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Everything posted by BadgerDave

  1. C'mon guys, it's a TIGER and it "purrs like no other". Get it? Frank is a marketing genius.
  2. I remember making it through 3/4 of Commando at the Muse Cafe before going completely off the rails. Fun times!
  3. Sometimes you get lucky. I was fishing for an Eclipse and landed a Newport.
  4. Looking for an electric 12 string. I had a great Eclipse 12 that I regret selling, so that's primarily what I'm interested in. A Newport 12 would be nice as well, but I expect those are selling for more than I want to spend. $1,000 is my upper limit for an Eclipse, Maybe $1,500 for a Newport. I'm also open to a Ric 660 12, and possibly others, though not a 620 or anything with a narrow nut.
  5. A 20% seller's fee on top of 28% buyer's commission and, I assume, another fee to the next buyer? Damn!
  6. I had a good experience with Third Coast Guitar and Amp Repair in Palatine. https://www.thirdcoastguitar.com/#guitar-repair
  7. I have no actual facts to base this on, but it's possible that the Auction company and the Becker estate agreed to shift all fees from the seller to the buyer. My wife does auctions of manufacturing tools and in that industry a 10% buyers premium and 10% seller's premium is common.
  8. There are a lot of very rare objects that are not highly valued: AMC Matadors Les Paul Personal and Professional models My artwork It's a cool guitar, the seller only needs one buyer willing to pay the price.
  9. For Cuban food and sightseeing, I'd go to Ybor City. It's been a while since I was there, but I have great memories.
  10. One bump before I raise the price and list the Cobra on Reverb. Actually, it may be a few days before I get around to writing a description and taking new photos. But, until then, Price reduced to $3,000.00 inc. U.S. shipping and insurance, but you pay PayPal fees if used. Still willing to trade for a Triple Threat in excellent condition, changed pickups and wiring are OK
  11. Adding $2,240 in buyer's premium and processing fees plus $800 in potential sales tax and $3-500 in shipping is a big hit, but compared to the "celebrity surcharge" added to other items, the buyer(s) did pretty well on these. I was hoping the Bogner cabinet and road case would slide by under the radar, but my $300 bid was quickly obliterated. Ended at $1,600 plus fees.
  12. I've removed permanent marker from a few different painted surfaces using a dry erase marker. You just rub over the permanent ink with the dry erase marker. The latter dissolves the former and you can then clean the surface with a damp rag. I'm not sure it would work on this guitar, but if you could get it for 30-40% of the asking price, it might be worth a shot.
  13. I find it hilarious that the seller lists the condition as "mint".
  14. I've used the Babicz Strat saddles on two Warmoth Mustang projects. Including the one in my avatar photo. Very high quality, impressive engineering and rock solid. I'm a fan.
  15. UPDATE: Ulitmate is sold. Cobra is still available Amazing guitars that I have enjoyed owning, but I'm not using them and I've decided to sell . Ideally, I'd like to trade one of these for a Triple Threat in excellent condition, but if that isn't in the cards, I'll sell either for the price I sold my last TT for. $3,300 shipped and insured within the U.S. Available here to HFC supporting members for a week. The Ultimate is #16, completely stock and in like new condition. The Cobra is # 72. It currently has mini-humbuckers installed and I replaced the original Schaller mini tuners with full sized versions. The original Lollar pickups can be reinstalled if desired. Full details, measurements and photos are available, but please ask only if you are seriously interested in purchasing. Other than the TT, I'm not interested in any trades. No condolences needed, I'm not sick or destitute (knock on wood). BTW, Mike is the greatest guitar builder on the planet as well as one of the nicest people I've encountered. These guitars are full of positive happy mojo. Cobra specs: 7 lbs., 5 oz. Neck thickness: 0.927" @ 1st fret, 1.018" @ 12th fret C profile New photo shows the Cobra in its current configuration with DiMarzio mini hum buckers and Schroeder bridge. Hardware is chrome.
  16. I had the pleasure of traveling with Ray to a few concerts and HFC events when I lived in Minneapolis. He was always enthusiastic about a current interest, be it a guitar, performance or work. Ray taught me everything I know about 3D copying technology on a drive to the Zoo to see Los Lobos. This is very sad news, we hadn't spoken in a while, but I feel lucky to have known Ray.
  17. I believe the Keeley Memphis Sun may be just what you're looking for.
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