Who's up for a post-Olympic DC area GTG at my house? What would be a good weekend? Got to be after the olympics! UPDATE: Sunday March 12 Is the day! Everyone who is going to attend, either email me or PM me and I'll make a list and send out directions to everyone! Here's how it's going to go down. We'll get together starting at about 12 noon and hang out into the evening, say about 8PM or so or whenever everybody's ears get tired. We'll start for the first few hours with a gearfest, everybody bring whatever you have or want to share. Got a bass that somebody's asked about? Bring it! Rig? Bring it! We'll set up rigs all over the basement and basses galore (bring stands and try to remember to take them home with you!). Whatever you bring, assume that it will go through the hands of many people, so if you've got a precious instrument or amp that you treasure it may be better to keep it at home. (My '65 bassman which has been featured at all my previous GTGs will probably not make an appearance) I'll have almost all my gear out including the same stuff everyone's seen already. Nothing exotic, that's not my thing. * Peavey Palaedium * Peavey USA Millenium Standard * Fender USA Jazz Bass V 1997 * Brice V2 6 string fretless * Tacoma Thunderchief * Splatter colored franken-PJ fretless * Eden D210T white label - The ORIGINAL 210 cabinet that changed bass amplification history. * Peavey Max 160 amp. If anybody's in the market for a practice amp I can pull out my Trace Elliot Boxer 30 to sample. You can look for one used but I will never sell, it's one of the the best little practice amps I've ever heard. About 4-5PM we'll order some pizza and kick back on the sofas and watch some DVDs (or LaserDiscs if you have them). I'm sure there will be lots of overlap, people hanging around the pool tabe and bar talking gear while the DVDs are playing. I was thinking we'd throw on one to three songs from a DVD then go on to the next one, sampling some of the best stuff we see. Not just bass solos, but also songs that show great song playing should be sampled. This is what I've got in mind: * Ox-cam from "The Kids Are Alright" * "Money" from Pink Floyd's (extremely rare) "Delicate Sound Of Thunder" LaserDisc. - Great groove and great solo by Guy Pratt. * Vrooom/Coda: Marine 475 from King Crimson * something from Steely Dan's Two Against Nature DVD * something from "Standing In The Shadows Of Motown" * at least one surprise We'll kick back and relax. I'll provide food and drink this time including sodas, beer, chips, pretzels, popcorn, we'll raise a fund on the spot for the pizza. Just bring yourself and be willing to share is all I ask! If you want to bring something particular (for some reason summer sausage seems to be very popular at this event - who knew?), email or PM me and I'll adjust my shopping list accordingly.