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  1. 6 points
    Limited run SB-77 Hamer USA Sunburst. Crazy rich 59 burst coloring and flat top. Medium C profile neck. Excellent condition; Two items keep it from near mint 1) small ding on the headstock near the E tuner and 2) small air pocket under the lacquer on the treble side waist. Pickups replaced: bridge is a WCR Godwood (OMG wood) and the neck pickup is a Duncan out of the neck of a '99 USA Standard. Great guitar with no issues other than the cosmetics listed above. More photos and extended desc: https://reverb.com/item/6944833-stunning-2000-usa-hamer-reissue-sunburst-limited-edition-standard-sustainblock $2000 plus shipping and PayPal Gift. No trades. No sales outside North America. PM with questions or for more photos.
  2. 6 points
    You left out "Screaming for Vengeance," which IMHO really expanded the reach of metal as far as the mid-80s masses go and subsequently IMHO earns them RRHOF induction just for that milestone. Hell, I dated girls in HS who liked that album as much as my buddies and I did.
  3. 5 points
    These were part of the CME Gibson Memphis blowout. CME did a great job doing a volume buy on some Gibson's excess stock, I was quite happy to pick Henry's pocket on these... lol The Les Paul is a 2015 Es with a VOS (vintage lustre) finish, beautiful dark rosewood board, very large 59 neck. plays and sounds great. hits heavier and harder than you think. not normally a tobacco sunburst guy but I thought it was the coolest color in this series. The ES-339 is a 2017 (still smells like paint) that immediately went to my #1... (although, the les paul just arrived today) I always admired these black ones with the block inlays great axe... AC-DC, black crowes, and then some slow blues so you can get mellowed out... nicely crafted, titanium bridge saddles bone nut. pics, enjoy. obligatory moody black and white shots
  4. 4 points
    I can't make out the SN: https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/msg/d/hamer-prototype-for-sale/6331996394.html I already envy the guy who grabs this.
  5. 4 points
    No Judas Priest love? I literally wore out Sin After Sin and Sad Wings back in the day. Rocka Rolla got a lot of play too, as did Uneashed In The East. The later stuff slowed me way down, but I loved the early JP.
  6. 3 points
    Plenty of people do, given the level of discussion that's inevitably generated by the nominees announcement, the inductees announcement, and the induction ceremony.
  7. 3 points
    Not a fan of bleh basswood supporting Dimarzios. "Bleh" meaning BW seems to have a flat EQ curve and no real character of its own. I think the reason it took off so to speak was because Ibanez had an overflowing roster of endorsees, so many, many popular names, and basswood was the canvas for everything Ibanez made, so "it must be good," in the minds of the masses. Mix in the era of big ass refrigerator racks and Bradshaw systems in both the studio and on stage ... a flat EQ curve wood seems to me would be kinda better if you're relying on so much shit coloring your tone in the first place. I remember my wallet shuddering when the first white Jems came out and it was announced they were alder/ebony. Sure enough, the first one I played was magical for my tastes compared to its predecessors. All that being said, I loved the Jems and early RGs from day one and if they were alder straight out of the gate, I'd probably STILL be playing a debut-era Jem and probably the old root beer one at that. I liked the long no-knuckle-cut monkey grip and the non-neon colors actually. And the pink Dimarzios would have been cast aside for black Duncans. I ought to build a clone of what I just described.
  8. 3 points
    I notice you weren't the worst, but Worse Guitarist. Worse than what?
  9. 3 points
    I had a black/maple RG-550 autographed by Vai back in the very early '90s. Funny story about how I won it, but it was a REALLY cool guitar - played like a dream. The weak spot was definitely the stock bridge humbucker. It wasn't awful beyond belief, but kind of plinky and sterile when clean. I still remember exactly what that guitar felt and smelled like, as odd as that sounds. I ditched it a few years later as a partial trade for one of the first '95 Standard reissues when they came out.
  10. 3 points
    Nina Simone is to RnR as Jethro Tull is to Heavy Metal
  11. 3 points
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Link Wray should have been a couple of the very first inductees, IMO.
  12. 2 points
    https://knoxville.craigslist.org/msg/d/1998-hamer-phantom-custom/6310834460.html?lang=es&cc=mx Damn, another one I wish I could grab.
  13. 2 points
    A lot about marketing to people who don't see the irony in exalting certain exclusive practitioners of a cultural art form, born out of rebellion, because now the same main stream "taste makers" that sell them dandruff shampoo, breath mints, and sugar water have validated it's worth. "Let's go see Bon Jovi © this summer, now that they're in the Hall of Fame!" -said nobody I care to hang out with, EVER
  14. 2 points
    Does anyone except the RRHOF give a flying f^*& about the RRHOF and who is or isn't in it?
  15. 2 points
    Just got the amp last night, very excellent dealing with mr. gtrdaddy! It was shipped for a nuclear war and time capsule... It's a great little amp too, louder than I thought it would, lots of tonal choices.
  16. 2 points
    Can someone in Chicago give me an assist on this one? ETA - no shipping required, I can pay you via ppal up front and pick it up in a few weeks...
  17. 2 points
    My RG550. First guitar I bought with my own money new in 1987. I like the neck as something different than other guitars I have. I hated the original pickups. I was on an EMG kick back then, so I replaced them with an 85, SA, and an 89 at the bridge with a coil split. At someone's suggestion here, they currently house DiMarzio Air Classics and a DiMarzio single coil. I thought it did well with the EMGs, I'm just off that train now.
  18. 2 points
    The guitar that makes my '59 Tweed Deluxe sing...
  19. 2 points
    That's funny. It was the early & mid 90s Gibsons that made me look for an alternative which ultimately led me to Hamers.
  20. 2 points
    I was asking Ken {"Stratacus"} here on the HFC if he would sell me his, he thought about it for awhile..................... like maybe a minute. and then wisely decided he could not let it go............who could blame him?,I certainly couldn't.Gold "SUSTAIN BLOCK" bridge Hmmmmm you don't see many of those now do you? Yeah these Sunbursts have gold hardware and there are some haters about that but on this guitar its in keeping with what special guitars these are. Very Rare ! GLWTS.
  21. 2 points
    Nothing but love and respect for JP. Just no L nor R for the institution called the RRHF
  22. 2 points
    Agreed. The Standards and Classics I played from that era were great. I should have bought a Standard back then when the weren`t weight relieved, had the '59 neck and Grovers. around $1250 then for a Standard in the late 90`s.
  23. 2 points
    Unbelievable that Dire Straits is not already enshrined.
  24. 2 points
    a. never was a big fan of the look of Ibby shredder head stocks b. this neck is surprisingly meaty compared to the thin Wizard and Wizard 2's (or maybe my memory is going- it was a long time ago I had those RG's) c. Green guitars > a. & b. Thanks!
  25. 2 points
    If Glen Buxton is in there, then Sister Rosetta gotta get a nod for influence
  26. 1 point
    This one was mentioned in another thread. Anyone here have it now or know where it might be?
  27. 1 point
    Oh yeah, that's the other song of theirs that I really like. Glad you enjoyed the show. How were the chicks?
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Bump, same seller different name https://reverb.com/item/6800563-hamer-usa-californian-elite-1991-ir-ohsc contacted me on what’s up uttempting sale. Now he has photos so I have to pay 200 euro more:) He threaten me not to sell me any other guitar, and he has a lot of them LOL
  30. 1 point
    Yes, but they wouldn't be buying any extra $20,000 tickets for family and friends. A reunion with Richie Sambora would nice for a night.
  31. 1 point
    Dave, congrats! I grabbed a ‘17 ES-355 from the same sale. It was 50% less than Sweetwater for the same guitar. I struck the first chord: dry & lifeless. I raised the pickups & adjusted the poles for string balance and the guitar came to life (!). The ‘57 Classics were made for that guitar. You would think Gibson or CME would maximize TONE before shipping, why take a chance on someone leaving the pups as shipped and suffer (or complain on forums). I played it at rehearsal last night and it was amazing. I know with Gibson’s QC, I got lucky, but wow what a beast. My only disappointment is the neck is on the small side; I will learn to love it. Rock!
  32. 1 point
    Funny, I was just thinking, how is it the Moody Blues aren't in? Take away the 60's & 70's and their stuff from the 80's is still more deserving than many of the schlums already in. One of the early pioneers of Prog Rock, (of which I'm not a huge fan, but since when does my opinion weigh on importance?) Saw them over the 4th of July weekend at Ravinia, and they still sound great.
  33. 1 point
    I saw them pre Y2k. Free tix as well for me. They either opened for def tones or vice versa. I thought it was a high energy show. I can't say that I rushed out to buy their merch but I did enjoy the show. Also, the pit may not be for dancing. Seems there was a good amount of moshing IIRC.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    That TRC does not look original. I have 4 guitars from that era, and all have the kinda oval shaped TRC. That looks like a Gibson one.
  36. 1 point
    You guys are killing me!! I love 1 Hum guitars.
  37. 1 point
    Sister Rosetta was a badass..... JGeils, Dire Straits, Link Wray & the Cars deserve it, as do the Zombies and Moody Blues.
  38. 1 point
    Ouch. But no. If I bond with it, I'll order a custom spec-ed replacement pick guard with 2H and a toggle switch. Couple o' solders here and there and she'll be as sound as a pound. AND I can revert it back to to stock for selling it off should that day come. Now what to do about that trem system...
  39. 1 point
    Funny, I watched him perform in person a couple of times, once side stage up close and personal. His live rig tone, at lease the times I saw him, was actually pretty darn sweet, and is completely different than his album tones. Nice snatch by the way! ....and GREEN is always GOOD. Not necessarily green snatch, but, your green snatch is a good one! 👀
  40. 1 point
    I mentioned Camstone's R8 being one of a few shades of bursts I find appealing; this is definitely one of the others! I looked at (each of) these on the CME site, but honestly, they didn't mention much about the necks ("rounded C"? Oh, a rounded C. That's exactly what I am... not understanding how that tells me at all about the size of that neck...) so rather than bother them with questions I just moved on. Had they listed that one with specific neck specs (like, say, Music Zoo or Wildwood) I suspect it would be here rather than there. So maybe it's a good thing they didn't.
  41. 1 point
    My search for the Newport 90 was long and worth every day. Hope you can find one. Burningyen's videos are legendary here. His Newport 90 clips are killer. Here's mine...
  42. 1 point
    Same here, I'm just stuck with this measly student model SC. At least its "R" stands for "real." LOL
  43. 1 point
    I've been there, and the wait is worth it. Free bump.
  44. 1 point
    Hi again, The guitar got here today, and I'm very happy so far! It's in really quite good condition, with just very minor buckle rash on the back, but otherwise pretty clean. It has Sperzel locking tuners fitted (not sure why - the regular ones are just fine), but the original ones are in the case. I cleaned it, oiled the board and set it up for 10s - and it rocks! The pups are maybe a touch too hot for my taste, but they do work well with old-school amps for rock. With it's "sister"...: and the whole family :-) Cheers E
  45. 1 point
    If this isn't art, I don't know what is.
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    "Vintage"-style? https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GWLPSBRN?product_id=GWLPSBRN&campaigntype=shopping&campaign=aaShopping%20-%20Core&adgroup=Guitars%20-%20Guitar%20Accessories&placement=google&adpos=1o1&creative=55397627521&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAjw6szOBRAFEiwAwzixBe74KBM4ue1E3tS3pNhiAxZaNs5r5pdvectyAFFNxWllI0gJY8xGdBoCAD8QAvD_BwE
  48. 1 point
    That's an honest mistake. He just put an extra 0
  49. 1 point
    Gotta be brazilian. If it came from Madagascar or Indonesia or Honduras, the ATF or ICE would have you cooling your heels in the Fed Correctional Warehouse in Marion. You sir are in possession of a controlled substance, rosewood without any value added in its originating country. If its ebony or rosewood just don't put the couterfeit label Made in USA on it. Don't worry, we'll add to your commissary account so you can buy your way out of those unpleasant "conjugal visits" in your cell. You got dat right, son. caddie
  50. 1 point