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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brendan, Mar 29, 2005.
Looks like a white T-bird, but made by Hamer. Any idea what the model is and/or other pics?
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.
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-
Until I threw it at my drummer mid-gig and snapped the headstock off-
Is that the guy from Soil?
I think so, yeah. I just saw it while cruising (pun intended) the Hamer site.
its a Hamer FBIV
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.
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.
It is definitely an FBIV. They were manufactured from '85 - '87. The Blitz was an Explorer shaped bass.
Any idea on going price? I may have a new bass to quest for, here.
Doh! I stand corrected.
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.
Looks like that guy is using a pick.
You'd think my quest for basses that rock would be easier; but nooo.
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.
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.