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  1. 18 points
    Needed to have another guitar to gig with and avoid me having to tote the custom Chap around. Our very own Stike finished this one. Thank you kind sir! Whatcha think?
  2. 16 points
    A while back I went on my town Facebook page and offered to give a guitar to someone in my community to, hopefully, share some of the wonderful opportunities and experiences I've had. I picked one of the stories and got to deliver on my offer today. And yeah, it feels good.
  3. 5 points
    First a shout out to Mr. BCR Greg for introducing me to the music of Halestorm almost two decade ago....where does the time go?! A couple of weeks ago, I took the family to see Alice Cooper, Halestorm and opening act Motionless in White. They have a few more dates in the USA before they head off to Europe. MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Motionless in White is not the kinda of band I'm going to go rush out to buy their latest single nor go to see in concert as a solo act. For those that didn't get enough Marilyn Mansion, this band is for you. Their songs are "formulamatic" - no surprises. Frontman, Chris Cerulli does a very good job, knows his audience, plays to them. To those that are not his audience, he knows how to get the attention. Bass Player Justin Morrow was absolutely entertaining. His schtick is - he has been hung by the neck and doomed to play bass in a goth band, wait maybe that isn't his schtick that is his current "after" life - excellent performance, let's face it, your not getting Billy Sheenan here. Set List Rats Broadcasting From the Grave Everybody Sells Cocaine A-M-E-R-I-C-A (gotta love a Dr Seuss Song) Brand New Numb Reincarante Untouchable - Sounds familiar can't quite figure out where they lifted the guitar and keyboard riffs but know the progressions from somewhere. Voices (no, not Cheap Trick) The Good Entertaining The Bad The sound guy only got 1/2 a twenty. The vocals were so buried you would have though the lead singer was really dead for more than 1/2 of the show. Guitarists - they were on stage but nothing to write home about...N-O-T-H-I-N-G (hey, I think there is a song there!) Heavily production backing tracks required. HALESTORM There have been a couple of reviews of Halestorm. LZZY Hale is the real deal. I do wonder how long she will be able to do what she does with her voice? The maturity of her as a performer is impressive. Joe does excellent job with the lead riffs. Band was on from song one to end of the set. Set List Do Not Disturb Ms Hyde (Perfect with an Alice Cooper Show) Dear Daughter/AMEN Uncomfortable Black Vultures Freak Like Me I Get Off Love Bites (and so do I ) Chemicals I Miss the Misery Good set list with a few new songs from their latest release thrown in. The Good Everything The Bad Set wasn't as long as I would have liked. ALICE COOPER Disclaimer - saw AC earlier this year in May front the Hollywood Vampires at the Joint in Las Vegas. The wife and I were in-town for a wedding and had taken her family "formally dressed" to see "O" the Cirque du Soleil show at the Belliago that night. We got out early enough to rush out grab an Uber and purchase tickets for the floor second reserved section. We were the "best dressed" people there - LOL . You should have seen the stares - priceless. Talk about screwing with their minds...the typical audience attendee wasn't prepared for Ozzy and Harriet to show up. Now back to the current tour. Well "Ol' black eyes is back!" Set List Feed My Frankenstein No More Mr. Nice Guy Bed of Nails Raped and Freezin' Fallen in Love Muscle of Love I'm Eighteen Billion Dollar Babies Poison Guitar Solo - Nita Strauss Roses on White Lace My Stars Devil's Food Black Widow Jam Steven Dead Babies I Love The Dead Escape Teenage Frankenstein Encore Under My Wheels School's Out (with Lzzy Hale) Now granted, I know AC from back in the day with his greatest hits. IMPO one of his best songs is Poison, fits his character and stage show perfectly. Showcases Nita Strauss perfectly as well. I was not familiar with AC's current band so two weeks before the show I had to do some research. Ryan Roxie, great guitarist. Absolutely love his style, tone and performance the entire night. Really good stage presence. Tommy Henriksen (also performs in Hollywood Vampires) is another rock steady guitarist. Nothing flashly here just go to work and do your job - thanks! One thing about Alice, he knows how to surround himself with good if not consistently great musicians. Hamer Performance Team Member Kip Winger was once in the AC stable. Glen Sobel on drums, Chuck Garric on bass keep the bottom end down and great musicians as well. Lead guitarist is Nita Strauss which most people know from Iron Maidens. Strauss had a guitar clinic the night before which I was able to attend. There are four things that impress me about Nita; #1. She is genuine. If you listen to her videos and attend her guitar clinics she knows the business and understands how to communicate to her audience. #2. She is all business - don't kid yourself. Her business is building her brand and business is good! - Respect! #3. She is gracious and witty. God, I love an artist who appreciates the fans. Killer smile and funny. https://twitter.com/hurricanenita/status/1159111891400175619 #4. She can play. Holy shit can she play! At the guitar clinic she played some practice tips, a couple of Iron Maiden shorts and her encore was AC's "Poison". She has a her signature Ibanez guitar out and gave a shout out to Andy Timmons and Vai as well as other Ibanez stable mates. AC is about performing and the art of the rock and roll show. Many have followed but the original shock rocker still knows how to throw a party. The tone of the guitars was spot on. Wall of sound with three artists at three different octaves and not bleeding over each other. The Good AC - Stage Presence Stage Theatrics The Guitarists - Thank you, thank you, thank you, for doing what you do. My faith was restored in guitar driven rock. Talk about playing a set list. No banter just kick out the jams! Lzzy Hale on the encore for Schools Out The Bad Wished I had seen AC 30 years ago. Bonus - When Strauss started Poison at the show she spotted me and at the end of her opening riff, she threw me her pick right to me. Those that know me know I had a sheeeeet eating grin. Thanks Hurricanenita. Hamerica
  4. 5 points
    +1 And no one gives a crap about Hamers but us.
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  6. 4 points
    I've got this one: LOVE this guitar. It's got WCR Cherrybuckers in it at the moment, but I'm hanging onto the DD's that it came with as well. Only one that I've seen in "Vintage Orange"
  7. 4 points
    Pfft... not exactly "metal" but I think Paul Stanley would disagree
  8. 4 points
    I picked up that 2007 Talladega from Gruhn's in late 2015 (can't believe it's been that long!!). It's a beautiful guitar, plays and sounds awesome. Now that i'm playing jazz 100% of the time, i don't play it at all but i don't have the heart to sell it. I look at it every time I reach for my jazz boxes though...
  9. 3 points
    Nope!.. a black sustain block vector with the words "SUCK IT" spelled out on the wing "using white tape so not to ruin the paint" ?... now that's METAL ?
  10. 3 points
    Then I think the “pointy” shapes are a must. Scepter, Scepter V, Vector/Vector KK, Standard/Blitz, or a 6-in-line Phantom would work well.
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    They match the waist. From this viewpoint I think it's not symmetrical. The narrow part on top is at the neck pickup pocket, on the lower it's closer to the area between the pickups. I bet on a full shot it looks balanced with the flow of the waist and the bouts. It'll be interesting and lovely when it's all together.
  14. 2 points
    So there's a good chance I'll end up on stage at a metal concert in Hamburg next summer (for one song) and I'd like to rock a cool Hamer for the pictures I will surely be immortalizing on my studio walls. The Standard and the Phantom look the part, there was a cool looking tiger stripe Phantom on the board a few weeks back. What say ye?
  15. 2 points
    Indeed. Back in the late '70s when those types of bumper stickers and t-shirts became popular, my old man pondered having an order of bumper stickers printed that read, "I ♣️ my wife" or "I ♠️my dog".
  16. 2 points
    I have had 3 each of the Talladega and Talladega Pro models. Here are 4, the one on the left is the ONE that I still have. Old picture. The other five have all gone to other HFC members.
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    Great Tallies is far. Now, here is mine.
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    A set neck Chap with a Floyd is pretty metal in my book. Look wise it's the stadium logo in combination with the sharper headstock angle.
  21. 2 points
    damn, shootin's too good fer the likes of them…
  22. 2 points
    I snagged this Roxie at an incredibly low price. I always wanted one of the semi-hollow models. Turns out, it was right here in Central Florida...
  23. 2 points
    Yup. A momentary lapse of reason...
  24. 2 points
    Seriously, though: I vote graphic Phantom, plain-Jane, sustain block Vector, or a 6-inline Blitz. Keep it simple (and affordable).
  25. 2 points
    A busted one.
  26. 2 points
    Depends on what kind of metal. Standard and Phantom will work for sure. As would a vector (WITHOUT the paddle headstock), scepter, scarab, Californian... all of those would look cool. Tons of other Hamers would fit the bill sound-wise. But what look are you going for...?
  27. 2 points
    I hope there’s a shitload and at least ONE comes into rotation when I have the money!!!
  28. 2 points
    @Sentinel, you spotted it and you are correct, they are not symmetrical. ? good spot on the waist as well, Moose.
  29. 2 points
    Everything is custom on this one. I'll post some specs shortly ?
  30. 2 points
    Isle of Wight 1970 was Hendrix's last gig, too.
  31. 2 points
    The guitar looks fantastic! But let me be curious for a second...it is interesting to hear about reason as to why the two f's are placed at different heights...? Look there at the placement compared to the pup hole... that they're not aligned (as on a violin or cello). or compare with the f's on the this Superpro...they are same height Just wondering...
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  35. 2 points
    Shut up and buy it homie?
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  37. 1 point
    With string ferrules already installed, like for a Sustain Block hardtail? Every time I see a guitar that's been boogered beyond belief, I just think of all the money I'm saving by not buying it, and not having to correct somebody else's 'handiwork'.
  38. 1 point
    Using a spool of self feeding metal wire, the Hamer Model 125 attaches a staple closer. Tamper proof and able to operate at speeds up to 230 beats per minute.
  39. 1 point
    Scott was such a killer frontman.
  40. 1 point
    Thanks one and all,,, something relatively inexpensive would be good too since there's an added risk of damage or theft. Leaning towards the Blitz, Vector or Phantom with in line tuners.
  41. 1 point
    Scepters and Scepter Vees would be the choice for Speed metal however, good luck finding one... especially affordable Boomerang~Junkie has this Floyd Blitz for sale Personally I would pick up this Black Sustain Block Bridge Vector for relatively cheap... I've never played a SB Vector that did not have killer tone & that certain Mojo
  42. 1 point
    Just my cup of tea. What kind of nut is on it?
  43. 1 point
    Surprise yourself. The trick is to do baby steps for both you and your little student.
  44. 1 point
    Are Snakehead different than the handful of species known as Asian Carp? The ones that were imported to clean up commercial catfish farms down south and ended up escaping and overrunning rivers? A lot of time effort and money is being spent in the Chicago area to keep them out of the Great Lakes. I'm sure you've seen the videos.
  45. 1 point
    I have a tobacco burst Tally. Was playing it tonight, as a matter of fact.
  46. 1 point
    You have to reduce the size of your pics. I usually shrink down cellphone pics to 240-300kB to be able to post multiple pics.
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  49. 1 point
    I can't believe you guys still fall for this crap. Wife: you have too any guitars, we need money for .......sell one. Husband: you're right honey, I'll put it for sale right away ?
  50. 1 point
    Good news! I'm waiting on an AMP11 this go-round.
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