New England Fall FrankenFest Saturday September 30th is in Clinton (!)

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  1. AdamAnt316

    AdamAnt316 Collector of heavy things Subscriber

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    Wow, what a way to go out! Thanks to Jim, Bill & Co. for running it, and everyone who helped make it a wonderful show. I actually managed to sell some stuff for once, though other stuff followed me home from the auction (all for a good cause, of course). Can't wait for the next one, wherever it may be. :music:
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  2. GD70

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    Looks like you all had a great day and really helped Franks family. Cheers to you all!
    Look forward to the next Frankenfest.
     
  3. Urchinn

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    Great vibes, great conversations, great to meet Frank's family, and great treasures in the trunk of my car (still in the trunk as a matter o' fact...and will remain there till my wife goes to work). Damn nice people in our New England AK group. Hey, Baco...don't forget to PM me your paypal info.
     
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  4. Danimal1969

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    Haha, yeah I just unloaded my car this morning while my wife was in the shower.
     
  5. Urchinn

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    Well, I did unload those Beatles discs I bought from you! Listening to one right now. Damn clean copy...
     
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  6. steph_gaynor

    steph_gaynor Well-Known Member

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    Hey, is there a way to donate to the college fund? I wish I could have been there yesterday.
     

     

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  7. w1jim

    w1jim I can fix it but good... Subscriber

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    PM Sent.
     
  8. Spikedart

    Spikedart what's on my mind

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    A lot of good memories in that mill house, Fest or no Fest. Every day I drive past that place and occasionally still find myself looking to see if that green Subie is parked by the door. This was the best way to end the 8 year run and it will be good now to move on and start a new vibe and new traditions.
     
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  9. Spikedart

    Spikedart what's on my mind

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    Huge thanks to Craig, Frank's great friend and work partner for many years. He was instrumental in selling some of the larger woodworking tools and getting the place organized. He offered a most respectful and heartfelt eulogy at his funeral. He is a good man.
     
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  10. Taylor Player

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    A few pics from a memorable day in Clinton. Thanks to everyone involved with setting this up and a special thans to Frank's family for hosting us one last time to get some closure and for the display of photographs of Frank.....that was really nice to see.

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  11. botrytis

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    Yeah - Frank really liked his Concept equipment.
     

     

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  12. Dmitry

    Dmitry Jazz Freak

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    A couple more shots from last Saturday. I was there with my daughter, who scored a pair of nice little Mirage 90i speakers and a Denon cdp, all for $5 from a nice AK'er. Sadly, don't remember his nickname.
    Did someone call the fire brigade? That barbecue was smokin'. Last shot of the mill...just down from the railroad tracks.
     

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  13. w1jim

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    The more I read about the history of the Concept concept, the marketing challenges, economics of Pacific Stereo creating their own brand and the design parameters the more I realize that Frank was clearly on to something.
    Glad some of us now are sampling the lemonaid.
     
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  14. GD70

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    Hope someone grabbed those ADS L980's! The listed price in Brian's list was a bargain!
     
  15. w1jim

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    Those were the most bid on item - I think they went for $550.
     
  16. baco99

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    Correction. Some "after hours" bidding took place, and is still ongoing. The current price for a local sale is $1600. The potential buyer has until Sunday to decide, or the Nak Rack will be shipped off to a different buyer in Dallas, TX unless the number goes higher than $1600. This is a great thing for Frank's family.
     

     

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  17. baco99

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    The L980s are now in PabloX's hands!
    Congrats!
    And thanks Dan @LexDM3 for fixing the fuses and inciting a bidding war!
     
  18. baco99

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    Who had this table again?

    That JVC integrated I bought from you sounds great!

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  19. baco99

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    Special thanks once again for fellow organizers and volunteers. Everyone's attendance makes this event a joy. I'm happy to know all of you. Frank really brought us all together in a unique and special way and for that we should all be grateful. Jeri Ann, Jamie, and Craig each individually told me that they were very happy with the result of the event, and thankful to have shared this experience with all of you. We have a great little community. Cheers, Brian
     
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  20. Danimal1969

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    That’s fantastic!!
     

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