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  1. hikarateboy

    Frozen Jam: Saturday, Feb. 24

    The weather outside was frightful but didn't stop what is always a good time. The sheer amount of Shishkov presence what off the hook and I got to play two Double Cuts for my first time ever during the jam that evening. Probably a bad idea, the hook is in. Back at you Kiz, having known and talked to you for hours over the phone and online over the years I felt like I already knew you. Last night confirmed that I do. Was great to finally get some face time. You are an upstanding young man and I am proud to call you a friend. That said. These things happen often so any out of towners tempted to come in for one if the future I only have these words of advice, DO IT. You'll NEVER find a more accepting encouraging and gracious bunch of players. Take it from me, I'm not much of a jammer and no matter how bad I suck they always laugh with and not at me while continuing to encourage me to keep going. I guess I never thought about it and perhaps they are just sadists as well as masochists. HA! Bruce. My life is better and fuller because of what you started.
  2. To be quite honest, I hadn't even thought about it until this popped up put 2+2 together that I might be better served if turned it in to a partial payment for one of my dream machines. I guess I'd have to look around but expect something fair for both buyer and seller. What do you think would be fair. feel free to pm me if you prefer to discuss more.
  3. Sorry, wasn't meaning to highjack your thread. Black was just mentioned so I jumped in and then found people that knew something about these cause very few seem to. Yours is a beautiful guitar.
  4. You are correct its Dallas but it is an A serial so would that not mean the beginning of that period (84)? I thought I had read that before. Were the ones with the TM after schecter earlier than the ones with just schecter on it. Thought I heard that was added later. Any links for good information on these. seems like internet is flood with info on the new stuff so hard to find on the old. Not expect a mint for it just something reasonable to roll into something else.
  5. you mean an early one like this? Has PAF Pros in it now but I still have the originals with covers and was just recently thinking of parting with it in order to help fund a dream guitar I've lusted after for years. What's it worth?
  6. hikarateboy

    Posting 10 KB Images?

    As you might expect pictures take up disk space which means more cost from my web host so only supporting members can upload larger sized photos. 1000kb = 1mb which actually should be plenty for most though if you compress as Ting Ho Dung mentions
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    Posting 10 KB Images?

    Sorry for the delayed response on this. Was on site with a client this week and wasnt keeping up. @hikarateboy is great but if you want to get my attention faster send me a pm so I am alerted via email as well. anyway I will increase the quota which will hopefully help avoid this but also make sure that you upload internet ready images when at all possible so you dont burn up your quota quickly.
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    Need your help- website testing

    Thanks folks, these days with all the browsers and devices used to consume web pages its a massive battle to get it all right when having to account for responsive design. I agree with the comments on the about section but as everyone agrees the Kev picture is just so damn good. I had thought about doing a semi transparent white box to around the text so it was a bit more traditional but of course that screws the phone display. Any advice or ideas is always welcome but we definately need to put a little thought into how to make it better.
  9. Should consist mainly of security updates but let me know via pm if you notice any issues or changes. I'm not looking to create threads about these updates but rather plan to post these more for information purposes each time I do.
  10. hikarateboy

    503 - Service Unavailable

    Hopefully fixed now let me know if things don't improve.
  11. You may notice some changes to the HFC message board as I updated the software after the first patch of the last minor release. There are some different looks on somethings and a few new features you may come across. Let me know if you anything broke or doesn't work as usual or expected
  12. hikarateboy

    Board Software Update

    I cleaned up the default and set up back there until we get the HFC once complete. Was way to hard troubleshooting two themes at once. One thing I not know for sure is I am not loving the UI for editing themes in IPB. Sorry for all the back and forth over the weekend. Enjoy the emoji's again with the lack of about us ha!
  13. hikarateboy

    Board Software Update

    For anyone that noticed a change to the theme, I've set a new default theme that is supposed to be fully compatible with the new board software version hoping that some of the bugs will be addressed.
  14. hikarateboy

    Board Software Update

    I switch php version which I am hoping was part of the problems, I am on an internet connection with circa 1990's speed this weekend so things are a little slow to happen. Again I apologize for the inconvenience. I do recommend that eveyone use the default theme until Alantig and I get a new HFC one ready for prime time Not sure why that crazy images issue is. Might be the way that they were embedded in iframe but not sure. I dont think its happening with every picture, or is it?
  15. hikarateboy

    Board Software Update

    Thanks for all the updates, I'm scrambling to find the reason for issues. I suspect it maybe the version of php we are running so gonna try that next. Sorry for the inconviences.
  16. hikarateboy

    Board Software Update

    Sorry Alantig and I have been messing with some themes and apparently the text color is global under some settings. Looking to revert back to the default but cant find the setting yet. Hopefully soon.
  17. hikarateboy

    The HFC rocks-reason #5,268

    Agree on Andy and pretty sure may have given me a ride to Brooklyn Heights after an HFC open house. I have to say the cool guy to jerk ratio is gotta be at least 99 to 1 or better.
  18. hikarateboy

    Board Software Update

    yeah the hfc theme has never really been ready for prime time. I'm not very good with graphical things and it needs some work. If there anyone who is good at tweaking look and feel thru the ui I'd be happy to set you up with perms to give a go. Anyone up for it?
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    Board Software Update

    Still trying to figure that out myself. Will let you know what I find.
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  21. hikarateboy

    Condolences to Ken's Family

    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.
  22. hikarateboy

    Show us your new Shishkov thread!

    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.
  23. 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.
  24. hikarateboy

    This Place RULZ!!!!!!

    Know what that means. Time for another run. Can you get on a new design for this one
  25. hmmm, I suspect you are referring to one that will be come one of his signature models. He's only made a few of those for non rockstars. if I am on the right track, the answer to that will be an absolute yes! ;-)