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About Brewmaster

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  • Birthday 09/14/1951

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    Land O Lakes, Fl.
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    CCM Music, Bowling, Electronics

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    Chafin Xalta Flattop Prototype, Homemade Super Strat, Nash Custom Tele, Fender USA Standard Strat, Epiphone Sheraton
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    BF Twin Reverb, Hoagland 18 Watt TMB-MV, Hoagland 38 Watt head, Line 6 Spider Valve,VHT Special 6
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    SOUL FOOD, Sparkle Drive, Original Boss Chorus, Hardwire Trem, Boss PH2 Super Phaser

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  1. Brewmaster

  2. All time favorite? I can't go with just one since it changes as often as my mood. If you twist my arm and make me choose just one I'll go real old school with the original Big Muff pi. I had tons of fun with that noisemaker for over a decade. Currently I use a JHS Andy Timmons stacked with either a Tone City Bad Horse or EP Boost.
  3. So same ol', same ol'.......and we go round and round and round in the circle game. (Circle jerk?)
  4. Jon, same here. and guess what? The main question still hasn't been answered. One can hope somewhere along the line the new owners of the name will at least try a special edition of one of the models to test the waters to see if any kind of a formal USA re-launch would be feasible.
  5. @Devrock Yes, but imports. I have nothing against well made imports, the ones coming out of the World Musical Instruments company in South Korea are a great value. I have a Zach Meyers PRS SE from there that is a great guitar and a Chinese Ibanez AS 153 that is also well made. They aren't USA models and therein lies the rub. I want to see who would make them here and the price point. I don't care if any old Hamer guys are involved or not. There are many skilled people available who can make them just as well as the old crew. Then the comparisons and ensuing debates over old to new and import to domestic can begin in earnest.
  6. So after reviewing most of this latest attempt of a new iteration of the "thread from hell" I still haven't been able to cut through the bs, hyperbole, and stone cold vindictiveness to determine if Made in the USA Hamers are going to be made again or not. A simple yes or no would suffice. I know, I know, I rear my ugly old head only once in a blue moon only to stir up shit by asking for a simple response to a simple request.
  7. Should I build another PLEXI or....

  8. This is mission impossible. I just sold off a bunch of transformers I had lying around to accumulate cash for a purchase. I need to sell off My Sheraton and a few more amp parts I have lying around to have the amount I need. It never ends.........
  9. If you get them don't play in front of under aged girls and you should be fine.
  10. Blues Jr

    Yes, I'm interested in your report as well. I've installed BillM mods in several BJ's and had some happy customers. I put a Cannabis Rex in one and a 30 watt Greenback in another.(Whatever the customer wants I do). Anyway, with the Cannabis Rex the amp is extremly loud( 102db efficiency rating) and when combined with the basic mods increases clean headroom a bunch. It still broke up plenty when cranked and he learned to control OD with the volume knob on his guitar. He gigs with it on a regular basis. The Cannabis Rex is an unsung speaker, once is breaks in it sounds really good with most any amp, particularly El84 based amps. So good I put a pair in my old Marshall 2x12. I also put one in a couple of Marshall DLS401's for some customers and got the same feedback. Once it breaks in it sounds really good. What I'm trying to tell you is give the amp some time and wait for the speaker to break in if it isn't broken in already.
  11. Leo Knows Tone

    Holy Moly!!!!!!!! Chord Chemistry, and what looks like an original copy. I had that and another from the same publisher called "Quadraponic Fingering" by Mitch Holder. I had learned all that stuff back in the day. Then I quit playing for 15 years. DOH!!!!
  12. Tell us about your screen name

    Mine is self explanatory. I home brewed for years. I don't have the space any longer and I don't drink that much anymore. With the advent of the microbreweries there are plenty of high quality beers around these days so if I want a beer that is as good as one of mine was the odds are much better I'll find something.
  13. Need a new turntable...

    I actually found a replacement stylus for 39.99 @ J&R Music World. http://www.jr.com/shure/pe/SHU_N97XE/ The new cartridge there is 54.99 so why bother with just the stylus to save 15.00. I didn't buy either yet but now that you mentioned the SAS stylus I will wait a little longer.
  14. Need a new turntable...

    I ended up with the AT LP120. I ordered the AT95e cart right away. With I saw the recommended tracking force for the AT2 that came with the TT I cringed. I'll also ordered a replacement stylus for the Shure M97ex cart I have. The other POS TT I had chewed it up. I'll mount it on a spare head shell and then do some A/B comparisons in my spare time. A separate phono preamp is also in my future.
  15. 6V6 Current vs. NOS

    Green ink Smoked glass and Blackplates are RCA manufactured for Sylvania and are most likely late 50's but why pick at nits. Those tubes are the smooth and creamy, same as the RCA black plates. The best of the best IMHO. The grey plates, clear glass, are great tubes as well and some actually prefer them.