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cmatthes last won the day on January 2

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About cmatthes

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  • Birthday 02/08/1966

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    Shishkov "Ultimate" #0001, 4-Digit Checkerboard Standard "Elo Kiddies", '05 Monaco 3 Custom, '04 Hamer B4M,'03 Hamer B12M,'94 Hamer 2TEK Cruisebass, '95 "Stikedelic" Orange Sparkle Daytona, 89 Chap Max Bass, 90 Chap Max Bass, 83 Standard, 91 Standard, 07 Greenburst Standard Custom, 94 Daytona, 95 Daytona, '95 Eclipse XII, '91 Sunburst w/Floyd, '88 DayGlo Yellow Tommy Williams SS1, '77 Fender P-Bass (fretless), '69 Dan Armstrong Plexi Bass, '81 Blue Sparkle Gibson LP Custom, 68 Strat w/Filtertrons, Dk Green Holoflake Tele Custom, Thunderbolt Guitar, '98 Custom Fire Engine Red Vector, 64 Fender Jazzmaster, '11 Fender USA Jazz Bass, 95 Hamer Daytona Doubleneck, '94 HamerNewport 12, Reverse Strat "Spazzocaster", several really cool homebuilds...
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    3 Monkeys Grease Monkey 1/2 stack #001, TM60, VOX AC/30, Trace Elliot Bass rig, PRS HG 70 1/2 Stack, 80s Boogie Studio 22+ Blonde, Line6 Duoverb
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    JHS VHS, Keeley Blue Floral Katana Blues Driver, Wampler ACEThirty, MXR EVH 5150OD, Lovepedal stuff, Tech 21 BassDriver, BOSS TU-2, Octaver, Compressor, Tech 21 SansAmp, SparkleDrive, Line6 MM-4, Janglebox, Several Delays, HBE Power Screamers (2), Wampler Pinnacle (#005), Vox Wah, Boss Chorus, VoodooLabs Tremolo, Boss RV-3...too many more.

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    Family, my friends, cool guitars, live music, the DE beaches, great power pop, good bourbon, pretty much any kind of beer, the Washington Capitals, my artwork, too damned many other interests to list.

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  1. A '96 Standard would have been stock with a JB and a 59'er, not a Jazz (assuming original spec).
  2. Those are one of those instruments that you will probably hate until you play it. That's what it was with me, anyway.
  3. I recently scored a mint Fender Eric Johnson case on eBay for $72.00 shipped. Not sure how nobody else bid that one up any higher. Still had the packs of dessicant and keys in the case pocket and the blue plastic film on the case locks. Cool blonde tolex with the black leather ends and plush - super nice. That's the second one of those I've gotten for under $100. There's stuff out there, you just need to look!
  4. The white/gold (Powdercoated) hardware is incredibly rare, which is probably why it was stripped off of the SS-1 by a prior owner. The Floyd was powdercoated in white as well. This option was only offered between '85-'87 and was a catalog upcharge - not super popular at the time, so they dropped it and had a lot of left over inventory that collected dust at the Hamer shop for the next decade or so. As far as where to source it, I am not sure that there's all that much out there. My brother had several skids of N.O.S. white/gold Hamer/Schaller tuners (I have no idea how many sets), and
  5. This is just asinine. It's more than double what these should sell for (a '93 Sunburst w/Floyd). This was a stock, not a custom model, and they're simply not all that rare. I had a custom-ordered '91 Sunburst with a Floyd - great guitar, but really skinny neck that ultimately caused it to become a trade piece. https://reverb.com/item/37075366-hamer-sunburst-cherry-sunburst-flamed-top-90ies-bound-and-crown-extremely-rare-version-with-floyd-rose I didn't see a second one on Reverb, but $2,000 is probably the max for one of these in pristine condition and with a spectacular top.
  6. I've had both in various guitars, and really like them both. My Firebird pickups have only been in mahogany, solidbody guitars - actual Firebirds (a I, V, and VII), and several Eclipse/Eclipse XIIs. They've got a great sonic base with good cut/midrange, and a super cool jangle factor. Pretty smooth and sound really nice and punchy to my ears, especially when into a driven amp. Awesome pickups, but then again, I was always a fan of the Norlin-era mini-hums too, so what do I know?! I've put various FilterTrons in a bunch of different styles of guitars, and I really like the beefier
  7. Specs from MK: Unfinished rock maple 1 piece vintage Strat Neck: Standard 25.5 scale 21 frets Frets - standard vintage size 1- 5/8 nut width 2-3/16 heel Dual acting truss rod 9-1/2 radius Soft V-shape Kluson tuner holes
  8. Probably not what you’re looking for, but I’ve got a super nice Musikraft Strat neck with a super comfy “Soft-V” carve, but it’s a 21 fretter..
  9. It’s been owned by several people on this board who might be able to speak more to any specific details. I’m just aware that the rare white/gold hardware was stripped off and replaced with the more common black hardware at some point.
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