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  1. short backstory, so I'm eating healthier and after eating salads all week, I said, f it... I'm starvin, I'm going up to Manchester to get the chinese luncheon and also hit Manchester Music Mill. I never made it to the chinese joint... great top, fairly clean, looks like a recent fret polish and level, the nut was possibly replaced, and a tiny bit of hameritis, nothing too bad. strange string guage, looks like a large low E and relatively light rest of the strings... will clean it up and restring it with some slightly beefy curt manga
    11 points
  2. Here is a vid I made w pushed Fender amp tones and humbuckers. 2 things I rarely use lol but I wanted to demo how well these models do in between clean and mayhem. I think it sounds great. Im kinda addicted to direct for anything past a pub gig these days. This was Helix lt into my small pa. My vid cam has xlr inputs, one 57 and one pro 37 at condensor recording. Tophat, Horns and Boogie are badass props here...
    5 points
  3. Killer top, one of Hamer's greatest models ever. If the pickups are original, resist the temptation to change them until you give them a chance. It's an odd combo on paper that simply works in practice.
    3 points
  4. Thanks all for the comments. Spent a few hours on it. Cleaned and oiled the fretboard. Made one mod, slots in the bridge were really cut deep and were buzzy especially the g. Had a nos Schaller bridge in my parts drawer. Restrung with 10-48’s. Spaced them out and tapped with a plastic mallet. Got rid of the pinging. Tweaked pickup pole pieces to get a little more punch in the low strings. Sounds nice. Pretty happy.
    2 points
  5. I really enjoyed that interview! Can't say I'm the biggest AIC fan, but I am a Cantrell fan. Seems like an exceedingly decent fellow.
    2 points
  6. It's difficult to describe the level of elation and relief at being able to play guitar without pain or stiffness associated with medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow). So, let's go with: I'm f-ing thrilled! Been months now. Maybe some day a bit more of what little speed i had previously will return as well.
    2 points
  7. I second that. Got one brand new 15+ years ago and was just expecting a certain sound. It didn't have it. Was before I really discovered pickup swapping, so out it went. Would dearly like to give one another go with the stock pickups. Plus side is El Duave ended up with it (eventutally) as one of his main guitars, so it's still in the family.
    2 points
  8. For those who prefer to buy CDs in lieu of streaming or mp3s, here is my new CD. I had a small batch done. Let’s do $12 shipped to your door. Thanks for supporting your local HFC recording musicians!
    1 point
  9. It finally arrived, and it's in better condition than I anticipated. It has its share of minor scratches and dings, but it's not bad for a bass that was made between 1990 & 1992. Tobias had so much success he had to seek outside vendors to help manufacture them. This is their "Standard" model, and these were built at the Terada factory in Nagoya. According to founder Michael Tobias himself, these were "great basses." The bodies were made in Japan, and then sent to Michael's shop in Burbank to dress the frets and install the electronics. There were only about 400 made, and there would
    1 point
  10. I wasn’t a fan when they first came out. Elduave brought one to practice and then a gig, and I was blown away. One of Hamer’s brilliant designs!
    1 point
  11. One of my favorites from the grunge era. An amazing talent. Composer, arranger, guitarist, vocalist, lyricist. Songs like "Rooster" and "Junkhead" will always transport me back - not necessarily to happy places, but to important chapters of my life and memories of people who have come and gone. I'm gonna have a scotch and put on Dirt now. Thanks for posting this.
    1 point
  12. I did a Gilmour tone on the Time vid I posted here as well. Doing Hendrix at Moneterey right now. Thanks for listening
    1 point
  13. I agree, this was very cool. So many people putting stuff out and as usual, only a fraction is really good. Please post a link when you're on there. What other sounds you looking at developing?
    1 point
  14. Cool! Let me know- I'll support you by picking it up
    1 point
  15. Great album, the previous and subsequent albums are stronger though
    1 point
  16. Those are some great tones! Should put it up on L6 marketplace
    1 point
  17. Killer! Love the playing/tone/demo.
    1 point
  18. There are some notable exceptions. The Trainwreck Express/Liverpools start distorting at the -power- tubes first. As you increase the (only) volume knob, the preamp tubes then start distorting in -reverse- order. I've built one of each myself; same circuit topology, just some tweaks to accomodate the different power tubes (el34 vs el84). Set the amp volume at one oclock and control all from your guitar. The clean and distorted output levels are the same volume. As you roll the guitar volume knob up, you can hear as each gain stage kicks in. Its a unique, and some what limiting desig
    1 point
  19. I won't judge. I've built an entire guitar around a part or two.
    1 point
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  21. It says a lot that you could be playing a Tophat or a Boogie and you still want to play the Helix!
    1 point
  22. I find this a bit odd: "The bridge is a Schaller Sustain Block, which was an option instead of the Gibson-style stop tailpiece." Schaller Sustain Block?? does anyone else have one of these??!! 🤔
    1 point
  23. The video might have been kinda stupid but Turbo Lover is one of many favorite "sing along" songs.
    1 point
  24. Big Priest fan here. Agreed on 'Killing Machine/Hell Bent...' A great album that was a huge departure from the previous one, 'Stained Class' --which, interestingly, was released earlier the same year ( on the same day as the debut Van Halen record.) Halford's vocals spent more time snarling in the lower registers instead of the epic banshee shrieks and wails up to that point. Great promo vid of the title track, with the start of the leather and studs look ( and Tipton rocking a Les Paul as a real change!) My first Priest album was 'Defenders.
    1 point
  25. Funny too... the second parts guitar was born due to the fact that I had a loose Schecter Superrock in the bin. A good pickup needs a guitar wrapped around it, right? Plays to that age old question: "How many guitars to you need?" Just one more
    1 point
  26. If you'd consider int'l shipping, we German HFCers could make an omnibus order? Guys, chime in! @gorch @Montelovesco @capridriver @mucde @vitass @JochenP
    1 point
  27. I used to love Amazon....early adopter and big promoter. They used to be the least expensive, most convenient and had great customer service. Sadly they are no longer any of the above. i wish I could blame corona virus but they screwed up so many orders at Xmas and January they refunded my entire prime membership fee no questions asked in early February. So at this point it’s a completely free service to me and I still think they blow. endless hold times to fix an order they screwed up or just disappeared, shipping that takes two weeks when they have the item in stock, limited op
    1 point
  28. Seriously, if you're a patient sort, watch Reverb (eBay if you go there, I don't) for partscasters for sale. I found one at a good price with a body, hardware and case I liked and with and a Fender '57 reissue neck and spendy pickups I didn't want. I bought it fairly inexpensively, sold the neck and bought the Allparts neck for substantially less. I still have the included set of "Gilmour" (The Black Strat) pickups I could sell (if I'd get off my hump) to reduce the cost even more. A little trading here and there and the end result is a nice guitar with very little net cash
    1 point
  29. Thanks to those who have ordered thus far!
    1 point
  30. Go for it. It’s a great axe and I’d love to see it go to a Hamer fan.
    1 point
  31. Just how heavy is it?
    1 point
  32. Yes, a shame they aren’t doing bodies, I thought their strat and Charvel style bodies look the best contour wise. Going to guess they had to reconfigure their workspace for social distancing.
    1 point
  33. Killing Machine certainly increased their popularity. Potentially, in a similar way poppy like Turbo. Just at a different time.
    1 point
  34. Very cool to know I'm not the only DIY'er during this pandemic time! Wet-sanding a neck on my lunch break isn't something I'd ordinarily do, but it's coming along nicely on one of the several projects I've got going. This has been my summer of Telecasters, apparently!
    1 point
  35. Parts builds are worth it, if you can do it yourself. As long as you know what kind of neck shape you like and wood choices its hard to go wrong. People get into trouble when they can have "What ever they want". Thats when they end up disappointed. Goes for Shishkov Builds too. @DaveL that body is gorgeous!
    1 point
  36. Tally's are very nice and the necks are great. I never did get to try on a Tally Pro, but i'm pretty sure I would dig it. Jol has been making some guitars with ash bodies and maple necks in the Tally'ish shape. I wouldn't mind handling one of those either.
    1 point
  37. Probably not what you expected.
    1 point
  38. I have to agree with him 100% .. https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/queens_brian_may_shares_honest_opinion_on_eddie_van_halens_guitar_playing_names_regret_about_him.html
    1 point
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  40. Here's what Jeff Waters thinks: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/annihilator_frontman_explains_why_eddie_van_halen_is_greatest_guitarist_of_all_time.html?fbclid=IwAR3AHxEbHrpGf7qRGB1OUgGgWe6DjdOwwlapc98fps8s0BMGSTSnTfOuWUQ
    1 point
  41. The Union Jack special was listed on Reverb a few months ago from an Italian seller, I think it was around 3k Euros. As an Englishman living in the states I'm always up for that sort of thing
    1 point
  42. Coming 2022- the Barn Find Honduran Mahogany Limited Shishkovs, a special run of 15 units. 😃
    1 point
  43. Looks like Sting's: Though, I believe I recall someone in the know telling me Sting's was a four-digit. Is that right? Cruisebass / Phantom - IMO the most comfortably hanging instruments ever! Loved this ad with the same configuration:
    1 point
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