The Guitar Show February 24 - 25 2018 - The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham.

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  • Just back from the show. Nice to catch up with @Bridgehouse @digitalscream and @TTony again and put some faces to names (hello, @Rowby1).

    I was pleasantly surprised to see so many young people there. Who says guitar is dead? There were some fantastic guitars there; SBC had some beautiful instruments that were works of art and pretty original in their design. There were some radical metal instruments from Wunnadem(sp?) that might find a niche. They felt unplayable to me, but I like Telecasters so who am I to talk about innovation?

    The most interesting thing for me was a prototype multifx from @SmoothHoundUK with an interesting take on how to model the effects. I'd love to see the final version which might be around before Xmas.

    I've attended all the recent Birmingham shows run by @Jason and this was the best by far. Good job, fella!
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1756
    edited February 2018
    We spent about 4 house or so there today, called into the FB pitch for freebies !....

    Good to see the Presonus chaps there, same for the ACS guy, liking the SBC guitars, Smooth hound prototype thingy, that guy with the plug in pedal board thing...that looks cool, then the usual suspects G4U, PMT ,....A very nice PRS 513 artist pack...but 6K ...ouch !

    Food Hall location was logistically better I thought, although a queue out the door meant I didnt buy anything to eat.

    Oddly I didnt think it was louder than previous years, but still the quiet time is a god send.

    Endless Les Pauls and Fenders get a bit tedious so good to see a couple fo new builders there today.

    All in all quite enjoyable morning @Jason ;; great job !




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  • I was there yesterday really enjoyed it,thanks guys
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  • Very enjoyable @Jason. I was in the "no tickets" queue and can confirm the presale people got in first this morning. The security blokes were good and fair with everyone. I managed to not spend too much but then let myself down badly at the @ThorpyFX booth. I got a full rundown on his train driving experience while purchasing a Fallout Cloud (what a pedal btw). I nearly caved in and bought a Pedaltrain from Fairdeal until I noticed they hadn't brought any Novo boards with them. 

    I can confirm there were a number of youngsters in attendance as well as some proper beardy hipsters. Who says guitar isn't trendy?
    "A city star won’t shine too far"


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  • mixolydmixolyd Frets: 825
    Wasn’t @RiftAmps going to be debuting a new model at the show?
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  • mixolyd said:
    Wasn’t @RiftAmps going to be debuting a new model at the show?
    I thought he was too 
    Link to my trading feedback:  http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/59452/
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 2222
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    mixolyd said:
    Wasn’t @RiftAmps going to be debuting a new model at the show?
    I thought he was too 
    I was, but a minor incident* at 1am on Friday morning meant the amp wasn’t ready for the show.

    I’ll do an online launch or something, it’s worth it.







    *inferno
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk

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  • hobbiohobbio Frets: 3435
    I went along with a mate today and popped over to the FB stand. It was nice to meet @TTony and @Bridgehouse for a (very) brief chat. I wore my cap all day despite looking like (even more of) a tit lol 

    @ThorpyFX ;; thanks for the receipt mate, it helped me out a lot Can't wait to spend some quality time with my new Warthog, and that tele of yours is really something special. I got to see some of @FelineGuitars fine instruments too, although I didn't play them myself. Stunning is not the word.

    I met Ben Crowe of Crimson guitars, he seems a nice fella and he offered me the chance to play his guitars. I stupidly didn't take him up on his offer as the stand was crowded and I'm not the best, wish I had now though! Next year then..

    @Jason thank you for organising such a good event.

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    My trading feedback thread

     

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  • RiftAmps said:
    mixolyd said:
    Wasn’t @RiftAmps going to be debuting a new model at the show?
    I thought he was too 
    I was, but a minor incident* at 1am on Friday morning meant the amp wasn’t ready for the show.

    I’ll do an online launch or something, it’s worth it.







    *inferno
    Ah yes. I remember you telling me now doh! Damn memory is starting to fail me 
    Link to my trading feedback:  http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/59452/
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  • hobbio said:
    I went along with a mate today and popped over to the FB stand. It was nice to meet @TTony and @Bridgehouse for a (very) brief chat. I wore my cap all day despite looking like (even more of) a tit lol 

    @ThorpyFX ;; thanks for the receipt mate, it helped me out a lot Can't wait to spend some quality time with my new Warthog, and that tele of yours is really something special. I got to see some of @FelineGuitars fine instruments too, although I didn't play them myself. Stunning is not the word.

    I met Ben Crowe of Crimson guitars, he seems a nice fella and he offered me the chance to play his guitars. I stupidly didn't take him up on his offer as the stand was crowded and I'm not the best, wish I had now though! Next year then..

    @Jason thank you for organising such a good event.
    That Warthog is just brilliant. I was flabbergasted that mine took so long to sell. New owner loves it too. 
    Link to my trading feedback:  http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/59452/
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  • ThorpyFXThorpyFX Frets: 5505
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    hobbio said:
    I went along with a mate today and popped over to the FB stand. It was nice to meet @TTony and @Bridgehouse for a (very) brief chat. I wore my cap all day despite looking like (even more of) a tit lol 

    @ThorpyFX ;; thanks for the receipt mate, it helped me out a lot Can't wait to spend some quality time with my new Warthog, and that tele of yours is really something special. I got to see some of @FelineGuitars fine instruments too, although I didn't play them myself. Stunning is not the word.

    I met Ben Crowe of Crimson guitars, he seems a nice fella and he offered me the chance to play his guitars. I stupidly didn't take him up on his offer as the stand was crowded and I'm not the best, wish I had now though! Next year then..

    @Jason thank you for organising such a good event.
    Ha ha anything to help a fellow guitarist out! Enjoy and thanks for coming by, really appreciate it
    Adrian Thorpe MBE | Owner of ThorpyFx Ltd | Email: thorpy@thorpyfx.com | Twitter: @ThorpyFx | Facebook: ThorpyFx Ltd | Website: www.thorpyfx.com
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 21337
    Firstly, thanks to @Jason.

    He's getting quite good at putting these shows together now.  I reckon, after a few more years ...
    ;)

    Brilliant Jason, thanks,


    Secondly, thanks to all the FB'ers who came along and said "hi".  It might be a bit sad to say, but I really enjoy meeting people for real rather than just exchanging bits on a screen.  Apologies to everyone who I didn't immediately recognise from past years, and to everyone whose name I completely failed to hear through my ear plugs and the 120db of repetitive riffing.


    Thirdly, I think we'll go back to badges next year.  We (OK, I) thought that baseball caps would be easier to spot as people were walking around the show, but I failed to think that lots of people don't like wearing baseball caps.  

    Anyone want a job lot of theFB branded baseballs caps?


    Fourthly and Finally, that was - I think - our fourth year at the show.  We've been going more or less since we started.  It's been great to be part of the growth of the show through those years.  It's definitely grown a lot bigger, and (IMHO) better, each year.

    That also means that we're coming up to 5 YEARS OLD (later this year).

    Mark your diaries now.  On 4th/5th August this year (we went live on Sat 3rd Aug 2013) there's going to be a bit of a FretBoard birthday party.  A large bit of a party.

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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23713
    TTony said:

    Mark your diaries now.  On 4th/5th August this year (we went live on Sat 3rd Aug 2013) there's going to be a bit of a FretBoard birthday party.  A large bit of a party.

    And it WILL be epic and “in person” ;)
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  • TTony said:

    Mark your diaries now.  On 4th/5th August this year (we went live on Sat 3rd Aug 2013) there's going to be a bit of a FretBoard birthday party.  A large bit of a party.

    And it WILL be epic and “in person” ;)
    Where would it be etc? Or its that to be determined ?
    Link to my trading feedback:  http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/59452/
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23713
    TTony said:

    Mark your diaries now.  On 4th/5th August this year (we went live on Sat 3rd Aug 2013) there's going to be a bit of a FretBoard birthday party.  A large bit of a party.

    And it WILL be epic and “in person” ;)
    Where would it be etc? Or its that to be determined ?
    I’m sure @TTony will reveal all in a bit. There will be jamming (I’m doing that bit) and lots more besides.. oh and beer. Inevitably there will be beer.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 21337
    edited February 2018
    TTony said:

    Mark your diaries now.  On 4th/5th August this year (we went live on Sat 3rd Aug 2013) there's going to be a bit of a FretBoard birthday party.  A large bit of a party.

    And it WILL be epic and “in person”
    Where would it be etc? Or its that to be determined ?
    It will be somewhere quite central.

    That's "central" to the main population centres of the mainland, rather than "central" to London or the South.


    [PS]
    You may well need to pack a toothbrush too.  4th/5th August doesn't mean 4th *or* 5th!
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 2255
    edited February 2018
    I enjoyed my day there today too, with @fastonebaz. Highlights for me were watching the excellent Buck & Evans (great singer, great guitarist with average tone if I'm honest), playing a lovely Gretsch Broadcaster jr and playing @RiftAmps gorgeous Casino through his PR18. Who cares if it's player grade when it feels and sounds that great. My only regret? No Fender. I enjoyed playing all of their offerings last year. Well done, @Jason, a lovely day out again.

    Ps. The Marshall demo - the dsl40 sounded far superior to the Origin 20, but I'm putting that down to a 12 inch speaker vs. a 10.

    PPS. Fretboard name tags again next year please, although the cap will be useful for mowing the lawn.
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  • This year was tFB's fifth appearance at The Guitar Show.  How's about that for progress?
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 21337
    edited February 2018
    This year was tFB's fifth appearance at The Guitar Show.  How's about that for progress?
    Is that right - was it 4th or 5th?  

    I'm pretty sure that you were instrumental in getting us involved originally @handsome_chris, so big thanks due for that.



    Even if you did forget blue blanky.
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  • GraingerguitarsGraingerguitars Frets: 36
    edited February 2018
    It was a great show and being our first it is definitely something we hope to be part of again next year and in the future.  Thanks to @Jason for squeezing us in late last year so we could be part of this years show
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