by 1973 and in January 1974 the final name, Music Man, appeared.Leo Fender did not like the name Tri-Sonix, so the name evolved under Leo Fender's suggestion to call the new company Music Man.I can tell you that Leo was very disappointed that his stingray and sabre guitars didn't sell and that was the basis for G&L.G&L (GEORGE AND LEO) was started at CLF behind Music Man's back and coincidence or other CLF made 2,500 Music man bass necks with straight truss rods.In 1975, Fender's legal restriction had expired and after a vote of the board he was named the president of Music Man. He also owned and ran a consulting firm called CLF Research (Clarence Leo Fender) in Fullerton, California.
There were a few models with a tube phase splitter in them, but for the most part Music Man amplifiers used the faster responding common Grid, Cathode Coupled drive from a solid state front end that players characterized as "loud as hell". 15 of the 28 pages from 1976 catalogue were dedicated to amplification.
In June 1976, production started on guitars and in August basses followed.