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Fritz_D_Cat
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better living

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Jun 13th, 2016 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Many of you here remember Bill M(achrone) for his amp wisdom and tireless love of the BJr as a platform. He's been in very ill health of late and I think he could use a bit of love and attaboy.

I hope the mods will excuse this breach, going personal in the tech section, but I feel these guys here are less likely to hang in Moes.

billm's FB page

(This message was last edited by Fritz_D_Cat at 06:07 PM, Jun 15th, 2016)

K4
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Jun 14th, 2016 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Link doesn't work for me

Viera
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Jun 14th, 2016 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Link didn't work for me either, but I'm not a registered FB user, perhaps the problem?

Hammond101
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Jun 14th, 2016 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you have a FB account you can log in and visit Bill's page. No Posts since 2015. Some newer info at Bill's website linked below.

Get well mojo to Bill. I hope you beat it sir!

Nice to see a post from my friend Fritz! How is Mrs. Frits?

Billm Audio Webpage

Fritz_D_Cat
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Jun 14th, 2016 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep, link is for FB denizens. I'm surprised the no posts since 2015. This is new stuff the other day. Let me take another crack at the FB link. Might also be not too public unless you are his 'friend'.

Jax is awesome. We're still out a couplathree times a month with the Motown & RnB thing.

Gigging amps are Fuchs ODS 30 and Dr Z MAZ 38 3x10 (his very first commercial amp!)

billm on FB, again

(This message was last edited by Fritz_D_Cat at 01:06 PM, Jun 14th, 2016)

Hammond101
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Jun 14th, 2016 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Still no worky on the link unless you can log in to FB.

Glad to hear you guys are doing well and out there. Planning another party at my pad/studio/workshop the 3rd Saturday of October if you guys feel like a road trip.

I'm playing drums in a three piece electric trio and guitar in an acoustic instrumental duo. Keeps me quite busy these days. Booked every weekend through the end of July. Gigging with my home builds except for a Fishman Loudbox I use for the acoustic.



pdf64

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Jun 15th, 2016 06:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm not on FB, so I'd be grateful if you could pass on the best wishes of myself, and I'm sure others here, to Bill and his family.
I get the very strong impression that he's one of the good guys, and I was hopeful that he was on the path to recovery.
It's very sad that he looks to have taken a turn for the worse.
I hope he can cling on and get well again.

Stratopastor

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Jun 15th, 2016 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've left a message with him on Facebook including good wishes from you, Peter.

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Jun 15th, 2016 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stay with us Bill.
Mojoe.

Fritz_D_Cat
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Jun 15th, 2016 04:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guys will send him the link to this page.


guitarcapo

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Jun 16th, 2016 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a Billm modded tweed Blues Junior about 10 years ago. It sounded great. I sold it off but I wish I had kept it. All of his mods really improved the amp. He really improved that amp's design. Why Fender execs didn't implement some of his mods into their design is beyond me. You'd think they could have brought him on board as a consultant with all the knowledge he had.

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Jun 16th, 2016 05:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You'd think they could have brought him on board as a consultant with all the knowledge he had."

Present-tense..."with all the knowledge he HAS."

Deacon Blues

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friends.-The world's thirstiest man.
Jul 11th, 2016 01:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get well soon, billm.

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Jul 11th, 2016 05:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

From what I know communicating with Bill, I don't think he was at all interested in any corporate collaborations with FMIC... consulting or otherwise...he liked what he was doing, and how he was doing it. :)

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Jul 20th, 2016 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get well Bill! Would miss you! Much Mojo!

gdw3

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Jul 21st, 2016 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get well soon, billm!

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Jul 30th, 2016 05:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Best wishes, Billm.

Stratopastor

Stockton-on-Tees

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Jul 31st, 2016 03:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As of yesterday Bill and I are messaging each other via Facebook. I'm sure he truly appreciates the good wishes posted here. He has given me permission to let you know that he his left side is 'pretty much nonfunctional' and that he accepts that there will be 'more brain cancer issues, sooner rather than later'. It's clear from elsewhere on his Facebook feed that he's glad to be getting a lot of support from friends, family, church, and a choir he's in.

stratcowboy
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Jul 31st, 2016 09:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Right on! Send the guy the best, whoever you are on the FDP. People deserve a chance and they get it from having other folks send 'em the vibes.

Roly
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Whitehorse Canada

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Aug 1st, 2016 12:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some extra strength northern mojoe.
Best wishes Bill.

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