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  1. 8 points
    To expect for things to keep going on and on and on and on over the years is a glitch in the human brain. The best stuff in life usually has a span of only a few years. Actual Punk music lasted for maybe four or five years... New Wave was the same, disco was the same, grunge was the same, thrash was the same... what is good and what is great is usually not sustainable. Kev needs the kindness and grace from the rest of the world to age, live and love without the expectation of: next albums, tours, appearances or interviews. That expectation can drive a musician into a cave for years... look what it did to Vito Bratta & Jake E. Lee! What he achieved with Hell was unbelievable! Most of us wankers never amount to a fucking thing and he actually DID it! I don’t blame him for constricting his social circle a bit while bowing out from the public eye for some rest, recuperation and regrouping. Hopefully he will take advantage of the wonderful NHS and get some treatment... or not and let things heal naturally on their own. Whatever he thinks is best. The dude is a star... made of light. Most of us are made of mud. lolz Cheers to a future with or without playing metal... either way, the mountain has already been climbed... no need to keep climbing more mountains. If one or two present themselves to him and he decides to take them on, I’m sure he will kick some ass and see the summit. Very impressive man and we are lucky he ever gave us losers the time of day. lolz
  2. 6 points
    I have a Max just like this one. Fat neck on my bass.
  3. 5 points
    Oh boy! Just spotted this one on my sidebar... if you don’t laugh, regardless of the talent, then you have no soul.
  4. 4 points
    I love the way he plays guitar. As far as Super Bowl performances, to me nothing tops Prince playing Purple Rain....in the rain. I have read he loved Neal Schons playing, and for that song even checked with Neal & Cain as he was worried the chords were to similar to Faithfully. He could play melodic, funky, bluesy, shred....
  5. 4 points
    Here is a famous Hamer endorser who was there this week.
  6. 4 points
    and I'll leave this here:
  7. 4 points
    Nice Score Dave ... USA Dean Zs are nice. I got this one from Dave several years ago ... I know he was Jonesin to get it back someday ... but I can't seem to part with it ...
  8. 3 points
    Special props to the sax solo. And the cleavage.
  9. 3 points
    It's the greatest band in the world - Morris Day and The Muthafuckin Time!!! - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  10. 3 points
    Every time I read a thread like this or try to research how to hook up amps to the proper resistance, I come out dumber than before. I've never fried a head, so I guess I'm doing OK.
  11. 3 points
    Yes, they were featured prominently in a movie called "Purple Rain."
  12. 3 points
    BTW, I got two albums from a band named The Time. They also are on Spotify. As far as I understood, Prince played guitar on those, under a pseudonym. They are very funky —way funkier than the average Prince album. Here’s the Spotify link to the band:
  13. 3 points
  14. 3 points
    There is nothing that can’t be bavarianiced, honestly.
  15. 3 points
    Who's the blonde wearing paul Stanley's shoes?
  16. 3 points
  17. 2 points
    so I'm down in florida, (parents getting to that age) so I had to get away from the house... trek up to Sarasota to hit sam ash then swing over to GC near the mall and see this thing on the top row in the used section... Kind of freaky, but looking at a distance, was like, hmmm... that's a usa sn pattern… so I got em to grab it... dig it, and plunked down a deposit while it sits on police hold. played great, felt great, nice V neck, frets are excellent (it's an 09)... interesting inlays, had a hankering for a Dean Z but not loving those Dean Select imports at $899. (899? the new reality for an import) yikes,.. but let that go... Nothing like some retail therapy. better pics when it arrives 1-2 weeks. Dave
  18. 2 points
    It may have to do with publishing rights.
  19. 2 points
    Family First, Stock your 401k, and the rest is guitars.
  20. 2 points
    The white Hamer Chap Bass he has on ebay might soon have it's 20th Anniversary of it's listing. At one time he did also sell that pink Hamer Steve Stevens with the body binding and boomers/LED's that a member from here has. I remember seeing that guitar hanging in his shop that he had in Cologne, I was interested in that guitar for some time. He had quite some Hamer guitars, also a lot of Jacksons (he had several Firebirds). I wonder who did buy those (if anybody bought them at all)? That guy is really strange, his stuff has the pricing from a fantasy world.
  21. 2 points
    I'm confused. This is a Gibson, right? The headstock looks indistinguishable to me. And I'd totally have jumped on this if I'd seen it. I don't even want or need another guitar, much less a Z, but the florentine theme works so well. Right colors, fleur-de-lis inlays, I even like the gold hardware on this one. The Coat of Arms of Firenza, in case anyone is guessing where they got the theme: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Florence_Coat_of_Arms.png
  22. 2 points
    When did "Phoebe" from Friends start dating the Gene Simmons character in that Mini-Kiss gimmick band?
  23. 2 points
    Probably my tongue was too far in cheek on this one. The guy has 100% feedback to go with his insane pricing.
  24. 2 points
    Got the two 8 inch Celestion's in and wired as 16 ohm. Sound great so far. Need to break them in. The top two are 6 inch Eminence. Going to connect them to the cheap Footnote amp I bought last summer.
  25. 2 points
    Well, at least now we know who has the best crack.
  26. 2 points
    Photo and concept by Sean Cummings. Appropriately includes two British amplifiers. Ain't this a beautimous presentation? Sent to me from a longtime friend in San Diego, and who wouldn't want to pass this along on this holiday? Thanks, Barney!
  27. 2 points
    I Think you would like this too :-)
  28. 2 points
    That was so well done that it is hard to joke about it. We will, of course, but it will be hard to ignore what a good job they did.
  29. 2 points
    What the???? THAT is a three bolt to 4 bolt conversion? I feel very sorry for that neck. It's been done wrooooong.
  30. 2 points
    'Nother Canuck. We're everywhere!
  31. 2 points
    Like @crunchee, I like Prince, but haven’t explored much more than his hits. And BTW, that Superbowl show he gave in 2007 was tremendous.
  32. 2 points
    Hey there, guys! Surprisingly, Kev did reply to my texto. I wrote to him something inspired by a conversation I had with @Ting Ho Dung a few months ago —Michael and I do chat often and had already talked about this. Kev’s reply, though still a bit sad and nostalgic, also sounds like he’s already seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. I toyed with the idea of transcribing the whole thing for you guys, but finally decided to share here only what directly concerns the HFC —no need to tell you why. So, I beg your indulgence. This is what I’m willing to share for now, which isn’t much, but at least you’ll see he says “hi” to us all here:
  33. 2 points
    It’s me who has Kev’s 4-digit Standard. I have his email and his phone number. I even worked with him on a side project —successfully, must I add. However, at a given moment he stopped replying to my emails. He did tell me he was having problems with his wrist —I think it’s no longer a secret around here. I haven’t tried to text him or to call him ever since. I guess it’s about time though. The man is a great individual and an awesome musician.
  34. 1 point
    They started out as Prince's warm up Act for years. Saw them 3 or 4 times at First Ave in Minneapolis you couldn't help but have fun when they played. Of course the booty that was bouncing around may have had something to do with that too! 😎
  35. 1 point
    I thought she has a great voice, but only glimpsed in a few parts due to the song.
  36. 1 point
    I'm thinking the price doesn't feel right. Sweet bass though.
  37. 1 point
    You had me at “cleavage”...
  38. 1 point
    This seller has had many Hamer guitars and basses (both USA and imported) listed on his Ebay account before, and he's been mentioned here on the HFC too, over the last several years. Not necessarily in favorable terms, BTW. European/UK members of the HFC are likely very familiar with him, especially those in Germany/Deutschland, so they can tell you more than I can.
  39. 1 point
    Shit! I'm in lurv...
  40. 1 point
    Just strolling through the youtube recommendations that end up at the end of a previously posted video...
  41. 1 point
    I'm a fan. Skipped an easy chance to see him live around 2001 or so. Regret it. My wife and kids love that clip.
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  46. 1 point
    We were front row for Mavis’ show opening for Joe Jackson a few years back. Most amazingly, Stephen Colbert was on bass... 😆
  47. 1 point
    Polara's post re an unusual guitar made me think about another one that may also draw strong opinions---Either way. Rick Turner has an interesting history, and might be considered in the same realm as Scott Walker......Both geographically and aesthetics.....Sort of that hippie sandwich, links to the Dead and built in gadgets like effect loops, buffers and boost circuits. Reading about how he "evolved" is interesting. And it is hard to believe he presented the original to Mr Buckingham FORTY years ago. Rather than bore with details, here is a link to a detailed review, if anyone is interested. There are also multiple demos on line, notably by Heartbreaker Guitar in Vegas. https://guitar.com/review/rick-turner/ I had one of these years ago. I liked it but ultimately not enough to keep it. Sold it to someone here, but cannot recall who. Long story short, something popped up for a short term deal. But I am pretty sure I am going to just keep it. My style has changed a bit in recent years, in particular more finger picking. NOW this guitar makes more sense to me. In very short form of a review, I like "versatile" guitars. This one is sort of a Swiss Army Knife. Without touching my amp, or adding any effects except reverb, I can go from soft arpeggios behind a singer to a louder clean (Strat-like) or typical "bluesy" sound to a higher gain sound (my likes, think a Santana or Gary Moore lead tone---HBs into a Mesa/Marshall). This is the loudest guitar I have ever played. Mostly, I would play at about 7 or so on the volume knob to match 10 on a typical guitar. Roll it up and it gets to "scream" real easy, more so if you also flip on the built in EQ boost circuit. I DO tend to play some above the 15th fret, so that part of the design is not my favorite. Also, it has a single mono out, so the magnetic and piezo pickups cannot be routed to separate amps. Already had two friends play it and both want DIBS if I choose to not keep it. I don't think that is going to happen. I am not able to play as much lately, but the more I DO play this, the more I like it. I would be interested if anyone else has experience to share. BTW, this is with a Brazilian top over a Mahogany body, with an ebony board. Nice combination.
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    Yeah, I know the Hamer is #0055, but what is the number on the Shishkov?
  50. 1 point
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