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tbonesullivan last won the day on May 20

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About tbonesullivan

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    Veteran HFCer
  • Birthday 11/16/1978

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    1993 Hamer Special P90 CAR, 1993 Hamer Archtop Studio '59 burst, 1993 Hamer Diablo Vintage Yellow, 1994 Hamer Diablo Cherry Red, 1995 Hamer Archtop Custom Indigo, 1996 Hamer Special P-90 Cherry, 2000 Hamer Newport Sparkle Orange
  • amps
    Carvin Vintage 16, Carvin X-100B series IV, Mesa Boogie DC-5, Marshall TSL122, Carvin MTS3212
  • fx
    Radial Tonebone Hot British, Boss OD-20, ISP Decimator, Carvin XP4 Processor

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    New Jersey, USA.
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    Guitar, Bass, Trombone, Heavy Metal, Classical Music, Motorcycles, Classic Rock

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  1. Oh wow! Was that one of the ones from Dave's guitar? I remember those. Then Dave's dropped G&L apparently.
  2. My guitar came with a B50 installed from the factory, which is the licensed version. I have heard mixed things about how good it is at staying in tune. The more important thing though is that I'm pretty sure it just needs a whole new nut cut. I LOVE the sound, but the bigsby action has always made me sad. I am NOT a whammy person. I like slight vibrato, and maybe a little detune or spanking the arm when I have some nice feedback going. So we'll see what happens when I unbury it from under tubas.
  3. Holy hell that's nice! I need to get my bigsby equipped guitar up and running properly one of these days.
  4. That wouldn't surprise me. Like contract breweries and such. They give their specifications and get the strings made. The question is, even the ones that make their own, where do they start in the process? Metal is 'ductile', so it can be drawn out into thin strands. But, where do the string makers start the process? Do they actually make the wire, or do they just put the wires together and/or treat them? I don't know nearly enough about the business to even venture a guess. I wonder where fretwire makers start out as well. I can probably find out where Jescar starts if I wanted to.
  5. Ahh, I'm seeing somewhat of a disconnect here. This guitar was sold, by the original owner, who owned a guitar store, TEN YEARS AGO. And apparently the person who bought it from them still has it. I would wonder why in the 10 years since the sale, no effort was made by the original owner to retrieve it. It hasn't gone anywhere, and if they owned a guitar shop, it seems somewhat odd that they would've HAD to sell it, especially if it meant that much to them. This reminds me of things that I have to deal with where I work. We sell military collectibles. Some of them were owned by notable people. Many still have living family, who often don't realize how much things can be worth, or how little. Anyway, we get hate mail from "relatives" wanting us to "give back their father's/uncle's/grandfather's" uniform/whatever, that apparently was "stolen", because their relative never would have sold it. Well then we prove that yes, it was sold by that person, or their wife, or someone who was the rightful owner at the time of sale. So then we get lowball offers on selling it back to them, most likely so they can then sell it themselves, and make money. Anyway, I certainly hope that something can be worked out if it really means that much to the family, but something doesn't quite seem right. Someone should NEVER feel obligated to sell something for less than what they want because someone has a personal connection to an item.
  6. I've got an Alto Trombone hand-picked at the factory by the former Principal Trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Byron Peebles. https://www.laphil.com/press/releases/1610 Cost me just a bit more than the usual used price for a horn in that condition and vintage. I was MUCH more enthusiastic about the fact that he had hand picked it out, and it's a good one. Sure it's nice that someone famous and known used it, but it's something I USE, not something I worship.
  7. Just amazes me how a company like that can just fall apart. They make strings. Everyone needs strings. If they were subcontracting out their work, making strings was definitely viable. Probably another case of mismanagement, or owners that just wanted to retire. I think they made some fairly nice tube amps for a while.
  8. Awesome! Just in time for me to learn the solo from Turbo Lover! Yeah it's not the exact same guitar, but it's got everything any 80's Judas Priest fan needs.
  9. I'm sure Josh can come up with something killer. Looking more hum cancelling or more traditional?
  10. As you noted, whether it'll work for you depends entirely on WHICH Les Paul DC model it is. They've put out so many over the years. The first ones were the Les Paul Specials back in the day, the ones where almost every one needed a neck repair due to how much the neck pickup routing weakened the joint. Some that I saw over the years just looked... WRONG. Others looked great. Some have a REALLY long neck joint, kinda like the double cutaway Heritage guitars, which were almost certainly based on the Gibson ones from the 70s. Some might like that. I don't. Of course I have two Hamer Studios and two Gibson SG's, so the chances of me having any interest in buying a Gibson Les paul DC are very small.
  11. Dang, guess they were a big Megadeth fan. There definitely was a good chance there to pick up some used gear that isn't that easy to find anymore.
  12. Oh man, this will definitely hit EBMM in the pockets. They use almost exclusively Schaller tuning machines.
  13. I need to find mine. I was all ready to put back original imperial non locking tuners and replaced the switch, but got sidetracked by, you guessed it, other guitars.
  14. Or they could give it a weird name like the AXCESS... except someone already took that one.
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