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mc2 last won the day on October 2

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    A LOT of basses (4-, 5-, 8- and 12-string) and a few guitars TLE longscales, Chapparal Sustainiac, Sustainblock Virts, Standard, Dblneck
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    Various '60s SUNN tube amps plus (BASS) Orange AD200B, ORMAT OR200, Hiwatt DR201, Sound City 200 Plus, Ampeg SVT, SWR SuperRedhead, (GUITAR) Orange Thunderverb, GK 2100 CEL

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  1. Man, this sucks. Great songwriter. RIP.
  2. That's funny.....because if you look at MY account, I am also selling Hamers and old Karmann Ghias.project cars. 😀😀
  3. That was just about what it was bought for when it first showed up hanging at a dealer around five or six years ago, I think. I think its "looking like a Blitz" was the big downside. Most people would think it was a Blitz that someone was trying to hawk as a Standard and pull a fast one. Funny, I tried to buy that bass a couple times. Didn't see it was relisted cheap.
  4. Is That A Guitar Or A Table?

    She used to live 15 minutes from me on LI, at her parents' up in Greenlawn. Not sure where she is now. Gotta give her credit for her years of tireless, self-promotion.
  5. Is That A Guitar Or A Table?

    I was talking with Kat on the phone one day. She is as hyper and manic in conversation as her playing style. I actually think she has a genius IQ and just can't help herself but it is REALLY annoying. I finally just blurted out, slowly "SHUT...THE...FUCK...UP!!" and she actually paused quietly for a second (maybe the first time in her life) and then blurted out, "YOU need to manage me!!." Then went into ten minutes of reasoning why. Wish I had it on tape. It was classic.
  6. Double WOW Neck

    The two different/mismatched fingerboards and inlays always bugged me on that one. Was a loooong HFC debate years ago. Would almost work if the maple neck had ebony boomers added.
  7. I had played Tom's original Chandler 12 before he got to, when I was working for NAMM-TV. Paul and Adrian inew I played 12ver and pulled me over to try it and get my opinion. It was pretty nice, although I questioned the single truss rod. But they insisted the graphite reinforcement would work. I recall it was HEAVY......and I also commented that I preferred the fretboard edges to be more rolled and not so squarish. Owned one briefly. It was closer to the Kids 12ver than a Hamer IMO. Pretty sure Jol consulted, maybe unofficially, on the Chandler because it was during the period he had left Hamer and was doing consulting work. Plus I recall sitting with the Chandlers and Jol in a hotel lobby drinking beers for an hour or so that nigjt after playing the Chandler. The Petersson/Waterstone thing sort of didn't have much credibility to me. It seemed more a financial/per piece sold deal for Tom and all of Tom's were rebuilt with better hardware, etc. Not saying I can blame Tom for cutting money endorsement deals in his later years. But he didn't make a cent playing Hamers and he bought most all of them. That always speaks volumes over guys who get their gear for free.
  8. Gibson may be Worse than Junk

    Hate to sound like the marketing guy......but I told NAMM years ago that THEY should buy MTV, VH-1 and the other music TV channels when those were in financial trouble....with the backing of major manufacturers and bombard the viewership with guitar, drum, keyboards and horn driven music played by real musicians, to keep the market going and inspire new kids to play. Instead, they dumped $millions$ Into such dumb promotions like "Music and The Brain," to try and promote school music programs, when districts were broke and facing cutbacks. They allowed the "Musc Video" channels..and TV vocal contests like "American Idol" and "The Voice," that control the music industry marketing, to push rap/hiphop, canned solo singers and computer music genres and kill off guitar rock. Those channels and shows have cntrolled the music culture for the past decades and NAMM and the MI industry could have grabbed it, instead of letting the record industry dictate music trends that were pushed onto the public. For the same marketing and advertising money NAMM and all the manufacturers and retailers spend, they could have controlled the music monster. I also had suggested that they organize their own co-sponsored national network of live music venues, so musicians would be guaranteed places to play and get paid and be inspired to keep buying gear. So seeing the large guitar companies and big box retailers all in debt and controlled by Wall Street type guys now... I have no sympathy. At least decades ago, most of the MI manufacturing companies and retailers were run by musicians, who happened to start a business and it grew....and THEN they got to "NOW what do I do?!?" It was better to have those guys running things than guys who bought up major MI companies solely to do IPO's, make fast $millions$ and leave a wake of ruins in the process.
  9. Tom Petty in bad shape

    He passed. I'm honestly stunned. My absolute favorite songwriter of the last 40 years. I actually got fired from my radio gig for playing his lve "Bootleg, Bootleg" EP that came out around the time of his first album. The asshole program director said Petty was "punk rock" because he was all in black leather on the EP cover. PD said "no punk rock" and fired me. General Manager rehired me the next day....and the first thing I played was the same Tom Petty track I'd gotten fired for. Broke him on the station, so everyone else could play it. I was so pissed I missed Petty last month in NYC/Queens. Started to rain and it was outdoors, so I said "next time." The last great American classic rocker. R.I.P. Sure left a hell of a catalog of work to live on.
  10. Surprised JAM didn't glue some small, horrid extension onto the headstocks or cut a hole out, to blow out the stock. If I recall, Gibson's trademarks are the headstock shapes. Changing that should solve the infringement, no? Back in the '90s when Gibson was first suing a lot of manufacturers, it had lost the rights to some of the body shapes because they had long been copied by others and, I thought, had become public use designs. Did they somehow get those back?
  11. A interview I did for a Dutch magazine, De Bassist, just came out, about the late Freddie Cavalli of Herman Brood's Wild Romance band and his early Hamer Bass. Herman Brood was one of the more famous artists to come out of that country. There is even a feature film about him and his band. Brood,famously, offed himself by jumping from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton. I also got them some extra info on the bass from Jol and sent some pics and links I had of it being used. Very nice tribute to an early Hamer user, who passed away within a month of shipping me the bass around a decade ago. Longer story online. It's in Dutch, so you do not need to buy an extra vowel from Vanna White....but also has lots of photos, so Americans can still be entertained 😀 http://www.debassist.nl/de-bassist-plus/artikel/64-19526/de-bassist-speurde-een-bijzondere-bas-met-broodhistorie-op