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MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (bassduke49) » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:31 pm

OK, I've got dates and a venue for a Midwest Rickenbacker Confluence (MRC) and "The Rickenbacker Electric Bass" Launch Event (TREBLE, ironically)! This event is largely to celebrate the release of my book, "The Rickenbacker Electric Bass - 50 Years as Rock's Bottom" (Hal Leonard Books), and to get together with Rickenbacker enthusiasts from all around the Midwest (and folks from anywhere else, too).

WHEN: Friday, July 19 (6-10pm), Saturday, July 20 (1-9pm), Sunday, July 21 (10am-5pm).

WHERE: Waterstone Bank community room (basement), 6560 South 27th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154. Oak Creek is an adjacent suburb (south) of Milwaukee. The bank is just a few miles from Milwaukee's airport and close to I-94 freeway and several motels and eateries. This is the same location as the 2011 event.

HOW MUCH: Cheap as I am :mrgreen: , the event is free!

WHAT'S HAPPENING: I hope this event will be similar to the one we held two years ago, but hope to gather more people and more instruments. This event will not include an official jam session or gig, so there should be no sour notes on who gets to play. There will be some small amps there, and you're invited to bring one. Spontaneous jams are inevitable. Last time we had a little over 50 Ricks on display and about a dozen folks strolling through the two day event.

My book will be available for sale at the event. Gary Hahlbeck of North Coast Music will be there with a supply of the book for sale, and I will always be glad to sign your copy if you like. If you already have a copy, that's fine; bring it and I'll sign that, too.

Since I am no longer playing actively and as the book is done, I will be selling many of my Rick basses. Because shipping is a hassle, I would prefer to sell in person. I'm going to give attendees of MRC/TREBLE first crack at them; what doesn't sell then will eventually go in the for-sale section here or to eBay. I'll post a list with prices in the "Ricks for sale" section soon, but I stress that the basses will not be for sale until the event. So come early, buy often.

So, hope to see everyone in Milwaukee in July – hey, it's warm then!

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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (jps) » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:39 pm

Oh good, a real date, finally. 8) Looking forward to it, hopefully our kitchen will be done long before that time!
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (rickenbrother) » Wed May 01, 2013 10:38 am

jps wrote: hopefully our kitchen will be done long before that time!

You're gonna bring your kitchen with you?! :? :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (cjj) » Wed May 01, 2013 11:07 am

rickenbrother wrote:
jps wrote: hopefully our kitchen will be done long before that time!

You're gonna bring your kitchen with you?! :? :lol: :mrgreen:

Everything but the kitchen sink...
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (thx1955) » Wed May 01, 2013 5:11 pm

I might be able to get to Milwaukee ....
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (bassduke49) » Wed May 01, 2013 6:08 pm

An update:

Looks like Gary Hahlbeck of North Coast Music will probably not be selling books. That means that I will be selling them myself.

Hal Leonard Books just informed me that they have received a few advanced copies of the book and will be sending them to me immediately! Yahoooo!

I finally get to see the real deal after about eight years of effort!!!
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (jps) » Wed May 01, 2013 6:39 pm

Major congrats on that, Paul. 8)
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (jps) » Wed May 01, 2013 6:41 pm

rickenbrother wrote:
jps wrote: hopefully our kitchen will be done long before that time!

You're gonna bring your kitchen with you?! :? :lol: :mrgreen:

Nah, maybe just some food prepared in it, though. 8) Let's see, we could make Dim Sum pizza, yeah, that sounds like a plan. :twisted:
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (bassduke49) » Wed May 01, 2013 8:11 pm

Looks like I'll have a copy in my hands by the end of the day Friday!!! (5/3/2013) :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (cjj) » Wed May 01, 2013 9:23 pm

Pictures or it didn't happen!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
8) 8) 8)
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (byu) » Fri May 03, 2013 2:30 pm

All fantastic news. See everyone there.
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (bassduke49) » Fri May 03, 2013 3:08 pm

cjj wrote:Pictures or it didn't happen!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
8) 8) 8)



Just in case someone hasn't gone here:

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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (Len) » Fri May 03, 2013 11:05 pm

Well this sounds like fun.
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (jps) » Sat May 04, 2013 1:51 am

Len wrote:Well this sounds like fun.

It would be nice to meet you, Len. 8)
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Re: MILWAUKEE CONFLUENCE 2013

Postby (woodyng) » Thu May 09, 2013 7:20 pm

Oh,this sounds like quite an event! I would love to get my manicured hands (no grubby mitts here!) on some of your brood! I know of at least one :twisted: i'd likely want.....
Plus,it would be a treat to meet some of you midwestern RRF folk.....urgh,why do airline tickets got to be so 'spendsive!?
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