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  1. SOLD - Thanks! Excellent plus/near mint condition. All original except locking tailpiece posts have been added and the original Duncan pickups have been replaced with a Gravlin Shlablotnik set (original Duncan Seth Lover pickups are included). OHSC included. 7lb. 9oz. Neck specs: C profile, depth 0.84" @ 1st fret, 0.93" @ 12th There is some white coloration, possibly grain filler, under the finish on the back lower bout. This is not wear and the finish is perfectly flat and clear above it. Low action w/o buzz, plays and sounds great, no issues. Asking $1,700 includi
    18 points
  2. Years after I foolishly sold it, I was able to buy my very first Hamer back. It’s certainly not the fanciest guitar they ever made, but it was the one I scrimped and saved for back when Hamers were just out of my reach. At some point I sold it because other guitars had my attention. Soon after it was gone I realized that over the years it had become my benchmark with which I’d measured every guitar after. This guitar became far more to me than the sum of it’s all-stock, slightly unassuming parts. This is the guitar I had in my mind when I was planning my Shishkov. I’ve been missing it terribly
    9 points
  3. Thank you Dana. I love that top (!) and the trans-black really sets it off. Pure class. To clarify, the pickups are pretty much straight up early Di'Hamer clones with a slightly adjusted neck wind to pull out some of the woofy low-mid bloat that is common with some of the original specimens to make it balance better with the bridge pos. Beyond that small tweak tho, it's a dead-on accurate build right down to the brass frames and ferrous steel bobbin mounting screws. Congrats, and rock forth!
    7 points
  4. There is nothing not to love about that one! CONGRATS!
    7 points
  5. 1982 Special Very good condition. Recent professional re-fret with medium jumbo frets. Nicks and dings and some buckle rash on the back but no structural issues. Everything works as it should. Knobs have been replaced. Pickups are correct for this model and may be original. Original Hamer case included. Lightweight - 7 lbs., 9 oz. Unusually chunky C neck profile. Depth is 0.84" at 1st fret, 0.93" at 12th fret. SOLD https://reverb.com/item/34612210-hamer-special-usa-1982 I can meet for a hand-off near Chicago or the Madison/Milwaukee area.
    6 points
  6. No chambered body, but all of those things were taken into consideration when it came to the pickups. I explained to Josh what it was going to be - maple over solid mahogany with a sustain block bridge - and I was looking for something along the lines of the original DiMarizos used by Hamer or the DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAF. He wound the pickups accordingly and nailed it (the guy's a genius, I tell ya). Compared to The Standard By Which All Are Judged - my beloved '81 Special (original neck pickup / 36th Anniversary bridge) - the new Shish is little brighter in the neck and has a
    5 points
  7. Charlie Daniels with a Hamer!
    5 points
  8. Good call letting someone else pick them.
    4 points
  9. Sisters: 2017 Shishkov Ultimate #0063 and 2020 Shishkov DC Custom #0092. Cousins: the concept was to do a super-upgraded version of my beloved 1981 Hamer Special. I think he succeeded.
    4 points
  10. 1981 Special Very good condition. Frets are 80 - 90% of new height, nicely polished with very light wear visible in the top frets. Nicks and dings and some buckle rash on the back but no structural issues. Everything works as it should. Knobs and pickup rings have been replaced. Pickups are early 80's DiMarzio PAFs, correct for this model, but not original. Original Hamer case included. Lightweight - 7 lbs., 6 oz. D shape neck thin neck profile. Depth is 0.79" at 1st fret, 0.92" at 12th fret. SOLD Thanks! https://reverb.com/item/34612654-hamer-special-1981-red
    3 points
  11. I'm picturing you using the acoustic at a local coffee house gig and it fills me with much humor.
    3 points
  12. I grabbed a Boss Katana 50 Mk2 a few weeks back and am surprised and amazed at how good it sounds every day. Some minor global eq tweaks within the app were all that was required along with playing through it as much as possible to get that speaker moving right. For pickup testing it saves me a boatload of time and is just as revealing as my Carr Hammerhead, Twin, Marshall, Peavey, etc. and all I have to do is press a button and jump to saved bank-presets. Also, plugging a bass in and using the Blackface Deluxe "Clean" patch; with a few adjustments I can get remarkably Showman-esque recorded b
    3 points
  13. No, it's an NOS Hamer I got from Kim Keller in 2018; he was selling it on Reverb. The description read, "Lovingly assembled from original factory parts by, well, me. These were built on the later casting from the Talladega, but the mounting holes and string centers are the same." I did order a bridge from MannMade, but I'm saving it for my next Shishkov. 😉
    3 points
  14. Why don't you email Ted Weber Speakers and tell them what you have and what you're looking for? Unfortunately, Ted Weber passed on, but I'm pretty sure that a company that's in that specialty would have an abundant knowledge of vintage amps and replacement speakers of differing magnets, frames, cone materials, and designs to achieve a particular sonic goal. Consider them as sherpas for rabbit holes.
    3 points
  15. Sunday, July 5, 9:07 AM.
    3 points
  16. Is this out of one of Brent's videos??
    3 points
  17. So true. I can picture any one of the three of us doing a solo performance at an open mic night at the local cafe, start with this song, then smashing the guitar and walking off the tiny stage and out the doors while muttering "...sorry....". Comedy GOLD
    2 points
  18. Just watched the video - the quilt just keeps getting deeper. Fantastic.
    2 points
  19. Just got this brand new release - Blueray/2xCD pack - in the mail. Will be a good view, with a mandatory beer.
    2 points
  20. 2 points
  21. Yamaha THR10 for the win. And I'm a die-hard tube amp snob.
    2 points
  22. I'm all about girth of content, baby!
    2 points
  23. Greg is a friend and someone I greatly respect & dig. Yet somehow I missed this ep in 2017. I submit to you he is the reigning king of the Les Paul into Marshall. His tone is full of squawk and skronk and he uses no pedals other than the occasional wah and even rarer Ampeg Scrambler. Heavy blues rock, funk, and a scorching Catfish that would make Jimi Smile. Enjoy. https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nAmq3arzjHwO9LgPHGy3GwvS-umbd8m9Q
    2 points
  24. Good stuff! I still remember Dumas Walker, but I like this:
    2 points
  25. Great pic above, looks so happy.
    2 points
  26. Recently got a line on some old Honduras Mahogany, so I took a ride and found some massive blanks that had been buried at the back of an old barn. Love it when I find these old treasures.
    2 points
  27. Don't forget the pneumatic chisel!
    2 points
  28. I have no info on the exact factory spec but does that matter? Happy to walk you through a proper set-up. Bust out a capo, little screw-drivers, a 6" steel ruler that measures to the the 64 of an inch, a tuner ..and your phone. And message me with your # and I'll call.
    2 points
  29. SOLD - Thanks! Early model - #024 2001 I don't know if this had the 1st mod, but it sounds great regardless. I've owned it for many years and purchased it from a board member, I don't recall who. It hasn't been outside my home since. Reverb and FX loop options. Good condition cosmetically, everything works. I just installed new JJ power tubes and an Electro Harmonix Rectifier. the reverb tubes are Fender branded Groove Tubes and preamp tubes are a Sovtek 5751 and a Tesla 12ax7. The reverb/boost channel footswitch is included. I'm thinking $750 with U.S. shipping in
    1 point
  30. I've always dialed in some relief on my bass necks to achieve a forward bow yielding roughly the thickness of a dime in the middle register when fretting the string at the body-end of the fingerboard. Flatter than that, and I tend to get too much fret buzz when digging in... Subjective, but that works well for my playing. The old washer trick sometimes helps the Fender-ish necks in cases where the rod is maxed out - i.e. spin off the truss rod nut, add a washer (or two, depending...), re-tension...
    1 point
  31. 1 point
  32. Gorgeous, GLWTS. Man, whatever decision or happenstance had Hamer use the creme bridge and zebra neck pickup combo, it still looks the best on many guitars.
    1 point
  33. Careful man! That one'll pull you under!
    1 point
  34. THR all the way. The software is pretty cool, adds the ability to save presets without too much tweaking. Honorable mention for the Trademark10.
    1 point
  35. S'bout right. The real delay (and what torqued everyone) was we bought in December with a promise of something like February. That was fine: but then they hit everyone's credit card IMMEDIATELY, then, did NOT deliver. The constant flood of excuses really put a bad taste in everyone's mouth, so when the end result finally arrived it had to be absolutely perfect (which nothing ever is). It was just handled poorly in so many ways. That aside, it's a pretty well-done piece of kit with massive potential if Positive Grid will continue to support and innovate.
    1 point
  36. I don't have my Spark yet. Here are my stupid thoughts: 1) I have a MicroCube, and while I always loved it for it's portability (I get YEARS out of set of batteries), I think I never fully appreciated what it could do. It really does have great tones from each of its settings. Not quite a "push button for Van Halen or Metallica or SRV sound", but almost. If I'd been more patient for tweaking it, I could probably get every sound I wanted out of it. And there's probably a way to use it as a head through a Powered Speaker. What it lacks: any reasonable sort of jam/practice capabi
    1 point
  37. On Spotify, too. https://open.spotify.com/album/2AsWLXCgUDi4FsG8aHgTvB?si=Fx3Eq4YPSl2-hObHGe92HA Queued up to listen as soon as Sibelius' King Christian II finishes. ETA: and THANKS! ETAA: Why is this guy not top of the charts? Voice. Chops. Tone. Song structure. It's ALL there! Please tell your friend: more music, please! ETAAA: Seriously!
    1 point
  38. I received my Spark the same day as Cynic. We had several conversations along the way and I ended up with an RM number from Positive Grid, but complained I was going to have to pay shipping on the return. They responded with a shipping label. By then I'd decided to reconsider the return. I'm still torn, but I haven't had another minute to work with it again. We had 'people' working in the house a couple of weeks ago, so, as always, every single hint of guitar was put well out of sight and I have yet to get a thing back out. It's noisy, but the gate can be used to hide most of it.
    1 point
  39. #JUSTTHETIP
    1 point
  40. It’s an old video but I enjoy hearing Vince Gill talk about his collection. Later in the video he starts pulling guitars out of the DRAWERS beneath the guitars that are on stands.
    1 point
  41. What a talent. Even in his later years, gripped with Alzheimers. Way underappreciated. As are Hamer 12vers, BTW. Shameless pron.......
    1 point
  42. I was looking at picking up one of those Yamaha THR amps for low volume practice when the family is sleeping. Buddy of mine got a spark last week. My brother has the Roland cube that runs on batteries. So many options...
    1 point
  43. Neither is Mike S. He goes to great lengths to avoid having his masterpieces sit around on FedEx trucks, in shipping warehouses, or anywhere they might not be handled as precious cargo. So, if it means springing for Sunday delivery or driving the guitar to your house, that's what it takes.
    1 point
  44. Can't you just sharpie-in a, "d", and tell us about it?
    1 point
  45. Coming 2022- the Barn Find Honduran Mahogany Limited Shishkovs, a special run of 15 units. 😃
    1 point
  46. Two things: 1. It's actually 0092, not 0093. There was a slight mix-up early on. 2. I have a FedEx tracking number.
    1 point
  47. Love the chisel. Thanks for the offers but I pulled up my big boy pants figured it all out.
    1 point
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