We Remember Dick Dale
By Dave Dunwoodie
As the nostalgia, accolades and stories of the King of Surf Guitar roll out we just had to add our voice to the many tributes to Dick Dale. His playing style was completely original and his mark in the guitar and music industry is and will be, legend.
I have a personal story to share about this amazing guy, but business first. We want to show our appreciation for all the support that Dick gave to us over the years and to help out his family and close friends in this time of grieving and reflection.
The love of his life, Lana Dale, his son Jimmy and closest friends have posted a GoFundMe page to assist with the financial obligations that often follow many of our great legends beyond these worldly realms; so effective immediately we’ve decided that 10% all sales of String Saver Saddles around the world until June 29th, 2019 (the day I met Dick, 22 years ago) will go directly to the Dick Dale Funeral-Medical Expenses Fund. Of course, don’t feel shy about going directly to the GoFundMe Page to make a personal donation. And if you have an anecdote or story to share about Dick we’d love to hear it and we’ll post them on our website as well.
We will also be donating 10% all sales of String Saver Saddles.
Find out more about String Saver Saddles and the science behind string breakage
String breakage is caused by metal fatigue, which is due to repeated stress loading and unloading of the metal in a cyclic fashion. When metals are subject to repetitive loading (stress) in this fashion, they will ultimately fail.
The saddle contributes to metal fatigue by binding or locking the string in place which concentrates the stresses produced by vibration at the witness point. The small stress radius when the string is pinched concentrates the cyclic loading on a small portion of the string, reducing the number of cycles to failure.
Download "The Science Behind Guitar String Breakage" to learn more.