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    Does anybody have any info on what eddie used to record with in the roth era. I read somewhere that he never used his kramers to record with, they were just his live guitar. I know he used a flying v for hft, and a ripley for top jimmy. But what about all the other tracks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pleasure_dome_5150
    Does anybody have any info on what eddie used to record with in the roth era. I read somewhere that he never used his kramers to record with, they were just his live guitar. I know he used a flying v for hft, and a ripley for top jimmy. But what about all the other tracks?
    He probably used his original Franky to record most tracks (it's not a Kramer). He also supposedly used his Destroyer on a few songs like "YRGM" and "Jamie's Cryin'". "Secrets" is a Gibson doubleneck. "Cathedral" is a Strat.

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    Thanks for the info, I forgot about the black and white one, and his shark destroyer.
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    I spoke with Zeke Clarke a few years ago. He was Eddie's old tech and helped wire pickups for him and build/fix guitars. (He built about 18 of the 5150 Frankestrat Kramers Eddie used on the 5150 tour) In his drunken state, he told me that Eddie used several guitars for recording, but primarily stuck with his old Kramer. But I think he was referring to Sammy Era I am sure ... I remember in an interview Eddie mentioned he played a 12 string Fender on Cabo Wabo.
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    He also used Gibson SG and Les Paul guitars. I can't remember which songs, tho.

    Just some info here. I just went to the Gibson website: they are reissuing the Kramer "1984" guitar after March 12th. It will be available in red, white or black, and custom designs - $US 699.99. Damn, they should have listed it for $515.00.

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    http://www.musicyo.com/product_specs.asp?pf_id=984

    Custom "1984" guitars:

    http://www.musicyo.com/product_specs.asp?pf_id=985

    Hmm... I should put some $ aside and get it, then give it a new paint job.
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    Thanks for all the info guys. I was looking at one of them musicyo kramers, but after reading the reviews on Harmony central, i was put off. I live in the UK aswell so S&H would be a nightmare!
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    Check these guys... for the money I think you'll get a better quality guitar than musicyoyo... http://www.meanstreetguitars.com/
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    Check these guys... for the money I think you'll get a better quality guitar than musicyoyo... http://www.meanstreetguitars.com/
    Yeah i've already had a look at this guy, and i've seen mixed testimonials. His relic 5150 is great, but not being able to play one puts me off a little. Thanks anyway.
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    If I buy one of the '1984' guitars, I'd probably replace the pickup. The review said the pickup isn't hot enough. Other than that, I like what I see.
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