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hikarateboy last won the day on February 11 2016

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    '78 sunburst, '98 Korina Standard, Korina Jr, Special FM, Special P90, 82 Prototype, KKV, 94 Eclipse (1st made), Ecotone prototype, Duotone (korean), Standard (korean), '03 Warwick Corvette standard (german)
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    '68 Fender Princeton, ValveTech Hayseed 15, Carvin X100B with Marshall 4X12, Mesa Boogie Mark I, '66 Fender Bandmaster w/ 2X12 Cab, Laney LC15, Fender Super Champ XD, Eden Traveler 300, Epiphone Value Jr. Roland Micro Cube, Flextone II plus with and extension cab
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    TC Nova System, Fulltone Clyde Deluxe, Fat Boost, Plimsoul, OCD, Cmatt Mods Brownie, Line 5 DL4, Boss CE2, MXR Dyna Comp, Thomas Organ Wah, POD Pro w/ Floor Board, Flextone II+, MXR EVH 90, Electric Mistress, DanEcho, Almost every Boss pedal made

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  1. I had an issue like this due to stress which cause a buildup of fluid with the cochlea (sp?) which muffled sound as every vibration was literally going thru the fluid. They tested my hearing and while it showed a small amount of loss they said that the reason it was so noticeable is because I was and "Active Listener". I expect most players are. Anyway they gave me some pills to reduce the fluid and it took a week to get to normal. I have had it come back but typically am able to abate the issue via stress reduction techniques, Kiz and his yoga can help you with this if interested but I find the farting that typically accompanies yoga to be enough for me. . That said, and I am not a doctor but I suspect you most likely do have sinus/eustachian tube clogging or pressure issues as that system I believe is connected. Or maybe you are so stressed from the whole ordeal you developed the fluid issue I had.
  2. I just updated the board software and bumped php up to 7.1 from 5.6 and things seem a bit snappier now. I suspect that the issues were database related though so let me know if you see anymore slow downs.
  3. There are issues and I am looking into it although my son just wrecked his car (he is alright) so that has taken me away from it but will be back to it in a bit.
  4. Absolutely love this. I am a big Zappa and Ken fan. I was just looking at this anchored post today wonder if it had been long enough and I should unpin it. apparently not.
  5. Here Carl, I fixed your inital post for you.
  6. Greetings:

    My friend Glenn Howard (a Canadian voice-over actor) is trying to sign up for the forum.  He's getting a recurring error about not passing the "Security Check".  According to him, he answers the question correctly and it sends him back to square one.

    His e-mail is ghvo@ghvo.net.  Anything you can do to get him on the forum is greatly appreciated!

    Dave Rauschenberger "The Shark"


  7. It's not normal for me to do this in the evening but I updated the board software today so sorry for short outage. Let me know if you notice any issues.
  8. I have a feeling Chappers knows that the second one is the Kemper due to the volume boost. I have to say that they I thought there was a fairly audible difference and preferred the previous although the kemper sounds good for sure.
  9. sorry I missed. End of season at cabin means I couldnt be there on Saturday and commitment to Sophie meant I couldn't do tonight but hopefully I can break away soon.
  10. Hi folks, I upgraded the board so now everything is up to date and secure. Let me know if you notice any issues or new features. In addition I turned on a feature which claims to give users the ability to share to facebook when posting. Not quite sure how it will work but may come in handy on the Buy, sell trade pay it forward board especially. Feel free to try it. Let me know how or if it works.
  11. I enjoyed this journey so much I just re-read the whole thing from the very beginning once again. Everything about this thread is why I love the HFC so much. Thanks Kev for letting us take this journey with you. Btw, I have to say that is the second best looking Shishkov I have ever seen. ;-)
  12. I havent plugged it in yet but I can say this is the best guitar I have ever owned! The WHOLE guitar resonates even when just hitting a single string. It almost like its alive but it really isn't which is good because that would be freaky. The ebony board feels great and notice the truss rod cover. Nice touch. I am more than happy with non bound headstock. I didn't know if my conversation with mike about the neck profile translated but he nailed it. I wanted one similar to a vintage Hamer and I got it. I agree it may be wider like chris mentioned but it feels good. This short post will have to do for now as I need to spend some time with this.
  13. I was told by Mike that a post of mine from a recent thread was spot on and he asked that I pin it at the top to serve as a guideline for discussing ideas and future orders. I've edited it slightly to give context outside the thread. Please keep it in mind when posting. Hamer model names are a language we all understand so its quick and easy to use them when discussing an idea for a potential Shishkov order. I completely understand why people do it. Please remember when discussing that Mike is NOT making new Hamers, although one can understand the confusion when people see how much the Ultimate design was inspired by a Standard. It's important to note that while they share some similarities, they are different guitars. The biggest concerns comes from when someone says something like "how much will Mike charge to build a Watson". Mike is definitely not in business to build Hamer replicas but statements like that might lead someone to believe that he is. Will Mike build people guitars inspired by a Watson or one of their favorite models just as was done with the ultimates? The answer is yes, but these new models will also be different guitars just as the Ultimates are. Let's not forget that Mike has some ideas for things none of us has even seen yet so there maybe something on the horizons even better than that Talladega styled guitar you were thinking about. Lastly, There WILL NOT be another run of Ultimates available at a special price, but they can be ordered on an individual basis. Expect pricing to be reasonable but relative to a regular custom order from Mike. The initial run was a way of financing Mike's new venture (ala kickstarter) as well as thanking those that believed enough to put money down up front.