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  1. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    This was my first guitar, so it's at least a 1988 or older. - HSS - Maple board - Hardtail - Pickguard - Strat style jack I'd like to find another one but there are a zillion 80s Kramers and I can't seem to find this one. It wasn't super expensive, it's literally the guitar your parents get...
  2. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    The polka dot one, that is. Thanks Gibson! (I guess) https://reverb.com/news/gibson-revamps-kramer-with-usa-artist-and-original-series-namm-2020
  3. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So I have heard that these were amazing for the money, but it seems they all got bought up. Saw them pop up again and figured what the hell, let me try one. So it's a Barretta Special. Indo built, mahogany body, maple neck and I believe they just switched from rosewood to granadillo for the...
  4. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    http://www.praying-angel.com/s/cc_images/cache_34722893.jpg?t=1548255452 Even the catalog header is surprised. :lol:
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Oh, hai Warmoth.... I have a several Ibbys which I love but I've been wanting to get a Kramer which is one of the stereotypical 80s metal guitars. I was hoping to pick up a used one which I could mod to my interests but, in the end, that wasn't too practical. In the end, I decided to buy a...
  6. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Why is it that my ESP feels like an extension of my body, like butter to play on, like I know it in my sleep from the first time I picked it up... But every Dean guitar I've ever played I'm like a freshly born giraffe trying to walk? I don't know what it is about Dean's I just cannot get away...
  7. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    You know what to do. Kramer Focus 6000, Metallic Red, Early 80s :drool:
  8. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Came across this Kramer Vanguard Rhoads type V on Reverb and I kinda like it. Now, despite the what the listing says, I know it's not a classic 80s-Made in the USA era Kramer (PU arrangement, 24 frets, input jack location, etc) and was produced sometime in the late 90s - early 2000s (serial # is...
  9. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Looks like a dinky-esque body too. Oh man that would be awesome if he gets a sig :metal:
  10. Music: Other Instruments
    Scored this off talkbass.com Dont know the year, 88-90 Made in Japan at ESP I suppose from what I've read online. 3 piece maple neck thru Maple body arch top Ebony fretboard Kramer inlays Cream bindings EMG active PJ Spector Hazlab preamp one volume, one pickup pan, one treble, one bass...
  11. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Someone here should buy this, because I can't afford it and don't need it. But it is basically the holy grail of Kramers. Original Sustainer + Holoflash finish, in so mint my mouth is fresh. There are like, maybe 5 of these in existence...
  12. Music: Other Instruments
    I've had my white Kramer Focus for sale on Reverb for awhile, ended up trading it for another Kramer, I think it's either an 88 or 89 due to head stock and I think these were actually made in USA in the Neptune factory with Spectors. Specs: 3 piece maple neck rosewood fretboard Kramer tuning...
  13. Music: Recording Studio
    I've had this Waves Kramer Master Tape plugin for a while and decided to give it a go on the drum bus. I don't have much experience with micing/mixing a live kit but I think I'm getting decent results. Pretty happy with what it can do overall, going to try out Slate VTM soon to see how it...
  14. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Well I've been wanting a V for a while and it just so happened the store had a new Kramer Vanguard marked down from 499 Canadian to 199 Canadian. The reason? It supposedly has a flaw with the finish. But I could not tell. The salesperson clean off all the dust and finger prints and we...
  15. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    In this thread I will catalog the refinish process of a Kramer Focus 1000, Boots-Paul is sending me soon. I have purchased the correct holoflash film from fleabay, unfortunately there was only piece left, I was going to get at least 2 for practicing laying it down with the hot iron. It is...
  16. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I got a new Kramer with my birthday money, a Kramer Striker 300ST (more info here: The Kramer Striker ) I decided to get a second Kramer, mostly because I find them quite agreeable to my hands. The action on this one is a little higher than my Focus 6000, but I don't really mind, it feels...
  17. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    In my NGD thread for the Kramer Focus a few days ago, I noted that I was getting a Pacer Imperial (which the Focus is based off of) with which to compare. Well, here it is, straight out of 1983. I also included a few bad photos of the two guitars together for comparison's sake...
  18. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Here's my new 1983 Kramer Focus 2000. Credit for the abysmal photo quality goes to today's shitty weather that prevented me from taking pictures outside. Since my current lead-playing style involves constant string bending that stresses my left hand, I've been wanting a shredder...
  19. Guitars For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    If anyone wants to let one go or knows where I can find one shoot me a PM.
  20. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    My second guitar was a Kramer Focus 6000, and it was a really badass guitar. By far the best neck I had ever played on any guitar, including ESP and Jackson custom shops I had played at a local guitar shop. However, I couldn't re-string the Floyd so I took it to Guitar Center and got a full...
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