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Great White North Roundup 2017

Discussion in 'Gretschtogether' started by Gretsch6120, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

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    Yes you read the title correctly, it's happening again this year. This will be the fifth instalment of the GWN Roundup! The date is set May 13th 2017! I don't have lots of time to talk about it yet but you know I'll be there so that's worth the admission and Joe Carducci will be in attendance so it's a two for one deal! You can't lose! Keep your eyes on this thread for updates and more details!!!! See you in May!
     
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  2. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Hotel locked in!
     
  3. LA Miles

    LA Miles Synchromatic

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    Dec 6, 2012
    PA
    That big limestone one down the road a bit with turrets overlooking the lake?
     
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  5. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Not again. Last time some jackass started blowing a trumpet at the crack of dawn. #FortHenry
     
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  6. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

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    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Kudos to DaddyDog for his 'motel' help.
    Thanks
    Ben
     
  7. LA Miles

    LA Miles Synchromatic

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    Dec 6, 2012
    PA
    Maybe they knew the 'Mericans were invading again (didn't work out too good for us that time) :(
    - LOL
     
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  8. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Ya baby! I'll be there with the whole crew too! Ryan, are we still bringing the YBA-1's and showing these guys how Pete did it?
     
  9. Sarah Harmer needs some coaxing...
     
  10. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

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    Yes I'll dust mine off and bring it out to melt some faces lol.
     
  11. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

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    Here is a little up date for all of you that are wondering, I have rented the hall Air Force Association Of Canada 416 Wing located at 200 Hampton Gray Gate, Kingston, ON K7M 8Z8. The same place its been for the last 4 years. Its on May 13th as you already know. I have procured the services of a sound man. The same gentleman as last year. So that means full PA, lights and perhaps a smoke machine, just for fun. The sound man and I had a bit of a conversation about how I could make his life easier, and we have came to a conclusion that we will have a few house guitar amps set up to use. That being said if you are there before the sound man shows up to set up we can add your amp to the mix and you can use it. What I'm trying to do is limit the tare down time for everyone that gets up there and plays. Since the amps are mic'd that means setting up the mic's on an amp again, checking levels etc as far as I'm concerned a waste of playing time. So that being said I'd like to hear from you the people that come to the event. Is this something that is unreasonable to request? I'm okay with pedal boards and such but lets not waste time switching everything that is up there. This is a fun jam not a showcase for a record contact so lets approach it that way okay. One last thing I'd like to have an allotted time for each group that gets up and plays, would 30 min work for everyone? I just want to keep things flowing and get everyone up that wants to play. Yes it seems like I'm being a drill Sargent but I want to use the sound system as much as possible and not waste the time that he is there. Let me know what you think post here or pm me email mail rcosta67AThotmail.com I'll answer your questions the best I can about the event. Stay tuned for more updates
     
  12. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    All sounds reasonable. I would add that the volume level could come down. Even Paul Pigat said he never plays that loud.
     
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  13. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

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    I will let him know to keep the levels down thanks Blair
     
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  14. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Bremerton, WA
    Will you be selling T-Shirts again this year? Love the one I got last year.
     
  15. National19

    National19 Country Gent

    Jan 4, 2014
    Ottawa Canada
    What's that saying Blair? If it's too loud, you're too old. But I must be getting old too then, I agree with you.

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  16. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

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    Kingston Ontario Canada
    Working on a new design hopefully I'll get some printed
     
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  17. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Bremerton, WA
    Cool, count me in if you do. Can't have enough Gretsch T-Shirts I always say. At least they're cheaper than the guitars.
     
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  18. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Hard to disagree Ryan. I can bring a silverface Princeton Reverb if we need some little stuff with great tone. Your call. I'll reach out by email.
     
  19. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

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    Sure that's great Tony we'll welcome that amp to the mix, bring the Traynor too ;)
     
  20. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Will do, let me know what else you might need.

    Traynor has JJ 6V6 in it so it's about 25 watts.
     
  21. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Sounds like the ygm 3 would be perfect.
     
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