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Thread: The Legend Mr Dudley Gimpel

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    Well said, Jeff!
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    Wow. I'm so thankful for Dudley's contributions to EBMM and the guitar in general.

    I still remember the day I saw and played the EVH model at my local guitar shop and being blown away. There was just something so different about that guitar and I spent so much of my time trying to figure out what made it so good. There are so many little details that made these guitars so great that I'm sure he had a hand in developing. The EVH / Axis alone introduced (to me at least) so many features that were not prominent on other guitars at that time, that we take for granted today: sculpted neck heel for better access, 4+2 headstock for straight string pull, poured plastic binding that gave the no seam look and feel, exact routed pickup cavity to match the Dimario pickups with no mounting rings, asymmetrical neck carve with heavy rolled edges with an oil and wax blend finish, nylon washer between the strap pin and the body, custom PCB soldered to heavy duty short throw toggle switch just to name a few.

    I'm extremely happy for Dudley and hope he has passed the torch to someone worthy! Good luck Dudley and thank you for all of your contributions!
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    A legend in every sense. Live long and prosper, Sir!

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    I´ll give him 6 month, then we will hear from him again....creativity never retires and being at home 24/7 destroyed the healthiest relationship in the past. �� All the best for the future! If you read this - if not: All the best for the future. Stay healthy! Mick
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    The genius and I may still sneak in a few things~! I love Dudley Gimpel Never an ego...May not go down in history as well as he should....hes the best Ive seen We worked together forever and never had an argument....
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    What a great run! Congrats to Dudley on retirement and thanks for all of the amazing contributions over the years!

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    I had a chance to sit down and talk with Dudley at the Open House and he couldn't have been more gracious with us knuckleheads that day. I'm not sure why I felt the need to do it, but I asked him to sign my VIP laminate, it's been hanging with my guitars ever since. He will be missed for sure.


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