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  1. Jimi Hendrix - Isabella (Live version) This whole tune is a guitar showpiece, great phrasing as welll as rythm Marty Friedman - Tornado of Souls (Megadeth Rust in Piece) Technique, feel and phrasing...gets me everytime I hear it SRV - Little Wing Heard this on the radio in the middle of shred years (I was 18) and it blew me away Metallica - Master of Puppets The break down section then harmonized solo is just big piece of shiny-metal beauty Metallica - Orion Again, the slow part in the middle led off by Cliff on the bass, slow bending harmonized goodness Jason Becker - Tell the Truth (David Lee Roth A Little Aint Enough) Aggressive Blues from a masterful shredder, his bends and vibrato are perfection Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out I know, I know but doubters need to listen to this track that starts out with the usual NeoClassical intro but develops into a very bluesy and soulful lead that defies his reputation for a speed demon
  2. Ouch. I'm usually a pretty positive person when it comes to change but I am hoping Fender keeps it's mits out of Hamer USA! I was thinking about selling my 2004 SuperPro to make way for a Talledega but I think I'll wait and see how this plays out. Anyone heard any comments from Joel or Frank Rindone on this yet?
  3. http://www.myspace.com/KeyOfZ You have to right-click SAVE AS to listen to my tracks....dunno why.
  4. No IPOD but I do have a Zune Garbage (Beautiful Garbage) - Drive You Home Patti Smith (Natural Born Killers ST) - Rock and Roll Ni##er AC/DC (Back in Black) - Hells Bells Ozzy Osbourne (No More Tears) - Zombie Stomp Marty Friedman (Music for Speeding) - It's the Unreal Thing Megadeth (Killing is My Business..) - Skull Beneath the Skin Prince (Lovesexy) - When 2 R in Love Van Halen (Fair Warning) - Hear About it Later Eminem (8 Mile ST) - Gangsta Led Zeppelin (Physical Graffiti Disc 2) - The Wanton Song I rarely use the "shuffle" feature, I usually listen to full albums. *Edit* - I like this "shuffle" feature on the Zune....here's try 2: Paul Gilbert (Spaceship One) - We All Dream of Love Nine Inch Nails (With Teeth) - Only David Naranjo (KeyOfZ) - Saturday Afternoon Stevie Ray Vaughan (Soul to Soul) - Slip Slidin' Slim Beck (Sea Change) - Guess I'm Doing Fine Megadeth (Peace Sells..) - Peace Sells Jimi Hendrix (Voodoo Soup) - Ezy Ryder Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stadium Arcadium Disc 1) - Wet Sand Beyonce (B'Day) - Deja Vu Vangelis (Oceanic) - Islands of the Orient -KeyOfz-
  5. Tons of tones that I love but a couple that come to mind are more of production tricks: Steve Vai's tone on SkyScraper (David Lee Roth) and later on Passion and Warfare - smoothest overdrive and harmonizer I had ever heard. Metallica - The Black Album - This guitar tone is a weapon, great sounding really loud. SRV - Little Wing - I think I stopped breathing for a bit the first time I heard this track....blew me away. Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood - Bob Rock does it again, crushing tone. Joe Satriani - Anything that recent or that has been re-mastered. Singing tone. John Sykes - Whitesnake album and Blue Murder stuff - WAY under rated guitarist....the tone comes from his fingers.
  6. Steve Vai (Imitated by Ralph Machio) in Crossroads. I just loved the look of the Telecaster. That Paganini based showstopper at the end hooked me forever. I still practice with it to this day. Ry Cooders playing is awesome as well.
  7. Wow my lisdexia must be kickin! When I first read the subject of this thread I though it said: Pants Hurt begins. This is something entirely differnent.
  8. Wow...I was just over at the DiMarzio site....they have a SuperDistortion S single coil sized pickuop 325 output rating!!! That's even hotter than my Fast Track 2!
  9. Yeah that's the Fast Track 2 in the Ash Daytona. I also have a DiMarzio ProTrack in my other Daytona that sounds more like a PAF than a Distortion pickup. My 1994 Daytona (Ash) is setup as follows: DiMarzio Fast Track 2 in the bridge (heavy but still round, versatile with volume rolled off...this is my favorite pickup for rock/metal) Stock SD Single in the Middle position (I wanted the single coil in the middle for clean channel and adding extra "quack" in the nothed positions) DiMarzio HS3 in the Neck (Stacked humbucker designed by Yngwie, sounds very single coilish without any hum, nails Yngwie's neck pickup tone...also good for blues) My 1993 Daytona (Green) is setup as follows: DiMarzio ProTrack in the bridge (PAF Pro for strat style guitars, I wanted something more vintage sounding but with Humbucking tone...this did the trick) DiMarzio HS2 in the middle (Straight, clean single coil tone without any hum...does the quack thing great as well) DiMarzio YJM in the Neck (Same pickup as the HS3 only it has a vintage magnet stagger and a little more high end...great for Jazz, Blues and clean chords) With the Fast Track 2 pickup I think the DiMarzio Chopper has more output to match up better in the Neck position. One thing about my 1994 Daytona is that there is a big pickup output difference between the Bridge and Neck/Mid pickups. Something to think about.
  10. +2000 Fast Track 2 is awesome....versatile, beefy and goes great in a Daytona.
  11. Stock hinges on that laptop or an aftermarket upgrade? LOL....yeah this is my basic recording rig for getting ideas down. The big mamojamma rig looks exactly the same only there is a big beefy PC in place of the laptop. My band always shows up on time though I recorded this with this same setup (more or less) Damnation Game
  12. I LOVE effects I also love the sound of a great guitar plugged into a great amp and nuthin else. I spend most of my money on great guitar so I am lacking in great amp department... This is my basic rig right now:
  13. Hmmm...pretty recently for the 7.1UT and the 9.2TT, they were anounced like 6 months ago but only became available over the last 2 months or so. The G2.1 and G2.1U have been available since last December.....sweet little units they are. Built like a tank and quiet as hell. The G2.1U goes for about 169.99US The G7.1UT goes for about 299.99US The G9.2TT goes for about 399.99US The specs on the guitar on Damnation Game: 1994 Hamer USA Daytona 6100 Jumbo frets DiMarzio FastTrack 2 in the bridge DiMarzio HS3 in the neck Everly B-52 strings .09 - .46
  14. You might also look at the Zoom G7.1UT or the 9.2TT effects consoles.....they have a real tube in them that adds an extra bit of realism to the models. Zoom G7.1UT Zoom G9.2TT I just picked up the G7.1UT and I am amazed how this thing sounds both through headphones and in front of an amp. There is a HUGE amount of awesome effects to go along with the stellar models. One of the Zoom original effects is called "Air" it basically sounds like you are adding cabinets full of speakers to a room. The Hughes and Kettner Triamp model is scary real. Edit: This is a recording I did with my old Zoom G2.1U that basically has the same "guts" as the G7.1 and G9.2 but without the tube energizer. Everything you hear is the Zoom G2.1U. (SouthWest Airlines lost my luggage in February so I had to replace it with the Zoom G7.1UT) Zoom G Series recording
  15. Cool...sounds like you will be getting something extra special! This is my latest Custom Order: 2005 Artist Custom BirdsEye top NaturalBurst Finish Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard Dunlop 6100 Jumbo Frets SustainBlock bridge SD Custom Bridge pickup SD 59' Model Neck pickup Bound F-Hole and Headstock
  16. Congrats and welcome! I was entered in the same contest (so was my wife but she didn't know it) One thing you should probably ask yourself (not out loud of course) is what scale length you would prefer... The Monaco series (with exception of the Elite and Subtone) is the Fender scale length of 25 1/2 inches. Most of the other Hamer USA models use the Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. I LOVE my Monaco SuperPro it is one of my best sounding/playing guitars. The low end strings have a more pronounced "snap" that really defines the lower register. My Artist Custom uses a SustainBlock bridge and has a more open/resonate tone. It is very "sweet" sounding. It plays like a mofo as well. You have a very hard and insanely fun choice to make here....Enjoy!
  17. + 10 - An opportunity came up last year and I actually got to hang out with him at his house for a half day....way cool guy. I'm the one on the left
  18. Ok....here is a link to Jason Beckers "Higher" cause you guys gotta hear this....don't fall asleep! Jason Becker - Higher He composed this on guitar (while he could still play) and then had Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra record it for his Perspective album after he got sick.
  19. These songs are the ones that impacted me the most over the last 10 to 20 years SRV - Little Wing Dramagods - Broken Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore, Immigrant Song Beck - Sunday Sun Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil Iron Maiden - Murders in the Rue Morgue, Infinite Dreams Metallica - Call of Ktulu, Orion, Master of Puppets Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place Vangelis - Memories of Green Prince - Fury perfomance on SNL K.D. Lang - Anything...her voice is awesome! Alice in Chains - Whale and Wasp, Angry Chair Jason Becker - Higher (one of most beautiful vocal pieces I have ever heard) Marty Friedman - Bittersweet Hendrix - Gypsy Eyes Steve Vai - Call it sleep, Warm Regards David Lee Roth - Ladies Nite in Buffalo Garbage - Drive you Home Michael Jackson - 2 bad, Stranger in Moscow, Money (he sounds good pissed off) Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie, All Alone, Flying in a Blue Dream Michael Lee Firkins - Cactus Cruz
  20. At 15 I had been learning guitar via Metallica for about 3 months when on the way to the Master of Puppets concert in San Francisco Yngwie's "I'll see the light tonight" came on the radio. I was completely blown away. I bought the Marching Out album that week and when it came to the song "Marching Out" it gave me chills. I was a shred head for the next 3 years then it happened again..... I was in the car with my mom and I was flipping the radio and came across SRV's version of "Little Wing"....my jaw dropped. Here was a guy applying insane technique AND insane feel. That day I stopped being so metal/shred oriented and really opened my mind to all types of music from SRV, Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Prince, Vangelis, Megadeth, Michael Jackson...etc. Pretty much everything except country. I discovered Marty Friedman and Jason Becker in 1988 and they CONTINUE to blow me away. Those guys had other-worldly technique, feel and music that really spoke to me.
  21. Master of Puppets by Metallica is still one of my top 10 albums of all time. You know how some albums kinda take you back to your 15 - 17 year old days? At the time NOBODY could touch this album. EDIT - honorable mentions from around that same period in my life: Led Zep - Everything (yeah I know but I didn't get into Zep until then) Iron Maiden - Aces High Megadeth - Peace Sells Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out Van Halen - 1984
  22. atguinn That Cali-Elite is one of my dream Hamers. You have a real beauty there sir!
  23. Happy New Year! 2005 Artist Custom BirdsEye top
  24. "Intonation is for pussies" The random Gibson forum invasions.
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