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BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:38 pm
by 8mileshigher
Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence 8) ----- August 2016

Its Summertime again ...... Just a preliminary notice that a few PMs have been exchanging amongst folks who enjoyed the BARC event last year..... checking on each other's availability and whose schedule's works out.

There might potentially be some interest in BARCing on Sunday afternoon, August 7th ---- but its still in the discussion stage. Or, who knows, it could be at a later date.

However, if anyone was maybe thinking about visiting the Bay Area around August, you might want to pencil it in on your own calendar, as a possibility. Time, date, location, etc. are still being considered ...... :wink:

Any ideas or suggestions or RSVPs are welcome to post your comments !

Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:58 pm
by johnhall
For what it's worth, Sarah (Rickygirl) and I will be in downtown San Francisco from the late afternoon of Aug. 10th until the 13th when we move on. I realize a weekday is not prime time . . . but thought I'd throw it out there.

Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:29 pm
by donhank
Hmmm . . . have never attended a confluence. Would a Texan be welcome ??

Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:25 am
by woodyng
donhank wrote:Hmmm . . . have never attended a confluence. Would a Texan be welcome ??


You bet!
(Your '72 4000 attended last year's get together :D .)

I don't think i will be able to attend this year,unless some cosmic intervention occurs.... :(

BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:13 pm
by 8mileshigher
woodyng wrote:
donhank wrote:Hmmm . . . have never attended a confluence. Would a Texan be welcome ??
You bet!


:D What Woody said !!

BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:30 pm
by 8mileshigher
BARC Update -
Doug F. reports he is checking with the place we held BARC last year --- Guitar Showcase in San Jose, to see if/when they might have their room available......

BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:20 pm
by 8mileshigher
Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence
There is some messaging going back and forth, exploring the possibilities of rescheduling the potential BARC get together date to Sunday, Sep 18 instead of here in August, to fit with more people's schedules. It's still in the discussion phase.

Also, Doug F has been in contact with Guitar Showcase where last year's BARC event was held. Guitar Showcase feels that Sundays work best with their studio scheduling.

We will keep all interested BARCers advised as things become more clear .....

BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:37 pm
by 8mileshigher
BARC (Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence), Sunday Sept 18th --- San Jose

Good news, Doug F has confirmed that 8) Guitar Showcase, in San Jose is agreeable to host our BARC event again. This was the same great event site as last year's BARC get-together.

Sunday afternoon, September 18th, 2016

Guitar Showcase
3090 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, Calif

http://www.guitarshowcase.com/

We have heard affirmatively from Paul W, Gareth, Harry, Doug, Gary F, myself and I believe Kira is attending. John A is checking his calendar. Waiting to hear from drummer Pete and Steve F and a few others. We will post more updates as we go along. Stay tuned ....

BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:05 pm
by 8mileshigher
BARC (Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence), Sunday Sept 18th --- San Jose

All Rickenbacker enthusiasts are invited ....
Guitar Showcase
3090 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, Calif
Tel: (408) 377 5864

http://www.guitarshowcase.com/

Set up time at 12:30 PM
We need to pack all our gear out by 5:30 PM

Please remember to bring sufficient guitar and bass stands for all your instruments. And we'll need a few guitar amps. Who is going to supply the bass amp rig ?

Here's a few pictures from last year's BARC scrapbook at Guitar Showcase in San Jose !

BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:13 pm
by 8mileshigher
A few more pictures from last year's BARC get together at Guitar Showcase, in San Jose:

A splendid time was had by all

Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:16 pm
by billfark
Blergh. As a new Rick owner, I was hoping to attend the next Bay Area Confluence and meet some of you nice folks but that's the day I'll be attending my last Giants game of the season. I can't wait to see photos and I hope to attend my first confluence next year. Have a great time, everyone!

-Kevin

Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:33 pm
by jps
billfark wrote:Blergh. As a new Rick owner, I was hoping to attend the next Bay Area Confluence and meet some of you nice folks but that's the day I'll be attending my last Giants game of the season. I can't wait to see photos and I hope to attend my first confluence next year. Have a great time, everyone!

-Kevin

How many times have you seen the Giants this year vs. the number of times you've gone to BARC? :wink:

Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:46 pm
by billfark
Ha, good point! That's about 10 to... zero. :lol:

Truth is, I may not even have my 360/12 back from the work being done on it by then (see my post in the guitar forum). They did send me a photo today of the fretboard refinish in progress, so at least I know we're getting there. I also don't expect to see any other lefties so I'd probably just be watching everyone else. I'm only slightly worse on a righty guitar than a lefty one!

I still might stop by to say hello if I can get from SF to SJ fairly quickly after the game. Hopefully the stars align for me next year in terms of actually attending the event to play a little.

-Kevin

Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:46 am
by wmthor
ballpark wrote: ... I also don't expect to see any other lefties so I'd probably just be watching everyone else. ...


Don't be surprised. I have an open ticket airline ticket that I have to use before October 31. If I can get my schedule worked out, then I'll make the trek out there for BARC 2016.

Re: BARC 2016 -- Bay Area Rickenbacker Confluence

PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:00 am
by wmthor
donhank wrote:Hmmm . . . have never attended a confluence. Would a Texan be welcome ??

You can add this Texan to the list of attendees for BARC 2016. Airline ticket has been issued and the hotel and rental car reservations have been made. Now the big questions is which lefty Ric should I bring. I'm leaning towards the 730S.

Paul W, do you have any tips on transporting one of your masterpieces on an airplane? 8)