Ampeg: The Story Behind the Sound tells the tale of this extraordinary company on its 50th Anniversary, weaving together the American success story of the company founder, the role of key inventors and inventions, and the development of innovative music equipment products -- all against the backgrounds of American pop music and corporate competition in the music industry. Many Ampeg endorsers are profiled, including: Johnny Smith, James Jamerson, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Gary Karr, Victor Wooten, Bill Wyman, Jason Newsted, Michael Anthony and more. The results provides something of interest to musicians, collectors, and those who lived part of the history. Includes more than 200 photos and a 32-page color section. ©1999, 288 pages.