Bill Machrone

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Bill Machrone

Postby Steve Koons » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:14 pm ... c5fde.html

Just saw where we lost Bill...... He'll be missed.
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Mark Swanson » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:45 pm

Are you kidding me!!? That is so sad!What a great guy, and a huge help to the Forum here.
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Jason Rodgers » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:06 am

Damn, only 69! Bill was a fixture around here early on. When I search something in the Old Library, it's hard not to find one of his posts. I didn't know about his career in technology journalism. I just thought he built cool guitars.
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Arnt Rian » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:04 am

He was also well known for his work on Fender amps, through his company Billm Audio. His mod for the Fender Blues jr. amp (google "Bill M mod") is quite famous, rumor has is Fender stole or borrowed it for their Blues Jr III. He will be sorely missed in that part of the world also.
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Steve Sawyer » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:05 am

Wow - when I was more deeply mired in the technology world, Bill was my favorite columnist. I was pleasantly surprised to find him hanging out here, amazed that our interests would touch at multiple points.

Sad that I won't have the chance to get to know him better via this forum.
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Jim McConkey » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:25 pm

He was an active participant here for years. Many of us had the pleasure of meeting him at various MIMF gatherings and keeping up with him over the years. What a shame to lose him!
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Bill Raymond » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:44 pm

I'm sorry to hear this. Bill was a real valuable participant in the MIMF, and helped me by hosting photos of my bandsaw when I didn't know how to post them a number of years ago. He will be missed.
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:51 pm

very sad indeed
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Keith Howell » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:50 am

As a software engineer and subscriber to PC Mag in the past when I was more hardware orientated I remember Bill's writing and was surprised to see him on this forum. Akin to discovering that Donald Knuth whose data structure theory we studied at University was also a contributor to Mad Magazine.

He will be missed!
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Re: Bill Machrone

Postby Matthew Lau » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:38 pm

!!!!!!! :(

Bill was a good one. I'll miss him.
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