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Everything posted by cmatthes

  1. Where in the Hartford area are you locating? There are a few HFC’ers up that way, along with ye olde Hamer crew.
  2. I was treated to one of those earlier tonight - what a cool amp! It was at a Ken Stringfellow (Posies, Big Star, REM) house concert hosted by power pop legend, P. Hux. That thing sounded fantastic. Congrats to the new owner!
  3. I've got a ludicrously huge collection of guitar picks from famous players and promos picked up over the last 40 years. I got my first pick handed to me by Nokie Edwards of the Ventures as a middle school kid going to my first show with my Dad. Steve and I were underage so had to sit on the stage next to the band's amps/guitars so the club manager "could keep his eye on us".
  4. I’ll have to monkey around with my AMP11 this week when I’m home again. Still noisy on the Boost...
  5. Surprise drummer for “Black Coffee In Bed”?
  6. RIC and Paulina were still legally married at the time of his death. I believe they were just separated.
  7. Dave Grohl does not look impressed by Mr. Tillbrook’s choice of stage attire, despite the afternoon heat... However, Squeeze is great live, so he may just get a pass?
  8. I’ve seen him a few times before, but caught him in DC last week, and it was the best I’ve ever seen him. I was doing more watching and not much cell phone pic taking...
  9. I found out Jim Morgan was also there about halfway through the Foo’s set, and tried about 30 times to send a message, but next to zero connectivity in the place - it was packed!
  10. Flew into Louisville to take my son to the Bourbon & Beyond Festival this weekend, primarily, because he’s a HUGE Foo fan, but also because, well, Bourbon. Had the great pleasure of finally meeting Greg (Currypowder) in person. Glad we were finally able to catch up, and next time, we’ll bring Shishkovs to the party! I did really dig the Malcolm Young Gretsch too!
  11. Damnit. Got me again! was torn between the Chrome Modern and the Purple Plexi, so I flipped a coin. Purple Reigns, Purple Reigns...
  12. The only reason I didn't sell it in the last two years is because it's my son's favorite guitar. That may change...
  13. Congrats! They’re fantastic guitars, and mine rendered my #1 Standard almost obsolete.
  14. Yes - it was done with drum wrap, shipped from Ludwig. I’m sure Mike Shishkov, Dave Brown or Kim K. could weigh in, and there was also a Hamer Workshop Blog post about it, but things like the back of the neck were sprayed in Candy Apple Red. I’ve seen the guitar up close and held it, and it’s a dead smooth job.
  15. I foolishly passed on a mint Candy Apple Red Heritage Series Vee In the early ‘90s for $895...because it had the black guard and jack disc. When I pulled my ‘83 catalog a few hours later and saw the picture, I called back to see if it was still there...it wasn’t! 😢
  16. I’m flying into Louisville this week then back over to Lex (my son’s a Senior at UK), back to Louisville for Bourbon & Beyond, then back to Lexington, then flying out of Louisville at the weekend. Catching Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Joan Jett, etc. on Friday night, but may be heading out too early to catch Matthew Sweet in Lexington on Saturday night. Would love to catch up over a Shishkov and cold beverage sometime!
  17. Especially since Mr. Zelenski blatantly copied the early Hamers...two wrongs don't make a right!
  18. That's Ludwig drum wrap. Citrus Mod Sparkle. Bun E., Rick, and Tom all had matching instruments made with it.
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