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  1. Esquires rawk. This is a look at the inside of my next one...well, ONE of the next one(s):
  2. I'm definitely interested in Paolo's work - been following him on the Socials for a while.
  3. Very cool! I remembered the Elliot Easton Leopard V, but not the Camo Vector.
  4. Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" The Posies "Frosting On The Beater" Cheap Trick's 1977 Debut album - I like Side 1 and Side A equally.
  5. Depending on the year, but those were not standard issue for a first run '80s SS-1 (not that it matters).
  6. Yep - that is NOT a legit Hamer logo transfer.
  7. Yes - it's all a really nice piece of Mahogany, and it is "still around"...
  8. That one has been for sale forever. I had the template for it ...
  9. "Here Lies David St. Hubbins...And Why Not?"
  10. Yes...it's in Japan. Yes...there are multiple sellers hawking a bass they don't physically hold. BUT - it's a MAX Bass, and if you're able to track down the actual seller, you might be able to score a killer, rare bass. Incidentally, this one was in the same batch as mine - it's #923791 and mine is #923793. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hamer-Bass-Guitar-Electric-923791-Chaparral/264715164631?hash=item3da240dbd7:g:HB4AAOSwyppeqW5P
  11. MITCH!!!!!! You've been missed around here... When my son was starting out on bass at 8-9 years old, I got him an Ampeg BA-108 Bass Amp ($89 at the time) and a MIJ Fender Mustang Bass ($289 at a GC blowout). He still has both, and I've purchased two more of those Ampegs - one for my other son (a gigging bassist) and one for me as practice amps. Can't go wrong with a quality bass amp for under $100, and the new ones have a CD/Aux input, phones (for parental-approved silent practicing), and are loud enough for playing with a tame drummer. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Ampeg/BA108V2-1x8-Bass-Combo-Amplifier-1391534730535.gc?cntry=us&source=4WWRWXGP&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6-LA4dqd6QIV1AiICR0KPAwtEAYYASABEgLnEPD_BwE Avoid anything Peavey, basswise. They're all boat-anchors, and if she's starting out, she'll probably prefer a shorter scale instrument. The Squier Classic Vibe stuff is pretty decent these days and comes in a lot of cool colors - not like the awful sunburst-only options many of us had as kids! You won't go broke with any of those, for sure, but I'm sure she'll want to weigh in as far as what she likes the look and feel of - if she likes any particular band/artist, see what they play or what their bassist plays and that might help. Good luck, and remember... Headphones are awesome for beginners!
  12. ...and #0091 won't be alone in there!
  13. Mine is a 1991 JF-65-12 - built in Westerly, RI. The newer (New Hartford) models are, believe it or not, better made and in most cases, lighter. I think the newer model name is the F-412. If you can find a newer one in a decent price range, I'd say to grab it.
  14. I had a subscription back then and vividly recall that issue. I don't recall seeing the camo Vector in there, but there's a possibility. I have a pretty photographic memory of a lot of those old magazines because I read them and reread them dozens of times as a kid!
  15. I remember going to see them at the Spectrum when I was in high school for their "Farewell Tour". That was in 1982. Do I feel cheated or not?
  16. I love his playing. Like Johnny Marr in The Smiths, a cool guitarist and solid band (yes, debatable, I'm sure) where the weakest link was the vocalist/front man.
  17. Damn. Not much of a clue. You'd have to be a jet fuel genius to figure that one out. A little help?
  18. Actually, Brent being a rip off artist and trying to screw people over repeatedly accomplished that.
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