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I know I posted this before, but for anyone who hasn't seen it - the 'Weapons Of Choice' used for tracking our second album; Left to right; My 4-digit #0204 - 95% of everything you'll hear was tra

This one.

my #1, for 14 years, 7 months, and 3 days. so far, that is.

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New day, new choice. What can I say? I'm fickle.

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I grab my Daytona

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But since this arrived last week, I'm on a "learn how to play bass" kick and am gaining insights on how instruments work together. Fun to learn!

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Wish I bonded with those necks, but after buying and selling 5 of them, I know to pass,them up when I find one. Beauty

I keep going back to this one. My Chandler 555 purchased from an esteemed member of this board. The finish is original. The bridge, pickups and wiring are not.

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My '89 LP Standard has been my go to guitar for a while now when I play:

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That is a Holy Grail of a LP to me. Just perfect.

Toss up between these two:

More pics of the Firebird.

I'm all Fender. I could really use a Firebird with a Maestro.

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How's that? ;)

What color is that front one? Quite a looker.

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this would work!

I have that cabinet and the 2x12 version as well and never thought to paint the grill. It looks great. Thanks for the idea! I think I might do one of mine red.

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I have that cabinet and the 2x12 version as well and never thought to paint the grill. It looks great. Thanks for the idea! I think I might do one of mine red.

Is it painted? I had one that looked just like it that I always thought was paint, but then seeing that one makes me think some came that way.

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The Firebird looks to be "Frost Blue" -- color gibson snatched from Buick/Cadillac in the 60's --- Here's my 91 c.s. --- this color fades substantially in sunlight, and most of the ones i've seen at shows (actually only 2) take on a more greenish appearance.IMG_0571.jpgIMG_0570.jpg

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Toss up between these two:

More pics of the Firebird.

I'm all Fender. I could really use a Firebird with a Maestro.

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How's that? ;)

What color is that front one? Quite a looker.

Kerry Green, which is the Gibson version of Fender's Surf Green.

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The Firebird looks to be "Frost Blue" -- color gibson snatched from Buick/Cadillac in the 60's --- Here's my 91 c.s. --- this color fades substantially in sunlight, and most of the ones i've seen at shows (actually only 2) take on a more greenish appearance.IMG_0571.jpgIMG_0570.jpg

Mine isn't Frost Blue-I'm familiar with Frost Blue because CMatthes had an identical '91 FBVII to yours in Frost Blue!

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Not that this is going to be any huge surprise. I don't play this one as much these days, but if I could only have one, this would be it with no second thoughts.

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Is this one of those rare rosewood topped lp customs?

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I actually have no idea. I bought it when I was 19 and didn't really know shit about guitars beyond:

1. I like Les Pauls.
2. I liked this Les Paul.

That was 15 years ago. I'll admit that I was thinking is sure didn't look like maple when I posted these pics, but until I got into Hamers, I didn't really know enough about the various kinds of maple tops to notice it.

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Changes day to day. Today it's a 3 way tie between the Clown Vector, the CS Charvel Star and my trusty Diablo. Tomorrow? Who knows.

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Giffin Vikta. I loves my Hamers but this is what I'd a designed if someone gave me a blank sheet of paper.

  • All mahogany and LIGHT as a cloud
  • Contoured top and back for comfort
  • Chubby neck goes from a soft V at the nut to a round profile at the body
  • I do tend to think a single-cutaway guitar is more solid feeling, more vibration-y. Might be in my head.
  • P90s by Dimarzio
  • Intonatable aluminum TonePros wrap tail
  • Simple V-V-T controls and a selector switch I can reach quickly
  • Straight string pull at headstock, stays in tune
  • Bone nut, nice fretboard, perfect frets
  • As a bonus built by the Baker crew at PBG. Feels solid.
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My 1981 Dean ML is my #1 guitar, mainly because it's a beater so I can leave it out on a stand and not really worry. The pic is a bit deceptive as there was some hackery/butchery done by a previous owner and the eBay seller was, uh, less than honest about it. I won the dispute but decided to keep the guitar, partially because return shipping would have been expensive but mainly because the guitar plays like a bandit. The neck is very comfortable for my wrist (I had wrist surgery years ago and a lot of necks just don't work for me) and I can beat the snot out of it and it still stays in tune. It's a beater. What's not to love?

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