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The Guitar Show 7th & 8th May 2022

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JasonJason Frets: 861
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Hello All

I thought I'd start a new thread about this year's show.

Welcome to The Guitar Show 2022, this will be a different show from the past ones. As we move through a post-Brexit world I've lost a lot of European companies, they can't find a way to get to the UK without huge amounts of paperwork. This isn't a "guitar industry" issue, this is an "every industry" issue. Apparently, the UK and EU are working on this to make it easier for Trade Shows, so 2023 should (fingers crossed) bring some of them back.

C'est la vie as we used to say ;-)

What has happened though is the UK makers have really come on board, with 35 new exhibiting companies, guitars, amps, pedals, accessories etc. I'm really looking forward to seeing them. The Exhibitor list is here

The Live Stage lineup is looking good - you can see it here, I have a couple more names to announce when I get the go-ahead. I've tried my best to make it so there is something for everyone. Plus we get one of the Fretboard's own with Neil Ivison playing with Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners.

The Masterclass stage will again be sponsored by Focusrite, with guests that will include Mike Exeter (Black Sabbath's producer) Aziz Ibrahim and Chris Buck. More details when I get them.

The noise policy which seemed to work quite well (a long 27 months ago) will again be in operation.

Tickets are available from The Ticket Factory here or on the door.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Hopefully, I will see you there.

Cheers

Jason

The Guitar Show, The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Podcast
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  • mrkbmrkb Frets: 3610
    Wow, less than 6 weeks to go! looking forward to it.

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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 5881
    edited March 28
    Will be there on the Saturday - will be my son’s first guitar show 
    "Congratulations on being officially the most right anyone has ever been about anything, ever." -- Noisepolluter knows the score
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  • JasonJason Frets: 861
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    TimmyO said:
    Will be there on the Saturday - will be my son’s first guitar show 
    You always remember your first…
    The Guitar Show, The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Podcast
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  • timhuliotimhulio Frets: 1124
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    Jason said:
    they can't find a way to get to the UK without huge amounts of paperwork

    It's ridiculous, and the information about which hoops you need to jump through isn't easily accessible either. At present one option is the carnet, which costs £300 and requires you to list all items, get it stamped at customs and when the show is done bring everything listed on the carnet back. ie you can't sell anything!
    As for importing things to sell, paying duty and VAT going into the EU... then paying again to re-import stuff to the UK if it doesn't sell. It's basically impossible.
    I had signed-up for the Guitar Summit in Manheim this year, having decided to do it in 2020 (we know how that went) but it looks like it may be a no-go for me.

    Rant over, I'm really looking forward to the Guitar Show this year! Did the show at Northampton yesterday and found I'd actually missed chatting about pedals and guitar stuff.
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 10335
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    I'll have a stand, as before - Sharing my stand this year with Tim who owns/runs Ted and Leo Guitars, so he will be exhibiting and representing Auden, Gordon Smith and I think Crimson

    I'll have a far better idea of what I'm taking nearer the time - Might have 3 pack deals on Elixir and deals on Ernie Ball strings + Cable (those bright fluorescent ones) - Don't start the moaning yet, but dirt cheap string deals have now long gone - I've noticed even Amazon, for D'addario, are now over £15 and most actual shops are around £16-18 
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 10335
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    Might be warmer enough for shorts as well
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 5881
    edited March 29
    Jason said:
    TimmyO said:
    Will be there on the Saturday - will be my son’s first guitar show 
    You always remember your first…
    It’s true - guitar show noise PTSD stays with you! (Your show does more than any other I’ve been to to mitigate it - but it’s still a ‘special’ and indescribable sound - all that simultaneous talking and widdling! )
    "Congratulations on being officially the most right anyone has ever been about anything, ever." -- Noisepolluter knows the score
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  • AdjiAdji Frets: 138
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    Great work Jason, glad this is returning. I will of course be there with D'Addario and looking forward to catching up with everyone.

    Fretted Product Specialist for D'Addario UK

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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 4080
    So, after clicking about a bit, I think this is the info I was looking for...
    • Location: New Bingley Hall, Birmingham
    • Dates:  Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 May 2022
    • Opening times: 10:00 - 17:00 (both days)
    • Tickets (advance): £15 each + £2.50 (+ phone charges)
    • Tickets (on the door): £17.50 

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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 10335
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    Jason - Hope the 2 lads with the air horn will be there and ready to spring into action - The pleasure of silence
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  • kelpbedskelpbeds Frets: 117
    I'll be on the Kool amplification stand demoing their awesome tube amps.

    https://www.koolamplification.com/

    Check out my Blues lessons channel at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBTSHf5NqVQDz0LzW2PC1Lw
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  • KalimnaKalimna Frets: 1245
    Looking forward to it as always. Got the hotel booked in Perry Barr :)

    Will there be a tFB stand this year too? If so, space to display homebuilds?

    Cheers,
    Adam
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  • WindmillGuitarsWindmillGuitars Frets: 607
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    We're headed over .. not exhibiting ourselves this year but looking forward to meeting up with any of you who are there. 
    Might have some discount codes and some freebies with us to leave at TFB stand  =)
    www.windmillguitars.com - Official stockist of Fano Guitars, Kithara Guitars, Eastman Guitars, D'Angelico, Victory Amplification, Two Notes Audio and Supro. (The artist formerly known as Anchorboy)
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  • JasonJason Frets: 861
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    Jason - Hope the 2 lads with the air horn will be there and ready to spring into action - The pleasure of silence
    Yep, Gareth and Mark will be on hand
    The Guitar Show, The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Podcast
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  • JasonJason Frets: 861
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    Hi

    The Live Stage lineup is complete. I think I have a good mix of players and personalities this year.


    The Guitar Show, The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Podcast
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 6774
    edited April 8
    Kalimna said:
    Looking forward to it as always. Got the hotel booked in Perry Barr

    Will there be a tFB stand this year too? If so, space to display homebuilds?

    Cheers,
    Adam
    There will be a tFB stand. I’m there Saturday. @Bridgehouse will be there Sunday. 

    We are currently looking for members to help man the stand so that we can get meal and toilet breaks, and have time to walk around other members stands. 
    Tree recycler, and guitarist with  https://www.undercoversband.com/.
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  • centregrovecentregrove Frets: 1
    Great to see shows back again - is there anything for the vintage guitar nuts??
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  • JasonJason Frets: 861
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    Great to see shows back again - is there anything for the vintage guitar nuts??
    ATB have 2 stands at the show. 
    The Guitar Show, The New Bingley Hall, Birmingham | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Podcast
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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 10319
    Roland said:
    Kalimna said:
    Looking forward to it as always. Got the hotel booked in Perry Barr

    Will there be a tFB stand this year too? If so, space to display homebuilds?

    Cheers,
    Adam
    There will be a tFB stand. I’m there Saturday. @Bridgehouse will be there Sunday. 

    We are currently looking for members to help man the stand so that we can get meal and toilet breaks, and have time to walk around other members stands. 
    I can ask Drew for you? 
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 4080
    Anybody who's doing stands, please take boxes of oddments & parts for rummaging through.
    I'd be a bit disappointed to get there and just see walls of new Fender-a-likes.
    If Rotosound are going, don't forget your box of bass strings!
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