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John E

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  1. Uncle Rick = Hamer Standard (and Hamers generally)

    Mick Taylor = Ampeg V2

    Keith Richards = Les Paul Custom

    Allison (I think) of the Donnas was the thing that put me over the top in buying an SG special. Her live tone was great through current-production Marshalls.


  2. Jack (?) from Pittsburgh's perpetual quest for a short-scale (?) Chap and his ability to find some minor flaw with every one of the guitars that was offered to him. And his griping about Hamer's refusal to make him a new one, despite the implausibility of actually getting him to part with the Watsonesque money it would have required.


  3. If she shows judgment that poor when dealing with a potentially life threatening situation, there's no telling what kind of things she might do in the future. Most irresponsible parents don't intend to harm their children, they just do because they are careless.

    I'm not quite sure of the current custodial situation, but I'd move for sole custody with supervised visitation. The grounds of "reckless endangerment" sounds like a good place to start.

    Edited to add:

    It's not about punishing her. It's about protecting your son from her bad judgment.

    A big +1.

    Allahu akhbar. Thank God yer son is safe at home again and not showing deep mental scars. When you become a parent, everything else but that really fades into insignficance.


  4. My own personal opinion is that it's hard to get the LP sound from a double cut guitar. My old Monaco Elite sounded like God's Own Les Paul. Great bottom end.

    HHB says the Monaco Elite that Phoenix is selling (which is probably quite pricey because it's an optioned-out custom model) sounds phenomenal.


  5. How is this different from a Studio Custom? Seems like a one piece neck is the sole diffrerence, is there more?

    The other posters have spelled out all the differences. I'm a simpleton, so I just like the tops they pick for these and the tobacco burst they do on some of them.

    Pirateflynn: What's the neck profile like? Also done to be more LPish?


  6. If I hadn't spent about three hours awake last night worrying about money, I would be sorely tempted by these babies. I don't care if they're expensive for Hamers; they're damned cheap for what you're getting. I love the tops on these.

    Edited to add: Does anyone have that link to Music Machine's triple threats? Going through the standard site only shows you one of 'em.

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  7. Fan-effin'-tastic! What day precisely will you be playing? There's a chance that I'll be in Peoria, Illinois for my 20th high school reunion that weekend, and if it doesn't conflict with a can't-miss event, I'll hop in the car and make the three-hour trek. I've always wanted to visit Rockford anyway on a CT pilgramage.


  8. The dealer originally had it listed as an "Early Futura with original PAF pickups." To me that implies late 1950s. I e-mailed the dealer and he sheepishly said he "wasn't sure," but to "be safe" he'd say the early 1980s. Argh. He has since amended his webpage to be less misleading.

    Nothing to see here, folks. . . move along.


  9. Is this fer real? The dealer claims it has the original PAFs. The dealer wants $15,000 for it, which, if it is what it purports to be, strikes me as very reasonable (if way the hell beyond what I'm able to spend). No danger of me buying it no matter what.

    The neck looks mahogany.

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  10. Welcome to the board!

    One thing to remember if you're going to change the hardware, I believe that Hamers use metric hardware.

    I've been tempted to change the P-90s on my Artist Korina, but because I spend my pickup money putting new humbuckers on my Gibsons, I haven't gotten around to it. They sound more vintage with the volume turned down, but I will get around to swapping them out one of these days.

    It may be that Hamer is under the impression that "kids these days" want their pickups hot, without appreciating that Hamer's target audience may be old farts like us who are AlNiCo types.

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