The Guitar Show 29th Feb & 1st March 2020, New Bingley Hall, Birmingham

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Hello All

I thought I would give you an update on The Guitar Show, whats new, artists etc. I'm really pleased with how the show has come together this year, if you want to have up-to date info the website is the best place www.theguitarshow.co.uk

On social media its all @theguitarshowuk.

Lots of new exhibitors this year, some of the highlights include:

Chapman Guitars
Reverend Guitars
Core Guitars
PJD Guitars
ATB Guitars
Vourensaku Guitars
TDOG Guitars
Drewman Guitars
SMP Guitars
Alex Bishop Guitars
Lucem Guitars
Lasilla Guitars
Red Beard Effects
FGN Guitars
Chowny Bass Guitars
Rajani Amps

returning after a break

Modulas Amps
Kool Amps
Guitar Auctions
Aston Mics
Chicken Bone John

Obviously The Fretboard is there with a stand :)

The live stage looks pretty strong:

Billy Watman
Mikey Demus
Rabea Massaad
Aynsley Lister
Duel with the Devil
JJ Rosa
Bernard Butler (Rig Rundown)
Mick & Dan with That Pedal Show live
Plus others TBA

Focusrite are returning with the Masterclass stage, I was talking to them on Friday, looks like they have some great artists lined up, I should get the full details as soon as we get back after Christmas.

Anasounds are considering running a build your own pedal session at the show, subject to getting the insurance sorted, I think that this will be something new and different at a guitar show - I'm not looking forward to the risk assessment :)

I've a new noise policy that will ensure more quiet times to try and curb the issues from 2019.

Prices are the same again, £12.50 in advance or £15 on the day*

Car parking is free, but limited, all the streets around the venue are free. I've put the buses that stop outside the venue, plus trams and time to walk from the city centre, all on the "about" page on the website.

The amazing curry and the Barista return.

If I've missed anything, or you have any questions, let me know.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Jason


*I'll answer the transaction fee thing here, before it gets bought up again, there is a transaction fee, I can't do anything about it, it covers the ticket printing, an envelope, a stamp and someone's time to sort all that, but it is a single fee, so if you are buying 1 ticket it is a pain, if you are buying 2 - 1000 its just the same single fee. Print at home tickets still carry a charge because you then have to hire the machines that read them.

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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 6347
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    Quick plug for now but Guitars4You will have a stand

    What deals and products will be there, then I'll know more nearer the time
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  • A very rare opportunity to go to a guitar show on 29th feb! Brilliant way to spend your “bonus day”!
    Karma......
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  • JasonJason Frets: 569
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    A very rare opportunity to go to a guitar show on 29th feb! Brilliant way to spend your “bonus day”!

    A leap year - buggering up a tidy logo :-))

    LOL awarded
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  • Whoa...Chapman Guitars? Never thought I'd see them there!
    "Mains is ouchy if you get it up you" - Sporky
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  • JasonJason Frets: 569
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    Also I should mention The Guitar Show Guitar.

    A collaborative build that is been voted for via the social media channels

    Haydn Williams (Williams Guitars) has built the neck - Rosewood board chosen
    Ben Crowe (Crimson Guitars) is building the body - Dissident body chosen
    Ash Scott-Lockyer (Oil City Pickups) is supplying Pickups - HH chosen
    Darren Grainger (Grainger Guitar Parts) is supplying the hardware
    Rob Williams (Rob Williams Guitars) will be finishing it with the vote yet to take place.

    The builders have all been fantastic so far with them all talking to each other.

    I am going to raffle off the guitar at the show with all proceedings going to a charity, I've yet to decide on which one yet, but I'm leaning towards something to do with children, if you have any recommendations of a charity, or have one that is personal to you, let me know, I just want it to help.

    Hopefully you'll buy a ticket at the show, its going to be a top spec'd guitar. @theguitarshowuk if you want to see it so far.
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  • Handsome_ChrisHandsome_Chris Frets: 3971
    edited December 2019
    @Jason , somehow I feel that my favourite part of the event is not going to happen in 2020..
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  • @Jason , somehow I feel that my favourite part of the event is not going to happen this year.
    Getting a hug from me @Handsome_Chris ?
    "A city star won’t shine too far"


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  • Looking forward to it already. Actually possible I might be away on holiday but if not I’ll be there. Live stage looking very good already; also hoping to spot Neville Marten eating curry again. 
    Sleep. That’s where I’m a Viking. 
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1630
    Looking forward to it already. Actually possible I might be away on holiday but if not I’ll be there. Live stage looking very good already; also hoping to spot Neville Marten eating curry again. 
    Or Robert Plant eying up an acoustic.
    What time is it, Eccles?
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1630

    Jason said:
    Also I should mention The Guitar Show Guitar.

    A collaborative build that is been voted for via the social media channels

    Haydn Williams (Williams Guitars) has built the neck - Rosewood board chosen
    Ben Crowe (Crimson Guitars) is building the body - Dissident body chosen
    Ash Scott-Lockyer (Oil City Pickups) is supplying Pickups - HH chosen
    Darren Grainger (Grainger Guitar Parts) is supplying the hardware
    Rob Williams (Rob Williams Guitars) will be finishing it with the vote yet to take place.

    The builders have all been fantastic so far with them all talking to each other.

    I am going to raffle off the guitar at the show with all proceedings going to a charity, I've yet to decide on which one yet, but I'm leaning towards something to do with children, if you have any recommendations of a charity, or have one that is personal to you, let me know, I just want it to help.

    Hopefully you'll buy a ticket at the show, its going to be a top spec'd guitar. @theguitarshowuk if you want to see it so far.
    Say, never mind the children, what about the Prostate Cancer UK charity? Most of the attendees will be blokes, and this would be a great tie up. Maybe the charity would be happy to take a stall, if you were to offer one. 
    What time is it, Eccles?
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4215
    Sounds great - I shall definitely be there 
    "Congratulations on being officially the most right anyone has ever been about anything, ever." -- Noisepolluter knows the score
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  • JasonJason Frets: 569
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    fandango said:

    Jason said:
    Also I should mention The Guitar Show Guitar.

    A collaborative build that is been voted for via the social media channels

    Haydn Williams (Williams Guitars) has built the neck - Rosewood board chosen
    Ben Crowe (Crimson Guitars) is building the body - Dissident body chosen
    Ash Scott-Lockyer (Oil City Pickups) is supplying Pickups - HH chosen
    Darren Grainger (Grainger Guitar Parts) is supplying the hardware
    Rob Williams (Rob Williams Guitars) will be finishing it with the vote yet to take place.

    The builders have all been fantastic so far with them all talking to each other.

    I am going to raffle off the guitar at the show with all proceedings going to a charity, I've yet to decide on which one yet, but I'm leaning towards something to do with children, if you have any recommendations of a charity, or have one that is personal to you, let me know, I just want it to help.

    Hopefully you'll buy a ticket at the show, its going to be a top spec'd guitar. @theguitarshowuk if you want to see it so far.
    Say, never mind the children, what about the Prostate Cancer UK charity? Most of the attendees will be blokes, and this would be a great tie up. Maybe the charity would be happy to take a stall, if you were to offer one. 

    Thats not a bad shout - and for other reasons, a mate, a mates dad, my dad - cheers
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  • @Jason , somehow I feel that my favourite part of the event is not going to happen this year.
    Getting a hug from me @Handsome_Chris ?
    That's it.  I suspect that there'll be plenty more hugs to issue. 
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1814
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    @Jason , somehow I feel that my favourite part of the event is not going to happen in 2020..
    Oh, it’s happening. 

    The jury is out on whether you’re invited though...
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
    Rift Amplification
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    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk

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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 764
    @jason And I think Rich is there as a demo artist? 
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  • JasonJason Frets: 569
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    rsvmark said:
    @jason And I think Rich is there as a demo artist? 
    Yeah he is, weird co-incidence really, we work together at my other Job at BIMM*  

    Neil at Haynes Guitars asked if he could have a slot on the live stage and sent me through a video link and it was Rich and Jason, he really is a monster player.

    *Rich teaches guitar, theory, performance, techniques etc, I'm not allowed to teach guitar, mainly because my advice is along the lines of "you don't look cool enough, lower your guitar strap" :)
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  • AdjiAdji Frets: 112
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    Looking forward to it as ever.

    As usual, D'Addario will be there and we'll have a few games with some great prizes, more coming soon...

    Maybe a guitar.....maybe.....

    Fretted Specialist for D'Addario UK
    Please feel free to reach out to me with queries about D'Addario.
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 3262
    edited December 2019
    Adji said:
    As usual, D'Addario will be there
    Will there be bulk packs of 10-52s? They always seem to be left out in favour of lighter sizes.
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 5635
    Adji said:
    Looking forward to it as ever.

    As usual, D'Addario will be there and we'll have a few games with some great prizes, more coming soon...

    Maybe a guitar.....maybe.....

    Will you have deals on the normal strings that everyone uses, or just try to flog us the latest NYXL or other super-expensive strings?
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  • AdjiAdji Frets: 112
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    Roland said:
    Adji said:
    As usual, D'Addario will be there
    Will there be bulk packs of 10-52s? They always seem to be left out in favour of lighter sizes.
    crunchman said:
    Adji said:
    Looking forward to it as ever.

    As usual, D'Addario will be there and we'll have a few games with some great prizes, more coming soon...

    Maybe a guitar.....maybe.....

    Will you have deals on the normal strings that everyone uses, or just try to flog us the latest NYXL or other super-expensive strings?
    This sort of answers both your questions.
    Our primary aim is not to sell you guys stuff at these shows. That is what our retailers are for.
    We'll certainly be chatting about NYXL and XT and be running giveaways, have artist performing on the main stage and hanging at our stand, but no, we won't be there selling bulk packs.

    Roland, I feel your pain on 10-52, that's my main gauge of choice too!

    Fretted Specialist for D'Addario UK
    Please feel free to reach out to me with queries about D'Addario.
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  • Adji said:

    Roland, I feel your pain on 10-52, that's my main gauge of choice too!
    I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a set of 9-48...have to live with 9-46, but it's a compromise and 52's too much :(
    "Mains is ouchy if you get it up you" - Sporky
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 5635
    Adji said:

    Roland, I feel your pain on 10-52, that's my main gauge of choice too!
    I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a set of 9-48...have to live with 9-46, but it's a compromise and 52's too much :(


    Maybe you should start a YouTube channel and get a string manufacturer to make you a custom set you can flog.  The formula needs an Aussie.  Maybe Octatonic would be up for it.

    You could go the whole hog and change your usernames to digitalscreamhere and octatonichere.

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  • Oof. That's a bit on-the-nose :D
    "Mains is ouchy if you get it up you" - Sporky
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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 764
    Jason said:
    rsvmark said:
    @jason And I think Rich is there as a demo artist? 
    Yeah he is, weird co-incidence really, we work together at my other Job at BIMM*  

    Neil at Haynes Guitars asked if he could have a slot on the live stage and sent me through a video link and it was Rich and Jason, he really is a monster player.

    *Rich teaches guitar, theory, performance, techniques etc, I'm not allowed to teach guitar, mainly because my advice is along the lines of "you don't look cool enough, lower your guitar strap"
    He is a monster player and imho is a player who has his own voice on the instrument. 
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  • RiftAmps said:
    @Jason , somehow I feel that my favourite part of the event is not going to happen in 2020..
    Oh, it’s happening. 

    The jury is out on whether you’re invited though...

    No, not that part, but the part I'm going to STFU about because something better has happened.

    The Guitar Show 2020 is going to be even more awesome than the last.

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  • Adji said:
    Roland said:
    Adji said:
    As usual, D'Addario will be there
    Will there be bulk packs of 10-52s? They always seem to be left out in favour of lighter sizes.
    crunchman said:
    Adji said:
    Looking forward to it as ever.

    As usual, D'Addario will be there and we'll have a few games with some great prizes, more coming soon...

    Maybe a guitar.....maybe.....

    Will you have deals on the normal strings that everyone uses, or just try to flog us the latest NYXL or other super-expensive strings?
    This sort of answers both your questions.
    Our primary aim is not to sell you guys stuff at these shows. That is what our retailers are for.
    We'll certainly be chatting about NYXL and XT and be running giveaways, have artist performing on the main stage and hanging at our stand, but no, we won't be there selling bulk packs.

    Roland, I feel your pain on 10-52, that's my main gauge of choice too!
    The new XT's are superb. As are the NYXL's.
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  • Adji said:

    Roland, I feel your pain on 10-52, that's my main gauge of choice too!
    I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a set of 9-48...have to live with 9-46, but it's a compromise and 52's too much :(
    Curt Mangan strings will make you a custom set. Or so it says on their website. I think you have to order 10 sets at a time to do it though. They are excellent strings also.
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  • KeefyKeefy Frets: 583
  • furtherfurther Frets: 67
    "I've a new noise policy that will ensure more quiet times to try and curb the issues from 2019."
    can you elaborate please.

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  • JasonJason Frets: 569
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    All exhibitors will receive this information next week but basically 

    more quiet times during the day
    if you are selling guitars not amps, headphone amps for demoing. 
    all on stand demos limited to 5 mins. 

    It is policed despite what people think, I do have a dB meter, that is used. Most of the issues are caused by punters cranking amps before the stand holders can stop them. The noise is generally not very long but it’s replicated over 120 stands, so as soon as I get to one stand, another is doing it. A constant battle that is fought all weekend. 

    Hope that helps

    Jason
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