Hfan Posted January 28, 2015 Share Posted January 28, 2015 This was posted in the for sale section as a PSA CL deal in NJ (thanks hamerhead). I already have a 93 P90 Special and never heard of one of these and though it would be redundant to what I already have but I kept hearing "great deal," "these are different" etc etc. Who am I to disagree? The owned had just bought a Gibson 335 Dave Grohl or something for big bucks and was selling 3 guitars including this one. He had a VOS CS Gibbie LP Jr that he returned because he said this one was better FWIW. He even came down in price from the already (supposedly as per members here) low price. Never even plugged it in, I knew right away it was good. Just tested the truss rod before buying. This thing is different. Never had a Jr of any kind, or a wrap tail set up or a Korina guitar so three firsts for me. It rings loud,acoustically, has a great neck carve with some meat to it and is just a cool piece, love the build quality (no surprise) and the general vibe. It is in great shape, no fret wear, some body dings that you can't really see due to the finish, they blend in, the neck has no dings. Good action, no buzzes etc. I love to play it unplugged, just feels alive if that makes sense. It is pretty too, great grain. The bridge I believe is a Pig Tail. I haven't had the strings off yet to look at the bottom (the installed strings were even my regular D Addario .010s and appear fresh). I had to tweak the bridge some, it was on a slant and I couldn't intonate the low E with the saddle adjustment. Scratched my head a little, could find no set up tips for a Pig Tail. I saw that there were set screws at either stud and the treble side of the bridge was much closer to the nut then the bass side. I kinda evened it out and brought the bass side back some and I was able to intonate it. So I assume that's what the set screws are there for. I am curious what other bridges other owners are using ...this one will do for now I'm sure. Did these ever come with this type of bridge? The one on the Hamer catalog is different. The sound would cut out from time to time, assumed a bad connection in the jack or solder joint or something, but the interior jack nut was loose, tightened it up and it's been fine since..not sure how that could cause it but so far so good. Not totally sold on the P90, I assume it's stock. I gave the hot Duncans in my 93 Special a few years before swapping them out for Wolfetones (love em) I'll give this one a chance. The pots do have useful sweeps which help a lot. Anyhow here it is.. will swear off the Used gear section here as this is my 2nd local Hamer I have been led to in the last month.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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