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    The Legend Mr Dudley Gimpel

    I just read on my IG feed that Dudley is retiring. He has brought so much to the table and i for one thank you for all you great designs and inspiration. Enjoy the next chapter of your life and congratulations on your amazing career.
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    Great guy, great engineer, I'm sure he will be missed. I wish him the best of luck in his retirement.

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    Oh man! Dudley can't retire! That'd be like, I dunno, Lukather or Morse or Albert Lee retiring. I can't imagine that world!

    Dudley, thank you for all the love and expertise you have poured into this industry and EBMM in particular. You are a true legend.
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    Seriously ... Dudley you can't retire!

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    Come on guys, for us newbies, educate us! I mean I could Google Dudley, but it would be great to have your perspective. What’s the story?

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    I hope he has a long, enjoyable retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Great guy, great engineer, I'm sure he will be missed. I wish him the best of luck in his retirement.

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    My exact thoughts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Great guy, great engineer, I'm sure he will be missed. I wish him the best of luck in his retirement.

    Glenn |B)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill S View Post
    Come on guys, for us newbies, educate us! I mean I could Google Dudley, but it would be great to have your perspective. What’s the story?
    Dudley is/was the chief engineer I guess you would call him. He and BP (Big Poppa aka Sterling Ball) made all the great instruments, Albert Lee, Morse, JP, Luke, I could count the number of things he's done. I got to meet him a few times at the Open House and few of the other party, just a seriously super guy.

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    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    I don’t think he will full-on retire retire. I bet he still gets called on as a consultant. Unless he really really really just wants the quiet life with boat drinks
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    Congrats and enjoy the next big endeavor — whatever that may be.
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    I saw that yesterday but didn't want to post it here in case BP wanted to make an official announcement.
    As I commented on the IG, Music Man instruments will never be the same without Dudly.....
    The end of an era..... ;(
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    ** I hope it's OK to share these pics from the IG post yesterday.... a very nice tribute imho...







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    Big congrats to Dudley on all his successes and to a retirement well deserved.
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    Posting here what I posed on Facebook:

    Dudley -- I'm not sure if you realize just how much your work contributed and had an impact on the music we all write and play! We all rely on and sometimes take for granted the little details that you agonized over and perfected on all of these great tools. Your engineering and skill can be heard in countless albums, bars, radio stations, etc. Thank you! We'll miss you -- but that's the other thing: you've made a tremendous impact on Scotty, Brian, Drew and the rest of the EBMM crew that will continue to execute in a way that you'll be proud of! Enjoy your next phase!



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