Oregon Guitar and Musical Instrument Expo May 3rd

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  1. Big John

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    Also, I meant the DJ that does this kinda stuff...

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  2. Lungo

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    I'll be showing up at 10:00, decided it's probably not worth $20 to get in early. Anyone else going for sure?
     
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  3. Big John

    Big John So I'm standing in line at the bank, and I stick m V.I.P. Member

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    Pretty sure I'll be there, looking for miscellaneous parts and what-not. No DJ; he's fishing.
     
  4. tenchijin2

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    I'm still planning to attend just to see what's there.
     
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  5. Lungo

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    Anyone else bringing any gear to this thing? I haven't had any luck selling my Lone Star so I plan to take it along.
     
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    I'm not planning to but maybe I should consider bringing my AC30C2...
     
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  7. Big John

    Big John So I'm standing in line at the bank, and I stick m V.I.P. Member

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    I'm bringing my Mesa 4x12 but a vendor at the show bought it. You'll probably see it at his table for sale. I'll be looking for certain speakers, tremolo parts, pups, plastics, yada yada.
     
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    I'm here, is anyone else?
     
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  9. tenchijin2

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    I was there about an hour ago. Probably couldn't miss me with my wife and 4 kids tagging along.
     
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    Crap!
    I saw you and the family right before I ran into BigJohn and Lungo!!

    I was the incredibly good looking guy wearing the sleeveless GIBSON shirt. :laugh2:

    Only 2 R9's there.
    The CC #2 and the Lemon '13.

    Now, Big John turned me on to a guy there that does set ups.
    The guitars that he did were very well done!!!
    :dude:
     
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    Disappointed in the vendors but it was great meeting the guys I ran into!

    Don't remember a good looking guy wearing a Gibson shirt.......:laugh2:
     
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    It was great to meet you, too!! :dude:

    I noticed that you didn't have your glasses on, so I can see why you didn't recognize the beauty! :laugh2:
     
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  13. tenchijin2

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    I liked seeing a few of the old Gibson semi-hollows, and a few cool old amps. There were two old Supros, a more recent Gold-tone, and even a really old Silvertone amp head and cabinet.
    Kinda hard to talk for most of my time there with some guy blasting through an old Princeton. His playing was fine but a bit loud and long. :)
     
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    How long did you stay? I'm glad I ran into John and his buddy or else I wouldn't have stayed very long.
     
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    I went in with the Buddy of mine, that suggested a brew pub for you guy's to go to, and stayed another 45 min or so.

    I think I had more fun running into friends than I did looking at the items.
     
  16. Big John

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    There wasn't much of anything there I was interested in except for maybe the guy selling four Crown PZM mics for $40 a pop (but they were beat to hell). I did find a guy that did amazing fret work; super low action with strings bends up to the ceiling without fretting out. I played 3 Orvilles, 2 Ibanez Artists, and a Burny that the guy set-up and those damn guitars practically played themselves. Getting rid of the Mesa 4x12 at the show put a little coin in my pocket but there wasn't anything there to spend it on.

    Meh...I had more fun hanging with Lungo & LPC and talking gear than walking thru that show.
     
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  17. Big John

    Big John So I'm standing in line at the bank, and I stick m V.I.P. Member

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    If it was a short & portly dude in his late 30's with a hat on, that would be my bud Frank. He was trying out an original TS-9 thru the Princeton. That damn amp filled the place. :applause:
     
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  18. tenchijin2

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    It was a nice sounding amp. But no this was a guy with a beard and ponytail, iirc, in his 50s or so. Playing twxas blues. Sounded fine just loud. :)
     
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    Oh, that guy. Yeah, he had the SRV thing going, but agreed...played way too long. The whole time he was wanking, I was thinking to myself "I wonder if he knows how to play in a band?"
     
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  20. tenchijin2

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    That's funny, I sometimes wonder the same thing. It's why I really don't like doing that kind of exposed "demo." Seems unless you know a bunch of canned blues licks, you don't have much to play. I know a ton of songs, where the guitar may or may not be featured but they sound pretty boring without a band!

    So I feel really dull and boring and unimpressive when I'm sitting there with a guitar and amp and no band.
     

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