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gtone last won the day on November 19 2015

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About gtone

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    Veteran HFCer
  • Birthday August 23

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  • guitars
    '74 SG Special, '08 Firebird V, Fast '58 LP Jr DC, '83 Warwick Streamer, '69 Gibson J-50, Yamaha F310, Korina Explorer Jr
  • amps
    Winfield Cyclone, Electroglide 18W, Ampeg SVT Pro, '66 BF Bassman, Traynor DynaBass, Vintage47 Ric Supreme
  • fx
    Modded BYOC Reverb, Deluxe Memory Man, Modded Crybaby, ProCo Rat, Maritime Analog MkII Fuzz, Painted Lady Rangemaster, EHX Mel9, Arcane Analog Rangemaster

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    In a van, down by the river, in Moose Parts, SK
  • Interests
    Chillin', slackin' 'n strummin', hiking, vanning, meeting up w/old airforce buds, anything to do w/aviation. Modding bikes, designing/building rockets, skateboards/longboards, amp cabs, guitars

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  1. Hey gtone,
    Any chance you've heard of Ross Folkerson, keyboard player?
    I understand he's from Moose Lips. I used to work with him (band and day job) many many years ago, in Saskatoon.

    I played a gig in Moose Jaw once or twice, back in the early '90s. Wish I'd had more time to hang out...

    Larry Posavad aka killerteddybear

    1. gtone


      Ross Folkerson doesn't ring any bells for me Larry, but I have heard of the Folkerson name in this area. The one guy I can say that we both know is Doug Scarrow from Saskatoon. He remembers you pretty well, sounds like you guys crossed paths more than once.


      Steve Gould

  2. Braz or not, these are damn fine guitars brother! 😍
  3. The XT's are OK for what they are if bought used at a fair price, but there's solid reasons why you won't hear a lot of praise for them. A used Hamer USA model is almost always gonna blow away the XT equivalent in terms of tone and playability and be much easier to move at a value close to/greater than what you paid for it if well bought. At BTMN already stated and others here will generally attest to, the Korean built models were of better quality and represent perhaps a better value proposition than the later XT line. My advice is always gonna be to pay a little more to get a lot more and invest in a USA model.
  4. Great guitars, wish I could play 'em but wrists/fingers lock up whenever I play thinner necked instruments. I'm envious of all you that don't have this issue - I'd own a ton more Hamers if it weren't the case...😩
  5. $20 tickets make this an obscenely great value proposition. I'd go in a heartbeat!
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    Eric Otten

    Rest in peace brother Eric/Caddie. An awesome HFC member that will be greatly missed...
  7. DEAL DONE! Thanks Jakeboy, always my pleasure interacting with you!
  8. Yes sir, sounded great with both my Marshall and BF Bassman. PM'd you back about trade needs. UPDATE: on hold for Jakeboy whilst we work something out...
  9. Bought this when I had my Marshall 50W Lead a few yrs ago, works great! Uses a combination of an impedance mismatch and a fixed passive load to attenuate volume. Pros include no batteries or external power required; small, light and portable because it doesn't have transformers/chokes and no fan required because of minimal heat dissipation. Cons are that it features only a fixed level of volume attenuation and it shaves off a tiny bit of high end treble response (not a bad thing with an old metal-face Marshall btw). Traded, thanks for looking...
  10. New profile photo of me strumming my J-50 on beach at Hug Point, OR

  11. Congrats BCR Greg and many thanks for your superb customer service and support. There's a reason you're celebrating that milestone, especially thru the leaner last few years! Here's to many more... 😎
  12. Not a phan of the Phat Cats (see what I did there?). Sorta like a P90 in frequency response but without their bark, growl and attitude. Have to say the word that best describes the Phat Cats to me is "brassy" - would make a fine setup for jump blues or jazz perhaps??...
  13. The only SG's I've ever played that were neck heavy had Grovers fitted. Co-incidence? I think not... While I dig SG's, there things they do well and things they don't. Since mine were older models, they tended to have "whippy" necks and therefore were not rock solid in terms of holding their tune. I'm also not particularly fond of their shape/design, but that's a personal taste thing really. On the plus side, they sounded great and were light as hell.
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  15. Thanks for contacting me about the GZ34/5AR4 tube - very interested in this.  How much are you asking?  Interested in any trades instead of cash?  Let's talk!

    Steve Gould

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