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    Default some Kramers from 5150 tour

    Well,

    I have been on a Kramer kick lately (again...... ) and figured I would start a thread on some of the more rare Kramers Ed used back in 84 and 86 during the 5150 tour. Here (Jimi can chime in here too) is a Kramer Baretta that Ed striped up and used as a 2nd or 3rd back up to the 5150 during the 5150 tour. As you can see it has the pointy headstock and the slanted duncan. Neat to see Edward with the Baretta.



    here is another pic of Ed with the same guitar.... I think.



    now this guitar (or neck should I say) is one of my favorites. This one is a neat guitar for a couple reasons. Again, Jimi please chime in........ This is the guitar that Ed and Val donated to the Hard Rock Cafe in 85 that was dug out for a photo shoot in the May 02 guitar world cover. Neat little tidbit on this axe.... the neck on it was originally on Edward's space tape'd 1984 Kramer during the 84 tour. At this time it had a chrome floyd with this neck. Ed played it during the 84 tour and then after the tour he removed the neck, put it on the Hard Rock Cafe body and donated it. Then he put a black floyd rose and a "5150 type striped" neck minus the one star on the 84 Kramer and also added an A Bass string in place of the E string in order to get the heavy thump on the song "Good Enough." I will see if I can dig up some more pictures of the actual 84 Kramer with this neck on it (84 era) and with the present neck (86 to today era) this weekend.

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    I had these photos on my wall as a teen.

    That's the Kramer Kevin Dugan owned isn't it?


    Eddie's wearing the guitar in this video.


    I have photos of myself at the NYC Hard Rock in 1994 in front of the guitar Eddie donated.
    I'll have to dig em up.
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    I swear I read somewhere that Ed donated a Kramer to the auction for America after 9/11 and Rivers Cuomo from weezer bought one.

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    I have photos of myself at the NYC Hard Rock in 1994 in front of the guitar Eddie donated.
    I'll have to dig em up.
    oh hell yeah Johnny.... dig em out and post em. Wow..... I think you may be right. That sure looks like the one in the pics...... I think thats the baby..... pointy headstock and all dude..... Damn thats cool. Nice find and super addition to the thread Johnny... thanks so much.

    I swear I read somewhere that Ed donated a Kramer to the auction for America after 9/11 and Rivers Cuomo from weezer bought one.
    yeah you may be right fuddman5150. I am pretty sure though that the one with him in the pic is Eds donated Kramer from 85 because as far as I know (which is not too far.... ha ha ) Ed never had a 2 star'd headstock other than the 84Kramer before he donated it. Of course anyone could add a couple stars for a replica. You never know.

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    What concert is that video from? I know it's not Live without a net.

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    not sure exactly what concert its from Ookramoo.... Could be any show on the tour but its certainly from the 5150 tour thats all I know. I got the pic out of one of my VH mags.

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    That WCTBL video was filmed for a promo since they didn't do any "videos" for 5150.
    First time i saw it was on a 1986 VH special for Japan tv.

    Now what show date was it i dunno???
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    Can't seem to post my photos here like i did at the Kramer forum.

    Here's a link to the pix.

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    thanks for posting those pics Johnny.

    I am going to start digging up some photos of the 84 Kramer so stay tuned.

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    What did he load into these? i heard he just used stock duncan 59's according to reliable sources that were a kramer like paul unkert

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    That's the Kramer Kevin Dugan owned isn't it?
    Actually, Johnny, that is not the same guitar...

    ...and neither is this one...
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Eddie's wearing the guitar in this video.
    Ed had quite a few "5150 back ups" for the 1986 tour...

    ...the guitar that Rob posted above can be seen hanging in the rack.

    Here's another "back-up"...


    Here's a montage of the "lost" Kramers I pit together a while ago...

    Just how many EVH Kramers were built for and by Ed during his years with the company? Truthfully, nobody knows..., but this spell-binding mystery has captivated and intrigued many throughout the decades. It has even caused some to embark on Indiana Jones-like quests to locate their wherabouts! Yes, my friends, people has lost their minds trying to figure out this enigma...

    Join me now as we take look at just some of the known examples of...

    THE "LOST" EVH KRAMERS...

    Of course, we are all familiar with the "5150"...


    ...the "1984"...


    ...the "Kramer Ad" Franky...


    ...the "Hot For Teacher"...


    ...the "blue Headstock" Franky...
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    ..the "Neptune factory" Franky...


    ..."Vitas" Franky...


    ...and the "Hard Rock Giveaway" (with the original "1984" neck on it!)...


    ...BUT what about the many other Kramers that were built for Ed?
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    Here are just some of the "lost" Kramers... "lost" as in the "Lost Tribes of Israel"...

    ...the "Guitar Magazine Giveaway" Kramer...



    ...another "Hard Rock Cafe Giveaway" Kramer...


    ...the "Hall of Fame Giveaway" Kramer...



    ...the "Hollywood Walk of Fame Giveaway" Kramer...
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    These two were built by Paul Unkert (note the blue headstock in the background!)...



    ...as was this one...


    Here some rarely seen examples that are currently in private collections...




    There are many more, but I am not at liberty to posts pics of them at this time! The remainder were destroyed (chainsawed in half!)on Ed's orders after he left Kramer!
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    wow..... neat info Jimi....

    thanks for posting those. That really adds to the thread nicely.

    here is another pic of a 5150 backup from one of my YG mags.

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