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3of5

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About 3of5

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  • Birthday 02/04/1958

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    SoCal

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  • guitars
    1995 Hamer Studio, 2008 Epiphone Elitist Casino, 24" scale hollow-body partscaster, partscaster Mustang
  • amps
    1982 Fender Superchamp, Yamaha THR 10.
  • fx
    MI Audio Crunchbox, MI Audio Blue Boy Deluxe, 1982 Boss DM-2 Delay, Tech 21 Boost RVB

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  1. I believe this thread defines the Hamer experience. This is no different than the people continually ask me what kind of camera i used to take my photographs and then can't comprehend that I used a "just a pocket camera". My photographs look better than theirs do and they know it must be because I used a better camera. Or the smug looks and condescending comments I get from other photographers out in the field who are lugging a bag of giant Nikon or Canon cameras and lenses that likely cost more than my car. I simply do not need their affirmation to feel good about myself. If pressed I will occasionally say that is like reading a wonderful novel and then asking the author what brand of typewriter he used to write it. I was drawn to Hamer because they made beautiful sounding and beautifully constructed guitars for a fair price. I never really considered the possibility of it being considered less than another brand. I can see now, twelve years into the Hamer thing, that most Hamer owners have to be maybe more open minded and comfortable with themselves on average. That is likely why this is the nicest group of people in a forum that I have ever come upon. I don't remember who said a truly strong man doesn't need to show he is strong, or, a smart man doesn't need to tell people he is smart. I do remember, and very much appreciated, when George Burns playing God tells his wavering messenger, John Denver, that "you will have the strength that comes from knowing". Cool on Mrs Toadroller. 15 years ago I had an S4 3.6 twin turbo wagon with a 6 speed manual.
  2. Stratocaster Pron Needed.

    Partscaster, 7/8 size.
  3. MIK Sunburst. Highly modded.
  4. Great find. My son has one exactly like yours that he bought brand new 11 years ago. Still completely stock. Was his gigging guitar. Great quality construction, Great sounding Les Paul. I was so impressed that I bought an Elitist Casino a year later. Still stock save for the black pickguard to replace the white one. I still cannot find a flaw in that Casino after 10 years.
  5. Another vote for the Yamaha THR 10. Great stuff. I mostly use it with headphones because my wife is noise sensitive (actually, I am even more noise sensitive than she is). Only have one old tube amp left now. Never use it. Way too loud. If your neighbor is anything like me there is no amp without headphones that will not bother her; even an acoustic guitar will likely be a problem for her. In my case lots of people think I am plain crazy. They simply cannot hear what I can easily hear. Also, unfortunately, I don't seem to have the ability to block out those sounds. I can't for sure say that having very sensitive hearing is a gift.
  6. Makes me think of thalidomide. Maybe Less Paul.
  7. As always, not necessarily a done deal yet. Stay tuned.
  8. 2006 Hamer Newport. Jazzburst. 7 lbs. 2 oz. on my “not-legal-for-trade” scale. Modern neck carve which is a medium size; about the same as my ’96 Studio or my old ’96 Eclipse. I ordered this through Wilcutt. I am the original owner. I don’t know what a gig is. I am strictly a home player so this guitar has had a cushy life. It was my primary guitar for 3 years. This is the best sounding, most beautifully constructed guitar I have ever played. A series of finger, wrist and shoulder injuries has made this guitar a bit of an imposition to play for more than 20 minutes. I built myself a short-scale hollow-body Partscaster that I can now play comfortably so, regrettably, after a few years of denial, I have come to terms with selling this. Overall this is in great shape. There are two tiny 3mm dimples on the back side that I have pictured on the link. There is a smush with intact finish on the front side under the Bigsby that occurred the first time I tried to change strings (much swearing ensued and the cat bolted from the room) which is also pictured. There is some moderate fretwear, mostly in the cowboy chords area. Includes Certificate of Authenticity, trussrod adjustment tool and the original Hamer hard-shell-case which is in excellent condition. The only change in this guitar is I took out the rattley little springs from under the pickup rings and replaced them with pieces of surgical tubing. The original pickup springs are included. (paypal and shipping included in lower 48). Thanks for looking.
  9. Richlite: Is is really SO bad?

    I love that kind of shit. As long a manufacturer is up front about it and not representing it as something it is not.
  10. Now this brings back memories. I last saw this when I was in my early teens...laughed until tears came out of my eyes. I was always hoping to see this again, Thank you Rich_S
  11. 3of5

  12. Kind of advanced for me. I don't understand a lot of those terms.
  13. I have almost exclusively used a 1982 Fender Superchamp i bought new (about 18 watts). A couple of years ago even that became too loud and now I have downsized to a Yamaha THR 10. Rarely turn the THR up more than halfway. Sadly, lots of headphone playing these days.
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