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lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3631
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:34 pm:   Edit Post

The rumblings have started. Perhaps later half of June? Stay tuned for more.

Bill, tgo
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 561
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:53 pm:   Edit Post

Preferably June 27-28 for me. Definitely NOT 20-21 - I'll be working my butt off that weekend. And I really want to go because I want to bring my Stanley Clarke 5-string. Plus, now I live like 5-10 minutes away from the site!
byoung
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 1199
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:12 am:   Edit Post

Sorry, man, those rumblings were mine. I'll turn the volume down.

I'm probably in. Finalize a date so I can put it on my calendar.
mica
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Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 1:05 pm:   Edit Post

I confess that I rumbled as well :-)
jacko
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Post Number: 2158
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 6:44 pm:   Edit Post

Put me down for the 5th annual Bill. Big birthday requires a big trip I think;-)



Graeme
kenbass4
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Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 333
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post

I think I'm OK for the 27th-28th as well. We'll be doing the Relay for Life on the 20th.

Ken (TEO)
jedisan
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Username: jedisan

Post Number: 55
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 5:37 pm:   Edit Post

Can I rumble too? I've never been before, but sure would like to attend.
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3747
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 3:38 pm:   Edit Post

I spoke to my friend Will (whose family owns the ranch in Canyon where we've previously held the gatherings) and it looks like we are a go for Saturday, June 27th, for the 3rd annual Northern California Alembic Gathering. Mark the date on your calendars.

Bill, tgo
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2198
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 12:53 am:   Edit Post

Sorry Bill, I'm not going to make it. Wedding anniversaries are sacrosanct; or so I've been told a couple of dozen times ;-)

Graeme
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3748
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 1:01 pm:   Edit Post

Graeme:

Bring her along. Several people have shown up with Senior Management in tow. All are welcome - the more the merrier! I'm sure traveling halfway across the world to hang out with a bunch of wood and electronics junkies is her dream idea of an anniversary celebration! (Written by a man whose own wife will be sitting at home, 5 minutes away. lol)

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 741
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

How many people are coming to this West Coast shindig?
xlrogue6
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Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 143
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post

I'm in for this one, unless a big old lucrative gig materializes.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6092
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post

Yay Kent! Maybe we should carpool?
xlrogue6
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Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 144
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 2:47 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds like a plan to me! Will the next generation of Alembic be attending also?
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3753
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 3:44 pm:   Edit Post

Jonathan:

I'm not sure of the exact number, but I'd estimate we have had at least 20 each year. Thinking of venturing across the Rockies?

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 742
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2009 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

Bill,

I'm trying to make some schedule switches. Problem is that my group is small and most people's summer plans are pretty well cemented by now. We'll see...
blackelan
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Username: blackelan

Post Number: 97
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 3:12 pm:   Edit Post

If my Alembic Elan is ready in time for the meet I would like to come. I live in Mountain View but am not a 100% sure yet I will be available that day in June...
sonicus
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Post Number: 6
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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 3:31 pm:   Edit Post

This should be fun ! I am definitely interested in attending.

Wolf____
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 752
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

I am currently in the process of trying to get a flight case made for Big Stubby and switching one of my calls. If I can get it done, we'll be there.
fahrwestbass
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Username: fahrwestbass

Post Number: 18
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 3:37 pm:   Edit Post

I'd love to go but I have to play in Encinitas (San Diego county) on 6/26 until late....
kimberly
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Username: kimberly

Post Number: 326
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

Hmmm...this might work...

Got room for another bass or two?
kenbass4
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Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 354
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post

Oh, that would be so COOL!!!

There's ALWAYS room for more basses!

(...and I don't think Bill the organizer would mind either)
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3909
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, June 08, 2009 - 8:33 pm:   Edit Post

We're at less than three weeks and counting! So let's start getting a head count. And maybe we should also organize who can bring equipment, so we have enough rigs, but not more than necessary. There will be a pretty extensive P.A. and a sound man present. Guitar-wise, I can supply two or three rigs: perhaps a Fender and/or a Boogie along with my new Pritchard. Any guitar people have any special preferences?

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 782
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 6:14 am:   Edit Post

Bill,

I'll take whatever amp you've got to offer. I'm going to try and bring along a few pedals or maybe the POD XT Live.
kenbass4
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Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 355
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 - 7:16 pm:   Edit Post

Bill, if you alow him, my brother will bring at least 1 vintage Marshall, and I'll have the Sears Tower...er...SVT. Looking forward to this. Dr. Levine, will you be bringing any of your guitars?
That will be 4 (including me) from my band. The Senior manager and kids won't be coming due to other commitments.

Ken (TEO)
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 783
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 5:39 am:   Edit Post

Ken,

I'll be bringing Big Stubby. Can't wait to meet you guys.

Later...

Jonathan
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 155
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

No chance of me making this one.... but after listening to Mike's recording of the Chicago one - I really wish I could make it.

The Chicago Gathering certainly had high and low points musically- but pound for pound it was a super blast getting together with so many NICE people - it was a treat.

I could have jammed for days with all of the cool Alembicians in attendance.

I am sure the West Coast will soon be rumbling like a slipping fault line . . . everyone have fun!

Someone pound a low D for me! :-D
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 784
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

Just booked the flight!

California, here I come...
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3912
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post

Woooohoooo! The doctor will be in the house!

Bill, tgo
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 688
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 7:34 pm:   Edit Post

Sweeeeet! Enjoy the rumbling!
hieronymous
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 603
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 - 6:40 am:   Edit Post

I'm in! Somehow I've managed to keep that day free - no easy feat!

I was planning on bringing my usual amp setup (Glockenklang Soul Head, Epifani 2X10 & SF-2).

I am so looking forward to this! Thanks Bill!
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3927
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 2:19 pm:   Edit Post

O.K. folks, T minus eleven days and counting and we need to get a head count. If everyone who is planning to attend would kindly email Mica it would be greatly appreciated. In addition, all who give Mica the heads up will get access to the super double secret page about this event! Suitable for printing out and wrapping fish!!!! Be the first one on your block! Don't let this opportunity slip through your fingers! You only live once (or more)! Hi ho Silver, away!!!!

Bill, tgo
john_judge
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Username: john_judge

Post Number: 90
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

Bill I have some Plans , but I am trying to see if I can switch some things around, but I will not know if I can make it for sure until the 22 which is on a monday (my manager comes back from Europe that day) and I have some work to do 25th thru 29th unless I can get him to switch things around, which I hope he can because I really want to come to this one. Anyway I will keep you posted Peace brother John alias the Raven..hmmm might have to make this my new user name lol!
oddmetersam
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009 - 4:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, Gang! I just mailed in my next to last payment to the dealer I've been working with and should make my final payment next week so I can take delivery of my Alembic from the factory. I'd like to bring her and meet/jam with you!
-Sam ("Sam's custom 5-string bass" in the FTC thread)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8214
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009 - 4:50 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful bass Sam!
oddmetersam
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Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 9
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 1:17 am:   Edit Post

Thanks, Dave. I've tried to be cool during most of her gestation but seeing these latest pics has gotten me really excited and anxious. I'm not taking my pending ownership lightly and I'm deeply humbled by the master work and artistry of Mica and the rest of the crew. Between delivery and next Saturday I'm going to have to practice like a maniac to become acclimated to her so I don't completely embarrass myself in front of you guys!
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 793
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 7:35 am:   Edit Post

Don't worry about embarassing yourself. If I can do it, anyone can! Look forward to meeting both of you.

Later...

Jonathan
john_judge
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Username: john_judge

Post Number: 98
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 5:16 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry brother Bill and others, I won't be able to make this one, I have got to produce a session for an inspiring young lady with a great voice from Vancouver. Play some Dead tunes for me while I stay out of this heat in a Shade of Gray..Peace John
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6198
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 - 6:00 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry we won't see you this time, John. If there's anyone interested in coming to the Northern California Gathering that hasn't received an email from me already, send me an email so I can keep you updated.
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3945
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 7:54 am:   Edit Post

Just a few more days now! Other than Dr. Jon, are there any other guitar players planning to attend? Do you need me to bring an amp for you?

John: Sorry you can't make it. I think we may be able to rustle up a Dead tune or two for you, though. lol

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 798
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 12:22 pm:   Edit Post

I can't wait!

Flight case...check.
Insurance...check.
Hotel...check.

See you guys soon.

Bill, any chance of my bumming a ride from the Four Points in Emeryville? I'll be the one standing on the corner looking like a lost roadie.

Later,

Jonathan
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 3947
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

Jonathan:

No problemo. Email sent.

Bill, tgo
olieoliver
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 2544
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 2:17 pm:   Edit Post

While you're at it Bill can you pick me up at the airport Friday night? I'll be arriving at DFW about 7 pm? ;)

OO
kimberly
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Username: kimberly

Post Number: 327
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 2:31 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Guys, :-)

Sorry to say I'm not going to be able to attend the gathering, maybe next year. :-)

Have a great time! :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)

PS. Pictures! ;D
john_judge
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Username: john_judge

Post Number: 102
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 3:36 pm:   Edit Post

Well off to work I go in the morning guys!.. I really was wanting to come to this one, Had a friend in San Fran I wanted to see, but gotta keep the food on the table
Hey Bill if you haven't see it yet, Check out the linked I posted for you tube on I missed the 70's Olie's Post. A friend of mine did a tribute to some of the great's and there's a Picture of Jerry G in it. Good tune also. Miss you guys take lot's of Pics, I leave for Vancouver in the Morning. peace John
speicky
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Username: speicky

Post Number: 383
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 1:33 pm:   Edit Post

I'm with you also, in spirit anyway... Have fun ! ...well I bet you will :-)

your friend Christian
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 147
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post

I must sadly post to you all that I will not be able to attend the Gathering due to "unforeseeable events' including a family illness requiring a long hospitalization. Please rumble for me and play joyous tunes and jams.

Sonic Regards_____
Wolf
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 6205
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009 - 8:38 pm:   Edit Post

Looking forward to tomorrow! I'm bringing a Tribute Stage model with me, plus a couple of other goodies.
xlrogue6
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Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 149
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 8:38 am:   Edit Post

Real life has intervened and decreed that I spend my day in my shop amidst the large pile of broken gear that's flooded in this week. With y'all in spirit, for whatever that's worth...
alemberic
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Username: alemberic

Post Number: 85
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post

By now the gathering has already begun--hope everyone has good fun and fellowship. This will be the first Northern California gathering I have not attended, but medical emergencies on both sides of my family mean I have to stick very close to home. Wish I could be there--

Eric
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8263
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 8:36 pm:   Edit Post

Wolf and Eric; I hope the best for your families.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 148
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 9:03 pm:   Edit Post

Thank you Dave. I will have to turn down a last minute 4th of July gig that just was offered as well that would require a stay out of town.Thanks for the kind thoughts.
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1048
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post

Well wishes to Wolf and Eric~

This thread is seriously lacking in post gathering photos and recaps. The party must have gone long into the night....
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 610
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post

I started a new thread for photos, stories, etc.:

Northern California Gathering III - report

I didn't get to meet some people that I was looking forward to meeting for the first time - Wolf and John Judge - and some friends from previous gatherings, like Alemberic, were unable to attend. I hope you guys are well! We still had a good time - finally dragged home about 7 PM - I need a lighter case for the doubleneck...
briant
Advanced Member
Username: briant

Post Number: 341
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 10:25 am:   Edit Post

I'm very extremely sad that I didn't make it this year.

Next year for sure.
alemberic
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Username: alemberic

Post Number: 86
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2009 - 8:08 am:   Edit Post

Dave and Toby--thanks so much for your kind wishes--I appreciate them very much.

Long live Alembic!!

Eric

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