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About cmatthes

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  • Birthday 02/08/1966

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    Shishkov "Ultimate" #0001, 4-Digit Checkerboard Standard "Elo Kiddies", '05 Monaco 3 Custom, '04 Hamer B4M,'03 Hamer B12M,'94 Hamer 2TEK Cruisebass, '95 "Stikedelic" Orange Sparkle Daytona, 89 Chap Max Bass, 90 Chap Max Bass, 83 Standard, 91 Standard, 07 Greenburst Standard Custom, 94 Daytona, 95 Daytona, '95 Eclipse XII, '91 Sunburst w/Floyd, '88 DayGlo Yellow Tommy Williams SS1, '77 Fender P-Bass (fretless), '69 Dan Armstrong Plexi Bass, '81 Blue Sparkle Gibson LP Custom, 68 Strat w/Filtertrons, Dk Green Holoflake Tele Custom, Thunderbolt Guitar, '98 Custom Fire Engine Red Vector, 64 Fender Jazzmaster, '11 Fender USA Jazz Bass, 95 Hamer Daytona Doubleneck, '94 HamerNewport 12, Reverse Strat "Spazzocaster", several really cool homebuilds...
  • amps
    3 Monkeys Grease Monkey 1/2 stack #001, TM60, VOX AC/30, Trace Elliot Bass rig, PRS HG 70 1/2 Stack, 80s Boogie Studio 22+ Blonde, Line6 Duoverb
  • fx
    JHS VHS, Keeley Blue Floral Katana Blues Driver, Wampler ACEThirty, MXR EVH 5150OD, Lovepedal stuff, Tech 21 BassDriver, BOSS TU-2, Octaver, Compressor, Tech 21 SansAmp, SparkleDrive, Line6 MM-4, Janglebox, Several Delays, HBE Power Screamers (2), Wampler Pinnacle (#005), Vox Wah, Boss Chorus, VoodooLabs Tremolo, Boss RV-3...too many more.

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    Family, my friends, cool guitars, live music, the DE beaches, great power pop, good bourbon, pretty much any kind of beer, the Washington Capitals, my artwork, too damned many other interests to list.

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  1. cmatthes

    What years were Standards made in Korea?

    From 1999 until maybe 2002-03, the Korean made Standards (flametop) were the top line import. They also did a few black ones and even fewer black ones with flame graphics. After that, production shifted to China at some point, and then to Indonesia. They started calling them “XT Series” in the mid-2000s, and the headstock shape changed (got thicker and clubbier). I can’t really comment on the “new” Standards that we’re out for a brief period of time, because, well, I don’t give two shits about a non-Hamer Guitar with a Hamer logo.
  2. cmatthes

    Precious by the Pretenders

    ElectroHarmonix Clone Theory and a Harmonizer.
  3. I'm pretty sure that 99.5% of those got thrown away in the 1980s.
  4. cmatthes

    085 Maverick with a twist

    Now appearing on FB...
  5. cmatthes

    Four Digit Standards

    The Standard was pulled from the catalog in the mid-1980s, but was still available on an inquiry/custom-order basis until it was reintroduced in 1995. After being unsuccessful at buying a particular '79 Standard, I placed an order for one in 1990 from the same dealer, and that one had a regular 1990 production serial number. I've also seen an '86 or '87 (I forget, exactly, but pre-KAMAN) that had a regular production serial. My best guess is that the 4-digit scheme lasted well into 1984, possibly early '85?
  6. Sweet with just the right amount of bite and growl - This Black Korina beauty is loaded with Gravelin Pickups, Hipshot tuners, a Schaller Signum bridge and a ton of personality! The "Faux Binding" and TigerEye finish puts it over the top... Congrats, Anders!
  7. cmatthes

    #81, a different but cool build

    A few more of this beauty...
  8. Yep - didn't see that on my phone. You are correct, sir!
  9. cmatthes

    Fan of KISS? Football?

    I've only seen B&W pics from that, but that's damned good colorization if that's been altered.
  10. cmatthes

    Pedal Board Noise

    I've been most impressed with the 3Monkeys Solderless. Hands-down the best I've tried in several decades. https://www.3monkeyssolderless.com/
  11. cmatthes

    FFS... Awful Demo

    No. That dude has sleeves.
  12. Looks like it may be a '79 with replacement knobs. Bridge looks okay...
  13. cmatthes

    Satchel's Pedal KO'd

    My son's guitarist and musical writing partner bought one of those within the first hour it hit the market earlier...
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