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In this segment, EBMM's Chief Designer Dudley Gimpel gives a personal tour of their historic guitar collection, including rare models and prototypes of the Eddie Van Halen guitar, Nigel Tufnel's (Spinal Tap) Signature Mr. Horsepower guitar, Steve Morse signature, one of the first Silhouettes, and a prototype of Albert Lee's signature guitar.
In this segment, Sterling takes us through the Ernie Ball Music Man factory that produces the company's guitars and basses. Here, we get to see specific processes on how the guitars are setup, how the necks are carved, shaped, and given EBMM's signature feel and playability, the patented chamber patterns of an Axis, how they do seamless binding, and Sterling talks about how it's hard being a CEO during these shaky economic times.
This new Ernie Ball accessory allows a guitarist to plug and play anywhere. It has a built-in custom two-channel Marshall amp that features three controls--Tone, Volume, and Gain. It also has a dedicated MP3 input so you can jam along to your favorite tracks and a headphone jack so you can practice privately. And to boot, the gigbag doubles as an amp stand because when it is empty the bottom of the bag and be clipped to the top, creating a triangular amp stand that can help project your tones.
To commemorate his 10th Anniversary with Music Man, they built the JPX which features a new body shape that has a slightly thinner upper horn and a more symmetric bridge end profile. The body is also chambered for added acoustic resonance. It features alder body, maple top and mahogany Tone Block. It has a mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, custom John Petrucci Music Man? Piezo floating tremolo and 1 DiMarzio Liquifire - neck; 1 DiMarzio Crunch Lab bridge; Piezo bridge pickup.
The Big AL has an African mahogany body, maple neck with either a maple or rosewood fretboard. Its loaded with either a standard - single humbucker with ceramic magnets or with three singlecoils with neodymium magnets. The Big AL is also available as a 5-string, too.
The Albert Lee features Southern ash body, maple neck and fingerboard, standard Music Man string-thru bridge and high profile, medium frets. The guitar can either be loaded with Seymour Duncan singlecoils, Music Man vintage-style singlecoils, or various humbuckers in the HH model.