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cmatthes last won the day on January 18

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About cmatthes

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  • Birthday 02/08/1966

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    DC Burbs
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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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  • 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. They're not getting cheaper, and they're not making more of them any time soon!

    Atomic Music, near me, has a SMOKIN' deal on an Organ Grinder. They also like to trade/deal... https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-MONKEYS-ORGAN-GRINDER-15-Watt-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Amp-Combo-PICKUP-ONLY/372191742371?hash=item56a85b49a3:g:KbwAAOSwMEtaV9I8
  3. Hamer branded Floyd bridge, any good?

    It might make a small difference in price, but I'm not sure originality matters all that much if it's being totally redone/upgraded.
  4. Stratocaster Pron Needed.

    That's exactly what I was waiting for! Night made.
  5. Stratocaster Pron Needed.

    That's one of my own doing, with a little help from Stike. Custom lightweight Musikraft reverse/lefty '65 Strat body, reverse/righty trem route, big ol' beefy "D" neck 0.90/1.0", SuperVee Bladerunner, Lollars, and a kickin' Chartreuse Metalflake Nitro finish and vintage satin slab rosewood board.
  6. Little Les Paul Humor.

    It's crap like that that really makes me want to get another flametop LP...
  7. Gene - are you on Instagram? If so, she responds to messages there on occasion. Couldn't hurt to ask!
  8. Little Les Paul Humor.

    I think that the guy who built Howard and Nancy's mini LPs also built the ones for EVH - David Petschulat, IIRC.
  9. guitar wall hangers

    I use the Hercules hangers. Safe, durable and they hang easily.
  10. Little Les Paul Humor.

    Then again, THIS is probably what people might think reading the thread title...I mean, Howard...those BOOTS!
  11. Wyldbil Pirate Special #5

    Butcher truly is...EVERYWHERE.
  12. First (Rock): Blue Oyster Cult w/Foghat & Shooting Star opening - Salisbury, MD. Before that, Steve and I were seated onstage in the wings (because we were in middle school - not quite drinking age yet) when the Ventures played a club in our small DE town before that. My Dad slick-talked the bouncers and owner into letting us in with him to that one, and it was pretty cool to meet the band, as they were actually on the cover of GP right around then. Last: Saw Squeeze last month at the 9:30 Club. Next: We see several shows a month, so it's tough to keep track sometimes, but seeing The Posies w/P. Hux, a Tom Petty Tribute show, Michael Schenker, Judas Priest, Marshall Crenshaw/Bottle Rockets, and possibly Big Wreck and Noel Gallagher in the coming weeks/2 months. Had tickets to see The Smithereens this Friday night, but TDC... Long range - have tickets for Foo Fighters in Lexington, KY in May and Chicago in July.
  13. Little Les Paul Humor.

    People seem to forget the whole trend towards heavier guitars and adding mass for "sustain" and "tone". I'm not sure if that evolved out of the higher percentage of bricks Norlin and CBS were shooting out in the '70s or not, but DiMarzio, Stars and Schecter (and others) really capitalized on the whole "Brass Mass" and heavyweight parts market. Maybe it was a macho thing to sling a 12lb Lester to go along with your powder blue leisure suit, floral shirt, white platform shoes, gold chains, tinted Aviators and Brut33, maybe not...