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cmatthes last won the day on September 10

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About cmatthes

  • 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...
  • amps
    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
  • fx
    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. $1,200 on Reverb, you will probably get offers above $1,000. If it wasn’t for the neck repair and lack of serial, it would. E closer to $2k these days.
  2. Exactly. How many 100w heads burned up over an ill-informed Variac installation…
  3. Damn, Steve. Very sorry to hear, and remember your contributions fondly. Wishing you all the best, my friend.
  4. From what I recall: Vanguard = Mostly Silver Metallic, all Mahogany with P-90s. Introduced in late 1998. 25th Anniversary = Cherry Transparent, all Mahogany with Humbuckers. Introduced in late 1998. Artist Mahogany - Replaced the 25th Anniversary Model by 2000. Artist Mahogany P-90 - replaced the Vanguard by 2000 after the name issue. The Silver finish was discontinued in favor of Cherry Transparent. Korina versions also became available by the early 2000s as "Artist Korina", or "Korina Artist P-90".
  5. Damn, man. Very sorry to hear that you’re going through this. Sending all possible mojo and every bit of good vibes I can muster. You’re not going through this alone, and please feel free to reach out here - in person or on the board - if there’s anything any of us can do. Sincerely mean it.
  6. I don’t believe that they ever shot a Blue Sparkle Newport, but rather that was one of the very few sparkle finishes that they offered in New Hartford. A couple of those finishes were used on Ovations, so there was some crossover. The sparkle finishes were discontinued after a relatively short period because the particles/flakes wound up in other finishes. Imagine struggling with an opaque white finish on an expensive custom order, have it pass QC and get shipped out, then hear that the customer is unhappy because he detected a micro flake in the neck joint…
  7. There are several Artist Customs and Studio Customs that people on this board have ordered over the years.
  8. Same finish as the Vanguard. I know of one that was a custom order, and if there was more than a couple, I’d be surprised. They only did the sparkle Silver and Orange (and a few Blue) finishes for a couple years.
  9. Nick is fantastic. He opened for The Nielsen Trust here a few months ago - killer show. Rick did have Hamer #0000 for nearly half of his set. IMG_6874.MOV
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