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  1. 8 points
    I think it's cool, but I don't have the baggage against Jol that most of this board does. Bottom line: It's NGD and I hope you dig it!
  2. 7 points
    Honestly, I'm not crazy about it. The carve and shape is kinda gross. But, I decided to subscribe to the "ears and hands" theory @polara mentioned above. That, and there are many photos on the Dantzig instagram that nearly make it look cool. Worst case scenario is I make the seventy mile round trip to GC to return it.
  3. 6 points
  4. 4 points
    J.R. Cobb’s songwriting skills touched millions You’ve heard J.R. Cobb playing music. It’s also probable that you’ve heard many of the songs he co-wrote; there are more of those than you might know. James Barney Cobb was born in Birmingham in 1944 and was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. During part of his childhood, he was compelled to live at the Baptist Children’s Home, as his parents had divorced and his mother was struggling as a single parent (Cobb was the oldest of seven children). “I respected it and appreciated it a lot more after I got out,” he said of his children’s home experience. “It came along when I really needed it. I could very easily have gone the other way.” Cobb began playing guitar while still in school, and was influenced by instrumental artists such as Chet Atkins, the Ventures and Duane Eddy. However, his guitar prowess isn’t the keystone facet of his legacy—his ability to craft hit songs was nothing less than legendary. J.R.’s first band of renown was the Classics IV. During his tenure, he met promoter Buddy Buie in Clearwater, Florida. Buie had a knack for songwriting. Even though Buie was not a musician, he had musical ideas. Together, Buie and Cobb would compose some of the most memorable hits in pop music history—“Traces,” “Stormy” and “Every Day With You Girl” are exemplary. “Spooky” was a jazz instrumental to which Cobb and Buie added lyrics. J.R. also wrote with others. He described his collaboration with Ray Robert Whitley on “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” (a hit for the Tams) as “a beach music anthem.” Cobb moved to Atlanta in the mid-‘60s, and departed the Classics IV to concentrate more on session work and songwriting. He and Buie partnered with music industry moguls Bill Lowery and Paul Cochran to build Studio One, a state of the art recording facility in Doraville. Paralleling the construction of Studio One was the founding of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, a sextet of accomplished studio musicians (including Cobb) who wrote and recorded their own material and toured to support their albums. Such a concept had never previously been implemented in the music business. J.R. continued his songwriting efforts with Buie (who was the band’s producer) and also wrote with other band members, crafting hits like “Do It or Die” and “Champagne Jam.” He recorded 13 albums with the ARS (one of which was never officially released; another was a live effort that was marketed 19 years after it was recorded). After a decade and a half with the ARS, Cobb departed to concentrate more on family life and occasional studio work, but he also spent several years as a guitarist and backing vocalist for the Highwaymen, a country supergroup whose frontline members were Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. Buddy and J.R. went through some times of estrangement, but reconciled and continued to write together. One latter-day success was Wynonna’s 1994 hit “Rock Bottom.” J.R. would play guitar at Buddy’s funeral in 2015. The producer/songwriter had informed his wife Gloria that he wanted “Traces” and “Moon River” played at his final ceremony. “I played them and got through them,” J.R. recalled, “but it was the hardest two-song set I’ve ever done.” My own friendship with J.R. Cobb was far too brief. Of course, he wasn’t the same slim rock guitarist with a Wilford Brimley-type mustache that ARS fans might recall from the ‘70s. Perhaps the best term to describe J.R. in more recent times is “jolly”—a bit archaic but applicable, because one of the interpretations of “jolly” can be “full of life.” In the two and a half years I knew him, J.R. had a humorous disposition and a positive, humble attitude about his accomplishments over the decades. J.R. Cobb and Buddy Buie created hit songs that were iconic. Over half a century after most of them were first heard on the radio, many of us can still sing along with them. That’s the kind of legacy to which any songwriter should aspire.
  5. 4 points
    It's an action photo! You can feel the excitement!
  6. 4 points
    Fuck it...I ain't too proud to play that.
  7. 4 points
    So I must’ve done a decent job this Mother’s Day....Diane says when I am asking her help on my Next Shishkov’s color....”Your Shishkov collection”...I say “well, it’s only my second, and final one.”...She says “It takes 3 for a collection”....I say “say it again”...she does and and adds “Once we get everything paid for, you should get a third.” I love my wife.
  8. 4 points
    Don't think for a second she doesn't have a plan.
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    Hello HFCers, I haven't been here much in a long time. Was a regular for several years. Did some trading. I think my last deal was the sale of a 5 string gen 1 cruise (should have kept it). I had some fun with the wyldbil event (https://www.hamerfanclub.com/forums/topic/64105-wyldbil-pirate-special-5/page/17/). I was able to stay away while my band was active. Well, that window has past and I'm back to being bandless. So, I guess my forum activity has to pick up again. Anyway, hi. I see many of the regulars are still here. I'll be posting stupid shit as it suites the moment. bcsride
  11. 3 points
    Felt like posting some guitar porn...my 1979 Sunburst. Ain't she purty?
  12. 3 points
    Less ink used for the 9 vs. the 8 on the serial number prevents neck dive and gives a more delicate tonal balance. [/tgp]
  13. 3 points
    He is a slide monster. I’ve told the story how he blew Sonny Landreth right off the stage down at the King Biscuit, and that ain’t no easy task! He had a nasty, snarling P90 tone that night and he made me a fan right there and then.
  14. 3 points
    Here is my black 1979, we can call him Satan. He is great!
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    The sun really brings that sunburst to life.
  17. 3 points
    Totally right. You are so screwed. You just don't know it yet.
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    The ‘58 necks are usually a tad larger than the ‘59s, and the tops are typically flashier on ‘59s. I think they’re both incredibly overpriced. The best LP I ever had was a ‘58 historic. The market is fairly saturated and you can snag an R8 for $2800 or less if you’re patient.
  20. 2 points
    I never put enough time into learning to play a steel guitar, so do not ask me to play the one I have. The thing is to learn the string groupings that give you major and minor chords. Then there are patterns to learn, too Pedal steels were around as early as 1940, but they did not start getting common until the end of the 1950s. Do you play a Telecaster without a B-bender installed? You can play a steel guitar without pedals to start. If you buy that pedal steel on Craigslist you do not have to touch the pedals while you are learning. Before spending $1400 you might want to spend $200 - $300 for a lap steel just to get used to it. A pedal steel player I know talked about how the tuning is purposely a little bit off on his steel in order to sound right when it is played. Uh, let's see... if it is slightly out of tune it will sound in tune. OK. It is not just the one guy who does that. If you want to dig in, go to Brad's Page of Steel for answers to all your questions.
  21. 2 points
    Just a pic without any decent lighting, but here's it's non-bursty '79 sibling. All nekkid 'n' natural.
  22. 2 points
    This album cover was the first time I ever saw a scarab. In fact, to this day I’ve never seen one in person...
  23. 2 points
  24. 2 points
    It’s gone!! Somebody liked it
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    The Talladega is such a beautiful looking guitar. These may sound just as good, but Joel created a masterpiece the first time and these just don't have that appeal to me.
  27. 2 points
    She says that because there is no way everything gets paid before you are 97 like Doris Day.
  28. 2 points
    Jake E Lee jamming on a Les Paul... to a cat!
  29. 2 points
    Sign of the times, I guess. I do recall that during that same era, Steve Howe could be seen playing a teal blue Steinberger.
  30. 2 points
    Samick could sue for the headstock...
  31. 2 points
    I only just now made the connection between the shape of Jol's 3x3 headstock and the last version of Hamer's truss rod cover.
  32. 2 points
    Or just save yourself two grand and get an actual Talladega. Because if there's one thing this world needs, it's a more expensive, more pretentious Talladega.
  33. 2 points
    All of my electrics are bursts, this pic is my Hamer harem from three summers ago. Since then two have left and four have come in (or back in the case of the Camstone Junior). What's the color of the Cruise bass on the left end? That's a Hamer burst finish that has not been mentioned. Probably my least favorite since you can't see the wood through it.
  34. 2 points
  35. 2 points
    H9 would be like a Monkey flying a rocket ship. I know a guy that has one, it sounds great, but it over my head.
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    My ‘78, which I did not buy new in ‘78 because I, too, was new in ‘78... can’t believe I’ll be 41 this year...
  38. 1 point
    I learned/played a garth brooks/ allen jackson show on pedal steel. If I recall correctly my FB status said " on playing pedal steel in public for the first time, it's like being the passenger who has to land the plane"...
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    He was sportin' Hot Rod pinstripes on his guitar long before Billy Gibbons, too:
  41. 1 point
    It seemed like she was everywhere on TV when I was a kid...97 is a good run. I’d sign up for that.
  42. 1 point
    Same seller is also selling this - currently well below market price... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hamer-USA-1981-Special-Black-and-White-graphics-Guitar-With-Hard-Case/173896701952?hash=item287d0d1800:g:qAsAAOSwO~Jc0h1N
  43. 1 point
    No, your mood is spot on. Anyone this careless about their listing isn't going to give a rat about safely packing that guitar. This isn't the kind of person with which to do business. Buyer beware.
  44. 1 point
    Considering GC paid half that, the original owner got slaughtered.
  45. 1 point
    Or maybe you are speaking truth. I wonder "Why are they doing that?" countless times daily. I still don't have a good answer.
  46. 1 point
    I'm thinking more in line with Ford 60s era GT (or GTA in this case), which comes off a bit more "jade pearl metallic" in guitar speak, even though Ford called it "lime gold green".
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    I have no idea. I’ve ordered things that were the lowest rating and they were mint. I like to consider the gc ratings to be a shape shifting amoeba. That way I’m less disappointed.
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    It just occurred to me that this could affect certain OC activity. 😥
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