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San Diego, CA

"The night has a thousand eyes."
Oct 31st, 2016 01:43 PM        

Very sad reading about Bill Machrone passing away today. A truly great guy who helped me out many times with my Blues Junior. He will be missed greatly. RIP Bill.


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USA/Central Illinois

Black Diamond Sugar Babies
Oct 31st, 2016 02:45 PM        

RIP Bill. A very nice guy who fixed my BillM modded amp for free after I screwed it up by putting the tubes in wrong. He helped many of us chase the tone we were hearing in our head by modding the plentiful Blues Junior. Thanks for that, Bill!<br />

reverend mikey

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Moved to Mint Soda

The real Rev of the FDP
Oct 31st, 2016 02:48 PM        



Pocono Mountains USA

Wanderin eye and a smokin gun...
Oct 31st, 2016 05:14 PM        


Charlie Macon

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Austin, Texas

Oct 31st, 2016 05:15 PM        

Rest in Peace, Bill.<br />

Big Joe


Oct 31st, 2016 05:49 PM        

I visited Bill several times at his home to work on my BJ and PRRI. He always made me feel welcome and was a wealth of knowledge. Most of all, he was a great guy who will be missed. <br /> I am honored to have my BJ signed by Bill on the chassis and also carry one of his labels on the face plate. God Bless you and your family.<br /> Rest In Peace Bill.


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Oceanside, CA

Oct 31st, 2016 06:11 PM        

Sad day.

Think Floyd

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Eastern PA

Oct 31st, 2016 06:21 PM        

RIP Bill



Say what one more time!
Oct 31st, 2016 07:48 PM        

He and I exchanged emails on several occasions. He helped me adjust the bias on my SCXD and helped me with an issue on my Traynor. One of kindest and helpful men I've never met. RIP Bill


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South Florida

Oct 31st, 2016 10:27 PM        

Sorry to hear that. It reminds me. Don't sweat small stuff. Play music.



That's really really where I'm from!
Nov 2nd, 2016 02:13 AM        

So sad to hear this... First it was Larry Rodgers last week and now Bill M! Great loss to guitar amp builders.



lets take it apart
Nov 2nd, 2016 09:23 AM        

so sad


Maple Ridge, BC

Dumble is King
Nov 7th, 2016 07:26 AM        

Wow! Very sad. :(



Nov 7th, 2016 03:10 PM        

Sad to hear. RIP. <br />


Show Low, Arizona

Bottom Sucker
Nov 8th, 2016 02:45 PM        

Now I'll definitely not be able to ever sell my amp that he modded. He's no longer suffering. Thanks for everything you did!!

Grey Goose

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Nov 10th, 2016 09:31 AM        


U.S. - Virginia

Nov 17th, 2016 07:25 PM        

Rest easy now, Bill.


LA-la-land, CA

Insert clever comment here
Nov 18th, 2016 01:41 PM        

I just saw this. I'm sorry to hear that. He seemed very knowledgeable and helpful. RIP.


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Washington DC

Dec 2nd, 2016 09:33 PM        

Knew him only from his awesome Web site and the esteem in which he was held here, but thanks Billm. RIP.


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Washington DC

Dec 2nd, 2016 09:33 PM        

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