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hamersandstrats last won the day on November 13 2012

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  1. I'm no expert but that looks legit. Maybe the guy just wanted small, black knobs and took some off an old Boss pedal.
  2. quite the oportunist
  3. hamersandstrats

    180 gr. half speed mastered Innuendo

    I just picked up the 2017 half-speed mastered Live At Leeds. I have an original first US pressing as well. They sound virtually identical, with the exception of the "crackling noises" eliminated from the remaster. The volume level, bass response and highs all seem to be about the same. Things like half-speed mastered, DMM, digital/analog mastered, 45rpm vs 33, etc. all take a back seat to the quality of the original mastering. Some digitally mastered LPs sound great and some DMMs sound like garbage. Quite a few original pressings are better than the "audiophile" reissues. In general, I like the Beatles reissues, the Hendrix Legacy reissues, the Pink Floyd reissues (WYWH and Animals), many Rhino offerings, and some Mobile Fidelity. Analogue productions SRV titles are great as well, and I will definitely buy more Analogue Production titles in the future. I am not impressed by the recent Zeppelins, AC/DC's Back in Black, the ABKO Stones are ok, but I'd rather have clean originals.
  4. I ordered the EPH Tape Echo thingy, shipping notice came on Wednesday, and another shipping notice for the 4-knob BF Deluxe pedal came today.
  5. If anyone is looking for an Eternity Burst, I have 2 for sale. One Hardwired, and one PCB board.
  6. I bought the hardwired Eternity Burst, and I already have a PCB Eternity Burst. One will be up for sale soon as I don't need two. Also grabbed the Tiki Drive-alot of hype around that one. We'll see if it lives up.
  7. hamersandstrats

    More on V-picks, this time unbuffed!

    Well if you never lose or misplace them, and they are indestructible, why would you need more than 1?
  8. Some labels now are high quality, some are lower. I bought 2 albums from the "Bloodshot" label that were warped right out of the box. Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs and Sundazed are two labels that I've bought that sound great, but I don't think it's because of any superior materials or the thicker vinyl they use-180 or 200g. Plenty of my older albums sound amazing. I know there are different causes of surface noise, but I own plenty of older records (some were mine originally, some I've bought in second hand stores) that play very clean with little or no surface noise. BTW, that JVC turntable is sweet.
  9. hamersandstrats

    FS 1976 Standard

    Ok, so arguably the biggest Hamer fan ever, who co-wrote a book on Hamers. and chose that particular guitar for the cover because it best represents the brand of which he is #1 fan, creator/keeper of the archives, daily poster to the HFC for what, 15+ years? is going to sell the best example of the Hamer brand currently in possession of mortal man. Makes sense. There must be other heirlooms in the family.
  10. Congrats Ben! The guitar looks great and I'm impressed you went with the tele pickups-looks like a great tone recipe right there!
  11. hamersandstrats

    Whats the Last 5 Albums you've bought?

    Warren Haynes-Man in Motion Tower of Power-40th Anniversary CD Herbie Hancock-Imagine Project Greg Allman-Low Country Blues Jeff Beck-Rock N'Roll Party
  12. hamersandstrats

    Jol re-surfaces, in Premier Guitar

    It just seems that Jol has concrete ideas for what his guitars should sound like. I know he seems to change his mind from time to time or whatever, but he also doesnt seem bothered about losing customers to other builders over a set of pickups. I don't think its all hot air either. For example, I think the SD Phat Cats sound the best in the Newports. I've heard them in 335s, Epiphone Dots, my own Warmoth tele, Les Pauls, and they range from lifeless to mediocre. They fit the Newport perfectly. I would also suspect that the DDs wouldn't sound as good as they do in the Talledega, in a Les Paul. I will also go out on a limb here and say that a $500 Gibson LP special with Lollar P90s would sound very similar to a Hamer Special with the same Lollar P90s, so why not go for something different?
  13. hamersandstrats

    What's that I see in the mail room?

    I loved that Guitar with the stock pickups. Mine had a Seth in the neck and a great JB in the bridge. Everyone who played that thing commented on the tone. Then again, you cant go wrong with Rios!