Hallmark Owner's Corner!

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby sleeperNY » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:14 am

chunners,I just love that. I played that kind of music for over 45 years and sure do miss playing. I also have a Hallmark 60 Custom from the first run and after changing the pots to 500k just love it. My brother has a 59 model and he offered it to me for what he paid for it but not playing at this time and having 8 guitars already my wife wasn't to keen on that. Again love your music and love that pic. of the band.

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby chunners » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:18 am

Thanks jim...considering the history of Hallmark and Mosrite it's a great tool for a band that is heavily influenced by "The Bakersfield Sound"

Could you explain the changing out of the pots a little more? What exactly did it do to the sound? Off the top of my head i don't know what the pots are now on that...I'm assuming it fattened the tone up?

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby sleeperNY » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:09 am

chunners. my Hallmark came with 250k pots so the change to 500k brightened it up a bit. I am not sure when Bob changed to 500k pots but I have heard that he did so your's might just have 500k pots. The pickups are the same as far as I know.

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby Greg_L » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:36 am

sleeperNY wrote:chunners. my Hallmark came with 250k pots so the change to 500k brightened it up a bit. I am not sure when Bob changed to 500k pots but I have heard that he did so your's might just have 500k pots. The pickups are the same as far as I know.

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Mine too. Mine was bought in 2013 and it had 250k pots. I put in 500k pots and it shimmered up just enough.

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby chunners » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:00 pm

I think I got it around 2011...maybe 2012?

Bob...any idea about the pots?

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby jfine » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:34 am

I got mine at the beginning of 2010--it had 250kohm pots in it. It was a little dark for me, but I had 500k pots installed, and that helped.

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby Greg_L » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:55 am

Crappy pic, me and my Hallmark and a Marshall Plexi halfstack blaring away. Maybe someone took some better shots. Or maybe it was just too loud!

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby Bob Shade » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:17 am

Awesome! My guess is you are right the vibration going through the building was too much for the camera.

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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby BRRanger » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:54 am

Also looks like a huge orb is in the photo, so may be some type of paranormal interference!
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Re: Hallmark Owner's Corner!

Postby Greg_L » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:59 am

Thanks fellas.

Bob, once again man, my 60C was the life of the party. It sounds and plays awesome, and everyone loves the look of it. I was fielding questions about it all night. You make a fine piece of gear! 8-)


I also never really noticed how colorful my pedalboard is. That thing is like a gay pride parade! :lol:


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