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  • Birthday 04/13/1964

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    '07 Hamer Standard Custom (59 burst), Hamer Zandard, 93 Hamer Studio (59 'burst), 80's Hamer Special (checkerboard), '96 Hamer Daytona (seafoam), Hamer Sunburst (Beatles graphic), '81 Gibson Les Paul Standard (Tobacco Burst), '83 Gibson Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty), '85 Gibson Les Paul XPL (red), '98 Gibson Les Paul Custom (Alpine White), '75 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop, '95 Gibson Les Paul Special doublecut (TV Yellow), 2012 Gibson SG '61 Reissue (cherry), '04 Fender MIJ Telecaster (natural), Gretsch Malcolm Young (natural), Greco Firebird, Dean Cadillac (pinkburst), Martin HD-28, Guild JF-30 12-string, '79 Rickenbacker 4001 (Jetglo)
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    Mesa Stiletto Deuce head, Mesa Nomad 55 head, Mesa 5:50 Express+ combo, Fender Super Champ XD combo, Marshall DSL40c, Marshall Lead 12 Microstack, Hartke HyDrive 210c

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  1. In Richmond, VA GC and Sam Ash are right beside each other, maybe 200 yards away. You can park at one, check it out, and then walk to the other in a minute.
  2. My survey of one person says 0% of people do.
  3. A radio station in my area switched to Christmas music 24/7 10 DAYS AGO!!! I deleted their preset on my car radio. I'm not a complete Grinch, but WTF???
  4. I just posted this in the "C'mon man" guitars ad thread, but it probably belongs here more. Craziness from FB marketplace:
  5. The only album I ever bought by them is Perfect Strangers (which I love). I read a few positive reviews on Whoosh! and gave it a shot on Spotify and I thought it was really good. A couple of the reviews mentioned they were on a roll with Bob Ezrin as the producer and that the previous two albums were good too, so I checked those out and was pleasantly surprised. The old Deep Purple had too many "two verses and everybody solo for 7 minutes" songs. They were all stellar musicians but it was like a hard rock jam band to me.
  6. I bought a new board and power supply over 6 months ago. The board, the power supply, all my pedals, a roll of velcro, and connector cords are still in a pile on the floor.
  7. I have 2 of the original Gretsch Malcolm Young II's (one natural and one red; the MY II's were the ones with two pickups) that I use in an AC/DC tribute band. They came with Gretsch Filter'tron pickups in both positions. I decided to get one of the newer MY sig models with one pickup and the holes and buttons where the other pickups and controls were pulled out for a more authentic look. The new one came with a TV Jones Power'tron. The older MYII's with the Filter'trons get a great Mal sound but the Power'tron in the newer one was not the right pickup for that sound. It was a bit too beef
  8. Yeah, I know that but I still think it's stupid. I understand wanting to hear some of a recently deceased artist's music, but not rushing out to buy it if you didn't already have it. Did them dying make you like it more? Sirius dedicated a whole channel to VH music for a while and every classic rock station (and other formats too) was playing it in heavy rotation. But I was really more tying it to the previous comment about the signature gear going up in price. It's just temporary hysteria if you ask me.
  9. Agree. VH album sales went up 7600% in the week after he died, and VH is all over the streaming charts. If people liked VH music so much, why did they wait until he died to buy it or stream it? Estate and property laws vary from state to state and I have no idea what they are in California, but I would think Janie would get everything. I would hope she would keep a couple of guitars to remember Eddie by, and give all of the rest of his gear to Wolf. I would hope that Wolf would then give a few special pieces to people like Alex, DLR, Mike, and Sammy for the same reason.
  10. I accept your challenge! This was like having a fun homework assignment. Sorry it's long, but there were stories to tell. Van Halen Released: February 10, 1978 I've told my story about this album many times over the years, and I think I may have posted it here too but here it is again: Although this album was released in Feb, I was not all that familiar with it. I was only 13 and had not yet developed any specific "likes" and was not buying albums yet, and I didn't start playing guitar halfway seriously until about 1987. A friend of mine got it for Christmas that year an
  11. Literally choked up. I am in shock right now.
  12. My '59 Burst Standard has a cool (IMO) "flaw" in the top. It's the dark line that looks like it 's coming out of the tailpiece at about the A sting. I love stuff like that! If this guitar got away somehow, even without seeing the serial number I could tell it was mine just by looking at it. I call it the "loose thread".
  13. lol. Yeah, you got me there! OK, maybe A dozen in 35 years, not dozenS.
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