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  Topic: FYI: Speedy West's Bigsby now owned by Deke Dickerson
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 20
Views: 942

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 May 2017 3:26 pm   Subject: FYI: Speedy West's Bigsby now owned by Deke Dickerson
As seen on [url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BUSmPEgBEs8/?taken-by=dekedickerson]Instagram:

I can now let the cat out of the bag--I'm excited to announce that I now own Speedy West's 1948 Bigsby ste ...
  Topic: Ray Montee
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 42
Views: 4306

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 May 2017 7:00 pm   Subject: Ray Montee
One of the highlights for me in attending the Texas Steel Guitar show was to finally meet and hear Roy playing. He's truly a gentleman in all senses of the word.

I wish him and his family the bes ...
  Topic: Stolen National Style 1 tricone guitar (Berkeley, CA)
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 5
Views: 561

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 May 2017 6:58 pm   Subject: Stolen National Style 1 tricone guitar (Berkeley, CA)
From Lloyd Elliot:


STOLEN GUITAR

My 1928 National resonator guitar was stolen out of my car in Berkeley on May 1.

1928 National series 1 Tricone guitar. Square neck, Hawaiian style. Bright ...
  Topic: iRealB experience?
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 5
Views: 660

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 25 Apr 2017 11:59 am   Subject: iRealB experience?
I've moved this to Music from Steel Without Pedals, as I think it's more appropriate there.

I use iRealPro regularly and love it. It's well worth the money in my opinion.
  Topic: Jazz Souls On Fire - some quite erratic steel playing but ..
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 2
Views: 475

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Apr 2017 2:07 pm   Subject: Jazz Souls On Fire - some quite erratic steel playing but ..
I believe that's Stacy Phillips on steel.
  Topic: New book on Open D is at the printer!
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 18
Views: 1564

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Apr 2017 11:45 am   Subject: New book on Open D is at the printer!
Looks like another winner is on the way! Thanks for all you do, Andy!
  Topic: 1990 Emmons Lashley Legrand ( Bob, please close )
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 15
Views: 4995

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 10 Apr 2017 5:31 pm   Subject: 1990 Emmons Lashley Legrand ( Bob, please close )
I was able to resize the photo so that they would upload properly.


http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/154_20151221_162259_1.jpg
  Topic: 2012 Quilted Maple Rayco Resophonic Guitar [Sale pending]
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 10
Views: 2087

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 10 Apr 2017 5:27 pm   Subject: 2012 Quilted Maple Rayco Resophonic Guitar [Sale pending]
Dean sent me the photos. Here they are:


http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/154_Rayco1_1.jpg


http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/154_Rayco2_1.jpg


http://bb.steelguitarfor ...
  Topic: new build - Steam Punk / Rat Shovel Lap
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 9
Views: 671

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Apr 2017 2:25 pm   Subject: new build - Steam Punk / Rat Shovel Lap
I dig it.
  Topic: New B11 Demo - Video
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 49
Views: 4071

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Feb 2017 9:10 am   Subject: New B11 Demo - Video
For those unfamiliar with the tuning, here's what Doug has listed [url=http://playsteelguitar.com/b11-tuning-lap-steel-guitar/]on his website.

1. E
2. C#
3. A
4. F#
5. D#
6. C#
7. B
8. A
  Topic: Roland Cube 80X ??
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 8
Views: 1060

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 20 Feb 2017 8:59 am   Subject: Re: Roland Cube 80X ??
I'm starting to really like mine, It's just like new, still in the box. I would like to find a cheap channel switching pedal. Any Ideas.

The Roland/Boss FS-5L switching pedal is exactly what you ne ...
  Topic: Anyone Here Know Tom Pettingill?
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 8
Views: 1242

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Feb 2017 9:56 am   Subject: Anyone Here Know Tom Pettingill?
That's terrible news! We all appreciated his contributions to the forum and to the world of steel guitars.

I'm going to close this topic and suggest you post your remembrances, condolences, etc. t ...
  Topic: RIP Tom Pettingill
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 39
Views: 4808

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 17 Feb 2017 9:54 am   Subject: RIP Tom Pettingill
My sincere condolences to you and the family, John. We all appreciated Tom's contributions to the steel guitar world.
  Topic: Dutch Influences in Hawaiian Music *With Music*
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 29
Views: 6991

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Feb 2017 8:21 am   Subject: Dutch Influences in Hawaiian Music *With Music*
: Why have all the links to the Dutch & Indonesia players
disappeared from the SGF? Even though I have dozens of them,- I would still like to hear them once in a while.
Maybe others would, too. ...
  Topic: Mike Neer's Steelonious live in Brooklyn, 2/19
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 7
Views: 642

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 17 Feb 2017 8:16 am   Subject: Mike Neer's Steelonious live in Brooklyn, 2/19
I sure wish I could be there, Mike. Have a great time!
  Topic: Vintage lap steel id
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 3
Views: 641

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Feb 2017 8:36 am   Subject: Vintage lap steel id
This doesn't appear to be any style of lap steel I've seen in California. I'm assuming you picked this up in Sweden?
  Topic: RIP Bill Horvitz
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 0
Views: 727

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 5 Feb 2017 9:43 am   Subject: RIP Bill Horvitz
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Bill-Horvitz-guitarist-and-composer-dies-10907776.php
  Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 11
Views: 861

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Feb 2017 12:25 pm   Subject: Please allow me to introduce myself
Welcome, Jeff. I hope you enjoy it here!
  Topic: WTB: non-pedal steel....6 or 8, lap or console
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 8
Views: 481

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 2 Feb 2017 11:49 am   Subject: WTB: non-pedal steel....6 or 8, lap or console
Please search the Steel Without Pedals section for many discussions of the Morrell, Rondo, Recording King, etc. budget lap steels.
  Topic: What's a good pickup for a National Tricone?
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 8
Views: 666

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Feb 2017 8:59 am   Subject: What's a good pickup for a National Tricone?
I use the [url=http://www.lacemusic.com/USA_Acoustic.php]Lace Sensor Ultraslim pickup on my tricone and am reasonably happy with it. It requires nickel wound strings rather than bronze, but picks up ...
  Topic: my new Yanuziello lap steel
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 22
Views: 1720

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Jan 2017 6:11 pm   Subject: my new Yanuziello lap steel
Congratulations, Don! I look forward to hearing you play this thing.
  Topic: New CD from forgotten Greek steel pioneer
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 12
Views: 830

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Jan 2017 4:41 pm   Subject: New CD from forgotten Greek steel pioneer
This sounds very interesting. My Greek/Dutch wife can finally enjoy some of my music!
  Topic: Steelonious live!
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 10
Views: 1121

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Jan 2017 6:27 pm   Subject: Steelonious live!
There are a couple of videos of some of the show on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/alty.weinreb/videos/285714465176535/

https://www.facebook.com/dave.vanallen/videos/10209844084631933/

I ...
  Topic: National Hawaiian Steel
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 29
Views: 3458

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Jan 2017 3:11 pm   Subject: Re: National Hawaiian
I'm looking at all of these guitars and still don't understand why they had fret markers (two!) at the first fret...

It looks like a [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_fret]zero fret to me.
  Topic: Darius Rucker and Robert Randolph - "Love Do What It Do"
Brad Bechtel

Replies: 7
Views: 700

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Jan 2017 12:43 pm   Subject: Darius Rucker and Robert Randolph - "Love Do What It Do"
http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/see-darius-rucker-robert-randolphs-chic-love-do-video-w462403

Mr. Randolph is playing a Jackson non-pedal steel in a very interesting setting.
 
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