As I understand it, when he took over Music Man, it wasn't like the CBS takeover of Fender. Here's a guy with a string company and music store who buys out a dysfunctional company on the ropes, facing bankruptcy and barely getting anything out the door (piecing out most of the work at that point, Leo already gone). He turns it into a viable entity that puts out quality stuff. So why are pre EBMMs discussed with the reverence of pre CBS Fenders? I remember MM being a higher end bass (I recall street around $600 when Rics and Ps were mid $300s) that weren't easy to find. Just curious, I never played a 'pre'.