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BadgerDave

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  1. Well, there's a brewery across the street and a few blocks away you'll find a Packer bar that does a decent bacon cheeseburger. It's amazing that Dave keeps that huge collection upstairs and allows people to freely wander through literally millions of dollars worth of rare instruments. I wonder how much that Belushi/ Richards Hamer Standard would bring if he would ever sell it?
  2. Wow! Thanks for your extensive response and research Josh.!
  3. I'm looking for a neck pickup to pair with a Peter Florance '59 Alnico 5 bridge pickup in a chambered Les Paul Standard. Prefer a slightly aged zebra humbucker but open to other options. Currently using a Lollartron, but it doesn't blend well in the middle position. Need something vintage PAF voiced that cleans up nicely when volume is rolled back. A Florance Alnico III would be perfect if you happen to have one stashed away.
  4. George McPhail at Music Gallery in Highland Park is a master with decades of experience. I'm not sure he does neck-off rerets, but it would be worth a call. Fast turnaround in my experience.
  5. 70's Traynors THD Univalve non handwired Vox AC15s Vintage Fender Bassman heads
  6. I am familiar with the 1st and 2nd version. Floyd Rose and Reissue versions? WTF?
  7. I, like many others in our demographic, have decided to shed several guitars that are not my absolute favorites. No Hamers, other than the Newport I have listed here, but there are some nice ones. I'll give HFC Supporting Members the benefit of savings on fees and taxes if you contact me here. I'm about halfway between Chicago and Rockford, IL and will drive a reasonable distance to do a hand-off and save shipping as well. Not driving into downtown Chicago though. 😟 So far, I've listed a PRS McCarty Hollowbody II and a Rickenbacker 660 12 string. Both are pretty exceptional. See the link below for many more photos and descriptions. Link to my Reverb Shop
  8. I was searching forever for that magic formula that would give me full range control of volume and tone with a hard "bump" up in volume between 9 and 10. I hated the standard modern wiring that only sounds good with the volume control on 10 and turns to mud as soon as you back it off. I wanted to be able to play clean on 4, progressively add crunch from 4 to 9 and then get a volume boost on 10. I also wanted a uniform progressive transition from bright to warm on both tone controls (on a Les Paul). Finally, I didn't like the change in tone i got with every treble bleed circuit I tried. What finally worked for me was high quality 500K (measured at or above 500K) linear taper volume pots and audio taper tone pots with 50's wiring and no treble bleed. Sorry for the thread deviation. I can't believe Marshallheads sound bad in anything and the best color combination is double cream in the bridge and zebra neck -especially in a Hamer.
  9. I've done one refret as part of a class at the Chicago School of Guitar Making at Specimen Guitar. It wasn't difficult, but you have to know precisely what you're doing at each step of the process and you need the right tools. Leveling. crowning, dressing the fret ends and polishing are necessary steps. Pre-cut fret wire is going to be slightly wider than your fretboard, so you'll need to file the fret ends flush and make them rounded and smooth. IMO, that's the hardest step to get right and requires skill and practice.
  10. Headrush MX5 LINK If you don't mind spending $400, you can have a lot of fun with one of these. Sounds great plugged into a PA input. You can probably find a used one for less.
  11. I expect the final selling price will be quite a bit higher. Really strange description.
  12. Maple neck/rosewood board, Warmoth 59 profile, 0.860" 1st Fret, 0.920" at 1th. Gibson scale Warmoth body -7/8 Strat/Soloist style. Jumbo frets, excellent condition, no visible wear. Old, probably early 80's, DiMarzio Super Distortion, well used, well worn and sounds authentic. 500L (linear taper) single volume control 7 lb. 10 oz. side adjust truss rod Planet Waves auto-trim locking tuners. Comes assembled and freshly strung and set-up. Original black Schaller trem arm is included. $700.00 with free shipping in the U.S. The finish looks black but is actually a dark black cherry sparkle. The guitar sounds great, is well set-up and punches above its weight (price, actually). There are light scratches, swirl marks and a few small nicks that don't show well in the photos. They might buff out if you have a buffing wheel, but don't expect pristine. I don't really know much about the San Dimas era, but this guitar reminds me of the "dinky" hot rod guitars that Charvel and Jackson were making in the 80's, so I co-opted the phrase to catch your attention. I think it accurately conveys the style. $700.00 with free shipping in the U.S. Sorry, no case. Open to meetup to hand-off in Western Chicago to Madison, WI area.
  13. Black Cherry metallic sparkle finish. Fatback neck profile: 1.00" 1st - 12th frets nicely rounded with rolled edges. Gibson scale mahogany neck with IIRC striped ebony fretboard. jumbo frets, no visible wear, polished. Mahogany body 6lb. 15 oz. Pickups are a Lollar NOVEL 90 and a Duncan SH-14 Custom w/ a push/pull coil split at tone control Big, comfortable belly and forearm contours Neck side truss rod adjustment vintage style staggered tuners (no string trees needed). NOTE: there is a chip at the high E tuner post that was "repaired" with black lacquer - see photo Hipshot fixed bridge The finish looks black, but is actually a dark black cherry sparkle. The guitar sounds great, is well set-up and punches above its weight (price, actually). There are light scratches , swirl marks and a few small nicks that don't show well in the photos. They might buff out if you have a buffing wheel, but don't expect pristine. I don't really know much about the San Dimas era, but this guitar reminds me of the "dinky" hot rod guitars that Charvel and Jackson were making in the 80's, so I co-opted the phrase to catch your attention. I think it accurately conveys the style. $700.00 with free shipping in the U.S. Sorry, no case. Open to meetup to hand-off in Western Chicago to Madison, WI area.
  14. I've ridden in several multi-state car trips with HFC luminaries McChris, Kizanski and SirDan. Often arriving at the infamous4321 Club at Casa BruceM. I also once rescued Bubs from being stranded at the Mall of America. Beat that!
  15. Link to GC Photo Can anyone identify what the amp in the phot linked above is? Recent reissue? Original early 60s? Modified mystery amp? I'm stumped - When you enlarge the photo it appears to have Reverb and AUX controls on the front panel.
  16. Appreciate the Heads-up. Got a nice deal on a Fender Baritone neck.
  17. Sales guy tried to push that crappy Marshall, Fender and Gibson junk. These have way more knobs.
  18. Have him listen to the first Ramones album. Then ask him to do two mixes, one that sounds like the Ramones and one that he has full creative control.
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