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In 1984, the Music Man company was for sale. It's solid reputation for professional electric basses and amplifiers was well known. Leo Fender made the instruments and Tom Walker built the amps. Sterling had even been involved in the design of Music Man's most successful instrument, the StingRay bass.
Ernie Ball purchased Music Man in the fall of 1984, and Sterling began to assemble a roster of top artists, designers and craftsmen to develop new Music Man models. Ernie designed and built a new facility in the coastal town of San Luis Obispo, California, and all Ernie Ball and Music Man operations were moved to the new plant in 1985.

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