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The perfect Hamer! (for me)

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Gigged my last remaining Hamer over the last 2 weeks, a Mirage II w/ RioGrande TX/BBQ tapped pickups, I've got push pulls on the vol and tone to split each pickup. I swear, this guitar can cover any tune w/ fantastic results. The combo of the Rio's and the longer scale length really let this thing shine, from chicken picking tele type tones to Bad Co classic rock this axe can do it AND it weights under 8 lbs, a huge plus w/ my newly screwed up back. The only thing I lack is a true "quack" from a middle pickup, but both pups tapped gives that spirit for sure, anyway, I had an absolute blast playing the last few gigs on my Mirage II, just crowing a little! ;)

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Yeah baby..Mirage!!! ;)

Just got an ol' Sunburst from MCChris and it came with that pup combo. The split thing sounds like something I might try. I had been thinking about popin' into a Mirage to check out too.

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I like this "II" w/ the tapped pups better than my old Mirage, I think this one resonates a little more in the wood, the tapped Rios work really really well in this thing

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...the tapped Rios work really really well in this thing

Agreed!

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The only thing I lack is a true "quack" from a middle pickup, but both pups tapped gives that spirit for sure, anyway, I had an absolute blast playing the last few gigs on my Mirage II, just crowing a little! ;)

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Route baby Route!!!!!!!

hahahahhah

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I love my Mirage II also...with the 3-coil in the bridge and the 5-way blade switch (plus push pulls...all added by the "guitartisan" young Master Greg) it truly covers it all.

The MII is such a great platform...aside from the scale length...I really dig the blade switch which I hugely prefer to toggles.

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bill has gone full circle back to the canoe paddle mirage!

just kidding, i'm a kidder. i liked your 1st mirage, too.

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bill has gone full circle back to the canoe paddle mirage!

just kidding, i'm a kidder. i liked your 1st mirage, too.

... and I was going to keep my mouth shut until you chimed in, LOL....

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I disagree with the advice to route the guitar for a third pickup. Don't mess with a guitar that already has a good vibe! You can find another guitar for those times you need that middle pickup quack. Besides, a different guitar can make you play with a fresh approach. Of course, you know that.

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I disagree with the advice to route the guitar for a third pickup. Don't mess with a guitar that already has a good vibe! You can find another guitar for those times you need that middle pickup quack. Besides, a different guitar can make you play with a fresh approach. Of course, you know that.

Not really familiar with the wiring options of the split coils, but can you, say, wire the 'top' coil of the bridge in series with the 'bottom' coil of the neck? That might make a good middle pickup sound.

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Me likey. I dig Phantom Customs, TLEs and Mirages. Is that weird? :)

treehundirtandfitty!

Steve

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Kizanski...that red Mirage is really something. I don't suppose it's for sale?

There is a guitar shop in my neck of the woods that has a "new" natural maple topped Mirage II. They have it priced around $1500. I tried it out and man is it heavy!

I am still grooving on my recently acquired '92 Centaura. The definition on the notes on this thing is incredible. I have to play it every day.

Barn

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Kizanski...that red Mirage is really something. I don't suppose it's for sale?

Everything's for sale, my man.

Shoot me an email and we'll "talk."

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Me likey. I dig Phantom Customs, TLEs and Mirages. Is that weird? :)

I don't think so at all. I have a Phantom Custom, and the two other Hamers that I would really want are a Mirage and an Electraglide (besides the requisite lust for a four digit standard)

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