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e-isle rock

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    92 Centaura, T-62
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    Mesa DC-5a

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  1. How'd you get into Hamer?

    I used to work in a restaurant in Olympia, WA in my teens. We always had 99.9 KISW playing over the radio in the kitchen (I was dishwashing at the time). Late one night while closing Hocus Pocus came on the radio. It was Gary Hoey's rendition of it. I thought it was pretty cool. Never heard of Gary Hoey until then. A few days later in a music store I saw his album there so I bought it. IIRC, inside the album cover there were these pics of different Hamers like a Daytona and I think a Studio which was the first time I'd seen a Hamer or heard of Hamer. A few weeks later I discovered a music store by Tacoma Mall and there was a wall full of Hamer USA guitars. I started playing them and instantly wanted one. Couldn't afford any at the time but I did get an import Slammer Series Cali which played quite well and sometimes took the place of a Vandenberg I had. My first USA Hamer was a butchered Vintage S I got off EBay which was followed by a bunch more Hamers after that. I don't think I'll ever be without a Hamer.
  2. Daytona, T-62 or Vintage S?

    Love my T-62!
  3. Is it possible to learn the drums at 48?

    Funny, I just purchased an Alesis Nitro kit to start learning a month or two ago because our Church is having a hard time finding drummers. I just pick a song, find a drum tutorial on youtube and keep playing it till I get it down. Maybe someday I will be able to get it down enough. I agree about the feel of drums. It makes such a difference to have a really good drummer that can work the feel of the song.
  4. Reverb/Delay Pedals anyone using one?

    Neunaber Wet Reverb stereo or mono. Both sound outstanding. Mono version go pretty cheap used on Ebay or Reverb. https://neunaber.net/collections/pedals/products/wet-mono-reverb-v4 As for delays, the Tech 21 DLA delay sounds really good. I like the drift you can get with the delay as it adds kind of a chorus effect. The Neunaber Echelon is also a really good delay mono or stereo and does the dotted eighth thingy and some other cool stuff.
  5. Question for TECH 21 FLY RIG USERS.

    I have a RK-5 I use regularly. I play it live going direct to the PA and at home I either use it going into the return jack of my Mesa or I use it with headphones. Sounds pretty darn good no matter how I use it, though I prefer the Mesa over it by quite a bit. As far as the power supply, I use a Neunaber 12 volt power supply that can power 5 or 6 pedals (it's a daisy chain). I have powered the RK5, a Neunaber Wet Reverb Mono, a Neunaber Echelon Echo, a Boss SD-1 and Korg Pitchblack with no problems. I stopped powering the Boss and the Korg with it because both Boss and Korg said not to run those pedals at 12 volts. I can't however, find that power supply on Nuenaber's website anymore though.
  6. I had to replace a handle for my Centaura's OHSC. I called TKL and they hooked me up. Might be able to help you out.
  7. Who has used Tru Oil?

    I think I'm up to 16 light coats on the body. I started with one coat of Minwax Special Walnut stain, then one coat of Boiled Linseed Oil (probably should've done the BLO first) then the Tru-oil. Not sure yet what I'm going to buff and polish it with yet. Still debating on what to do with the neck and what pickguard will go with it.
  8. Who has used Tru Oil?

    I actually just finished a guitar yesterday with it. I'm letting it sit for a week or two then buff it. It is really easy to work with. However, this is the first time I've tried anything like this and have no experience with it so the finish is not perfect by any means. Guitar looks a lot better than it did though.
  9. 1993 Centaura - Help Needed

    What's with the two dings on the back on either side of the claw cavity? Did someone use too long of screws for the pickups and screwed them right through the back? Weird.
  10. Hello, Would this law apply to guitars like the Hamer XT line? Or is it for the more exotic Brazilian rosewood loaded guitars?
  11. Here is what I learned as the mode scale patterns. These are in the key of A. Not sure why Aeolian is listed first. Anyways, are these patterns correct? If so, how would I play Aeolian in other places on the neck other the pattern starting at the second fret and of course at the fourteenth fret? And that question would apply for the rest of the mode patterns. I am stuck using the one position for each mode. Thanks! Great discussion.
  12. Modes has been something that has thrown me for years. Just when I thought I knew them, I began second guessing myself. Years ago I learned all the modes in each key from a guitar instructor. And it was as Velorush said, a major scale but started at different positions within the scale. But if say, you were playing a G major scale and wanted to play G mixolydian which has a flat 7th, would you just play a G major scale starting on the fifth degree of the scale OR, instead play a G major scale with an F instead of an F#? Sorry, I know this probably elementary for most of you but this is one thing I just can't seem to wrap my head around. Thanks!
  13. Well, it was fun....... but it's over.

    Sucks. It's depressing. The first thought in my head when Fender took over was the end is near. Glad that the builders are from what I can tell still working on guitars even they are not Hamers. I love my Hamers and appreciate the quality and sound from them. I will never forget the first one I played, a Vintage S. That started it all for me. Didn't know much about Hamer until I heard Gary Hoey's cover of Hocus Pocus on the radio many years ago. Bought the album and saw the pics of Hoey and his Hamers. One day I stopped by a music store in Tacoma, WA and there was a wall of Hamer USA's and the Slammer Series. I played that Vintage S for hours. Couldn't afford it so I walked out of there with an import Cali. You know the one, those ugly red ones. Played great though. The neck on that thing was as fast as the Peavey Vandenberg I had at the time. I will get a Vintage S like the one I played at the store someday. Always wanted to order a new Hamer as well but the plug got pulled before I could try (lack of funds). Anyways, great bunch of guitars, their builders and of course the people of this board. You all have been great! I will continue to play Hamers and hopefully buy more sooner or later. Thanks!
  14. Single coils are the sh*t.

    Love T-62's! Great take on a strat and sound incredible! My Cent hardly gets touched anymore because of the T-62. I always liked strats but had a hard time getting along with them till a few years ago. Had a couple Daytonas and liked those too.
  15. Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas

    Cool. I've been experimenting with pup heights for awhile and think I'm pretty happy with where they are now. Which sounds pretty close to what you have Disturber. Great pickups.
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