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Official Fan Clubs and Web Sites

The Official Ventures Homepage
Web: www.theventures.com

It's here! It's official! And, it's worth repeat visits! You'll find detailed tour schedules, official biographies, and best of all, Ventures CDs, T-shirts, and other collectibles for purchase.

The Ventures International Fan Club
Fan club president, Gerry Woodage, died in 2009. Ventures fans everywhere miss his untiring efforts on behalf of The Ventures. Gerry published a quarterly newsletter called Ventures Resurgence, and also had for sale a very good selection of Ventures CDs and memorabilia. We miss you, Gerry. Rest in Peace.

The Nokie Edwards Fan Club
P.O. Box 370
Brownsville, OR 97327
U.S.A.
Web: www.nokieedwards.com

Now sports a new design and a new URL. This is a great site dedicated to the Ventures' former lead guitarist, Nokie Edwards. It includes lots of information about Nokie, plus CDs and other fan merchandise for sale.

"Underground Fire" Email Discussion Group

Underground Fire: The Ventures Network

To Subscribe, visit:
groups.yahoo.com/group/undergroundfire2

To Send Messages to the Discussion Group, use the address:
undergroundfire2@yahoogroups.com

The great discussion group on all topics related to the Ventures. Revived and managed by Marty Tippens.

Underground Fire is now also on Facebook

More Information About "Underground Fire"

Underground Fire Members' Web Sites

Don Walker's Ventures MIDI Homepage
Web: www.donwalker.net/musicventures.htm

An amazing collection of MIDI versions of Ventures hits sequenced by Don Walker and fellow Underground Fire member John Walker (no relation). A "must hear" web site!

Bill Tubbs' Ventures Concert Homepage
Web: www.tubbs.cc/ventures/

A megabyte of great color photos of the Ventures' June 1997 concert at the Crystal Palace in California and other recent Ventures concerts, plus Bill's guitar collection. Definitely a must-see site.

Marty Tippens' "Fabulous Planktones" Homepage
Web: www.planktones.com
Web: Marty's Ventures "Shrine" Page

Homepage of the "Fabulous Planktones" also includes tablatures for several Ventures' songs, plus discography pages for the Ventures' singles, cassettes, and 8-track tapes.

Hideo Yamada's Ventures & Mosrite Page
Web: www.asahi-net.or.jp/~FT2H-YMD/index.htm

Lots more pictures from the Ventures' early years, plus Mosrite guitars and the Japanese tribute band "The Blue Jackets."

David Twogood's "Dave's World"
Web: webpages.charter.net/555twogood

Professional quality black & white photos from the Ventures' early days, concert reviews, recommended Ventures music, and more.

Bob Niemiec's Personal Page
Web: www.fortunecity.com/westwood/makeover/597/

Some of Bob's impressive artistic creations.

Sergey Shulubin's Ventures Page
Web: ventures.pl.ru

A great Ventures and other instrumental MP3 resource originating from Russia.

Greg McSulla's Retro Rockit Page
Web: www.retrorockit.com

The official homepage of "Retro Rockit," Greg's Ventures tribute band.

Dale Monette's Destination Bound Page
Web: www.destinationbound.us

The official homepage of "Destination Bound," Dale's band.

Vincent's Guitar Collection Page
Web: www.timelineguitars.com

Homepage dedicated to Vincent's amazing vintage guitar collection.

Don Ressler's "The X-ChromaTones" Page
Web: www.x-chromatones.com

Homepage of "The X-ChromaTones" instrumental rock band.

Other Fans' Web Sites

"Big Bruin's" Surf Music Page
Web: www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/9896/surf1.htm

Reviews of "Big Bruin's" favorite Ventures albums.

"Tune Fan's" Ventures Page
Web: www.tunefan.com/ventures.htm

Tribute site with lot of pictures of memorabilia and from the 2003 "Surfin' to Baja" cruise.

Mark Prindle's Ventures Album Reviews Page
Web: www.markprindle.com/ventures.htm

Somewhat irrevent, but positive reviews of many Ventures albums.

The Venchan's A Go-Go Page
Web: www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~venchans/

Check out the "museum" link for a library of Ventures album cover art.

Instrumental Review Page
Web: www.instrumentalreview.com

A site dedicated to instrumental rock bands, including The Ventures.

Ventures CDs and Videos

Online Music Stores

Sound Source
P.O. Box 35780
Los Angeles, CA 90035
U.S.A.
Tel: 213-857-5701
Web: www.SoundSourceCDs.com
Email: soundsourcecds@aol.com

Recommended by Richard Wilson of the Legendary Ventures web site. Wes at Sound Source is my most important source for rare Japanese releases, including the Beloved Invaders video and the famed Japanese book about the Ventures.

Amazon.com
Web: www.amazon.com

Large selection of Ventures recordings and, of course, reliable service.

CD Now
401 Old Penllyn Pike, Suite 5
Penllyn, PA 19422
U.S.A.
Tel: 215-654-8076
Fax: 215-283-4965
Web: www.cdnow.com

Also has excellent selection and accepts faxed/phoned in credit info, but prices are kind of high.

Collector's Choice Music
P.O. Box 838
Itasca, IL 60143-0838
U.S.A.
Tel: 800-923-1122
Fax: 630-775-3355
Web: www.ccmusic.com

Excellent delivery record, and they now have a web site with search access to U.S. and imported releases.

Compact Disc Connection
1030 E. El Camino #322
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
U.S.A.
Tel: 408-985-7905
Fax: 408-985-0464
Web: www.cdconnection.com

Excellent selection and superfast service!

Round Flat Records
Web: www.roundflat.com

CD Japan
Web: www.cdjapan.co.jp

Ventures CD Publishers

M & I Records
Web: www.mandi-records.com

One of The Ventures' current Japanese record labels.

EMI Music Japan
Web: www.emimusic.jp/international/artists/ventures

Another of The Ventures' current Japanese record labels.

Magic Records
Web: www.magic-records.com

French publisher of reissues of classic Ventures albums.

Varese Sarabande Records
Web: www.varesesarabande.com

The Ventures' current U.S. record label.

GNP Crescendo Records
8480A Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90069
U.S.A.
Web: www.gnpcrescendo.com

Released U.S. versions of the two Japanese "Wild Again" CDs and a couple other collections.

Ace Records (U.K.)
Web: www.acerecords.co.uk

Released several CD collections of previously unreleased Ventures tracks.

Ventures Tablatures and MIDI Files

Ventures Guitar Tablatures

Marty Tippens' Ventures Tabs
Web: members.aol.com/MCTippens/index.html

Detailed graphic tabs for several Ventures songs.

Ventures Hits in MIDI Format

Don Walker's Ventures MIDI Homepage
Web: www.donwalker.net/musicventures.htm

A great collection of over 50 MIDI versions of Ventures hits.

Songbooks, Guitars, and Drums

Ventures Songbooks

Creative Concepts Publishing Corp.
6020 Nicolle Street - Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 805-339-2999

Published the new Ventures songbook "Pipeline" (No. 4093) in 1999.

Hansen Publications Inc.
1842 West Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Criterion Music Corp.
150 West 55th Street
New York, NY

[NOTE: Several fans have had songbooks from Hansen and Criterion since the 60s-70s. Therefore, the above addresses may no longer be valid.]

Ventures Model Guitars

Wilson Brothers Guitars
Web: www.wilsonguitarventures.com

Aria Guitars U.S.A.
Web: www.ariausa.com

Fender Musical Instruments
7975 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Web: www.fender.com

Mosrite Guitar Company
P.O. Box 85
Hiway 81
Jonas Ridge, NC 28641
Tel: 704-733-9225

Mel Taylor Model Drums

Canopus Snair Drums - Japan
Web: canopus.inc.co.jp


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