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BadgerDave

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  1. Warning! I placed an order on Friday through the linked Reverb ad. At the time there were 2 units in stock according to the listing. I received the following message from the seller today: Hello, Thank you for your order and we appreciate your business. Although we try our best to maintain 100% accuracy with inventory, there are still rare occasions where we experience an inventory error. An example would be when two customers buy the same item at around the same time on two different places. We regret to inform you that we are currently out of stock of the item you purchased. We have contacted the manufacturer regarding your order and expect to hear back shortly with availability and have every intention to expedite your order once the product is received. In the meantime our sales staff would be happy to speak with you regarding your order and to see if there may be other alternatives to your original purchase. As always, we are also happy to refund you in full as well. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience. Look forward to hearing from you. Pit Bull Audio
  2. ? I don't understand. πŸ˜• Never mind. The yawny face was showing on my screen as a plain rectangle. I thought it might be some sort of inner circle code.
  3. I put this one together with a JHS Prestige boost, Mooer chorus and delay and TC Electronics poly tuner in mini form. The Fish Factory incorporates two drives in a single enclosure so it's arguably a mini as well. Sounded great but I had to either use the side of my shoe or wear cowboy boots to hit the switches.
  4. There is a lot of speculation and debate over the audible differences between different types of capacitors in guitar circuits. The majority opinion seems to be that values matter and type of construction doesn't. The issue with 920D's behavior is that the PIO caps sell for $28.00 and the Mojo dijon caps sell for $1.50. They wrapped the $1.50 cap in a PIO cover and charged the PIO price.
  5. Link to TGP Thread Not sure if the link will work if you're not a member at The Gear Page. You can find the thread by searching "With genuine paper in oil capacitors" in the Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion sub-forum. Interesting. Apparently a company that sells prewired pickguards and parts has been intentionally mis-labelling cheap caps and selling them as boutique PIOs. Hello $hit. Meet fan.
  6. As the proud owner of shares of Green Bay Packers Stock I understand the appeal. πŸ˜† NFTs can have actual value when they represent fractional ownership of tangible assets, but this ain't that. If Rick was selling ownership shares in the actual guitar, rather than an image, it would be more interesting.
  7. Put black screws on that pick guard and it would look fine. Actually improves the unfortunate finish.
  8. The bridge appears to be an improvement, so it's got that going for it.
  9. Lollartrons drop right in, original mounting rings fit. Gretsch original Filtertrons will not fit.
  10. Based on the bottom photo, I wouldn't put much faith in this seller.
  11. The Springsteen Telecaster, according to Rick Petillo, had four pickups and four output jacks. No mention of more than one control plate. "According to the late Petillo, Springsteen's guitar had originally been owned by a record company and featured an incredibly shady installation of "four pickups wired into extra jacks that would each plug into a separate channel on the recording console." Made by routing out a significant area under the pickguard, this mod would ensure that session guitarists would earn four times typical union pay for playing four slightly different versions of the same guitar solo. " This actually makes sense as an early method of mechanical multitracking. The payola story sounds contrived to me, but I guess it's possible. Linking the Springsteen guitar to the abomination for sale on Reverb is pure B.S. IMO
  12. Probably a long shot, but I'm looking for a set of standard humbucker size Lollartrons in nickel, chrome or gold. Clean, non-aged version preferred. Cash, or I have the following as possible trades: Wolftone Marshallhead set (nickel covers) Fralin Unbucker set (zebra, no covers) Bare Knuckles Holy Diver set (aged nickel covers) Seymour Duncan Psyclone set (gold)
  13. Now listed on Reverb. I replaced the the nut and and addressed the sloppiness around the edge of the fretboard. Reverb Link
  14. I've owned a Player's edition Anniversary Model and generally agree with all of the comments on quality. I've also had a few of the Japanese made Jets and a Chet Atkins western motif big hollow body. My problem with these guitars is that they all had surprisingly thin necks. You'd think that guitars that were based on designs form the 50's for jazz players would have thick or at least medium neck profiles. Nope. Every one I've played has felt like an Ibanez. Maybe 0.820" -0.850" 1st - 12th fret. The Bigsbys on the Players Edition guitars are string-through w/o pins, so re-stringing is easy.
  15. Weight: 8.5 lbs Neck Profile: C Neck Thickness: 0.825 @ 1st fret, 0.875 @ 12th fret Nut Width: 1.66" Very nice 1981 Hamer Special with a solid black gloss finish. The volume and tone knobs, and possibly the pickup rings, may have been replaced, all other hardware appears to be original. The period correct (and likely original) Hamer hardshell case is included. The guitar shows very little wear, and is in fantastic condition considering it is over forty years old. The frets are in great shape. Like any black guitar, you can see polish swirls and very shallow scratches in the finish in direct sunlight. The guitar is remarkably clean. The truss rod functions perfectly, the neck is straight and all electrical components work as they should. The guitar has not had nor does it need any repairs. It's set up with 0.10 - 0.46 gauge strings, low action and no buzzing with normally aggressive playing. The neck is similar to a Gibson 60's profile, with a comfortable "C" profile . Precise measurements are noted above. $1,550.00 shipped within the lower 48. That's pretty much exactly what I paid. I'll be asking more on Reverb.
  16. @kizanski was correct. It was only a matter of time. I'm letting supporting HFC members in the US have first crack at this one before it goes up on Reverb (probably Friday). Weight: 8.5 lbs Neck Profile: C Neck Thickness: 0.825 @ 1st fret, 0.875 @ 12th fret Nut Width: 1.66" Very nice 1981 Hamer Special with a solid black gloss finish. The volume and tone knobs, and possibly the pickup rings, may have been replaced, all other hardware appears to be original. The period correct (and likely original) Hamer hardshell case is included. The guitar shows very little wear, and is in fantastic condition considering it is over forty years old. The frets are in great shape. Like any black guitar, you can see polish swirls and very shallow scratches in the finish in direct sunlight. The guitar is remarkably clean. The truss rod functions perfectly, the neck is straight and all electrical components work as they should. The guitar has not had nor does it need any repairs. It's set up with 0.10 - 0.46 gauge strings, low action and no buzzing with normally aggressive playing. The neck is similar to a Gibson 60's profile, with a comfortable "C" profile . Precise measurements are noted above. Sold      
  17. I have one prior experience with the IRS claiming that I under-reported a tax liability. Their protocol is to determine that an amount is owed, add a 10% penalty and demand immediate payment. It is nearly impossible to communicate and if a call is answered, the entire discussion history begins over with no prior progress or information retained. I expect that this new policy will result in such a huge influx of 1099s that they will not have adequate resources to perform audits on even a tiny fraction. So, they will either ignore them or create an automatic process demanding estimated additional tax.
  18. My problem with the new process is that, while I'm 100% certain that I will not make a profit on my Reverb sales, I have no way of conclusively proving that to the IRS. I understand that I don't need to do so unless I'm audited, but it still creates certain level of anxiety. I have gear that I purchased years ago, acquired in trades or assembled from parts. I didn't think about keeping receipts. I wonder how flexible the IRS will be? My guess is that if I can't produce a receipt, they'll start at taxing 100% of the sale price.
  19. My local Guitar Center will pay 60% of the retail value of items they can resell. They'll take most guitars, amps and pedals. It's not an unreasonable solution when you consider the fees, sales tax and shipping charges associated with Reverb sales. Not to mention the potential hassles of shipping damage, questionable buyer ethics and IRS scrutiny.
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