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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Kramer "1984" re-issue! - the launch draws near...

This will be of interest to all of you who grew up (or not) in the 80s...

For over a year now, MusicYo has been talking up their plans to do a re-issue of the now-infamous red Kramer Pacer (that was later put into production as the Baretta) that launched the whole single-humbucker-slanted-headstock-superstrat craze in the mid-80s.

As much as MusicYo is known for dirt-cheap Korean-made guitars, it sounds like they've done their research on this one, collecting a few past samples of Pacers and making sure they get it "just right". They've just put up a photo and some preliminary specs in their Sneak Peeks section, and it looks pretty bang-on, even down to the non-tilted "banana" headstock and direct-mounted pickup. They should have used eyelet screws and clips instead of Schaller strap locks, though.

No word on pricing yet, and chances are, it'll still be made in Korea and assembled in the USA, but it should at least be a fun piece of nostalgia, if not a cool guitar.

[edited to fix the link... ikonboard apparently doesn't like an "https" url - dw]

(Edited by darren wilson at 3:17 pm on Feb. 25, 2002)
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 10:42 AM
 
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looks like a fun guitar. *I'd probably get it. *As long as they don't charge a grand for it
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I'd rather they did a reissue of a 1983 Pacer, myself... my first good guitar. *I never understood the single bucker thing. *I mean, it doesn't cost much to add another pickup and it REALLY adds flexibility. *I realize it was done to copy EVH, but still... *But then, you Satch & JEM guys are a bit beyond me, too... ;-)
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Darren- your link is dead.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 11:54 AM
 
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Kev, it just adds one too many http:// things in there.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 02:26 PM
 
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Maybe it is the angle, but the body shape looks kinda funky.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Kramer's offset-double-cutaway (Strat-style) body was always a little different. The sweep along the top waist cut and into the upper horn was a little deeper and less symmetrical than the traditional Strat design. It does look a little odd, but it's true to the original.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 03:34 PM
 
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I still have my Kramer Focus at my parent's house. *I forgot what model number it is, but it does have the Original Floyd (with fine tuners) and the one mandatory single humbucker. *I have to go there this next weekend and dig that thing up. *
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looks cool.. an original FR, oil finished neck, gibson PU. plywood body maybe? too bad i don't have a chance to try one here in chile.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-26-2002, 10:58 AM
 
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i really like that babe cause she's pretty simple, straight, no-frills, no bindings, no inlays art-works, no zillions controls, switches, toggles, selectors... i like 'one-hum/one-pot' guitars...
i also like that red finish, kinda tomato: it matches well with the maple. pretty fine.

Max,
a pretty '80s chick huh?

Pri0531,
do you mean your parents' house in Rimini?

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I could be tempted to have a go at one of these if the price is right. I never really liked the Kramer headstock though. It looks kinda dorky. You could take the neck off and play a game of ice hockey for god's sake!!

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-26-2002, 11:23 AM
 
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Nuno:
I meant here in Houston, TX. *Noi saremmo a Cattolica (vicino Rimini) in giugno 02. *Ci Vediamo li??
Grazie Mille,
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nuno! that thing screams at me: 'buy me and get me striped! (not striPPed lol)
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Greg,
perchè no? check the mail!

Max,
...BUY THE BABE AND GET HER STRIPED!!!!! [size=0.5](why not striPPed? lol)[/size]
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