Other Ventures Resources
Official Fan Clubs and Web Sites
The Official Ventures Homepage
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
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
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:
To Send Messages to the Discussion Group, use the address:
The great discussion group on all topics related to the Ventures. Revived and managed by
Underground Fire is now also on Facebook
More Information About "Underground Fire"
Underground Fire Members' Web Sites
Don Walker's Ventures MIDI Homepage
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
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: 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
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"
Professional quality black & white photos from the Ventures' early days, concert reviews, recommended Ventures music, and more.
Bob Niemiec's Personal Page
Some of Bob's impressive artistic creations.
Sergey Shulubin's Ventures Page
A great Ventures and other instrumental MP3 resource originating from Russia.
Greg McSulla's Retro Rockit Page
The official homepage of "Retro Rockit," Greg's Ventures tribute band.
Dale Monette's Destination Bound Page
The official homepage of "Destination Bound," Dale's band.
Vincent's Guitar Collection Page
Homepage dedicated to Vincent's amazing vintage guitar collection.
Don Ressler's "The X-ChromaTones" Page
Homepage of "The X-ChromaTones" instrumental rock band.
Other Fans' Web Sites
"Big Bruin's" Surf Music Page
Reviews of "Big Bruin's" favorite Ventures albums.
"Tune Fan's" Ventures Page
Tribute site with lot of pictures of memorabilia and from the 2003 "Surfin' to Baja" cruise.
Mark Prindle's Ventures Album Reviews Page
Somewhat irrevent, but positive reviews of many Ventures albums.
The Venchan's A Go-Go Page
Check out the "museum" link for a library of Ventures album cover art.
Instrumental Review Page
A site dedicated to instrumental rock bands, including The Ventures.
Ventures CDs and Videos
Online Music Stores
P.O. Box 35780
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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.
Large selection of Ventures recordings and, of course, reliable service.
401 Old Penllyn Pike, Suite 5
Penllyn, PA 19422
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
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
Excellent selection and superfast service!
Round Flat Records
Ventures CD Publishers
M & I Records
One of The Ventures' current Japanese record labels.
EMI Music Japan
Another of The Ventures' current Japanese record labels.
French publisher of reissues of classic Ventures albums.
Varese Sarabande Records
The Ventures' current U.S. record label.
GNP Crescendo Records
8480A Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90069
Released U.S. versions of the two Japanese "Wild Again" CDs and a couple other collections.
Ace Records (U.K.)
Released several CD collections of previously unreleased Ventures tracks.
Ventures Tablatures and MIDI Files
Ventures Guitar Tablatures
Marty Tippens' Ventures Tabs
Detailed graphic tabs for several Ventures songs.
Ventures Hits in MIDI Format
Don Walker's Ventures MIDI Homepage
A great collection of over 50 MIDI versions of Ventures hits.
Songbooks, Guitars, and Drums
Creative Concepts Publishing Corp.
6020 Nicolle Street - Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003
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
Aria Guitars U.S.A.
Fender Musical Instruments
7975 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Mosrite Guitar Company
P.O. Box 85
Jonas Ridge, NC 28641
Mel Taylor Model Drums
Canopus Snair Drums - Japan