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Posted: 23 Jun 09, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saturday 8th August 2009, the 3rd Red Special meet up will take place, in the Southeast of the UK, Near London.

This is a chance for all Fans of the Brian May Red Special, Commercial, Homemade ect.. to get together, chat play and exchange ideas and information.

Last years meet up was a big success having around 30 people attend last year, not just from the UK but Europe to.

Everyone is welcome to attend, there will be tables set up around the hall to display guitars, Rigs, and effect pedals.

The Meet Up-
Venue: Butlers Cross Village Hall
Date: 8th August 2009

Time :- 10:30am - 18:00
Post code for sat Nav :- HP17 0TX

To Attend the meet up, please send a message with the following information filled in.

-Name:
-Guests:

-Display Table: Yes/ No
-If Yes, What will you be displaying:

Send this to: RS_Meetup(AT)Live.co.uk
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For more information and to download the poster for the event, please visit the following links.

- www.rs-onevision.site.vu

- http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o12/rs-onevisionweb/2009%20Meet%20up/PosterB.jpg (Poster)


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Posted: 23 Jun 09, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for posting this up for me, i tried and it crashed on me, I am the organiser and hoster of this event.
Any questions or anyone interested in attending let me know [img=/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif][/img]


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Posted: 25 Jun 09, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just when I thought I'd seen it all.

Can I dress up like Chewbacca and show up?

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Posted: 30 Jun 09, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Err no.

This is for serious people only, who have made there own Red Special, or own a replica, and take a general interest in the guitar, and the sound.

regards matt


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Posted: 30 Jun 09, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am really looking forward to this event and may be reunited with my old set of 60s Burns Trisonic Pickups and switchgear  which i sold on ebay +- 8 years ago ,i still have the guitar hanging on my wall..Dammmmmm.....[img=/images/smiley/msn/cry_smile.gif][/img]


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Posted: 30 Jun 09, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mattw04 wrote:

Err no.

This is for serious people only, who have made there own Red Special, or own a replica, and take a general interest in the guitar, and the sound.

regards matt


My apologies.

I thought this was for just ANYBODY who has any incarnation of a Red Special, not actual Luthiers.

(but I still bet the female demographic will be low...  I'd hire some strippers)

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Posted: 30 Jun 09, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

4 -5 female guitarists are attending as well as singers. This it not just for Luthiers, it is for anyone whos owns a red special and takes an interest in it, and also for those who have built one.


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Posted: 14 Jul 09, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

id rather watch paint  dry lol


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Posted: 15 Jul 09, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well have fun with your paint.... sadly no one seems to take much seriously around here. the 30 people who attened last year seemed to enjoy it last year


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Posted: 17 Jul 09, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Female guitarists? I thought you said serious people only. Make up your mind!

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Posted: 18 Jul 09, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

does it matter... doesnt matter what gender people are if they have the same interest so be it.


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Posted: 18 Jul 09, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man.... I want a Red Special!!!!!!!



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Posted: 18 Jul 09, 19:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too fucking bad I live in Florida! Damn! As a guitarist myself, it would be pretty cool to have a US Red Special meet. But im only 14 and the only shitty music the dumbass tourists around here listen to is rap shit etc.

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Posted: 19 Jul 09, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the USA side people have been trying to organise a meet since last year... but its never happened. I think the main problem is the US so many cities... they have trouble deciding where to have it, cause of the distances people have to travel.

 Hopefully one day they will figure it out, Thanks for your interest,


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Posted: 19 Jul 09, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that its more the fact that over here, real music fans are few and far between. There are tons of people over here that "like" a band. Ill ask them to name one un-generic or non-Greatest Hits song by them. Can they do that? Nope! In my history class, my teacher showed a picture of Led Zeppelin in Tampa in 1973 and someone thought it was Metallica! Too bad we had to move down here from Connecticut in 1988. There are some true music fans in the northeast! And for a town so tourist-oriented as Panama City, you'd think there would be a record shop or something. Nope! I have to go to a antique store downtown every few months and stock up on rare Beatles/Stones albums. Finding a Queen album here is like finding a grain of sand in a mountain of dirt. Sorry for rambling on. I have many pent up angst's for my current dumbass generation.

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Posted: 20 Jul 09, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's dificult have a Red Specil living in brazil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted: 23 Jul 09, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reallyy i know quite a few people in south america with Red specials.

Just a little over 2 weeks remain to the meet up so far I have 20 people remaining, and 10 places remaining till the hall is full.


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Posted: 23 Jul 09, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man... to buy is easy,, but when the RED arrive in brazil you have to pay Fu** tax to take the red special!!!! stay very expensive... without the portage tax... it's to expensive!!!!!!...

but it's more cheap you buy in the official store than you buy an used guitar in brazil!!!!!



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Posted: 01 Aug 09, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With a week to go to this years meeting, this will be the last email
before the event.
With approx 20 people attending and limited space, this is you last chance
to book a table to display, or just to attend and have a look round and
chat to others and share your views.

So far around 7 people with 4 – 5 various amps and setups will be on
display and ready for demos and trials.
The main stage is coming together, with 2 ac30’s, Drums, and a PA system.

A range of guitars will also be there, from Homemade, to Guyton.

Hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day, as well as light
snacks.

Admission is £4, no extra charge for display areas, But you must contact me
before to confirm what you are bringing, and that you would like a table.

redspecial_tk@hotmail.com


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Posted: 01 Aug 09, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amazed at the pics from the event.  I must have been asleep the day Brian announced he'd had the Birch back.  Why is it green?