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    Artist Korina HB

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  1. Am I the only one that doesn't see/think of the headstock when I play?
  2. Damn, I realized how long it's been since I've owned a Hamer. I do own a Shishkov. Can I still hang out?
  3. If it makes you feel better, that's probably an easy fix.
  4. I put Magnatrons in my Shishkov too after I got it. They're awesome.
  5. Nothing on any poster here, but I sure see a lot of people looking for validation about these things. If you like what you hear, isn't that good enough? "If it sounds good, it is good." - Duke Ellington
  6. Just stop! I had to go back to the site again today and try to wrestle with spending $450. My only out is how much time it would take, and I don't have any extra at the moment.
  7. Here's the chart of permanent hearing damage and times: Time to reach 100% noise dose Exposure level per NIOSH REL 8 hours 85 dB(A) 4 hours 88 dB(A) 2 hours 91 dB(A) 60 minutes 94 dB(A) 30 minutes 97 dB(A) 15 minutes 100 dB(A) I can't imagine you need that much loudness for nearfields that would blow them up... The proximity of mine makes it a level easily in the upper 90s.
  8. Whoa, that's pretty close to my story. I started electric with a Squire Strat (super nice guitar I didn't appreciate as much as I should have) and a Fender Sidekick 10. This resulted in a terrible sound, so I put on a Floyd and replaced the pickups with SD Alnico Pro IIs. Still bad until I saved to get a Boogie Studio .22+ in '86. By then I was hooked.
  9. Great look, great guitar. But, that's not really binding... It is just scraped paint to simulate binding. (And super-nicely done btw, since it is a Shishkov - go team Shishkov!) I have built one acoustic, and the binding helped make some joints look like they weren't done by my 2-year-old self. So, I'll go with the "clean up sloppy bits during construction" and "edge protection for the wood" reasons for it.
  10. I was a total thick-neck person until I realized that I prefer jumbo frets. I have a Suhr shredder guitar with jumbo frets and the smallest neck imaginable (to me). It doesn't cause hand pain - go figure. ...I still like huge necks...
  11. As a very amateur guitar woodworker, I really appreciate your posts.
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