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About MTM105

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  • Birthday 10/05/1964

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    PRS Swamp Ash, '87 Ibanez 540 S, Strat Texas Special, LP Studio
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    FUCHS, Nace, Lockard
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    Boss ME-50, GE-7,, Rocktron Nitro, Fulltone , Wampler, FUCHS

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  1. I have 1 import, Danelectro. I never really play it. 3 others which I consider to be of practical value. 81 Hamer Special Opaque Red 87 Ibanez 540S 2004ish(?) PRS Swamp Ash Each guitar does its own thing. The Ibanez was made in Bensalem, PA and I believe the craftsmanship cannot be found equal nowadays. It never disappoints me. The later Ibanezes feel cheap, no matter how expensive. The Swamp Ash I just traded a 74 Tele Deluxe for it from a country music artist who is a part of CMT. (I'd name drop but he gets guitars from PRS and has ethical concerns) I'm not crazy about the bridge, but t
  2. Head in Mississippi recorded through Marshall Lead 12. Tranny. Get a head for $99 on Ebay. People unload same amp recorded with 10 inch speaker frequently.
  3. Did Jimi Hendrix care if his guitar was upside down? Or Cobaine played a Jaguar? What was the point of Townshend smashing guitars? It's about Rock n Roll. Not corporate correctness. A Hamer should be played for it's sound and feel. Not because it's pretty.
  4. Def Leppard is Glam Rock. When was the last time anyone on this forum felt compelled to purchase one of their new releases?? Dio is Hard Rock. My guess is the DL has VC on board to put a set of cahones into their line-up.
  5. Is he making money? Does anyone know his arrangement with the business end of things? Most of their royalties come from the albums he didn't play on, with songs he didn't write. The Stones didn't make Ron Wood a 'full member,' money-wise, for 17 years. I guess Viv is just a plain idiot and should walk away from playing in front of 50K live audiences... Damn fool. What kind of life is that? He probably wasn't getting the cut he well deserved with Dio. That is probably why he is so disrespectful to Dio. I'm sure he is very well compensated. He is laughing all the way to the bank and can
  6. I can see after making a name for himself not not liking (Spinal Tap) Heavy Metal lifestyle. His point is that its a fictitious lifestyle and he no longer finds it meaningful. Perhaps Randy Rhoads found it the same way. I would imagine it's all about Alpha male syndrome. But VC seems disrespectful not thanking Dio helping him make a name for himself. But then, Dio probably kept most of the proceeds and treated VC like a dog.
  7. I read Boss DS-1 and Seymour Duncans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22sTQJ9u6Ik...feature=related
  8. I frequent McKays, a local used bookstore. They throw out a 1/2 ton of stuff everyday in the free book bin and I picked up a promo video collection today, one which has Dio Live Holy Diver. He looks old, maybe a few years younger for his age. But even Mick Jagger is losing his voice......I don't see how he could lead Black Sabbath with real integrity. RONNIE JAMES DIO On VIVIAN CAMPBELL: 'I Hope He F**king Dies' - Oct. 2, 2007 http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BlabberMo...ewsitemID=81899 Oct. 29, 2003 In a recent interview posted on DEF LEPPARD's official web site, current DEF LEPPARD/former
  9. I don't consider it a waste. He is on stage with what is probably now the best Rock band playing live. (not historically, but lucratively) He's on stage making great $, living like a rock star. Doesn't seem like he has to make any real desicions. I don't think he sold out. Just a good business decision. He's keeping the music alive, IMO. He can easially retire off of that $. I wish it were me.... Johnny Dio is a Mafia name RJD utilized as a stage name. You reap what you sow.
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj7UBgVVew8&NR=1 Sometimes I wonder if I've sold my soul for this....The whole flipping album. Hearing the studio rendition gives me chills. Is that Vivian Campbell? What is his set up? Any secrets? Modded Amp? Dio is touring. If I'm not mistaken, he's 67 years old. Jesus Christ. He'll never be 1/2 the man I am, though. Literally.
  11. Dental Floss? Montana? Dick Cheney involved?
  12. I think he went to Mannys NYC and bought that guitar. He was supposed to come back to Ireland with a more traditional LP or Strat. No one thought that guitar would get them anywhere. I could see myself doing the same thing.
  13. Al DeMelola - Elegant Gypsy Aerosmith - Live Bootleg
  14. my only Hamer. 81 Special Opaque Red. $300 used, 1987. It was my heart and soul playing through college while eating sustanance of Ramon and cheap spaghetti. Hours and hours, esp Labor day weekends with commercial free radio. The only thing that would stop me from playing was the last 2 1/2 inning of Mets home game on Channel 9 TV. this went on for years. I am ashamed I didn't have enough $ to what I considered dating.
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