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About Camstone

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  • Birthday 04/08/1958

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    '08 Talladega Custom, '94 Special LE, '06 Artist/Duotone P90 Custom, '94 Duotone, '04 Superpro A/E, '96 Cruise Bass, '03 Newport Custom Filtertron, '91 Sunburst Archtop, '98 Phantom Custom, '04 Superpro, '07 Korina Junior Custom
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    Mesa MKIII, Fender Supersonic, Line 6 Spider Valave
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  1. Yes, I have not messed around with the C6 neck yet. The E9 neck has three pedals and five knee levers and the C6 neck has five pedals and no knee levers. I guess that's a pretty standard set up. Over the last two months, I have made an effort to play it every day. It's set up in my music room plugged in and ready to go. To learn the one tune that I performed on Saturday, I recorded the rhythm track on my looper and just played over and over and ........ voila, it worked. I looped it at a slightly faster tempo than we play it live so that it felt easier on stage. Also the steel finger picks felt so foreign that I am just using a thumb pick and my fingernails (which I keep longer and manicured on my right hand). It was a lot easier. Now to set new goal and learn a few more tunes on it. I am not in any country bands so, I am going more for the feel that Skunk Baxter with Steely Dan or Ben Keith with Neil Young had. I am for sure still a raw novice, but man does it sound cool. Give a listen to what it adds to this track:
  2. Yeah it's one of my favorite venues. The way they designed the roof / ceiling over the stage reflects the sound down like a parabolic arch. Not only beautiful, but it sounds killer on the stage. Usually only get to play there once a year but I am playing there again next month with a different group of guys. The lake in the background is Lake Chelan, 55 miles long and 1400 feet deep. Water is as clear a drinking water. Big time playground for rich Seattle folk (three hours away).
  3. So exactly two months ago, I bought a 1976 Sho-bud D10 pedal steel and set a goal to play it at a winery gig on August 17th (yesterday). Well it happened. Kinda scary. I guess I could equate it to setting a two month goal to do a show playing guitar left handed. I just played one tune and would give myself a B-. Tough part was the 16 bar solo. The crowd dug it. The venue, Benson Vineyards in Manson, Wa. My Sho-bud The rest of my quiver for the gig. Hamer Newport, Duesenberg Duocat 12, Gibson R8 and the Nash S63 that just showed up on Thursday. The Nash is cool. Has a big neck on it and Lollars.
  4. Great guitars. I too was playing mine last night. Wish all of my guitars had this neck profile.
  5. I bought a Nash S63 on Reverb yesterday, so this guitar becomes redundant. 2009 Fender Road Worn Strat that I purchased new. Does not have a lot of playing time on it. What it does have is a $250.00 Lollar Pickup harness (I will include the Tex Mex OEM harness as shown). I also took it to Mike Lull over in Bellevue perhaps five years ago and had him set it up, which meant re-glueing a number of frets that were loose from the factory, intonating it for D'Addario XL110s and Plekking it ($300.00). The neck has the soft "V" shape on the back (aka Boat Neck). I don't know how best to describe the condition of a relic-ed guitar. How about "as new"? It looks like these sell on Reverb for $700.00 to $800.00 plus shipping (and maybe taxes). I paid $900 in 2009, plus the $550 in pickup upgrade and fine tuning. This model was made in Mexico. How about HFC special pricing, $675.00 shipped and Paypalled continental U.S. Let me know if you want more pics, or want her to be yours: greenmanstone at gmail.com
  6. I bought a guitar just yesterday on Reverb and was a bit surprised when there was $140.00 added to my $1650.00 offer at checkout for Washington State sales tax. Ouch.
  7. I've never owned a Hamer Junior other than this one, so I don't know if it's thicker than a Junior that doesn't have a maple cap on it. You are right, from that angle it does look thicker than the Special LE on the other end of the rack. I'll pull it out and measure.
  8. If an auction is held in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
  9. Here's another pic from 1979. Nancy Wilson, Michael Derosier and Steve Fossen from Heart came to one of our rehearsals to check out our rehearsal space. They wound up renting it from us for a couple of weeks to prepare for a 1980 tour. The rehearsal space was a built out warehouse with a high ceiling, stage, seating area and a sound booth. I am playing my '79 Hamer Sunburst.
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