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tommy p

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  1. I'm with you bro. It's a part of why I like Hamer, they're not into endorsements. One quick note ... anyone in advertising here? I believe endorsements (like advertising) are more about brand recognition than it is directly influencing someone to buy. I think endorsements have been VERY effective at times. I don't remember Kramers flying out the door until this guy started endorsing them. Next thing you know, everybody wants some!
  2. I passed a link to this thread along to my bass player (major Kiss-head) but he wasn't bold enough to be the God of Thunder. I'm sure they'll get plenty of these sold at that price.
  3. Around '84 or '85, a little second junk/consignment shop opened in the town where I was in school. They had a 60-something cherry doublecut LP Special for $150. I went in and looked at that thing every week for months, trying to talk the guy down to $100. I never got him down, and I never could pull the trigger at $150 because it didn't look enough like an SG and I was (still am) a huge AC/DC fan. I eventually got a cherry singlecut and a TV yellow doublecut so it worked out OK but those were the 90's models.
  4. As a guy looking for his first Standard, I'm speechless. I am without speech.
  5. For those with this situation, that's a case in point for keeping your previous DVD player in the system as well-- for the DVD-Rs and imports--if you have the shelf space and I/Os available. Otherwise, the Oppo would be the smarter move. Universal compatibility is a primary Oppo performance value. The problem is when your old DVD player dies and you decide to take the plunge on a Blu-ray only to find out you have disks that won't play.
  6. The only problem with the Panasonics is they're finicky as hell about what they'll play. They say they'll do pretty much anything, but I have a stack of about 15-20 home-recorded and/or imports that used to play fine on my old Sony and won't play at all on the Panasonic.
  7. Man I just bought the Zandard or I'd be all over it. I'd like to get a Studio of some sorts sooner or later. The Oceanburst is just killer. I'll buy you the OceanBurst if you'll trade me the Zandard for it!!! You buy me that Oceanburst then talk Hamer into building me my C/O and them pay for it and its yours. I think i'm safe unless your plan on holding someone by gun point. Should have added on more clause. ( Fogive the Dry Smile) I'm thinking... Don't forge Lord of the Thighs Blue Standard. OK, I've done everything you asked. I'll just PM you my address for the Zandard. I can get your address from the shipping label and I'll just use the same box to ship your OceanBurst back to you. Cool?
  8. Man I just bought the Zandard or I'd be all over it. I'd like to get a Studio of some sorts sooner or later. The Oceanburst is just killer. I'll buy you the OceanBurst if you'll trade me the Zandard for it!!!
  9. Years ago, before any of these were widely available, I bought both Phil Lynott solo CD's and a couple of Thin Lizzy for about $40 each at a CD show (remember those?). And this was at a time when I had NO money. I remember agonizing at the booth with them in my hand so no one else could get them. I was so scared I'd never see them again, and I still have them all.
  10. See you in Hell, my friend See you in Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllll!!!!!!!!!!! (Em meedly meedly meedly)
  11. Thanks, guys. I found some reviews and other forums where Teese pedals were discussed and pulled the trigger on an older RMC3. The consensus seems to be "totally worth it", so I figure if I don't like it I can at least get my money back out of it.
  12. I'd like to get a Teese RMC3 Wah and wondering whether I should go for a new one or an older used one. The ones currently produced have "fuzz friendly" circuitry. I would guess that means they work well with a fuzzbox as opposed to tube amp distortion, but I never use a fuzzbox. I've read some reviews on the RMC3 and quite a few people say the older ones sound better, and I wonder if it's attributable to the change to "fuzz friendly"??? Anyone with some experience with Teese wahs have any advice or opinion?
  13. I agree. I saw the Darkness at the 9:30 in DC a few years ago and they were great! The show reminded me of a Kix show: funny frontman, killer guitar work, hooky tunes, and crazy high energy. Justin has a new band called Hot Leg that is basically the Darkness Redux. They have a MySpace site and there are numerous videos on YouTube. Check 'em out.
  14. I wish I knew how all you guys get such great pics of your gear (and feet!). Here are a few pairs of mine, terribly photographed: Malcolm and Angus 1/2" checks, 3/4" checks To paraphrase Three Dog Night, "A Custom is black, a Custom is white..."
  15. Phil Rudd of AC/DC. To a fan, he's no bit player, but to most of the world, Angus is the only one who matters. Chris Slade did a good job on Razor's Edge and the double live album that followed though. They still haven't recovered fully and Phil's back! New album this year, so we'll see. Any one of the guys from Ted Nugent's first album. Ted was/is/always will be all about Ted, but as each one of those guys left, the feel and attitude took another slight dip and it became almost a parody of itself. Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick. Again, to a fan, not a bit player. Of course, he came back and they're making killer albums again and no one cares.
  16. It changes from time to time, but I always come back to Fair Warning. I have a soft spot for Diver Down because it seems to be the one everyone dislikes. I remember when VH1 came out, and on first listen I hated it (I wasn't playing yet), but the first LP I ever bought was VH2! I'll see how they do it live Friday night in Charlottesville.
  17. Dang! And none of you guys were interested in the one I posted for sale?
  18. I'm brand new here - in fact, I just found the place today after losing that very checkerboard Special and wondering if I dropped out too soon. Anyone care to guesstimate what it would have been worth with a non-checkerboard finish to help educate me? How hard is the checkerboard finish to come by? Anyone know if Hamer (or anyone else) will still do the checkerboard and approximately how much it would cost? To introduce myself: huge Cheap Trick fan, never had or wanted a Hamer until recently I played in a band and that's all the other guitarist used. He had various models from various years and bought and sold regularly. In the last 4-5 years, he's probably had at least 12 different Hamers. I played them and like them, and the Rick Nielsen connection got me thinking about looking for one of my own in checkerboard or korina. And now, here's my kick-myself story. In the early 90's, I had a chance to buy TV Yellow AND a red Special new for $500 (for both!) and PASSED. Back then, that was a pretty big sum and I had no idea what Hamer's quality or reputation were. Anyway, good to be here, and any answers to the questions in the first paragraph would be greatly appreciated.
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