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  1. So my buddy texts me Wednesday night with these photos of a skanky, scuzzy looking Special...I mean it was filthy. He found it at a Pawn shop 90 miles away that has no internet footprint...yes they still exist, thankfully. He bought 47 traditional archery bows from the shop so when he asked how much for the Hamer they said “you can have it for $400 since you bought all those bows”. He texts me and I ask how it looked. He said it looked great just really nasty. He calls the owner and tells them I am coming the next day with $375 cash, will that work? Owner says yeah,. So I drove down there and
    15 points
  2. Great deal and good job on the friend getting it in your hands. IIRC, Natural Specials from that run are some hard to find versions especially with HBs in it. Enjoy it well.
    7 points
  3. Just carve a pot leaf in the top with a pocketknife and you're LIVIN'!!!
    6 points
  4. 97 and 98 are out in the wild already.....
    5 points
  5. I always swap pickups out for various Rumpel models...the only ones I haven’t pulled are the Shlabotnik sisters in 0006. They are the best buckers I have ever played and will never come out... we’ll see about the Humbucker Special. So far so good....
    5 points
  6. Quite a few people on here will have swapped out the old USA Seymour Duncan pickups for something more upmarket, so you could maybe grab a set of those on the cheap with a WTB (It's BKP Mules and Blue Notes, for me...) That would be the quickest and easiest of all upgrades, and wouldn't leave you with pickups worth more than the guitar. But see if you're actually unhappy with the sound you have first, for how you want to use it. It's possible to over-optimise.
    4 points
  7. A thread summary (will update as the batch wraps up): 0089 0090 0091 0092 0093 0094 0095 0096 0097 0098 and... 0099
    4 points
  8. Super SCORE!!! I also have a 93 natural Humbucker Special model and that has a nice full neck. Not being a fan of Duncans I originally put Pete Bilthof buckers in it. Right now it’s sporting Shlabotnic’s. After I installed them it was an “Oh My” moment. My son picked it up last week and plugged it into a Tweed Deluxe. I could hear him giggling over the guitar sounds. Super fun guitar!!! picture is with Dimarzio’s in it
    4 points
  9. Nice looking guitar. Needs a set of Gravelins.
    4 points
  10. Some light scratches and a couple little pings in the back, but I can't expect a used $300 guitar to be pristine. If my scale is correct, she's 7.2lbs.
    4 points
  11. That time again. I have managed to sell 10 already this year, but have more downsizing to do. All of these are great guitars, but I just have to lose some fatness in the old herd. First up is a Thorn Grantura. I think these are pretty well known around here. Exceptional guitar from a world class builder. From my local ad: Ron Thorn is a master luthier who, unfortunately for us common folks, has gone to work for the Fender Custom Shop and is now producing guitars that run into 5 figures. One of his best models, IMO, is the Grantura, which is a slightly smaller semi-hollow. Think mor
    3 points
  12. Hi folks, letting this one go, great guitar, just need to let go of some stuff right now. Asking $OLD PP/FF plus actual shipping. Pretty great condition overall, a couple of minor dings. More details here: https://reverb.com/item/35110434-grosh-electrajet-standard-aged-white-2011-valley-arts-don
    3 points
  13. OK I know its probably nothing to brag about in comparison to the more coveted and sought after American made Hamers, but I finally got my first. Its just a used SATQ (made in China)...but for what it is, its pretty impressive...and for $300, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Does anyone know anything about the stock Hamer branded pickups? I'd like to know the specs on them (if its possible) before I swap them out.
    3 points
  14. Country of origin nonwithstanding, that's a nice burst and great looking guitar and a killer platform to improve upon. $300?! Sweet!! If I were to buy that right now the first things I'd do: fret level/dress and change out the electronics to quality pots and capacitor. Those 2 things will for sure show you exactly what you're working with. Who knows..you might love the stock pickups and wouldn't it be nice to hear them properly and not getting choked out by crappy pots/wiring? In my opinion, it's a waste of money to spend money on pickups unless you've got the electronics and frets right
    3 points
  15. With this guitar I didn't have the usual "Getting to know you" time. Out of the case it felt like home, and it didn't paint me into any corners. It has a wide palette of tones with the just the volume knob. Splitting the bridge is great, it is not icepicky and sounds more like an under wound P90 than a weak single coil. I had to makeshift my second pedalboard together so I could hear what it would sound like through my Sexdrive/OD11/Gen5 Echo. Having the slight compression from the Sexdrive really makes that already great coil tap come to life. The Sexdrive is one pedal that once you have play
    3 points
  16. Yeah, I guess it's pretty common, but not as much as some other exotics like cocobolo or bocote. This stuff is like kryptonite to me. Thanks, very nice of you. I'd argue that there is amazing work being shown in the Shishkov forum! Well, thanks, I appreciate it. I do like to keep things organized so that I can find what I need when I need it. I swear I'm not OCD about it like some guys are, but if there is too much clutter I can feel anxiety building, so I have to stop every so often and tidy up a bit. Thank you, I'll try! Yeah, it can be nasty, but I know sev
    3 points
  17. Nice looking first score! Enjoy it well. Gravelins if it is a keeper.
    3 points
  18. Baugh was one of the first Nashville musicians to use a Peavey T-60, as recalled by Fred Newell and others (Music City studio players loved the coil roll-off circuit.. I can't tell from the performance video, but he reportedly left that pre-screened vinyl plastic (non-adhesive) pickguard protector on for a long time. That item had the control functions printed on it. You can see such in this image of Baugh, Bonnie Guitar, and Cheryl Arnold, taken when Arnold's album was being recorded.
    3 points
  19. Second, a Briggs Custom Classic. From my local ad: Here is a guitar by a high end builder. Go to the top of the "custom build" range and you would expect a price of $6000, possibly more. This one has some years on it, but is in excellent condition. Crazy pretty top and a hidden secret in those 4 knobs, One is a tonestyler that takes this beyond a typical coil split. Rather, it is a variable shift between a full humbucker to a full single coil mode. Being able to access any point in between opens up new tone options. Crazy cool! I am a big fan of the Lollar Impeial pickups too. Com
    3 points
  20. I know! I was thinking the entire time...”I gotta get it to $350.” But then I thought “Just buy it dumbass.”
    3 points
  21. Well, I left the body in the bag over night. (yeah, I see it. ) I took it out the next day and was pleasantly surprised. The joint looks to be fairly tight, just needs a little touch up in a few spots. I trimmed the top flush at the router table. I noticed that I did get a crack along a grain line. You can see where glue came through due to the vacuum. Not sure if it was there all along or not, as that would not be uncommon for a rosewood. I'll apply some CA and sand it in and it should make it disappear. The crack is completely tight, which is great. My wife snuck in
    3 points
  22. Hello All, I've been recruited to perform with Pyrosteria, a Def Leppard act and I'm on the hunt for a Hamer Scarab or Blitz Bass... While doing my research, these seem to be the models he played during the early era that the band portrays looks-wise. Of course a Hamer Standard Bass would work as well... other colors may be considered. Any help is appreciated! Thanks, David
    2 points
  23. Thanks @bubs_42 - We ordered them from Schaller with the ebony buttons. They really tie nicely with the rest of the hardware and pickups.
    2 points
  24. I stand behind these amps as being some of the best. Really great and if you love 10's @Jakeboy this one would be a great addition. Rob has been posting schematics on Facebook and I believe the last upgrade schematic is available. He will not do it, but it can be done. I will say that the one that I played in Nashville was the newest version and sounded better than my 1x12 combo that I had. But the 2x10 combo I had sounded just as good as the Nashville Amp and was not the newest upgrade. I think it was the 10's .
    2 points
  25. OF all the things... I just inherited two Bacon & Day tenor banjos LY. They are beautiful gold and silver but I'm not ready to test that theory. Plus, I ain't no David Lindley. Edit ! Would have preferred the Browning Sweet -16 and the belgium browning shotguns.
    2 points
  26. It's really awesome, the general directions are to load up on the pre's and use the master. I guess I should try half pre's and see what that does too! Even as I have used it, it is a Juggernaut. I will say it took me some time to get used to it. I offered it up to the guy I bought it from and Bezilbubs42, that guy, here, but then I kept on using it and loved it an rescinded it. Jakeboy, it's a more flexible version of the deluxe lil dawg, with reverb and presence, which is really nice. +
    2 points
  27. Something special really happened here! The color w the lines is just amazing
    2 points
  28. 2006 EJ Strat with Kinman pickups and Callaham trem/block. Overall in good shape but with some nicks and bruises here and there from use. Frets are in really good shape. The entire wiring harness was swapped for a Kinman "K9 Switching System". Here's the link for all that. I wire my strats to add the neck in any setting and find that useful, but I'm not very moved by series/parallel options or anything so complex it gets the "system" label. But seriously, it's a great guitar It is a nice player and the Kinman's add that Kinman "lack-o-noise" thing they do so very
    2 points
  29. That’s pretty much OCD, bro. It’s reaping mad benefits, though, so don’t go changin’!
    2 points
  30. This.... 😳🤤
    2 points
  31. Thanks everyone for the good vibes. I just put some Dunlop strap locks on a hippie weave a Couch strap for it....
    2 points
  32. Great score, Mark! I know you know you overpaid slightly, but hell, with inflation...$375 is the new $350! With that one, you could get a pro refin in any finish you wanted (nothing wrong with the stock finish, of course) and still be ahead of the game!
    2 points
  33. Third, a guitar from David Myka, one of my favorite builders, but one with limited production totals. I would love to place a custom order IF he ever agrees to re-open his wait list. I think his work is on a par with any other builder I can think of. Why then am I selling? Well, I have managed to acquire 4 of his guitars in the past few years. As best I can recall, I have only seen FIVE offered for sale over that time. This is a great guitar, but it is the "least unique" of the four. And I am really overrun with "singlecuts" these day. Thia one was built as a direct replica of a classic L
    2 points
  34. 2 points
  35. Factory routing, so factory humbuckers....
    2 points
  36. When I owned the silverface deluxe I used the rverb channel input 2 for any humbucker guitar. Way better for me, almost like a Reverend bass contour vibe
    2 points
  37. $377. Travis is a jerk. Specials RULE!
    2 points
  38. Nice. Always room for a solid value buy... even better when it doesn’t need frets!
    2 points
  39. I have been selling guitars in Shishkov mode for the last year and a half. But hell under 400 for a working Hamer that doesn’t need fretwork??? I just had to share with you all.
    2 points
  40. To my ears it sounds pretty sweet: At about 4 minutes Marcus Deml calls it the forgotten channel 😜 He is a fantastic player!
    2 points
  41. To state the obvious: this is all fantastic work. You have an undeniable talent for this sort of thing, and an eye for details (and they make all the difference). It shows in lots of ways. I'm equally impressed by how neat and organized you keep your shop.
    2 points
  42. Yeah, but that toggle switch...
    2 points
  43. I do love this place.
    2 points
  44. @Montelovesco, wow that did get there fast! Please enjoy and THANKS SO MUCH!
    2 points
  45. Back in April, my buddy Mike convinced me to make a Strat for him. I was neck-deep in other projects, but I finally got started on it in June. Not sure if I mentioned it earlier, but when I started my first Strat project, I made two necks. So, I was able to save some work for Mike's guitar. I was hesitant to build an instrument for anyone else to buy, so we agreed that he would just pay my actual material costs. It would let me gain some experience and he might get a decent guitar out of the deal. To keep costs down, I had him choose wood from material that I had on hand. He loved the lo
    2 points
  46. One passed through my transient hands many moons ago,,,, awesome fit and feel, it rocked!
    1 point
  47. I took the old one off my Daytona and very carefully traced ALL of it out with a fine drafting pencil on butcher block paper. Rolled it up and mailed it off to a company to have an exact duplicate cut and drilled out of a different material. It wasn't cheap, but it was a fair deal for the very high quality guard I received. It is a dead perfect fit and looks incredible. My two cents.
    1 point
  48. Y'all are funny.
    1 point
  49. kizanski really isn't really playing his guitars either, but one thing has nothing to do with another. No Ibanez or Peavey knobs, period. I can't be more clear on this.
    1 point
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