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What's this Hamer model?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brendan, Mar 29, 2005.


  1. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Looks like a white T-bird, but made by Hamer. Any idea what the model is and/or other pics?

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  2. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    wow

    custom shop?
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That was a standard Hamer model for many years, but I have no idea what it is called. You used to see a lot of those back in the eighties. A lot of the hairmetal bassists used them.
     
  4. OiBass

    OiBass

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus,OH
    I had one like that, bought new in '88, 'cept with an Explorer
    shaped body instead of the T-Bird shape, w/ P/J EMG's-
    Called a "BlitzBass"-
    Heaviest (weightwise) bass ever-
    Sounded great-
    Until I threw it at my drummer mid-gig and snapped the headstock off-
     
  5. Is that the guy from Soil?
     
  6. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I think so, yeah. I just saw it while cruising (pun intended) the Hamer site.
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That's it!
     
  8. tiefling

    tiefling

    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    its a Hamer FBIV

    http://www.vintageguitar.com/brands/details.asp?ID=69

    The FBIV Bass had the same reverse body shape with a four-in-line headstock. These had a 34" scale and 21 frets on a dot-inlaid rosewood fingerboard. Pickups were P and J-Bass type Slammer humbuckers, each with volume control (no tone) allowing the player to “blend” the pickups according to taste. In the ’85 catalog, Nikki Sixx is seen playing one of these.
     
  9. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I thought it was as well. When I saw them a while back I thought he was just playing a normal Gibson T-Bird... on an unrelated noted, those guys are awesome live.
     
  10. It is definitely an FBIV. They were manufactured from '85 - '87. The Blitz was an Explorer shaped bass.
     
  11. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Any idea on going price? I may have a new bass to quest for, here.
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Doh! I stand corrected.
     
  13. Big money, they're as scarce as hen's teeth. If you want to know anything about Hamers, go to http://www.hamerfanclub.com and ask the people there. The guys there will know. I know that there a lot of people over there who would love to have one but they never show up on e-Bay and I've never seen one for sale at bassgear, etc.
     
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Looks like that guy is using a pick.
     
  15. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    You'd think my quest for basses that rock would be easier; but nooo.
     
  16. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Like this:
     

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  17. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Boston,Ma
    Hamer can't build the FB body style anymore, 'cause Gibson will freak! I BEGGED them to do a 12'ver in that body, but they just won't.
    Corey
     
  18. The Blitz basses are fairly common, I saw one a few months back at the local MGR for about $300. It had lots of...um... "character and mojo" but it was functionally fine. They show up on e-Bay fairly regularly.