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BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:30 pm

* * * * * B - U - M - P * * * * *


Reminder -- BARC is this Sunday afternoon, Sept 18th, in San Jose.


Please remember to bring sufficient guitar and bass stands for all your instruments !




A few more pictures from last year's BARC at Guitar Showcase, in San Jose:
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BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (8mileshigher) » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:19 pm

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* * * Another B - U - M - P * * *

This Sunday afternoon, Sept 18th in San Jose, Calif

"Do You Know the Way to San Jose ? " :)
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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (billfark) » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:31 pm

The shop advised that my 360/12 won't be ready until Tuesday so I'll be showing up empty-handed, unfortunately. I still plan to head down after the Giants game, so I'll see everyone later in the afternoon.

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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (woodyng) » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:54 pm

Sorry I'm not going to be able to make it this round :( --- ya'll have a big time!
But i may be getting another Rick this weekend......details if it happens. :mrgreen:
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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (cjj) » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:51 pm

I won't be able to make it either, the 7,000 mile "drive" across the Pacific is just a bit much right now. :(

Hopefully, someone will take a lot of pictures so that those of us who can't make it can at least see what we missed...

Have a great time!
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (rickenbrother) » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:27 pm

cjj wrote:I won't be able to make it either, the 7,000 mile "drive" across the Pacific is just a bit much right now. :(

Put an extra sail on your amphibious car. If you set out now, you'll be here for NAMM. :mrgreen:
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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (wmthor) » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:30 am

Anybody remember seeing those itty bitty coat closets on a Boeing 737. Perfect size for stashing a Rickenbacker.
'98 360 LH MG
'63 1000 FG (it belongs to my nephew now)
'96 1997 LH MG
'00 360/12 Carl Wilson LH FG
'07 730S Shiloh LH
'97 360/12v64 LH FG
'08 660/12 LH FG
'40s DC-12 Lap Steel (it belongs to my nephew now)
'15 4003 LH FG
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BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:53 am

We had an enjoyable BARC gathering today at Guitar Showcase in San Jose ! Many thanks to 8) Richard, the owner of Guitar Showcase and the staff. They are a great Rickenbacker dealer with a good inventory of new models on sale and some historical Rics on display too --- including a couple of Frying Pan models and several Bakelite Steels from the 1930's and 40's, and other cool Rics from the 60's and 70's.

A big round of applause to Doug F for coordinating BARC and making the splendid arrangements !! And Richard B (wmthor) gets our recognition for attending BARC from Texas ! We enjoyed having newcomer Kaycee help out on piano and bass and Dan did a great job on lead vocals and bass - and once Dan tried Gareth's Chris Squire model, he never let it go !! Special thanks to Dave for sitting in on drums all afternoon and for making the trek up from Hollister ! It was great to have these new BARCers join the fun today ! And thanks to everyone who brought all their cool Rics to display and jam !!

Here's pictures from today ----
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Paul W's 1957 double Steel in Walnut finish
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Rich F's 480 model
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Gary F's new 1993+ --- a very nice guitar
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Richard B's LH Acoustic (which Paul W built a few years ago).
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Some of Doug's JetGlo collection .....
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BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:02 am

BARC 2016 Pictures ---- Batch 2

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Acoustics and some of Kira's Short Scales and the Lemmy
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Kira's Holy Grail Tulip and some of her exquisite refinished Short Scales
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Dan with that smile that only a Chris Squire Limited Edition creates in the hands of a bassist, while Gareth looks on
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The Original Horseshoes on Paul W's 1957 double Steel with Walnut finish
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Rich's 370 WB and Daphne Blue refinished 480
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BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:12 am

BARC 2016 at Guitar Showcase, in San Jose

Batch 3 of pictures

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Checking out Gareth's Bass extravaganza !
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When you have a Confluence there are mountains of Guitar cases
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Gareth's treasure trove of Ric basses ....
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Richard from Guitar Showcase showing the Ambered 660 model with Paul W
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Our host, Richard, from Guitar Showcase talking to BARC attendees
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BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:22 am

BARC 2016

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Pictures Batch 4

That's all the pics from my I-phone..... I was too busy jamming and forgot to keep shooting pictures as the afternoon went on :?
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A few of the BARC attendees ---- unfortunately we missed half a dozen BARCers by the time we gathered for a picture
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Another shot of Dan with the Chris Squire.
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Kira tuning up the Blueboy
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Richard B and Doug
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Gareth and Paul W chatting
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Kira, Doug, Gary and Richard from Guitar Showcase
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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (wmthor) » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:59 pm

I made it back home safe and sound as did the 730S. I had a blast and a big round of thanks goes out to everyone who a part in making BARC 2016 a success. Thank you for allowing me to have so much fun.
'98 360 LH MG
'63 1000 FG (it belongs to my nephew now)
'96 1997 LH MG
'00 360/12 Carl Wilson LH FG
'07 730S Shiloh LH
'97 360/12v64 LH FG
'08 660/12 LH FG
'40s DC-12 Lap Steel (it belongs to my nephew now)
'15 4003 LH FG
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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (s4001) » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:01 am

Great pictures and great selection of Rics! Looks like fun!
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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (billfark) » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:20 pm

Hi Rich - I'm glad you made it home safely. I got there a little after 5, and I heard that I missed you by about a half hour. I even left the Giants game early, but I underestimated how long it would take to get from SF to SJ. I was able to meet Doug and Rich as they were packing up their gear. I'm glad you and the other folks there had a good time.

I look forward to attending next year with my 360/12 in hand. Even though I missed the event, I wanted to thank everyone who coordinated and attended. This is a really cool thing.

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Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

Postby (woodyng) » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:34 pm

s4001 wrote:Great pictures and great selection of Rics! Looks like fun!


I second that :D

Wish i could have made it,looks like ya'll had a great time as usual!
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