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e-isle rock

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  • Birthday 02/06/1973

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    92 Centaura, T-62
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  1. e-isle rock

    Sunburst Pickup Tweak?

    Not sure if this would help but, I had an import Monaco not too long ago. All stock. Pretty muddy sounding. I was going to install some better pickups but decided instead to rewire it bypassing the tone pot. I never use the tone pot anyways, its always on 10. Anyways, the brightness and clarity I got from bypassing the tone pot was what I looking for and ended up not buying new pickups. I did end up selling the guitar since I pretty much only play my T-62. So, maybe try bypassing the tone pot? Sounds like you may have solved your problem with volume?
  2. e-isle rock

    How'd you get into Hamer?

    I used to work in a restaurant in Olympia, WA in my teens. We always had 99.9 KISW playing over the radio in the kitchen (I was dishwashing at the time). Late one night while closing Hocus Pocus came on the radio. It was Gary Hoey's rendition of it. I thought it was pretty cool. Never heard of Gary Hoey until then. A few days later in a music store I saw his album there so I bought it. IIRC, inside the album cover there were these pics of different Hamers like a Daytona and I think a Studio which was the first time I'd seen a Hamer or heard of Hamer. A few weeks later I discovered a music store by Tacoma Mall and there was a wall full of Hamer USA guitars. I started playing them and instantly wanted one. Couldn't afford any at the time but I did get an import Slammer Series Cali which played quite well and sometimes took the place of a Vandenberg I had. My first USA Hamer was a butchered Vintage S I got off EBay which was followed by a bunch more Hamers after that. I don't think I'll ever be without a Hamer.
  3. e-isle rock

    Daytona, T-62 or Vintage S?

    Love my T-62!
  4. e-isle rock

    Is it possible to learn the drums at 48?

    Funny, I just purchased an Alesis Nitro kit to start learning a month or two ago because our Church is having a hard time finding drummers. I just pick a song, find a drum tutorial on youtube and keep playing it till I get it down. Maybe someday I will be able to get it down enough. I agree about the feel of drums. It makes such a difference to have a really good drummer that can work the feel of the song.
  5. e-isle rock

    Reverb/Delay Pedals anyone using one?

    Neunaber Wet Reverb stereo or mono. Both sound outstanding. Mono version go pretty cheap used on Ebay or Reverb. https://neunaber.net/collections/pedals/products/wet-mono-reverb-v4 As for delays, the Tech 21 DLA delay sounds really good. I like the drift you can get with the delay as it adds kind of a chorus effect. The Neunaber Echelon is also a really good delay mono or stereo and does the dotted eighth thingy and some other cool stuff.
  6. e-isle rock

    Question for TECH 21 FLY RIG USERS.

    I have a RK-5 I use regularly. I play it live going direct to the PA and at home I either use it going into the return jack of my Mesa or I use it with headphones. Sounds pretty darn good no matter how I use it, though I prefer the Mesa over it by quite a bit. As far as the power supply, I use a Neunaber 12 volt power supply that can power 5 or 6 pedals (it's a daisy chain). I have powered the RK5, a Neunaber Wet Reverb Mono, a Neunaber Echelon Echo, a Boss SD-1 and Korg Pitchblack with no problems. I stopped powering the Boss and the Korg with it because both Boss and Korg said not to run those pedals at 12 volts. I can't however, find that power supply on Nuenaber's website anymore though.
  7. Here is what I learned as the mode scale patterns. These are in the key of A. Not sure why Aeolian is listed first. Anyways, are these patterns correct? If so, how would I play Aeolian in other places on the neck other the pattern starting at the second fret and of course at the fourteenth fret? And that question would apply for the rest of the mode patterns. I am stuck using the one position for each mode. Thanks! Great discussion.
  8. Modes has been something that has thrown me for years. Just when I thought I knew them, I began second guessing myself. Years ago I learned all the modes in each key from a guitar instructor. And it was as Velorush said, a major scale but started at different positions within the scale. But if say, you were playing a G major scale and wanted to play G mixolydian which has a flat 7th, would you just play a G major scale starting on the fifth degree of the scale OR, instead play a G major scale with an F instead of an F#? Sorry, I know this probably elementary for most of you but this is one thing I just can't seem to wrap my head around. Thanks!
  9. e-isle rock

    Well, it was fun....... but it's over.

    Sucks. It's depressing. The first thought in my head when Fender took over was the end is near. Glad that the builders are from what I can tell still working on guitars even they are not Hamers. I love my Hamers and appreciate the quality and sound from them. I will never forget the first one I played, a Vintage S. That started it all for me. Didn't know much about Hamer until I heard Gary Hoey's cover of Hocus Pocus on the radio many years ago. Bought the album and saw the pics of Hoey and his Hamers. One day I stopped by a music store in Tacoma, WA and there was a wall of Hamer USA's and the Slammer Series. I played that Vintage S for hours. Couldn't afford it so I walked out of there with an import Cali. You know the one, those ugly red ones. Played great though. The neck on that thing was as fast as the Peavey Vandenberg I had at the time. I will get a Vintage S like the one I played at the store someday. Always wanted to order a new Hamer as well but the plug got pulled before I could try (lack of funds). Anyways, great bunch of guitars, their builders and of course the people of this board. You all have been great! I will continue to play Hamers and hopefully buy more sooner or later. Thanks!
  10. e-isle rock

    Single coils are the sh*t.

    Love T-62's! Great take on a strat and sound incredible! My Cent hardly gets touched anymore because of the T-62. I always liked strats but had a hard time getting along with them till a few years ago. Had a couple Daytonas and liked those too.
  11. e-isle rock

    Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas

    Cool. I've been experimenting with pup heights for awhile and think I'm pretty happy with where they are now. Which sounds pretty close to what you have Disturber. Great pickups.
  12. Just installed them in my T-62. Wow. Wish I did this a long time ago. Those along with an MXR Custom Badass OD sound fantastic. I haven't been this inspired to play since, well that acoustic I bought a couple weeks ago:) Anyways, anyone else using these pups? What distance from the strings did you set them up at?
  13. Can you get the Monaco's in an ice tea like burst? Or tobacco burst?
  14. Sunn, don't know what model but I remember there were no tubes. Peavey Bandit Peavey VTM120 Head Peavey Supreme 160 head Peavey 5150, the first iteration Ampeg VT60 Very cool little amp. Johnson Amplification Marquis JM120 my first foray into modelling amps. Mesa MKIII Bluestripe Behringer modelling amp. Never again will I own a Behringer product. Line 6 spider. Replaced the broken Behringer as my practice amp instead of waking everyone with the Mesa Mesa MKIVa combo Mesa MKIVb combo VHT/Fryette 50/ST head Mesa DC-5 VHT/Fryette 50/12 combo Mesa DC-10 My current and only amp now.
  15. e-isle rock

    Tell us about your screen name

    I was stationed on Kodiak Island, Alaska when I joined the HFC. Kodiak is also called the emerald island because it is so green in the summer. And rock is the music I like to play.
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