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  1. Let's hope it's this: And not this:
    4 points
  2. Congrats guys! You're going to love your Shishkov's. Like so many others here, I love mine so much I got on the list again (#125)!
    3 points
  3. Thank you Travis. Over the past several weeks, while silently lurking and having not chimed in, I have read and viewed nearly every build thread on this channel so I have seen most of the gorgeous guitars. It's exciting today seeing them unfold even though it's not in real time as it is for you or myself right now. Being that I've seen most of the guitars, I can definitely say mine will be different as it will be a semi-hollow spruce top.
    3 points
  4. Here’s the difference: He froze himself out. G/PF put up with his bitching once, that’s more than enough. Waters legally bounced from the partnership, and further drove a stake in the heart of any familiarity by publicly slagging them. For that, I submit that Gilmour can post anything he wants through HIS bands channels, and Waters can STFU. Why does Waters get to bounce indignantly, bitch in a publicly condescending way, and then whine when he realizes they want no part of his bullshit? And I actually celebrate the whole catalog, including The Final Cut, which could be argued was a
    3 points
  5. I never saw him with a 8 string but I did see him with a 12 String... Like the one I had..
    3 points
  6. I have generally been doing good at sending things out the door and avoiding new stuff........I mean I pulled the plug on "the band" two years ago. But whether it is boredom or something worse after being locked down.....Or just old habits that are hard to break. One of the relative unknown guitar builders is David Myka in Seattle. He is probably the only remaining person I would commission for a custom order IF he ever reopens his order book. As best I know, his total career production is not a lot over 150, that over about 17 years or so. Anyway, one of his earlier pieces popped up. Suc
    3 points
  7. Pretty sure that one was never owned by Tom. It’s been discussed here and elsewhere...Tom may have signed it, but he didn’t own many 8s.
    3 points
  8. Well, I took the plunge. This morning I put down a deposit towards my very first Shishkov... The excitement and anticipation grows from here...
    2 points
  9. I can't imagine one being any more spectacular than the Shishkovs I've got, but that being said, I absolutely HAD TO go with my next one...for many reasons.
    2 points
  10. What? No! Censorship! My right to free speech is under attack! I'm going to sign an Executive Order to clear this up! Or I could just post the thing to SoundCloud... Thanks for letting me know.
    2 points
  11. If you want to hear how a Hamer 12-string bass in the capable hands of Tom Petersson can drive a song, listen to CT's rendition of "I Want You to Want Me" at their "Live at Budokan" performance. Play the video sound through a full-range set of headphones to hear how the thrumming of a 12-string bass can propel the song from start to finish.
    2 points
  12. One way they seem to get used is to thicken the sound of a trio to sound more like they have a rhythm guitarist. Listen to some early King's X to get a rough idea.
    2 points
  13. I've seen a few in black.
    2 points
  14. Congratulations! I just got word today from Trish and I was assigned a number as well, #132. This is my first rodeo and I'm very happy. I can't wait to see what he'll build for you. Keep us posted, it's exciting for everybody.
    2 points
  15. Fortunately, "classic rock" isn't bound by the half-decade in question. If they were they'd have to choose different songs to play.
    2 points
  16. Brian Heartattack May. Could be Harold, though. Not 100% sure.
    2 points
  17. While superlative claims will always depend on the eye/ear of the beholder, there's convincing evidence to back up the suggestion that "classic rock" has endured with a stronger listener base than most other byegone genres. To wit, when one travels the USA, it's not that difficult to find an FM station with what could be fairly described as a classic rock format. Trying doing the same with say, ragtime, big band, or late-'50s/mid-'70s country formats. Merely one example, but a solid one: DSOTM stayed on the Billboard album chart for 15 years...and it's fair to describe Pink Floyd as a defin
    2 points
  18. Just got confirmation of my place in line and the number assigned. I was hoping for a cool number and I think this fits the bill. #0123 edited the title of the thread to reflect this...
    2 points
  19. I am deeply saddened to inform the community that Annette is no longer with us. She died peacefully. We do not yet know the cause of death. Annette started with Hamer as, I believe, a 15 or 16 year old in 1980, working with us for about 20 years. Initially she leveled guitars (finish sanding) and then worked in the office, coordinating most everything. She was with Hamer until we moved to Connecticut. She was a vibrant and beautiful individual who added so very much to all that was Hamer Guitars. She will be missed.
    1 point
  20. Close: The HFC bought this one to donate to a kid who had his destroyed by a bully. One of the coolest things I've been a part of. I wonder how that kid is doing.......
    1 point
  21. Bad pics but cool axe for $700 USD!!
    1 point
  22. And lest we forget, he also suffered the most Spinal Tap injury IRL ever- last month he ripped his ass muscles in a Gardening accident ?
    1 point
  23. I badly need to get an up to date iPad...
    1 point
  24. I get a 403 error when I try to play your track.
    1 point
  25. There are several tunes on Gretchen Goes to Nebraska where the heavy texture of the 12er fills the gaps when Ty Tabor is taking a solo. It's very obvious, yet it sounds perfectly natural on those recordings. The lads knew what they were doing.
    1 point
  26. Black guitar: black knobs and a dark fingerboard, please. On the fence RE: zebra bobbins and cream pickup rings.
    1 point
  27. Congrats to you, too! Whatever it ends up being, it’ll be amazing.
    1 point
  28. The show must go on, but at some point they'll be
    1 point
  29. That makes him sound like an old school boxer. Brian "The Heartattack" May
    1 point
  30. I've gotten some good classical guitar at thrift shops, including a couple of WIlliams albums, plus various members of the Romero family. I also have some Laurinda Almeido and Julian Bream as well. I got my current turntable in March 2007, just as the return to vinyl was taking off. I had lost most of my record collection to a flood, so I hit the used record stores and thrift shops to rebuild my LP library on the cheap. On my first try, I hit a St. Vincent De Paul and got a lucky strike--an LP of Mozart woodwind suites recorded and pressed by Everest Records, whose claim to fame was no-co
    1 point
  31. I always felt the 6 string should be on top.
    1 point
  32. I always stop at Goodwill to peruse their records but almost always walk away disappointed; just how many Davis Soul, Engelbert Humperdinck, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass albums did they press, and why are they all at my Goodwill? I even played trumpet for years but enough is enough! Some of the vinyl that looked a little promising was in such bad shape I would not play them on my equipment. Anyway, the other day I found a near mint SOR: 20 STUDIES FOR GUITAR JOHN WILLIAMS record for a buck so I finally bought one there! I'll continue my quest.
    1 point
  33. Annette (2/16/65 - 8/12/16) started at Hamer Guitars in Chicago while in high school and remained with the company until it relocated to Connecticut. As anyone knows, products are a direct representation of people who make up the company, so if you are a fan of Chicago era Hamer Guitars she can be thought of as part of the reason why.
    1 point
  34. Did we have it "better" "back then"? It depends. Did we have it louder? For sure. There's hearing loss and tinnitus to back that up. Then there's this old quote...funny thing is, there's debate/speculation over who said it first. I guess memory isn't what it used to be: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/07/remember-1960s/
    1 point
  35. $975 + $62 s&h on the 'voib. Click PIC for linky.
    1 point
  36. Does this count? '95 custom with ebony board
    1 point
  37. You make a really good point. I personally believe that guitars are meant to be played and I would probably have a hard time playing a Mint limited edition Guitar for those same reasons. I'm sure I would be way better served finding a studio in players’ condition, throwing in a set of Gravelin’s and having my way with it for years to come. but I sure do love looking at the special edition guitars Hamer put out...
    1 point
  38. sigh...... the one I let get away.....
    1 point
  39. My pair: 2007 SC, now shod with Gravelin bucker-sized mini-hums (not shown). 2007 EM with Gravelin pups
    1 point
  40. None. I don't care for any of the above.
    1 point
  41. I told Mike, "I want to keep this one simple". Then the whole project went south after the first step. The Hardware and the pickups are next level stuff.
    1 point
  42. Get your motors runnin'...
    1 point
  43. The Bram T. song above is a solid Power Pop classic. Some of the others in that vein...if not too obvious: Just a good one from a really great tour: (Paul W. with the late, great Tommy Keene on guitar) Finally, one of my favorite live covers by one of my favorite Power Pop bands...
    1 point
  44. So sad and shocked to hear about this. Annette was such a sweetheart, she took me under her wing and was always so helpful and nice to me. Love that her signature is so prominent on the case for my korina V. My thoughts are with her family.
    1 point
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