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Everything posted by jginsj

  1. "The fingerboard may be cracked"...WTF? A picture of the suspicion would be nice.
  2. Godammit what is wrong with this board? I quoted MCChris’ “Fackyo Melecaster” and it deleted that part. And then when I try to edit everything comes up blank. Must be the Coronavirus.
  3. Ummmmm, why is this name coincidentally similar to the Fackoff Caretaker I finally got back from Kizanski? 😂 And why has not one of these previous lists included a TLE that I could liberate from its (soon to be) previous owner? 😂 2 Hamer TLE’s 1 Hamer TLE that USPS destroyed and I’m still crying about 1 Hamer Eclipse 1 Hamer Daytona 1 Fackoff Caretaker 1 American Special Telecaster 1 American Performer Telecaster 2 Baja Telecasters 1 FSR Telecaster with Mid-boost (same neck as a Baja) 1 Warmoth Parts Tele A whole gaggle of Ibanez Lonestars (an odd addiction)
  4. Welcome! Nice guitars, and I must say, your written English is quite good. It's about 1,000,000,000,000 times better than my written Spanish. 🙂
  5. I've been absolutely out of control since Thanksgiving. My wife had some medical issues that consumed the last 5 months, she's all better now so during that time we couldn't vacation or do much so I started curing my stir-crazy with GAS. Now I'm out of room and I just realized that some of the stuff I bought is just NOT going to get used. So, it has pretty much cured my Covid-19 induced GAS. As someone mentioned though, it's nowhere near as fun or easy to get rid of stuff, so I haven't started yet...but it's coming. I do still (and always do) have my eyes out for a TLE. Especially since the one I just bought showed up almost in two pieces and had to be turned over to USPS for the damage claim. So if anyone needs to thin their herd.........
  6. The finish seemed so opaque that I was wondering if it was a refin. Were there opaque ones (not including graphics)? I thought all showed the wood grain.
  7. He's actually a very cool guy, and he's the guy doing my custom build as we speak. I originally found out about him because he was selling this TLE, and then I found out he made custom guitars. He's promised that he'll make it right no matter what the outcome is with USPS. I'm just bummed because TLE's don't pop up all that often and they are my number one favorite guitar in the whole world...it's heartbreaking to see any of them suffer such tragedy, whether it's mine or anyone else's.
  8. Seller is being totally cool about it. He's actually in the business and says out of probably 250 guitars he's shipped, this is only the second incident, and both times with USPS. The strings were not at full tension, but there was some tension, they weren't flopping around but they weren't tight either. He's got a claim in with USPS, we shall see how it goes...
  9. Well, anyone who knows me knows I love TLE's. I found another one that was once a little beat up, but a luthier did a nice burst refin on it, and I was excited about scoring another TLE. I've never had excitement turn to disappointment so quckly. It arrived today, in a brand-new case, with no obvious damage to the box. Here is what I was greeted with... So, if any HFC'ers want to brighten my day, I'm back in the market for a TLE.... Such a bummer....
  10. I don't understand why Eclipses go for so little. Mine is exactly like that one, it was mint and inexpensive and I don't understand why so cheap. These are great guitars, every bit as good as any other Hamer I've ever owned.
  11. That's extreme badness right there.
  12. Just got my shipping notification. It's happening! THIS PLUS THIS
  13. Perfect timing, my project will be ready for the bridge in about a week!
  14. It depends...I use whatever works for the particular situation, old or new, tube or SS, name brand or no-name. For bedroom headphone practice, my fav is still this old Ibanez VA-3 (Virtual Amp). It just produces some cool tones, I've tried other modelers and boxes but I still seem to keep plugging into that thing at the end of the day. It's OLD... For the cover band, I use my old Yamaha DG80 and DG100. They were before their time in the modeling world, and I still think they are the best sounding, most convenient modeling amps for covering a wide range of songs and sounds. I tried tube amps (need too many pedals), other modeling amps (LIne6, modeling boxes into power boxes), going direct...but with a DG and a midi foot control I can cover just about every recorded tone imaginable, with effects. At home, by myself, when I get the chance to make some noise and really enjoy just nice tone, I use two H&K Tubemeister 5's in stereo. I put Bugle Boy tubes in the pre, NOS RCA's in the power, and a treble booster up front...that's when I'm, as Simon Cowell would say, "self indulgent"... So yeah, in two out of three situations, I guess I've "gone backwards"....
  15. 😂😂😂😂 So perhaps when the bridges ship, I'll take the saddles out of one and see how they fit on the block that's on my TLE. If it works I can order a set of saddles.
  16. Okay, I need some help here. I've ordered a couple of the new Mann Made sustainblock bridges, but if I'm not mistaken, his are the "wider" bridges, and according to this website everything after '81 was a "narrower" bridge. So, I have a TLE that has a later '80's ('86-'87) sustainblock bridge but it has graph tech saddles. I'd like to get back to the original saddles, so would these bridges that Newman60 is selling be considered the "narrower" bridges like on my TLE? I don't think a set of Mann saddles will work because they are a little bit wider. If these bridges that Newman60 is selling are NOT the "narrower" bridges, then I guess my options are (a) live with the graph tech saddles, (B) retrofit with a new Mann bridge, (C) try and find a set of the "narrower" saddles (not likely), or (D) buy a set of the Mann saddles and grind/machine them down and replate.
  17. I guess I can still use PayPal, I just won’t use bank account or PayPal credit. This is so alarming to me that I just called them to confirm. All the lady could tell me is “it depends”. Fuck that, it does not “depend”, the item I purchased via PayPal, to be sent to the address on my account, either arrives at my address or it doesn’t. I kept pressing the rep for a concrete confirmation, and she told me you can supply several types of documentation to support your claim, such as a letter from the carrier confirming nothing was shipped. WTF??? I’m pretty sure you can easily get confirmation that something WAS shipped, how do you get confirmation that something WASNT shipped? This is concerning AF.
  18. Awesome!! The bridge status on the order link changed to “25 in stock”...it’s gettin’ real!
  19. Yep, wondering too, very exciting. This is going on my (first ever) custom build that I just commissioned. If I need another set of saddles, are the saddle sets still available? I know you said above that you increased the qty but the website always says "out of stock" since we're preordering and I can't tell if all the extra saddle sets are spoken for or not.
  20. Oh my god that is EXACTLY like me when I golf!!!!
  21. Same here but I didn’t execute. I cannot believe how proud I am of myself for exercising restraint. I feel like I just kicked an addiction. 😂
  22. Oh dear God these things are expensive! Dammit to hell, I must have one...and I said 2019 was the year I'd get my tone from my fingers, not my pocketbook. Crap.
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