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  1. They're pushing 60, it's their first and possibly last North American stadium tour. Check out this video of the stage setup. Apparently it took seven 747s to fly it over, and their regular 250-person crew is assisted in each city by another 250. Takes four days to set up. This will be pretty mental. They're playing next year on my birthday in Slovakia... hmmm.
  2. I owned one of those. 6128 Player's Edition. Fantasitc build quality, and the sound was like a pretty muscular version of the Gretch growl. Honestly I sold it because MusicGoRound had it at $1200 in mint shape, and I could flip it and make $250. I sort of regret that. Neck is not too big, so if you like a baseball bat, be warned, but it's not a pencil either.
  3. At the Old Rock House in St. Louis. Maybe 75 people there. She out on a great show, last night of the tour. I'd seen her in 2019 and her playing has gotten even more confident, and the rhythm section were badasses. Bassist used a P bass through a little Aguilar solid-state head and (I think) 2-12 cab. Wicklund played her green quilt-top Tom Anderson super-Strat all night, the usual Orange half-stack and I presume the usual Keely pedals. Here's some fan video from three nights before. And rig rundown. Lots of women in the audience: I think she could inspire a lot of young women to play. Talking to her, I know that's a goal of hers.
  4. Really... unexpected. Talk about being able to shred and choosing not to... I think I really like this.
  5. https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Hamer/Vintage-1978-Sunburst-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-118028135.gc?cntry=us&source=4WWRWXGP&gclid=CjwKCAjw1ICZBhAzEiwAFfvFhPclMOWLDt_6B2zXv0XbOSOTFYGU2TIY7QMIWH52QdxFysGvWa-95RoCsLMQAvD_BwE Mention headstock repair and neck reset...and only use one pic of the front of the guitar?
  6. WVH has some of that swinging rhythm his dad had, which very few players possess. Agreed it's cool he doesn't shred for shred's sake... I need to check out some Mammoth stuff now. Justin Hawkins, though... yes he has pipes but he's like a glam rock Mariah Carey to my ears... wailing because he can, not always because he SHOULD.
  7. My old '81 Special sounded utterly great. That particular one had a neck so shallow it bordered on translucent. This one looks much niver!
  8. Weight: 8.5 lbs Neck Profile: C Neck Thickness: 0.825 @ 1st fret, 0.875 @ 12th fret Nut Width: 1.66" Very nice 1981 Hamer Special with a solid black gloss finish. The volume and tone knobs, and possibly the pickup rings, may have been replaced, all other hardware appears to be original. The period correct (and likely original) Hamer hardshell case is included. The guitar shows very little wear, and is in fantastic condition considering it is over forty years old. The frets are in great shape. Like any black guitar, you can see polish swirls and very shallow scratches in the finish in direct sunlight. The guitar is remarkably clean. The truss rod functions perfectly, the neck is straight and all electrical components work as they should. The guitar has not had nor does it need any repairs. It's set up with 0.10 - 0.46 gauge strings, low action and no buzzing with normally aggressive playing. The neck is similar to a Gibson 60's profile, with a comfortable "C" profile . Precise measurements are noted above. $1,550.00 shipped within the lower 48. That's pretty much exactly what I paid. I'll be asking more on Reverb.      
  9. Those guys should be huge, but they just aren't flavor of the year. For now...
  10. Atlanta band The Pinx have a new album. I played in an earlier iteration of Adam's band, and he's a heck of a nice guy and can shred. If you like big riffs, slick production, and some crazy-ass solos, you might like this.
  11. If this had come up in June, when I was living in France, I'd be hitting BIN. Fair price, nice bass.
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Ukraine
  13. Tried it tonight. Really great Muff. A bit more gain, smoother, more “modern” side of the Muff spectrum. Really reminds me of my old Sustain Punch Creamy Dreamer. It’s a keeper.
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