Any of you SW Ohio, Northern KY, or SE Indiana folks have any interest in checking out the Laney and EBS lines of bass gear, pedals, etc.?
be able to have an opportunity coming up, if we can combine an upcoming event I need to organize with
a fall GTG.
We are going to be hosting a mid-week "insider" backline demo for area production companies by one of the distributors, the dates aren’t set yet but I may be able to talk them into leaving the gear, or at least some
of the gear over the weekend following and ship it out on Monday rather than Friday.
I figure we have an easily found central location, plenty
of room, lots of free parking, and as far as allowable SPL, we regularly test our L’Acoustic K1 systems at concert levels without issue. Of course if anyone has a rig that will sustain over
150dB we may be in trouble.
I’m also confident I can line up a sponsor for the refreshments, SO... why not turn it into a Cincy GTG by having everybody
else bring their gear to the party as well?
It would also be nice to have a variety of rigs/amps (and opinions) etc. to use as yardsticks to measure the Euro gear by, and conversely EBS and Laney gear isn't seen in these parts much!
I might be able to sweet talk a couple of other manufacturers into showing up with demo gear as well. Fernandes and Hofner basses would be likely candidates, and I would imagine the fine folks from Reeves would want to be represented.
Kinda like a little mini NAMM show for bass players.
Chat it up among the usual tri-state suspects, and if we can agree on a Saturday and get enough early interest I'll try to make it happen.
It would have to be on a Saturday, after Labor Day and the later in September the better, as our facility is WAY
too busy during the major outdoor concert and festival events season to host a gaggle of visitors, and Sunday is the day of the week that I do whatever my better half wants me to do.
Spending the day at work is never
on her list…
NOTE: I’ve read through this and other GTG threads and seen how gung ho everyone is in the planning stages - and also how a sizable percentage of the cheerleaders bail at the last minute. I know, I know, sh*t happens. People-family members fall ill, cars crap out, etc., and well… in life excrement happens.
PM me with email contact info if you are truly
interested in participating, if I don’t get enough interest I’ll just go with the original plan of just having the distributor send me stuff to try out during the week rather than extend it into a Saturday bass fest.
So it's no skin off my nose if it doesn’t happen, but I would
be a bit perturbed if I have enough food and drinks for 35-40 people show up without
the 35-40 people to consume same showing up as well.
Y'know what I mean?