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Beat Box

A Drum Machine Obsession

by Joe Mansfield

Hardcover, 205 pages, Gardners Books, List Price: $74.95 |

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Wurlitzer Sideman
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Roland TR-808
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Oberheim DMX
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Maestro Rhythm King
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