*** Update On The Amp Fest *** The Amp Fest demos and Jam Session will be professionally videoed and hosted on a web site following the event by a generous TGP member named Eddie James (TGP name = Glide). Eddie has his own video production company in Atlanta, and has graciously volunteered to video the event as well as host the results on his company's webservers. Thanks so much Eddie!! If you are bringing guests, please email me with names of your guests. [FONT="]All amplifier heads, combos, and cabinets entering the venue must be tagged with your name, wattage for amps, ohms for cabinets, and cabinet capacity in watts. Please prepare these tags in advance and ensure that they are securely attached to each piece of equipment. We will have a limited supply of blank tags available at the registration desk, but your advance tagging will speed the process immensely. We recommend tagging all equipment including cables, guitars, pedals, etc. *** IMPORTANT - The staging personnel at the dock will not allow any amplifier heads, cabinets, combos, or guitars into the venue without a tag. [/FONT]During the registration, you will be asked whether or not you will allow other participants to play your equipment. The equipment tags mentioned above will be coded with an access code. If you allow other people to play your equipment without your express permission, the tag will be marked with green. If you are willing for other people to play your equipment, but want to be advised before they play it, the tag will be marked in yellow. If you are not willing to allow other people to play your equipment the tag will be marked in red. Please check these access codes and comply with the owner's wishes prior to demoing an amp during the participant demo portion of the amp fest. Please be aware that by attending this event, you are accepting the fact you alone are responsible for any equipment that you bring into the event, and that we accept no responsibility for your equipment. During the registration, you will be asked whether or not you wish to participate in the jam fest. During the registration you will be asked if you would like your amp(s) to be demoed by yourself or Ede Wright, our professional guitarist (see below for details on Ede Wright). *** Details Regarding The Fall 2006 North Carolina Amp Fest *** What: An opportunity to see, hear, evaluate, and play some of the most prominent boutique guitar amps available today. When: Sunday, November 5, 2006 Time: 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Where: The Creative Ej (pronounced Creative Edge), a professional music facility in Huntersville, North Carolina. 12340 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road Huntersville, NC 28078 704-875-2135 www.creative-ej.com *** Latest Amp Update *** Aiken Invader Alessandro Redbone Ark Model A Bogner Duende (tentative) Bogner Shiva Carr Rambler Carr Vincent (Prototype) Clark Beaufort Carr Vincent Clark Tyger Crate VC 5115 dAAB Tupeloo Honey Divided By 13 FTR37 Divided By 13 LDW 17/39 Dr Z Z28 Dr Z Carmen Ghia Dr. Z Mini Z Dr. Z Route 66 Egnater Mod 50 Epiphone Blues Custom 30 Fargen Bordeaux 30 Fender '57 Tweed Twin Fender 1964 Bassman (Original, Blonde) Fuchs Frost 100 Germino Club 40 Germino Classic 45 Combo Germino Classic 45 Head Germino Monterey Germino Headroom 100 Bass Germino Lead 55 Germino Lead 55 Lo Vo Goodsell Super 17 Mk2 1x12 Combo Goodsell Super 17 Mk2 2x10 Combo Goodsell Super 17 2x12 Combo With Reverb Goodsell 33 Custom 33 Watt Head Holland Lil Jimi Komet Concorde Komet Komet 60 Lab Series L5 Marshall JCM800 2204 50 watt vertical input Matchless SC-30 Mesa Engineering Mesa Boogie MKI Reinhardt 18 Watt Reinhardt 36 Watt Titan Reinhardt 50 Watt Ampzilla Reinhardt Vintage 50 Reinhardt EL84 Jester Prototype Reinhardt EL34 High Gain Prototype Reinhardt MI6 6v6 18 watt Rivera Knucklehead K-55 Roland Bluescube BC30 Sewell Texaplex Simmons Retropolitan Suhr Badger (tentative) Swart AST Texas Tube Amplifier Company MM5 Texas Tube Amplifier Company MM6 THD Bi-Valve 30 Top Hat Supreme 16 Two Rock Emerald *** Update On Amp Fest *** *** Registration Information*** If you wish to attend, please email me for a brief registration form. After you complete the registration form, please email it back to me. It's a very simple brief form. I am providing lunch and soft drinks for the event (no alcohol is permitted at the venue)...I need to know how many people are attending. We will be requiring equipment tags to be securely fastened to all amps, cabs, and guitars at the amp fest. The purpose of this is to prevent somebody from inadvertently hooking up a 60 watt amp to a 15 watt Alnico blue speaker, or to prevent somebody from hooking up a 16 ohm head to an 8 ohm cabinet, etc. Additionally, the manufacturers need to know in advance which amps to bring to avoid duplications. In addition, the registration forms are being used to schedule the demonstrations, as well as the jam session. Preprinted amp evaluation forms are being created to help the participants evaluate the amps. Okay enough ranting about administrative trivia. We will have a dedicated drummer and bassist for the jam session. We will have a professional session guitarist, Atlanta's own Ede Wright, to help us demo the amps. The amp demonstrations will be conducted in the following manner: The amp owners are encouraged to allow Ede Wright perform the demp on their amp for the sake of consistency. If an owner wants to demo his own amp(s), then the owner will conduct the demo. If the owner does not want to demo his own amp(s), then Ede Wright will demo the amp. The amp builders may wish to perform their own demonstrations. Ede Wright will demo each of the amps not being demoed by the owner, by playing two series of demos...one with a single coil guitar and one with a humbucker guitar. The demo will consist of a clean demo, a crunch demo, and a gain demo. The owners may help Ede configure the correct settings on their own amp to aid in this process. We will be making six evaluations...clean, crunch, and gain (single coil), and clean, crunch, and gain (humbucker). Following the owner demos, individual participants will demo the amps they are interested in. The clinic at 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm will be presented by Rob Tavaglione, a professional sound engineer. In addition to managing sound for the Charlotte Bobcats and the Carolina Panthers, Rob has over twelve years of experience in professional music recording. Check out Rob's website at www.catalystrecording.com/main.html Creative Ej has a top notch recording studio onsite, and the presentation will cover the topic of recording. Any participants not interested in the clinic are free to continue private amp demonstrations and/or talking to the various amp manufacturers and vendors. Amp manufacturers and vendors will have their own dedicated rooms to conduct one on one sessions with interested parties. The overall schedule is as follows: Sunday November 5, 2006 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Setup 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Facility Orientation By Creative-Ej 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Amp Demos 12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Recording Clinic by Rob Tavaglione from www.catalystrecording.com/main.html 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Jam Session 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tear Down *** Vendor/Builder Participation *** Ark Amps (Bill Compeau) Browntone Electronics (Tim Brown, Hoochee Mama Overdrive Pedal) dAAb Amps (Fred Daab) Fat Sound Guitars (Stu Carter) Germino (Greg Germino) Goodsell (Richard Goodsell) Indoor Storm (Eddie Burman) McInturff Guitars (Terry McInturff) Reinhardt (Bob Reinhardt) Swart (Mike Swart) Texas Tube Amplifier Company (Mike Yankie) Top Hat (Brian Gerhard) Hotel Related Information There is a Red Roof Inn on Statesville Route 21, just south of I77 at Gilead that looks okay. It's about one mile form the venue. There is also a Courtyard Marriot at I77 and Route 73 (Exit 25) which looks nicer. This is about 3-4 miles from the venue. Also a Country Suites (I77 at Exit 23, Gilead Road) There are also very new hotels at I77 and Harris Blvd., about thee and one half miles south of the venue. Comfort Suites and Hilton Garden Suites.