option) is disc. Even more important, Dean acoustic guitars, acoustic/electric guitars, and even resonator models are introduced.1999: The ML Platinum guitar is introduced. The new Playmate series was introduced around this time.2000: The Dean Tonic series debuts.1995: New Dean facilities opened in Plant City, Florida. Series instruments feature Dean USA necks, Korean bodies, and assembly in the U. European Custom and European Premium Series are added; the European Custom Series takes over korina (V and Z) models from the U. Two new bass series emerged the Rhapsody and the Razor, and a new Jeff Berlin Signature Bass is available.2002: Dean celebrated their 25th Anniversary and celebrated with only one new electric model, the Stylist Phantom, and other models received new features.