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BubbaVO last won the day on March 18 2016

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About BubbaVO

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  • Birthday 06/12/1966

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    Shishkov Ultimate, Hamer USA Newport
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    Tech 21 Trademark 60, Fender Super Champ XD
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    Visual Sound Route 66, H2O, Son of Hyde, Dunlop Wah, Deymour Suncan Tweak Fuzz

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  1. BubbaVO

    Tech 21 Trademark 10

    If you're interested in the 60 PM me
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    #87 Super-C

    This one is going to be a killer.
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    Elixir strings

    Nope. I don't do coated strings. Usually use D'Addario XL or DR. However, I just bought a set of EB slinky, classic, Rock n Roll on the recommendation of a friend. We'll see how they do.
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    Tech/Features You Wish Hamer Had

    You may be right about the straw. I'll never know one way or the other. But there's nothing wrong with a workingman's Huber.
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    how tough to replace a volume pot?

    Listen to Jeff R. He's the man. If you like the Hamer taper and you like a quality unit, one suggestion: https://rs-guitarworks.myshopify.com/products/rs-guitarworks-500k-superpot-short
  7. Are you frigging kidding me? WANT!!!
  8. There's all sorts of cool stuff going on with that guitar. I'm glad he got it back.
  9. Yup. Thundersteel was first. Ya see - go take a crap and you miss something on the HFC.
  10. So I got this from Mitch a few years ago for the cost of shipping. Since my son stopped using it about 6 months ago, I'd like to offer to the HFC at the same price. You just pay the shipping. It is a good tool for playing in the bedroom with headphones. It's in pretty good shape. If you want it, just PM me.
  11. Made in Indonesia. A couple of pieces of mahogany glued together. A dark blue/indigo thick poly finish. 25" scale. Equipped with an se wraptail, nut and tuners. The verdict - it's not bad at all. It's resonant. You can feel the body vibrate. I liked this better than some of the dead feeling USA models from 20 or so years ago. Dare I say even gig worthy? The only adjustment I've made is to raise the pickup screws on the stock buckers. That seemed to breathe a little more life into them. The tuners seem to work just fine. I'm bending notes and it's staying in tune. The neck is marketed as "wide and fat". I don't think it's fat at all. But it isn't uncomfortably thin. And for $400 shipped I definitely can live with it. The only thing is at times I think I hear on the high "e" a bit of a sitar like plink on the notes. I'll change the strings and see if a little sand paper in the nut and bridge slots will fix that. Since hanging out here I've accumulated a shot load of parts. So I just swapped some uoa5 rough cast magnets in a Duncan 59/jb combo that will certainly be an improvement. I have some Grover locking tuners that look like they would fit in the existing holes. Of course a bunch of Hamer wiring harnesses. Those are easy enough to swap in and the price is right. Are the nut and bridge really worth an upgrade? If so, what do suggest? It's a beater guitar. It'll always be left out so I can grab it and play. And I won't care if it gets a ding. And of course, a recent don't on U40 motivated this acquisition. I shouldn't let that bother me, since it is bound to happen. But I can't get around the emotion of it.
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    Hamer Golden Era?

    Welcome! Studios and monaco are a great way to get back into the Hamer waters. You should see them pop up now and then. Golden era? For me, it was the CT era. They weren't chasing anyone at that point. From a design, fit and finish perspective those guitars took a backseat to no one. Of those the Talleys, monacos and newports are my fave. I've owned a few Hamers from different eras. Not one was a dog. All had cool things about them. They aspired to make gig worthy guitars at a reasonable price. I don't think they ever really missed that mark. So regardless of the era you can't go wrong.
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    That is awesome! Enjoy.
  14. I like the idea of supporting an IL based company. It's my "home" state too. And I did start fooling with Deans/Washburns before finding Hamer. But honestly, I would probably working my way through piles of Gibsons and PRS to find the right ones to keep.