Chicago TopHat Tone Fest; Sunday, Oct 15th

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  1. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    A few members of the TopHat Amp Forum have put together a Chicago TopHat Tone Fest, in conjunction with Make 'n Music. The Tone Fest will take place Sunday, October 15th at Make 'n, starting at about 12:30 p.m. and lasting until about 4:30 p.m.

    At this point, we have eleven confirmed attendees from the TopHat Forum. A couple folks attending are coming from out of town, while a few are from the Chicago area.

    The Tone Fest should be cool. Some of those attending are bringing their vintage and early-era TopHats for demonstration. Teddy (Make 'n Music's owner) is also gracious enough to allow all of his current TopHats to be used for demo purposes - including the Supreme 16. Additionally, Teddy is allowing us to use the guitars at Make 'n - along with pedals as necessary - to demo the amps.

    Additionally, Brian Gerhard (Mr. TopHat himself) will be flying in for the occasion. Thus, we will be able to ask any and all questions TopHat-related.

    Teddy is also cool enough to make the store available to attendees that same day. Thus, for those of you that would like to attend, and have not been exposed to Make 'n Music's incredible stock of high-end gear, this is a great opportunity for you.

    We have about a half-dozen slots left, for those interested in attending. I, along with my friend illinimax (member of both TGP and TH Forum) are keeping the official list of attendees. Thus, if you are interested, please PM me and I will add you to the list.

    Our goal - along with Brian and Teddy - is to keep it a relatively intimate gathering. The subject and focus will be TopHat amps only. Even if you are not a TopHat owner/player, but are interested in these great rigs, this is a good chance to see and hear them - and meet the creator/owner himself.

    Thanks for reading this, and thanks for your interest!
     
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    illinimax Gold Supporting Member

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    This should be a blast :dude
     
  3. riffmeister

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    :RoCkIn TopHat Central! :RoCkIn
     
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    Wish I could make it!
     
  5. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Grab a plane ticket. It's still 3 weeks away!

    :AOK
     
  6. Free

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    Can't wait! And, Illinimax - sounds great - looking forward to meeting you and everyone else...
     
  7. taylorooney

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    wish i could be there. my king royale rips. brian is a good guy.
     
  8. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    What year is your KR?
     
  9. drbob1

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    It sounds cool! However, vintage? Tophats;) Some of us are still arguing whether Marshalls can be called vintage if they have PCBs!
     
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    Don't believe TH ever had PCBs :AOK
     
  11. taylorooney

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    hmmm.....trying to remember...im thinking '02 or '03.
     
  12. riffmeister

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    btw guys, I emailed the Administrator over at the TopHat Forum a couple of days ago to try to find out what the heck is going on with the BB, and I haven't gotten a response yet. My guess is that the BB got hacked again. And it looks like about 4-5 months worth of data is missing.

    :BITCH
     
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    maybe 'early' is a better term in this case....... ;)
     
  14. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Good point, although 'vintage' was a relative term in this case........

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    Just blew my wad on an Emplexador (to go with my KR :D ) so I'll be there in spirit :BEER
     
  16. Teleplayer

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    :AOK
     
  17. RANMAN

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    This one will be at the fest, Tophat T-18TB, Same control layout as a King Royale with half the power, 2 - EL84's. Build date 3-19-1996.
     
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    If only I could afford it! :drool
     
  19. Teleplayer

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    Cool mang! Can't wait to hear it.

    I am still trying to decide whether or not I should bring this to the Tone Fest (maybe along with my new circuit 2x12 Club Royale loaded with a Celestion Heritage G12H and Blue)......

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    Bring it definitey,let me know if there's going to be a Ambassador A-50, if not I'll bring mine.
     

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