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Vai Academy 5.0

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dale LeClaire, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. #21 nhgtrman, May 9, 2019
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    There’s still time to register for Vai Academy 5.0 July 29th-August 2nd 2019 at the Mansion at Glen Cove, Long Island, NY! Learn about Sound Sculpting: Exploring Effects and Signal Path, over 4 days and nights of non-stop guitar playing! Featured artists include Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Devin Townsend, Plini, Larry Mitchell, and my other amazing guests. Fractal Audio’s own @Admin M@ will be there doing presentations, but there will also be time for 1-on-1 or small group sessions! Fractal Audio is also donating an Axe-Fx III to be raffled off on the first night of camp to one lucky winner! Register now at www.VaiAcademy.com
     
  2. Dale LeClaire

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    Can't wait, this is going to be so fun :)
     
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    I'm going ! I missed Axe-Fest Boston, I won't miss this one. Already paid for it this morning. I'll share my room with another one, maybe someone from this forum ?
     
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    Hey that's great! I can't wait to see you all there!
     
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    I'm up for that assuming I go... I just need to make up my mind to do it ;)
     
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    Do it! It’d be cool to have more Fractalites there!
     
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    What's the cost? A couple of bucks?
     
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    ...$2198 - $3698 .. for four days and nights and for what you get, it seems like a really good deal. A once in a lifetime kinda thing.. Very cool!
     
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    That sounds awesome.
     
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    I really want to but I don't really want to fly across the country with a guitar...

    Both The G4 Experience and Vai Academy I attended were within driving distance, which allowed me to bring my Axe Fx, a Xitone wedge and a couple guitars.

    I guess I'm spoiled :)

    I need to check flights now.
     
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    I certainly won't bring a guitar from Mauritius. As the focus will be on effects, do I really need to bring one ?
     
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    There are many jam sessions... If you can, I'd recommend bringing one.

    Also, every camper gets a time to jam with Steve and his band - you don't want to miss that.

    A guitar is not a requirement for any of the workshops/sessions, but definitely the extra curricular activities.

    Plus, it's nice to get a bunch of signatures ;)
     
  13. fremen

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    I'll buy one in NY beforehand then :)
     
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  14. #34 unix-guy, May 15, 2019
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    There are a few options to buy as part of your package and get a discount... I think all options are Ibanez ;)

    Also, last year's Vai Academy had Bananas At Large (a music retailer from the San Francisco area) in house with a decent selection of gear.

    I'm actually considering the same thing.

    Edit:

    Interesting... The website doesn't show any option for guitar purchases now. I'll send them an email.
     
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    Let me know what they answer you ! Ibanez is probably what I would have bought anyway
     
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    I assumed...

    I'll post their reply once I get one.
     
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    Here is the answer I got:

    I sent a follow-up to see if there would be a music shop online.
     
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    I'm thinking about bringing my J-Custom, I'm trying to sell it anyway and i guess some shops in NY buy used guitars, right ?
     
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    I would assume so. I know there are many well known music shops in NY.
     
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