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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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ngd Hamer Chaparral finished, finally

so i bought a USA Hamer Chaparral a while back.Mahogany body had seen better days. neck was in good shape but lots of nicks on the back.
so finally finished it today.
stained and tongue oiled. new electronics.
Suhr Doug Aldrich in the bridge
Dimarzio Pro Track in the middle
Dimarzio Air Norton S in the neck

plays great, nice neck profile, a bit chunkier than my Ibanezs. more like an old Kramer profile. Really comfortable. Nice action. The Schaller floyd seems really stable. the pickups sound great. Mind you, i'm mostly playing a Mark 4 through a Legacy 2x12 at whisper levels in the apartment. but so far they all sound great.
Air norton isnt as full as the full sized humbucker, but it still has that characteristic air norton sound, just not quite as full and fluid.
only quirky thing is the placement of the 5 way switch. it's going to take some time to get used to. i can live with that though.
anyway here are a few terrible pics.

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Wow man.... she looks great!! might have to send mine to you for a good cleanup when I get
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Looks great!!! Well done!!
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nice hunk of wood
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 03:54 AM
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Very nice!! Congrats!
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