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stonge last won the day on July 10 2015

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  1. I don't know if it's that Hamer prices are getting higher, or that everything else has moved so far up in price that the Hamers are getting dragged upward as well. For the $750 that a Diablo might cost you might be able to get into a low-to-midline Indonesian shredder with the cheap Floyd, import pickups and hardware - likewise the alternative to that Hamer USA Special would be a Korean Epiphone. Even the cheapest PRS (the S2 line) which are USA made start around $1200-1500 (there are a couple of mahog loss leaders at $1K, but most everything nice is in the $1200 range) and those are actually pretty nice guitars. I sell on Reverb and try to price fairly and build in the $100 or so worth of selling fees and shipping over the price I need to see; probably the most valuable option on Reverb is the 'auto-decline all offers below 65% of your asking price'). "No, I won't sell you a mint 98 Artist Custom in Cherry Sunburst with Gold Hardware for $700 shipped, you turnip..." So it's probably a combination of planning around LBL's and overly optimistic expectations.
  2. wow - that's pretty cool. I don't recall ever seeing a GT with an f-hole before.
  3. that's just about the amount of traffic if you try doing it on I-95 lol. From Hartford I can be out of the state within an hour east and west and about 1/2 north to Springfield. Trying to get to NYC on 91 and 95 is a CF and takes forever lol. I don't know on the tech point - haven't needed any major work on gear in a couple of decades. Where is the customer located?
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    Andy Timmons Ear X Tacy Tour

    He's playing at the Main Pub in Manchester - it's a real small place and I was surprised to see he was playing there. I think mrs stonge and I might hit it - the tap list is pretty good and the food has improved a lot recently. Might have to see what Rodi is up to that night...
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    I dub thee 'the tower of tone'... nice!
  6. sometimes you just have to say thanks for the good fortune and move on - give him the 5 stars and see if he has any other upgraded toys for sale lol. it's like...
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    Experience with Wedge Cabs

    I have a couple of those that get used around the house now that the country band imploded. They've held everything from Vox AC4s to my Mesa Mark IIB without any issues - the only amp I haven't tried is my old Ampeg VT22 which weighs about the same as an engine block lol. They are solid, and the boom stand for micing up the amp is helpful.
  8. It's time to cut a few fiddles loose, and with the demise of Photophucket where are folks hosting photos of gear to sell? I'm assuming that Reverb lets you upload photos inside your ads, but there are a couple of things I wanted to post here first in case anyone wants them. Is it possible to link to photos on Imgur, or what other options are out there that folks are using/happy with?
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    Ampeg is now a brand of Yamaha

    My 'Madison square basement' bass rig is a Markbass Little Mark 800 (6 lbs, fits in my backpack) into a SVT 8-10 (135 lbs, does not fit in backpack). Only problem is the 8 ohm jack on the cab is broken so I use the 4 ohm jack but the Mark delivers 750 watts at 4 ohms so I can't turn it up past 3. The B12L sure sounds nice though. The other immovable item in the basement is an early Ampeg VT-22 with a pair of reconed Altec 417s. Non master volume but it sounds great about 3/4 of full volume when it sounds about as loud as a jet taking off (weighs about the same too). Whoever buys the house someday will likely get both items because I'm not hauling them back upstairs lol.
  10. I just sold one of those in the black/gold iridescent finish; I'm not sure if it was an official model name but I've heard them called Chap Elite 90 as those h/s/h trembucker models were built in 1990. That seems like a fair price imho.
  11. 25th Anniversary Archtop Custom Archtop GT P90 Artist wraptail Artist Custom Artist Korina P90 Artist Korina (humbuckers) Artist Ultimate B12S B12L Blades Bass (B4S?) lefty Blitz (3x3 and 6 in-line) Blitzbass Californian Californian Elite Californian Custom Centaura Centaura Deluxe Chap bass Chap 5 bass Chap setneck (3 switches) Chap bolt-on Chap Elite 90 Chap Sustainiac Cruisebass (1st gen) Cruisebass 2Tek (fretted and fretless) Diablo Daytona Duotone Eclipse FM Special Impact bass Korina Jr Miller High Life Monaco Newport Newport 12 BE Phantom Phantom A5 Phantom Custom Phantom Custom sustainblock Prototype Rick Nielsen sig Standard Standard B8S Special SS-1 (Nancy Wilson) Sunburst T-51 Triple Threat Vector Vintage S Virtuoso I might have forgotten a couple. The bigger question is how many do I still have (or can I find lol). This board has been a bad influence lol... (thanks Ted)
  12. I've only had it a few years, but it's a lot older than that. My "sunday morning drinking coffee in the front room playing music" guitar. '46 L7.
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    More fun with selling gear.

    "Darwin miscalculated..."
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    Mini reunion of HFCers

    it was cool seeing everyone; Darc and I got lost in gear at his place and showed up after lunch. Better stuff at his house than the show lol.
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    Finish fading

    Hamer green seems to be prone to fading (I've seen a few early ones that did that). I keep mine out of direct sunlight just in case. Ron's Guitars in Groton hung a new SS1 in screaming pink in the front window of store, where it promptly faded out.