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  1. Back from the hospital and several days of intensive inpatient rehab. I've got months of similarly intensive outpatient and in-home rehab ahead of me but am determined to work the fuck out of it. Very weak left side but improving daily. Yesterday I snuck a Squier Mustang (very short scale, skinny neck, cheap and easily replaceable if it got swiped) into rehab, fully expecting my heart to be broken when I tried to play it. What came out was sloppy but sort of recognizable as guitar chords and simple lines. Compared to the novocain hands I was expecting, I was thrilled. In fact the tiny ne
    36 points
  2. The kids are gone and my wife usually schedules herself for Christmas. I usually go into the office. We don't exchange gifts. We're to the point in life when one of us wants something, we buy it. Last night I cooked Christmas Eve dinner. Over the past few years, I've purchased several pots, pans, and a couple of knives to replace some of those which we both came into the marriage with, more than 35 years ago. And I was using these pots, pans, and knives prepping dinner. As I was cleaning up, I started thinking: My wife has given my the ultimate Christmas present. A wonde
    35 points
  3. Several years ago my wife and I bought 10 acres of land to build a house one. We broke ground back in January and moved in a couple weeks ago. A project like that might have killed a lot of marriages but we made it through without any major strife.
    19 points
  4. Expect an Epiphone-like budget line manufactured offshore. Let's call it 'Mesa-Budgie'...
    16 points
  5. Happy New Year, you filthy animals. As promised, a (covid) 19 song compilation. And, because I felt like it, 1 bonus track. A Vol4 compilation would not have been complete without it. Click it. Crank it. Great work everyone. Apologies to any who didn't make the deadline. Enjoy!!
    16 points
  6. Long story short: I got RIF'd two months ago at the height of the pandemic and just before the Holidays. I was pretty sure that this was going to be the start of a slow decline into poverty and desperation, but amazingly, I've been reprieved. On Monday, I accepted a great job offer in Boca Raton, Florida. So now the panic sets in. I need to be there, in person, on January 4th. Anyone local?
    16 points
  7. I'm recording some rhythm tracks tonight, using my Slammer Series Sunburst. Take ! was "close", but had a couple of glaring missed notes, one in the first verse and one in the second. Psyching myself up for Take 2, I suddenly remembered that I recently purchased a new strap that I never put on the guitar. I dug it out of the drawer and replaced the aged black leather strap that's been on the guitar for several years. I then proceed to nail Take 2. Sometimes, you just have to set the universe right, and things work out on their own. In this case, it was just a matter of making sure
    15 points
  8. From this: To this: If yours arrived in 2020, let's see it!
    15 points
  9. An AMAZING Shishkov year for me!!! Always worth the wait. The worst part is, once the guitar ships, you miss the regular contact with Mike - who is the nicest guy ever.
    15 points
  10. I hope everyone has a safe, wonderful, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Festivus, whatever it is you celebrate this season!
    15 points
  11. That is the most fun name to say. @RobB successfully talked me into giving this sucker a spin instead of getting a Marshall studio series. I'm glad he did because it is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Nearest thing I can compare it to is a Friedman Smallbox, though, to be honest, I may like it more. The more I play it, the more I am thinking about maybe picking up the large version of this and dumping the BE-50. The Friedman is a bitchin' amp, but man, this does exactly what I like a much more modest price tag. Either way, even if it's a little bit of a honeymoon thing, the fact
    14 points
  12. I want to extend my appreciation, and thanks to Mr. Josh Gravelin for assisting me in getting a family heirloom back in working order. I inherited this 1946 Fender Organ Button Model lap steel from my late aunt, who had inherited it from her uncle in the late 1960s. When I took possession it had not been played in some time, and needed a good deal of finessing to get back into playing shape. Most of that finessing was done by Mr. Gravelin who did an amazing job getting the unusual pickup rebuilt. The Direct String Pickup was the design Leo Fender had been using in the K&F lap steel guitars
    14 points
  13. The man mailed me a Pedaltrain pedal board for free; he even told me not to worry about the shipping when I told him I'd cover the shipping. It's great to see some things about the HFC never change. When I first joined the HFC in 2002, I posted that I was looking for a screw for a bridge saddle on a T-51, and HHB had me one in the mail just like that. This is hands down the best guitar site I've seen. Thanks again, stedge.
    14 points
  14. I bought a few things during the fall that I count as Christmas. Had a small monetary windfall and also got debt free mostly. House almost paid for, One new car to pay for and cash in the bank. Retirement funds have been saved even during the tough times. Some new pickups from Josh, (still got to do some work to put them in), bought a 12 by 24 ft shed that will be installed next week. ( hopefully) and bought some more ram for the iMac, a new audio interface ,and the new Amplitube 5 which sounds f'ing amazing. Oxford comma's not withstanding or not withoutstanding, Shit I don't know. I
    14 points
  15. This one goes back a few years...
    14 points
  16. I know 2020 has been pretty hard to all of us. But there are the good things to. Like wifes, friends - and wishes. So I start. This is what my wife put under the christmas tree: A massiv [oak] table for the music room / mans cave I laid eyes on months ago. What did you get? Musical context is not mandatory...
    13 points
  17. Just because....here is our Christmas song from 2018....received some airplay on KLOS....this is pure simple fun. I wrote it one day and we recorded the next. My Newport is guitar left and AC’s Gretsch is guitar right. We had a DC badass blow alto sax. I played my Cruisebass as well. It was fun. https://acrev.bandcamp.com/track/rock-and-roll-santa
    13 points
  18. I've been hunting one of these for about two years. The perfect one is on it's way...
    13 points
  19. When it comes to the gear that I use and promote, the gear that I buy and sell here on the board, I just want to be honest. Honesty has gotten me this far and I will continue to stay the course, so here we go. I think that Sean made some of the best pedals out there. His "Amp" type pedals don't sound like the recorded version of an amp they sound (if paired with the right amp) like the amp the pedal represents is sitting in the room. He got the feel right on the JMP along with high end, and the low gain sounds feel great. The Jubilee pedal that I just received has that woof to it that t
    12 points
  20. I never saw the New York Dolls, but boy oh boy, were they ever an influence on me, in ways I didn't understand, until maybe right now. I HAD to have their albums, but only a few years after they came out (they didn't make a splash in the Midwest until punk really took off). The NYD brief reign over the New York City punk scene only occurred because of their outrageous gender-bending fashion. It had nothing to do with their instrumental chops or really even their songs. It had to do with their in-your-face flaunting of traditional music and band roles, as well as their flaunting of traditional
    12 points
  21. It’s real...and it’s SPECTACULAR.
    12 points
  22. As many of you know I have 2 Super-C's and while the second one is normally my go-to, not for any other reason than it has been since I first acquired it, my original Super-C (#50) still gets a LOT of use and is particularly good for certain sounds. Clean settings are pretty much unmatched when I want crisp and jangly for funky stuff and the higher register screams for cutting solos. I haven't posted these pictures on here but they give you an idea of just how lucky I feel to own such an awesome guitar. The only change I have made - strings aside - has been the neck pickup. I changed i
    12 points
  23. If the Beatles had been a Southern Gospel vocal group....
    12 points
  24. Thanks to all of you folks for helping make a super shitty year a bit more tolerable. Y'all rawk.
    12 points
  25. On Velorush's recommendation, my wife got me this: I hope to make drum noises with it one day.
    12 points
  26. The Situation Couple years ago I was in a Music-Go-Round because they sell weird stuff there, usually grossly over- or under-priced. Saw a Vigier "Strat" hanging up and wasn't familiar with the brand. Played it a bit and was very impressed. Googled it on my phone, saw the usual prices and said "Day-um... cheaper than anything on Reverb. By about a thousand bux!" The model is the Expert. it's beautiful, a joy to play, blah blah blah. But it sounded so... Strat. More Strat than most, in the "I don't like Strats because..." way. Very focused on the highs, but when I dialed the treble back,
    12 points
  27. Got the Esquire up and running. Will need to file down the nut a bit and fine tune the pickup height to dial it in 100% but I got a feel for how it’ll be. @JGravelin makes a killer pickup and this tele bridge he wound for me is no exception. Super clean and twangy at low/no gain settings, raunchy when pushed to an AC/DC style crunch. Push the amp into slight breakup and then roll off the volume a bit, cleans up really nicely. All in all, I’m very pleased with the way this project ended up, only a few frustrations along the way. With all of the delays due to parts availability and shippin
    11 points
  28. Hamer dealer stuff, including Jol's card.
    11 points
  29. Happy New Year! 🎆 Purchased here and would like to keep it here if possible starting bids at tree fitee... 👀 Custom order, 1 of a kind! ****** Custom Red Transparent ultimate quilt top & peghead face custom binding braz. board abalone inlays abalone Hamer logo minimal play time - never left my home and was oogled way more than played! $5100 firm - CONUS only - includes COA, custom case with gold lining and original shipping box. *** no trades *** 360-306-7393
    11 points
  30. From March 1990, Chet Atkins presents "The World's Most Famous Unknown Band" in a salute to Ralph Emery, and that band is: Glen Campbell, Jerry Reed, Steve Wariner, Roy Clark, Ray Stevens, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Steve Gatlin, Barbara Mandrell, and Irlene Mandrell.
    11 points
  31. It appears that I have to use the "Direct" Link. Everything else that was suggested does not work. I wonder what case i'm going to get with 0105? 0070 has a cool blonde/tweed tolex, and 0090 has Carbon Fiber.
    11 points
  32. Could be worse. Could have bought a Corvette like me.
    11 points
  33. I need to be in Florida on January 4. I likely won't be back home for 2 months and then it will be for weekends only. I'm moving to an apartment for at least 6 months, so . . . I need to downsize ASAP I'll be putting a lot of gear on Reverb, but I want to give you all first shot at my Hamer guitars at prices that reflect my motivation and avoidance of Reverb fees. 1. 2005 Hamer Studio Custom Triple Threat. This is the one that Hamer used in the Designer Gallery (as was discussed in a prior thread) and it's in near perfect condition. There's some patina on the pickups and l
    11 points
  34. 2020 just keeps getting more and more strange. Dave went from metropolitan man-about-town to Florida Man in just a few months.
    11 points
  35. Syl was a friend. I used to work on his guitars when he lived in Atlanta. He was a very sweet man, and loved to talk about the early days of The Dolls. He was crushed that Arthur died before he could see the reunion tour they had put together to completion. I'm so glad I had him sign this for me to hang in my store. RIP SYL...
    10 points
  36. I’m going to raise my hand slowly on that one. I couldn’t not get it.
    10 points
  37. What could possibly go wrong with a sub-brand to market to a new generation? from Imgflip Meme Generator
    10 points
  38. I wish you a Merry Christmas. I wish you a Merry Christmas I wish you a Merry Christmas And a better next year.
    10 points
  39. A very blessed and peaceful Christmas to all ye nice folk on the Hamer Fanclub!! Let's all pray for a better 2021 and stay save and protected, you and all your loved ones! Blessings from Germany to all of you!
    10 points
  40. Fuck it. You only live once. Get the amp you want. The SC20 reputedly sounds exactly like what it is a JCM800. Marshall sells lots of them. If you don’t like it, you’ll not have a problem selling. Here’s another option: Jim at Lil Dawg recently made a JCM800 head for someone. True hand wired goodness. Get it in a lunchbox and it’ll be cheaper than an SC20.... He and I are discussing a 1987/1959 SE plexi with one el34 for home and recording. Merry Merry from Jakeboy the Enabler!
    10 points
  41. Why is it not Suhrf Green?
    10 points
  42. Neither of my bands got to do a Christmas/holiday show this year, so I texted the other guys in SUIT and said, "I've got a Christmas song we can do; wear a black shirt, bring your hat and meet me in the rehearsal room." We ran through it a couple of times, moved around so we would all fit in the frame at the same time and hit record on the video camera. I probably could have worked out a better solo, but this is what I came up with of the top of my head. Anyway, here you go. Merry Christmas, happy holidays and all that stuff. Guitar signal path: Shish 0092 -> Fulltone Full-Drive2 ->
    10 points
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