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  1. 6 points
    Well, Mike hit me with some action pics from today. The last one is just fantastic! Drum roll......
  2. 4 points
    As Tom Petty said, The Waiting Is The Hardest Part! This was ready before Christmas but with holiday package traffic and then bitter cold I waited to have this shipped 😱 Trish was a trooper working with me on this. Now waiting for the guitar to acclimate.......
  3. 3 points
    You wouldn't feel it if you ran your hand over it?
  4. 3 points
    I've heard of scalloped necks, but scalloped bodies? That's awesome!
  5. 3 points
    Lot`s of mods on that particular guitar. This is how it`s supposed to look. I`d rather buy this and put a Bigsby on it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Excellent-Yamaha-Semi-Acoustic-SA-700-SUPER-AXE-Guitar-RefNo-55712/182994022069?hash=item2a9b4b2eb5:g:RaoAAOSwu-BWPvXg
  6. 3 points
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhJqlgv2sYc My favorite Cheap Trick song. The Move and Beatles influences are heavy in this one.
  7. 3 points
    I'm a big fan of the Eclipse. It's the Telecaster of Hamers. I've owned several and my experience is the same as Crunchee's regarding the neck profile. Nice medium C. The Duncan ceramic pickups and Wilkinson bridge are weak points, IMO, but easily replaced. I think you could make one sound like a firebird if you put the right pickups in it. These are extremely comfortable to play. the belly and arm contours are perfect and the neck is set into the body making for an easy reach to the cowboy chords. The opposite of the firebird "long neck".
  8. 2 points
    The natural evolution of HFC acronyms: TDC: the dying continues IBS: in bad shape RBS: really bad shape
  9. 2 points
    Shane is just f-ing with me now 'cause he KNOWS I'm an impatient bastard and jonesin' it bad! One step closer.
  10. 2 points
    I never heard of him until the first Fastway album came out.
  11. 2 points
    This band is badass:
  12. 2 points
    i own an SA 70 bass , love it , one of my favorite necks - late 60's / early 70's , not sure about the guitars , but looks very nice
  13. 2 points
    That. Was awesome.
  14. 2 points
    Probably the best environment to see Henry's new "ideas".
  15. 2 points
    its always best to have two of each , just in case you NEED to play a different color
  16. 2 points
    I can hear Beatles inspiration in many of their songs. I like the arrangements in “Voices”, and at the end of “Gonna Raise Hell.” In “Voices”, it is almost ELO-“esque” in the way Jeff Lynn is inspired by the Beatles. Kind of sounds like ELO too!
  17. 2 points
    The first Cheap Trick album was possibly more punk than the Sex Pistols' album. Cheap Trick was defiling the skinny tie image before it really took off. Rick was rarely serious with an interviewer. Most of all, those guys just like playing. Even when bands were no longer selling out stadiums Cheap Trick just liked playing.
  18. 2 points
    Thanks, I need to take a picture of the finished product. I put 3 3/8 cable clamps on the board to tidy up the longer runs. I'm happy with the end result, plus I did it myself and it works.
  19. 2 points
    It is, it has been posted a lot, but always glad to oblige That's all for now, don't want you to OD ArnieZ
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    Just picked this from a fellow HFC member. Its a 1983, first I’ve ever had, usually 1980,1981 and the two I have are 1982’s. Looking for a player and this fit the bill but the issue is the neck is too big for me. I’m not giant huge but just enough to throw me off, I tried measuring with calipers which is difficult but got aroun 890 at 12 fret where my 1982 are around 860. It’s throwing me off so got to go and think I’m done buying guitar I’m just so use to my two nothing else feels right. Sorry can’t compare it too other types of guitars because this is all I’ve played for like forever. Condition is player, has dings here and there but no structural issues that I can see. Electronics all work, pickups are good. Needs strings but with my arthritis it’s too tough to do. I’m not that well versed to say if the frets are original but they are about the same height as my other guitars. Offering it with th check board case, not sure who made it picked it off eBay Year’s ago, all the latch work accept the combo which looks like someone locked it and forced it open. Sold Working on getting more pics loaded but I need a new photo hosting site.
  22. 1 point
    A fine full lug specimen. I opted for the blued 586 version 😉
  23. 1 point
    Thank goodness. I was hoping he didn't die of irritable bowel syndrome.
  24. 1 point
    You beat me to it. I haven’t shot my Smith 686 .357 in awhile. A worthy target.
  25. 1 point
    I don't want to live forever, but that's the way I like it!
  26. 1 point
    No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith is arguably the definitive British hard rock/metal album. Lemmy was delighted that it was compared to the MC5's first album (also live). I've got the CD w/ the extra tracks from an EP (IIRC) called The Golden Years (IIRC). Great guitar tones, bass tones, riffs, etc. Gets more time in the CD player than any other Motorhead album.
  27. 1 point
    Only that it was bad enough that he got croaked from it.
  28. 1 point
    Yup, He left motorhead when they did the Wendy O Williaims duet.
  29. 1 point
    Sounds like you are talking about my neighbor.
  30. 1 point
    They were such an enormous influence.....Need Your Love has always been my fave with Clock Strikes Ten, Lookout, Come on, Come On and Big Eyes not far behind....yeah it is safe to say that Budokan had a huge impact on a 16 year old in lower slower Delaware....
  31. 1 point
    Stunning! Bet it has an interesting tone. I've got an SA from the later 70's - incredible instrument, but unsure if the really early stuff is on par.
  32. 1 point
    Waives curling on the beach... Got to dig the ol’ surf board out.
  33. 1 point
    The grain isn't anything to write home about, but the graphics are good.
  34. 1 point
    Can't wait to see this one!
  35. 1 point
    Hey Dave -- it's cool okay? -- people can have tangential dispassionate discussion without upsetting or intending to upset anyone and without derailing a thread - I'm not upset in the slightest - I actually enjoyed the thread itself. What derails threads is the getting upset part. It's all for fun and interest as we expand and explore this great big world of music & life. For me this would open up a great discussion on the question of how does an aging rocker promote his new band in video these days - questions of what the market is/isn't -- how Doug understands that market etc.... but we don't have to go there if it's going to upset you - not intended by me at all.
  36. 1 point
    dUg is in seven bands currently. dUg is officially a collector of bands, one more than ajm1966s' recent 2 of each post. http://www.dugnation.net/news Rock on dUg! Hamerica
  37. 1 point
    My tongue was in my cheek on that though I've been getting a little tired of girl as victim stories that refuses to address their culpability in dynamic relationships of this nature... In reality this shit happens all the time and the chick invariably comes crawling back; takes a backhand or two, and the cycle repeats... those bridges back are literally indestructible no matter how big a fire you make and the system repeats itself like a subroutine. But the whole rant was a setup for the Hep C comment and the pickup punchline.... good times!
  38. 1 point
    Funny! Honestly I think they should just downsize, scale back production to more realistic levels and just go back to basics (with Henry there, it may not happen LOL). When they take the right care, and do it right, they are indeed capable of making a fine instrument. I’m certain most of us have an example of what they are capable of.
  39. 1 point
    I use the old whatever's within reach trick.
  40. 1 point
    Dayum, Dasein, don't you know how to just suck the enjoyment out of a video. That's some heavy duty PC rap you're layin' down. I'm reminded of a time when rock n roll didn't need to be sending an "appropriate message", it was more about a raw feeling or an interesting anecdote that didn't always end happily or was politically correct. As Mick Jagger put it: "I know, it's only rock n roll but I like it!"
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Here are a couple "with Trem" guards on Daytonas:
  43. 1 point
    Placement of the gaurd holes to the screw holes. Left screw in bridge pictures is to one side of the hole, neck pictures right screw is to the side of the hole, and that screw nearest to the tone knob looks further toward the knob. 96 they were further out, i've changed them out with nos guards and at some point hamer moved that hole out to be away from the cavity route. I'm guessing 96. The big give away would be if the guard was filed away to except the strat guard with a Tele Heel. I never leave anything alone, I just found some of this stuff when I took the 4 that I had apart. I'd put Money on it that that is a strat plus guard fitted on a Hamer Daytona.
  44. 1 point
    I caught him at Robert's Western Wear on the Nashville strip in the early 2000s when he was still playing with Don Kelly's house band. I had never heard of JH, much less heard him or seen him play, and I about fell out of my chair watching that shit. I was literally hypnotized and to this day, I love that genre of guitar playing and I truly envy the guys that can do it thanks to the wife beating he put on that gold sparkle tele that night. Worth adding that during a set break outside, I approached him and he was genuinely one of the nicest, most humble guitarists I've met to date. We talked his whole break. I've run into him a couple times since then and always the same upbeat, kindhearted guy. Class act.
  45. 1 point
    They were just so damn good in the 70s....
  46. 1 point
    It's all there on display isn't it - that rock/pop/punk vibe. Forgot how relentless Bun E Carlos drums was ; and Robin's rhythm guitar playing gave Rick the room for his stage/playing antics. Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. Still at it...
  47. 1 point
    Another CD Baby user. Didn't opt for physical CDs. Instead, went with Digital distribution only and picked up download cards for physical sales. Album is on all major download sites (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby site) and 27 different streaming sites. Also use Jango Radio for internet radio. Much less expensive than CDs and plenty of global coverage.
  48. 1 point
    your going down a slippery slope. Been there done that. If you wish to retain any of "your" tone, Axe FX > tube power amp> your 4x12 cabs. midi foot controller of your choice. Personally, if your into hours and hours and then even more fucking hours into patching, editing, deliberating, analizing, hair pulling agony, go for it. Ben there done that. And I am just waiting for those who will chime in and say the positives.... Don't get me wrong, it is a great unit. A unit that will suck your sanity and wallet away. Marshall, effects loop, 4x12 cabs, plug in and dialed in, go! I have to go now, here they come.....
  49. 1 point
    Arnie's is the only other one I've seen:
  50. 1 point
    I'll also add that me and our most esteemed Ed Rechts, during three days of absolute LA/Sunset Strip mayhem back in our hard drinking days, saw The Atomic Punks back in 2006 when RP was EVH. Not only was he absolutely badass and I mean fucking nailing that role, we hung out in the parking lot during a smoke break between bands and shot the shit for a little while. Super nice, humble, and the sense of humor you'd expect considering his current gig.