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About wil50n

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    77 Sunburst, 79 Sunburst, 80 Standard, 82 Special, 94 T-51. 96 Daytona, 94 Mirage Koa, 04 Korina Special Jr, 96 LP Studio Gem
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    Marshall 2554, Fender Princeton Reverb II, MArshall JTM45 w/KT66, MI Audio Iron Duke, Marshall 2061CX

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  1. From page 50 of 'The Book' - "Of course, 'regular production' for Hamer at this point meant only a total of ninety-six guitars from the June NAMM show through the end of 1977" Plastic shim here under 7 0094's bridge.
  2. This video popped into my feed. Phil Lynott with Billy Bremner and glimpses of his Sunburst with the Dan Armstrong headstock
  3. Thanks Jochen. Both pickups are soldered to the tone control on yours ? Thanks DaveL. The splice is actually loose, I slid it back in position. It's from the black cloth wire to the thick white wire to the pickup selector,. That could well be the problem, since it's for the bridge pickup. The fact that the bridge is braided wire and the neck is four conductor has thrown me.
  4. Greetings folks, I recently picked up an Eclipse, and I'm seeking some assistance with the wiring. It is certainly not the usual Hamer quality, someone has had a go at it. I believe the SD pickups are original. The neck pickup is nice and full, but the output of the bridge pickup is much lower. The bridge pickup is the braided wire, neck is 4 conductor. Solder joints on the back of the tone pot are a big lumpy mess. For whatever reason, both pickups are wired to the tone control. Volume, tone and selector function as they should. I ain't the world's best solderer, but I can follow a wiring diagram. Is the SD diagram the best point of reference ? https://docs.google.com/gview?embedded=true&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.seymourduncan.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F05%2F2H_3G_1V_1T.pdf
  5. G'day all, Here's a few detailed pics of my '82 Special that I've had since 2007. The neck finish has reacted with the plastic tag of the case neck pocket, and also the neck cradle. The finish there is hard, and the damage is not obtrusive. The neck colour is very dark compared to the back of the body, which is more red. In contrast, one side of the body is quite faded. It has a brass nut, and if it is not factory fitted, it's a good job. Original DiMarzios, and the pickup rings are nicely yellowed. The neck is quite chunky.
  6. Acceptable condition 😄 It looks new !!
  7. Apart from the Special and Sunburst, were there any other guitars that had the model designation on the headstock ie not on the truss rod cover ?
  8. From some years back, there have been a few additions since then. '82 Special, '77 Sunburst, '94 T-51, '80 Standard
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  10. Tasty, I really like the tops on the '79's.
  11. Factory tour video from 2009. Some excellent information here. http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20080915/304/Hamer_Guitars_Part_1.aspx http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20080915/305/Hamer_Guitars_Part_2.aspx http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20080915/306/Hamer_Guitars_Part_3.aspx http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20080915/307/Hamer_Guitars_Part_4.aspx
  12. No affiliation http://www.ebay.com/itm/161027520880?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
  13. 1977 Sunburst which I bought in 1986. Still my baby.
  14. Looking back at this thread, the 79's seem to have exceptional tops, and fantastic colouring.
  15. Very nice whiskeyzulu, they had some great tops in '79. #70034 - love it.
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