I spy with my little eye

Discussion about the identification of Kramer Guitars and Kramer history
Bacon
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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by Bacon » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:41 am

Vinny is still looking for a pink one for you Bacon. :bling
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Cool I guess I never got around to posting pics of the green one I have , I guess it doesn’t matter really, you were always going black. Either way, It’s just like the green one in the pic above.

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AAEA
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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by AAEA » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:27 pm

I spotted a compete one here, still looking to see if there are any others.

guess this is muttznmongrelz?

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1984 Kramer Pacer Imperial
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (non tilt)
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (maple nana)
1985 Kramer Vanguard (Nightmare Graphic)
1986 Kramer Stagemaster Custom
1986 Kramer SC-3
1986 Kramer Vanguard (round horn Project)
1986 Kramer Pacer Custom I
1987 Kramer Baretta
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro I
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro II
1987 Kramer Pacer Deluxe
1988 Kramer Sustainer
1988 Kramer Classic III
1989 Kramer Pacer Custom II 24 fret claw
2009 GKG Russian Roulette Custom

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AAEA
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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by AAEA » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 pm

boom!

Thanks so much Vin :toast

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1984 Kramer Pacer Imperial
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (non tilt)
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (maple nana)
1985 Kramer Vanguard (Nightmare Graphic)
1986 Kramer Stagemaster Custom
1986 Kramer SC-3
1986 Kramer Vanguard (round horn Project)
1986 Kramer Pacer Custom I
1987 Kramer Baretta
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro I
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro II
1987 Kramer Pacer Deluxe
1988 Kramer Sustainer
1988 Kramer Classic III
1989 Kramer Pacer Custom II 24 fret claw
2009 GKG Russian Roulette Custom

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sixstring
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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by sixstring » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:02 pm

:headbang
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:36 am

Sweet :thumbs .
Practice cures most tone issues.

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AAEA
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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by AAEA » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:48 pm

what was this model going to be called; anyone know?
1984 Kramer Pacer Imperial
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (non tilt)
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (maple nana)
1985 Kramer Vanguard (Nightmare Graphic)
1986 Kramer Stagemaster Custom
1986 Kramer SC-3
1986 Kramer Vanguard (round horn Project)
1986 Kramer Pacer Custom I
1987 Kramer Baretta
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro I
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro II
1987 Kramer Pacer Deluxe
1988 Kramer Sustainer
1988 Kramer Classic III
1989 Kramer Pacer Custom II 24 fret claw
2009 GKG Russian Roulette Custom

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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by AAEA » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:23 pm

so an update on the build.

just ordered a shit ton of parts to get this finished up.

Black with Gold hardware confirmed. I'm using my last NOS gold floyd to build this. was one in the black kramer floyd boxes, totally mint. so far I have just about everything. going with Dimarzio SDS-1 Neck and Mid with gold poles, Bridge will be a Seymour Duncan Custom shop no logo Screamin Demon with gold poles.

Still trying to source the back plate for this as the cavity cover is sorta late kramer and not too common. Might have to make one myself. I won't be drilling for a tremolo back cover, I'll leave it open. Brass Block, Red Springs, Brass Claw already on their way.

This thing is going to be one sexy bitch.
1984 Kramer Pacer Imperial
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (non tilt)
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (maple nana)
1985 Kramer Vanguard (Nightmare Graphic)
1986 Kramer Stagemaster Custom
1986 Kramer SC-3
1986 Kramer Vanguard (round horn Project)
1986 Kramer Pacer Custom I
1987 Kramer Baretta
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro I
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro II
1987 Kramer Pacer Deluxe
1988 Kramer Sustainer
1988 Kramer Classic III
1989 Kramer Pacer Custom II 24 fret claw
2009 GKG Russian Roulette Custom

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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by lonewolfsx » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:04 pm

AAEA wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:23 pm
going with Dimarzio SDS-1 Neck and Mid with gold poles, Bridge will be a Seymour Duncan Custom shop no logo Screamin Demon with gold poles.
I have a set of those SDS-1's that I put in a very late '89 Custom I along with a Breed and I love them. They are very dark for singles, but high output and smooth - it's really a unique sound and the whole guitar just sounds incredibly thick and beefy sounding. Probably too smooth for hair metal type stuff, really its own sound. I like the Screamin Demon and think that would also be an excellent fit with the SDS-1's.

One thing about them, maybe doesn't apply to you, but I had to mount mine slightly awkwardly. The routes on my late 89 body have the little "stair step" that fits a duncan SSL-1 or similar, and the SDS-1's magnet on the bottom is much much larger than that and it doesn't quite fit. Idk if it'll be a problem for you, just something interesting I noticed. I got mine to work by mounting them so that they lean a little bit... it looks fine from the front but they are at probably a 30° angle tilted from the strings.

The interior of the neck/single route goes like this "----------______________________________________------------" if that makes any sense.
83 Pacer Dlx Red
85 Pacer Dlx Black
86 Pacer Dlx Champagne
86 Pacer Imp Trans Blue
86 Pacer Imp Red
86 Pacer Dlx FF Pink
86 Baretta Kline
86 Pacer C2 Red
86 Pacer Dlx Trans Blue
86 Pacer Imp Black
87 Pacer Imp Champagne
87 Pacer C2 Black
88 Pacer C2 Champagne
88 Sustainer White
88 Sustainer FF Red
88 Sustainer Blue
88 Pacer C1 Magenta
88 Sustainer Black
89 Forum II Black
89 Pacer Dlx FF Blue
89 Sustainer FF Red
89 Pacer C1 Trans Red
89 Pacer C1 Trans Teal

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AAEA
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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by AAEA » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:11 pm

just gotta check the fitment when they arrive but if there is some extra wood in the way I can adjust that. the body is NOS and there are no holes in any of it so I already have to do the post installment (wood screw type) and then the pickup ring and control cavity cover holes.
1984 Kramer Pacer Imperial
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (non tilt)
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (maple nana)
1985 Kramer Vanguard (Nightmare Graphic)
1986 Kramer Stagemaster Custom
1986 Kramer SC-3
1986 Kramer Vanguard (round horn Project)
1986 Kramer Pacer Custom I
1987 Kramer Baretta
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro I
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro II
1987 Kramer Pacer Deluxe
1988 Kramer Sustainer
1988 Kramer Classic III
1989 Kramer Pacer Custom II 24 fret claw
2009 GKG Russian Roulette Custom

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AAEA
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Re: I spy with my little eye

Post by AAEA » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:28 am

The parts are rolling in, getting excited! :viking
1984 Kramer Pacer Imperial
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (non tilt)
1984 Kramer Floyd Rose (maple nana)
1985 Kramer Vanguard (Nightmare Graphic)
1986 Kramer Stagemaster Custom
1986 Kramer SC-3
1986 Kramer Vanguard (round horn Project)
1986 Kramer Pacer Custom I
1987 Kramer Baretta
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro I
1987 Kramer E.E. Pro II
1987 Kramer Pacer Deluxe
1988 Kramer Sustainer
1988 Kramer Classic III
1989 Kramer Pacer Custom II 24 fret claw
2009 GKG Russian Roulette Custom

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