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  1. First show I ever caught as an underaged middle schooler. Serial and I had to sit on the table at the front of the stage (We we’re literally ON the stage). Afterwards, they all came over and gave us guitar picks. This is Don’s, shredded from the second set:
    7 points
  2. I just dug this out and stared at it for a few moments. It's approx. 55 years old.
    6 points
  3. I thought a hardtail Strat would be THE Strat to have, coming from a TOM/Sustain Block background. And that a hardtail Daytona, having the proper neck radius (14"), would be even perfecter. But part of the Strat 'thing' is the springs. You take those out and it's not the same guitar. You can block the trem so it can't budge, but the springs are part of the sound.
    5 points
  4. I have some of those Mosrite picks from years ago when they were sold at music stores. When I saw Molly Hatchet in 1979 Dave Hlubek came out between the stage and the barricade after Molly Hatchet's set. I asked if he had any guitar picks. He said no, then wait a minute, and then his thumb was pressing a pick into my hand like he was trying to punch through my hand. It was a thin green Mosrite pick made of a different plastic than the shiny Mosrite picks. Nothing special was printed on it, but it was special to me.
    4 points
  5. Have you checked out the Robert Cray strat's? Yeah I know they are MIM but they are nice.
    4 points
  6. Was perusing WALK DON'T RUN---The Story of the Ventures by Del Halterman to prep a memorial piece for Vintage Guitar Magazine, and encountered this signed page therein. I'd forgotten it was in there.
    3 points
  7. I've never seen anything that fits the OP's description but have seen a few close ones. Wrong maple (birdseye, not flamed): Wrong bridge: I'm guessing this has a maple top under the gold:
    3 points
  8. This is one of my all time favourites. Just so bloody weird. So many classics from Hipgnosis.... The classic Pedro Bell covers And of course....
    3 points
  9. Back about a dozen years ago I got myself a Billy Corgan signature model Strat. Large headstock, satin finish neck (and body), jumbo frets and a hardtail. The only thing I didn't like was the Dimarzio humbucking Strat pickups, so I got a set of Fralins for it. I like the single coil sound, but not the hum that goes with it. The split blades do the trick for me.
    3 points
  10. One of my favorite series of interviews I've done for Vintage Guitar was the "Venture of the Month" articles in the mid-'90s---Wilson, Bob Bogle, Gerry McGee and Mel Taylor. Along with Nokie Edwards, those guys arguably inspired more would-be players than the Beatles.
    3 points
  11. Way to stumble right outta the gate, Shawn.
    3 points
  12. 2022 is supposed to be the year of the Stratocaster. So STEP ONE, I bought a G&L SKYHAWK Step TWO: Will be reject the G&L and buy a Stratocaster Step Three: Commit to the Stratocaster. If you asked me what my ultimate Stratocaster would be, it would be 60's Reissue Hardtail Stratocaster. 62 or even the later 60's Large Headstock guitar. What ever I buy the Challenge is to commit to it. Hardtail are so damn hard to find anymore that I feel I would have to be flexible on that one, but Rosewood and Alder combination is what i'm going for. @hamerhead start collecting the money, names and dates for the "Bubs Sold his Strat Pool", and @Travis you job is to keep track of the "Dibs" list. And GO!
    2 points
  13. Still not a flametop, but how about korina (with binding)?
    2 points
  14. ^^^^ The way you say those words ..
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. What? No Alice Cooper? The first album was a fold out even though it had only one disc. From there they were all special. School's Out was actually a desk that flipped open, and there were panties over the record. Billion Dollar Babies was a wallet with photos and money. Muscle Of Love came in a cardboard box like a shipping container. From The Inside had it's cutout windows inside the album cover. Led Zeppelin's In Through The Out Door had a sleeve with watercolor paint in tiny dots printed on it. Wet a paintbrush and you can finish the inside sleeve in color. Physical Graffiti was a cool album cover with cutouts, too.
    2 points
  17. I HAVE a to have a vibrato bar on my Strats as it is part of the Strat sound, to me. They absolutely require a commitment of sorts as u like a Tele, a Strat fights you and makes you come to grips with the springs, string bending, etc. The rewards are worth it though. I need another one.
    2 points
  18. The through holes on the more narrow spaced bridges are 2" E to E, or 0.400 string to string.
    2 points
  19. The originals are typically 3/8" wide (.375 ± .010). But there was a bit of leeway among several different versions. I'm a little surprised John's are .412. I think (it's been a long time) the string-thru holes are spaced at .425, so they should work just fine.
    2 points
  20. What you need is a hair under 10mm.
    2 points
  21. Last year I have buyed an T51 with routing under the Pickguard. Today I have placed a Seymour Duncan SM 1N into her (Remember I ´ve also done into a tribiute Asat about 6 years ago) o.K. I know that I have wrote, that T 51 is a disapointing guitar... Forget: I am a Tele man and that is my favourite today! Jochen
    2 points
  22. I have accumulated enough shop built cabinets, that I need to do something about selling some. Maybe. Someday. In the meantime, I have been cleaning out surplus stuff and realized I still have many supplies laying about. Wood, for sure. Some great and unused 12" speakers. Tolex and grill cloth and handles and wires. Oh WTF, I'll just use it (some of it) up by building some more..... I think I figured out how to build my all time favorite speaker cabinets, the Forte 3D style, a bit more efficiently. So, work in progress..... Not quite picture perfect routing, but not too bad either......And it will all be enclosed anyway. (A person can never have too many clamps!) One sheet of birch plywood is enough for two 1 x 12s, with some left overs if cut carefully. The internal reflecting panels will be installed later. This style is relatively small and light, but a simple 1 x 12 combines the best of both open and closed back tones.....And sounds like it is 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. At least. Stack one with an Alnico Cream atop one with an EVM-12L and it is a monster. To my taste, at least. I like to use uncovered woods rather than plywood (see below) but since I have the other supplies.....Doing the tolex work is a PITA, but I have the supplies. I am thinking one will be done in "tooled western" and the other in "python". A bit indulgent, I suppose..... After I did the series with 15"speakers, I decided I was not completely thrilled with the "antiqued" finish on my earlier pine and walnut 10" varieties....So I got out the sander and stripped them down to refinish with a clear satin poly. I think they look a bit better. (A variety of Forte, Thiele and open back styles). Lots of fun to experiment with different combination of speakers. A Thiele and Forte are a great combination, for example. And small and light enough to be pretty portable. Yes, one of these days I need to find some good local homes for some of these offspring...... (Some older Tolex efforts......I STILL need to get around to installing the Mesa-style leather corners).
    1 point
  23. "I'll just wait until the price of these comes down." https://reverb.com/item/41459306-fuchs-ods-overdrive-supreme-30-ods30
    1 point
  24. There are so many, but I’ll throw a couple up that are fresh on my mind.
    1 point
  25. n/a. CL listing title states $700, ad text still reads $900 https://worcester.craigslist.org/msg/d/upton-hamer-usa-diablo/7432187809.html
    1 point
  26. Hey Rob, I spoke to Dave Wintz about this. Email him and he'll hook you up. sales AT robinguitars dot com
    1 point
  27. Damn, I got 2 Diablos that look to be in similar shape. If'n he gets $900 for that, I'ma get me mine sold, too.
    1 point
  28. That would be a plain rock maple under the opaque finish.
    1 point
  29. 1 point
  30. My bands name is Vintage, and we're all over 64, and we've been in bands together for 47 years, and we all have guitars and basses from as far back as 1961, so yeah it's a Vintage Trifecta I guess.
    1 point
  31. 1 point
  32. I saw him at RPI Fieldhouse, just down the road from Emma Willard where Edith Bunker went to college, in the 70's. I don't know if Edith Bunker went to Emma Willard in the 70's. I only know I saw Santana in the 70's at RPI. It was just him and what looked like 90% of the cast of West Side story, with Carlo playing the role of Mr. Kotter. and again at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in his Devadip with Cheese phase with the Johnster and the pianist he was boffing at the time. John not Carlo. You idiot.
    1 point
  33. What's Your Name?
    1 point
  34. My definitive Dumble tone (and it's quite possible it's only a Two Rock clone) by my favorite guitarist of all time, except maybe Towner, McLaughlin and a few others, oh say, Rick Derringer... Steve Kimock! Live, 7-20-2002, Denver Sunshine Daydream Festival, via Internet Archive. That's his Explorer. There is a second guitarist on a Strat that is the definition of a rhythm guitarist. He takes a spin at the end. The whole set is a gem. Many years as the only CD in the car, okay it was a cassette tape, but I played it a lot! https://archive.org/details/skb2002-07-20.rode-nt2.shnf I have a couple of minutes of video of this I'll post on Dropbox here in a bit.
    1 point
  35. I think it's pretty certain from the information you kind folks have provided in this thread that the Mueller was not built in the Hamer plant. It's still possible that John Mueller built it after leaving Hamer, but extensive research has found no additional information either way. I guess that the mystery will remain. Thanks everyone for your help! Here's a picture of the Mueller with parts on it.
    1 point
  36. What other douche would have a picture of Sri Chinmoy on his $60,000 Dumble?
    1 point
  37. No flame, but a killer custom order...
    1 point
  38. Didn't expect Brent having two Dumbles at once in his man-cave.
    1 point
  39. To give Mike Shishkov the opportunity to perfect his mad carving skills.
    1 point
  40. Dang, is this game over?
    1 point
  41. I have been known to get carried away......More material than I thought. WTH, I will try a tweak or two on the 2 x 12 HORIZONTAL version. Might be useful for a STEREO setup. Planning to make one in stereo with a versatile Plug & Play Panel, the other with a pair of matched 16 ohm speakers wire for 8 ohms. I like the Plug & Play as it allows the 8 ohm speakers to be driven separately for stereo, or as a 2 x 12 in either 4 or 16 ohms without rewiring. Remains to be seen whether a center panel will be needed for better separation or if the internal reflectors are adequate for that. I think I am short a pair of 12" speakers, so I need to go shopping. In the process I had a slight brainstorm of sorts and came up with a more efficient way of doing the internal routing. Not perfect (you can likely see from the work in progress), but a lot closer than my prior versions. Remains to be seen (heard) if I prefer the result. So, instead of a pair of 1 x 12s, I will end up with FOUR more 1 x 12s and a pair of 2 x 12s. Then I gotta figure out what to keep.... BTW, I also decided to try something a bit different for the new gadget from Quilter, the Mach 3. Really a pretty impressive compact package, IMO. I sketched up a headshell....Oversized so the large 6 button footswitch and cables will fit in the back/bottom. I will cover it with tolex to match one of the cabinets. Black and white "python snakeskin" maybe(?) That, with a lightweight 1 x 12, will make a compact and easy to cart about rig.
    1 point
  42. They had their own spec'd pots that CTS built I think. The closest to the Hamers are the Vintage Mojotone pots. Which I believe are CTS pots also.
    1 point
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