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Everything posted by kizanski

  1. Unexpected Hamer Sighting

    Import. They found it in the garbage.
  2. Callaham Bigsby Front Roller Upgrade

    Add me to the list!
  3. Wicked top! Lovely sofa.
  4. What's been going on in the shop - next chapter

    Three pickups and a blade switch, but only two control knobs... I wonder if it'll have push/pull pots?
  5. All is good have no fear.

    No, more is more. Don't be a pussy.
  6. All is good have no fear.

    There's nothing like a good purging! FLIPMODE!!
  7. What's been going on in the shop - next chapter

    I have a similar realization every time I buy a guitar to play guitar.
  8. What's been going on in the shop - next chapter

    If that isn't a testimonial for Danelectro guitars, I don't know what is.
  9. Nice! Now... back to the Oxford Comma...
  10. Callaham Bigsby Front Roller Upgrade

    What's the interesting concept? Tone and sustain from a Bigsby?
  11. Anyone who puts a pickguard on these should be punched in the dick.
  12. lol - "Sam Moss Guitar" is probably the answer, even though I like Tim's answer a lot more.
  13. He'll have it looking "broke in" soon enough.
  14. No further instructions necessary.
  15. Yes, he CAN do anything, including teach himself how to airbrush my artwork onto a guitar body that he justt painted. The Victim Explorer above is a great example of his craftsmanship.
  16. There are a million Explorers to be had in "safe" finishes. If you're going to paint it, make it one-of-a-kind and 100% yours. This started as a common $750 2004 black Explorer.
  17. Have guitar, will travel

    Usually the only guitar-related travel I do is to travel to buy a guitar.
  18. The Wilkinsons usually push in (that's one reason why they're almost always missing). What about screws for the trem plates and the bridges? And I'm wondering why the maple neck has string trees.
  19. Frankly, no. But it's close enough for jazz, as it were. I have been fortunate enough to have a few guitars which were exemplary for their given models. I would put the '63 that I had in that category as well, even though it didn't play nearly as well as it sounded. It's not something I can describe, it's just something you know when you hear it, I definitely heard it in that guitar. The newer ones that I have played have 'the sound," but not "The Sound." Make sense?
  20. It may be funny, but it ain't no joke. My '63 6120 needed the neck reset, and I had it done by one of the best, the late Giuliano Balestra. Giuliano worked at the Gretsch factory in Brooklyn before opening his own shop in 1975. He knew vintage Gretsches inside and out intimately, but even with his expertise what I wound up with was a mediocre playing guitar with improved action. Only the unmistakable "Gretsch sound" saved the guitar from Flip Mode. The only way I can describe the "feel" of the guitar when I played it was that it was fighting me. String bends were a chore and that's even with low action and my reluctantly stringing it up with .009's. Eventually one has to cut and run. This guitar, on the other hand, my 2012 6120TM, is an absolute dream to play.
  21. Hamer Steve Stevens

    I want that shirt.