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  1. 4 points
    For those who like the concept of the G&L Doheny (Strat-style trem, less of that switchery), the Fender American Performer series is very nice. This one has been with me since late December and I love everything about it. Screw those JM purists. They can have their pure JM's. I'll take the bastardized version
  2. 4 points
    This was my recent entry into the hipster offset realm:
  3. 4 points
    Calton should buy that story for their website. Good marketing material there...
  4. 4 points
    I had a high-dollar Sakurai classical show up for a refret in one of those cases. Me not being a classical guy (too much practice and discipline), I was as impressed with the case as I was with the guitar haha.
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    A box of CDs arrived today. Most will go in the local music shops here in town. If any of you want one, let’s do $12 shipped in the CONUS.
  7. 3 points
    There are some instruments you just cannot replace. Double Stop Fiddle Shop in Guthrie, OK had a fire. The owner of the store had a Lloyd Loar Gibson mandolin in the shop. Here is what was posted at a mandolin forum.
  8. 3 points
    I thought the angry guitar player lived in Europe. FF to 1:40
  9. 3 points
    What I see is the original, factory drilled bridge mounting holes and string holes that correspond to the first impression. The only drilling done beyond that was a very sloppy, crooked, non-factory, templateless effort for three additional bridge mounting holes. No second set of string thru holes were ever drilled, the originals only mutilated/modified to "work" with the second bridge location.
  10. 3 points
    Old thread, but I hear ya on the Strat thing. When I'm playing alone I like a big ol' humbucker-n-mahogany sound, but in the real world of fitting into the mix and staying in tune, I'm a Fender guy. As long as I've played, I've never tried a Jazzmaster, partly 'cos the Johnny Marr Jaguar I had I LOVED for playability but it just was too plinky sounding. Strats are much stronger, but even with a Dimarzio Red Velvet in the bridge, the G&L Legacy has The Strat Sound, which is cool clean and slinky, or with Smashing Pumpkins fuzz, but is so... zingy in between. I got a Fender AV65 Jazzmaster last week (apparently the AV series were the best non-custom shop instruments, blah blah blah, exact vintage specs, yawn, whatever) because I wanted a GOOD one that might hold some value, and I wanted a white one because Tomomi Nabama played one in Detroit7 and she kicks ass. It already came with a Mastery bridge, which is good 'cos the stock bridges are so wide the E strings are right at the edge of the fretboard. I carefully set it up, and love it. It's really different from a Strat sound, and the long string length means it has a really elastic feel bending strings. Stays in tune great, and I use the rhythm circuit for the songs I use fuzz for a stoner sludge thing. Really fun guitar: I can't believe I went so long without one.
  11. 3 points
    Don't laugh, but go check out a Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster. Shockingly good for the asking price, and perfect for a JM noob. Most people love the way the offsets hang on you, but their pickups, electronics packages and trems are either loved or, um ... not loved. The Squier will let you figure out in which camp you fall for a fraction of the investment.
  12. 2 points
    I never thought anything would replace my Legacy as my favorite guitar but this off-set beauty has claimed the crown. With the Mastery Bridge & Tremolo, this thing stays in tune regardless of the amount of abuse I put it through. I can't put it down.
  13. 2 points
    An analysis of "Stiff Competition" for our milestone 300th episode: http://wp.me/p8vf4l-Fu
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  16. 2 points
    Why only one set of holes for the grommets on the back? That bridge mount and the string holes are drilled front to back and the string grommets are counterbored using those string holes. There should be two sets unless someone at the factory realized their mistake before the bit went through the back. And on all six strings? Seems unlikely but I’m stumped. I can’t see any funny business on the back of the guitar body.
  17. 2 points
    Years ago I looked at how many expensive guitars I had, so it justified buying a Peterson strobe tuner.
  18. 2 points
    You know, stories like that put some perspective on the kind of money we spend for our musical toys. I sometimes get a little embarrassed when "outsiders" ask about the money I paid for my guitars. And me, like most of you guys would / could never spend five-figure money or even more on a vintage electric guitar - crazy, no? Well, talk to a classical violinist about the kind of money they spend on their bow! Not to mention the violin as such... They don't blush!
  19. 2 points
    I did not see it anywhere and it was my thought ONLY that the title had caused that. I meant not harm or foul to anyone. I just liked the song and thought it had been tossed. That is on me.
  20. 2 points
    If all goes as planned, body blanks, body blanks, and more body blanks. Maybe a rustic coffee table.
  21. 2 points
    That's because there was no 79-80 bridge mess
  22. 2 points
    I'll bet the owner's insurance company was happy about the Loar.
  23. 2 points
    And, in late breaking news........
  24. 1 point
    For those that are interested, I just wish they would of kept the mini hums in these. SDOD
  25. 1 point
    Thanks for posting this here, Zorrow. All the best to Dion & Lorna from us here.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    This is an interesting possibility. Maybe the guitar was ID'd as defective by Hamer QC and an employee was allowed to keep it as it was assembled with the bridge in the wrong position. Or possibly it was an employee build and he messed up the bridge placement. Either way, the guitar may have left the factory prior to the "repair". The funkiness under the bridge could be a later amateur attempt to fix the intonation problem. 🤓 Pure speculation, but it makes more sense to me than assuming that anyone at Hamer did the rough cutting of the string slots or the toothpick and solder screw hole patch. And I agree that the seller took the high road in the listing by showing clear photos.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    It’s an expensive one. It’s the one Bob Geldof smashed in The Wall
  30. 1 point
    There's certainly no doubt that he is at least a little weird.
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Looks to me like someone widened the top openings of the string holes with a rasp rather than redrilling.
  33. 1 point
    Because there’s only one set of holes for the strings on the front.
  34. 1 point
    Saw them supporting KISS in Paris in 2015, a band can never support KISS and be remembered afterwards, this song is OK though.
  35. 1 point
    Very cool story - sounds like they were very fortunate to have the mando in the safe. It reminds of a story that was on the old Birds And Moons forum. The poster's neighbor was also a PRS player, and his house burned down. They found his PRS case in the wreckage. The case had taken some serious damage, but was reasonably intact. They opened the case, and the guitar had taken a bit of damage to the headstock, but was still in tune. As I recall, PRS guitars offered to repair the guitar, but when they saw it, they offered to replace it so they could use the guitar to show how resilient and protective the cases are. And the guy's set list was still under the body of the guitar and untouched.
  36. 1 point
    You guys sound great! I don’t know the 2nd song but it got the butts moving.
  37. 1 point
    My brother dropped off a great present today. About 10 pieces of western maple he milled @ 10' x 14"(+inch or 2") x 2.25". We spied the moderately sized maple on his property last summer. It was recently dead, so we cut it down. At a first look, its solid, unspectacular grain, which is good enough for free. he got around to milling it literally the day before this happened:
  38. 1 point
    Okay, I am never going to knowingly test it like that, but I am very impressed with the Calton cases. I got one, almost by accident, with a "singlecut guitar" last year. I probably would not have bought it otherwise. The inclusion of a $1200 (I think) custom case made it a relative bargain. And it fits quite well with a variety of "Les Paul" type guitars. So it WILL be used. If this does not protect your guitar, I don't know what WILL......It is like a portable vault, but less bulky and less heavy than a typical old style flight case.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    For sale is this very respectable 1982 Hamer Prototype. Good condition - plenty of honest play wear, bumps and nicks, but no repairs, issues, etc. The volume knob is a tad lose, but I know of no other concerns. I believe this to be 100% original and it was acquired from another well known presence here on the board. I'm looking for $700 including a non original HSC. Will ship via UPS to the contiguous US and split actual shipping costs with the purchaser. What a deal! Would be great to have this stay in the HFC family.
  41. 1 point
    I'm not sure i'm dedicated or just really sad. The Prototype is my favorite guitar, the Phantom is great too, but not the same. Plus when was the last time one in this color came up? Sometimes I think they are all Red or Trans Red.
  42. 1 point
    Oh shit! Bubs is right! It is only an hour away...but Wood glue holding on the backplate? Solder in the old bridge screw holes...it looks like they ran the bridge ground into one of the holes....the wiring looks messy....but the price is right if you move it over a decimal place. This thing stinks to high heaven.....sirens, red flags, and buzzers are all going off.....
  43. 1 point
    Sale Done! It was an easy choice at that price.
  44. 1 point
    Cool, What are your plans?
  45. 1 point
    I like it but that guy that is playing his bass so low is driving me absolutely batshit crazy!.. kinda reminds me of all the assholes who wear their pants hanging half way down to their knees
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    So the Blitz is back home now and ready to head to its new home. Absent the white speed knobs, it’s all original (Ting can also confirm). It was fret-leveled and has a bunch of fret life left. Plays just like a solid Hog-bodied, Hamer should – pure rock machines that can makes amps cry for mercy. The refinish was on the body only. The neck had some chips that were touched up, blended and sanded smooth, but the vast majority of the neck and headstock are still factory paint and have never been painted over. It still shows its factory serial number. The neck on this is very nice. The body was completely stripped, sanded, filled, pore filled and shot. All the coats were sanded and then cleared. While it turned out very good – but did not turn out perfect. I’m a recovering perfectionist and want the new owner to be aware of what I noticed with this re-finish. These are small blems that you have to look for – in the right light. It’s miles better than the rattle can black – but not a perfect, restoration grade refin. What I noticed: There is orange peel effect about the size of a dime in two area on the corners of the bouts where the pore filler didn’t work or there wasn’t enough or whatever. The finish on the body (and neck) could probably stand to be polished more – but I do not have time to mess with that right now. Things about the guitar that are due to age and/or play wear: The two shades of blacks – neck VS. body do not match due to the neck being 35 years old. The edge of the neck at the fretboard shows wear but is smooth. I’ve adjusted the sale price down and am just trying to get back out what I have in this beast. This Blitz really does look and play fantastic now and will make a stellar player for someone.
  48. 1 point
    The only reason I can think of why not to buy right now is the possibility of my wife murdering me! 😟
  49. 1 point
    Anyway, Yeah. I pulled the trigger on the Nash. I read both negative and positive reviews on the internet. It seems that some people take this whole JM very seriously, Almost like the LP guys! I'll let you know when it arrives, I'm worried that the neck might be too thin for my tastes but I made sure it's returnable, I'll just be out the return shipping.
  50. 1 point
    Actually my Telecaster does sound fantastic ...
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