Jump to content
Hamer Fan Club Message Center


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by tomteriffic

  1. On 4/30/2020 at 8:14 PM, bsteff666 said:

    I gotta recommend this checkerboard case from guitarfetish. (No affiliation)

    I got one.  Price is not bad & the quality is surprisingly good.  And its checkerboard.


    And they currently have a 10% off coupon running.

    A Hamer Special fits well.


    Got one for my 335.  Surprisingly good.


    • Like 1

  2. I use stainless ground rounds (D'Addario half round) on my fretless basses they feel good, tone is good and they last fer freakin' ever. Flatwounds on a guitar can be cool, they give a slightly compressed sound and feel.  Wayne Moss of Barefoot Jerry is a great example.

  3. Piano was my first instrument, had 13years of serious instruction.  Eventually I owned, rented, rescued or screwed around with most of the stuff mentioned here.  I eventually figured out that playing guitar AND keys AND owning the PA was, shall we say, unduly burdensome.  The keyboard gear got relegated to  the studio, ridiculously huge MIDI rigs, etc.  These days I have the piano I learned on, an Alesis QS8 and a Proteus keyboard.  The Proteus hasn't been out of its case in probably a decade.

    Oh, and a Casio CZ101 that I keep because it has a funny as hell dentist drill sound.

    • Like 1

  4. On 4/3/2020 at 4:05 PM, svl said:

    In light of the pandemic and some of the idiocy I've read about happening too close to home, my GAS switched to another G word.

    Latest acquisitions are a couple thousand rounds of 9mm & 12ga 00 ammo and the brand new Springfield Hellcat OSP, plus the appropriate Alien Gear holster and extra magazines for all my carries.

    Pretty well set for both G's so neither GAS is hitting me particularly hard.  However 😁, every time I sell a Godin Acousticaster I regret it.  There's one nearby that is calling to me.  OTOH, it's a live performance oriented instrument and I have doubts that I'd ever make the purchase worthwhile.  And there's the Ruger PC 9mm take-down carbine out there too. I don't care if that one ever pays off.

    • Like 1

  5. On 4/3/2020 at 12:54 PM, bubs_42 said:

    and my Princeton and searching out a well loved Custom Shop SG.

    I've been getting it too, but then I remembered that all my anticipated gig income for March and April went byebye (and who knows after that).  So I've scratched the itch by putting some better operating (but original era) tuners on my "other end of the SG spectrum" SG Junior.  A Junior and a Princeton Reverb were my original rig back in 1965.  So, Bubs, you're halfway there,  Oh Oh livin' on a  **slap**

    • Haha 1

  6. When he did those little Flamenco-style raps on the top, the owners likely had conniption fits.

    There have been arguments for just about ever over what makes the Strads uniquely awesome.  Finish minutae, wood minutae, ets.  The best one is the unique microorganisms in the river water where the wood was being soaked.


    • Like 3

  7. Sorry, HFC was a casualty of an OS upgrade, took me a while to get it back.  I hope it's not too late.  The AF Museum is now pretty much under one roof.  It has gotten better and better over the years.

    Hauer Music has moved to the south 'burbs, and I haven't been there (nort' side kid here) since.  I'm told it's right across the street from Centerville Music and pretty cool store in its own right.

    Don's Pawn shop on 3rd street downtown (3rd near Jefferson) is still the best choice for gear grubbing. I did a crawl recently along further east on 3rd and a couple of others and came up pretty disappointed otherwise.


    • Like 2

  8. I remember the Ibanez version of this.  Incredibly cool.  There was this and a double humbucker version on the wall at Mel Bay music.  One of those two had checkerboard binding, which just put therm over the top.

    • Like 1

  9. Let me think on this.  I have to think through what the labeling on the plug and play says/does versus what's really going on.  On the plate jacks, it says 8 ohms stereo.  As you describe, what will really be happening (pairs of 8" and pairs of 6") in stereo will be 16 ohms on one side (8's) and 8 ohms on the other (6's).  The 4 ohm mono jack will actually be driving all 4 at a load of 5.33 ohms as discussed above.  The 16 ohm mono jack will be looking at 24 ohms mono.  Meaning if you're driving all 4 from the same amp, use the "4 ohm mono" jack.  Running in stereo, the jacks will be looking at the impedances noted above (16 and 8 ohms).  the 16 ohm mono would have all 4 speakers in series and result in a useless and/or difficult to drive load that might even be dangerous to the amp(s).

    Helpful?  I'm running a caffeine deficit today.

    • Like 1

  10. I was rifling through some old stuff and stumbled on this gig poster.  I had no idea that it still existed.  Most Esteemed Redhead was on her game.  This was from July of 2014.


    • Like 5

  11. The Plug And Play jack setup is pretty snifty.  I have one on a 2 x 10 cab.  Yeah, it takes a little extra jigsaw work, but now I can run 4 ohm, 16 ohm, single 8 or stereo 8 out of one cabinet.  It makes impedance matching to a given amp tons easier.


    • Like 2

  12. 54 minutes ago, gorch said:

    Yep, for the sake of stupidness, ideally, separate the wiring to give each amp its own speaker. Otherwise, it’s not only about common ground since the output signal of one amp would equally abut to the power amp out of the other amp. Whatever effects that could have when the other amp is either switched on or off.

    Which is why amp switcher boxes use break-before-make switches. 

    • Like 3

  13. Just for safety's sake, use two jacks and plugs.  Otherwise you've got a common ground going to both amps.  If those amps have different ground potentials to the power source, the two may try to make up the difference via your guitar.  That's only one reason I can think of right off the bat.


    • Like 2

  14. 10 hours ago, jginsj said:

    Actually, I think Tomteriffic was asking about the Vintage Club 30 (VC3112 for the combo), so V1 will impact both the clean and dirty channel since they both pass through it, V2 and V3 should be your additional gain stages for the dirty channel, from memory anyways....I think I would get a tube in V1 that makes the clean channel exactly the way you want it, and then swap out V2 and V3 to get the dirty channel the way you want it.

    John, you are correct in that assumption.  I haven't cracked it open in decades so I wasn't sure what I'd find.

    BTW, the guy who designed the Vintage Clubs was a student of mine back when guitar amps were hand cranked.  Later, he tipped me to the real goodies being in the clean channel.  Also, these amps happened when Sovtek and Mesa tubes were pretty much all you could find. He said he designed it around those realities.  As I mentioned I haven't had it open in decades and have only retubed it once, just on general principles, not because there was a problem.  IIRC it's all Sovteks in there and other than the hair metal oriented dirt channel, have never had a problem with it.

    • Like 3
  • Create New...