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RE: EDP/MF availability

Yup, confirmed that my EDP will be available tomorrow, and scheduled to 
the day after.  I ordered it late April.

Matthew and David, I've been a Musician's Friend customer for years
(~three).  Why would you think you needed to respond to their backorder
notice emails?  There is nothing in them that indicates a need to respond.
If your item was inexplicably cancelled (and I mean absolutely out of the
blue), then yeah it was a serious goof on their part.  Is that what you're
saying?  Out of the clear blue sky, to your shock and amazement, your order
was canceled?

-----Original Message-----
From: Lance Zechinato
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 7:49 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: EDP/MF availability

Kevin, thanks for the update.  Much appreciated.  This will be my first 
I ordered it by Web in late April.  I'm new to the Gibson/EDP/manufacturer
controversy, so I don't have any questions.

Regarding Musician's Friend and backorder notices, I've never gotten one.  
ordered mine over the Web, and I just check the status of my Web order.
Still shows it's on backorder.  I assume that's because they haven't yet
sent out all the EDPs on backorder.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Van Pamel [mailto:Kevin.VanPamel@gibson.com]
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 12:43 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: EDP/MF availability

Hello All,

My name is Kevin Van Pamel, recently returned to Gibson and one of my
responsibilities is the EDPP.  Some of you I know from my last tour

Most US backorders were finally shipped to dealers last week and should
be in the process of arrival.  MF backorders were filled and some extra
inventory sent for future orders. We are also able to ship
internationally for the first time.  We are shipping EDPP to Europe this

My apologies for all of the confusion and disappointment of late.  I
left in February of 2003 and it seems shipments have been weak since.
Going forward, the EDPP should ship regularly, depending on demand, but
our ability to meet orders is much improved.

I'm happy to try and answer any questions in regards to the EDPP product
availability, future plans, etc. as well as hear any suggestions.  As
one guy trying to manage the EDPP and the Gibson amp range, my time gets
tight but I do respond to every reasonable question and comment as soon
as I can.

Thank you for your support and patience.

Kevin Van Pamel
Gibson Labs

-----Original Message-----
From: David J. Grossman [mailto:dave@unpronounceable.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 12:22 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: EDP/MF availability

> Just a little heads up for people who ordered EDPs from MF.  You might
> want to confirm that your order wasn't CANCELLED!!  Apparently you
> to respond to their backorder notices to let then know you still want
> the product.  I didn't, and now I'm at the end of the backorder list!!
> Lovely.  Six months of waiting down the drain.

I did respond to the notification I received by e-mail *and* by phone
they cancelled mine anyway. I called them up and told them that I wanted
order reinstated in the queue in the original order. They said they
would do
that but who knows if they did or if it's even possible.

> MF has 45 EDPs on order.  Make that 46.  As of today, MF has not
> received any EDPs.  No new ETA is available.

That's not that many considering that they have been advertising these
being available in every single catalog they've sent me in the past 6
months. I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't even get mine due to them
screwing up and cancelling my order.

- Dave