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About Hamer_SS_guy

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  • Birthday 09/14/1968

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    Hamer Steve Stevens I '85, SS I '89, Chap w/Sustainiac, Chap Deluxe, Californian Elite, Hamer FB II, Hamer Chap Max Bass, 3 Fender Strats, Charvel 750XL, Gibson RD Artist, Kramer Focus 3000 '85, Gibson Q-80 Bass, 2 Fender Am Deluxe J Basses (fretted/fretless), Gibson Chet Atkins CEC, Gibson RD Artist Bass
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    Fender Prosonic, Marshall 6100 head +1960 4x12" cab, Marshall 6101 combo, Trace Elliot GP7 150W 1x15" combo, Mesa Boogie Mark V:35, Ampeg V4BH, Mesa Diesel 2x15" cab
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    Dunlop Wah, Boss DD-3 Delay, Boss TU-2 tuner, Boss CS-1 Compressor, CH-1 Chorus

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    Art and painting, comic books, music

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  1. He was ill for quite some time. He died yesterday.
  2. I liked his drumming on a Glenn Hughes/Pat Thrall album. RIP
  3. In 1980 I was 11/12. Then, I think, I made the step from kid (playing with toys, reading comic books) to youth (quit playing with toys, discover music, getting interested in guitars and basses, still reading comic books but also music magazines, getting interested in girls). But my mind was still stuck in the 70's and there was still a lot for me to discover. No, not the disco time at the end of the 70's, also not punk or new wave. In Germany there the "Neue Deutsche Welle" just begun, two songs even made it No. 1 in US (99 red ballons by Nena, Major Tom by Peter Schilling), I really disliked
  4. Some movie scores get me sentimental, but maybe because of the combination with visuals. Morricone did some great stuff and I love Bill Conti's stuff. Some stuff that really got me: Bill Conti's theme to the movie "Gloria" (1980) Barbra Streisand's "Prisoner" from "The eyes of Laura Mars" J. S. Bach's "Kommet, Ihr Töchter" at the end of THX1138 Jack Nitzsche's piece at the end of "Being There" (based on a piece of Eric Satie) There are many compositions in classical music that move me.
  5. I love that clip. I have seen it several times along with a 1981 live rendition of Joe Walsh's "Turn to Stone". There is a nice live clip from 1972 of Joe Walsh himself playing that song.
  6. To me, he was the definitive producer for Deep Purple and Rainbow. Also liked Sabbath' two albums produced by him ans MSG's Assault Attack. He even did produce a Roger Glover album (Elements) who was an established producer himself by then. Strangely enough, I was listening to Black Sabbath' Mob Rules and asked myself if Birch was still active and then just read the news of his death a few minutes later.
  7. To be honest, most guitars I play I bought used. Of my Hamer's only my first two were bought new ('88 Steve Stevens, 89 pink Chap Sustainiac). All other I bought used, mostly for less than what a MIM would cost new. Otherwise I couldn't have afforded a maple Cali Elite, a Firebird, a maple body Chap Bass. And while I am not a great player, and right now mostly a bedroom player, playing nice instruments, these are kind of low budget instruments. When someone got a real 1956 Strat for $150 on the flea market, he still has a low budget guitar.
  8. I liked the "Speak of the devil" album a lot, never followed Night Ranger. There are several players who have the sound I like to get with my stuff, Steve Lukather, Neal Schon and Brad Gillis. They have in common that they used Mesa amps and used the Floyd a lot. Also Vernon Reid, he plays weird stuff, but he also has that sound.
  9. I really loved the first two Ozzy albums. My favorite bands were Deep Purple and Rainbow and I always checked out what other stuff the individual musicians did (not easy to find out pre internet). So, I bought Black Sabbath's Mob Rules and Blizzard of Ozz at the same time. Randy Rhoads' playing was good, but so was Tony Iommi's. Van Halen I heard for the first time when my cousin played me the Women and Children First album. I can say 1981 was the year when I discovered most of the music I still listen to, it was the same time I seriously wanted to play guitar. But somehow I tried to keep up w
  10. I have two of the same color. I also like the 22-fret version better. But the 24-fret version is nice too. the 22-fret version has quite some neck angle, something to get used to as a Fender player, it is more Gibson-like. The 24-fret models with the recessed FR trem has the strings closer to the body.
  11. The Valley Arts Custom Pro came in 25.5" and 24.75" scale. I think Kramer had a 24.75" scale guitar model too, ProAxe?
  12. I always loved the Sweet and Queen. I was also a big fan of Deep Purple and Rainbow. Sweet tried to get Dio as their singer after they went on without Brian Conolly. I don't think it would have worked.
  13. Hi people, after being a bass player mostly in recent years, I want to start through as a guitar player again. Usually I don't have any problems choosing and connecting gear. One thing I kind of neglected somehow is pedalboards. I always had a few stompboxes loose on the ground connected together, but I now want the stompboxes on a real board. These will consist of a Mesa Boogie Flux Five Dunlop GCB95 Wah Dunlop Rotovibe Neo Ventilator II Boss CS-2 Compressor Boss TU-3 Tuner MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay What would be the right size board (Pedaltrain?) and which power su
  14. I'd consider myself an electric guitar player. I started on an electric guitar and couldn't get used to the dimensions of a regular acoustic guitar. I always loved the looks of a Gibson J-185 EC, but I thought it is too expensive in case I couldn't get used to that guitar. Once tried a cheap Epiphone EJ-200SCE. That guitar was just too big for me. I am not a good chord strummer anyway. Fender made the optimal acoustic gutar for me, the Acoustasonic Telecaster. Plays great and sounds great for me too. I know, most acoustic players don't take the Acoustasonic seriously, but to me this is just t
  15. Well, I always wanted to play in a band with a keyboarder, playing original music and jamming. But it just doesn't happen. I did play with keyboarders in cover and top40 bands, but that was kind of boring. Most keyboarders I know just want to do cover music, and many do not improvise well. I am a guy who loves all the old stuff, B-3 organ, piano, Rhodes/Wurli, Clavinet, Mellotron, Minimoog. Most players I know prefer post DX-7 era keyboard sounds. So, I don't think I'll ever find a keys player who's interested in what I would like to do. I tried keyboards myself, and though it is interesting,
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