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post #31 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-26-2007, 03:28 PM
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

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Thanks again.

The Ripley is called the Hex model because it has distortion
built in it as well as being a Stereo guitar.
I had Steve Ripley the inventor sign the axe for me.
Really nice guy.

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That's awesome man, thanks for explaining.
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post #32 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-26-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

so did you ever string that new guiatr up?

Lest see some pics!

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Thanks again.

The Ripley is called the Hex model because it has distortion
built in it as well as being a Stereo guitar.




I had Steve Ripley the inventor sign the axe for me.
Really nice guy.

As for the guitar on the left. The white one is not a parts guitar.
It's actually a Nightswan II.
Super rare, I also have a holoflash that took me 4 years to wait for.




http://www.vintagekramer.com/night.htm
http://www.vintagekramer.com/catalog/ns1.jpg



Congratz again bro, that liberty is just as rare as getting a mint PBK
Great score....

Cheers

Squeegy

Doesn't EVH own a ripley? Correct me if I'm wrong guys and perhaps someone knows this (Olie might be a good source)...

I heard a long time ago that the Ripley could be set so that every string would have a different sound, is that true?

By the way RG, that kramer looks very nice. For a guitar that old, it looks in great shape. Since you're a collector, can you please tell me where you buyght that display case hanging on your wall? I'd like to buy onw for my chromeboy.

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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

Regarding your questions: yes, and yes!

Some might remember Ed appearing on the cover of Guitar Player magazine (or was it Guitar World?) holding a red Ripley with white bits of paint streaked through it, plus wearing a checked shirt. This was about 1987, so excuse me if I got the magazine title wrong.
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

Hey Guys,

As promised here are better photos of the black Kramer Liberty I got on the bay, fully set up and ready to rock.

This is probably one of the best playing/ sounding Pointy Headstock/Heavy Metal type guitars I have owned and I have owned a lot. :-)

It has tremdous loud tone unplugged and the into the rig the pickups are just creamy, warm, powerful and balanced. It is a lot like a lightweight very nice Les Paul with a faster neck and and a Floyd.

This guitar excels at the Randy Rhodes type tone and can get all of the sounds you would want. I am very impressed and will be trying to pick up another for a back up when I find one.

The rig with the Kramer is my main one and I also posted a few pictures with my Ibanez JEM 10 and my other rig which is a Mesa Road King Custom Shop which is a brutal sounding amp.

Anyway as promised here are the pictures:













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Do you need a lodger?
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

Hey Bro

Sweet studio you have there When are we going to be invited over to jam!
I'll bring my Rootbeer and Ripley for sure! Totally dig it bro.

Where did you get the case that's holding your strat?

That Liberty is simply gawjus! One of the Kramer forum dudes owns the white one that was once owned by Sam Kinison, great axes. I'm still looking myself!
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As for the Ripley, it was invented by Steve Ripley who used to be Bob Dylans
guitar player and is still very good friends with Eddie and Val. The red cloud ripley was made for Eddie, that one I believe is still alive and well in Ed's vault. The black one however was sadly destroyed by Eddies anger and a concrete wall!

As for his invention it works like this...

1) do I want clean or distorted or BLENDED dist+clean ? use 3 position switch
2 )how loud do I want the distortion compared to the clean? each clean and dist have their own volume for perfect blend.
3) how much distortion gain and attack do I want ? crank the seperate dist gain/comp knob
4) how much distortion do I want for EACH string (adjust each string from the back plate = thank you analog hexaphonic distortion with 6 handwired distortion boxes hidden in the electronics, bye bye crappy lifeless tone roland vg8
5) do I want mono out (1 amp) -> then each pan knob (6 , 1 per string), becomes each string's individual volume
6) do I want stereo out (2 amps) -> then each pan knob adjust the position of each string in the stereo space. use the rare splitter box it comes with to send left and right to different amps.
7) adjust master volume for overall loudness
adjust master tone knob for overall tone
9) sound like EVH on Top Jimmy
10) play like EVH and don't forget to use the Floyd.



Cheers

Squeegy
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

Black and gold is killer
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post #39 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 09:49 AM
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

I need pics of the Fuchs Rareguitar

I don't know what I'd do with a Ripley, but I always wanted one. Love the archtop neck through Kramers, those are sweet no doubt.
Congrats on the score!
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

Nice Kramer man. I remember playing one of those back in the 80's when I used to teach at a little music shop. Back then no one knew how rare it was going to be. Awesome guitar. I wish I had bought it back then thou.
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

Very nice. Local Sam Ash has had a cream one on hand for several months now for $1000. Just way too much money.
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

All I can say is...WOW!

How cool is your music room/studio!

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makes me miss my old kramers. had 3 barettas, 2 pacers, and a stagemaster. sold them all. had a focus 3000, that i frankenstein'd and now i have one last baretta, but my 2 faves are no longer here. the all original 86 red baretta with original schaller hum and case and an all original 87-92 flip-flop red stagemaster with duncans and neck thru. so sad....have been trying to track down a metallist like the one kee marcello played in the superstitious video from europe. that one kills, he had one in black and white in that video.


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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

Does any of you sell or know about someone who sells a kramer liberty?
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Re: Just picked up a rare and cool 80's Kramer American Shred Machine (pics)

Very nice guitar. Maybe not "the" grail of the kramer community, but definitely one of those models we would all love to have in our collections, next to an RS, a Stagemaster, an early baretta, a sustainer, a nightswan... Man, kramer sure did have a lot of cool guitars back in the day
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