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BadgerDave last won the day on July 18 2018

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    Interests: Herding cats, killing threads, auction sniping, making good guitarists cringe.

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  1. Facebook. Why did it have to be facebook . . .https://youtu.be/aHzZRUikvaw
  2. I have an older version of the VAC 22 that's never been upgraded. I see that the ValveTech website is no longer supported and Rob last visited here about 2 years ago. I'd like to have the upgrades done, but I can't find contact info. Anyone know if Rob is still doing these? Thanks
  3. Agreed on all counts. The easiest amp to adjust I've come across is the Carr Mercury. It has receptacles for a stadard multimeter on the exterior and the manual provides the recommended range. No math needed!
  4. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+drain+electricity+from+amplifiers Not rocket science, but yes, electricity can kill you.
  5. IMO, sending you a full set of new tubes was definitely not a dick move. Seems like a very nice gesture. The original tubes may have been at the end of their lifespan or inferior quality. I'd install the new tubes and play the amp for a while. If you think the amp sounds too harsh, cold, hot, or whatever, take it to shop and have the bias checked and adjusted to your taste. In the meantime, you might want to watch some YouTube videos to see if you can get comfortable with doing it yourself.
  6. I've recently been spending most of my time on Warmoth Mustang necks: 1 11/6" nut 24" scale 59 profile 10-16 compound radius 6105 frets Pretty specific and limiting, but it feels perfect to me.
  7. This is an interesting possibility. Maybe the guitar was ID'd as defective by Hamer QC and an employee was allowed to keep it as it was assembled with the bridge in the wrong position. Or possibly it was an employee build and he messed up the bridge placement. Either way, the guitar may have left the factory prior to the "repair". The funkiness under the bridge could be a later amateur attempt to fix the intonation problem. 🤓 Pure speculation, but it makes more sense to me than assuming that anyone at Hamer did the rough cutting of the string slots or the toothpick and solder screw hole patch. And I agree that the seller took the high road in the listing by showing clear photos.
  8. That does look like TiteBond. Do you suppose someone lost the backplate screws and glued it on?
  9. I'm not remotely interested in this guitar at $3499, or half that price. Just wondered if it's possible it left the factory in that condition. Even if someone did install the bridge incorrectly, I assume they would have done a cleaner repair. Or band-sawed it!
  10. Oh, Hell no! I'd rather put The Elder on shuffle/repeat for three hours.
  11. I agree with Steve, except for Ace's solo album. I remember being thoroughly disappointed in that one. Strutter is as good a rock song as there is, but the live version is much better than the album cut. That's pretty much true of all the songs in the iconic first two albums. The production on those was questionable. Almost as if they were trying to hold back and play everything at 3/4 speed.
  12. Game of Thrones Prototype Bad case of grayscale.
  13. The seller states: "The guitar looks like the bridge was moved to the correct position at the factory when it was produced. This is not a modification to be clear." From a new listing on Reverb. 1980 Sunburst: https://reverb.com/item/19769954-1980-hamer-usa-sunburst-natural-bound-crowned-flametop-b-c-vintage
  14. Great song! I like the decision to cut the solo, but hopefully there will be a few blistering ones elsewhere on the album. looking forward to hearing more.
  15. That's one of the more attractive graphic finishes I've seen. Based on the photos, a fret dress and light sanding of the fretboard would bring it up to snuff. If it was in the U.S. the asking price would be fair.
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