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Well it's great to hear he can be asked to come over and talk directly to people. I can only presume the location is dictated by a demographic of their instruments selling better in the north of the country - in fact their most famous musician users were from that very area IIRC (thus blowing a hole in the ludicrous Fender marketing blurb that their basses are the sound of pop music - yes if you presume US manufactured pop of the 60s and early 70s constitutes pop music - which of course ignores most of the output of the U.K. - arguably far more the 'sound of pop music' 😂😂 - accents are scouse not Seattle... ).

The other possibility is the history of London shops offering truck loads of Rickenfakers in the early 2000s - I was in the market for a 5 (Musicman of course) and couldn't believe the number of basses with Reckinfarter and all other possible misspellings of Rickenbacker on their headstocks in the Denmark St shops. 

I think the question of why they don't offer cheapo Chinese imports is pretty straightforward. Just because that famous organisation beginning with the letter F chooses to offer basically the same instrument  ranging in price from bargain basement to bespoke custom shop - and made all over the world - doesn't mean everyone should follow such a model - given the financial performance of that company you could argue such an approach would be plain stupid. The US is currently at a hiatus between cheap foreign imports and home made - more expensive goods. I'm sure Rickenbacker is unlikely to produce cheap foreign made versions of its instruments as it has a certain business model which doesn't fit this idea.

Does Ferrari make cheapo versions of its cars - if you want one you have to save up for it - no different for Rickenbacker really (or any other goods which are positioned in the market in a certain way). I suspect anyone wishing for a change in this could be pi**ing in the wind.

 

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18 minutes ago, drTStingray said:

I can only presume the location is dictated by a demographic of their instruments selling better in the north of the country

Or because the UK retailers drew straws for who would host the event and Sound Affects of Ormskirk lost?

Or because the venue is Hurlston Hall Golf Club and includes the word 'Hall' in its name?

Or because it's easier to put a security perimeter round the club house for when the BassChat Massive turn up, swearing vengeance?

The possibilities are literally endless :)

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I'm sure all that is possible. Sounds a bit like the World Darts Championships. Perhaps the BC massive can be provided with sponge pointy hands to hold aloft and the like 😁👍😀

Seriously though - this is surely for Rickenbacker fans rather than the 'oh shock horror the bridge screws are 0.003" too short' types, or my Rockinfaker illegal copy has been rendered unsalable on bass forums single-handedly by this CEO - people? Ultimately it's probably their lawyers who are responsible anyway!! 

Do you not think the retailer was chosen by Rickenbacker to work with - the only big shop on that area I can think of is Promenade Music but I may have it completely wrong!! 

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3 minutes ago, drTStingray said:

I'm sure all that is possible. Sounds a bit like the World Darts Championships. Perhaps the BC massive can be provided with sponge pointy hands to hold aloft and the like 😁👍😀

 

Sounds like a plan :)
 

4 minutes ago, drTStingray said:

Seriously though - this is surely for Rickenbacker fans rather than the 'oh shock horror the bridge screws are 0.003" too short' types, 

I would imagine so, yes. 

 

4 minutes ago, drTStingray said:

Do you not think the retailer was chosen by Rickenbacker to work with

The question of who made the first approach is an interesting one. I suppose it might also depend on whether Mr Hall was already coming over here on other business or whether this is a trip designed especially to promote those new Rics with the Toblerone-shaped pickups to the bass-playing population of West Lancashire.

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I think the Darts theory has it. To prove the point I met Eric Bristow at breakfast in the City West Hotel, Dublin.

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5 minutes ago, Billy Apple said:

To prove the point I met Eric Bristow at breakfast in the City West Hotel, Dublin.

Was he crafty? Was he cockney?

Do tell.

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5 minutes ago, skankdelvar said:

Was he crafty? Was he cockney?

Do tell.

He was trying to look like someone who wanted to be noticed while looking like he didn’t want to be noticed. None of it mattered as I pushed him out of the way to get to the sautéed potatoes. I’m lucky as I’ve been around a bit and not too startstruck. Mind you, I met that Marsha Hunt once in the Manchester Travelodge and she just sat there while I filled her plate.

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Did he still use that very unique hand technique he had for darts for scooping up the breakfast components? I seem to recall he was from the era when darts players were relatively large chaps who wore bespoke smocks - often with large national flags as part of the design - not to be barged at the buffet I'd say 😏

Perhaps JH will be wearing something similar for the golf club event - btw are women permitted at the golf club?!!

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Dunno if this is a one-off, or if there will be more. 

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1 hour ago, skankdelvar said:

Or because it's easier to put a security perimeter round the club house for when the BassChat Massive turn up, swearing vengeance? 

Pitchforks and flaming torches again? I'll get onto the Molotov cocktails in the morning....

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59 minutes ago, Billy Apple said:

He was trying to look like someone who wanted to be noticed while looking like he didn’t want to be noticed. 

Disappointing, isn't it? 

59 minutes ago, Billy Apple said:

I met that Marsha Hunt once in the Manchester Travelodge and she just sat there while I filled her plate.

I hope that's not a euphemism.

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1 hour ago, skankdelvar said:

Sounds like a plan :)
 

I would imagine so, yes. 

 

The question of who made the first approach is an interesting one. I suppose it might also depend on whether Mr Hall was already coming over here on other business or whether this is a trip designed especially to promote those new Rics with the Toblerone-shaped pickups to the bass-playing population of West Lancashire.

If you work out where the decent golf courses are and then find the nearest retailer you might have an insight into why a particular venue is chosen.

Edit: just realised that the events being held at a golf club. I should read these threads before I post.....

But it does kind of illustrate my point......

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7 minutes ago, skankdelvar said:

Disappointing, isn't it? 

1 hour ago, Billy Apple said:

The other main one was Wendy Richards. We used to watch her from the tills in Selfridges while she peered over the top of her dark glasses to see who was looking.

The best was Joan Collins. Selfridges was her local and she was in all the time. No shades, no make up, nowt. And no one gave her a second look. She used to come into the book department and talk to Brian who had been a child actor with her and then worked most of the fly's in the West End.

One day she did a book signing and she came through the store on a chariot pulled by oiled Chippendale's while wearing a jewelled turban. Everyone knew She was in that day and it stopped traffic! She still spoke to Brian.

IMHO Ms Collins really understood the game.

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19 minutes ago, Skinnyman said:

If you work out where the decent golf courses are and then find the nearest retailer you might have an insight into why a particular venue is chosen.

Edit: just realised that the events being held at a golf club. I should read these threads before I post.....

But it does kind of illustrate my point......

Outstanding work, Inspector Skinnyman. I'd not thought of the golf connection.

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They must have ruled out the two royals (Birkdale and Liverpool (Hoylake)) as unsuitable then. 

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18 minutes ago, skankdelvar said:

Outstanding work, Inspector Skinnyman. I'd not thought of the golf connection.

Logistics. Perhaps JH is thinking of buying that very golf course?

"Hall's Hurlston Hall Golf Club" has a certain ring to it - like a duff D string... oh no, that's Ernie's ball. Silly me. Please play through.

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You lot are slow on the uptake.

John Hall is visiting at the same time as Donald Trump, because they know all the protesters will go after Hall, allowing the Trumpmeister a peaceful visit.

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1 hour ago, drTStingray said:

They must have ruled out the two royals (Birkdale and Liverpool (Hoylake)) as unsuitable then. 

Or Hall prefers Ormskirk Municipal....

Or Birkdale once hosted a wedding reception at which one of the band was playing a Rickenfaker....

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19 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

You lot are slow on the uptake.

John Hall is visiting at the same time as Donald Trump, because they know all the protesters will go after Hall, allowing the Trumpmeister a peaceful visit.

A penetrating observation by the Stubmeister. 

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Maybe he's designed a set of golf clubs he's promoting? , square rather than round tubing for the shafts, no rubber on the handles, all the weight at the wrong end and some sharp metal bits where you normally hold them. 

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Would you be talking the COmmander in Chief (COC) here? If so this is most definitely fake news - a terrible, that's a terrible travesty. Perhaps the COC is planning to buy and set up another resort - and JH is the warm up act? 🤔

 

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12 hours ago, Billy Apple said:

Mind you, I met that Marsha Hunt once in the Manchester Travelodge and she just sat there while I filled her plate.

 

11 hours ago, skankdelvar said:

Disappointing, isn't it? 

I hope that's not a euphemism.

No. It's rhyming slang. 

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13 hours ago, Billy Apple said:

.... that Marsha Hunt once in the Manchester Travelodge....

Wow.

Talk about living the dream, eh?

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I think the biggest unanswered question is... are they going to rework the Trump blimp?

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