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  1. Tendinitis is acting up again -- had to go to lighter strings. Did a quick tone test to see what I'm losing...
  2. All right, last vid for a while ~ perhaps till I pick up that awesome looking doodad, mathman! I know this is getting tedious. But I was really curious how much difference a different angle would make in the same room with the same amps at the same settings. So, fwiw, if you're bored or something...
  3. Thanks! The Bogner cab is closed back and has a Celestion CL80 in it, which is what comes stock with the 1x12 combo version of the Shiva. The Budda combo is open back and has the stock Budda Phat speaker, which I think has a LOT to do with the smoother upper midrange you mentioned. I really want to try recording them both again with the iPhone in a different place in the room, to see how that affects how each amp comes across... Just for fun, I got a wild hair today and tried running my Boss MS-3 in stereo in to both amps' clean channels, using only the Boss's digital distortion/overdrive for gain. Thought I'd toss that up here, too, while we're comparing.
  4. Thanks! Yeah, that’s how it’s striking me too. Wow. The Budda sounded better than that in the room, I thought at the time. 🤷‍♂️
  5. So I captured this vid on my iPhone, and when I play it back on my phone, both amps sound pretty good. But when I play it on my office computer’s speakers, it sounds like the Bogner just destroys the Budda. Y’all hearing that, too?
  6. Some days, you roll out of bed, and before you can start your day, you just gotta crank up yer amps...
  7. Love it! I'm really diggin' the kind of psychedelic-Motown feel! Sounds like a blast to be playing that material. Also, totally jelly. I miss being in an active band, and I *really* miss being in a band & doing original material. So, basically, I guess what I'm saying is, rock on, sir!
  8. Thank you! That's just about exactly what I was going for! 🎸
  9. And now y’all can stream it for free: https://www.christophertwilkerson.com/2019/07/23/critical-distance-is-here/
  10. Thanks! Links to the sales pages have been removed from this thread, and I put a thread in the For Sale section, as directed. Much appreciate the clarification ~ as I said, I love this board and want to be sure to play by the rules! Christopher
  11. It's full of Hamer content ~ nearly the entire project was done using my two USA Hamers: my #1, a Mirage Koa, and my #2, a Studio. Brief cameos by Yairi and Hohner acoustics, and by my authentic '80s Ibanez RG470 (from 1993). So, here are a couple samples: And here's where you can get the whole album: To purchase an old-fashioned CD via credit card: http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00NB4VRS To purchase an old-fashioned CD via PayPal: http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00NB4VRS&pp=1 To purchase a digital download of the entire album, using either PayPal or a credit/debit card (you have to enable a pop-up, and if you don't want to use PayPal, you have to scroll down in the pop-up to get to the credit/debit option): http://kunaki.com/DigitalSales.asp?PID=PX00NB4VRS I just wanted to share because it’s basically an album of Hamers!
  12. Thanks so much, y'all! Out of gratitude, one more freebie ~ the title track:
  13. That is kind of you, dude! Thanks!
  14. Thanks, mang! Okay, how about I post up a freebie and then add the links for the whole thing? Freebie: SNIP!!! Again, if I’m crossing a line into spam territory, y’all let me know and I’ll take it down. I just wanted to share because it’s basically an album of Hamers!
  15. Almost the entire project was done with my two USA Hamers ~ my beloved Mirage Koa and my trusty Studio, with only an occasional appearance by my Yairi acoustic, and two little excursions on my old Ibanez RG470. My Mirage makes an appearance in the artwork, as well. I'd love to share the links here, but I do NOT want to get in trouble for spamming this board! I'm just stoked it's finally done, and I am so happy with the tones from my Hamers! 🏩
  16. I'm also curious about the replacement trem ~ I've been pretty happy with the Wilkinson on mine (although I did swap the nickel one for black). Is it SOP for Mirage owners to change from the Wilkinson to something else? I didn't get that memo, lol! 😛
  17. dUg Pinnick John Entwistle Geddy Lee Tony Butler Sting
  18. I’ve been messing around with different string gauges lately, and I think I’ve landed on 9-46s for my 25.5” scale axes (the Strat and the Mirage Koa) and 10-48s on the Studio with its Gibby scale. Got them all set up so that they feel almost exactly the same, and I think they all sound all right, too. 🤷‍♀️ Here’s a very noodly video, just for the halibut:
  19. Congratulations! I'm nowhere near y'all, geographically, but I just liked your FB page, on principle!
  20. Toying around with the built in drives in the MS-3 to see how they do running into the clean channel of my Budda. Had to use the parametric eq on all the dirt patches, but I think the results are at least usable. Obviously, these patches aren’t as responsive or nuanced as either the Budda’s or the Shiva’s overdrive channels, so my main setup will remain 4cm using the amps’ channels and effects loops, but in a pinch I think this lil’ pedal would work fine into a back line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma0Ca5tsg-8
  21. Thanks, man! So, in the clean channel vid, I used neck pickups: Hamer Studio: Duncan '59 Hamer Mirage: Duncan Vintage Rail Strat: stock alnico single coil Ibanez: rhythm = combo of stock middle single coil (DiMarzio, I think) & neck V7 'bucker, split; lead = just the neck V7 Bridge pickups for the drive channel: Ibby: stock V8 humbucker Strat: stock alnico ~ same as neck, but wound a little hotter Hamer Mirage: Duncan Custom Custom Hamer Studio: Duncan Distortion I normally run effects and control amp switching with a Boss MS-3, but for these vids I just went straight in, guitar-->cable-->Shiva's input. I used a little bit of the amp's build in reverb. Thanks again for checking out the videos! 👍
  22. Got all of my electrics strung up with Ultra Slinkies and set up to play smoothly, so I thought I’d run them all through my Shiva back to back, playing similar licks to see how they each sound through the same amp. If you watch both videos, you’ll see that, taken together, they begin and end with my Hamers. That is ... not accidental. 😎 Clean channel: Drive channel:
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