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Ontario Canadian TB'ers

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by groovecraver, Mar 6, 2014.


  1. groovecraver

    groovecraver

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    I have a gig on March 15, 2014 in your beautiful country. I am flying from the Washington D.C. area and don't particularly want to check my bass.
    We are playing in Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3 Canada. I was told the sound company we are using does not provide guitars. Does anyone know of a nearby place to rent a bass while I am there ? I would also rent from a fellow TB'er. Please PM me if you have information on this topic. ( I hope this was posted on the correct forum )...thanks.
     
  2. Space Pickle

    Space Pickle

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    Sorry, don't have anything to say other than WOW, Fort Frances is in the middle of freaking nowhere. But hey you got a gig so well done.
     
  3. Nagrom

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    Unbolt your neck and pack your guitar in a standard suitcase with a gig bag.
     
  4. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Supporting Member

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    Never considered that, but now it seems obvious!
     
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  6. nashman

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    I'm not sure they have electricity there.
     
  7. Toolmybass

    Toolmybass Supporting Member

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    You might want to try googling "Music Store Fort Frances Ontario" and see if they have anything used or a bass they can rent you.
     
  8. Roland GR 88

    Roland GR 88 Gold Supporting Member

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    Where are you landing ?
     
  9. groovecraver

    groovecraver

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    Thanks guys ! I'm coming into INL. The suitcase idea is very intriguing 😏. I hear you "Nashman" I'd better get a generator as well (LOL) ! I've never been to Canada but I am a proud Dingwall owner maybe Sheldon can hook me up 😃.
     
  10. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe Supporting Member

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    Just don't tell the immigration officer you're going to play a gig. Technically you need a work visa, and all you get on entry is a visitor visa (that precludes any work for pay). And wear your long underwear!
     
  11. groovecraver

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    Thanks for that. Good to know !!
     
  12. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    Oh, I'm sure they have something:

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  13. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

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  14. groovecraver

    groovecraver

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  15. Space Pickle

    Space Pickle

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    The closest cities are going to be Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, Manitoba (Winnipeg probably has a Long and McQuade).
     
  16. bobalu

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    Most Canadians have never even been there!

    Winnipeg actually has two Long & McQuade's (the equivalent of your Guitar Centre). They rent everything. Good luck and enjoy your gig!
     
  17. Toolmybass

    Toolmybass Supporting Member

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    These cities would also be 4.5 and 5 hour drives from your gig. (one way)
     
  18. Toolmybass

    Toolmybass Supporting Member

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    Very true.

    I go fishing once a year about 4 hours north of Ft. Frances. Some of the best fishing in N.A
     

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