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  1. 25 points
    Flew into Louisville to take my son to the Bourbon & Beyond Festival this weekend, primarily, because he’s a HUGE Foo fan, but also because, well, Bourbon. Had the great pleasure of finally meeting Greg (Currypowder) in person. Glad we were finally able to catch up, and next time, we’ll bring Shishkovs to the party! I did really dig the Malcolm Young Gretsch too!
  2. 10 points
    Substitution Mass Confusion/Clouds inside your head Involving all my energies/Until your fears are dead If you ever want to know what he is talking about here, date a chick in Alcoholics Anonymous. Like many people, I always loved the way Ric and Ben described the neurotic (and hence interesting) women they chased after. I think it actually affected the bullshit I was willing to tolerate throughout my 20s, until I learned that sometimes "quirky" is just a gentler way of saying "fucking nuts". Which, to me, was the big reveal in the song & video for "Drive". So instead of looking at his legacy like, "Ric Ocasek gave hope to millions of nerds that they could date a supermodel" I see it as "Ric Ocasek gave hope to millions of unmitigated crazy bitches that their aberrant behavior was desirable".
  3. 8 points
    Interesting article on NPR The Time Ric Ocasek Helped My Band Make Its First Record
  4. 8 points
    And Josh Gravelin makes a damned fine set too.
  5. 7 points
    It would be tough to pick. There's this one... But I'd let her go for this one, if there could only be one...
  6. 7 points
    This was probably the coolest guitar selling experience for me ever. I probably haven't met up to sell a guitar in about a decade. Then unbeknownst I meet up with another HFCer to sell the guitar. Once I saw the your Shishkov sweater I was like "Are you on the Hamer forums?" Haha! Totally awesome and didn't expect that. Great conversations we had - I was really excited because I literally have never had "Hamer" conversation much outside this forum. Fun times!
  7. 7 points
    Sorry it took so long to post the photo. Left to right 1) Standard Tally Ice Tea Burst ( I can check the COA) 2) The Greg V Duco finish (crackled) (Not the Shawn Tubbs gold top) HB-ers replaced the DDs 3) Standard T Pro Ice Tea Burst ( I can check the COA) 4) The Jon Herington (Steely Dan) T Pro Custom order. Satin finish. Narrow wale. 5) The Root Beer quilt. Imperials. Questions?
  8. 7 points
    Talk to the boss about that - oh, wait...
  9. 7 points
    "They got their wish Monday as a key CITES committee approved it. If finalized as expected this week, the exemption will allow finished musical instruments as well as parts and accessories containing rosewood to be transported freely around the world without permits." Approved in committee, expected to be written in as final this week.
  10. 6 points
    I was just able to make a connection with Ray's daughter on Facebook. They are planning Ray's funeral service, and I asked if would be OK to post details here. She said yes, so I will relay any information I hear.
  11. 6 points
    Best seek happiness from other sources then, because none of that is happening to you.
  12. 6 points
    Possibly the guitar I’ve owned longer than any other. Super cool player that sounds great and was my rock-steady go-to main gig guitar for many years. Get your Keef on! I’ve listed this in the past and couldn't bring myself to sell it, but too much work and not enough gig time means stuff has to move. When Ingot it, it had a Duncan humbucking Tele pickup in the bridge that didn’t work for me so I put in a Barden clone that did. The original owner included the original pickup (and 1meg pot) with the guitar along with an extra bridge, which will also be included. Has been gigged, so has some chips and dings (most were present when I got it), but not abused. $1800 plus shipping in the Lower 48. For questions, etc. email me at “serialsteve79AThotmailDOTcom”
  13. 6 points
    My old one-off custom-order Kami from circa '87 was only good at "camo" if you were trying to hide in a Pacific surf shop of the era, or maybe an Enuff Z'nuff concert.
  14. 6 points
    That's an odd-looking camouflage pattern. Did the Imperial Japanese Navy intend to hide their planes in sock drawers? Cool guitar!
  15. 6 points
    It's amazing at how new and unscuffed everything looks for something that was supposedly authentic tour gear. I've seen stuff out after a couple of months that looks 20-30 years old. I guess Pete had the same guys that handle the Stanley Cup working his touring gear...
  16. 5 points
    That pedal is the best of the Zens IMO. Clear and less compressed but still that Zen sound. Works with all my guitars and all my amps. So far I am in for a Pickle Vibe and the Hi-Volt.
  17. 5 points
    The "dust" comment got me thinking... We could all tell people that we collect atoms from the very birth of the universe and the forging of the stars in the sky. We just do a shit job of finding specific ones.
  18. 5 points
    Old akg bug style and several other low priced wireless are no longer legal to use on their bandwidth. The sherriff will eventually come after youve played hot licks for hours over the aux emergency bandwidth. Dont ask me how I know this
  19. 5 points
    Indeed. That was one that my son and I worked up with Stike's killer finish work...the "Janglemaster". Great sounding and playing 12 string, and he doesn't mind the slight heft to the body - makes it balance out really nicely. Mark - was in the greater Bethany/Ocean View/Millville area over the weekend again, and was trying to remember where you guys lived down there. Absolutely perfect weather, but no beach guitar shots this time around...
  20. 5 points
    Boy, I look away for a minute and WHATTHEHELLHAPPENEDTOMYTHREAD??? 😧🤣
  21. 5 points
    Probably lost a lot of mony in a chess game at some point in his life.
  22. 5 points
    I've owned four. This is the lone survivor. DDs were chucked for a set of WB Gregwinds.
  23. 5 points
    668. The neighbor of the beast
  24. 4 points
    FINALLY got this built-out with custom pups, an original Sustainblock, and Wiggins knobs. Long-gone is the Kahler top-mount, the EMGs, and the hazy candy-apple finish from the 1980s. Really, REALLY happy with it.
  25. 4 points
    ...One would hope that an album from the last tour is in the offing, considering what seems to be an impressive set list. https://nypost.com/2019/09/15/peter-frampton-comes-alive-once-more-in-nyc-farewell/
  26. 4 points
    A good name for a band made up of angry guitar players could be "Band from TGP". :-)
  27. 4 points
    I can narrow it to these three for sure ...
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  30. 4 points
    Tom Petty fans? Okay, I'm free fallin' outta here.......
  31. 4 points
    I’d sure love to see a group shot...with a copy of today’s newspaper. 😶
  32. 4 points
    Get ready to say told you so. I’m keeping it and it is booked in for a refret in 2wks.
  33. 4 points
    Anyone could have guessed that Joe Bonamassa was on TGP, but interesting that he finally just outed himself as “Nerdville Guy”:
  34. 4 points
    Somehow, I get the feeling that those guitars are gonna mysteriously get swapped out for SE models.
  35. 4 points
    I love these specials !!!
  36. 4 points
    Update: I’m back at TGP and it looks like Big Mike himself laid down the van hammer.... no warnings - had no alerts or strikes or points against me —- just the ban hammer of gloom and rejection. Here’s the post. It’s biting, it’s true, and was a summary of the actual article under discussion ..... ban!
  37. 4 points
    If I was gone for three weeks none of you guys would be on my mind the first couple days I was home. Life happens. I’d give it a few more days before feeling there is any malicious intent.
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  39. 4 points
    Interesting user name.
  40. 3 points
    Synthesizers or watches. But at this point, if some kind of macguffin struck my life and made it so that I couldn't do guitars, I'd probably go minimalist and not collect anything. Probably move elsewhere and try to "start over" a little.
  41. 3 points
    The necks are insanely playable!
  42. 3 points
    That's Ludwig drum wrap. Citrus Mod Sparkle. Bun E., Rick, and Tom all had matching instruments made with it.
  43. 3 points
  44. 3 points
    Great acquisition. If you want to play a Hamer instead of collect, a little wear and tear makes it even more affordable and with fewer worries.
  45. 3 points
    Great idea. I know that Jakeboys band is on Spotify as well. Here's the link to our stuff:
  46. 3 points
    The "classic rock" cruises of the future can double as a whole bunch of concerts with burials at sea for the band members who were in bad shape before the launch.
  47. 3 points
    Let’s see: Maple v rosewood Timmy v. Lovepedal OD11 modelers v. Tubes Everything v. Tubes Anything involving what some over there like to call “ Blooze Daddies” . Somehow if you’re white, play blues, and last name isn’t Vaughan, you’re not authentic or some sort of poser.
  48. 3 points
    That's collector to you.
  49. 3 points
    I have found that in most cases, I wish I had a full size humbucker in the bridge position of a strat. If you like the sound, keep it the way it is.
  50. 3 points
    What you need is a Hamer Phantom from a Member that won't jack you around. This thread is pretty lean on any details or credibility. Only thing you have here is your word and if that isn't any good, I would suggest to the OP to pack your bags and hit the road.
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