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dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post

Arrgh! (in my best Charlie Brown voice)
After the 15th, I'm pretty much open (one guitarist and our sound guy are out fishing) Weekends in there are 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th, or 30th & 31st. I'll ramp up a search for a venue if the mothership is represented. I'm mostly a western suburban dude, and don't have direct links downtown, but I can ask around.

Mike (the energized one)
Fellow Chicagoans?
lmiwa
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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post

Pick a day in May and I'll certainly try to be there!
mica
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

My first choice is May 30th. Second is the 23rd. I hope to have the day solidified within a week or two.
pauldo
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 7:06 pm:   Edit Post

Both dates sound good to me.
We need a place.
mica
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 7:41 pm:   Edit Post

I have a place - just need to confirm my travel plans and coordinate the availability. I have a feeling this will happen!
davehouck
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:28 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!
keith_h
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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:37 pm:   Edit Post

Too bad it is so early. My wife and I are planning to go back this summer to visit family and friends.

Keith
dadabass2001
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Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 6:24 am:   Edit Post

Yea home team!
Fantastic, I was afraid I'd wind up with a rental charge at a club and no attendees :-(

I'm certainly in for anything I can help with.
Mike
olieoliver
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Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post

VEry possible I may be able to come up for this folks. Ya'll keep me posted.

OO
keith_h
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Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 8:00 am:   Edit Post

Well I've talked to the wife and she says she should be able to take her vacation in May so please let me know any details.

Keith
lmiwa
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Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 9:23 pm:   Edit Post

I'm keeping both days open on my schedule!

Let us know if there's anything we can do to help on our end.
pauldo
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Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

The 30th would certainly work best for me.
23rd is doable but has a few barbs to it that may snag me...... :-/
gare
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7:38 am:   Edit Post

I'm in..I'm in the Fox Lake area.
May I suggest looking for something around the O'hare field area..most major highways nearby and the airport itself..plus tons of resturants and hotels.
And for those interested,theres a Texas Guitar show in town May 16 & 17 http://www.texasguitarshows.com/NewChiMay.htm.

Gary
davehouck
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7:45 am:   Edit Post

Gary; Mica'a post above indicates that she has already secured a location, undisclosed at the moment.
gare
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 8:12 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave
Slow brain day,I missed that.
I'm still about a quart down on caffine today.
dlbydgtl
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 9:18 am:   Edit Post

can certainly make the drive from Peoria. John
chalie_holmes
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 9:34 am:   Edit Post

What part of Chi Town will this take place and when?
lmiwa
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 6:49 pm:   Edit Post

Charlie - We're still waiting for final plans from Mica. I'm sure she'll post them as soon as they're available.
olieoliver
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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

What have ya'll come up with on this? Depending on the weekend I would like to attend. (If ya'll don't mind a friend fromm the south joinin' in).

OO
dadabass2001
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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 9:33 pm:   Edit Post

Not a problem, Ollie.
We're all waiting to hear what Mica has up...

Mike
alembic76407
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post

Olie, I hope you can go so you can collect our cut

The Dallas Cartell
mica
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post

I'm still waiting for confirmation, but so far it's looking like May 30th in Barrington Lakes. Bag End is hosting the event.

Don't book any flights yet! I hope to have the details all set by the end of next week.
lmiwa
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post

Bag End whould be amazing hosts! They are about 30 miles / 45 minute NW of O'Hare airport.

For out of town guests, there are a lot of hotels in the Hoffman Estates / Schaumburg area just south of Barrington.

And Olie, "friends from the south" are ALWAYS welcome! :-)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 1:26 pm:   Edit Post

Cool! I played at The Onion (across the street I believe) a few years ago with Ragweed.
:-)
Mike
keith_h
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:44 pm:   Edit Post

Well if you can do the 30th I should be able to make it. My in-laws are going to be out of town May 20th until the 27th so we would not be able to make a May 23rd date. Barrington isn't that far from St. Charles so it's a great location for me. Also it being at Bag End might give me a chance to put a face to a couple of the folks I've talked to over the years.

FYI since I will be flying I will not be bringing my basses.

Keith
pauldo
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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post

~tingly sensation~
Eagerly awaiting confirmation.

If Bag End hosts, does that mean we can just bring our basses and amp heads - they will provide speakers? :-\
paulman
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

Oh man...I'll bring my Further! Please keep us posted Mica. That is so awesome of you!

Rog
jalevinemd
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Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 7:51 pm:   Edit Post

If it's the 30th, I should be able to make it.

Jonatha
paulman
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 8:49 am:   Edit Post

Mica...will you bring the Further Stage Model? I'd love to try that sucka out!

That guitar was exactly what I had in mind when we were talking about it on the phone a few months ago.
mica
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post

Looks like we're a go for the 30th @Bag End. Thinking about 11-5 for the time.

I'll have several instruments with me, but I'm not sure what the roster is yet.
olieoliver
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post

Very good possibility I can make it. If I fly in (probably wil do) I won't be bringing any of my axes. Just don't trust those airline people ya'know.
If I drive up (very doubtful close to 900 miles)I'll have the Apha Omega in hand.

OO
lmiwa
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post

YES, YES, YES!!!

It's going to be a LONG wait until May 30!

If we can put in requests, I'd LOVE to get a chance to play a 5 or 6 string Series II with ebony neck lam!

I'll be bringing my two Rogues and can bring anything else that anybody would like to try (check my profile for my current roster).

(Message edited by lmiwa on March 27, 2009)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post

Please count me as there!
Ooh, Ooh! new goodies from the mothership!
Will we be able to jam if we choose to? If so, I'll bring my 2 Epics and my Distillate. (I could also bring my '72 Guild Starfire if anyone cares to see her.)
Mike
mica
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 1:02 pm:   Edit Post

I hope this turns out like the gatherings that Will has hosted in the Bay Area. Lots of folks show up with their various Alembic basses and guitars, there's talking and playing and jamming. We've got some snacks to sustain us through the fun. My dad will likely be there too, and he brings a small stash of repair parts, so he's able to do some onsite servicing if there's anything with an ailment.

These have been tons of fun! As the date gets closer, I'll setup a mailing list for the attendees. If you're planning on coming, just send me a message with "Chicago Gathering" in the subject line and I'll add you to the list.
keith_h
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 1:36 pm:   Edit Post

I'm making the airline reservations so I will be there on the 30th. Won't be bringing any instruments with me due to flying.

Keith
keavin
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:50 pm:   Edit Post

Old#12 will be there I live just around the corner!
pauldo
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:20 pm:   Edit Post

YES!
I will bring my Distillate and most likely my bastard fretless (see half way down, 3 pics on this thread: http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/57930.html?1229429742ttp)as it seems some may arrive without instruments.

What about amplification?
Anyone know a drummer? :-o
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:32 pm:   Edit Post

Old #12 making an appearance? Boy, I sure would like to be there. If there's anyway I can swing it ...

Bill, tgo
southpaw
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

I'm in...
keavin
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:53 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.stanleyclarke.com/interactive/showthread.php?tid=139&pid=1001#pid1001Let's do this In memory of Brother paul. i've asked Big Brother Stanley clarke to come hang out with us!
olieoliver
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Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 9:50 am:   Edit Post

I am 90% sure I can make it.

Great idea Keavin and awesome picture.

OO
byoung
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Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post

Can anyone host someone from out of town? Friday and Saturday nights, I'd expect.

Bradley
pauldo
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Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post

Keavin - I probably wouldn't be too interested in doing this if it wasn't for Paul(TBO).

The out pouring of compassion and unpretentious words of kindness that came after his passing makes me proud to be apart of this community. To have an opportunity to share some face time with people from here is not something to be taken for granted.

This will be good!
fmm
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Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post

I will try to make it with my Series I. I will try harder if there's a bass with ebony neck lams to try :-)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 4:48 pm:   Edit Post

I'll ask my drummer Andrew tonight if he wants to come play for 6 hours (?) :-)


Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post

My buddy Andrew says he's up for it... That's the drum chair
:-)
Mike
paulman
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Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 7:14 pm:   Edit Post

Mighty foin work there m'boy!

I know a couple of drummers that might be able to help out. Say the word and I'll ask.
dwmark
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Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post

In response to popular request, I will bring the 36" five string with three ebony lams (SII electronics). I think it has well over TEN FEET of ebony lams (when you consider the full length). Lift your weights everyone.

And, of course, the new QCB. And, even though it won't win the Earliest Piece Award (Keavin, hope you really are coming), there is some serious karma in 74-59.

Only question I have is--if we're honoring Brother Paul, what are we drinking?

dw
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 5:30 am:   Edit Post

uhh... beer?

:-)
Mike
dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 5:51 am:   Edit Post

Hey Roger,
I'm willing to bet Andrew won't really want to drum for 6 hours (Duh!), so alternate stick-twiddlers will be an option. I just don't know how much space/ time/ talent we've got coming. How big is our guest list? I've also got interest from Noah G and Gary B as well in attending...
Mike
dwmark
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Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 6:59 am:   Edit Post

I know Mica is keeping the list, but my read of the buzz is that we'll have a big turnout. While I know the jamming is only one aspect of the fest, it would be good to know how many non-bassists we have, so that we can make sure the music works. Couple (or more) drummers would be good, as would having enough guitarists to make a lot of music.

dw
olieoliver
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Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

I am prepared to book my flight for this gathering folks. I just want to comfirm the date, Saturday May 30th.

Thanks, OO
davehouck
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Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 9:10 am:   Edit Post

Olie; Saturday May 30 is indeed the correct date.
olieoliver
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Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 9:35 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave, I'll be there for sure. I won't have any of my basses with since I am flying in, hope that's cool with everyone.

I was hoping I could score some tickets to the Cubs afternoon game on Friday the 29th but they only have single seats left. Anyone in ther are, (..ahem.... Keavin)have any idea where I may be able to get 2 seats together at a reasonable price?

OO
olieoliver
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Posted on Friday, April 03, 2009 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

OK folks, the Texas chapter will be attending and the attendees has doubled in size!

Should be loads of fun!

OO
PS. I scored some Cubs tickets too!

(Message edited by olieoliver on April 03, 2009)

(Message edited by olieoliver on April 03, 2009)
groovelines
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Posted on Friday, April 03, 2009 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post

Olie, "doubled in size"? Man, I know I've been hitting the Oreos pretty hard, but geez.

What Olie means is that I'll be joining him in his trek North. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Mike
olieoliver
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Posted on Friday, April 03, 2009 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post

HAHA HOHOHO....maybe what I should have said was doubled in QUANTITY.:-)

Any of the memebers in the area happen to be gigging that Friday or Saturday night?

OO
keith_h
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Posted on Friday, April 03, 2009 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post

It looks like there will be quite a contingent of out of town folks.

I'm still looking for a show to go to. The Eldar Trio is at the Jazz Showcase May 28 - 30th so I might try to get tickets to that. I also noticed that Spinal Tap is playing the Chicago Theatre on the 30th so I might pick up tickets for that if nothing else pans out.

And Mike still waiting to hear if you schedule anything with Noah between May 23-30.

Keith

(Message edited by keith_h on April 03, 2009)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Friday, April 03, 2009 - 5:27 pm:   Edit Post

Keith,
Our 2nd guitarist for NGB (Gary) and our soundman Craig are on a fishing trip that week. All Noah has booked is a solo acoustic set on the 23rd at Chord On Blues in St. Charles, opening for "Backyard Tire Fire", and two acoustic duet shows with another singer-songwriter named Mer: May 29th at Curly's in Glen Ellyn and May 30th at Flip Flops in Carol Stream.
Mike
keith_h
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Posted on Saturday, April 04, 2009 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

Mike,
I'll be staying in St.Charles so maybe we could meet at Chord On Blues if it is convenient for you (you say you are a western suburb person). I'll buy you a beer.

Looking at the clubs calendar I see the Boyzz are still around. I remember them from my high schools days. As a matter a fact I bought my first mixing board from Dan Buck.

I'll give you a holler when I am closer to being there.

Keith
keavin
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Posted on Friday, April 10, 2009 - 8:12 am:   Edit Post

Mica are you going to bring souveniers?
jalevinemd
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

Now I don't mean to stereotype all Alembic owners as a bunch of pot smoking, peace loving, hippie Deadheads (ha ha ha ha ha).

BUT...just in case some Grateful Dead tunes wind up getting played at the upcoming Chicago gathering, I want to be able to join in! Can anyone point me to some good tab books. I can't seem to find a decent one anywhere.

I have to admit that I never listened to the Dead much. But I just pulled out an old 3 CD set from the Filmore East 1971 and I'm having a lot of fun trying to play along. As for Jerry's style, a lot of the solos seem to be major chromatic stuff. Is this right? I'm not used to that so maybe a book that goes into the basis of his style a bit would help.
lbpesq
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post

Jonathan:

Try www.rukind.com. There you will find tabs of just about all the Dead tunes, songs the Dead covered, and even some video demos of licks.

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, Bill.
dadabass2001
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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post

Some Dead would be very cool. Given that we're in the Chi-town area, I would hope we can try lots of stuff. I've got a little itch to pull out "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by Cannonball Adderly... anybody else like Hot Tuna? Miles? (stop me before I run at the mouth ....more)

Mike
keavin
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 4:53 am:   Edit Post

Keep going dadabass2001....im a "classic-rock" Nut as well as a "Funk Freak"!
pauldo
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post

A 12 bar blues pattern played at various tempos can always open itself up to some great improvisation.

Another fun trick is to have someone (like the drummer!)call out a key and then let the drummer (intentionally) change tempos through out the jam. Doing this can help prevent the jam from becoming boring.
2400wattman
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 1:42 pm:   Edit Post

Damnit!!!! Another one I can't make and it'll be sponsored by Bag End...are you F*#*%%&#g kidding me! I'll be playing the Warren Amphitheater in Warren, Ohio that early evening. I tried to think of a way to fly out and make it but given time constraints and Chi-town traffic to and from the aero-puerto it's no dice. Damn this is going to be cool, a chance to meet some fellow freaks and some jamming..........Damn!:-(...
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 2:05 pm:   Edit Post

Forget your meds again Adam. :-)

Don't worry bro, I'll tell you all about it. ;)

OO
keith_h
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 2:17 pm:   Edit Post

Adam,
Barrington is out in the burbs shouldn't be more that a 30 minute drive on a Saturday. I don't know how long the drive is to/from the airport on the other end. If you leave Barrington by 5PM you should have plenty of time. I'll even bring the beer and buy you lunch if you make it. :-) Heck I'll pick you up at O'hare.

Keith

(Message edited by keith_h on April 14, 2009)
beatlejuice
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 3:04 pm:   Edit Post

I'm hoping to be there. Been a bad couple of years for me. But I'm close (driving distance)and my better half has been wanting to go to Chicago. Hmmmmm, this could be a done deal.
john_judge
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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 3:05 pm:   Edit Post

I am doing my best to move some things around and my schedule will be tight like a early morning flight up and early evening back same day due to prior commitments, but I am trying to see if I can work this Chicago date in. Now does anyone know if location is confirmed and how far is it from Chicago airport to the location.
I hope to see you all there, I am really trying to make this date to meet and talk with everyone. John Judge
davehouck
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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 4:56 pm:   Edit Post

The location is confirmed.
Information I've seen indicates that it's 27.3 miles and 42 minutes from O'Hare.
john_judge
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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave for the info, I hope to see you there! John Judge
enzo
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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 9:23 pm:   Edit Post

Being so close, me and my Spoiler can't miss this.
chalie_holmes
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

What is the exact address where this gala event is to take place?
I have a gig with my band "Bop Top" here in Williamsport Pa., and I'm considering making the drive out there provided it isn't that long of a haul. I would love to meet you all in person espicially the creator/ Mr. Wickersham and the Keeper of the flame, Mica! Someone pleeeeeease send the address and phone number!!
Thanks!!!!
chalie Holmes
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 6:24 am:   Edit Post

Check your email Chalie.

I'm coming up from the Dallas area. It'll be great to meet and put some faces to the names.

OO
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 6:27 am:   Edit Post

Email sent to you too John. It'd be awesome to see you guys there.

OO
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 6:27 am:   Edit Post

Chalie,
If you send a note to Mica saying you wish information about the gathering she should send you the information.

Keith
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 8:03 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Olie and Keith,
I just did a Map Quest on it and it'll take me about 11 hrs to get there by car. The problem for me is I'm playing the 29th 7-10pm. I would have to literally pack my gear after the gig and get on the road there which leaves little time to sleep.
I'm not sure if my boss (wife)would like that idea. and I really want to bring my Distillate too and the thought of putting it on a plane (gulp) with the way airlines help treats personal things (dbl gulp!)Hmmm... what's a poor bassist like moi to do?!!! If my wife does not want to go maybe I'll get round trip tickets for two (1 seat for my bass).
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

Olie - Are you bringing that drop dead gorgeous Series I(?) pictured in your profile?

This should be alot of fun!
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 8:27 am:   Edit Post

Unfortunately since I'm flying in I'll be without my guitars. Too big to carry on and I don't trust the baggage guys. But I will be there with bells on.

That's actually a S-2.
OO
gare
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

Anyone getting goosey pimpley yet ?
It will be interesting to see what compliment of instruments will be there..so far looks like a Distillate, Spoiler, Series I, Series II, Further,Old #12,and an Excel. Will anyone be sporting a short scale ? Been wanting to check one out, but they're kinda hard to find in stores :-)

Mica, will Bag End have some cabinets available for us to check out ?

Olie, what key will your bells be in ?

G
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

A minor! (I kind of like that "A-Olie-an" scale) :-)

OO
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 9:54 am:   Edit Post

Gary, If I can figure out how to get there in a cost effective manner I will be bringing my Series I Short Scale Distillate. This edress was provided by Tom in my build quest. (thanks again Tom!!)You can see it there!http://alembic.com/club/messages/631/8768.html?1093510715
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 10:01 am:   Edit Post

Hey Gary, I forgot to mention that I have been a Bag End man for over 10 years now. To see my rig go to Showcase then Distillate, then look up Chalie's Distillate. The top two are for my Double Bass and the Bottom two are for my Alembic! I have been in contact with Craig Lockwood from Bag End from time to time and he has been outstanding in providing information and parts! Peace! Low Frequency Low Frenquency Freak!
Chalie
speicky
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post

Hi, folks,

someone just dumped my nose into this thread :-)
Of course I have to find out if I can make it, but it is sure tempting to come over and make some new friends... I'll keep you posted !

all the best from cloudy Germany,
your Christian
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 8:47 pm:   Edit Post

I will bring a shortie SI. I will also bring a 36" with ebony lams (I think someone requested that). And I'd like to bring an Alemric if no one objects. And my custom QCB. And number 59.

And my goose pimples.

dw
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post

Gary, Bag End will have a complete PA in service, and there's a compassionate drummer joining us with his kit, so a full jam experience is possible. There will even be vocal mics for those with pipes.

Dave, do bring your Alemric! And wouldn't it be grand if somehow Christian could join us?

Anyone else that wants the attendee information should email me at the address in my profile.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:58 am:   Edit Post

Sounds like an amazing time in the making...I'll really look forward to pics. I am green with envy to all you chicago-bound folk,

cheers
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8:07 am:   Edit Post

:-) giddy with anticipation :-)
Mike
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 9:06 am:   Edit Post

Chalie
It'd be swell to meet and see you if you can make it. In the early 80's I used a couple BE S15B-D cabinets with an oil finish. But thinking I found something better I replaced them.
Mica..you want us to bring our pipes ? Ah,thats illegal in Illinois, well if you get caught anyway.

G
gyonnii
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post

Darn it! sorry guy's but I have to miss this one...my sister is getting married on that Saturday of the 30th but I will be coming to the Cali gathering..anyway you all enjoy yourselves and have fun and take lots of photo's to post
Greg J Yonni.
senmen
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post

Guys,
talked to Speicky today and we had the idea to come together to the gathering. Wow, that would have been great but unfortunately I am in London during that time.
So I hope that we will have another gathering no to far away so that I could come with Speicky to meet you guys.
Oliver (Spyderman)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:24 pm:   Edit Post

OK I got everything taken care of, So I will be there, got a room at the Days Inn closest to site. I may not get to the function till 1130ish give or take, due to my best flight connect was going to Midway Airport where I will arrive in Chicago around 930am pickup my rental and drive an hour to the Gathering, so if traffic is bad I should be no later than 12 noon.
I really am looking forward to meeting everyone and I am thankful for Alembic and Mica for putting it together.
I can already hear the rolls of thunder in the distance from the storm thats Blowing into Barrington.
better to say blowing or Brewing I prefer to say Brew and Cold one myself. See you guys there! John Judge
speicky
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 12:32 am:   Edit Post

Flight is booked, I will be there :-)
senmen
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 4:39 am:   Edit Post

Christian,
you know this hurts me now.
Wish I had time.
Oliver (Spyderman)
speicky
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:59 am:   Edit Post

I didn't mean to hurt you,
I never meant to see you cry,
I didn't mean to hu-hu-hurt you,
I'm just the lucky guy... :-)

too bad you cannot come with me, Oliver, but I bet you'll have fun in London, too. Next time we make it together, you already promised that !

cheers !
adriaan
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:07 am:   Edit Post

Your reference to John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" funnily enough brings to mind Culture Club's "Do you really want to hurt me". Plagiarism at its finest!
olieoliver
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:12 am:   Edit Post

Awesome Christian and John. Can't wait to meet to meet you John and Christian, Brice is coming with me. He'll be happy to see you again.

OO
olieoliver
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:18 am:   Edit Post

I do think Christian will grab the title for travel "furtherest" .:-)
OO
speicky
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:25 am:   Edit Post

Does that qualify for getting a free Further ? :-)
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:40 am:   Edit Post

I wouldn't hold my breath. I ask Mica the same thing when I thought I was. :-)

OO
gare
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

Sorry Christian..you just get to go 'Further'!
Ok..someone had to say it, couldnt resist.
Looking forward to meeting you Christian.

G
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post

I'm local and I'll be there. If anyone needs assistance with anything, drop me a line - my e-mail's in my profile.

Looking forward to meeting you all (or y'all for some of you folks!)

Loch
lbpesq
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 4:14 pm:   Edit Post

Well folks, the fares are cheap, the planets are in alignment, and Senior Management says it's o.k., so it looks like Woody & I will be joining y'all (that's for you, Olie).

Locals: I'll be flying in and out of O'Hare. Should I taxi it, or is a rental in order?

Bill, tgo
tom_z
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 4:20 pm:   Edit Post

I wouldn't take a taxi to Barrington, probably better off with rental.

Unfortunately, I won't be going, but I used to work at Bag End.
cozmik_cowboy
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post

"I wouldn't take a taxi to Barrington, probably better off with rental."

More likely the taxi wouldn't take you - they don't like fares from ORD to anywhere but downtown, and will at least charge a premium for a suburban destination. At least that's what happened to me last time.

Peter
olieoliver
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:53 pm:   Edit Post

Blazing buckets of bubbling boiling bat poop Batman, we're gonna have "WILD BILL" too.

Question Bill, do you carry on or check your guitar? I've been toiling over weather or not to bring the A-O bass with me or not. I know they won't let me carry it on unless it's in a gig bag and them I'k not sure it's small enough.

OO
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 9:11 pm:   Edit Post

If Bill's coming...count me out.

(ha ha ha ha ha!)
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 9:17 pm:   Edit Post

Rami where are you...you need to come to this one!
I think its gonna be a historical gathering of some wild company
I mean we are already in the Indiana Jones mode crossing the globe..it's like Global rumbling...can you feel it? look at the the vector scale!
Earth quake warning has just been posted for Barrington Lakes, Il
should reach a 9.5 on the vector scale by five Oclock and by 5:30 I got the Beer..peace my brothers...... John
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 4:05 am:   Edit Post

GEEZ!!!!
I'm getting all excited already, and there is no way I can be there......living in Scotland!
It should turn out to be a fabulous day.
Have fun Brothers.
George
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 4:51 am:   Edit Post

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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 5:51 am:   Edit Post

What a gathering this is going to be!
Wish I could be there.
Have fun everyone.
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

Olie (and other interested parties):

Here is my recipe for flying with an instrument. YMMV.

I have a Calton case for Woody, so if going in the cargo hold is in the cards, I needn't worry. The "just bring a gig bag and hope they let it on" method is too nerve-wracking for me.

I try to get to the airport a little early. ALWAYS carry it to the gate, don't check it in with regular baggage.

I find there are some planes that will accommodate the case in the overhead, and some that won't. On the latter, there is often a closet for the crew or first class in which an instrument will fit. A sympathetic flight attendant can put it there.

I just try and carry the instrument onto the plane until someone tells me I can't. Then I try to sweet talk them into it. If that doesn't work, I gate check the guitar. At least then it doesn't go through the conveyor belts, multiple handlers, and increased chance of loss that most checked luggage endures. Also, at most airports, the gate checked luggage is returned to you as you leave the aircraft instead of going through baggage handler purgatory and winding up on the big merry-go-round.

One word of caution: I try to do this only on non-stop flights or, at least, direct flights (with a stop, but the same plane). The thought of checking my guitar and then changing planes mid-trip scares the heck out of me.

I've seen that Gator is advertising a new line of ATA approved cases that appear to be lighter than the typical anvil. I have an anvil-type case for my Fernandes/Alembic. It's great for protection, but I can't even pretend to carry it on - just too big. Hope this helps. I'd love to see the new baby in person! This is going to be BIG FUN!

Bill, tgo
olieoliver
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 8:16 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bill. I did some "checking" and even my gig bag is too large to carry on. One of the down sides of being a bass player I guess. I have a flight case but it weighs a ton. With the bass in it I would be slapped with the "heavy baggage" premium.

So as much as I hate it, I'll be childless on this trip.

Maybe if I stay on my best behavior and ask REAL nice Mica will let play one of the showroom models. :-)

OO
speicky
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 8:39 am:   Edit Post

hehe, Olie, you're trapped ! You just CANNOT make it without the Alpha-Omega, and Mike also has to carry one or two beauties with him.

Rumour is that security at Bag End will nobody allow to enter the building without an Alembic, so better carry two or more instruments with you to give also the drummer(s) a chance to be with us :-)

have a nice weekend, everybody,
your Christian
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 8:45 am:   Edit Post

Does the John Judge/Peggy bass get two people in? lol

Bill, tgo
speicky
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 8:57 am:   Edit Post

...ouch, Bill, I should have known better :-)

Well, I am really toying with the idea of taking the double-neck with me, and also the Seismic bass. But that should be posted in the "Dreaming - for now" section of this board at this point in time, I have to talk to the airline if it is possible at all, this tiny little monster plus flight case weighs about 100lbs and is not easy to handle... not at all !

If the doubleneck makes it over the pond, it will definitely get John and me in...
sorry, folks, but that's the way it is :-)
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 11:05 am:   Edit Post

Christian:

So you're seriously thinking about bringing the doubleneck out for a reunion with it's birth-father? Now that's dedication! It would be quite a sight to witness John and the bass reunited. Like i said above, this is shaping up to be BIG FUN!

Bill, tgo
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post

"Locals: I'll be flying in and out of O'Hare. Should I taxi it, or is a rental in order?"

If you're staying at a hotel, many of them have airport shuttles. You might take the shuttle to the hotel and then a taxi to the event. And if the hotel is close to the event, one of us locals can probably just run over and get you.
ojo
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 1:10 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, I normally don't check the social parts of the site, but I'm glad I did. I live in Chicago, I'm free that Saturday, and I will be there.
lbpesq
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I have reservations at the Day's Inn four miles from the gathering. Somehow I suspect the suburban Day's Inn doesn't run a late night airport shuttle ("hey Fred, throw some more cheese under the hood to make the hamster run faster on that wheel"). I found a rental for around $50 total. If anyone needs a ride from O'Hare to Barrington at about midnight, Friday night (or a ride back to the airport on Sunday morning) let me know.

Bill, tgo
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

Just to let you know Bill I got a room at the Days Inn and so did Christian. Should make some good pillow fights so be sure to wear your Richard Simmons tights everyone if you are staying at the Days Inn.
if #12 stays there then we can be sweatin to the Oldies!
lbpesq
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 6:09 pm:   Edit Post

PARTY AT THE DAY'S INN!!!!!

I booked a smoking room ... just in case ;-)

Bill, tgo
davehouck
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 6:23 pm:   Edit Post

I'm not sure "smoking room" means what you think it means.
olieoliver
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 6:46 pm:   Edit Post

We're staying at the Days Inn, but the one in Elk Grove Village. We're catching the Cubs Friday afternoon and Elk Grove is kind of between the two.


OO
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 6:54 pm:   Edit Post

By the way, are any of you Chicago members gigging Friday or Saturday night (of the gathering weekend)? Be cool to come see you if you are.

OO
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 7:10 pm:   Edit Post

I was hoping to be able to play the good host to you out-of-towners, but I'm not even remotely familiar with the greater Barrington area.
lbpesq
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I'd certainly be willing to drive into the City (they say that in N.Y. and the Bay Area, do they say it in Chicago?) Saturday night. Maybe get some sushi or something (do you Texas guys eat sushi?) and hit a Blues club? Just lead the way, Jonathan.

Bill, tgo
speicky
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post

I'll be diving softly into the Windy City on Thursday evening, and will depart on Thursday, June 2nd... so, if someone wants to entertain an ex-pat... well, here I am, LOL !

It'd be way cool if someone is gigging during those days.

Will someone please tear off some sheets off my calendar, the time is moving soooo slowly :-) I know time is running when I'm with you gals and guys...
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 5:10 am:   Edit Post

For those coming in from out of town. If you have the time and are into the museum thing Chicago has several all withing walking distance of each other along the lake shore.

I generally park at one of the garages under Grant Park. This would be a must see for you Bill. This is the same park that has the Ulysses Grant statue where the Giant's have been know to paint the horses privates in the team colors. :-) Back to the subject. From Grant Park you can easily walk to the Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum. This same location puts you a couple/few of blocks from the Loop and Navy Peer. Walking north up Michigan avenue will take you to Water Tower Place (shopping) and the Gold Coast area.

Keith
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 8:17 am:   Edit Post

All I can tell you is The Onion Pub and Brewery is directly across the street from Bagend.
I played there once in 2004 (a smallish bar), their website says nothing about bands or entertainment anymore.
For entertainment options, Check out
Suburban Nitelife's website

Illinois Entertainer's website

Chicago Jazz website

Chicago Blues clubs

Hey Bill, I'm rehrearsing fro an acoustic GD show in June, so I'll have some tunes in that vein together.:-)
Unfortunately, I'm doing the laid-off job-search detox shuffle.

Mike

(Message edited by dadabass2001 on May 17, 2009)
lbpesq
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I can second the Art Institute and Shedd Aquarium. I hit them both (along with a White Sox game and Buddy Guy's Legends club) during a brief visit last July. For the "morning-after-the-night-before", a wonderful mellow thing to do is to take one of the boat architectural tours along the rivers than run through town. Great views, interesting history, you're on the water, and the boat has a bar! (Yes, once again beer worms its way into an Alembic Club thread ... whooda thunk it?)

Bill, tgo
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Posted on Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post

Bill...I'll look into some stuff. Maybe Mike has some suggestions Blues Club-wise. The last time I went to one was medical school about 15 years ago - the Checkerboard Lounge. That was back when it was near the old Robert Taylor homes. I'm pretty sure it's moved since then.

Clark Street has a couple good sushi restaurants and a few blues clubs. As far as a Texan's idea of sushi goes...wouldn't that be steak tartar?

(Message edited by jalevinemd on May 17, 2009)
keith_h
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One other thing for folks coming in from out of town. Most of the highways are toll roads and use automated toll booths at the exits so you should keep some change handy. When you are on the toll road you can use automatic or manual lanes to pay. I'm not sure what the tolls are now but they used to run between $0.35 and $0.55 (thirty five to 55 cents).

Keith
gare
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 8:52 am:   Edit Post

Tolls now days are $1 each booth without an I-Pass..and of course it's construction season.
For those wanting to go into the city you may want to consider taking a commuter train, they usually have weekend passes for under $10 round trip..parking in the downtown area can get expensive..you can check http://www.metrarail.com/schedule.html for more details

Gary
keith_h
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I found a link to the toll rates: http://www.illinoistollway.com/portal/page?_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&_pageid=133,1495185

Keith
811952
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post

Crap. I've got a gig that evening with the big band. 7 to 9 pm, which is 6 to 8 Chicago time! :-(
olieoliver
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 1:46 pm:   Edit Post

A booze..er..uh I mean Blues club would be cool.
I've done the boat tour Bill but it's been a while.
OO
pauldo
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

"I've done the boat tour Bill but it's been a while."

Just hope Dave Matthews isn't in town!
811952
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 5:31 pm:   Edit Post

I've gotten my brother to find another sub for the big band that night. I'm in, and will be bringing my wife, Tracy!

Now to troll through this thread for the details on where it's happening!

John
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 6:22 pm:   Edit Post

John:

Mica's sending out emails with the link to the info. You might want to email or call her and let her know you're in.

Paul:

The "Dave Matthews" reference just flew right over my head!?

Bill, tgo
811952
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

Bill,

Thanks for the heads-up on that. Email sent and link received! Tracy's online booking a room right now. Looking forward to this greatly!

John
811952
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

Hilton Garden Inn, Hoffman Estates... Not extremely close, but not too far, a Hilton and the price is right..

John
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 7:02 pm:   Edit Post

Dang. My tax bill killed this trip. Maybe next year.
dadabass2001
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 7:36 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry to hear that, Michael. I was looking forward to some Mississippi River bluff reminiscences.


Mike
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 7:37 pm:   Edit Post

Here ya go Bill! Think I'll stay off the river.
olieoliver
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 7:45 pm:   Edit Post

"Ya'll stand back, I'm not sure how big this things gonna' get". :-)
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

Bill...they got hookers over at the Days Inn?
lbpesq
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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 8:34 pm:   Edit Post

Re: Dave Matthews and the river: now I remember when this happened. Of course it may not be a problem as the bar on the boat is downstairs and inside, as I recall.

Jonathan:

You trying to get me in trouble with Senior Management? Anyway, I thought you were going to play "host". hehehehehe

Bill, tgo
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

Just for a little food for thought..I am bringing with me a sketch of the new concept custom design Bass I have been toying with. I say concept because it has a new additional system device involved.
Yes it also has a name to go with it, thats all I will say for now but I will be willing to discuss it with any and all members at the Chicago show. After all, got to leave something to talk about.
lmiwa
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post

Is anybody bringing a Series II bass? I'd REALLY like to get a chance to play one!
speicky
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post

hehe... Olie... OOOOOlllliiieeeee ! :-)
speicky
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post

where are youuuuu ??? :-)
olieoliver
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post

I've thought deeply about it, but both my S-2's will be staying home folks. Just not set up for traveling with them.

I apologize and hope I'll still be welcome. :-(

:-(:-(
811952
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post

Ship'em to Bag End?
lmiwa
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post

Olie, I TOTALLY understand why you aren't bringing yours! I wouldn't even check my Rogues on a plane, let alone a Series instrument.

For the same reasons, I'm guessing that Mica probably won't be bringing one either.

I was just hoping that somebody that's either local or driving up might be able to bring one. The closest I've come is "playing" a non-functional (dead electronics) Series I. I've never actually seen a Series II in person.
811952
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post

I'll have my Series 1.5 along, and I'm sure others will be bringing some very nice hardware as well..

John
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post

Oh I don't know Loch, Mica just might surprise you.

I've seen how Fedex and UPS handle their freight John......I'll pass:-)

OO
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post

Looking forward to the Gathering at Bag End on Saturday. I am local and will bring my 6 Elan & 4 string Distillate along with my budding bassist lads, if thats OK?
lmiwa
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 1:34 pm:   Edit Post

Richard,

Make sure you contact Mica by e-mail/phone as she is keeping track of how many people are planning to attend so that she can plan accordingly.

Loch
gyonnii
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I almost wanted to talk my sister out of marrying this jerk...I mean guy, just so I can go to Chicago...but of course my father would come over and chop my head off, he has been trying to get her out of the house for years...late bloomer getting married at 30!
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

30? Late bloomer? I got married at 46. What does that make me (other than smart)? hehehehe

Bill, tgo
dadabass2001
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 6:51 pm:   Edit Post

just a norml guy...

i'm here for at least 10 more days

(Message edited by dadabass2001 on May 20, 2009)
mica
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 7:13 pm:   Edit Post

I know there will be at least one Series II bass at the Gathering.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 7:32 pm:   Edit Post

I knew Mica would come thru for ya' Loch!

OO
WOW, I've been married as long as your sister is old gyonnii. (30 years in November)
gyonnii
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 8:38 pm:   Edit Post

Olie are you talking about to a woman or an Alembic that you are married to?
Bill they were starting to call my sister an old maid! Pole dancer
great body she's a work out freak but too many parties that didn't have Basses at them!
gare
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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:12 am:   Edit Post

Hey ! Late bloomers unite !
I've made it past 57 and still single..been working on the theroy that someone has to keep their head about these things :-)
But I do have a nice Alembic..nuff said

G
georgie_boy
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 5:27 am:   Edit Post

Have to agree with garry.
I'm coming on 56, and have NO intentions of ruining the peace aqnd tranquility that exists in my appartment........unless of course it was a Golden Retriever puppy!!!
olieoliver
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 6:32 am:   Edit Post

Just got to find the right one guys! I got married at 17 and it's lasted all these years.

OO
PS. I have a pretty fair Alembic(s) too. :-)
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Yeah............a Golden retriever.........very light coat, and a black nose!!!!!
gare
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 9:42 am:   Edit Post

Whats Tommys line from Good Fellas: but ma I find a nice girl every night, in the morning I still love you !
But isn't it amazing how dogs & cats, etc are always happy to see you no matter what..hi Spike I'm home, I just wiped out the northern hemisphere..yeah yeah swell..food food !

Ok..back to matters at hand
8 days and counting
dwmark
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post

Yes, a week from tomorrow.

My transportation does not involve planes (or trains, for that matter), so I am bringing large heavy instruments, some with four strings and others with five. To address a recent question, two will have SII electronics. To address a question from a ways back, one of those will have more than ten feet of ebony lams.

And to address the wife point that has wound its way through these posts, I'll be bringing none, but have been getting requests from my lady friend (and singer) to see what we're all like (she has a thing for bass players, it appears). I mention this in case we might want to have her do vocals on anything that we're playing. If you think that's a possibility, you may want to bring lyrics. Of course, if she comes, there's no obligation on our part to give her a singing opportunity--she'll be happy to do what the other companions are doing, i.e., watch the great gathering.

This should be fun.

dw
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 4:52 pm:   Edit Post

WAY BIG FUN!
:-)

Mike
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 6:19 pm:   Edit Post

I've got probably 10 Ultimate guitar stands (give or take) that I can bring. I'm assuming they'll handle a bass. If not, someone let me know and I'll leave them at home.
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

Jonathan:

I would very much appreciate it if I could borrow one of those stands for Woody.

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 7:29 pm:   Edit Post

It's yours...also check your e-mail.
enzo
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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 9:20 pm:   Edit Post

For the local fellows, anybody would be interested in a Trace Elliot combo ? It's a Series 6 GP12, pre-Gibson. I'll try to attach a pic.
I know it's not the nicest thing to do giving the that the host store is Bag End but I'll try to keep it quiet.
The amp has been serviced and updated by the TE guys in Sugar Grove.
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/TE.jpg[/IMG]
Any questions feel free to email me.
811952
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Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

Having no doubt missed an earlier post in this thread that directly addresses my questions, I have a couple of questions:

Should I bring an amp?

Should I bring other instruments for folks to diddle with to satisfy any curiosities? (the G&L? Dean 12-string?)

Thanks,
John
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post

My understanding is we'll be playing through BagEnd gear.
Don't know about the alternate instruments, I believe it's players choice...
Mike
jalevinemd
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

Regarding the after-gathering activities, we should come to some sort of consensus as to what people want to eat and hear. If we have a big enough group, we won't be able to simply walk in and expect to find a table. Regarding blues clubs, I'm really out of my element. As I mentioned, I haven't been to one in nearly 15 years. If people want to go to dinner, we probably should have the restaurant and club be fairly close, so we're not driving all over Chicago on a Saturday night. If people want to be downtown, I guess we could check out Buddy Guy's Legends - don't know if that's too trendy. If we're going to be up in the DePaul/Lincoln Park area, there's also tons of places to eat and there use to be a couple of cool blues places - Kingston Mines and B.L.U.E.S. I don't know if they're still there or if they are still any good. Perhaps the Bag End guys could offer an opinion. And Mike, if you have any suggestions, please weigh in.
gare
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 8:51 am:   Edit Post

Mica
Whats the head count so far ?
I may bring balloons and wouldn't want to leave anyone out.

G
lbpesq
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post

I checked out Buddy Guy's Legends last July. A cool down home club and bar, not in the least bit upscale or trendy ... dare I say a little funky even? I've heard that Buddy shows up and jams every once in a while, but he was nowhere to be seen the night I was there. Probably just a rumor that makes for good publicity? But as to the question, "what to eat and what to hear", personally, my answer is "food and music". Anything is fine with me as I'm going for the camaraderie (as I expect most everyone is). In that regard, a dinner establishment that isn't too noisy might be preferable so we can hear each other around the table.

Bill, tgo
811952
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

That sounds like an excellent idea, Bill.

John
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post

PIZZA and BEER!!! And I'll wear a Harley t-shirt! :-)

OO
(That should cover all 3)
jalevinemd
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 1:31 pm:   Edit Post

Let's tentatively plan on Legends, then. Now let's see...a restaurant in downtown Chicago where you can hear yourself speak on a Saturday night...Hmmm...I think just came up with an idea for a great new business venture. (ha ha ha ha!) We'll wing that one.

See you guys soon!
lbpesq
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 1:53 pm:   Edit Post

"We'll wing that one. "

KFC?

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 2:11 pm:   Edit Post

Mmmmmmmmm...KFC.
lmiwa
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

How about a restaurant in the Barrington area so that those that can't make it downtown can still join for dinner?

I'm sure our hosts at Bag End can recommend an appropriate restaurant in the area. We can probably get a head count when we get there and then just call ahead for a reservation.
john_judge
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 7:56 pm:   Edit Post

12 minutes away there is a place called Durty Nellies Pub in Palatine, IL, Not sure how good the food is maybe Bag end can help, they got 2 bands scheduled for saturday night 6 dollar cover Irish pub, they do cove national acts David allan Coe and Johnny winter are scheduled in June. food is wings, nacho's etc typical pub grub.
As far as me goes..It doesn't matter I eat it all pretty much and music well..it's all good..Just don't try to take me to the Opera, blues rock jazz and funk works well for me.
dadabass2001
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 8:50 pm:   Edit Post

I saw Alan Holdsworth, JJ and Chad Wackerman at Durty Nellie's a couple of years ago. They were in for a Drum Pad seminar (a drum shop of some repute, also in Palatine I believe).
Mike
jalevinemd
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 9:33 pm:   Edit Post

That sounds like a great idea! A lot more relaxed. Getting downtown and back for those staying up in the Barrington area could be a bit of a pain the ass. Not only that, but for the locals such as myself who will have all their equipment in their cars, there's the issue of what to do with it all once we're downtown. I, for one, would have to go home, drop everything off and then head downtown. I'll spend the entire evening in the friggin' car driving around.Plus it removes any time constraints if we just keep it all local. Durty Nellies gets my vote!
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 5:37 am:   Edit Post

Here's the link to Durty Nellie's Entertainment page.
I'm gonna check the links for this week's acts, as I don't recognize the names. This week I believe is the start of Gospel Fest, next week is BluesFest (only three days this year).

Parking downtown is also a source of concern.

from west suburban boy
Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 5:47 am:   Edit Post

While visiting with Mike (dadabass2001) this past weekend he mentioned parking prices in Chicago have gone up considerably. Here is a link to parking information in Chicago. If you click on the area you are going to it shows all of the parking garages. If you click on the parking symbol it will show you information about the garage.

From cloudy
St. Charles, Keith
john_judge
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 6:09 am:   Edit Post

can't do big amp rigs, but any of the locals are welcome to use my room at the Day's Inn to lock up their Basses while we are out eating, but you must pick them up when we get back.
I just couldn't get a good night's sleep knowing that I was in the Alembic Brothel and couldn't touch a single one!
lbpesq
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 6:27 am:   Edit Post

Does Dirty Nellies have a separate restaurant room? If "Rock Candy" is playing we're not going to hear ourselves and, judging from the video on their site, I suspect I'd MUCH rather listen to you guys talk than to them play.

Bill, tgo

(Message edited by lbpesq on May 26, 2009)
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 6:28 am:   Edit Post

Durty Nellie's is cool with me. I'm not to fond of driving downtown anyway. In fact I'm leaving the rental car at the hotel Friday and taking a cab to Wrigley Field.

OO
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 6:35 am:   Edit Post

Bill, I just checked out their MYspace page and they show a "Back Room"

and a "Mezzanine" where they serve the food.


Should work out OK. But I'm cool with what everyone else wants.

OO
jalevinemd
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

Good news is that Rock Candy doesn't even go on until 10. So we should be fine.
811952
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

Bill and I can hit Denny's, being musicians and all it just seems *right*... ;)
gare
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 7:20 am:   Edit Post

Durty Nelies is a nice venue..I've seen a bunch of acts there.
The mezzanine is best in my opinion..they serve food (pub grub) and has its own bar..what more could you want. They also have a good sound system and the view from upstairs is good. Oh, and its own bathrooms.
And..they take reservations..just need a head count.
There is also a public parking area directly behind it thats free after 6 or 7 pm.
The bottom picture Olie sent is a great viewing area.
But no Bill, they do not have a seperate dining area..although they do have 2 'beer gardens'.
Hope that helps.

Gary
gare
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 7:23 am:   Edit Post

Oppps..almost forgot.
Cover for most things there is $20 or less..that should be posted on their website. Many times its under $10

G
john_judge
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 8:02 am:   Edit Post

That works for me OK, count me in if we have to make a reservation for the Mezzanine or back room
gare
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Go for the mezzanine..cant see the bands from the back room
speicky
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 8:17 am:   Edit Post

hi, folks, thank you for all the valuable information so far. I'm in, and I'm open for most anything... well, like John said, don't take me to the Opera :-)

I've got much less than 48 hours to go here, excitement is my second name... where did I put my pills ??? :-)

CU soon, Christian
jalevinemd
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post

Guys...In addition to pizza, I will be bringing the following:

1. Guitar Stands (10 or so)
2. Extra straps
3. Extra cables
4. Extra strings (sorry, guitar only)
5. Extra batteries

If any travelers need anything, let me know. As I mentioned to Bill, I've got a lot of pedals if people are leaving theirs at home. If anyone's ever been interested in trying a POD XT Live, I can bring that along. If there's a particular pedal you've wanted to try and I have, I'll bring it as well.
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post

Jonathan, I use the Basspod XT Live. I like the chorus and auto-wha feature on it. Not sure if the guitar Pod uses the same chorus and wah but it might be cool to try on a bass. If you don't mind that is.

OO
Did someone say PIZZA!!!!
jalevinemd
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post

You got it, Ollie!
davehouck
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post

Ok; I've made my decision. I just booked a room. I won't be able to stick around for the post game food as I will need to start back immediately (it's a long drive); but I'm certainly looking forward to meeting everyone!
mica
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome, Dave!
lbpesq
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Modder Dave's coming!!!!!!

WHOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:18 pm:   Edit Post

There are few people in the world I would like to meet but thought I'd never get the chance.

That's great news!!!
jalevinemd
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 1:22 pm:   Edit Post

As for the Pizza, Ollie...it's Giordano's. Classic Chicago deep dish. I'm having them deliver 1/3 cheese, 1/3 veggie and 1/3 meat. That should cover most religious/dietary restrictions. For those who are lactose intolerant...I'm sorry. I tried my best!
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 2:02 pm:   Edit Post

Alright Dave! Driving it too, HOLY SMOKES!

We should all promise to be on our best behavior. I wouldn’t want Dave to have to “moderate” in person. ;)

OO
jalevinemd
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:08 pm:   Edit Post

Just let him try!

Ha ha ha ha ha....
paulman
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:29 pm:   Edit Post

Durty Nellie's is an awesome room. Looking forward to seeing all of you!
kimberly
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:47 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! I can feel the energy all the way to the PacNW! To say ya'll are going to have some fun seems to be just a bit of a 'mild' understatement. ;D

Needless to say, pictures! Lots and lots of pictures! :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
dadabass2001
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 5:13 pm:   Edit Post

OOH Dave,
I'll be honored to meet you. I hope you have a safe and uneventful drive up.
See you Saturday,
(If not sooner)

wail! I don't own a camera. But I will be bring my ubiquitous Edirol R-1 stereo recorder.

So, who's making the reservation at Durty Nellies, and for how many? Their site says a $6 cover for Saturday. It's 9.9 miles from BagEnd To DNs, according to Google maps.

I might want to take my basses home and come back up, if we're all gonna try to hang for the bands...

Mike
811952
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 5:36 pm:   Edit Post

If Durty Nellies it is, then add John and Tracy Ford to the list...

John
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 11:19 pm:   Edit Post

If all are in favor for Durty Neillies then maybe set a reservation for 6pm or 6:30pm even if some come at 7:00 we will make sure a couple of us are there to hold it till everyone arrives, that gives us about 3 to 4 hours to talk in Bass Clef until things start to get a little noisy, then it's stay and listen to the music a bit or move the party and Crash the Day's Inn.

So if we are settled on this location by Majority than let's get a head count and I can call in the reservation, so just post your name and how many coming along with you and we will add 6 xtra just in case Bag end decides to come along.
Ok lets try this..
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 11:20 pm:   Edit Post

John Judge flying solo
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serialnumber12
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 11:34 pm:   Edit Post

olieoliver
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 3:58 am:   Edit Post

I'm in John and there are 3 in The Dallas party.

Dallas group
3

OO
PS. Bill I talk Bass and treble Clef! ;D
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"We should all promise to be on our best behavior. I wouldn’t want Dave to have to “moderate” in person."

You just have to remember to breathe . . .

:-)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post

Darn, and I was planning to leave my lungs at home!

Bill, tgo
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Wow . . . sure wish I was able to get away and be there for the Chicago gathering. . . my old stomping grounds - Durty Nellies is three blocks away from where I grew up.
senmen
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post

Guys,
have lots of fun at the meeting.
I am really down that I cannot come as I will be in London as said...
But next time.....
and plse.... pics,pics,pics,pics.....

Oliver (Spyderman)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 12:25 pm:   Edit Post

Something else to think about is does Durty Nellis have a dress code. ie. no shorts, shirt must have a collar no flip flops....
gare
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post

Heres what I hope will be some helpful travel tips.
For those motoring to the gig:
Having not been there for a long time I took a run over to BagEnd to refresh my memory earlier today.
If you get directions from Yahoo, Google, etc..ignore county road numbers given, look for the street names..as an example, it tells me to turn on to CR-30..you wont find a sign like that..its marked V49..but you knew that. Illinois is kinda cute that way. Blago spent the money on haircuts.
When you turn into the little industrial complex..go to suite E all the way down on your left..I saw no signs saying BagEnd anywhere. Theres a big E on their dock door.
And for those who may build a hankerin for a hops infested beverage the Onion Pub is darn near across the street..ok, maybe a block or so. Could be a temporary hangout before Durty Nellies.

Bill..travel light, just bring one lung, I'll borrow you one of mine.

Gary
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 1:50 pm:   Edit Post

Just so everyone knows I am holding a reservation at Durty Nellies for right now in the Mezzanine for 25 people but I can go up or down on the numbers just as long as I have the tally by friday night give or take...NO DRESS CODE ENFORCED BUT PLEASE BILL DON'T SHOW UP IN YOUR UNDERWEAR ! FLIP FLOPS, SANDALS TEE'S ARE FINE!
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 1:55 pm:   Edit Post

AWESOME, you the man John!

Definately no underwear or "thongs" please, unless your thinging a thong. :-)
speicky
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:12 pm:   Edit Post

Olie, you mean... I cannot show up in my black-red-gold GERMANY undies ????

please consider my seat cancelled :-)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post

As long you've got a matching cape it'll be OK.

OO
I stopped wearing my thong because everytime I ate mexican food I sounded like a duck call. ;)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 4:15 pm:   Edit Post

"Blago spent the money on haircuts."
He paid for that look?

I will have a camera and maybe a video camera. Not sure if my wife will make it to do her best Linda McCartney imitation. Either way there will be footage of the event . . . "Bassist Gone Wild" :-)
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 3:34 am:   Edit Post

We're just getting ready to leave for the airport, but I'm sad to report that it will be just me, Bill and Erik as my mom is not feeling good enough to stay here by herself. Asthma can come up suddenly and the pollens are hitting her hard right now.

I know many of you were looking forward to seeing my dad, and I thank you for your understanding. But we still have eachother!
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 4:57 am:   Edit Post

This is one of those Jealous as hell threads. One of these days I'll be on your side of the pond and will make one of these big get togethers.

Mica, Send your mom my best wishes. As a fellow asthmatic I know just how she feels at this time of year. We have alot of oilseed rape fields nearby that can kick off an attack very suddenly.

Graeme
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 6:09 am:   Edit Post

Very sorry to hear about that. I hope Susan recovers quickly and is back in action at the mothership. Have a safe flight, Thomas family. We'll see you Saturday.

Mike
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 6:44 am:   Edit Post

I hate to hear that Mica I hope mom gets to feeling better. Looking forward to meeting you!

OO
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 7:13 am:   Edit Post

Best wishes to Susan. Asthma can get you really bad this time of the year.
We'll meet Ron "The Man" another time and will be a pleasure to meet you Mica and your family.

(Message edited by enzo on May 28, 2009)
gare
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 7:27 am:   Edit Post

Mica..hope ma feels better..keep the inhaler handy. Darn,I was looking forward to meeting dad but certainly understand the circumstances.

Paul..yes he paid for that bad Kennedy wig look. Since this is a Chicago event you may want to consider for a title 'Bass early bass often' or 'Bassists are here to preserve disorder'

G
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:55 am:   Edit Post

http://www.stanleyclarke.com/interactive/showthread.php?tid=160&pid=1150#pid1150
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

Been on the road for a few, but, in order of reactions:

1. Really sorry to hear about Susan's asthma and hope she is well (now I have an excuse to go to the Mother Ship to meet Susan and Ron).

2. Moder Dave!!!

3. Parking at Durty N's is free all day on Saturday.

Recognize this post is not essential reading. I guess that I, like the rest, are just REALLY EXCITED.

Safe travels to all travelers. See you there.

dw
dwmark
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post

By the way, how many are bringing Series power supplies? I'll have at least one with me.

dw
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post

Well, Tuesday night I came down with a stomach disorder; never figured out what kind, but the bathroom is a mess. The fever broke last night, and I'm in recovery mode. I'm pretty wiped out physically, but it's still my intention to some how get loaded up and out the door tomorrow morning.

With that, I would appreciate it if one of you locals can look over my routing. Turns out that both Indiana and Illinois have toll roads, and it was getting to be a bit of a chore figuring out how much coinage would be needed. So I asked the Google for a non-toll route.

Coming up I-65 through Indiana, I'll pick up I-94 south of Gary.

I'll take I-94 into Chicago where I'll pick up I-290.

At some point, I-290 becomes IL-53.

I'll take IL-53 to NW Hwy.

Does this look reasonable? According to Google it's just a few minutes longer than taking I-90 the whole way; and I-90 has tolls in Indiana and Illinois.

Thanks; I'm going to rest some now.

(Message edited by davehouck on May 28, 2009)
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

Dave,

That route will work, but depending on what time you'll be doing the I-94/I-290 through downtown, it can be REALLY slow. Friday rush hour leaving downtown will probably start about 3pm and last until about 7pm. If you're before or after that, you'll be fine.

The I-294 route will run you through 3 tolls, each $1 for cash. If you're coming through between 3pm and 7pm, it is WELL worth the $3 to avoid a LOT of traffic.

Hope that helps and REALLY hope you feel better!

Loch
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Loch; it seems highly probably that it will be closer to 10:00 pm by the time I get to the metro area.
lmiwa
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post

Your downtown route should give you a REALLY nice view of the Chicago skyline. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 1:14 pm:   Edit Post

if anybody gets lost give me a call @ 1(224)392-9838.......keavin.
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 4:12 pm:   Edit Post

Dang it! I can't make it! I've got a gig the night before and just can't get to CHI Town!
I will be there is spirit. I understand Susan's affliction completely for I too have the disease of asthma and remember when there was no medication to treat it!!! Hope Susan has a speedy recovery! I will be with you all in spirit though! Have fun everyone, do not drink and drive! I own 2 2x10's from bag end so I have an idea as to the sonic revolution that all of you will encounter!
Peace to you all and your families!
Chalie Holmes: Williamsport Pa.
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 7:21 pm:   Edit Post

Dave,
I posted this above, http://www.illinoistollway.com/portal/page?_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&_pageid=133,1495185
. It is a link to the Illinois tollway rates page.

As was suggested I would take the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-90.

I-355 is new since I lived and last drove up here. I would consider taking I-294 to I-80 to I-355 to I-90 since this might avoid some of the inevitable road work on I-294. It should also miss some of the road work going on with I-90 (I ran into this going from O'Hare to St. Charles). Some of the local folks should be able to validate this as a good idea or not.

Keith
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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:38 pm:   Edit Post

Dave:

Are you staying at the Day's Inn? I land at O'Hare tomorrow (Friday) night at 11:33 p.m., then picking up a rental and driving out to the Day's Inn. Of course I'll be on West Coast time, so it won't be so late for me. If you're arriving late and want to hang out and wind down, let me know and I'll email you my cell.

Bill, tgo
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 6:52 am:   Edit Post

The Texans have landed, too late to close the borders!

We're headed to the Cubs game this afternoon then chillin out for the rest of the day.

Christian, if you're out there give Olie a call. Still on for tonight?

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Mike
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post

Last night was not a good night, and I'm still not well. So, I can't make the trip.

I hope everyone has a wonderful time together!
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 7:27 am:   Edit Post

I'm sorry to hear that Dave. Let's hope you're fit and well soon.

graeme
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

I'm surprised no one posted this yet. See y'all tomorrow! We can change the world!

Bill, tgo
gare
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 7:36 am:   Edit Post

Hopefully this isnt too late for those driving in.
They've started nightime construction on Il-53 north of I-90 (after 7pm)..but it shouldn't be to bad at that time of day. Also they're predicting rain for this evening (Friday) so that should add to your driving pleasure.

Gary
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 7:37 am:   Edit Post

Just saw Dave's post. :-( bbwwwaaaaaahhhhh. Bummer, dude. But better to stay home and get healthy than try and drive 650 miles straight through while under the weather. You'll be missed Dave. Perhaps the Bay Area next month? Airfares are cheap right now.

Bill, tgo
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post

We just heard about this at Cremer Guitarworks in North Aurora, IL, and we're planning on trying to get #78-995 there. --- Juel Ulven & Rick Cremer


speicky
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 8:37 am:   Edit Post

Hi, everybody,

I came into town safe and sound yesterday, everything is okay. Mike, Olie, we will hang out tonite after the game, for sure.

I also hope that Susan is getting well soon, and that also Dave is recovering quickly. All the best from me...

The site at Day's Inn Barrington is a paradise spot. Right around the corner is Clarke's bakery for a good European breakfast (he was born and raised in Ireland, he reported), we have the Barrington cellars just across the street for all kind of beverages, and then the is Sergio's Pizza right next to the Cellars to hang out at night...

Not the great big world like Downtown CHI, but I really loved it :-)

Chalie: sorry to hear that you cannot make it either, I would have loved to meet you...

Many greetings to all from out of Barrington Public Library,

your Christian

(Message edited by Speicky on June 01, 2009)
speicky
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post

Ha, Juel,

that would be too cool... I have toyed with the idea of bringing the imfamous double-neck with me that John Judge designed and had Alembic built in 1978, but my concerns were too big. I have no instrument with me, guess that means, I will be hanging out in front of the building... :-)
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 9:46 am:   Edit Post

I'm bringing an extra bass (non-Alembic:-() and a couple guitar stands.
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post

Sorry to hear that you can't make it, Dave. Get well real soon!
You're a very important part of the vibe at the forum and you touch us all.
I'm of to jam with Andrew this afternoon, then we'll be caravaning up tomorrow morning, whee!
Go Cubs! (and Bears - my real weakness)
Mike
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post

Spoke to Bag End today. They said they have everything we need from an amp/cab standpoint. So if you were planning on hauling your rig...you don't have to. I'm glad. My Orange head is heavy as hell.
811952
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Excellent. I'm bringing the Series 1.5, a couple of stands and possibly the G&L...

Terribly sorry you're not making the trip, Dave, and hope you feel better soon.

John
dwmark
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 1:57 pm:   Edit Post

I'm bringing four basses and maybe only one stand. Wouldn't mind borrowing some stands for the family picture.

By the way, the ebony lam monster was in a dry spot (closet) for the winter and I have the finger board shrink issue. Still playable (actually a dream) if you don't mind getting stuck by the frets.

dw
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 3:29 pm:   Edit Post

ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!

Okay...my weekend just got a little screwed. I got a patient with a clotted bypass graft that I've just started thrombolytic therapy on. Best case scenario is that it's open at 8:00 am, I'm done with it and life goes on normally. More than likely, I'll come in at 8:00 and have to come back around 5 or 6 pm. So Durty Nellie's is now not looking so promising. I just hope I don't get screwed out of too much of the gathering itself. Pizza's supposed to arrive by 12'ish. Hope to see you guys on time.

Later,

Doctor Depressed
811952
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Tracy and I will be departing in the wee hours Saturday morning for Chicago. Hope to be there around 11 am. Looking forward to this greatly!

Dr. D., it will work out. No worries..

John
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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 5:17 pm:   Edit Post

Dave, soryy to hear you're still not well but I agree with Bill 100%. Better to get well than risk being miseerable for 650 miles.
We're about to head out to "Ram Big Horn Brewery" in Schaumburg Il and meet Chritsian for dinner if any of you other cats are in the area come on by.

Look fowward to seeing everyone tomorrow.


Peace,
OO
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I'M HERE!!!! My flight out of San Francisco wound up leaving about 2.5 hours late and I got to the hotel at 3:00 a.m. (Fortunately merely 1:00 a.m. body time). Now to catch some zzzzzzs and SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW ... I mean LATER TODAY!!!!

Bill, tgo
serialnumber12
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 3:58 am:   Edit Post

One of my Jams!!!http://mghost.musicgroups.com/sitephp/musicians/public/music.php?Music=kbarnes
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post

I can feel the rumbling! Thinking about all of you gathered up there in Chicago and the beautiful Alembic collection that must be assembled. Having a great time by now for sure! Can't wait to see the aftermath :-) Cheers, Art
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There was at least 31 Alembics there - Mica said it was more finished instruments than she had ever seen. Very cool & fun day. Lots of jamming, great pizza & snacks and even some adult beverages ;^)! Here's a sample of the final group picture minus a few that left earlier. I'm sure many more professional shots are coming later (along with the group owners photos)

Alembic Family.jpeg
tbrannon
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post

Oh my goodness.

I'll bet you guys had some of those Bag End cabs signing. I really hope some of you folks filled up the memory cards on your digital cameras...
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 7:37 pm:   Edit Post

Singing? OH NO they were rumbling!!!
4 - 21" speakers in a giant powered sub-woofer.
I had a blast - a HUGE thanks to everyone!

Tons of pics, I think someone is going to set up an area/ site where we can upload everything.

This sums it up. . .

juelu
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I suspect there was well over 1,000 photos taken! I have 25 photos (after deleting bad ones), and I was doing minimal pics! Some folks were doing major photo documentation so stay tuned for great pics!!!!!
keith_h
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 7:55 pm:   Edit Post

I would like to say thanks to the folks at Bag End for hosting the event and thanks to the folks at Alembic for arranging the get together. It was nice to meet many of the people from the board and to be able to put a face and voice to the user names I see here most everyday.

Keith
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 7:56 pm:   Edit Post

I have 180 photos, John's wife Tracy was snapping away, someone else's spouse(?) filled up her memory card, and Bill has some video footage.
Loch, Mica, Enzo and others were also observed capturing souls. ;-)

On top of that Mike recorded mp3's of it - he will be faced with a time consuming editing session - hopefully it will sound as good as it felt. :-)
tbrannon
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I couldn't make it to the gathering, but I see the Signature equipped Rogue that I bought from Charles and then sold to Loch there in the picture. Makes me feel like a part of me was there....

Good stuff.
fmm
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 8:37 pm:   Edit Post

I'm so depressed I couldn't make it. Maybe next year.
davehouck
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 1:49 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the initial pics and early reports! Looks and sounds like it was a successful event! Looking forward to more pics and posts!
serialnumber12
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 4:42 am:   Edit Post

it was a homecoming event seeing "the Faces behind those Basses" everybody was very nice we all went out for cheese burgers & Beers afterwards.
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 7:39 am:   Edit Post

Yeah, this was truly a wonderful and memorable day and evening. I second the huge thanks to John and all the BagEnd personnel, Mica and Bill (and Erik :-)) and all my new friends in person (rather than just online). I'll be starting my audio editing fun this morning.
Hope everyone has a safe and comfortable journey home.

Mike
gare
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post

I'd like to third the thanks to everyone involved putting on the event..had a great time. The whole day was fun and very informative. Of course it was great to meet and talk to everyone.
I'll bet Mica and the BagEnd peoples heads are about to explode from all the questions etc.
Did anyone get a good picture of the rig BagEnd had set up for us ? After hearing it and talking to them I'm seeing one of their powered cabinets in my furure.
Oh..and thank you Jonathan for the pizzas.
Kev..were those plain cheese burgers or bacon cheese burgers ?
So is it too early to plan next years gathering ? I'm open from Jan 1st on :-)

Thanks again to all
Gary
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post

the burgers (Huge!!!)were Plain cheese Olie had the american cheese burger ,i had jalapeno cheese.............Boy after that burger Plus those three Beers I was sleepy as Hell!
speicky
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post

hey, everyone...

it was a wonderful time I had there yesterday, thanks to Jim, Debbie and Heather from BagEnd (plus of course other staff whom I did not chatted with), and thanks to Mica, Bill and Erik. You all were fantastic, folks...

it was also great to see that everyone put up his best behaviour, even in the abscence of the Master of all Moderators :-) it was great to talk to all of you folks in person who I just knew through this gorgeous online community before...

greetings to you all,
your Christian
lbpesq
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 3:00 pm:   Edit Post

I'm back in California. WOW, what a blast! A huge thanks to all involved in organizing. As amazing as the collection of Alembics (and some very cool non-Alembics - even a Travis Bean!) were, the best part, for me, was meeting so many of the friends I've made over that last several years in Alembic cyberspace. You're all invited out to the Bay Area next month for the 3rd annual Northern California gathering. I know we have our work cut out for us to match the hospitality, camaraderie, and general good vibes provided by our mid-west brethren.

Bill, tgo

(Message edited by lbpesq on May 31, 2009)
lmiwa
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 3:17 pm:   Edit Post

A HUGE HUGE thanks to everyone involved in organizing and hosting this event! I believe it was Tracy that said she had never seen so many grown men with such stupid-happy faces! I know I've still got mine.

Getting to play some really nice basses, and hearing others absolutely killing in the jam session was a real treat. But meeting Mica, her family (Erik is WAY too cute), and all the club members, and finally putting faces to names was certainly the best part. Not surprisingly, Alembic owners are some REALLY cool people!

Dave, your untimely illness was mourned by all present. But we were all "moderate" in your honor!

And yes Toby, you were missed but represented! :-)

Thanks to all,
Loch
811952
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 3:49 pm:   Edit Post

I had a miserable time. Terrible. Hope I never, ever, EVER have to go through this much misery ever again. Simply awful. The entertainment at Durty Nellie's was pretty good though..

Tracy and I plan to start sorting pics this evening.. ;)

John
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 4:36 pm:   Edit Post

I had a great time. Thank you to everyone that brought their instruments and their friendship. Truly a remarkable day.

"The entertainment at Durty Nellie's was pretty good though.. " I should have ordered what you did.

Mike
811952
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post

Tracy and I left before they started... ;)
olieoliver
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post

Just got home flying in from Chicgo, (and boy are my arms tired),and want to take a moment and thank everyone at BagEnd, Alembic and all the Chicago folk that made us Texans feel very welcome. I had a great time.
It was great to a face to the names.

I feel honored that I've now had the chance to play two of the first 20 Alembics. Keavins #12 and Michaels #16. (Only 18 more to go)

Jonathan I regret not getting a chance to hook up your Line 6 after you brought it for me but there was just so much going on I didn't have the heart to pause the action. And the Pizza was the bomb!

Thanks again for a great time,
OO
PS. I thought it great that John Judge lead us in a toast as we raised our glasses at Durty Nellies in Honor of Brother Paul.
811952
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

I can't tell you folks how much I enjoyed meeting everybody. It's great to be part of the family!

We've started uploading pics to smugmug and they probably won't all be uploaded until sometime late tonight or early tomorrow. There are a couple of versions of a few of them, and if there are any that you would like to have good copies of, whether to print or just for whatever, let me know and Tracy will tweak them and clean them up a bit for you. Oh, and the one's I took aren't very good. :-(

The pics are here:

http://scarysharkface.smugmug.com/gallery/8398143_6Vkbj#551268367_7Qtt3

John's toast to Paul was very appropriate, as I'm pretty sure Paul was in all of our thoughts throughout the day.

John
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 6:44 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks to all for a great time. The kindness and generosity of Mica, Bill (Eric too!) and the Bag End family - Jim, Larry, Debbie & Heather was unmatched. Everyone was so generous to share their instruments (and trust me, there were some very expensive customs available!!)thanks again.
Please support Bag End products along with your Alembics when possible, their cabinets are amazing and the people are the best. I look forward to seeing everyone again.
Paul
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 6:59 pm:   Edit Post

+1 to Dr. L for the pizza (Thanks a bunch), and +1 to the fine honor John Judge gave to Brother Paul's memory and spirit.
I'm just starting to sort out my recording, but it looks like I'll have some audio to share in a day or two. :-)

Mike
811952
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 7:21 pm:   Edit Post

preview:



jalevinemd
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 8:14 pm:   Edit Post

It was an amazing experience...one that I'll cherish forever. Meeting the people with whom I've had on-line correspondences for the past 6 years was quite a trip. And for me, it was the first time in my life I got to jam with so many people. Was a bit overwhelming at first, but I had Bill and Roger holding down the six string duties with me. Although Bill had to keep calling out the chord changes to "Eyes of the World" for me and I still kept getting it wrong!
lbpesq
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 8:32 pm:   Edit Post

Don't let him fool you, Jonathan really heated up those six skinny strings! And at times I found myself just comping and watching 3 different bassists take turns on lead. What's everyone doing next weekend? hehehehe

Bill, tgo
dadabass2001
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 9:07 pm:   Edit Post

Recording blues tracks in Aurora, but if I wasn't ...
:-)

Mike
charles_holmes
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 9:26 pm:   Edit Post

Looks Like everyone had a great time! I really regret that I couldn't make it, but I had a gig with my band "Bop Top" and since it's my creation I had to be there. So, how did you guys like Bag End? I wanted to try the 4X10 cabinet.Oh Well guess I'll dream about it! The photos are great!!!
Dave, I hope you are feeling better. I have been sick 12 days (and I sing in my band too) today is the 1st that I have felt ok. I have been taking Musinex diligently because I had a terrible cough and it worked very well. Peace! And I want to read more stuff/feedback!!!!!!!
Chalie
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 9:57 pm:   Edit Post

Hey everyone, Just got home from the recording studio and I must say I am beat!..tired and ready for bed, 6 hours sleep in three days just doesn't cut it for me..but I do it all again just to meet you guys and hear all those Alembics...it was well worth the loss of sleep. Special thanks to Alembic, Bag End and Mica for making this possible and everyone for bringing some fabulous Alembics.

Bill thanks for the Joke it was a good one, Mike great stories ! maybe we should write together sometime! Olie it was nice meeting the Texas connection and Christian what a humble and wonderful person you are, Keavin,You Da Man! and to the rest of you it was a pure pleasure and treat to meet all of you.

Bag End Guy's I knew we Have thunder but I didn't know MT. ST. HELENS was located in Barrington, IL
for those of you that missed it 4 X 21" Sub Cab power by 2 Crown 1200 watt amps, when the crossover kicked in I felt the hair on my arms braid with Gare's Hair on his arms..It was Rub a dub Dub 1 Big Ass Sub.

The gathering by the way at Durty Neillie"s was really nice and thanks to everyone on this post I felt very comfortable making a toast to brother Paul, through all the Post I felt like I knew him fairly well and yet never laid eyes on him...Such is the sign of a true Elite group of Alembic club members Playing in Harmony and I firmly believe that Paul heard all of us playing that day. We all managed to do that including myself, as tired as I was at the end I couldn't resist the thin neck action on the Buckeye burl and popped around the corner to plug in and have my way with it. All I could say was Nice very, very Nice as I felt my fingers fly across the neck.

But by far my pick for best finish goes to the quilted Cocobolo on the Bird of Prey, like Mica has stated any pictures you seen of this Bass don't do it justice, you have got to see it in person.

Well tomorrow I am taking the day off to recover but as promise to the members who missed this great event, I will post the art drawing for my new design Bass called the Raven Resonator.
Thanks again and look forward to meeting you all again and Christian have a safe flight home. Peace John Judge
john_judge
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post

bucjk eye
here they are folks 2 of my favorites not to mention all the rest of them!..so many Alembics, So little time!

(Message edited by john judge on May 31, 2009)
enzo
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 11:20 pm:   Edit Post

Well it's hard to find the right words to describe what a memorable day this gathering has been. Having desired always an Alembic and finally acquired 2 in a month (life is strange), the 2nd one the day before this get together, my head was spinning all day.
It's been a great pleasure to meet everybody, from Mica (tough day with a million informations/explanations/suggestions given), her family and each one of the presents which I'd like to thank for the umbelievable spirit and availability. It was amazing to see the joy in every face, a show on its own !
enzo
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 11:31 pm:   Edit Post



(Message edited by enzo on June 01, 2009)
pauldo
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 5:15 am:   Edit Post

". . . for those of you that missed it 4 X 21" Sub Cab power by 2 Crown 1200 watt amps . . ."

uh yeah - I should apologize for that, I got carried away with that jam in D, I tuned the E down to D and found if I 'punched' the upper horn on my fretless that the note blossomed so quickly and cleanly that it felt like an audio chiroprator was re-aligning my spine... I couldn't stop. From my toes to my nose it shook everything. Heather busted me aftwards - saying that I had a goofy grin on my face.
I felt like Perkunos, Haokah, Thor (stick in Thunder Diety of your choice) - I had POWER! Unfortunatly I abused it. :-/

Bill I can make time this coming weekend ;-)

The event truely was fantastic and I am still riding the high from it - the people, the instruments, the jamming - it could go on forever and I wouldn't have gotten enough of it.
dwmark
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 6:54 am:   Edit Post

Just getting back to the computer--my delay doesn't indicate any lack of enthusiasm for the event. It was what you'd expect from a bunch of great people getting together because of a shared passion, and with the source of our common bond (the Santa Rosa folks--who also share the passion) organizing and participating.

Was happy to share a part of the collection (glad you liked the Old Bird, John) and to be able to try out others' instruments, too (Keavin set the pass-around tone when he walked in, took out number 12 and handed it to the closest member, so that everyone could have it in their hands).

Sorry I missed dinner, but did have a chance to click bottles with Keavin over a toast to Brother Paul, at the gathering. I think we all felt his presence and will continue to.

After this one, I'd travel all over the country to get to gatherings, money permitting.

dw
keavin
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 7:34 am:   Edit Post

So far to date this was the biggest collection of alembics ever assembled!...........i bet ron (wickersham)is one proud Pappa! as well as all the Employees at alembic were glad to see the fruits of their Hard work.
811952
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 7:45 am:   Edit Post

Keavin, thanks for letting us all have a swat at #12. That was spectacular. You really can play that thing too! Tracy and I both love your "no-holds-barred, with an emphasis on pure fun" approach to bass. You really know your way around a bass guitar (and drum set - who knew?!). Awesome.

John
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 7:51 am:   Edit Post

I can't say anything that hadn't been said here already. But I'm going to try. What a truly amazing time for me. To meet SO many great people, not to mention musicians, in one place was awesome.

Pauldo, the D jam was super melty!! I never did the Bill and Ted "be excellent to each other" windmill before, it just seemed so appropriate.

Hats off to the music...I came to play with other Alembics, and got more than I wanted.

Three Alembic Basses, Three Alembic Guitars, one set of drums, all at the same time. I have NEVER seen that before.

Jonathan I hope everything turned out alight.

To everyone else, especially Jim at Bag End for hosting and supplying equipment, and Mica for organizing and sweet little swag items I say a hearty and loud THANK YOU!!!

I want more, more, MORE!!! Need to hear the jams Mike, take your time and thanks for archiving again. I lost track of everyone that I played with, thanks a million times to you too! Freakin' AWESOME!

It was great to hang with Bill, Christian, and "the other guy" (there are two pics of him sitting and holding basses in this thread) I didn't catch his name, after the after. Stacks of beer were great! Bill glad you made it back, Christian have fun at Bag End today!

(Message edited by paulman on June 01, 2009)
lmiwa
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 9:27 am:   Edit Post

Here's a small version of my group photo. The larger version is my new desktop!

This and others are now available in the gallery link a few posts down.



(Message edited by lmiwa on June 01, 2009)
gare
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 9:40 am:   Edit Post

Is that what that was John ? Wondered why my arms itched so much.

For those who missed it..BagEnd's setup was the 4 x21 sub mentioned above. 2 2x18 cabs..2 1x15 low cabs..2 1x15 reg cab's..1 1x18 ELF..1 2x10..and 1 4x10..at least one each: F1-x..SF-2..F2-B. And they threw in a 1x12 for guitar :-)
With the exception of the 4x21 and 1x15 reg cabs it appeared all others were their powered cabinets..1000 watts each.
Yes..we should all have a similar rig in the living room for practice !
And of course alot of great instruments to oggle..think the Bird of Prey was also my fav..but that Cocobolo Excel was pretty cute.
I'm sorry I missed the Durty Nellies party, the gig I played instead drew tons of people..counted 14 (including the bartender), but we did get a few hours of practice in.

Thanks again to all for a great day
Gary
lbpesq
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post

Rog:

That was the infamous John Judge.

Bill, tgo
rjmsteel
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

A special Thanks to Alembic, Bag End and to Mica, (who couragously answered all the multitude of questions), for hosting and putting together the event/ great experience. Thank You for providing the memorable day for me and my sons, (one of which managed to make it into a picture with the wonderful sounding, playing and looking Buckeye Burl S.C. Signature); the pizza, and sharing of build/ ownership and th eplaying of members basses along with listening to jams. It was great also to be back at the Bag End shop: since my last visit was in Palatine in the mid-seventies, where I heard my 1st Alembic!!! Note: Love those Low Bass powered single 15`s!! Thanks for the facility to be able to connect with other local, (as well as distant), Alembic owners/players... hope to keep in touch.
hg30904
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 11:41 am:   Edit Post

Wow! So many more of us wish we could have been there! (Okay, maybe a little bit jealous...)

I have been living vicariously through your thread postings and pics, but does anyone plan to put NAMES with the PICS? I can figure out Kevin, John Judge, Bill Panzer, Mica...but where and who are the other players (with club handles would be nice).
olieoliver
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post

This one is me.

OO
811952
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post

Keavin and Me.



John
jacko
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post

You've aged a bit since your profile pic was taken John ;-)

Seriously though, it looks like you guys had a fantastic time, I really do wish I could have been there. The Bag end set up sounds like it could trigger an earthquake. Just as well they're not based in San Fransisco.
I love the Laminated passes with your names on, perhaps Mica could offer them for all club members to buy ;-)

Graeme
lmiwa
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post

Me in a trance playing low notes through that totally outrageous 4 x 21!

Loch

(Thanks to Tracy for the pic)

lmiwa
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

Hey John, would it be OK to upload a small version of one of Tracy's group pics?
811952
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Go for it. Upload as many as you like!
lmiwa
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

The "Midwest Alembic Owners Group" picture (courtesy of Tracy).

olieoliver
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 1:39 pm:   Edit Post

With a couple of Southerners thrown in there Loch! ;)


OO
hg30904
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 1:58 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, hey, hey

A little too much credit there! You got some Southerners, Californians, at least one foreigner (Christian), and assorted sundry persons. Amazing the police didn't park outside Bag End and follow you all home! :-) Anybody wondering what happened to the hippies need look no further...they are us.

Well, 31 basses? I see what the bar is now for the New York New England group. If we get Danny and Adam to show up, we can beat that number...
speicky
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

and some weird European character standing in the middle :-)

Thank you, Roger, it was fun to return to BagEnd and have another small chat with Jim and Heather, and Henry rushing by towards his gig downtown tonite.

All these photos are amazing, keep them coming, folks, I won't have a chance to post pics until Thursday...

all the best to you,
your friend Christian
olieoliver
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 2:06 pm:   Edit Post

"31 basses"... Bill, Doc and Roger may have a something to say about that! LOL

OO
speicky
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 2:07 pm:   Edit Post

argh, Harold, you beat me to it by six minutes... guess that's why all the stuff on eBay passes me by :-)
olieoliver
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

Harold, Danno can almost beat that number by himself! :-)
pauldo
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 2:50 pm:   Edit Post

Mica and Me (pauldo)



The Boys



Me (pauldo) and Old #12!!!!!! (w/ Keavin on drums)



I'm going to try to get the pics to John and he will post them with all the great shots that Tracy took.
lmiwa
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 3:25 pm:   Edit Post

I've got a few pics up...

http://themiwas.smugmug.com/gallery/8408824_vA6no#552106678_iob6Z

Enjoy,
Loch
lmiwa
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 3:39 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! I put quotes around "Midwest" and I still couldn't get away with it! :-)
hg30904
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Don't feel bad. Chicago is my hometown. I miss it. Then I lay down and the feeling passes...
811952
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post

Nice pics guys!

(Message edited by 811952 on June 01, 2009)
dadabass2001
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I'm toward the right side,wearing the tie-dyed Alembic shirt in the group shot. My drummer Andy is next to me with the black non-alembic shirt, Juel from Cremer Guitars is in front of me in suspenders. Keith H. from Carolina is behind me in a plaid shirt. John Judge is standing behind Andy. Roger is kneeling on the far left, and Bill Panzer is sitting in front of him and Ollie.
Mike (dadabass2001)
enzo
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 7:24 pm:   Edit Post

An alternative view...
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0226.jpg[/IMG]

Me and the heavy weight champion ( thanks David )
[IMG]
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0210.jpg[/IMG]

Mica on duty
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0209.jpg[/IMG]

One of my absolute favourite
[IMG]http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc242/enzo42/Bag%20End/IMG_0211.jpg[/IMG]
gyonnii
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All I can say is Bassy freakin awesome pictures everyone. Should of told my sister to reschedule the wedding for this one, or tricked her into telling her there was a special place I obtained for her reception and a large Band was included! in Chicago.
I am so jealous, all I did was get drunk and eat wedding cake !
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 6:40 am:   Edit Post

Enzo, that short scale Stanley bass was my favorite too. It felt SOOOoo good.

OO
811952
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

Olie,

It was obvious from the moment you plugged that one in, you felt completely at-home on it.

John
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 6:51 am:   Edit Post

Now if I can just convince my wife that it needs a new home. ;)

OO
811952
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

See, you're doing this all wrong. If you'd have brought her she would have known the moment she heard you play it that it was meant for your hands. ;)

John
jazzyvee
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 7:24 am:   Edit Post

Bag end fired up a 4x21 sub cab... That must have sounded like the earth moving....!!!

I've been looking online and can't find a picture of anything that size.
Anyone have a photo?
Jazzyvee
811952
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 7:30 am:   Edit Post

Here you go:



John
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 7:33 am:   Edit Post

It's right behind John in this photo.


OO
811952
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 7:38 am:   Edit Post

Ah, yes.. the crotch mic... in stereo, no less.. ;)
olieoliver
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post

In case some "Putz" wanted to sing?
lmiwa
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 7:43 am:   Edit Post

For info on the cab, go to www.bagend.com and look for the BASSAULT-R. Here's the direct link to the product sheet.

http://www.bagend.com/bagend/downloads/bassault-r.pdf
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 7:51 am:   Edit Post

300 pounds of subby goodness. Ah, the cab, not John. ;)

Pualdo had me laughing when he was smacking his fretless, his enjoyment was obvious. (Geez another disclainer needed for this too? I'm signing off.)
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Club members, instruments, getting together at Bag End, pictures! WOW!

Kimberly <---at a loss for words. ;)
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I just wanted to give a credit where credit is due..I heard a lot of great Bass players in Chicago, but what touched me the most was seeing people playing from their heart and for the love and passion of their instrument and when they were playing someone else"s, they played it with total respect for the instrument and for the owner along with the fact in knowing it was an Alembic.
There was pop's and chop's and Funk and soul, blues and Dead and never once did I see anyone person with the big head thinking that were better than someone else. All were humble with respect for the other, truly a fantastic event and my hat is off to everyone who attend and maintained the club spirit.
Now after you read this I want you to stand up and take a bow..you deserve it! thanks again for letting me a part of this ..peace to all John
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I told Mica I was hoping the little one would knock my bass over and destroy it, so I could have a COTM.. She chuckled uncomfortably. ;)

I agree, John, that it was so cool to have a room full of Alembics (and other fine hardware) to play, knowing that everyone in the place appreciated the opportunity and sense of community. What a great bunch of people!

John
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Wow!!! I've just finished reading the post event posts (to this point) and I'm making my way through the pictures linked above. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all the comments; it sounds like a wonderful day! I'm grinning ear to ear hearing everyone's experiences; and I loved the group photo of all the members!!
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I juust finished cutting over four hours of stereo sounds from the ABC (Alembic BagEnd Chicago) jams into 37 tracks. As mp3s it would fit on one disc, as Audio CDs it needs four to make it. :-)
Who in the club wants copies?
I'm going to bed

Mike
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 9:56 pm:   Edit Post

Mike...that is a very generous offer and obviously a lot of work. I'd love one!
speicky
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I just wanted everyone to know that I had a safe trip back. I am tired to the bones, but I also have and keep all these precious moments of the gathering in my heart... once again, thank you all for making this possible.

and to phrase an infamous Brother Paul statement:
I NEED STOCKINGS !

love to you all,
Christian

P.S.: I'm glad I've got the German keyboard again :-)
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Some Little ones too!

(Message edited by keavin on June 03, 2009)
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I'd love a copy, Mike, even though it all probably sounds much like a WWII bombing run.. ;)

John
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I'd like a copy as well Mike! mp3 is fine with me.

Thanks,
OO
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Copy me too, please.

Bill, tgo
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I'd like a copy too please Mike

Gary
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One of my favorites:

keavin
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This is The future 'CEO' of alembic instruments!
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Keavin, I just wondered is your No:12 bass a Series bass or is it a hybrid or something before the series basses were developed?

Jazzyvee
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Yes it's a (SeriesII electronic Package)the humcanceller is underneath all that brass,however i believe ron at some point decided on two 'standard electronic packages' by giving the seriesI the basic 5 peice neck lams & the seriesII wood front/back matching lams & 7 peice neck lams W/LED's...anything other than the two basics would be concidered custom. But alembics werent call series basses in in 1972 they were just called "Custom alembics" i think Late 72 or early 73 they started the calling the two Basic models "series" instruments............dela217 would be able to shed alittle more light on the early History.

(Message edited by keavin on June 03, 2009)
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John Judge -
Thank you. Very well put.

Mike - you know I HAVE to get an mp3 disc. Do you need money for postage/ discs?
pauldo
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OK - I got my pictures posted
BUT
They are on a 14 day trial period - once the 14 days are up they will be gone (at least from that web page).
Go here:
http://pauldo.smugmug.com/gallery/8434531_3DTNo#P-1-12

You will see all of the shots - the good, the bad, and the funny. If you can not download them from the page drop me an e-mail as to which pictures you would like.

And now for the whiskey talk.... here's the deal - We were in Chicago at a place where all of these people got together,,, and it was so darn comfortable! It felt natural to be hanging out with all of these people with a shared passion, there was no akwardness, or uneasiness, it was just comfortable. Thank you all again. I love you guys.

Now - what can we do to make this an annual event?
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i 'right click' a pic & save it to my computer so ill have my own copies.so send me some just in case the 14 day window catches mee too.

(Message edited by keavin on June 04, 2009)
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Damn, that was fun!

Bill, tgo
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(Message edited by keavin on June 04, 2009)
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keavin
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Mica & Family!
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groovelines
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In the pic directly above, I'm holding John Ford's Series. John has it strung with flats. Odd feeling at first, but a VERY nice bass to play. Then again, all of them were.

Mike
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If it's the same one I played Mike, I loved it. Very cool Jazzy sound to it and very easy to play. I think he said he had Fender Flat wounds on it. Of course I could be wrong about that.

OO
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Thanks guys. Yep, Fender flatwounds. I don't recall which ones, but they were cheap cheap cheap. I think $17 a set or something obscene like that.

Who owns the zebrawood Distillate we flogged all day long? That was a hoot to play!

I wish I'd played the Stanley, but then my wallet and wife are relieved I didn't. ;)

John
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John
That was my Distillate, and she loved every minute of it!

Unfortunately I DID play the Stanley Signature bass.... PLUS I fell in love with those Bag Ends.

Anyone know this weeks winning lotto numbers? :-\
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Here's a slightly weird story... every June I fly to Chicago to go the NHRA race in Joliet with my brother who lives in the NW suburbs. Yesterday I asked him to take me to a music shop so I could buy some finger picks. (They were thrilled... big sale of the day!) My brother wrote down a few addresses from the phone book. One of them was The Original Harmony Guitar Company on 22N272 Pepper Rd in Lake Barrington. Sound familiar? We never found the store, but when we pulled into the parking lot, there was a Bag End sign on the building and I thought it looked familiar. Oh well, missed it by that much! Glad you had fun though.

Mike
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So.
Can anyone put a name to all the faces in Post 191, so that we all know who is who!

Thanks

George
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October 14th & 15th!........Libra Dudes!
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October 14th & 15th!........Libra Dudes!
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okay, George, I will give it a shot...



in the back, standing from left to right: Guy #1, Richard Magnini (rjmsteel) (please confirm/correct), Guy #2, Guy #3, Mica Wickersham-Thomas (mica), Christian Spiecker (Speicky), Keavin Barnes (keavin, serialnumber 12), Keith Humphrey (keith h), Loch Miwa (lmiwa), Enzo Arpino (Enzo), John Judge (john judge)

in the middle, sitting: Roger Anderson (paulman), Olie Oliver (olieoliver), Paul Drapeau (pauldo)

in the front, sitting: William Panzer (lbpesq), David Weiner (dwmark), John Ford (811952), Mike Moore (groovelines), Mike Addyman Sr. (dadabass2001), Andrew, Mike's excellent drummer, and Gary Spieker (gare). In front of Mike Addyman there's Juel Ulven (juelu) who broght 78-995 from Aurora, IL.

please help me fill the obvious gaps :-) There was just so much going on that it was impossible for me to talk to everybody...

enjoy your weekend,
Christian

thanks to Loch Miwa for refreshening my memory :-)

(Message edited by Speicky on June 06, 2009)
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Hey Keavin and John should of told me you were posing for the Libra session, I miss out on that one..October 21st John
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john judge & Olie Oliver both october 21st.........this was a Libra party!
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Hey we might have to form a Libra gathering somewhere ! Lovers of Music and Art!

Hey Olie I was born on a Wednesday At 835am and I will be 56 this year...How dank is that!.
The Scales were tippin hard that day, just hope it wasn't from all the food we ate at Durty Nellies.
Hey fellow Librians, how about we give each other an Alembic for our birthdays, or just keep the one you buy that way you won't have to pay for shipping LOL!
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I don't remember what time I was born, I do remember some dude slapping me on the butt, but Oct 21st is the day and I'll be 47 this year.
Lots of Libra's there that day eh?

OO
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Only one correction to Speicky's post above:
Juelu is not in the back row left, he's sitting front row right (in front of tiedyed Mike Addyman and Andrew the drummer). Juel has his hands on his ankles and is sitting crosslegged.
Mike
(a 57 yr old Virgo)
speicky
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thanks, Mike, I will edit my post accordingly :-) also, I believe I spied Richard Magnini standing on the left side, the man with the yellow shirt, but I'm not sure at all...
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Christian
Thanks so much!!
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Count me in with the Libra's, (Oct. 14,)


Great pics everyone...I hope to get to some gatherings soon.
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Hey - another Oct. 14 Libra!
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I don't remember stuff very well, but I don't recall seeing this one before. It's from Paul's pics.



Is this on the board and my brain cells are corrupted? If not, the electronics are intriguing.
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Looks like standard Europa/rogue package in an interesting configuration to me. (then again, it's 02.40 here and my eyes are numb from staring at network diagrams since 11pm.)

Graeme
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Graeme; look on the other side of the strings.
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Pickup selector perhaps? I thought it was a sticker or finger wear at first.

Graeme
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It's a small picture, and maybe it's a reflection; but it looks like a switch plate, like the 5-way switches on guitars.
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I concur. How are you feeling by the way. I bet you were devastated not to have been there, I'm still green with envy.

Graeme
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I'm feeling great; thanks! And I'm really happy for everyone that attended. And I did get to have an intimate discussion with the bathroom floor! Life just is; and even if you're curled up on the bathroom floor, you experience that and move forward from there. Even if you're not where you had planned to be, where you are is always a pretty amazing experience.
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Dave,

Any chance it might be this bass? Notice the switch plate on the guitar next to it?

Loch

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Dave, that should be Mica's Essence with kingwood top and cherry core.
I remember her saying it has a slightly smaller body compared the standard.
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That's some tricky photography in the first little picture. Dave is doubly right...it's a reflection and a knife switch.
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Hah!!! I thought it was some kind of super secret five way EQ boost switch.
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(Message edited by davehouck on June 08, 2009)
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yep - it is Mica's ultra polish job that is showing the reflection of the Further next to it.


It kinda does look pretty cool - but I'm certain that a switch there would be getting knocked all around.

Dave - good to hear you are feeling better - we needed no moderating as everyone was on their best behavior... I remembered to breathe! Except for when that infamous 4 x 21 cabinet did the breathing for me!!!
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Dave:

Praying to the porcelain gods? Been there. Done that. Glad to hear you're feeling better. The pic with the reflection of the blade switch is a trip.

Bill, tgo
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Olie jammed soo hard he Made my wig fly-off!!!.
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Yea Kevin, I wondered what happened to that sweet lid of yours!!
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Hi Mica, hi Guys,
wow, seems you had a really great meeting!
Next time I will be with you, I promise.
Just returned from my journey to London.....
See ya guys
Oliver (Spyderman)
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Mike,

Any possibility of uploading the mp3's somewhere so people can download them?

Thanks,
Loch


"I just finished cutting over four hours of stereo sounds from the ABC (Alembic BagEnd Chicago) jams into 37 tracks. As mp3s it would fit on one disc, as Audio CDs it needs four to make it.
Who in the club wants copies?
I'm going to bed

Mike"
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Loch,
I don't have a spot to upload to and besides, I'm not the only participant. Copies for attendees, and/or regular club members is not a problem. I've sent out seven. Each person can seed out to others, kinda like an "ATree" :-)
Mike
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Mica's little Eric!

(Message edited by keavin on June 13, 2009)
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Hey fellow low frequency freaks,
10-01-56 (I landed on a Monday, I don't know the time but I'll ask my mom) Go Libra's!!!!!
Chalie
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Three little guitar players all in a row.

All of them are thinking "how (the hell) does this song go?"


Mike is in the picture too, but he knows ALL the songs :-)

(Message edited by paulman on December 04, 2009)
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Thanks for the compliment, Rog.
I'm just a crazy faker (yes that's an "A") with a fair ear.
This was a special day, one I will never forget.
Mike
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My lovely wife requests that we do this again.

John
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I will make the drive from Detroit Area.
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I wanna make the flight again... Let's start a new thread and keep things rolling. Any Southeners in there, too ? :-)

Speicky
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Possible, depends on timing.

OO
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Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 5:06 pm:   Edit Post

in my best baritone . . .

"Well I had the time of my life . . ."

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