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The Story Behind the Sound 

by Gregg Hopkins and Bill Moore

The long-awaited complete illustrated 50-year history of the company which brought us: 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.

 Foreword by Les Paul, technical editing by Greg Gagliano. 288 pages, over 200 photos, beautiful 32-page color section.

 $29.95 plus $4 S&H (MO res. add 6.725% sales tax) (US orders) check or money order direct from the authors. Make check or money order payable to Gregg Hopkins and send to:

P.O. Box 25091
St. Louis, MO 63125
Ph. 1-314-631-5030 or Email

 THANKS to all—especially technical Editor Greg Gagliano, unofficial Ampeg webmaster Bob Farace, correspondents from this site, and the rest of the Ampeg Brotherhood—for help on the project!

Ampeg: The Story Behind the Sound was named Vintage Guitar Magazine's Book of the Year for 1999.