According to [this article about famous gear used during the original punk era of the late 1970s](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Maximum_Energy_The_Gear_of_the_Original_Punks_?Page=1&page=2), Vedder purchased Joe Strummer's HD-150 2x12" combo after the Clash leader passed away. "Strummer’s Music Man came up for sale a few years ago and was purchased by [his] fan and friend, Eddie Vedder. [Eddie] wanted to use the amp onstage but, alas, found it too loud and too clean. Some horses can only be ridden by one rider."more
From a Premier Guitar article titled "The Gear of the Original Punks," detailing Joe Strummer's use of a Music Man HD-150 212 amplifier: "Strummer’s tone could be summed up in one word—clean. After dabbling with a number of heads and combos, everything from a Vox AC30 to a Marshall SLP, Strummer settled on a silverface 1970s [Fender Twin Reverb](http://equipboard.com/items/fender-vintage-reissue-65-twin-reverb-guitar-amp). He used this until the end of 1979, when he switched to a Music Man HD-150 212. His famous quote on the subject, from a 1981 Musician magazine interview, was, “I don’t have time to search for those old Fender tube amps. The Music Man is the closest thing to that sound I’ve found…that plastic motif on the front is repulsive. Those little guys in bell-bottoms. Ugh!.” Strummer found the Music Man to be durable enough to withstand [the Clash](http://equipboard.com/band/the-clash)’s rigorous touring, and powerful enough to provide loads of clean volume, even when driving a 2x12 extension cab. His clean tone was a singular contrast to Jones’ saturated, effects-laden onslaught. Strummer’s Music Man came up for sale a few years ago and was purchased by Strummer fan and friend, [Eddie Vedder](http://equipboard.com/pros/eddie-vedder). He wanted to use the amp onstage but, alas, found it too loud and too clean. Some horses can only be ridden by one rider." Original source article [here](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Maximum_Energy_The_Gear_of_the_Original_Punks_?page=2).more
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