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About ZR

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  • Birthday 02/18/1964

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    '89 Chap Custom w/ trans. red all-flame body, boomers etc., Black with cream binding '95 Duotone USA 3-hole with Bartolinis, Black '86 Cruise bass
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    Zinky MOFO Encore head and 2x12, Tech21 TM60
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    Z Airbrake (Trainwreck), Rocktron Multivalve rack FX unit, Fulldrive II - blue, Keeley RAT, modded Thomas Organ Cryaby wah, Guyatone St-2 compressor, Korg Dt-10, Danelectro Fish & Chips EQ, Rocktron Prorax Hush IIx, Nady 201VFH wireless.....

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    God, family, friends, guitars, music, tennis, motorcycles, guns, home brewing, wine making...

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  1. But I can't keep 'em!! 😥 They belong to Tobereeno. He came over this weekend and brought some toys! Last month he came over and we met face to face for the first time in around 20 years or something of knowing each other strictly online. That visit he brought over the first hamer I ever bought, a Centaura, that I had sold to him years ago starting our friendship. We had other gear dealings and conversations along the way but never met in person. He lived on the other coast and also in Korea so that was the main issue. Turns out we have even more in common than we originally thought and non-stop talking ensued. We played acoustically a little and visited with his extremely cute son. But, next time we're cranking amps!
  2. ZR

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas from The South (USA) to the whole world!!
  3. King's X, one of my all-time favs! Ty Tabor comes up with such unique guitar parts. Sounds good!
  4. Got it, so you're saying it's a Diablo body with a base Chap neck? Why didn't you just say so? Also, does it come with that specialized luthier phillips tool? JK, GLWTS! Hope things start looking up for you! Check your HFC messages. 😋😜😋
  5. Nice playing - sounds great, especially the Josie solo! I have some in a custom made Winger guitar with the tripleshot pickup rings and like them enough to not worry about switching pickups anymore. I like the wide variety of sounds. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TS1BK--seymour-duncan-ts-1-triple-shot-mounting-ring?mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=3248788402&rkg_id=0&product_id=TS1BK&campaigntype=shopping&campaign=aaShopping - Core - Guitars&adgroup=Guitars - Guitar Accessories&placement=google&adpos=1o1&creative=226299461162&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAjwjIHeBRAnEiwAhYT2h5rGtL7EViT8cypol2tQT-_WCGJeOkAAuV3n879yQOUkIhRRX7eZuhoColMQAvD_BwE The pickup rings are cool for use on other regular 4 wire pickups too.
  6. Priced too high, but it sure looks nice!
  7. As far as what made me take up music/guitar... I got the band idea from The Archies (and their spinoff) Josie and the Pussycats, The Banana Splits, The Partridge Family, The Monkees, Brady Bunch, even Scooby Doo had a band! But, instead of wanting to play guitar my first instrument was trumpet starting in the 3rd grade. It was a fairly popular instrument in pop music back then. Our family was pretty cool as we listened to more modern pop stuff than my friend's families. Steve Miller Band, CSNY, Tony Orlando and Dawn... just stuff that was all over the radio back then. Then my step brother came to visit for a week while on liberty from the Navy. He had a portable Craig cassette player that were all the rage back then and he BLEW my pop loving mind with Deep Purple- Machine Head! I just didn't know what to think of it!! I then started gravitating to some harder sounding stuff like Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein, then Aerosmith etc. Then I bought Kiss Alive! and the whole guitar thing started. Then I got into Disco (?!!!) some and even DJ'd a party or two in my neighborhood as a kid. Later in high school I traded a soul album for Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight and that turned me into an all out rocker and life long Hamer fan!! So, for rock guitar, it was Kiss and Cheap Trick mainly. But, I'm one to believe we are influenced by most all of our experiences so even watching Buck Owens and Roy Clark on Hee Haw was part of the equation too. The "who did the most for rock guitar" has basically been covered overall, but for me these guys really opened my eyes and became influences in one way or another; Jimmy Lyons - guitarist for Eddie Money, my first solo I learned completely was "2 tickets to Paradise", EVH, Neil Schon, Neil Geraldo, Steve Lukather, Michael Schenker, Yngwie, Randy Rhoads, Steve Morse, John Petrucci... you get the picture... Who wouldn't want to be in a band with Betty AND Veronica?!!
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    You remind me of Jackson Galaxy, from the TV show My Cat From Hell!
  9. Really, someone take a road trip! You could keep the amp and sell the extra cab for gas money! GLWTS!
  10. You'll put your eye out!😜
  11. ZR


    Oh, sorry, I misread the thread title.
  12. I asked in the other thread but didn't get any answer so I'll ask one more time here.i have an '86 cruisebass. I've seen some with "cruisebass" on the trust rod cover and some are just blank. Mine is just blank. Was there any rhyme or reason as to why some have "cruisebass" and others didn't? BTW, my '86 is black with the large stadium logo.
  13. I have the twin of that bass and mine's an '86 but mine has a plain black with white trim truss rod cover. Why did some have "Cruisebass" on them?
  14. Yeah, but everything she plays sounds like Elvis's "Mystery Train."! 😂