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Nathan of Brainfertilizer Fame

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Plays really well.

Love the bridge humbucker tone!

Not a big fan of the neck tone or middle position tone, but I've never really liked a humbucker in the neck position. Maybe at some point I'll add a push/pull coil tap and/or series/parallel switch on the pots.

But until/unless I do that, it is an awesome rock machine with the position switch set on "bridge". It plays with a little attitude, a little fast, a little nasty. Just right for hair metal and dirty blues rock.

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Sexy shots:

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Thanks to Elmo Zappa for not calling the cops when I stole it from him selling me such a sexy beast.

She is a keeper...

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Possibly funny story: I previously owned two red Diablos, and stupidly sold them to get cash for some other guitar acquisitions. So I have "trans red" stuck in my brain, and at least 5 times in a row I opened the case and expected to see red, and was stupified for a moment: "Oh, yeah, this is the gorgeous green one."

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One of the reasons I sought this out is that I already have a Californian standard, a Centaura standard, and a Chaparral standard.

I figured I needed a Diablo to round out the shredders.

(I know, I know: Steve Stevens model is a shredder. The TLE is a shredder. The Scepter is a shredder. The Vintage S could be considered a shredder. I kindly invite all these voices in my head to shut up now. I have one each of all four Hamer shredders and that's all the discussion I care to have on that topic)

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I had a red diablo and the neck was night and day different from my Cali's and Chapparal. It was the weirdest mix of thick neck and too flat board. That was the only Hamer I dumped. I figured they all were like that?

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Man, your pics make me miss her!

But really, EXCELLENT transaction with Nathan, he's a cool dude and got a great guitar.

I always had trouble setting this one up... never got the Floyd to feel loose even with only two springs, but I spent an evening ironing out the wrinkles and this guitar played it's best ever as I was setting it down into the case to ship it. I always tried to put DR 9-46 on this and it did NOT like them. I put an ol' set of 9-42 D'Addarios on, and BAM, the Floyd feels just perfect and got it set up right. This guitar will not like 10's unless it's downtuned, or ya run with 3 springs tightened so that ya need Popeye forearms to move the trem arm. But it's rockin now.

Glad it's in the HFC Family! Rock that unit!!!

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