When bubble wrap was invented in by Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, it was marketed as a textured, three-dimensional wallpaper. Feel free to pause for a moment and contemplate the glorious possibilities of this concept. It was not until several years later, after the utter failure of this wallpaper idea as well as several others , that the team at the Sealed Air company decided to try marketing bubble wrap as protective packing material to the then-fledgling computer industry. IBM took them up on their pitch, and the rest is history. You might be wondering what this story has to do with electric guitars.
By that point in history, rock music was the baddest man in the whole damn town. Stadiums and outdoor festivals was where the action was—Madison Square Garden for chrissakes. Fifty watts just wasn't enough to move that chick in the 61st row in her hand-embroidered bellbottoms. It wasn't as if nobody was filling the void—witness the stacks of Marshalls, mountains of Hiwatts, and truckloads of Dual Showmans doing more to promote tinnitus in a single generation since WWII.
As I understand it, the magnet has no direct contribution to the sound of the pickup. All it does is magnetize the string, which then is effectively a moving magnet vibrating over the coil, He was always the weakest link in terms of songwriting compared to the other three, who were quite strong.
Nov 15, 1. Nov 15, I found this add for a vintage bass amp for sale, would it be worth messing with? Any suggestions would be appreciated.