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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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  1. 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.
  2. Priced too high, but it sure looks nice!
  3. 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?!!
  4. ZR


    You remind me of Jackson Galaxy, from the TV show My Cat From Hell!
  5. Really, someone take a road trip! You could keep the amp and sell the extra cab for gas money! GLWTS!
  6. You'll put your eye out!😜
  7. ZR


    Oh, sorry, I misread the thread title.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Yeah, but everything she plays sounds like Elvis's "Mystery Train."! 😂
  11. ZR

    Saw Great White Last Night

    Mitch was that guy who was supposed to be the VH singer or something like that. I remember his Youtube video. Not sure if you remember when they first hit the scene they were more metal sounding at first, at least this first song I heard of theirs on KSJO (San Jose) back in the day... Did anyone else ever hear this one before?
  12. Agreed, saw them for free with REO and Don Felder last year. Styx seemed to have the most youthful-type energy of the 3 but all were enjoyable. Here's one from their last album...I think it's quite rockin', a great tune!
  13. I can't remember to tell you the truth, probably put it on ebay. It's all kind of fuzzy for some reason. I think I sold it to buy a Dean USA Hardtail, like the 3rd one made or something like that. Then traded that for a LP Classic with a guy in England. Then a Japanese Epi Elitist (elite? I forget) LP. The Elitist had incredible build quality but the Gibson LP Classic had that certain mojo to it, hard to describe. All those are gone now. I've had the same guitars and amps for many years now. That particular Washburn Idol was from a limited run by Boogie Street Guitars. Haven't kept up with them so I don't even know if they're still around anymore.
  14. ZR

    Steve Perry NEW SONG

    I love Steve Perry. I probably listened to him almost everyday in high school. A typical day after school was coming home, putting on my Koss headphones and listening to a Journey album, starting with Infinity. But, this doesn't do anything for me, sorry to say. Hope he has some better tunes coming. I do wish him the best!
  15. I had always wanted a Hamer (especially a Chap or Cali) after seeing Cheap Trick and so many bands of the time play them, but never saw one in the local music stores. So, I bought a Peavey Destiny in pearl white with black hardware. It was a pretty close substitute and was actually a well made guitar. https://reverb.com/ca/item/2728147-peavey-destiny-1990-pearl-white I eventually got the Hamers I wanted and sold the Peavey but I have good respect for most the Peavey lineup. One of the best playing strats I played was a Peavey Falcon, nice stratty guitar. Some had some killer flamed maple necks. I also had a Korean Idol which was a very well made guitar.