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cmatthes last won the day on November 22

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About cmatthes

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    Veteran HFCer
  • Birthday 02/08/1966

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    DC Burbs
  • Interests
    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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  • guitars
    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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  1. #0066 - An illustrated journal...

    Ebony board, lightweight Korina body, flame maple neck too...
  2. #0066 - An illustrated journal...

    I believe so, yes.
  3. Shishkov Holiday SWAG!

    Right now, there hasn't been a significant enough response to support placing any orders, unfortunately!
  4. #0066 - An illustrated journal...

    I'm all about helping my fellow HFC'ers!
  5. #0066 - An illustrated journal...

    Not at all - I just ordered it on my birthday.
  6. My wife asked me what I wanted for a landmark birthday, and despite the tempting offers of trips and other cool stuff, I jumped at her suggestion to order another Shishkov. I knew it wouldn't get started until after the Ultimate run and a number of other custom orders had wrapped, but I got the deposit together, secured my place in line and have been really enjoying the progress thus far. Since Photobucket is going to be crapping out on me shortly (I won't be paying their $400 annual fee for the privilege of posting pics), I'll be uploading gradually and directly in the hopes these images stick around. Hopefully, by the time I'm finished, I'll be able to post shots of the finished guitar! First, after coming up with the specs and some back and forth with Mike, we looked at some tops that fit my description of what I was looking for. That was one of the toughest parts so far, since they were all simply amazing. I also picked out another bit of maple for Mike to work with...
  7. Double WOW Neck

    That was actually a very expensive custom order placed by somebody - not a "name" player, but that was actually what they spec'd out! It probably sounded like a better idea on paper...
  8. Losing gain as I play - tubes?

    When in doubt, dial up the gain.
  9. NGD: Jason Becker In The House!

    That's a kick-ass color.
  10. What, in the last 12 hours?
  11. Semi-Hollows?

    Or a ransom note from an illiterate.