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Sweetwater Gearfest 2017

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by ryunker, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. ryunker

    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    53
    Feb 18, 2014
    Crystal Lake, Il
    Ok folks its that time of the year again, who is going to make the trip to Fort Wayne Indians to refill their need for more GAS?

    Per their web, looks like Fender is sponsoring Eric Johnson, so in turn Sweetwater will likely be putting huge discounts on the EJ strats along with anything else they want us to purchase.

    I went two years ago and it was good times, this year I will be going both days. It is like close to a four hour drive for my family.

    So post if you plan to attend, then post again with any treasures follow you home


    https://www.sweetwater.com/gearfest/
     
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  2. Hedgehogz70

    Hedgehogz70 Strat-Talker

    105
    Sep 1, 2010
    Indiana
    This will be my 3rd year going...been planning for months! Unfortunately I scheduled for Friday before they announced E J would be there on Saturday.
     
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  3. wildhawk

    wildhawk Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Here
    If I was local it would be a must do.

    The $500 travel cost for me is better spent online.

    Have fun and share some pics.
     
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  4. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 6, 2014
    In the shadows
    Admin Post
    I had tickets to NAMM from Dean guitars when it was right here in Indy and was too lazy to go.
     

  5. MetalPedal

    MetalPedal Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 22, 2016
    Auto-Wah, Canada
    Sending money, buy me something :)
     
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  6. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Wasn't sure what a 'gearfest' was so I just checked out that link...looks like NAMM for us regular folk! I wanna go!
    Sweetwater just sent me a catalog the size of a phonebook in the mail the other day and that fired up the GAS again...
     
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  7. Bera

    Bera Strat-Talker

    Age:
    38
    160
    Sep 22, 2016
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    They did the same to me and I loved it! Who sends those huge catalogs nowadays?
     

  8. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Strat-O-Master

    815
    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    Good thing for my wallet it's so far away!

    Brian
     
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  9. Etacarinae

    Etacarinae Strat-Talker

    175
    May 21, 2017
    United states
    Apparently there are exciting things in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I seemed to have missed them last time I was passing through :)

    I think I would have to be within 2 hours drive to consider this, and I am not currently.
     

  10. Strats4me

    Strats4me Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    50
    Feb 17, 2014
    Florida Panhandle
    IMG_0638.JPG
    here ya go....this for your living room
     
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  11. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    That little lunchbox amp is loud enough...I can't even imagine how loud the 50 and 100 watters are :eek:
     
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  12. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Strat-O-Master

    937
    Jul 21, 2015
    USA
    Robben Ford, Dweezil Zappa, Greg Koch, Eric Johnson.....what?!
    Never heard of this before and if I wasn't already pretty committed to something with my family on Friday I'd be driving down to check it out.
     

  13. ryunker

    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    53
    Feb 18, 2014
    Crystal Lake, Il
    Just left day 1.

    Won a $99 hand held recorder

    Purchased a SM58 $58
    and mogami platinum guitar cable
    And a gold speaker cable.

    They had new EJ strats in white for $1,499. I did pass on that.

    Good yomes for family
     
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  14. liltimmy

    liltimmy Senior Stratmaster

    Its to the point where sweetwater is my go to company for new gear. Customer service par excellence. I ordered a 50 foot cable for live work the other day. They even sent me bit-o-honey candy along with some other treats in the package with my cable. Bit o honeys is one of the quickest ways to my heart. Long live sweetwater music!
     
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  15. xland

    xland Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    49
    Oct 5, 2014
    Illinois
    I received that same catalog. It's currently sitting on our living room table where I put it when I brought it in from the mailbox a few days ago, I'm afraid to open it. :(
     
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  16. Mississippi_Kid

    Mississippi_Kid Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Jun 20, 2016
    The Hinterlands, USA
    My family tries to hide the catalog before I can see it...otherwise, no vacation again this year. Daddy needs a new axe.
     
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