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svl last won the day on May 3 2014

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About svl

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    Veteran HFCer
  • Birthday 01/26/1916

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    '80 Hamer Sunburst B&C (Sunburst and Kahlered), '82 Hamer Sunburst (Checkerboard and Kahlered), 2013 Reverend PA RT limited to 10 gold flake, 2013 Reverend Tricky Gomez RT limited edition red metal flake, 2014 Reverend Sensei RT limited silver metal flake edition, 2015 custom Metalcaster, 2015 Schecter Telecaster, 1961 Gibson Melody Maker, 1 of 10 1987 Cort NAMM Dragon Explorer, Hallmark Wing-Bat, RT Custom Strat, "Frankenstein" Strat Clone, Ovation 6 string acoustic, Ovation Celebrity 12 string acoustic, Mini Ovation Applause 6 string cut-away acoustic, Schecter Elite 5 bass, Xaviere Shelltop Les Paul (Murkat-fied), modded '98 Epi Korina Explorer- Jim Wagner Godwood PUP devotee
  • amps
    two Fractal Audio AXE FX II XL systems, Fractal Audio AX8

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    Chicagoland area
  • Interests
    My main interests- early 80s Hamers... oh and the 1966 BATMAN television series!

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  1. Great pedal board and case. ATA, 32" , wheels, inner compartment for cords, etc. In great shape, all latches/handles tight & right. Some dual lock/velcro on the board, but will come off easy with goo gone (I'll do it before pick up). Local pickup only, Chicagoland area. Cost me $200, selling for $75.
  2. It is, but on hold. If it's still here by Thursday then its still up for grabs- I'll post then with an update.
  3. Spring cleaning, found this baby (was from one of my Sunbursts, Specials or Protoypes, could be 81/82/83/84- I switched over to all ABS rectangular cases years ago). Tolex has seen better days in some spots, but the interior is awesome and all the latches are tight and working and the handle is 100%. And hey, it's a legit early 80s Hamer case. $50 if you're local and want to pick her up, or $50 plus whatever shipping is to your abode.
  4. Barely used (never outside the home) Peavey Sanpera II controller for Peavey Vyper amp. In original box, with manual and 20 foot 8 pin cable. New these run $199, and the cable another $20. Unleash the power of your Vyper amp for a fraction of the price. It's up on the 'Verb and local for $140 plus $25 shipping, but for HFC cats it's a flat $145 (cont. US only, please). Here's a link to Peavey's Sanpera II page- https://peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/658/118366
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    Bat Guitar!

    That ain't no Bat guitar. THIS is a Bat guitar- https://www.guitarslinging.com/gear?lightbox=image_tbo
  6. Thanks, Ben & Johnny. Funny enough, these youngin's have deep roots, and Siousxie is one of 'em (they even do a cover of "Spellbound" live sometimes). Here's their first released original single-
  7. Wanted to pimp a new, young (age 15) band I've been producing, had their first release a couple of weeks ago with a special release coming tonight at midnight (very fitting one for Halloween). They're called Vs. (as in "versus"- their tagline is "It's Us Against Them")- you can check out their first single by going to their site (the song will autoplay)- http://vs-band.com/ After midnight the song will change for the day to their special Halloween release, but revert on November 1st. They did a neat video for the Halloween release, it'll be on their Facebook page at midnight ( https://www.facebook.com/vsbandusa ). They used a couple of my vintage Hamers on some of the guitar tracks. Female singer, great pipes, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist that can shred but do it with soul (in the guitar solo in the first release "11:11" he smokes it from a killer sweep pick to tasteful tapping to a very nice neo-classic end run). And yes, I said "guitar solo"- rock ain't dead yet, no matter what Simmons or the critics say. Thanks for taking the time to check 'em out, and if you're on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/etc, please give 'em a like, follow, what have you. Happy Halloween!
  8. Guitarists that understand brands like Hamer and have the scratch are entering retirement, and the buying phase of life is pretty much finished as the purging begins. And with amazing guitars that play like butter and sound fantastic being produced and sold incredibly cheaply the up and coming young guns can't see the rational in dropping heavy coin on "museum pieces".
  9. I didn't know your wife's name was Clarity...
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    Callaham Bigsby Front Roller Upgrade

    I have them on my USA Bigsbys. Definitely makes a difference- the Bigsby manufactured piece is hollow, and noticeably thins out the tone and hinders sustain. I also added the back Callaham "holed" bar to one of my Bigs, but with the rest I just added the Vibramate Spoiler- the Spoiler is actually easier to change strings with (especially in a hurry onstage). The string guides on the Callaham are also a nice improvement. Don't regret getting mine.