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  1. I love the beauty of flamed/quilted maple, but I've only owned one flamey guitar (that I can remember) - this is where I learned there are, to me, more important things. I sold this incredible beauty: ... to buy this: Same basic shape, both fantastic guitars, but the vintage carve neck on the plain 'hog Senior sealed the deal for me (admittedly, the sustain block was gravy on the gravy!). Would I prefer the Senior with an 80's-special style curly maple veneer? Sure, but that wasn't in the spirit of the "Senior" when it was created.
  2. Only way I'd pay the VIP price would be to have a meet-n-greet with Pratt, and that ain't gonna happen!
  3. That's VIP package pricing: VIP Gold PackageOne premium reserved ticket in rows 1 through 10 on the floor! Specially designed RUSH gift item (exclusive to VIPs) Tour Program Official VIP laminate Rush VIP Wooden Pick Set (limited edition, exclusive to VIPs) Crowd-free merchandise shopping Dedicated VIP entrance (where available) On-site VIP host VIP Silver PackageOne premium reserved ticket in rows 11-16 on the floor or first 6 rows of lower bowl! Specially designed RUSH gift item (exclusive to VIPs) Tour Program Rush VIP Wooden Pick Set (limited edition, exclusive to VIPs) Dedicated VIP entrance (where available) On-site VIP host In the past, VIP packages have included "meet and greet" with Ged and Lerxst (Neil does not do "meet and greet"). The past couple of tours the merchandise has shipped out well after the concert. Also, you don't know your row/seat number until you show up at the venue and present your identification. Steve, did they give you an actual seat number? If so, that's an improvement over TM and CA. I'd say, if you feel it's worth it to get in the first ten (or sixteen) rows, cool, if not, the merchandise is certainly not enough to make it worth it to me.
  4. There have been a ton of great 'backdrops' since he started going direct. There was the washer dryer set from Vapor Trails: After the concert they threw the Rush shirts that were "drying" into the crowd. At some point Ged added a sandwich machine (maybe R30?): Then, for Snakes and Arrows there was the Chicken Rotisserie: and the Time Machine, er, machine (made sausage during "Sausage Time") Last year was the steampunk Clockwork Angels... thingy... Lerxst had H&K make these interesting cabinets for his amps for Time Machine: and then moved all his amps off-stage for Clockwork Angels:
  5. Mine, too (Moving Pictures, 1981, Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis), so it was great to make it my daughter's first real rock concert last year when I checked her out from school (from the check-out log, "Reason: Cultural Event" ) and took her to see Clockwork Angels in Nashville - and on a school night, just like when I saw them! I will say the CA tour really delved deeply in the post-Moving Pictures albums, primarily Signals. In retrospect, I'd probably have enjoyed the Time Machine tour better, but hey, getting to witness YYZ with a string section accompanying the band was nothing short of magical!
  6. RUSH TO VISIT 34 CITIES THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA IN 2015 Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed that the R40 LIVE Tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, OK and finishing August 1 in Los Angeles, CA. These not to be missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band’s music. Tickets for the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will go on sale starting January 30th in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums – Rush is ready to celebrate with the most loyal fans in the world by embarking on their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Celebrate four decades of music with three incredible musicians – all in 1 night. Here is a listing of the announced tour dates: May 8, 2015 Tulsa Bok Center -- Tulsa, Oklahoma May 10, 2015 Pinnacle Bank Arena -- Lincoln, Nebraska May 12, 2015 Xcel Energy Center -- Saint Paul, Minnesota May 14, 2015 Scottrade Center -- St. Louis, Missouri May 16, 2015 Austin360 Amphitheater -- Austin (Del Valle), Texas May 18, 2015 American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas May 20, 2015 Toyota Center -- Houston, Texas May 22, 2015 Smoothie King Center -- New Orleans, Louisiana May 24, 2015 Amalie Arena -- Tampa, Florida May 26, 2015 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park -- Atlanta (Alpharetta), Georgia May 28, 2015 Greensboro Coliseum -- Greensboro, North Carolina May 30, 2015 Jiffy Lube Live -- Bristow, Virginia June 8, 2015 Nationwide Arena -- Columbus, Ohio June 10, 2015 First Niagara Center -- Buffalo, New York June 12, 2015 United Center -- Chicago, Illinois June 14, 2015 The Palace of Auburn Hills -- Detroit (Auburn Hills), Michigan June 17, 2015 Air Canada Centre -- Toronto, Ontario June 19, 2015 Air Canada Centre -- Toronto, Ontario June 21, 2015 Bell Centre -- Montreal, Québec June 23, 2015 TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts June 25, 2015 Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 27, 2015 Prudential Center -- Newark, New Jersey June 29, 2015 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York July 9, 2015 Sprint Center -- Kansas City, Missouri July 11, 2015 Pepsi Center - Denver, Colorado July 13, 2015 Maverik Center -- Salt Lake City (West Valley City), Utah July 15, 2015 Scotiabank Saddledome -- Calgary, Alberta July 17, 2015 Rogers Arena -- Vancouver, British Columbia July 19, 2015 KeyArena -- Seattle, Washington July 21, 2015 Moda Center -- Portland, Oregon July 23, 2015 SAP Center at San Jose -- San Jose, California July 25, 2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena -- Las Vegas, Nevada July 27, 2015 US Airways Center -- Phoenix, Arizona July 30, 2015 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater -- Irvine, California August 1, 2015 The Forum -- Los Angeles (Inglewood), California As they did during their Clockwork Angels tour, Rush is offering up special VIP packages for this tour: Tickets for the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will go on sale starting January 30 in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Citi® card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program beginning January 27 in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Exclusive Rush ticket packages are available, please visit vipnation.com for package details.
  7. I'm out: at this point it would be beyond senseless for me to throw any more money at Madison Square Bedroom. I'll be paying the remaining balance on the Shishkov Ultimate and that's it. Contemplating helping you guys out though - a sell-out of my modest collection could get me enough cash to get back into building cars...
  8. When is it? It's -3C here today. A bailing twine show sounds interesting so long as it's in Orlando!
  9. Random comments as I scan through the list: Maggot Brain! "Say What?" a "long-winded instrumental"? It is my understanding the recorded version of the "White Room" solo was Clapton's first use of the wah pedal - he plugged it in and they hit record.
  10. Other than my Shishkov deposit, I don't think I even bought strings this year! Maybe some pickups? Or was that last year? I think I bought an RS wiring kit from Bubs... yes, for the Strat... Man, 2014 was a blur...
  11. Yep, I'm gladly in the same boat and will accept the decision either way. It's worth it, whatever the outcome.
  12. Rogue beater bar and some bumper plates, shifters for my beater mountain bike project, a Kershaw Black Blur and a Leatherman Sidekick! Also, a really great seasonal email in German from HFCer Capridriver! Thanks, Google Translate! I'z a gooboy!
  13. Out of all of the shots you guys posted from the Hamer shop over the years, the heel blend shots were the ones that absolutely terrified me. Serious savagery! It is incredible (and beautiful) how it all turns out, but man, to go at that hog with such coarse tools is too close to Michael Myers or Jason for me!
  14. Take a lude corncob! Nobody forced you to click on this thread. Wow-that was an ill-advised post... Don't know you, but why don't you come on in and piss all over the furniture, ok? Maybe it's not so surprising the HOC fell apart, after all...
  15. Sure, for your choices you're derided for a season, but when it's all said and done isn't this the point of any costume?
  16. Actually, he just turned 12 in August - can't comment on his maturity level vs. Diablo's, but I have not seen my son in snakeskin tights...
  17. I haven't had a Hamer for years. It's not a requirement. What you do need is the Hamer attitude. Without that you'll be derided, abused and ultimately leave or get kicked out. This board is seriously cool, a perfect mix of respect, bad attitudes, deep knowledge and deeper hilarity. Kinda like my hometown. Hey, don't take away my excuse to buy a new guitar. It's a much better excuse than my usual one of having managed to get up and dragged myself to the office in the morning Seriously, I'll be fine here I think. Everybody seemed pretty cool when I posted a few months ago. It's just that getting integrated takes a while... Oh, and the lack of tapatalk capability on teh forum is a bit of a bummer as I do most of my posting on the train commute from my phone.. I'm still waiting to see what Torn is cooking up with the exiles page IPB Buddy It's not quite as nice as Tapatalk IMO, but it gets the job done just fine.
  18. In all seriousness, my son's favorite Hamer - ever! When you had the pic of that as your signature he made me scroll back every time he passed by the desk.
  19. Ah, well... Somebody's getting a great one! I'm sure 0023 will be great, too.
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