Hamer Slammer Daytona

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Hamer

Description A solid strat-like guitar for aspiring musicians who don't want to spend a lot.
Posted By KJ Leichman (1446)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 3.8 (of 5)
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On 6/23/2001, Jack Shmack (53) posted:
Overall Rating:
For beginner sonly. GET A LES PAUL!!!!
Model Year: 1996
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: green laws
Features:
Twas okay, black, all single coil, trraditional strat
Playability:
Playing was average
Sound Quality:
Sound was average
Durability:
Dropped down several flights of stairs a few times. It still is in good shape too.
On 6/26/2000, Mark Clark (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
Somebody actually bought this guitar for me in exchange for tickets to every concert i play at (if that happens). this guitar could be better if it came with a whammy bar. this was the first electric guitar i got and people who knew alot about guitars were telling me that its a nice guitar ( that are they were just kissin my a-- )
Model Year: 1999
Price: $0.00
Where Obtained: some guy
Features:
This guitar has dual humbuckers with 3 way switch. it has a maroonish finish. it has 6 strings with 24 frets and 3 knobs.
Playability:
The neck isnt a factor in playing this guitar. i think this guitar plays very well compared to strats and ibanez.
Sound Quality:
This guitar sounds really good with overdrive im not sure about other effects because overdrive is the only effect i currently have. i use a samick amp with this guitar. this guitar works for alt rock and that style but not as good for metal( or im just not good at metal songs). its very noisy with over drive on and its really hard to stop sound without some weird sound coming out.( but that just might be the amp.
Durability:
Ive given this guitar hell when it comes to picking and theres not one scratch on it. there are markings from the pick but those can be gone with a little polish. its still in great condition
On 5/28/2000, KJ Leichman (1446) posted:
Overall Rating:
This was my first electric, and several people who know guitars better than I do gave me the "Nice guitar!" thumbs-up. Basically, you won't find a much better guitar for the money.
Price: $189.00
Where Obtained: Lark Street Music (Teaneck, NJ)
Features:
It's got a humbucker/single/single pickup configuration (with Hamer proprietary pickups), 5-way switching, a tremolo bridge, tone and volume controls, and cherry sunburst finish. Not bad for a guitar that usually goes for around $250 - $300.
Playability:
It's very light and the body is nice and small. The major problem in this department is that the last few frets are a bit too thin and are hard to get at. (It seems like Hamer compromised the playability in order to get a full 24 frets)
Sound Quality:
With its 5-way switching, I can get a good sound for almost any kind of music. The single coils sound nice for most clean playing, and the trebly humbucker lends itself to overdrive (although not really fuzz or distortion) very well.

I give this only 3 starts because the tuning has been a real mess since day 1. I never use the tremolo because it takes the strings down about 1/2 a step with every dive, and I've tried several different brands of strings. Nothing helps.
Durability:
I subjected this thing to unspeakable torture in the first month that I had it. It has some tiny scratches here and there, but it's held up very well.