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Ham Rex

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  1. Such a beautiful guitar and a good luthier should be able to fix and seal the Hameritus. Wow! What a beauty!
  2. It's odd that figured maple body upgrade was $500 MSRP and making the entire guitar out of Korina was just $100 more than price of a mahogany guitar. How times have changed!
  3. I guess I didn't state that question correctly. Is the $6000 Korina Standard worth the difference. Does it play or sound better to make it worth the difference in price of a mahogany version? Or is it $6000 because not many people paid the $100 upcharge and the Korina's are rare? I would think back in the day a $100 upcharge would definitely be worth it.
  4. Absolutely! But because they're rarer or actually play and sound better? Wish I had 6K to find out!
  5. Next time I'll look on my desktop or laptop. The detail isn't there on my phone. Thank you. So for $100 more you could get the Korina version! Wow. Those were the days! So is Korina just hype or actually worth it on the Standards, Specials and other models? What's everyone's opinion? Thanks, M
  6. Why do I not see them priced at $100? Could you share the link with me? Thank you! H R
  7. I've seen that for sale on Reverb and the new seller never bothered to take new pictures. I was going to say something about living in a tent, Fentanyl and open air bathrooms but chose not to. Only because seller is from San Francisco.
  8. Do you think it is Pou Ferro fret board? They did a great job hiding the seam on top. Looks like one piece to me.
  9. There is a 96 Standard on Reverb for $4750.00. https://reverb.com/item/60780142-beautiful-stone-classic-1996-hamer-standard-with-brazilian-fretboard-in-mint-condition-ohsc It seems weird the top appears to be one piece and the back appears to have a 2 piece cap. Am I seeing things? Did Hamer make Standards this way or is that the "Stone Classic" build?
  10. Yes, you said it wasn't a priority. No! you never let me know how serious the issue was. At least to the best of my recollection. If you would have, I never would have bothered you about it. I'm not a complete ahole and have respect for people especially with loss of a family member. I thought you may have been busy at work or other things and just forgot. Never dreamed it was loss of a family member. I'm sorry for your loss.
  11. I'm sorry Chris. I felt you were purposely trying to make feel bad for something I truly think is an awesome bass. God knows you have so much Hamer knowledge and so many beautiful instruments and talent. Between you and PAF the pics in the book prove it. You always have the correct information and background for the information of questions asked. You have the best of the best Hamer had to offer and I for one am late to the party. I have to pay through the nose to aquire one of Hamer's super gems. I love all Hamer's but a select few are far above their off the shelf builds. The price always reflects this. Most of us, me included, look up to you and your opinion carries weight within the club and more than likely outside as well, at least to me. Sometime ago I posted about a Max Bass incorrectly described in Reverb that I purchased and returned. You offered a Max Bass for less money but I now know it was just offered to prove the bass wasn't worth it. It was not an offer that you would actually sell to me. I was very hopeful to own an instrument from the book and let a lone from you. I asked you several times about it each time making you more upset with me when I asked. So thanks for all your insight, knowledge and willingness to share. Not just to me but all the HFC members. I don't think I'm an ahole but I know many people see me that way for one reason or another. Well, there it is. Cards on the table for everyone to see. A 2 of clubs, a 7 of spades.
  12. Thank you. They're about the same gauge so I'll try them after my GHS run out. I was wondering if there were heavier sets or recommended gauge strings from Hamer.
  13. You're the best! If I ever don't need a use for firewood I'll reach out to you.
  14. So the MSRP were super high so when you paid the real price plus profit for the guitar store you felt like you got a great deal instead of the real deal. A $1999 bass for $850 bass with a case wow I made out... not. What a scam! No wonder they're really only worth $350. Thanks for all the insight! So my entire collection is based on a lie and I've over paid for everything. Oh what a great feeling. No wonder you were getting 4 digit standards for $400. Too bad you won't move that bass to me for 6 times it's real value as you once mentioned. I won't ask anymore. Thanks again. At least I can burn them.
  15. Here are the two 5 String 2TEKs. Maybe it's just the plate. I'll check stamping when I get home.
  16. It appears my "venture to guess" was totally wrong with Chris's knowledge of the bass. I just thought with it being a one of a kind, Korina body with a special version of the 2TEK, different then one in 5 string Cruisebass as it is larger, that I got a good deal. I don't get many "Good Deals" but every once and a while I do. Never a "Great Deal" Anyway I enjoy the bass and it was worth it to me. Thanks Chris for all the inside knowledge about the bass.
  17. The 8 string bass I have has GHS Boomers 20-90 90-45 70-45 55-25 40-20. Is there a different size or brand I should try? Please note this one has the high octave string below the main string. I see most have the high octave strings above the main string. Thank you in advance.
  18. The original owner should have asked for more. I don't mind people making some money but doubling the price seems excessive to me. I've purchased expensive pieces for my collection but I'm not rewarding this guy with a sale. Is it just me or does the logo look like it's a decal on top of the finish. Could be optical illusion or a Ed Roman wanna be. These are just opinions and observations based on my limited knowledge. I'd love an expert to chime in because it looks like the headstock is off and not just the logo. The geometry looks wrong. Maybe I'm wrong.
  19. Originally $1845 https://reverb.com/item/59588210-hamer-custom-ordered-californian-1991 Now $3599 https://reverb.com/item/60442458-hamer-californian-1991
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