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  2. I was smack bang in that age range in '97 - and I had a hard-on for vintage. Saved up for a year to buy a '68 strat that had been beaten and stripped. Agree in principle, but I think the drop-off starts a little later.
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  4. one person has passed on it (due to a happy surprise gift), and one local is ahead of you but you are next if they decline.
  5. I only sold mine because I wasn't playing my channel switching tube amps live anymore. The unit does everything and the effects are killer. I dreamed about a unit like this decades before it became a reality. Really easy to program.
  6. That is a great price. I still have mine, sounds awesome, and am able to do channel and boost switching from the G to my Bogner Shiva.
  7. Yesterday
  8. NHD Chap in the 'ouse !

    That's a really cool guitar! Classy. Isn't it amazing how fun a guitar can be if you play with your hands and ears instead of with preconceptions? "Shredders" can be super-versatile. While Geordie from Killing Joke can play industrial metal on a rockabilly box, John 5 rocks Teles... congratulations on rockin' what ya dig, sir.
  9. NHD Chap in the 'ouse !

    Congrats and enjoy!
  10. Reminds me of what a gremlin looks like when it gets wet:
  11. Quick sound report. Very nice. Very elegant sounding guitar, no dead spots, very consistent across and up and down the fretboard. The CC bridge with 59 neck is an interesting combination. You can get radically different sounds in the three positions, very clear and midrangey with the bridge, and the 59 sound in the neck position we all know, but the guitar overall is pretty snappy and bright, so it's not too wooly. Both pickups together is really unusual... hard to describe. Good, unusual. It's a very civilized, articulate guitar.
  12. That is probably one of the 3 or 4 Hamers that I would most resist giving up.......The EM Studio, Triple Threat, a certain custom order SuperPro......And one of my two Ultimate Artists, of course.
  13. That looks really cool. It hits the correct notes of enough of the actual LP shape, but I'm sure just different enough for the purposes of avoiding litigation. I also think the headstock is better than many of the LP clones.
  14. Oh wow! That is one sharp looking guitar. I'm usually not a quilted maple fan, but that one has a great vibe.
  15. Damn that's pretty. The face scares me, though.
  16. Another Death Knell for the Guitar?

    I cant wait to buy all these guitars nobody wants!!!!
  17. Dynamo Amps

    I had one a couple years back....Cool amps!!
  18. Thanks for the posting! I picked up an SRV Super Six for half price.
  19. Another Death Knell for the Guitar?

    The most dangerous words generally are, "But it is different THIS time!" (Or, maybe, "But I will not make the same mistakes as them----I will cash in before the bottom drops out".....Too many people think there will always be a "greater fool" who will bail them out of their bad decisions). BTW, some obviously got ahead of the BB curve with instruments too......Case in point, Norm's Rare Guitars.
  20. Another Death Knell for the Guitar?

    True, and there must be some investors and venture capitalists who are in tune with the 80 million American consumers moving through their life span. But it seems that so many people in these various businesses and lines of work continue to be ambushed by shifting age demographics. I remember when Gerald Ford was president (1974-1976) and inflation was funning rampant. He started a program called WIN, which stood for Whip Inflation Now. Good luck with that, Jerry. It was an exercise in futility. By 1976, the Baby Boomers' ages ranged from 12 to 30. That's 76-80 million people in the prime consumer age range, including a 12-year cohort (48 million) buying cars and renting apartments and an 8-year cohort (32 million) trying to buy houses. When you have that many people trying to get loans, it sucks up the money supply, the loan rate goes way up, and you have runaway inflation. Like I mentioned before, such a massive cohort was was unmanageable. Whip Inflation Now? 80 million Americans trying to get house and car loans? You might as well have tried to control the shifting of continental plates. The first book I know of that dealt with the Baby Boom phenomen was Great Expectations, published in 1980. By then the Baby Boom age range was 16 to 34, and many of the things had already happened. Yet we watch Guitar Center, Gibson, and others leveraged to terrifying levels. The population shifts and demographics were there for anyone to see, but they remained in denial and continued to double down when they should have been scaling back and diversifying more.
  21. Another Death Knell for the Guitar?

    Anyone who had the foresight to act on what the baby boomers meant to the economy (and, critically, the impact of "compound interest" over time) was wise. Starting to buy the "right" stocks in the 60s and real estate (of almost any sort) starting in the 70s, is almost certainly sitting pretty today. (Well, maybe NOT real estate in Detroit or Cleveland or the "Nifty Fifty" stocks at their peak!)
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