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  1. 12 points
    OP never mentions buying it in this thread so maybe you should get your cart off the street ya negative nellie. Whether they work a deal or not, guy shows up looking for a specific guitar made over 30 years ago and within a week it appears it's been located. That's a win all day in my book.
  2. 11 points
    If you guys have trouble working out a deal, I will donate $100 towards the cause to make this happen. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This is the greatest forum I’ve ever been a part of. I’ve been around a few and I always come back to the HFC. These are the stories that make me glad/proud to be a part of this.
  3. 9 points
    That guitar is worth (easily) three times that at "good guy" pricing. A fair deal all around for something that rare and unique would be somewhere in the low to mid-$2,000s. That would sell for a considerable number north on the open market.
  4. 8 points
    This is my brother playing the guitar!
  5. 5 points
  6. 3 points
    This photo by the window reminds me of the infamous Kermit by the window photo😆
  7. 3 points
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  10. 3 points
    Thus speaks a wart... No, you're right BUT enough has occurred on here that underscores the special nature of this place that I stand by my initial assertion.
  11. 3 points
    When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandpa did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    This is not a reunion - it's a cash grab. No thanks.
  14. 2 points
    That bunny headstock is badass. I love it and the natural with tort is just perfect and killin’.....
  15. 2 points
    Sounds like buyers remorse! There’s so many people doing that with online stores these day’s. The whole thing hinges on the “As Described” you said it had cometic issues, a few bumps etc. I’m interested to see what Reverb does!!
  16. 2 points
    LOVE IT! Great call on keeping the slightly worn PU covers - quite stealthy you are.
  17. 2 points
    Here we have a special model of a mid-90s Hamer. This is part of a special, Japan only run called, I believe, the Special FM-LE. It is essentially a Special FM with body binding (the normal Special FM is unbound). This particular guitar has a nice thick quilt maple cap over a 1-piece mahogany body. The neck is also mahogany with an unbound rosewood fingerboard. The frets are in great shape with only the tiniest of wear. The neck is a nice vintage medium C shape and the guitar plays nice up and down the neck. This guitar originally came to me with a set of Duncan pickups, a 59 in the neck and a Custom in the bridge. However, the neck pickup had an issue and needed a rewind repair. While waiting, I dropped in a pair of JM Rolph pickups that I had. These pickups are a nice match to this guitar and I saw no reason to put the original pickups back in. The original pickups (including the repaired neck pickup) will be included. The guitar is in very good condition. There is a small ding through the finish on the corner near the bottom tone knob and a small indent close by (see pics). The original hard shell case is included $1,700 shipped/paypal'd - NOW $1,200 I posted a couple of pics below, there are more on the reverb listing https://reverb.com/item/26020571-1994-amber-hamer-special-fm-le-w-jm-rolph-pickups
  18. 2 points
    Cynic...I hope this is my brothers guitar and you are right....crazy if this is it! Great forum! I have been trying to locate his paperwork to find the serial number. I'm sure he registered it though as it was made for him. I don't know where to find that possible company registration since Hamer doesn't seem to have a record that far back. I am waiting on Hamer-on to fill in some info as to whether or not he is the second owner.
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  20. 2 points
    Took it to practice tonight. Big mistake. Off the market...
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  22. 2 points
    Radial Tonebone Headbone Tube Amplifier Head Switcher Basically brand new in the box, I used it a handful of times in my studio when I had multiple tube heads and wanted to use the same cabinet. $200 shipped in the CONUS. The Headbone VT is a specially designed switching device that lets you toggle between two tube amplifier heads using a single speaker cabinet. This provides the ability to experiment with different tonal options and perform without hauling two speaker cabinets to the gig. Toggle between two amp heads using a single speaker cabinet Can be controlled remotely with separate footswitch Class-A audio circuit retains the tone of the amplifier Opto-couplers for noise-free switching
  23. 2 points
  24. 2 points
    Does a 12-string count?
  25. 1 point
    They were truly great.
  26. 1 point
    So does anyone know (before I simply pull the guard and check)if the 2nd gen Cruisebass is routed for a p bass pickup under the pickguard? If it is, I’ll have to try it as this is my only bass and if I can get j and p sounds that would be awesome. No biggie if not cause it plays and sounds incredible as is.
  27. 1 point
    I like his videos, more gain than I use for sure, but seems like a pretty straight shooter who knows his stuff.
  28. 1 point
    Yes, they must be 4 conductor output leads; will split nicely and I'd use two 500k push/pull pots, specifically the brass-shaft Allparts and Mojotone offerings to do this. Non-evasive, will retro-fit...perfect choice for a classy guitar! I know Duncan has a diagram on their website and it's easy to do with the most basic of soldering skills. Any reputable guitar shop can do the work if you're not comfortable. I think you'd get an appreciable "bang for your buck" either way .. I say go for it!
  29. 1 point
    Just so everyone knows, and I can't believe I'm trying to clarify this, but I did respond 3 times via email and didn't hear back as they must have not gone through. I sent a private message and hope that does reach Hamer-on.
  30. 1 point
    Over the years I have been contacted by several people who want to buy a guitar from my collection, but rarely do they want to pay fair market value. They will tell me why they had to sell, and how I'm supposed to sell it back to them for 1/2 of what I paid for it, because that is what they sold for in their desperation a decade previous. Someone has reached out to me to buy a Barney Rubble SSI many times, he is convinced he would be over paying at $1,500. 🤣 He had one back in the day, so I guess I owe him? When I had the five Virtuosos people would routinely offer me a grand each for them, to take them off my hands. Just ignore the nonsense.
  31. 1 point
    Very cool guitar but a shame it didn't work out for you,........................your doing what you feel you have to do and it is your guitar so............... I had 2 1979 Hamer Sunbursts and sold them both..................with regrets, but it was the right thing to do. GLWTS
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    Okay. Ten Commandments aside, I am extremely jealous of you right now.
  34. 1 point
    Michael Harris put some kind-old footage on youtube, and I don't know much about Scarabs but it looks like a Scarab. Not the best performance of Collision Course, but I used to love cranking this song back in the 1990's!
  35. 1 point
    Maybe juststrings.com stockpiled 'em, though they do have some gaps in their DM inventory: Blue Steel NickelSteel
  36. 1 point
    I used to use the blue steels some 25 years ago. Not sure why I ever switched. I remember liking them quite a bit.
  37. 1 point
    That would explain the high prices. They were a limited run. Not sure how many though. Totally agree on the term "mint".
  38. 1 point
    I’ll give you an amen cuz it’s easy. Goddammit, play what feels good. Btw, what feels good to me also feels good to @zenmindbeginner so I’m gonna go ahead and accept the win with this right now. Cuz that MF’er knows his shIt. Best endorsement I ever got...
  39. 1 point
    11s on the 24.75 scale for me
  40. 1 point
    I thought like that too....until I played my first nicely set up Bigsby when I bought my Newport. I love it. Different yet very cool. Yank me crank me.....I AM ALL OVER THAT WANG BAR...
  41. 1 point
    Off topic, but Dutchman for the win!
  42. 1 point
    Can you describe its acoustic... Ah, you know the rest.
  43. 1 point
    It sounds like you need to unload that Cali I'm the other way around, more or less started on a '76 CBS Strat and played that for years until I discovered the Super Strats- Kramers, Charvels, Jacksons, Ibanez, etc. A few pointys and other shapes aside, I then found Hamer. Right now it's pretty much a even split between the Hamer Cali's and my HEL Spitfire- (another dinky super Strat).
  44. 1 point
    Well, as pretty as that EBMM Classic Sabre was that I posted several months back, I find I just really don't like an active bass. So, it went on the chopping block with a trade option. I was lucky enough to have someone offer this 2018 Mapleglow 4003s as a straight trade. Came in today and damn if it doesn't fit like a glove right out of the box. I have heard some people have trouble with the ergo's on these basses, but not me. I've got a set of TI flats on the way and it will be just right at that point . Can't wait for practice next week.
  45. 1 point
    Amp11 Big Box, OD11, I have not tried the Purple Plexi but the JHS Andy Timmons is pretty killer. OR: https://khanaudio.com/pak-amp?olsPage=products
  46. 1 point
    Lovepedal OD11 or Amp11 will replace the Timmy at a much cheaper price. i would check the LP Purple Plexi as a MAIAB...I have one coming, but have heard it is outstanding.
  47. 1 point
    https://www.npr.org/2019/06/20/734141432/what-dropping-17-000-wallets-around-the-globe-can-teach-us-about-honesty
  48. 1 point
    The people at Frenzel were very helpful, too. All of my emails were answered quickly (usually the same day).
  49. 1 point
    I’ve seen this before. Ebola.
  50. 1 point
    Lot's of good choices already mentioned. I'd add a Palmer DREI if you can find one. 5-15 watts and clean to mean with choice of 3 different power tubes.
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