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  1. There is a big chance that prices won't be seen descending for the reason of general wood shortage and rare wood legals alone. New guitars won't be available with top notch woods anymore. Hamer in that regard are top of the pops for the all mahogany builds. With the Standards in the lead that have one piece mahogany bodies that could have furniture built from. Generally, build quality is better than many of the promiment brands too. The next generation guitar players and collectors would notice at some point.
    5 points
  2. Hey, thanks. I only smoked weed after I drank a few beers to get really buzzed. Initially it helped me cut down on the number of beers consumed each night. But slowly it just became a way to get more buzzed and the number of beers went back to 10 - 12 anyway after a few years. I don't like weed by itself. I still have some but don't have any urge to smoke it without drinking. It did seem to help my depression and possibly aches and pains. So it was just another ingredient for my self medication. I would be afraid if I smoked it alone it would make me want to drink pretty badly so I am not going to do that. I haven't had an uncontrollable urge to drink since the physical dependencies have gone away. Every now and again I'll "remember" that it's time to drink or an activity will trigger a bit of an urge. But I just pour a glass of tea or pet the dog or something and that changes things enough I stop thinking about it. I had a pretty bad day wasted waiting on the gas company last week that made me frustrated enough that I wanted one pretty badly but I just fixed dinner and called it a night. The next day was brand new with no urges.
    4 points
  3. Next generation on track. My son shot an old tube radio for a student level price, replaced the caps after first check and a new old guitar amp was born. The funky little box on top of the radio contains a self made preamp, originally meant to be a microphone amp. The mic is yet to be build. He keeps searching for thin aluminium foil for the ribbon. It allows to crank the tubes. The speaker sounds a little dump. So, he might replace that one as soon as he finds an ellipse shape replacement.
    3 points
  4. I am starting to question your judgement...
    3 points
  5. Last night I had a great night's sleep. No BP meds for 35 days. BP is 111 / 77 HR - 63 I made it to 30 days sober! Actually it's 29 but that would have sounded stupid.
    3 points
  6. I have some 6x9 vintage Jenson's I took out of a 1962 Leslie cabinet. There where 6 I think that went round and round. I needed the other stuff for parts and kept the tubes and transformers. He can have the speakers just pay shipping. I there's a couple in very good condition!
    2 points
  7. I liked them in the '70s through Eye in the Sky. After that, not so much. The variation in lead vocalists in order to match their styles to specific songs was brilliant, I think. My band started covering this one during the lockdown and it's easily become a crowd favorite. Funny thing is, everyone seems to know the song, but almost no one identifies it as an APP tune.
    2 points
  8. Refin. Purple sparkle. Problem solved.
    2 points
  9. Well didn't we all start with old tube radios back in the day?
    2 points
  10. Do you know someone who needs a good, if unspectacular guitar but can't afford one? I don't want to give this to someone who's just going to sell it. But if anyone on the HFC PMs me with a good story before it sells, and is willing to pay shipping, I'll send this guitar anywhere in the US at their request. Update: the middle pickup doesn't work. So right now it is effectively a 2-pickup guitar, neck single, bridge humbucker, splittable with the mini-switch, and a dummy middle pickup. https://reverb.com/item/39052922-yamaha-rgz-ii-red-black-burst
    1 point
  11. Much easier to dial in than you think, especially in this case- I'm leaving all my custom presets and IRs in her for any HFC buyer. And yes, stereo.
    1 point
  12. http://www.vintage47amps.com/V47-Speakers/ I have their 25W Alnico speaker, stunning.
    1 point
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  14. I get that a lot. Been compared to Steve the drummer way too often…
    1 point
  15. Lawdhavemussy, I am such a sheep:
    1 point
  16. There's a borrowed Helix in the other room that pretty much extinguished pedal GAS, but a Bonetender and 200 lbs of fuzz fell into my cart and you know how that goes...
    1 point
  17. Hang in there. Ever try an inversion table. I love mine.
    1 point
  18. ... oh boy! No you didn't! lol.
    1 point
  19. I was actually told earlier this month that I had “too much energy” to play lead for a shit hot blues band at the Lake of the Ozarks. I got onstage with them at a gig and did my thing. The funny part is, I wasn’t looking or asking….I am not a gentle,fade into the background ensemble player….
    1 point
  20. Cheers... er, congrats, Thorn! Curious, was the dropping weed thing part of a goal to complete sobriety, or removing a contributing association to the drinking? Or are you just out of weed? 😄
    1 point
  21. Weber has 6x9 Alnicos. https://www.tedweber.com/speakers/vintage-series/6x9/ Foil https://geistnote.com/diy-products/ribbon-microphone/foil/
    1 point
  22. What a wonderful score @boundandcrowned! Thanks for ringing me up the other day.
    1 point
  23. Looks like, I‘m late to this thread. @Montelovesco, I can‘t believe the EU meeting is that long ago. @tractorj0hn, I know of about three BT Talladegas of which two reside in Germany as mentioned. The “third” I would assume to be in the US. Here is mine:
    1 point
  24. I have possible replacement Yamaha single coils here I can throw in the mix. I'll ship 'em.
    1 point
  25. Just my two cents from here (Germany). I am watching the (pretty small) market here on a daily basis, and the prices went up contiually over the years. I never saw the 350 era (thank god, there are still things I am actually TOO YOUNG to remember), but in my hay days of buying I got Specials for 650 or so, the cheapest Hamer I remember was a Prototype for 400. Monacos went for around 1.000 (always talking Euros). The prices went up quite a bit over the years, for the „good“ stuff (late 70ies, early 80ties), but even a SS is offered for 1.500, which seems pretty steep to me. But the market seems to be good with that, we do not have Hamers waiting for a buyer for years. Than again, you never now what the final price really was. In the end you have to be lucky, as always. The NOS Studio Custom for 1.000 from Italy was sheer luck, the prices there (and in France) went up, too… I do not expect the prices to go down again. As @ARM OF HAMERstated: Even the dumb Europeans start to realize, what a Hamer is. Happy who bought early…
    1 point
  26. Actually, the '90s were more like 20 to 30 years ago. Hard for me to wrap my head around that as well.
    1 point
  27. The opportunity to buy a nearly 20 year old unused Hamer has come up, and the price is quite high compared to what has been considered normal. I am willing to pay it. However, I have bought a couple of amps this year that have blown any budget for gear. There are a lot of small expenses for things necessary around the house. Some business expenses are coming up. If the Hamer dangled in front of me is still available in a few more weeks I might be guilty of pushing used Hamer prices up. As more of us reach a point of downsizing there will be a buyers' market. Do I want to wait so I can tell one of my peers to be grateful for my $350 offer? Do I want to grab a great guitar now?
    1 point
  28. There is a BIG ceremony for that "in the Program". Congratulations! Hang in there!
    1 point
  29. 21 Days today! And my ducks are so cute in my C-ment pond. And they have little baby Angel wings.
    1 point
  30. Maybe LOL, like this one better!
    1 point
  31. I never dropped it, you tools. I dropped a small speaker bracket on it and dinged the edge. Thank you for the reminder. 🖕 (Finally! Got to use it properly) Now - I did check the jack and it looks fine. And I don't recall a buzz being there when I first got it, although I expect some noise from single coils and may have attributed it to that. But now having the same buzz with a P90 AND a humbucker has me baffled. There's something else going on in there.
    1 point
  32. "Buzzy Shishkov, former Gibson luthier, earned his moniker honestly. He was eventually fired after his being responsible for a line of reverse explorers with moderne-style headstocks. This guitar was so ugly that he was disowned by the other Shishkov brothers due to the shame he'd brought the clan master of luthiers. Today, after finding sobriety and a new career, Buzzy works as an architect, designing high rise condos such as the one below: "
    1 point
  33. USA Diablos and Centauras should run about $750 or so with case and have Schaller Floyds and Duncan pickups so they shouldn't "need" any upgrades out of the gate. Any import versions would have cheaper hardware and pickups, and any savings on the purchase would be lost if you upgrade anything imho. You can't even get into new Charvel MIM for that kind of money with similar features. Diablos and Centauras are solid values in USA-made shredders.
    1 point
  34. Hey @gorch, welcome back. As you can see, the Hamer virus is still with me ...
    0 points
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