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#1 veatch

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:58 AM

I know it's been said before, but i did a pup swap a while back on an '08 Hamer. Damn, that neck joint is clean:

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#2 BubbaVO

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:01 AM

I love Hamer's attention to detail. Even in their relatively high production days in the 90s the cavities are finished nicely. I recently pulled some pups out of an Ibanez and its nowhere as smooth and clean.

#3 sw686blue

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:34 AM

Let's put up some pix of how Gibson does their neck joints. This should be fun!
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#4 veatch

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 08:43 AM

Or Gretsch....

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#5 BTMN

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:09 AM

Hehehe He said joint! :( :D :D :D
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:44 AM

Nice pic, veatch. Hamer's attention to detail never fails to astound! Damn those guys are good, even in the areas you might not normally look.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:16 AM

I have the pickups out of my '04 Studio Custom (waiting for zebra, 4-conductor versions of the Custom/Custom Custom combo that's in there now) and neck pickup cavity looks o.k., but the bridge one is a bit funky; looks like there's some overspray or something on the treble side of the cavity. If I remember correctly, they look alot better on the '05 and '06, but it's not something I pay a ton of attention to (even though I'm seemingly in my guitars all the time fiddling with the pickups :D). What did you end up putting in your EM?

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#8 veatch

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:00 PM

What did you end up putting in your EM?

I put in a pair of Fralin PAFs. The neck sounds fookin' lovely. The bridge is marginally better than the stock Seth Lovers. (not that that is a bad thing...)

I have a set of Lollar Imperials i'm going to drop into it next. When i first played the guitar, my first instinct was the Lollars, but i'm fairly partial to them at this point. I have them in three guitars, and each one jumped to the top or near the top of my go-to list when i put them in.

Time will tell. I want to gig the Fralins a couple more time before i make the next switch. I'm off for a couple of months unless something comes up, so the Fralins are staying for a while.

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#9 Arjay

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:42 PM

Nice pic, veatch. Hamer's attention to detail never fails to astound! Damn those guys are good, even in the areas you might not normally look.
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Thats what makes Hamer so much more consistent than other companies. Sure, all those other companies can make great guitars, but not very often. Hamer (usa) guitars are always great.

#10 mirrorimij

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:09 PM

That looks like a korina neck and body. Am I right? MMMMmmmmm korina.
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#11 martin-uk

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:35 AM

Hey veatch
Nice pocket,now let us see the whole thing :D .
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#12 veatch

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

My pics suck, but here's one (excuse the messy room... i have a lot of guitars an amps out right now...):

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If the Sun ever comes back out, i'll have a photo shoot. :D


And, you are absolutely correct, mirrorimij. It has a Korina neck and back.

Sounds *killer*.


FWIW - UnkaGreg takes much better pics. The guitar above is #10. Another board member here has #8.

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#13 hudpucker

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:43 AM

I just love showing this pic to Gibby guys:

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#14 martin-uk

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:14 AM

My pics suck, but here's one (excuse the messy room... i have a lot of guitars an amps out right now...):

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If the Sun ever comes back out, i'll have a photo shoot. B)


And, you are absolutely correct, mirrorimij. It has a Korina neck and back.

Sounds *killer*.


FWIW - UnkaGreg takes much better pics. The guitar above is #10. Another board member here has #8.

TWO Earthen Maples...


Cheer's for that,just what i needed to kick start my weekend B) .
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