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Rick talks about his Hamer 5 Neck in this [Rig Rundown from Premier Guitar](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnDndcxHWyM). At 9:54, he says, “I have three. I have an orange one, which is the first one, and this was the second one. The first one it had pegs that went out like this and you just kind of get your hands caught in here. So I said make this one with a violin or banjo tuning pegs. So those got banjo tuning pegs on it.” Rocky Robert, Rick Nielsen’s guitar tech, talks about the guitar as well. At 10:42, he adds, “It’s a challenge to tune this thing because I have to set it on a stool and you got obviously 12 strings here, which the rotating switch, you got five position poles which correspond to each one of those guys and he plays this one the most and I rarely tune this one. I tune it every once in a while and he has never played it. Every occasion, he will play the fourth neck, but he mostly sticks with this second neck. He varies. He jumps around, jumps around necks. This is an interesting sound because he sound is pretty distorted. So 12-string, it gives you a unique sound, very unique sound. Obviously this one has got a whammy bar and the fretless is a challenge to play because you got to reach all the way down there. It’s pretty heavy. I don’t know how much it weighs. I want to weigh it. I don’t have the specs on it. Obviously I have to tune. If you got 15 songs in it, I got 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. I got 20 guitars to tune during the show.” Rick also talks about the origin of this guitar [here](http://www.guitaraficionado.com/ricks-picks-1981-hamer-five-neck.html). The Hamer 5-Neck can also be seen in [this performance](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eki1VQ6ddPU).more
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