Eric Johnson pays heartfelt tribute to late amp-building icon Howard Alexander Dumble

Eric Johnson and Howard Alexander Dumble
(Image credit: Scott Dudelson/WireImage/Getty / Orianthi/Facebook)

Eric Johnson has paid tribute to the legendary guitar amp builder Howard Alexander Dumble, who passed away earlier this week.

In a lengthy statement posted to Facebook, the electric guitar icon spoke in detail of the close personal and professional relationship he shared with Dumble, likening it to the partnership of literary giants C.S. Lewis and J.R. Tolkein.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.