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  Topic: Joseph Kekuku image
David Matzenik

Replies: 4
Views: 354

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Apr 2017 12:17 pm   Subject: Joseph Kekuku image
That photo can be dated to a time before he started using a a rusty railroad spike.
  Topic: non-Hawaiian island songs on steel
David Matzenik

Replies: 21
Views: 1567

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Mar 2017 12:28 pm   Subject: non-Hawaiian island songs on steel
If you have been through the Youtube Tahitian offerings, you probably came upon this wonderful LP. It has some steel guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FS_Gmuj7vg
  Topic: King Benny Nawahi on Electric Steel
David Matzenik

Replies: 4
Views: 434

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Mar 2017 1:09 pm   Subject: King Benny Nawahi on Electric Steel
I wonder where this has been hiding. Just when I thought it had all been discovered, this gem turns up. Some very sweet sounds here. Thanks for the link.
  Topic: BLUEBERRY HILL 13 string Lap Steel
David Matzenik

Replies: 4
Views: 428

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Mar 2017 1:11 pm   Subject: BLUEBERRY HILL 13 string Lap Steel
Great stuff Dom!
  Topic: The Advent of the Reverse Slant
David Matzenik

Replies: 39
Views: 2956

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Feb 2017 6:28 pm   Subject: The Advent of the Reverse Slant
Here is evidence that the reverse slant predates Sol Ho'opi'i by several thousand years.

The faint bar can be seen under the index finger of our ancient forebear.


http://bb.steelguitarforum.co ...
  Topic: Tricone players and music suggestions please!
David Matzenik

Replies: 30
Views: 2012

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Feb 2017 5:06 am   Subject: Tricone players and music suggestions please!
Another great player was Sol K. Bright. His rendition of the Malihini Mele is outstanding.

oops! already mentioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAaAmnTG-3U
  Topic: Tricone players and music suggestions please!
David Matzenik

Replies: 30
Views: 2012

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Feb 2017 12:52 pm   Subject: Tricone players and music suggestions please!
Just for the "record" Winking Robert Armstrong did not play any tricone on the LPs made by the Suits. He did play some bottleneck on a single cone guitar. I think he took up the Tricone at a la ...
  Topic: Some under the radar Jerry Byrd LPs
David Matzenik

Replies: 8
Views: 1205

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Feb 2017 11:39 pm   Subject: Some under the radar Jerry Byrd LPs
I just thought I would throw this into the mix, as we are on the subject of Jerry Byrd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih7a_ZuCp5s
  Topic: Some under the radar Jerry Byrd LPs
David Matzenik

Replies: 8
Views: 1205

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Jan 2017 3:43 pm   Subject: Some under the radar Jerry Byrd LPs
The Hank Snow album has its moments. The musicianship is top, but I don't know if I am ever going to be able to put up with those deadpan 1950s vocal backings.Instead of transporting me to Hawaii, I'm ...
  Topic: How old is this Rickenbacker?
David Matzenik

Replies: 15
Views: 1138

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Jan 2017 1:44 pm   Subject: How old is this Rickenbacker?
For my taste, I would rate that guitar, highly desirable.
  Topic: The Casa Loma Playboys "Coquette."
David Matzenik

Replies: 10
Views: 1208

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Jan 2017 12:42 pm   Subject: The Casa Loma Playboys "Coquette."
Very fine, as always. I dig the black and white too.
  Topic: Ken Emerson and Jim "Kimo" West
David Matzenik

Replies: 1
Views: 326

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Jan 2017 12:58 pm   Subject: Ken Emerson and Jim "Kimo" West
Very fine indeed. I am putting the CD on my wish list.
  Topic: New french band with steel guitar
David Matzenik

Replies: 13
Views: 1110

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Jan 2017 1:03 pm   Subject: New french band with steel guitar
Top stuff, Paolo. Keep swinging.
  Topic: Roy Smeck?
David Matzenik

Replies: 5
Views: 847

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jan 2017 7:07 pm   Subject: Roy Smeck?
You may be correct. There is something of Roy's trademark wackiness in their. The tone of the guitar could be his also. Its not my favourite steel guitar sound.
  Topic: Dwight Tokumoto....Blue Hawaiian Moonlight
David Matzenik

Replies: 15
Views: 1175

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Dec 2016 12:54 pm   Subject: Dwight Tokumoto....Blue Hawaiian Moonlight
Very nice, indeed. And a great shirt too.
  Topic: Just started playing laptop (one year)
David Matzenik

Replies: 17
Views: 1185

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Dec 2016 12:17 pm   Subject: Just started playing laptop (one year)
I don't play laptops anymore. They run hot and the fans burn out too quickly.
  Topic: Billy Hew Len
David Matzenik

Replies: 29
Views: 2026

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Dec 2016 12:32 pm   Subject: Billy Hew Len
I have an audio DVD made by Hal Smith, a real gentleman from Canada, who recorded hours of lessons with Billy and also some of his performances. It's really great to listen to Billy's off the cuff de ...
  Topic: Lewis Hawaiian Orchestra
David Matzenik

Replies: 2
Views: 387

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Dec 2016 12:23 pm   Subject: Lewis Hawaiian Orchestra
I get the impression those multi-steel bands were like ukulele clubs.
  Topic: Rudi Wairata
David Matzenik

Replies: 5
Views: 520

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Dec 2016 1:39 pm   Subject: Rudi Wairata
Nice work, as always, James. Very Happy
  Topic: Rudi Wairata
David Matzenik

Replies: 5
Views: 520

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Dec 2016 1:18 pm   Subject: Rudi Wairata
Yeah, they were some of the best. I am glad to see there is a lot of their stuff on YouTube. As to tuning, I would think they used the standard tunings of the era. George was a bit older and probably ...
  Topic: Meloduende Guitars "Paris Texas" model
David Matzenik

Replies: 14
Views: 999

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Nov 2016 1:37 pm   Subject: Meloduende Guitars "Paris Texas" model
Willy Nelson's famous guitar is worn in specific areas due to playing. The above guitar is worn in random areas that would not get worn. So the maker has not created a patina of use. When I look at it ...
  Topic: Luna Weissenborn Solid Top on Sale
David Matzenik

Replies: 3
Views: 586

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Nov 2016 2:22 pm   Subject: Luna Weissenborn Solid Top on Sale
I went looking for a cheap Weiss made of solid wood throughout. I found a mahogany one, made in China, with rope binding. It cost the equivalent of $400. I could not get used to the top bulge, mainly ...
  Topic: "Kamalani O Keaukaha"----Mikilani Fo
David Matzenik

Replies: 2
Views: 481

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Nov 2016 12:52 pm   Subject: "Kamalani O Keaukaha"----Mikilani Fo
I have Rada LP316 with that track and two others by Mikilani. No information about the musicians. It is from that era when the LP Album was a new concept. The blurb on the back was delegated to someon ...
  Topic: Felix Mendelssohn- 3 Hawaiian Tunes
David Matzenik

Replies: 2
Views: 482

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Oct 2016 1:07 pm   Subject: Felix Mendelssohn- 3 Hawaiian Tunes
Yeah, that sort of nonsense can be annoying. Although this particular video/audio plays here in Australia. I have problems with Amazon also. Especially with DVDs and music downloads. They say it is to ...
  Topic: You will not drop this vintage tone bar
David Matzenik

Replies: 19
Views: 1798

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Oct 2016 3:28 pm   Subject: You will not drop this vintage tone bar
When ever I see these awkward devices, I think of Billy Hew Len, and what he was able to do with the ultimate.
 
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