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About hikarateboy

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  • Birthday 03/14/1965

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  • guitars
    '78 sunburst, '98 Korina Standard, Korina Jr, Special FM, Special P90, 82 Prototype, KKV, 94 Eclipse (1st made), Ecotone prototype, Duotone (korean), Standard (korean), '03 Warwick Corvette standard (german)
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    '68 Fender Princeton, ValveTech Hayseed 15, Carvin X100B with Marshall 4X12, Mesa Boogie Mark I, '66 Fender Bandmaster w/ 2X12 Cab, Laney LC15, Fender Super Champ XD, Eden Traveler 300, Epiphone Value Jr. Roland Micro Cube, Flextone II plus with and extension cab
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    TC Nova System, Fulltone Clyde Deluxe, Fat Boost, Plimsoul, OCD, Cmatt Mods Brownie, Line 5 DL4, Boss CE2, MXR Dyna Comp, Thomas Organ Wah, POD Pro w/ Floor Board, Flextone II+, MXR EVH 90, Electric Mistress, DanEcho, Almost every Boss pedal made

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  1. hikarateboy

    Sorry about that

    Who would have thought when this place started over 20 years ago, that so many true friendships would be formed between people all over the world as result of their love for Hamer Guitars. Amazing. The reason the HFC is different from every other board that came along after is the people, and the HFC has the best. Thanks guys, Glad you enjoy the community, its very much appreciated. Lets not forget to give credit to Chris Matthes and our tireless Mods that keep this place in line day in and day out. They are the real heros.
  2. hikarateboy

    Sorry about that

    While trying to force site over to secure https I ran into a conflict with my hosts config and it took WAY longer than I would have liked. Sorry about being down for so long but we are back and NOW fully secure!
  3. Hi Gang, I posted my '82 Prototype on Reverb but wanted to give the people a heads up here as I would prefer to sell to one of us. I'm willing to entertain offers from the faithful. ts a great guitar and it still featured on my facebook profile pic but I never play it these days so letting it go. Here's the info from Reverb: 1982 Prototype - Previously sunburst and refinished by Hamer in early 2000's. Personally wired by Jol Danzig after refin. Jol felt original humbucker was in bad shape and replaced with Hamer humbucker of same vintage, albeit black. Full disclosure. This is a refin with original serial number replaced by Hamer. The story I first saw the guitar in it natural sunburst state while hanging in Minneapolis music store. Went back to purchase week later and it was gone. Next time I saw it someone had added a 5 way switch above control cavity. 😪 To bring guitar back to original configuration, the top was routed over the control cavity and a mahogany plate was inserted, control holes were drilled to original spec, and refinished with serial number reapplied and wired by Hamer. See included pictures of guitar in Hamer paint booth during Oct 2000 HFC tour. ** There is a missing piece of the red hued transparent poly that popped off when putting guitar in rack. (pic included) there is no damage to the guitar. https://rvrb.io/1982-prototype-ymp1tu
  4. My understanding is the original shop that made them and was next store to Arlington Heights factory recently (within last few years) said they still have the drawings and could make them but I think the investment to do a run far exceeds one or two pieces but you never know. For someone really interested it might be worth a call.
  5. hikarateboy

    Frozen Jam: Saturday, Feb. 24

    The weather outside was frightful but didn't stop what is always a good time. The sheer amount of Shishkov presence what off the hook and I got to play two Double Cuts for my first time ever during the jam that evening. Probably a bad idea, the hook is in. Back at you Kiz, having known and talked to you for hours over the phone and online over the years I felt like I already knew you. Last night confirmed that I do. Was great to finally get some face time. You are an upstanding young man and I am proud to call you a friend. That said. These things happen often so any out of towners tempted to come in for one if the future I only have these words of advice, DO IT. You'll NEVER find a more accepting encouraging and gracious bunch of players. Take it from me, I'm not much of a jammer and no matter how bad I suck they always laugh with and not at me while continuing to encourage me to keep going. I guess I never thought about it and perhaps they are just sadists as well as masochists. HA! Bruce. My life is better and fuller because of what you started.
  6. To be quite honest, I hadn't even thought about it until this popped up put 2+2 together that I might be better served if turned it in to a partial payment for one of my dream machines. I guess I'd have to look around but expect something fair for both buyer and seller. What do you think would be fair. feel free to pm me if you prefer to discuss more.
  7. Sorry, wasn't meaning to highjack your thread. Black was just mentioned so I jumped in and then found people that knew something about these cause very few seem to. Yours is a beautiful guitar.
  8. You are correct its Dallas but it is an A serial so would that not mean the beginning of that period (84)? I thought I had read that before. Were the ones with the TM after schecter earlier than the ones with just schecter on it. Thought I heard that was added later. Any links for good information on these. seems like internet is flood with info on the new stuff so hard to find on the old. Not expect a mint for it just something reasonable to roll into something else.
  9. you mean an early one like this? Has PAF Pros in it now but I still have the originals with covers and was just recently thinking of parting with it in order to help fund a dream guitar I've lusted after for years. What's it worth?
  10. hikarateboy

    Posting 10 KB Images?

    As you might expect pictures take up disk space which means more cost from my web host so only supporting members can upload larger sized photos. 1000kb = 1mb which actually should be plenty for most though if you compress as Ting Ho Dung mentions
  11. hikarateboy

    Posting 10 KB Images?

    Sorry for the delayed response on this. Was on site with a client this week and wasnt keeping up. @hikarateboy is great but if you want to get my attention faster send me a pm so I am alerted via email as well. anyway I will increase the quota which will hopefully help avoid this but also make sure that you upload internet ready images when at all possible so you dont burn up your quota quickly.
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  13. hikarateboy

    Condolences to Ken's Family

    Absolutely love this. I am a big Zappa and Ken fan. I was just looking at this anchored post today wonder if it had been long enough and I should unpin it. apparently not.
  14. Greetings:

    My friend Glenn Howard (a Canadian voice-over actor) is trying to sign up for the forum.  He's getting a recurring error about not passing the "Security Check".  According to him, he answers the question correctly and it sends him back to square one.

    His e-mail is ghvo@ghvo.net.  Anything you can do to get him on the forum is greatly appreciated!

    Dave Rauschenberger "The Shark"

     

  15. hikarateboy

    Show us your new Shishkov thread!

    I havent plugged it in yet but I can say this is the best guitar I have ever owned! The WHOLE guitar resonates even when just hitting a single string. It almost like its alive but it really isn't which is good because that would be freaky. The ebony board feels great and notice the truss rod cover. Nice touch. I am more than happy with non bound headstock. I didn't know if my conversation with mike about the neck profile translated but he nailed it. I wanted one similar to a vintage Hamer and I got it. I agree it may be wider like chris mentioned but it feels good. This short post will have to do for now as I need to spend some time with this.
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