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  1. Dan - have you made any changes/upgrades?
  2. Love mine. You could play an entire gig - yeah, it's loud enough - straight in, just riding the volume knob. It's not really Fendery clean but good to about 1/3 volume. Then, it's always on the edge of breakup, but in a really good, usable way. At 1/2 to 3/4 volume with the gain at 1/3 to 1/2, and a touch of reverb (excellent reverb, too), a good P90 will drive it from near-clean to full-on rip (great singing lead tone) with just your guitar's volume knob. Beyond that is OK but will turn to mush when maxed out. And metal probably ain't in there, either. Mine is bone-stock with whatever tubes it came with. Decent tubes and a re-bias should make it even better. The AC10 is the second-best amp ever made (with the SuperChamp X2 being first, of course). Buy one. Or a SuperChamp X2. That fact that it weighs like 20 pounds is just the icing on the cake.
  3. Wait - there's more than 2 knobs now?!? ......f***in' kids nowadays.....
  4. Back off, Tobe - I've been after that one for years.
  5. A lot of the amber knobs on the Hamers I've owned have had cracks in them. Even the 30th Anniversary. Never actually broke one, though. And it's only on Hamers and only the amber knobs. Other types/colors haven't been an issue, and other guitar brands with similar amber knobs never had a problem.
  6. ^^^This. You get 2 bends, then a wrap over the string. That baby ain't going nowhere.
  7. Agreed. Huge shout out to hamer-on for letting it happen! Congrats on getting it back, Rick. Sometimes it's just a matter of finding the right haystack.
  8. I'm sure it was an amazing building exercise for Yuriy, but Jimi needs to kill it with fire.
  9. I've done this for the past 20 years on all of my guitars and it has virtually eliminated my tuning issues. Two tugs at the 12th fret on new strings and your pretty much good to go. Just pulled my Les Paul out of the case after 3 months (straight from a gig) and it's in tune with stock tuners, no nut goo of any kind. It took me faaaar too long to learn that trick, but it is bulletproof. Now, if I have a problem with tuning, 99% of the time it's a bad string or set of strings.
  10. Yeah, finally got mine in yesterday. The Lopoline cabinet (on the left) had the square hole already in it, just turned the wrong way. It looks crooked AF in this picture, but it's really in there straight. About a 5 minute job. Plus, being sideways like that makes it easier to tell that the top speaker is the right channel and the bottom is left. The Mojotone (right) had just a small single round jack hole, which leads to my first bitch: No template. The 'Plug and Play' people could have made the installation go a lot smoother with a simple template. Instead, it was break out the speed square and grease pencil and try not to mess up an otherwise really clean cab. It worked out better than my typical DIYs, but leads to the second bitch: No screws. After a 1/2 hour of carefully butchering a hole in there, I had to scrounge up screws to mount it. WTFF? They could at least provide screws. So, I give them 5 stars for the product (very well-made and works excellent, should be in every cabinet with more than 1 speaker), and 1-star on completeness. Because I'm a whiner. I want to thank Hbom once again for the heads-up on a 'duh, why didn't I think of that' product. Everyone should go buy one (or 2).
  11. ^^^ Freebird! The problem with freezing cold outdoor gigs is everything sounds bad. Fingers don't move, guitars won't tune, amps sound....cold. It's never fun. I can't imagine it does much good for drums, either. Unless it's for a good cause (and it better be really good) or there's a boatload of cash (and I mean a big boat), I'm out.
  12. Tell me you at least got tickets to the game.
  13. The FIRST thing you do is fire the dumbass who booked those gigs. Two outdoor gigs. In January?!? World class moron. Should be beaten. As far as your question/problem: stay home. You're not making enough to cover the ruined gear.
  14. Can't take the credit - Matt (Bruce919) provided the drawing files and Ed (stonge) did the 2Fig run on a manual mill(!!) and hand-tapped all those damn holes. He's a madman! Mine were all CNC milled, drilled and tapped. But polishing all them little bast**ds before plating still sucked.
  15. Those look great! Brilliant minds......: I could only run 6 in a 4" vise. Boy, it's been a while.
  16. Yep - got it covered. Major shout out to Shawn and Joe G for jumping all over this. This place RAWKS!!
  17. For the past few days the board has been really slow to load, both at home and at work (work has better internet). Anyone else experiencing that?
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