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    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. - Groucho
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    Back to the original theme, it’s great to pull a Hamer out of the case after a year or two and fall in love again. 😌
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    That’s right, every fucker now seems to be the worlds biggest fan of 7.25” fingerboard radius’s. Stupid Pricks.
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    Woohoo... It's on it's way to Australia with DHL. Collected yesterday.
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    This old Kay acoustic of mine measures 1" thick at the first fret and 1.168" at the 10th! Definitely NOT a thin neck.
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    Profile is just as important as total thickness. Also depends on whether you put your thumb on the back of the neck. A D-shape neck is quite a bit different from a C shaped neck. That said, I like a more substantial neck. You get better leverage and this minimizes cramping.
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    Here's a guitar that I may regret getting rid of, but I have some to spare right now. Really an excellent axe over all. Asking $1500 plus actual shipping, more deets here: https://reverb.com/item/34706702-gibson-es-339-satin-black-blocks-2017-satin-black
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    Yep, whoever specked that out, I like the cut of their jib.
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    I don't know about that bridge, but I'm all about the ebony board and the inlay delete.
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    I was a total thick-neck person until I realized that I prefer jumbo frets. I have a Suhr shredder guitar with jumbo frets and the smallest neck imaginable (to me). It doesn't cause hand pain - go figure. ...I still like huge necks...
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    Corollary: necks smaller than around 0.87" in cross section at the first fret cause my hand to cramp after only a short time of playing. Time-to-cramp is inversely related to the cross section measurement. Corollary: the Gibson '59 neck represents a happy medium between the larger '58 neck and the more slim '60's slim taper. Been stewing on this for around a week: I really don't know what to say and my world, in a tiny way, has been twisted a few degrees on its axis. Most of the long-time HFCers have seen photos of my 1991 Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion. Bought it new (NOS) in 1994. The HRF (III) has the much discussed "'59 neck," acclaimed as a great Goldilocks "just right" neck for those preferring a bit more beef. Old Photo: Long-time HFCers will also recall me, along with Veatch and many others, selling off guitars with smaller necks due to cramping (started around 45 years of age). In my purge I let go of everything save the aforementioned Gibby. I have replaced them with larger-necked (and to be more specific, we're talking about cross section, back to fretboard) variants including the much-treasured Kiz Senior, and a new Les Paul Standard 50's I've not yet had time to share with the HFC. The HRF was hanging out under the bed, having been modified most recently (like six years ago) with a set of Lollar Imperials and a traditional trapeze tailpiece. I was bored and decided last weekend I would put the old fingers tailpiece back on, put on new strings and get it playable again. In all the nearly 30 years of ownership, I've never taken the time to measure the neck - It's a '59, you know. Also, I can play this neck all day. Not because it's mine, but this is among the best playing guitars I've ever had hands on. Butter. Absolutely everything is easier on this guitar. The strings are off and it occurs to me that I could measure the neck. Grab my calipers out of the garage and I am shocked. 0.81" at the first fret and 0.94 at the twelfth (!!!!). WHAT? I cannot express how many guitars (GREAT guitars) I've passed on because they've had necks I deemed too small, in many cases larger than this neck. If it is not apparent, I was able to play none of these guitars due to geography, so all I had to go on was the neck measurement I thought was all-important. So here I sit. The corollaries blown. All I can say is larger necks seem to work better for me, but it could be in some cases a smaller neck would work, but I have no idea what would be the salient factors of such a situation. I put this out there for others that might have similar issues with smaller necks. There is obviously more to the story than thickness at the first fret.
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    I used to like medium necks until I bought the R8. Once I got used to the R8, everything else seems small. It done ruint me!!
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    Well, what’s the radius from your thumb to your fingertips? 4 inches or so? But yeah, that’s like playing a softball.
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    Shucks, I own several Peaveys ... that cork sniffin' stuff ain't for me.
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    Pretty and fat cleans! That all sounded just great! Love the sound of that Tophat!
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    Had a near miss with a second-hand Bruce Johnson AEB-2 scroll bass many moons ago. 4" radius on that one, if I recall. Yeah it was bass... but just imagine the bragging rights!!!
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    Verily, verily. That record still kills some 39 years after its release. Many bands see their production quality improve over a rookie effort, but there was a stark difference between Maiden's first two platters. Nearly 100% of that result was due to Martin Birch.
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    Sure. Just don't play outdoors near flowers in the Spring and Summer.
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    you can't use those ^^^^ Jol used those on his Hell's Half Acre guitar I believe.
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    When I think about that blended heel that he carves, I'm not surprised at all that it would carry over to other areas of the guitar. I've been feeding videos of DC demos to the two guitar players in my band and they're very interested in it and what they saw on the Shishkov website.
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    Be sure to check out image #6 for the full shot. https://reverb.com/item/34936537-tacoma-drzoeu-1998-rosewood-spruce
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    Alright. You know you been on the same message board too long when y'all watching the same shit on YouTube. Good one, though.
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    I currently have six Custom, handmade, hardwood pedalboards for sale. They are all build by myself from exotic hardwoods down to the hand rubbed finish. i have a couple of different sizes and configurations so if you’re interested please read the descriptions carefully and don’t hesitate to ask any questions. i have more currently in the build process and am happy to make custom orders to your specs as well. Prices in the ones in my current inventory range from $125 - $265. Price does not include shipping. 1) 21x15 Pau Rosa - $265 2) 21x16.5 Padauk - $265 3) 18x13 Leapardwood - $225 4) 18x13 Padauk - $225 5) 18x13 Pau Rosa - $150 (used with blemish) 6) 24x18 Premium Pine - $125 https://reverb.com/shop/ricks-gear-depot-368?utm_source=rev-ios-app&utm_medium=ios-share&utm_campaign=shop&utm_content=1424979
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    Bought this from Don several years ago. A case queen since then. This was a custom order through Wilcutt's. As far as I know, there were only two Ultimate Quilt Top T Pros. The other was part of a matching pair that teamed up a Talladega with a Talladega Pro. Those were different from this one in that they had abalone/MOP? fret markers and maybe the binding. I think Don ended up with them for a while. Those were the Holy Grail Talladegas, and this followed. Not sure why the Talladegas were left out of The Book, but these would have been deserving. See Photobucket link for photos, including the COA. I can never size these right for this board. https://s384.photobucket.com/user/Pieman_101/library/Hamer Talladega Pro Tiger Eye?sort=2&page=1 Will fix the linkif Condition is "pretty much new" and in the same condition I got from Don. Never left the house. Pickups are Lollar Imperials. Comes with a wraparound bridge and it also comes with a TonePro bridge with saddles. Never asked Don about that when the guitar arrived. Case is excellent. Fairly priced at $3600 (PPG or check or USPS money order), which includes double-boxed shipping FedEx Ground in the lower 48. Actual shipping if you want it two-day air. No trades. No non-US transactions unless you can convince me it would be hassle free and no risk to me. No trades. I have five Talladegas and T Pros and am narrowing this down to two. Thanks for looking. Happy to take questions.
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    I think that's the best looking one I've seen. I don't like all the abalone. This is really the classic design in it's finest form. Damn...
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    Very cool, but not even REMOTELY close to Daphne Blue!
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    So my buddy texts me Wednesday night with these photos of a skanky, scuzzy looking Special...I mean it was filthy. He found it at a Pawn shop 90 miles away that has no internet footprint...yes they still exist, thankfully. He bought 47 traditional archery bows from the shop so when he asked how much for the Hamer they said “you can have it for $400 since you bought all those bows”. He texts me and I ask how it looked. He said it looked great just really nasty. He calls the owner and tells them I am coming the next day with $375 cash, will that work? Owner says yeah,. So I drove down there and grabbed it yesterday. Spent all day cleaning it, setting it up, intonating, etc.....dirtiest guitar I have ever touched. Just funky. In a really bad way...but I could see the gem under the scuzz. The only thing wrong is the g string slot in the nut has worn too much so I fixed that today. The 59/JB combo ROCKS in this Hamer. The neck is vintage carve and not skinny. It holds tuning and will be the perfect player Hamer For jams and sketchy places. I wish my buddy would have said $350, but he didn’t know. The owner knows what Hamers go for and was cool. So for $375 And some elbow grease this is what I got plus a gig bag...
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    And worth every penny! I had three different Tally Pros, two with stock pickups. IMO, the Lollar Imperials were far better for this model.
  32. 1 point
    Country of origin nonwithstanding, that's a nice burst and great looking guitar and a killer platform to improve upon. $300?! Sweet!! If I were to buy that right now the first things I'd do: fret level/dress and change out the electronics to quality pots and capacitor. Those 2 things will for sure show you exactly what you're working with. Who knows..you might love the stock pickups and wouldn't it be nice to hear them properly and not getting choked out by crappy pots/wiring? In my opinion, it's a waste of money to spend money on pickups unless you've got the electronics and frets right first. If the plastic nut is cut properly then it's good enough for now. A bone nut and a better bridge would help bring this up to Pro level too. Nice guit! I'd totally rock that.
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    OK, so after the guitar hung for around 4 weeks to cure. I level sanded, buffed and polished it. The next day I assembled it and performed a final setup. Here's how it came out. For my first Strat, I'm happy with it. The StewMac pickups sound good, but a little warmer... maybe boomier, than I was hoping for. No biggie, I can change those out later I suppose. More updates on other projects soon.
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    Oh shit, I sold it to the current guitarist of Queensryche.
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    Martin Birch died yesterday at the age of 71. He engineered or produced a lot of the albums in my collection. He was definitely a part of Iron Maiden's success. A selected discography from Wikipedia
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