Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble

by A  Alex Klinsky

Ends on February 1st 2018

  11%
$1,780AU
pledged of $16,000
24
pledges

Support Campaign

The most guitarists simultaneously playing the same song in the same venue.

Lifestyle sponsor

$2AU
1 of 5000 taken

Makes you healthier because you now won’t spend this gold coin on a cheeseburger at your local fast food outlet!
I'll take this one

Battery sponsor

$5AU
1 of 500 taken

Gives you a buzz by knowing you have funded the batteries required for one of our amps! For this you will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, for powering up one of five hundred musicians putting Oz on the map! You are most welcome to supply more than one amp if you like!
I'll take this one

Audience sponsor

$15AU
0 of 250 taken

Gives you a spectacular ticket to the live event at a pre-sale price. This will be a very special and memorable occasion, where you witness something that will never be seen again! The record attempt will be followed by 2½ hour Lost Legends Showcase where top rock musos will play all the hits of their famous friends and bandmates who are no longer with us, including Bon Scott, Billy Thorpe, Stevie Wright, Chrissie Amphlett, Ray Brown, Jim Keays, Michael Hutchence, Ted Mulry, Doc Neeson and more!
I'll take this one

T-shirt sponsor

$20AU
2 of 1000 taken

Gives you a t-shirt that you can collect from the venue, or have posted out (for an additional $5). This will be specially designed for the event and be a unique momento! So if you can’t actually attend, you can still boast that you helped make this happen and virtually wear your heart and passion for Oz music on your sleeve! This can also be a great gift idea for someone who is a music enthusiast (like good ol’ Dad).
I'll take this one

Participant Sponsor (NEW/UPDATED)

$25AU
7 of 490 taken

Grants you the entry to the venue so you can join us in our World Record attempt AND get yourself a cool battery operated amp, which will become yours! It is small but ANGRY! Great mini amp for practice. It's also a great souvenir item for you to remember this event by as this is a limited edition item, which you won't find anywhere!
I'll take this one

Participant sponsor

$35AU
10 of 10 taken

Grants you the entry to the venue so you can join us in our World Record attempt AND get yourself a cool battery operated amp valued at $80, which will become yours!

Out Of Stock

Party Head sponsor

$100AU
2 of 20 taken

which grants you an access pass to the celebrity packed after-party, including snacks and drinks! These will be the hottest ticket in town, because of strictly limited numbers.
I'll take this one

Lead Guitarist sponsor

$1,000AU
1 of 5 taken

Grants you a spot on stage with the backing band, playing as a guitar hero with lights and cameras on you! This is an utterly unique claim to fame that will only be granted to 5 guitarists on the day. Please NOTE, you will be required to come in earlier for rehearsal.
I'll take this one

Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble

All or Nothing
www.largestelectricguitaren...
NewSouthWales,Australia

 

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Hello fellow music lovers! We want to put together 500 Guitarists and Bass players, all plugged in and all playing the same tune (an AC/DC classic!) at the same time, in order to break the official Guinness World Record of the largest ever ELECTRIC Guitar Ensemble! We have to purchase 500 battery powered amps (using 500 9V batteries!) in order to do this!!! And you can be part of it!!! As a player, an attendee, or simply just a patron of the arts, by helping us raise the funds!

Please read more about the attempt below. Please also join us on our Facebook page ‘ The World’s Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble  ’. You can also check out our website for all the information about the event and latest updates. With your help, we can beat the record and make Australia proud!

If you love live music as much as we do, share the excitement and jump on board to help us in whatever way you can to put the focus on our brilliant Oz live music scene!

The event will take place in Sydney on Sunday the 22nd of April 2018! So pencil this date in your diary and get ready for the world record attempt! This is really happening and we want you to be a part of this!

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ABOUT THE EVENT

This is the official attempt to break the Largest ELECTRIC Guitar Ensemble Guinness World Record. In other words, this is the largest number of guitarists simultaneously playing the same song at the same place. As the name of the attempt implies, this only includes ELECTRIC guitars, however, it is not limited by 6 strings only. Bass players are also welcome to participate. As confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, as long as it is an electric guitar and is powered by an individual amplifier, it counts. The level of skill is not too important. Whether you are a confident beginner or a professional muso, you are welcome to join the event. Just make sure you’ve learned the right song and can play it from start to finish. It has been previously discussed in the Facebook group and we have decided to play ‘’Highway to Hell’’ by AC/DC! How cool is that?

Currently India holds the record with only 368 participants securing the record back in 2013, according to the officials from The Guinness World Record. This event is an official attempt, which we applied for and have now received approval of by the Guinness World Records. We understand the rules and guidelines, and we’ll strictly follow them to make it count.

Please join our Facebook group and follow the updates. Full information about the event, how to participate in the attempt and detailed requirements from participants will become available soon. 

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*** IMPORTANT UPDATES ***

1.       Battery AMPs Model Change

Ever since the start of our crowdfunding campaign, to make it more successful, we’ve been looking for a more economic alternative to the battery powered guitar amps we had selected originally. We have now picked another model of the battery amps, which are less expensive and require less batteries to operate. We have tested the alternative model of the amp and, even though it has a smaller speaker than the initially selected model, it performs well and to the requirements of Guinness World Records. We have to stay focused on the actual goal of this event – to beat the Guinness World Record and secure it in Australia!

What has changed?

By selecting a more affordable model of the battery amp, we now have a more realistic financial goal! And that’s all because purchasing guitar amps is the largest expense in the entire project.

For all the supporters, who purchased the $35 Participant Sponsor option, as a sign of appreciation for your commitment to the project, we would like to also include the T-shirt valued at $20 to make up for the difference in the amp value. That being said, we understand that someone may prefer to have the difference in Participant Sponsor ticket price reimbursed. Should you choose this, please contact us before the end of December 2017, and we will organise it for you.

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2.       Type of Crowdfunding Campaign Change

We are changing the campaign type from ‘’Flexible’’ to ‘’All or Nothing”.

A “Flexible” campaign means that we as organisers would be able to use the funds we receive to fulfilling the project’s commitments from the start. We would be able to purchase the amps even before the entire amount is collected. Similar goes for the venue – we could hire it in advance to ensure the venue is secured. However, we received feedback from supporters, who felt that they would rather like the campaign to be an ‘’All or Nothing’’ type.

‘’All or Nothing’’ means the funds get released to the organisers only then, when the full amount is collected (the financial goal of the campaign is achieved). Should the campaign not be successful, the funds would return back to the supporters (less the small percentage per transaction the crowdfunding web-site takes).

What has changed?

We appreciate the feedback coming from our supporters and made the decision to change the type of our campaign from “Flexible” to “All or Nothing”.

The good thing for you is that you will get your money back (less the small percentage per transaction the crowdfunding web-site takes), should we not achieve our financial goal in time.

The sad part about it is:

1.       We now have to move the date of the event. This is due to the fact that we will only be able to purchase the amps after the funds are released to us. Taking into consideration manufacturing time and delivery to Sydney, our new date of the event is Sunday the 22nd of April 2018.

2.       We will not be in the position to support the charity organisation on behalf of our sponsors. We will, however, encourage our supporters to support the charity organisation of their choice.  

Again, thank you for your valuable feedback and support! We are now going full speed towards organising the Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble World Record Attempt! Please share this crowdfunding campaign with everyone! Only you can make this happen!

*** END OF UPDATES ***

 

REWARDS

$2 Lifestyle sponsor makes you healthier because you now won’t spend this gold coin on a cheeseburger at your local fast food outlet =) (5,000 available)

$5 Battery sponsor gives you a buzz by knowing you have funded the batteries required for one of our amps! For this you will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, for powering up one of five hundred musicians putting Oz on the map! You are most welcome to supply more than one amp if you like! (500 available)

$15 Audience sponsor gives you a spectacular ticket to the live event at a pre-sale price. This will be a very special and memorable occasion, where you witness something that will never be seen again! The record attempt will be followed by 2½ hour Lost Legends Showcase where top rock musos will play all the hits of their famous friends and bandmates who are no longer with us, including Bon Scott, Billy Thorpe, Stevie Wright, Chrissie Amphlett, Ray Brown, Jim Keays, Michael Hutchence, Ted Mulry, Doc Neeson, Jon English, Marc Hunter and many more. (250 available)

$20 T-shirt sponsor gives you a t-shirt that you can collect from the venue, or have posted out (for an additional $5). This will be specially designed for the event and be a unique momento! So if you can’t actually attend, you can still boast that you helped make this happen and virtually wear your heart and passion for Oz music on your sleeve! This can also be a great gift idea for someone who is a music enthusiast (like good ol’ Dad). (1,000 available)

$25 Participant sponsor which grants you the entry to the venue so you can join us in our World Record attempt AND get yourself a cool battery operated amp! That’s right – during the registration process, you will be provided with the perfect little home/holiday rehearsal battery-powered 3W amplifier (including the batteries), which will become yours! We will be buying these at wholesale price, and then passing that deal on to you so that in effect, it doesn’t cost you anything to play – in fact, you come out a winner as we can only get that good price because we are purchasing in bulk! This is a unique item, which has The Largest Electric Guitar emblem on it, so it will be a great momento item to remember the event by. More information under PARTICIPANTS REQUIREMENTS below. (490 available)

$35 Participant sponsor ***(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)*** which grants you the entry to the venue so you can join us in our World Record attempt AND get yourself a cool battery operated amp valued at over $50! That’s right – during the registration process, you will be provided with the perfect little home/holiday rehearsal battery-powered 5W amplifier (including the batteries), which will become yours! We will be buying these at wholesale price, and then passing that deal on to you so that in effect, it doesn’t cost you anything to play – in fact, you come out a winner as we can only get that good price because we are purchasing in bulk! More information under PARTICIPANTS REQUIREMENTS below. (0 available)

$100 Party head sponsor which grants you an access pass to the celebrity packed after-party, including snacks and drinks! These will be the hottest ticket in town, because of strictly limited numbers. (20 available)

$1,000 Lead Guitarist sponsor which grants you a spot on stage with the backing band, playing as a guitar hero with lights and cameras on you! This is an utterly unique claim to fame that will only be granted to 5 guitarists on the day. (Yep, only 5 available!!)

 

 ***PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING***

We want to be 100% crystal clear with you guys! To be able to break the record, we need to make sure we have at least 500 guitarists to participate in the attempt, which means we need at least 500 Participant sponsors. Should we not engage 500 musicians, we will have to either postpone the event or call it off. If the event is called off, all uncommitted funds will be reimbursed to the supporters of the campaign.

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PARTICIPANTS REQUIREMENTS (GENERAL)

Please NOTE, the amplifiers are designed for conventional electric guitars only (not bass guitars), but bass guitars can still be plugged into them if adjustments are made to reduce the low end in the output to not damage the speaker. In regards to Guinness World Record rules, this set up still counts!

Each participant shall be required to:

1. Learn the selected song and be comfortable to play it without mistakes or any aid. The music notes and tablature will be made available 8 weeks prior to the actual event;

2. Prior to the record attempt, read rules and guidelines provided by the Guinness World Record. The detailed rules and guidelines will be made available 8 weeks prior to the actual event;

3. Purchase the ticket and arrive at the venue 2 hours prior to the record attempt. Remember, the success of this music venture depends on each and every participant;

4. Register at the registration desk, collect the guitar amplifier (supplied with batteries), test the amplifier and report any fault to the event organisers; 

5. During the record attempt, use your own guitar and guitar lead. The guitar should be tuned prior to the record attempt. Please bring your tuners as the event organisers are NOT in the position to provide tuners for everyone;

6. Play the entire song exactly as per the notes/tablature;

7. Have a great time in being a part of the official Guinness World Record attempt!!image

CONTACT US

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any of your queries or suggestions via the official Facebook page or via email. Also, check out our web-site for all information about the event.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

 

Update 1 November 7, 2017

*** IMPORTANT UPDATES ***image

1.       Battery AMPs Model Change

Ever since the start of our crowdfunding campaign, to make it more successful, we’ve been looking for a more economical alternative to the battery powered guitar amps we had selected originally. We have now picked another model of the battery amps, which are less expensive and require fewer batteries to operate. We have tested the alternative model of the amp and, even though it has a smaller speaker than the initially selected model, it performs well and to the requirements of Guinness World Records. We have to stay focused on the actual goal of this event – to beat the Guinness World Record and secure it in Australia!

What has changed?

By selecting a more affordable model of the battery amp, we now have a more realistic financial goal! And that’s all because purchasing guitar amps is the largest expense in the entire project.

For all the supporters, who purchased the $35 Participant Sponsor option, as a sign of appreciation for your commitment to the project, we would like to also include the T-shirt valued at $20 to make up for the difference in the amp value. That being said, we understand that someone may prefer to have the difference in Participant Sponsor ticket price reimbursed. Should you choose this, please contact us before the end of December 2017, and we will organise it for you.

2.       Type of Crowdfunding Campaign Change

We are changing the campaign type from ‘’Flexible’’ to ‘’All or Nothing”.

A “Flexible” campaign means that we as organisers would be able to use the funds we receive to fulfilling the project’s commitments from the start. We would be able to purchase the amps even before the entire amount is collected. Similar goes for the venue – we could hire it in advance to ensure the venue is secured. However, we received feedback from supporters, who felt that they would rather like the campaign to be an ‘’All or Nothing’’ type.

‘’All or Nothing’’ means the funds get released to the organisers only then, when the full amount is collected (the financial goal of the campaign is achieved). Should the campaign not be successful, the funds would return back to the supporters (less the small percentage per transaction the crowdfunding web-site takes).

What has changed?

We appreciate the feedback coming from our supporters and made the decision to change the type of our campaign from “Flexible” to “All or Nothing”.

The good thing for you is that you will get your money back (less the small percentage per transaction the crowdfunding web-site takes), should we not achieve our financial goal in time.

The sad part about it is:

1.       We now have to move the date of the event. This is due to the fact that we will only be able to purchase the amps after the funds are released to us. Taking into consideration manufacturing time and delivery to Sydney, our new date of the event is Sunday the 22nd of April 2018.

2.       We will not be in the position to support the charity organisation on behalf of our sponsors. We will, however, encourage our supporters to support the charity organisation of their choice.  

Again, thank you for your valuable feedback and support! We are now going full speed towards organising the Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble World Record Attempt! Please share this crowdfunding campaign with everyone! Only you can make this happen!

 

Best Regards,

Team Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble

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A  Alexander Solodkoff

What a great idea! I’m with you! Uh-uh-uh!!! ✊🏻🎉

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