A 1983 Music Man HD-150 REVERB half-stack,  AMP: Serial No. B013153, Chassis No. 2275150CL, 3
Lot 83W
A 1983 Music Man HD-150 REVERB half-stack, AMP: Serial No. B013153, Chassis No. 2275150CL, 3
Sold for US$ 8,540 inc. premium
Lot Details
A 1983 Music Man HD-150 REVERB half-stack,
AMP: Serial No. B013153, Chassis No. 2275150CL,
front control style cabinet with tolex covering, black metal plate stamped MUSIC MAN and logo in silver, silver grille cloth, black control panel with eleven 'numbered' style rotary controls, four jack inputs, two rocker switches (bright switch re-labelled MID-SHIFT) and red pilot lamp, black rear control panel with two additional jack inputs marked PRE AMP LINE OUT and POWER AMP LINE INPUT, 117V, US plug; and SPEAKER CABINET: 1970s open-back style cabinet with black tolex covering, metal plate stamped MUSIC MAN and logo in black, silver grille cloth, the initial E stencilled on the back panel, 12-inch JBL blue label K120 alnico speakers; and a blue flight case with THE DUCK BROS. stencil on one side and the number 14 on all sides (3)

Footnotes

  • This half-stack or its companion in lot 84 was used by Clapton during the Arms Benefit US Tour in December 1983. This amplifier and other Music Man amps for stage use were modified for Clapton by the Music Man workshop before shipping. The modifications included conversion of the bright switch circuit to a mid-shift circuit and the addition of pre-amp out/power-amp in jack sockets. It has been reputed that these modifications were offered by Music Man to its customers and its dealers had been issued with a circuit diagram of the modification by Music Man to meet such a request.

    In an 1985 interview with Dan Forte for Guitar Player magazine, Clapton's guitar technician commented:
    "He'd used Music Mans for a long time- the 130 series, and then 150 heads."

    Photo: Clapton using this half-stack with this set up or a similar one, on stage performing With A Little Help From My Friend with Joe Cocker, Charlie Watts and Jimmy Page at the US Arms Concert, 9 December 1983, Madison Square Garden, New York. Photograph courtesy of Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com
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