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Steve Haynie

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  1. Guitar Center has its own web site for gear. Then there is that tie with Musician's Fiend. If online sales hurt that chain, they certainly have been in the online business in a big way.
  2. When Moving Pictures came out Witch Hunt was the one song they could not play live because of all the synth parts. As technology advanced they were finally able to play it in front of an audience, so they did.
  3. This weekend I walked into the local GC just to see if any interesting used gear was there. The floor usually has a lot of amps on shelves. Not this time. The higher end guitars were sparse as well. Without having seen the article linked above the impression of a store closing came to mind. The Christmas stock should be filling the store if GC does layaways.
  4. There is a Tommy Emmanuel show in Atlanta that has been postponed to next year. Anyone in the area should go see him because he always delivers. If he has any guests on stage they are always worthy of attention, too. They may not be as exciting as Joscho Stephan, but good.
  5. Glenn Tipton's health is known, so his death will not be as hard to take. The loss of his creative input with Judas Priest will end an era. Angus Young has said that Malcolm is not playing (old recorded tracks) on the new AC/DC album, but he had input on the writing of the songs. If another album comes after more years go by it will be a new AC/DC. Brian Johnson is 73 now. He might want to wind it down in the next five to ten years. We'll see.
  6. Freebird and Green Grass take up 90 minutes to play the live versions. Did the band do anything else? 😄 The Rhodes was cool then, and still cool now.
  7. What marketing research shows that people want to hear Christmas music in October?
  8. Look at the back up guitar player on the left side of the video.
  9. I was thinking the same thing. Instead of admiring the look you just play the guitar.
  10. No one would ask to borrow your guitar if you owned the Wangcaster.
  11. Ideally there will be a dealer network where we can try out the new USA Hamers and purchase them. Those with first crack are going to be those carrying the Asian line. There is a good chance a local store in my area will have customers looking for those new USA guitars because the owner sold Hamer before, and he carries the Asian guitars now.
  12. I have only held a couple of Washburn custom shop pieces, and both were very nice. They might be able to make some very nice Hamer guitars. Someone here has to go first, and my finances just won't let me step up for everyone. Sorry.
  13. If all the tooling was trashed when FMIC shut down Hamer that means someone had to recreate everything. So, are these new USA Hamers going to be available only if someone provides an original for the Washburn shop to copy? Is anyone willing to let them get the specs from your Impact Bass?
  14. Nitebob has not been around on this board for a while, but a lot us remember him. Podcast with Nitebob
  15. Jorma Kaukonen had a show booked in Asheville in the last month that got cancelled like nearly every other good show. When that show was dropped I did mail order on the merchandise I could not afford when Hot Tuna played last year.
  16. Diver Down was the new album when I finally got to see Van Halen in concert. I can remember the feeling of being blown away by seeing Ed play live on stage.
  17. Crosby was at least honest. He should have known to just be polite and save his opinion for later. I can relate though. My comments about Jerry Garcia at the time of his death were not respectful to his fans who were as dedicated as any EVH fan. I should not have done that. It was not like I hated Garcia, either, just the younger generation of fans that Jerry failed to encourage to take baths. 40 years ago friends who are 10 - 15 years older than me said that CSN was always better when Neil Young was with them.
  18. If someone waits for EVH to die to consider buying some of the gear associated with him, what is the point? Production of Music Man EVH guitars and Peavey 5150 amps ended decades ago. If someone wanted a 1977 Trans Am they should not have waited for Burt Reynolds to die as a reason to get one.
  19. Who owned the gear? Was it Eddie, or was it a business separate from Eddie? That will make a difference with regard to inheritance tax that often requires having to sell off stuff like musical gear or pieces of art the deceased person created. If all of the guitars and amps are legally inventory in a company's possession nothing has to be sold.
  20. I thought the seal and color coats were nitrocellulose lacquer.
  21. I like the black hardware. I have it on my 8 string bass with the same Aztec Gold finish as your Special FM. I would like to suggest black pickup rings.
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