Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Hamer Player, Aug 8, 2006.
1984 Hamer USA KKV.
I regret selling this one, it played like a dream.
1989 Gibson Matthias Jabbs Explorer.
I loved this guitar
This is the guitar I bought with the money from selling the '84 Hamer above.
I ended up selling this Explorer for...
1979 25th Anniversary Fender Stratocaster. I sold the Explorer to get this because the cover band I was in at the time, I needed a Strat to cover all the songs we were doing. I thought this was the "be all end all" of Strats and my heart was set on one of these.
It ended up being one of the worst guitars I've ever owned. Noisy, crappy pickups, poor craftsmanship.
It sure looked cool though.
That's OK, because I sold this Strat to get a Marshall JCM900 half stack that I still use today.
My first "real" guitar was this 1978 Gibson SG. I got it because my heros were Angus Young and Tony Iommi.
Also in the pic is an old (1985) Kramer Vanguard, from back when Kramers were high quality USA instruments and not the cheap crap Gibson uses the brand name for today.
My first Strat was a 1989 that I customized out the wazoo (Gold Lace Sensors and a basement spray paint job).
Once I got this guitar I never played a short Gibson scale guitar again.
1983 Kramer Pacer. One of the best sounding and feeling guitars I ever had.
1995 Jackson RRV, 1986 (red) Kramer Vanguard, and another (but NOT the same as pictured above with the SG) 1985 Kramer Vanguard.
Three 1983/84 Kramer Pacer Specials.
I was really into Kramers for a while!
1983 Aria Pro ZZ Deluxe
90's USA Peavey Predator w/Kiss graphics
90's USA Peavey Predator w/Seymour uncan Lil 59 in the bridge
80's USA Peavey Tracer
1994 USA Hamer Daytona strat
1991 USA Hamer Chaparral Elite Sustainiac
flat on the floor in front- 80's USA Peavey patriot bass
All of the guitars in this pic I currently have
1991 Hamer Chap (again) with my current main #1 axe, an ESP MII.
My acoustic is an old Ibanez PF10CE a/e. It's a piece of junk, but I don't really play much acioustic, and when I do on stage I use my singer's Fender acoustic/electric because it's much better than my Ibanez.
Guitars I had that I don't have pics of:
1984 Kramer Condor (explorer)
1980s Ovation shallow-bowl acoustic/electric (junk!)
60 Melody Maker, 70 Dan Armstrong, 59 Fender Strat (pic taken in 1976) I paid $50 for the MM, traded a solid state Peavey amp for the DA, and traded a 75 Les Paul Custom for the Strat.
Sold the Melody Maker and Dan Armstrong on ebay a few years back. Still have the Strat although I got the body refinned back to sunburst in 1981 or 82. Wish I had kept the Melody Maker.
SWEET FREAKING STRAT! :AOK
What did he do to get banned?
It's actually fairly difficult to get banned. Same thing anyone does. Break the rules, and ignore repeated warnings to knock it off.
Actually I heard it was extremely easy to upset the powers that be.
Only if you're a complete ignoramus and can't comprehend a basic set of rules.
While I agree with sosomething...I'll put it a bit more delicately.
It's really not. People like to get a 'martyr' complex and scream foul when they've been 'talked to' about posting style or behavior. It's much easier for it to be 'the mod's fault' then for someone to actually admit they are being a jackass.
There's a couple zero tolerance issues. And the still don't result in an immediate permanent ban.
But I suppose at other boards the people that have been bounced congregate and make it out to be the evil administration of the gear page.
That's fine. I don't really care. My (volunteer) job here is to help keep the peace and try to make sure it's a pleasant place for all.
With as many members belong to the gear page, it's simply not possible to have a vendetta for one member. It's too time consuming. We do have a life.
By the way, an inside joke, current events, or disagreeing with someone's musical taste is all acceptable, as long as it fits in with the rules. IE not racist, inflammatory, political, religous, or any of the other rules we all agree to when joining this place.