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Mansons Guitar Show 2008 (Iceybomb)

 
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Thom
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Mansons Guitar Show 2008 (Iceybomb) Reply with quote

I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the Pub, anyway, for the fist time in 9 years Mansons have put on a guitar show in Exeter, drawing all the big names down to devon for a weekend of guitar and amp fueled fun.
There was a great timetable of demonstrations and clinics, with stands from everyone you would expect: Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Orange, PRS...etc...etc...
Had a chat with Chris George from Marshall which was cool - he was a top guy. He demoed the JVM, new 1923 combo and the Vintage Modern - all sounded amazing.

Here are a few photos that I took whilst I wasn't drooling...

I walked up through the car park and a stunning Bentley limo caught my eye...I instantly thought "I bet that's Jim Marshall's"...right enough, check out the number plate!!! Coolest car ever...




The great man himself:


My signed poster Smile


Nice message from Slash:


Some more amps!


Fender Custom shop stuff:




The infamous Andy Manson Mermaid guitar:


More Andy Manson creations:



The weekend ended with John Paul Jones (from Led Zep obviously) doing a Q&A session and then jamming with Chris George from Marshall! Was bloody great! Shame the photos didn't come out so well...



My new Marshall tshirt:


The weekend was awesome, had loads of fun... Cannot wait for the next one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where was it held, Lamp? Looks like the quay, maybe? Someone needs to write DO NOT WANT over those Custom Shop abortions creations.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a riot, good pics.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Where was it held, Lamp? Looks like the quay, maybe? Someone needs to write DO NOT WANT over those Custom Shop abortions creations.

Yeah it was close to the quay - was in the Riverside Leisure Centre.
Totally agree about the Fender stuff - was one of the most disppointing stands!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fender stuff is minging, your T Shirt is awesome. WANT.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do want: Child-Painted Fender Pirate Ship Hotrail Esquire w/ Huge Anchor Fretmarker.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ace pictures! Uber jealous of the signed poster! :D
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i lolled at the plate number.

any bellamies on display?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

euan wrote:
i lolled at the plate number.

any bellamies on display?

There was just the one that is on usual display in the shop - mirrored front with a choas pad built in behind the bridge - he smashed it at some gig or other - what a waste, what a twat.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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benecol wrote:
Yeah it was close to the quay - was in the Riverside Leisure Centre.


Did that used to be called The Plaza BITD?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
lamp wrote:
Yeah it was close to the quay - was in the Riverside Leisure Centre.


Did that used to be called The Plaza BITD?

It certainly did Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My old stomping ground! I used to play 720 there.



When they built the waterslide, they put the sections together the wrong way round (not like a tiled roof, like it was meant to be) so it shaved off your leghair/bumskin as you went down, leading to it being known as "The Bumskinner" on my old estate.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome.
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