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  1. 13 points
    2000 Newport pro. Spruce top, Seth Lovers ... shipped from Denmark and arrived in Santa Barbara IN TUNE
  2. 9 points
    What happened was I bought a blingier Newport and really liked it but the victory inlays etc. arent exactly my cup of tea. I hung it up on my wall and stood there looking at it, I honestly said out loud "I love this guitar, too bad its not black with dots.". The very next day I saw this one on Reverb. Black with dots. I didnt know they even made Newports in black. So I had to have it, that being a sign n all. Fortunately I'm not married so I can get away with this shit.
  3. 6 points
    https://reverb.com/item/23177783-hamer-t-62-1992-white Expensive, yes 😗, but I have been looking for one of these in this color and in condition since.... forever! Less than 7 lbs, excellent frets... this makes it my first Hamer in more than ten years, and the second T-62 in my position. Life IS good!
  4. 6 points
    I know we all like Hamers here, but I think the more important question is why is Greg watching Shalimar videos??????????
  5. 5 points
    For years, I've been interested in learning more about tube amps by building one. I finally got off my duff and ordered a Mojotone 5E3 kit. Perhaps because it was so easy to put together, it felt more like I "assembled" it, rather than "built" it. While it was less of a sense of accomplishment than I expected, I'm happy to have completed it, and the 5E3 is a nice amp/circuit to own. I haven't yet come to fully understand the Fender 4-input circuit, and the idiosyncracies of the 5E3. Since I live in an apartment, I'm waiting on an attenuator to fully appreciate how the circuit affects tone. Here are my take-aways: It was a relatively easy project, and I recommend the 5E3 for anyone considering a first amp build. More than any other resource, I learned far more about tube amps, in general, and the 5E3, in particular, from Rob Robinette's great site. I learned more from his site, than I did from assembling the amp. Assembly was not particularly edifying to me, since it's assembled in a very different order than the electron flow. Mojotone's eyelet board did not come pre-drilled for the screwholes necessary to attach it to the chasis. The instructions did not specify when to drill it. As a result, I had to drill it, after all the components were already installed. It was a minor PITA. I'd recommend doing that as step 1 and it would be helpful to make a crude template to lay across the eyelet board prior to drilling. Mojotone's assembly instructions were quite poor and unhelpful. In contrast, their colored layout diagram was great. Regardless of whether one chooses a Mojotone kit, I'd recommend using their layout diagram. I aimed to have a neat and tight assembly, by tailoring the leads to be no longer than necessary. This made fixing my mistakes difficult, and in some cases impossible without ordering replacement parts. I believe this poor decision will also make further modding the amp more difficult and destructive than I want it to be. I'd recommend leaving the leads longer than one sees in a picture of a beautiful and tidy completed chasis. I believe that the ground switch is, basically, a hat-tip to the vintage design rather than of any practical use. I wish I had used the space on the chasis for a master volume. On the other hand, I'm not confident that I'd have easily figured out how to do that.
  6. 5 points
    Cinnamon Girl is pretty great. I'm still practicing and hopefully one day I'll get it right. 😎
  7. 4 points
    Gorch - there are SO MANY Brian May solos that are flat out perfect. Technically flawless, musically brilliant, and highly emotive. His playing is the guitar version of Freddie’s voice.
  8. 4 points
    Wonderful song, wonderful solo, and wonderful video. I liked it very much when it came out in 1980. A perfect solo emerges into the song flow and leverages for the final. Ideally creates its own line and remains in ear and heart. I think Killer Queen has that kind of perfect solo. Same for Bohemian Rhapsody whilst talking of the same band. There might be only a few guitarists that are playing and composing on the level to create the perfect solo.
  9. 3 points
    Nice score, but I'm surprised this one got past Belgian!
  10. 3 points
    There are so many that check this box...but I’ll start with an obvious one: Page’s Tele solo on Stairway. Perfectly crafted, melodic, builds in intensity, and brings the flash on the last lick for good measure.
  11. 2 points
    Get it boys https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/d/mesa-hamer-usa-daytona/6874496522.html
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  13. 2 points
    I had to go out of town for work and ran across this on the local CL. It plays wicked, I just love it. It smells like smoke still, although not as bad as when I got it. I may swap out the chrome for black, I’m pretty lazy though. Sorry i I put this in the wrong area, I’m not sure how to move it
  14. 2 points
    Day One of Shaky Knees Festival. I was up front for Hannah Wicklund, which was easy since there were maybe a dozen people waiting to see her on a massive stage. I'm not usually a big retro-roots rock fan, but I do like some young bands like Rival Sons, Greta Van Fleet, The Strypes, and Hannah Wicklund, because they bring the kind of young passion the music needs, and they sure ain't in it for the fame in the age if Cardi B. They were super-tight and grooved well She has the kind of swagger and confidence that come from doing this since she was 8 years old, gigging constantly Gear: one Tom Anderson guitar that she never tuned except to go to Drop D in a song. Orange Rocker 30 into a 212 cab. Couldn't see the pedals. Bassist used a P-bass into an Ampeg rack unit and an Aguilar cab. Shot this opening jam on my iPhone. Then was Garbage at the Tabernacle. I've seen them four times, and they haven't had an album out in three years or so, and haven't made a GOOD one in ages, so they're pretty much on the nostalgia circuit now, like so many 90s-00s bands. It's interesting to see bands at this stage in their careers. Sometimes they put a new spin and a new feel on the old songs as they've matured. Some are remarkably youthful, and others are trying but not quite succeeding to still be their old selves. Garbage still seem to play like they're trying to prove something. It was the first night of the tour, and Shirley Manson seemed nervous: as the show went on she talked more and more, and admitted she was absolutely petrified with nerves. The guys were moving a lot, and Butch Vig actually smiled, which I've never seen. Quite a few technical glitches: Vig's hi-hat eventually was replaced, and Steve Marker had some sort of wireless issue and later broke a string. Manson forgot a song and the had to re-start, plus the crowd was insane, leading to a fight breaking out in front of me. Manson stopped the show, and that put a damper on things for a while. Gear: Butch Vig used all electronic drums Steve Marker played a pair of Guild Bluesbirds, changing for retuning Duke Ericson played a Variax on a couple songs, but mostly a Tele with bound body, and two Guild hollowbodies, I think Starfires. Eric Avery played a raggeed-out P-bass all night I think they're all Line 6 stuff and in-ears.
  15. 2 points
    For a start, my advice would be pics or text describing what kind of guitar you have.
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Well you're all wrong. 'Cause I played a solo this morning in my jim jams, while my kids were having breakfast that was a combo of Page Jimi Eric Eddie Vai and Yngwie all rolled into one, with a bit of extra flash thrown in for good measure, you should have heard it. It was the biz. Stairway to where?...
  18. 2 points
    Here is an interview with Reb Beach.
  19. 2 points
    FFS, most pawn shops are shrewd as f*ck about every dime that passes through their tight fists. It's not like he's haggling with a group of broke-ass, struggling mf's in a damn Good Will or DAV thrift shop. FYI - pawn shops RARELY lose money. Those "customers" who go into pawn shops know full well there's a financial booty-raping coming and the pawn shop glady puts the wood to them and either lowballs them or makes the desperate fools pay. So negotiating anything the pawn shops agree to do is absolutely in-bounds and fair game.
  20. 2 points
    $500 seems like a steal for any USA Hamer even if it needs a little work...
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    Polara. THIS IS EXTREMELY COOL. I have number 9 0950, two numbers from yours. And it looks just the same!! It is also in a very fine condition. I bought it on ebay around 2003 from someone in the San Fransisco vincinity.
  23. 2 points
    Clean enough to eat off... great shape apart from a ding in the headstock. Neck isn't small. Case is different from later Hamers: different shape and handle. And the cutaway on the bass side is in a straight line to the one on the treble side (though the horn is still longer). Interesting to see how the guitars evolved, as this is the oldest Hamer I've ever touched. Can't wait to plug it in!
  24. 1 point
    Budda Superdrive Series 1 Handwired Handwired Pre and Power Sections, 30 Watts El84's, Serial #0023. Near Mint condition, comes with the foot switch, cord, power cable, manual, candy. This is pretty much, damn near a time capsule piece. The Handwired original Budda Amps sound very much like a vintage amp, they each have their own character and not only sound great, but feel great. SOLD Shipping and PayPal Included to the lower 48. Outside of that, we can talk if your interested. Difference in the Series 2 and the original: Series II are boarded pre's with HW Power sections. Tonal Difference, is the series one is more vintage sounded, laid back, not as ready to rip your head off. Very much a vintage amp that can gain up, but still feel vintage. I compare the difference to playing a Late 70's JMP to a JCM800, the JMPs were a little more spongy, single notes are more round and the tone is warm. The 800's are more tight, snappy almost with a firm body. You can live with both and they both sound great in there own way. Master volume works great, you can also assign a cabinet to each channel, and its foot switchable.
  25. 1 point
    This was exactly my thinking with the 2001 Artist Custom I bought last month, and I'm not sorry! If it brings you HALF as much pleasure as my new companion is bringing me, it was a bargain! Enjoy!!!
  26. 1 point
    beautifull guitar and perfect color love it!
  27. 1 point
    Very cool. And in tune, you do win!
  28. 1 point
    I know what you mean about Defenders. Very different tone from Vengeance. It's like they tried to put together the Vengeance and Point of Entry tones. Maybe they didn't use mics as close up on the speakers? When I first got it, the first 4 songs on the album just really killed it. To me, from Unleashed in the East through Defenders they were really killing it with their tone, even thought they were different on each album.
  29. 1 point
    I know this is stupid to ask but anyone know someone selling a B8s? Who has my old mint green?
  30. 1 point
    mc2 had it but not sure if he still does.
  31. 1 point
    That's a very classy looking Hamer you've got there. Congrats!!!
  32. 1 point
    Tha is beautiful! You win indeed!
  33. 1 point
    That Peavey half-stack looks cool too!
  34. 1 point
    @Travis, thanks for endorsement! No chorus FS Here, but I would highly recommend the older TC Units, Ibanez CS9, or the Way Huge Blue Hippo. The Ibanez has a very familiar tone, used by thousands of guitarists.
  35. 1 point
    I'll give you a hundred bucks for it, that's the going rate for USA teles I hear.
  36. 1 point
    In broad strokes, I'm like Travis re: getting along with Strats. Having said that, this one here looks just like my old one that I never, ever should have gotten rid of. To me, it's all about the radius. I didn't make the same mistake with the T-51
  37. 1 point
    Very nice! This is the guitar that made me love Strats/Strat-like guitars again...
  38. 1 point
    I heard he has 5 Newports
  39. 1 point
    On a Friday before Christmas, I found a Mesa/Boogie DC-10 in like-new condition for $299. I tested it out and everything worked. I bought it on the spot and took it over to my local vintage shop, who looked it up in the Blue Book. It was worth about a grand, and I thought, "If the pawn shop tagged it at $299, then the schmuck who dropped it off must have taken $150 max for it. He might have been able to get double to triple ($300-500) if he'd gone to the vintage shop instead.
  40. 1 point
    Black wth dots is where it’s at. You, sir, have my admiration. I am also not all about the bling. Maybe a nice Birdseye with dots, but that’s about it...
  41. 1 point
    Yes, you win!
  42. 1 point
    A black Newport!
  43. 1 point
    Here is my MIJ 50th Anniversary Telecaster that I no longer have but I loved how it played and how it looked..! I still have a Reissue Tele but I liked the other a lot more..
  44. 1 point
    Images from recent book signings I did at the Wiregrass Bluesfest 26-27 APR in Dothan, Alabama to promote the Atlanta Rhythm Section book. Did two radio appearances and a television appearance in advance. IDs: 1. Gil Anthony (dressed like the proprietor of a condemned Ferris Wheel)--director of the Wiregrass Blues Society, Sherry and Mike McCarty. Mike is the award-winning graphic artist who did the covers for the classic ARS albums (and others); he contributed images and recollections to the book and is shown with the band on p. 108. 2. Gloria Buie, business manager for the ARS and Studio One. Widow of ARS producer/manager/co-songwriter Buddy Buie. She was responsible for the book's foreword. 3.Saturday setup during concert 4. Local guitarist Frank Tanton; profiled in Vintage Guitar Magazine a few years ago. Up next (as of now): Debut Atlanta area signing at the Atlanta Guitar Show in Duluth on 8-9 JUN. At least one radio appearance in advance is already scheduled.
  45. 1 point
    Yikes! I'm just hoping that it survived that video shoot...
  46. 1 point
    Never been a fan of the group. My first thought when I saw the subjcet line was "Gee dude. Sorry to hear that. Hope things get better for you" Glad you enjoyed the show. 😋
  47. 1 point
    Actually, I have never seen a Kahler‘ed MIK Hamer.
  48. 1 point
    From the same rookery that spawned attachment of a dive-bomb tremolo over P-90s?
  49. 1 point
    Right. Because that was in doubt prior to that realization.
  50. 1 point
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