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The electronic amplification of vocals and musical instruments resulted
in dramatic changes in the blues in the post-World War II era, notably
the rise to prominence of the electric guitar. Peavey Electronics,
founded in 1965 by Meridian native Hartley Peavey, contributed to the
sound of modern electric blues, rock, country, and jazz through its
amplifiers, sound systems, and electric guitars and basses. The company
also achieved worldwide renown for its many technological innovations.
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