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lbpesq
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post

There have been some rumblings about organizing a fourth annual Northern California gathering. Is there enough interest to put one together this year?

Bill, tgo
kenbass4
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post

I'd like to, provided my wife continues to improve
kimberly
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 - 3:17 pm:   Edit Post

I'm interested and depending on a bunch of different things, possibly doable. :-)

I'll be 'watching' to see how things go.... :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
oddmetersam
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Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post

I had the time of my life, last year. My bass was brand new (Happy B'day to her on June 25!) and it was intoxicating to hear those unreal tones from all the instruments that day. And what a great bunch of folks, too.

Count me in!

-Sam
mica
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Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 5:03 pm:   Edit Post

For the traditional location, we better wait until October for the weather to cool. There were many overheated folks last year.
jazzyvee
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Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, are you sure it wasn't all those desirable alembic bodies in the same place that caused people to overheat with desire?

Jazzyvee
hieronymous
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 9:56 pm:   Edit Post

I'm in!

As wonderful as the weather here in the San Francisco Bay Area is, you never know when you're going to be hit with a scorcher! Well, by other places' standards it might not be that hot, but so many places don't have air conditioning since you only need it for a few days a year...
dannyj
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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 10:30 pm:   Edit Post

Count me in too !

lbpesq
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

Dan:

What's the serial number of the old one? It looks like the bass twin to Old #10.

Bill, tgo
kenbass4
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 1:23 pm:   Edit Post

I bekieve it's the bass HERE http://alembic.com/club/messages/411/704.html,
dannyj
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Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 2:19 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Bill, serial is #14


Dan
osoloco69
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Posted on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 7:51 pm:   Edit Post

When's it goin down?
hieronymous
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Posted on Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 3:52 pm:   Edit Post

October's right around the corner...
lbpesq
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Posted on Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 4:59 pm:   Edit Post

If there's enough interest, but not too many people, I can host in Alameda. I have a studio downstairs with P.A., drums, a bass rig, several guitar amps, and a keyboard amp. Any more than 10-12 people, though, and we'd better be real friendly.

Bill, tgo
hieronymous
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Posted on Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 9:21 pm:   Edit Post

How would Saturday October 2 work people? That might be the only Saturday I have free that month, that or Oct. 30.
oddmetersam
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Posted on Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 11:30 pm:   Edit Post

October 2, the 30th, or any other day works for me. I wouldn't miss this for anything.

-Sam
davehouck
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Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

You guys in Northern California have to have an annual gathering. I looked it up in the rule book; it's required.
kenbass4
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Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 7:12 am:   Edit Post

Bill,

By using the word "Basement", I guess that means my bringing the full SVT rig will be out. I could do either date. So the place in Canyon isn't going to work this year? That's too bad, you guys had a nice setup there.

Keep us posted, and as Dave said, this IS a requirement!
kenbass4
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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 3:33 pm:   Edit Post

Bump!
osoloco69
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Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

Any word yet?
hieronymous
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Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:13 pm:   Edit Post

Oct. 30 still works for me - I assume tomorrow is too short notice? ;)
mica
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Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 - 7:06 pm:   Edit Post

We can host at the showroom/factory in either early December or early January. It's not as spacious as the Canyon location as far as a stage area, but it's nice and dusty!
kenbass4
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Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 7:13 am:   Edit Post

I can bring the SVT there...that'll clear the dust!
:-)

Either of those times would be fine with me. Keep us posted.
hieronymous
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Posted on Friday, November 05, 2010 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post

Sorry not to respond sooner - I'm busy the first weekend in December, but the second or third Saturday is fine for me, or 2nd or 4th Sat in January are all clear too! That sounds like fun! I'll bring my Glockenklang amp, we can have bass duets through Ken and my rigs!
oddmetersam
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Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! Bass duets would be really cool. Having two bass amps would present intriguing possibilities. Series 1, 2, Signature, etc. owners could pair off and compare tone settings, techniques, philosophical approaches, whatever.

Or maybe we could have a main area with one amp where folks who already know oldie Dead and other cover songs can play and jam on those (like last time) while the rest of us can enjoy a smaller area set aside with the other amp to compare musical notes more quietly and intimately.

Of course, folks could freely wander back and forth between the two areas.

My 2 cents. Just yesterday my bass asked me when she could rub elbows again with all the beautiful instruments she saw last year....

-Sam
oddmetersam
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Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 8:08 pm:   Edit Post

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season with family, friends and other loved ones...but I heard my bass crying in her case the other night cuz' she's still waiting for info on the next Nor Cal Gathering....

Any news?
kenbass4
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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 8:06 am:   Edit Post

Just a quick "bump" to see if there is an update to this? February or March?

Ken (TEO)
kenbass4
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 1:52 pm:   Edit Post

Another "Bump". March or April maybe??
hieronymous
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:01 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Ken! How about April 16?
kenbass4
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:11 pm:   Edit Post

Fine with me. Anyone else??

Mica???

Bill???

Bueller???
oddmetersam
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post

I'm game, too!
kenbass4
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post

Ok, let's keep this going. We've got Sam, Harry and myself. Anyone else?
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post

If Alembic can get Old #10 finished in time, I can do the 16th. Depending upon the size of the gathering, I might be able to host.

Bill, tgo
kenbass4
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 10:40 am:   Edit Post

Ok, we're up to four now! I was hoping it could be at the mothership, but if it's only us four, Alameda would probably work well.

Mica?
Danny?
Eric?
alemberic
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 12:40 am:   Edit Post

April 16th is okay with me at this point.

Eric
alemberic
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 3:15 pm:   Edit Post

Unfortunately, now April 16th is not okay with me--I was informed by senior management that a family event has just been scheduled for that day. Sorry for any confusion. I'm pretty sure you guys will somehow survive without me if the 16th is finalized as the event date :>)

Eric

(Message edited by alemberic on February 22, 2011)
kenbass4
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 1:00 pm:   Edit Post

Well Eric, don't count yourself out just yet. Right now it's just Sam, Harry, Bill and I. I'm pretty open schedule wise, just give me enough notice.

Anyone else?
Mica?
Danny?
Wolf?
mica
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 1:22 pm:   Edit Post

Coordinating with Will on ranch availability. Looking like a 16 or 23 of April now, and I'll keep you posted when an actual date is set.
lbpesq
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 2:03 pm:   Edit Post

Alas, if it's April 23rd I will have to pass as I will be in Denver that weekend attending the annual NORML national conference. Accordingly, I'd vote for the 16th or another date in May, perhaps. And that gives the Motherhip more time to finish Old #10 so I can bring the guitar for everyone to check out.

Bill, tgo
kenbass4
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 2:24 pm:   Edit Post

May is fine with me, except for the second weekend.
mica
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 2:26 pm:   Edit Post

Pencil it in for the 16th, pending confirmations from the rest of the family on availability.

Gee Bill, would you like to bring #10 to the Gathering? ;)
sonicus
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 4:06 pm:   Edit Post

Sometimes I have to " Fly by the seat of my pants," line of sight like a bird ; schedule wise .I can try to coordinate accordingly , I might make it. I would like to.
lbpesq
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 8:49 pm:   Edit Post

Mica:

Of course you could bring #10 along too. Either way works for me! lol

Bill, tgo
dannyj
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Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 4:21 pm:   Edit Post

16th works for me !
oddmetersam
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Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 12:19 am:   Edit Post

The 16th works for me, too.
-Sam
kenbass4
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Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 7:06 am:   Edit Post

16th works here, too!
hieronymous
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Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 8:18 am:   Edit Post

16th still works for me too - I'm going to try and keep from scheduling anything that day as long as I can...
mica
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Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

The 16th it is unless I hear about any scheduling conflicts with Will. Looking forward to having lots of fun!
sonicus
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Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 6:57 pm:   Edit Post

Where is the location ?
xlrogue6
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Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 10:27 am:   Edit Post

To quote Bullwinkle: "this time for sure!". I'll be there with my Rogues, a coupla other fun basses that are going to my gig with me that night, and at least one of the guitar amps I build so you guitar guys can really hear what your Alembics sound like.
lbpesq
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Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

The ranch is in Canyon, just over the Oakland hills. Does anyone have a copy of the directions I sent out in previous years? I can't find them on my computer.

Bill, tgo
davehouck
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 4:07 pm:   Edit Post

Through the generosity of my brother, who had some frequent flier miles available, I am booked for the gathering.
sonicus
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 4:48 pm:   Edit Post

That is really cool !
davehouck
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, I thought so too; he's a good brother.
hieronymous
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 6:12 pm:   Edit Post

Wow - that is great news! I am still struggling to keep April 16 free - so far so good!
mica
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 7:36 pm:   Edit Post

So email to me with "gathering" in the subject line for 1-2 updates on the event. The first announcement of course is that our Dave will attend. :-)
lbpesq
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Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 9:30 am:   Edit Post

Moder Dave's comin' to the coast? FAR FREAKIN' OUT!!!! This is gonna be BIG fun!

Bill, tgo
jalevinemd
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 8:02 pm:   Edit Post

And miss the chance to see William G. Panzer, Esq. and Moder-Dave?

I'm going to Cali, baby!!!!!

Got the ticket today...See you all in a couple of weeks!!!
lbpesq
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 9:20 am:   Edit Post

And the Doctor's gonna be in the house? This may be the baddest Alembic gathering since Chicago!

Dan: I sure hope you're bringing #14 as a little elf told me #10 will be emerging from its cocoon with electronics up and working in time for the gathering. Let's get these long lost twins together again. Yee-haaa!

Bill, tgo
dannyj
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 10:57 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Bill, Yes # 14 and the rest of my Alembic's !

Can't wait to meet everyone!

Dan
kimberly
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Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011 - 1:06 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Guys, :-)

This is looking like it's becoming more and more doable for me! :-)

The next week will tell the tale. :-)

Til then. :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
lbpesq
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Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011 - 4:42 pm:   Edit Post

Kimberly:

Hope you can make it!

Bill, tgo
cje
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Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 3:56 pm:   Edit Post

Man - One more reason to be jealous of all you left-coasters!!
mica
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Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 - 1:15 pm:   Edit Post

Countdown: 8 days!
jalevinemd
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Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 - 1:30 pm:   Edit Post

Question: What do you get when you cross a Little Darling guitar, a Jan Al flight case and a round trip ticket to San Francisco?

Answer: The chance to jam with Moder Dave and William G. Panzer, Esquire!!!
xlrogue6
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Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2011 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post

My Rogues and I will be there, and I'll be bringing the latest version of the Super Prince amp I build. Haven't heard an Alembic guitar through it yet--can't wait!
lbpesq
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Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post

I'm considering selling or trading the '95 Epic 5 Fretless I recently restored. I'll be bringing it to the gathering, if anyone is interested. I've posted a thread in the "for sale or trade" section that has a link to pics. FOUR DAYS AND COUNTING!!!!

Bill, tgo
artswork99
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Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:03 pm:   Edit Post

Have a great time everyone!!!
rustyg61
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Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:09 pm:   Edit Post

I'll be moving my son to Hollywood in June, wish I was going to be out there for the gathering Saturday! I do plan to visit the Mothership while I'm out there though! Have fun, can't wait to see the pictures! Someone shoot some video & post it on You Tube!
sonicus
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Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:53 pm:   Edit Post

How is the Cell Phone reception over there ? I have Nextel / Sprint.
kenbass4
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post

Wolf, the cell reception is, to be kind, periodic. If you stand in the right spot, facing the right direction, you might be able to hear 1 out of every 3 words in the conversation.

Rusty,

A common mis conception about California: Hollywood is about a 6+ hour drive to the SF bay area. Throw in the traffic near the metroploitan areas and you talking a long drive day between them. You may have already known this, but I just thought you should plan accordingly.

Looking forward to tomorrow!

Ken
sonicus
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 7:46 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Ken.
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

Verizon is a little better out there.

I have a bunch of guitar stands from when I exhibit at the 2x a year World Guitar Show, so I'll have a few extra in the car in case anyone needs a stand. See y'all tomorrow!

Bill, tgo
rustyg61
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 9:07 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Ken! Yes, I knew the drive was going to be a long one. We plan to make it an overnight trip from Hollywood. We will spend the night in San Francisco, hopefully do an early tour the next day of the Mothership, then head back to Hollywood. We will be out there around 10 days, so I wanted to take the time to see the factory while I'm "in the neighborhood." Compared to Texas, Hollywood is in the neighborhood of Santa Rosa! Have fun tomorrow!
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post

Rusty:

Hit me up when you are nearing your trip and I can give you some suggestions for scenic drives, places to stop, etc. You can easily spend the whole day coming up the coast or even overnight it, if you have the time. If you are in a rush either way, you can shoot straight down I5 and easily do the S.F./L.A. leg in 6 hours or less. Boring, straight road the whole way, but fast.

Bill, tgo
sonicus
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post

I remember when I picked up my Distillate in Mission Viejo, Ca. I drove 421 miles from Oakland one way and back again on the same day. (yes 842 miles !) but I would not do that again! I used I-5 most of the way. LOL______ I am proud to say that I used no chemical enhancements to do so; just the pure joy of realizing what I was about to acquire was all that was necessary.I needed to be back for work and pick up my Wife from the Airport who was visiting family out of State. I found that I was still in practice driving long routes from driving a long bobtail truck from Florida to California in 5 Days a few years earlier. It took almost 2 days to get across the great state of Texas @ the speed limit.

Wolf

(Message edited by sonicus on April 15, 2011)
rustyg61
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bill! I will do that! At this point it looks like my visit to the factory will be June 22 if they are still doing tours on Wednesdays. Wolf, you are right about the drive across Texas! I live in the Houston area & it takes all day to get to El Paso, & I'm starting about in the middle of the state! Texas is definitely a big state! They are talking about raising the speed limit in parts of the state to 85, so that will help with the long drive to Hollywood. Although I will be doing it in a U Haul, so I don't know if it will do 85! LOL!
sonicus
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty When you make your trip to Northern California , let me know and perhaps we can all have a local lunch meeting or the such , if it works out schedule wise for me.
Wolf
lbpesq
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty:

Ssshhhhhh. Don't tell anyone else, but the "factory tour" schedule at Alembic is usually EXTREMELY flexible. Just give them a head's up and I suspect you can drop by almost any day, even if it's not a Wednesday!!!! But let's keep this between you and me, O.K? hehehehe

And I'll try to make a lunch too.

Bill, tgo
kenbass4
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post

We drove from the bay area to San Antonio in 2 days. It's pretty bad when you think of El Paso being intersting, cause there is NOTHING between that and San Antonio! Interstate 5 to LA is much more scenic!

I would make sure to check in with Mica or Mary about your visit. There are times they can't accomodate.

So, what's for lunch?
:-)
xlrogue6
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 1:36 pm:   Edit Post

I'll also have my Mesa Walkabout Scout with me, as well as my Knutson Messenger EUB and my Peavey Cirrus as the basses and I will all be going to entertain the fine folks at the Italian American Social Club in SF afterwards. Oh, and I'll actually have 2 versions of the Super Prince with me too. If you're curious about just what the heck is a Super Prince, there's pics here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Backstage-Service/155276881177779
sonicus
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 1:45 pm:   Edit Post

HI Ken , perhaps you will join us as well ? Well I am thinking of one of two local buffets in Berkeley . There is Bacheeso's ,( Mediterranean )and Mint Leaf , (Indian). Both places offer a very satisfying large quite tasty "Bang for your Buck" deal and an atmosphere for jubilant boisterous discussions . There are many good choices form Alameda to Santa Rosa. There is a great Mexican place in the City of Alameda as well.
rustyg61
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Wolf, that sounds like a great idea! I will let you know when it get's closer to the date. At this point it looks like we will be heading that way around June 17. It took us 3 days driving out there in January to get my son settled in school, but we could have done it in 2. I'm thinking it will take the full 3 days in a U Haul though. Lunch sounds like fun! I would love to meet some of the legends of the forum I have been reading! Bill, I will get with Mica & Mary when I know for sure what our plans are. It will probably be during the week of June 20 - 24, so I can do Wed. or any other day. We will have my son moved into his Apartment over the weekend, so I'll have the whole week to be a tourist! Ken, you are right, there is not much to see on I-10 in Texas from border to border!
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 7294
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 9:41 pm:   Edit Post

Dave is here, car is packed up, and instruments are staged and ready to load up in the AM. Fun to come!
dannyj
Junior
Username: dannyj

Post Number: 40
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 9:37 am:   Edit Post

Getting ready to load the car and head east !
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1325
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 9:42 am:   Edit Post

I'm jealous!! Lots of pictures folks- lots of pictures. Perhaps some video to go on YouTube for the rest of us?
elwoodblue
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1231
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post

I'm green too..and only a couple states away ,

looking forward to pics (and vids ?!)

Elwood
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 911
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 8:39 pm:   Edit Post

Firsties!

application/octet-streamgraphiteandfivesmallbodies
small_body_graphite_5string_sta (129.3 k)


I thought would start a new thread for the results - here it is: Northern California IV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pace
Senior Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 703
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post

That graphite Small Standard is amazing!!!!! I love the original body template.... very deserving of a mustache tailpiece.

Harry, I never realized your 5'er had anniversary electronics.

I see my old Orion Baritone made it to the gathering!
dela217
Senior Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 1075
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 2:19 pm:   Edit Post

Harry - Is that your graphite bass? I don't think I've seen that one before.

I love it!

Michael
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 912
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 9:48 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, that Small Standard was one of my faves this year - I wish it was mine! I can't remember the name of the guy it belongs to - he was gracious enough to let me play it through his rig - red LEDs, electronics a bit funky but still a joy to play!

I couldn't really get along with the original Signature electronics - I prefer a pickup selector - so I had Alembic put in Anniversary electronics - much better! (for me anyway) I especially love being able to turn it off with the pup selector!
hieronymous
Senior Member
Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 913
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 10:03 pm:   Edit Post

Looking back at the pictures in this thread, I noticed good ol' #14 & that beautiful Jazz-style bass, belonging to mr. dannyj - nice to meet you sir! I'm sorry I didn't get to talk to you more - definitely will do so next time!

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