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George Fullerton passed on the 4th of July


Caevan O’Shite

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George Fullerton, who worked very closely with the late Leo Fender and who was no less than crucially instrumental in the development and production of Fender, Music Man, and G&L instruments and amplifiers, passed away this past weekend on Saturday, July 4th, 2009.

 

You can count on two hands the number of people of his stature in the evolution of modern musical instrumentation and its technology, and the way it impacted its production, performance, and even the music itself, and still have enough fingers left over to make a peace-sign, flip someone off, or give a thumbs-up or two...

 

It's notable that he was the "G" in G&L, the "L" being Leo Fender.

 

Bear in mind that the instruments, amplifiers, and methods of manufacturing that he and Leo Fender came up with greatly influenced other giants such as Gibson, Gretsch, Carvin, Marshall, Peavey... a comprehensive list would go on and on...

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

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The impact that the electric bass that George Fullerton and Leo Fender came up with can not be overestimated. It changed everything for small bands, both in live performances and in recording and broadcast. This in turn had a huge influence on musical styles; whole genres would be vastly different or nonexistent without it. For years and years any electric bass was often called a "Fender Bass", regardless of brand.

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

_ ___ _ Leprechaun, Esquire _ ___ _

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A true legend Cav, condolences to his family and friends. Calls for a a cover shot and special article in GP wouldn't you think?

L.B.

 

I thought so; go here:

 

George Fullerton passes on the GP Editors' Office forum.

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

_ ___ _ Leprechaun, Esquire _ ___ _

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