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  1. 9 points
    Hey all Thought I would give some love to Mick Brierley and his amazing pickups, built right here in the beautiful hills outside Adelaide, South Australia. http://www.brierleyguitarpickups.com.au/ Courtesy of Kalessian, I scored a beautiful '95 Blue Hamer Studio (with BKP Mules) and a pair of Josh Gravelin's Ult (formerly Schlabotnik) I decided to have some variety in my original Hamers (a 2007 Artist Custom with the original SD Seth Lovers and a 2005 Studio Custom with the original SD '59 pair) So Mick provided a pair of his B90's for the Artist and a Modern Hot A5/Modern Vintage A5 combination for the Studio. I am also the lucky recipient of his new 'Numbcaster' set for my 85 Fernandes Strat. I left the Mules in the Blue Studio and put the Gravelins in a Patrick Eggle Natural finish Vienna Plus, which previously had Mules. With me so far? The end result is that Brierley-fied Hamers have been transformed from night to day! What was previously mud across a large part of the range is now giving me real punch with a terrific range of tones, amazing clarity and response and this is at all volumes through a variety of settings on a Line 6 Helix LT and a couple of Blackstars. Josh's Ult sound great in the Eggle as well so I am happy I have the output and tonal spectrum covered A lot of fun to be had!! Mick provides incredible friendly customer service and will help out if you don't get what you are after. Love his set up!
  2. 5 points
    I came very close to going with the Dez Dickerson treatment on my Standard years ago, but opted for all black instead. That's looks great!
  3. 4 points
    So this is what it's come to, a boast and a proposition. Shame, shame, shame.
  4. 4 points
    I've owned a 50W Emplexador since 2003. I'd recommend this amp to anyone who's looking for that vintage Marshall tone with a master volume that works. It replaced my 72 50W Marshall that I'd been using since 92' and has done wonders for my hearing!
  5. 4 points
    Travis - it comes back home Monday night from its "makeover" I'll double check then. Most all of these 80's Hamer's were on the medium to smaller side for shredding. Here is a tease of it drying . . . . . . Paging Dave Scepter . . . . . .
  6. 3 points
  7. 3 points
    Thanks for the advice! I'm going to try soldering a nut to the underside. I had thought about filling the hole with some weld and tapping it again but was concerned about too much heat. I'd rather not drill/enlarge or make any extra holes if I don't have to.
  8. 3 points
    These things happen and the solution is as Crunchee said: solder a nut to the underside of the leg. I've got a sizable bag of nuts and am glad to assist! Feel free to get in touch.
  9. 2 points
    I suppose that would be better answered by the builder. What I know.....His original claim to fame appears to have come from being the "neck guy" for Santa Cruz guitars. (I am not sure if I have come upon anyone that DOES do neck better. There are pictures available of him hand carving them). I am sure that the bit of extra wood DOES add some strength/stability. But it is also one of his signatures (not totally unlike the signature headstock of Frank Hartung which is rather unique to him). Scott's attention to detail is amazing. Some might even say obsessive. Click to choose files Just two other examples of his work, these involving solid carved Brazilian rosewood necks (one with a padauk strip). And, NO, neither is for sale! How many builders can anyone think of that would use a carved EBONY top for a guitar?
  10. 2 points
    Why Dbraz insisted on adding grey to my hair via his photoshop filter I'll never know, however, his Chap sounded chunky, his T62 beautifully deep, his Phantom thick without sounding muddy at all, his twin neck again very chunky, and his Super Cali felt very meaty indeed. Dbraz never left the room once, so a guitar theft was not on the agenda mores the pity. Good to see you all again.
  11. 2 points
    Well, it looks it's a Phased Systems D'Mini guitar. Steve Vai has a photo of it on his site: There's a thread on TGP talking about them. Frank Zappa is mentioned there: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/dmini-by-phased-systems-is-there-any-other-out-there.1300418/ Mini
  12. 2 points
    Many levels of awesome there. It's putting stupid thoughts in my head....
  13. 2 points
    I’ll get some better photos posted over the weekend
  14. 2 points
    Instead of trying to recapture that hair metal vibe, I wish they would go back to the early blues/rock from their first few albums. Old men and hair metal doesn’t age as well as the old men hard rock blues based music does. I was lucky to catch Whitesnake early on. Bernie Marsden, Ian Paice and John Lord were in the band. Some serious classic players there.
  15. 2 points
    Seller accepted my offer, and the guitar arrived in NYC on Wednesday 10/31 evening in a TKL case I had sent.
  16. 1 point
    What year would the experts here say this DIMARZIO pickup is from? "DIMARZIO" TOP LINE "PICKUPS" BOTTOM LINE .Mid 1070s, Photo.
  17. 1 point
    Before I lose my nerve and start to choke......Three guitars already sold in the last week. Maybe my timing is good or something.....And then I promise not to post up anything else for a while. First, one from one of the best (IMO) domestic builders. Scott Walker is a world class luthier located in Santa Cruz, California. The Jimson is his take on the Fender Telecaster. SOLD! From his website: The Jimson is based on an American icon, meant to drop right in your lap or on your shoulder. The Body is resonant Sugar Pine similar to the ones being created back in the day. After years of winding T style pickups, Scott has formulated his own. The new Jimson model features hand wound pickups by Scott. With lots of research and development focusing on the "T" style pickups, Scott has cracked the code for an exceptionally clear, full and articulate set of pickups. These feature Alnico 3 magnets, 42 Awg wire, and shellac potting to give just the right amount of liveliness. The neck pickup wire is coated with Plain enamel coating to help accentuate the higher frequencies and the bridge with a heavy formvar to add a little compression and tightness to the sounds. The Alnico 3 magnets, being weaker than the Alnico 5, help with sustain and clarity, making a really usable warm but chimy neck position.Featuring a hand engraved neck pickup cover and over 5 varieties of Italian Celluloid Tortoise to select from for the pick guard. Choice of Sugar Pine, Alder or Swamp ash Hard Rock Maple Neck Rosewood, Ebony or Maple Fretboard 9″ Radius Ebony Fingerboard 25.5″ Scale length 22 frets Master Volume Master Tone 4 Way Pickup Selector Push/Pull for out of phase Choice of pickups This guitar was also ordered with the built in buffer that Scott uses on so many of his guitars. It converts the outgoing signal to low impedance, thereby reducing the loss of clarity, especially over long runs or through pedal boards. In addition, it has the upgrade to a birdseye maple neck. And in virtually mint condition. Scott's current quote for this guitar is $6500. And I am fairly sure the on board buffer and figured neck would add to that. the other relevant thing to note is that his backlog of orders is now approaching THREE years(!) I am asking half that, inclusive of shipping (CONUS).......$3250. Please add payment fees, if necessary. SOLD! !
  18. 1 point
    Bring back Coverdale-Page, then shelve it immediately.
  19. 1 point
    The first MSG album and Jeff Beck's "There and Back" album also has Mo Foster on bass. And Roger Glover's "Butterfly Ball" album. Roger Glover's Butterfly Ball also was performed in a live event, which has Mo Foster, Ray Fenwick (Ian Gillan Band, Forcefield) and Les Binks (Judas Priest) as backing band, they also recorded a few albums as "Fancy". Most of the singers who sang on the studio album also performed live (except for Ronnie Dio, who was involved in Blackmore's Rainbow already, he was replaced by Ian Gillan). Also Eddie Jobson playing violin and Mark Nauseef on percussion. Here's the concert:
  20. 1 point
    I need 8 genuine Dunlop Straplock buttons (just the button, not the whole lock thing that goes on the strap). I could swap for 8 Schaller buttons (4 black, 2 chrome, 2 gold) in used condition. Got anything?
  21. 1 point
    It’s my artsy attempt to show its lineage.... at least some one got it . I put the case down and noticed the reflection of the amp .
  22. 1 point
    My daughter is taking drum lessons at this shop now. They have a Monaco III on Craigslist. https://nwct.craigslist.org/msg/d/torrington-hamer-monaco-iii/6812096661.html
  23. 1 point
    Mr. T-bone came through big time! Thank you, Dave! If anybody needs the Schaller type buttons, I have 4 black, 2 (maybe more) chrome, and 2 gold ones I'll pay forward to whoever needs them. Let me know.
  24. 1 point
    😮 Wow... that paint looks awesome. Can’t wait to see a full frontal shot. I’m guessing it’s probably the same or similar neck carve as my ‘83 Vector then. Thats going to make someone very, very happy.
  25. 1 point
    I guess I got lucky. After plecking all 3, they were great. 2 had good finishes and nice wood. One looked like a Friday afternoon special after 5 0r 6 beers. 535 great, prospect (aka, pig ears) great, and 525 terrible binding and marginal finish, but all I wanted it for was George Thorogood slide. I could not find a decent es125.
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    I had a great 535 that my friend now has. I guess I could get it back, but my GAS seems to have subsided*. I've been blowing a lot of guitars and amps out lately. *Well, I did buy a fucking Corvette. So maybe it has now manifested somewhere else.
  29. 1 point
    its here.... more photos to come later in the afternoon.
  30. 1 point
    Trans-Siberian Winger (no comment)
  31. 1 point
    I was entertained by the whole thing.
  32. 1 point
    Column B, bro. The Jag gets an honorable mention. Whitesnake's shelf-life ended around 1982, anyway. Blooze rawk to butt rock. Whatta cryin' shame.
  33. 1 point
    Watch for this Blitz to be relisted next week at a new price as it has been completely put back together with both original factory Hamer PU's. It now needs NOTHING now except a new home! All the other parts - except knobs - are also factory original to this Hamer. Hint: It might also look a bit different . . . . .
  34. 1 point
    Not the worst, I'd say. Got some gender freestyle content. Conservatives may beware.
  35. 1 point
    That guitar has everything you need and nothing you don't. Nice all around!
  36. 1 point
    Amen! Id only add a gentle suggestion to keep writing and playing and recording music. The process is still the best therapy I know of. And if critical listening/mixing feels like a huge hurdle, record everything with generic sounds (midi drum tracks, midi keys/synths and standard plug ins for instruments) and borrow another set of ears to mix for you, or help mix. You might be surprised what you come away with, and the process will be worth it on its own. Its obviously a tough time for you and your family, but you and your daughter seem to have a beautiful, amazing approach. All the Best, 😊 GH
  37. 1 point
    Thanks! I had my hearing tested a few years ago and it wasn't bad at all. This time, not so much. And what's a for sale post without pics? The kid who was so strong and never knew anything other than... well... in her words "I was over it the first day when you guys said I was going to live. Why are you still upset?"
  38. 1 point
    That looks like an orange TootsieRoll Pop...but cooler!
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  40. 1 point
    I've got a Club Royale, and can't add much to the descriptions given by duncans and JES1680 above. I bought mine about 15 years ago from Nightwolf, so it's got lots of HFC history and mojo. He was selling it because it "broke up too early." We laugh about it here at the 4321 because it's my most coveted amp among the faithful. They don't exactly squabble over it, but whomever arrives first rushes downstairs to claim the amp for the night. It also gets used on almost every Famous Volcanoes gig by our pedal steel player, Jimmy Johnson. Pure magic! I don't think I've ever changed tubes on it, and it still sound fantastic.
  41. 1 point
    its still in process...……….. it been a wait. 2+ years
  42. 1 point
    I used to work at a store that sold them.
  43. 1 point
    This one looks awesome in vintage orange! I am like 1 1/2 years out from my next Shish arriving, but it is already taking over my guitar life...
  44. 1 point
    I’ve owned a BM stack for many, many years. Absolutely love it for surf, played on a Jaguar through a ‘63 Reverb Unit.
  45. 1 point
    Fantastic. I'm loving the innovative designs Mike's creating. Truly "Custom" guitars. Pondering my third...
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  48. 1 point
    Significant piece of Arlington Heights history.
  49. 1 point
    I'm digging the new point and shoot Nikon. Today during the Talladega warmup TV stuff I restrung, tuned, and photoed this nice 2001 Hamer Standard and two other guitars. then I played all three while I sat on the edge of my seat. It was a decent race. I thought I might share these with you all to enjoy on a Sunday evening. While not filling like an all day Smoked Brisket it is as tasty. It has a WCR Darkburst N and WCR Ironman B in it and is just fierce at times. Neck joint is smooth as silk. North South East West This way... That way... And over in that corner.....Spot the V..... Lil Korina Nugget too..
  50. 0 points
    Someone broke into my truck in the middle of the night and stole my main everyday gigger bass cabinet. The cab itself was nothing fancy: an 80s Sonic cab - but I loaded it with an Eminence Kappalite 3015 and as a stand-alone cab with any head I might use: totally killed!!! I have to accept partial responsibility here because I chose to leave it in the bed of my old truck (with topper on, everything locked), but still it bothers me. No renters insurance here and my vehicle insurance won't cover it. I have other cabs so it's not the end of the world but I really hate these feels I'm feeling right now. Grrr. Report and photos filed/sent to the police. Calling all music stores and pawn shops in a 50 mile radius tomorrow morning. Maybe I'll see it again, maybe I won't. C'est la vie.
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