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mc2 last won the day on October 2 2017

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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. A couple of those B4S basses look real familiar πŸ˜€ I may have a couple more that I might let go. These two B4S basses were both custom ordered together and have SEQUENTIAL Serial Numbers...and played by the late Howie Epstein, bass player, most famously for Tom Petty's Heartbreakers. Epstein played bass on recordings by Eric Andersen, Bob Dylan,[4] Carlene Carter, Johnny Cash, John Hiatt, Stevie Nicks, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, John Prine, Linda Ronstadt, Del Shannon, The Textones, The Village People and Warren Zevon. He earned acclaim as a songwriter and a producer. Epstein produced two albums for John Prine, 1991’s The Missing Years, which won a Grammy Award[4] for Best Contemporary Folk Recording, and Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings.[2] He also produced Eric Andersen’s Memory Of The Future (1998).
  2. I was familiar with them from Cheap Trick but I also went to college and was then an FM radio DJ in a town with one of the very first few Hamer dealers, Six String Sales in Rochester, NY. I was also playing the club circuit at the time, so very early Hamers were about town. When I was recording my first album in the late 70s, I let a good friend come in and guest on the guitar solo for one song. He hauled in his two Hamer Standards and a Les Paul. The Hamer Standards were a black one in the SN030 range and a natural one SN071, that he sold me around 10 years back. By 1980 I was playing 8-string basses exclusively (Hagstroms) and eventually switched to short-scale Hamers and Kramers.
  3. Must be a Korean Olympics Special. That's less than $25 U.S. In Korean Wons. 😸
  4. Th FUNNIEST part is this didn't sell when the guy was trying to get like $7000 for it at the peak of the vintage market around 10 years back.
  5. That's funny.....because if you look at MY account, I am also selling Hamers and old Karmann Ghias.project cars. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  6. 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.
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    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.
  8. mc2

    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.
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    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.
  10. 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.
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    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.