Gopher Entertainment Group, ToneFreq.info and GearTrap.com present The World’s Largest Pedalboard Party 2.0. The event will be held Thursday July 16, 2009 at The Rutledge. Party will feature performances from bands: Flight Case for Sushi, Philos and JonesWorld as well as guitar clinics from: Bart Walsh, Tony Pasko, Bryan Lionman and more. Attendees will have a chance to meet the manufactures and partners. There will also be a silent auction of various guitar accessories donated by event partners benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Nashville guitarists/bloggers Aljon Go and Jaux King recently made plans to build, operate and claim the record for the world’s largest pedalboard. On June 18, 2008 they both, set the world’s record. Guitarists from novice to professional generally use several guitar pedals (electronic devices giving them different sounds like Hendrix’s fuzz or U2’s Edge echo) to craft their own signature tones. Having generated a buzz through viral marketing, comments are flooding in from guitarists all over the world. Event organizer, Aljon Go mentions, “It started out as a laugh. Now it’s become a reality. I just wanted to push the technology as far as it could go and see how insane it can get. This extraordinary pedalboard is far from practical, but every pedal is operational. This has become a celebration of the advancements in guitar technology and innovation. It will be a great party. What a great time to be a guitarist!”
The World’s Largest Pedalboard Party will be held at The Rutledge, 410 4th Ave. South, Nashville Thursday July 16th. Doors will open at 6 p.m., is “smoke-free” and an 18 and up event. The silent auction and music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7/ $5 with NAMM badge. The event is presented by Gopher Entertainment Group. Companies interested in donating products for the charity event and silent auction should contact Kristen Hoetzel. Deadline for inclusion is July 10. For more information please contact Kristen Hoetzel, Gopher Entertainment Group - (615) 513-2856.
Aljon Go is host of the “Local Buzz” weekly radio show (www.102thebuzz.com) and is a writer for several guitar-based websites: www.tonefreq.info, www.gibson.com, www.geartrap.com and www.tonedonkeys.com. He also performs regularly with funk/rock band JonesWorld (www.myspace.com/jonesworld) and other area artists.
The National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee is a voluntary health organization. It seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. Currently there are more than 107,000 people on the waiting list for an organ. Of those 78,000 are waiting for a kidney. To learn more about the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit: www.nkfmdtn.org.
There are several partners that have made this event possible. Partners include ToneFreq.info, GearTrap,com, Pedaltrain, Visual Sound, Creation Audio Labs, George L’s Musical Products, D’ Addario/Planet Waves, Mighty Bright Music Lights, CoreX2, Bullet Cable, Eventide, Retro-Sonic/Vintage Vibes, Mad Professor Amps and Effects, Bourns, Farley’s Music Essentials, Music Connection Magazine, Vox and Dungeon Promotions. For more information on these partners please visit their websites.