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    My Visit to the EBMM Factory

    Oh hey,

    At the end of May, I was fortunate enough to visit the EBMM factory whilst on holiday in California.
    The new issue of my magazine is out today in Australia and it includes a big feature I wrote about the factory visit.

    It was an absolute dream come true to visit the factory. I was already a huge advocate for the brand, but getting to meet the team and see everything behind the scenes only made me even more proud to play their gear.

    It meant a hell of a lot to a nerdy guy from New Zealand who spent his teenage years sitting at home learning to play John Petrucci solo's, hoping to one day get a JP6. Never did I think that years later I would be the editor of a large music magazine, owner of multiple EBMM guitars and get to experience the factory itself. Life is pretty surreal sometimes.
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    JP12-7 Cherry Sugar
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    That is awesome! Kid-in-a-candy-store moment for sure.

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    Great post... thanks for sharing!
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    Outstanding! Thanks for posting this!
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    Lucky guy. I'd love to get that chance. Of course, it would probably be awful for my bank account because I'd come home wanting all of them.
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    2016 Axis Super Sport Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
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    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
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    Nice congrats, I'm sure it was the experience of a lifetime.

    Great pictures, what's that purple guitar in the 2nd picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsimonsen63 View Post
    Oh hey,

    At the end of May, I was fortunate enough to visit the EBMM factory whilst on holiday in California.
    The new issue of my magazine is out today in Australia and it includes a big feature I wrote about the factory visit.

    It was an absolute dream come true to visit the factory. I was already a huge advocate for the brand, but getting to meet the team and see everything behind the scenes only made me even more proud to play their gear.

    It meant a hell of a lot to a nerdy guy from New Zealand who spent his teenage years sitting at home learning to play John Petrucci solo's, hoping to one day get a JP6. Never did I think that years later I would be the editor of a large music magazine, owner of multiple EBMM guitars and get to experience the factory itself. Life is pretty surreal sometimes.
    I hope everyone showed you a great time!
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    Great pictures. I love seeing behind the scenes.

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    Awwwww ... Mecca

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    Another wonder from down under. Or is that just for Aussies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tag1 View Post
    Another wonder from down under. Or is that just for Aussies?
    NZ: For folks who want a relaxing Southern Hemispherical vacation but don't like snakes and spiders.
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    Albert Lee MM90 piezo "Silver Surfer"
    Classic Morse
    Luke BFR Koa
    Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow natural flame piezo
    Silhouette Special
    Stealth Bongo H
    White Cutlass Bass roasted neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyBall View Post
    NZ: For folks who want a relaxing Southern Hemispherical vacation but don't like snakes and spiders.
    Haha that's it! You get it <3
    Editor - Mixdown Magazine
    Singer - caution:thieves
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    JP6 White Pearl
    JP12-7 Cherry Sugar
    Stingray Ivory White

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    Feature is up online now at the Mixdown site:

    Inside the Ernie Ball Music Man factory
    Editor - Mixdown Magazine
    Singer - caution:thieves
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    JP6 White Pearl
    JP12-7 Cherry Sugar
    Stingray Ivory White

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