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  Topic: Appreciating the great Pete Drake
David Mitchell

Replies: 40
Views: 4074

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 Sep 2017 10:55 pm   Subject: Appreciating the great Pete Drake

the 100 dollar bill story is a good one but I think Buddy claimed it never happened. Buddy also said he came up with the "talking" steel guitar effect but had no use for it. Pete took it a ...
  Topic: Appreciating the great Pete Drake
David Mitchell

Replies: 40
Views: 4074

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 Sep 2017 6:25 pm   Subject: Appreciating the great Pete Drake
I think Pete Drake was a genius on steel if there ever was one. Pete became extremely popular with producers in Nashville as country music moved out of the Honky Tonk realm into Pop Country Crossover ...
  Topic: The"Corn Neck"
David Mitchell

Replies: 22
Views: 1322

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Sep 2017 6:56 am   Subject: The"Corn Neck"
I see. Well I passed on my chance to work in Nashville as an engineer in the 80's. I might have done the right thing Jack. Lol!
  Topic: The"Corn Neck"
David Mitchell

Replies: 22
Views: 1322

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Sep 2017 6:31 am   Subject: The"Corn Neck"
Maybe not Jack but addressing people by their official name does show a little more respect in my opinion. I make it a point to learn people's names whom I'm in constant contact with. I live in East T ...
  Topic: The"Corn Neck"
David Mitchell

Replies: 22
Views: 1322

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Sep 2017 4:04 pm   Subject: The"Corn Neck"
I take offense to someone calling me or someone else "Hoss" as well is "Son". What I hear in that is they are superior and I'm inferior to them. I worked for a famous entertainer t ...
  Topic: The"Corn Neck"
David Mitchell

Replies: 22
Views: 1322

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Sep 2017 1:30 pm   Subject: The"Corn Neck"
My friend Corky Owens and I called it the "Bread & Butter Neck". Here in Texas you could leave home without the C6th tuning but you better have E9th or least could make whatever you have ...
  Topic: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
David Mitchell

Replies: 17
Views: 1170

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Sep 2017 6:27 pm   Subject: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
There's no telling what he has in that warehouse. I'd love to go look through it.
  Topic: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
David Mitchell

Replies: 17
Views: 1170

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Sep 2017 4:03 pm   Subject: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
Here's me playing the ZB before it became a donor for the EMCI. The ZB was barely playable when I recorded this. The pedals required about 20 lbs of weight to push and the E lower lever was about 8 in ...
  Topic: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
David Mitchell

Replies: 17
Views: 1170

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Sep 2017 3:41 pm   Subject: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
Something else I discovered two days ago that is bizarre is my 1969 ZB changer in which I kept the stainless steel finger caps and bought the 2/2 retro fit fingers from Kevin Hatton fit the EMCI body ...
  Topic: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
David Mitchell

Replies: 17
Views: 1170

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Sep 2017 2:48 pm   Subject: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
I've learned a lot of things from having a myriad of parts at my house. I usually buy up all modern pedal steel parts I can find but don't believe I'll be buying Fred out anytime soon. I had the money ...
  Topic: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
David Mitchell

Replies: 17
Views: 1170

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Sep 2017 2:06 pm   Subject: Sho Bud NOS parts on Ebay
I have bought enough stuff from this ebay guy named Billy (I'd have to go to my email to get his last name) to build 3 EMCI NOS welded frame steels. Almost got two finished and they sound fantastic. I ...
  Topic: Outside vs Inside
David Mitchell

Replies: 27
Views: 1710

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 17 Sep 2017 10:50 am   Subject: Outside vs Inside
We did play some shows in a huge enclosed stadium in Lakeland, Fl. My steel sounded like the voice of God coming through those huge speakers in the ceiling beams. Big event. One of those times I was e ...
  Topic: Outside vs Inside
David Mitchell

Replies: 27
Views: 1710

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 17 Sep 2017 10:42 am   Subject: Outside vs Inside
Playing Rodeos in Florida are always fun and wet. You can count on rain but you never know when. I would always unplug my amp first and try to get it under the flatbed trailer. I let my pedal steel ge ...
  Topic: My recording techniques
David Mitchell

Replies: 20
Views: 2570

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 16 Sep 2017 1:33 pm   Subject: My recording techniques
Accurate monitoring enviroment is the most important equipment you can own and for that reason I built my last two studios and control rooms with solid concrete walls then spent another $10,000 in the ...
  Topic: My recording techniques
David Mitchell

Replies: 20
Views: 2570

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 16 Sep 2017 7:54 am   Subject: My recording techniques
Oh Wally! It's got that cozy Vince Gill studio look with a music store on the side. Love it! You just need a baby API or Neve for your centerpiece. Lol! Everyone knows you can make a hit with a Yamah ...
  Topic: Least favorite guitars you have owned?
David Mitchell

Replies: 62
Views: 6440

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Sep 2017 7:39 am   Subject: Least favorite guitars you have owned?
My worst pedal steel that wasn't manufactured new as junk to begin with and was suppose to be a professional guitar was a Sho-Bud LDG. I bought it used in Ft. Worth about 1984. I was playing 6 nights ...
  Topic: My recording techniques
David Mitchell

Replies: 20
Views: 2570

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 9 Sep 2017 10:21 am   Subject: My recording techniques
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  Topic: My recording techniques
David Mitchell

Replies: 20
Views: 2570

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 9 Sep 2017 7:54 am   Subject: My recording techniques
Thanks Dale! Guys they play like you and Wally make an engineers job a whole lot more fun.
  Topic: My recording techniques
David Mitchell

Replies: 20
Views: 2570

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 8 Sep 2017 5:12 am   Subject: My recording techniques
Great sounds Wally! I lost count of the years I've run around in a studio like a chicken with his head cut off making sure all the musicians are happy but I've always said thay only pro musicians and ...
  Topic: compare early ZB to Emmons PP
David Mitchell

Replies: 15
Views: 1334

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Sep 2017 1:08 pm   Subject: compare early ZB to Emmons PP
Billy Knowles and Greg Jones are the ones to talk to. If you haven't already just become Facebook friends. Nearly instant answers.
  Topic: compare early ZB to Emmons PP
David Mitchell

Replies: 15
Views: 1334

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Sep 2017 8:22 am   Subject: compare early ZB to Emmons PP
Here is a little tune I wrote and recorded with my 1969 11/10 string ZB that Tom Brumley built in Bakersfield. I've got all kinds of steels and it does have a more organic sound like a push pull Emmon ...
  Topic: Wood
David Mitchell

Replies: 56
Views: 5090

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Sep 2017 9:59 am   Subject: Wood
That's valuable information Fred. Thank you!
  Topic: Wood
David Mitchell

Replies: 56
Views: 5090

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Sep 2017 4:28 pm   Subject: Wood
The only way to tell if a piece of wood is dry is just saw a piece off of it and if your fingers try to stick to the cutoff edge it isn't fully cured and dried. When you buy a piece of wood the showin ...
  Topic: Wood
David Mitchell

Replies: 56
Views: 5090

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Sep 2017 3:57 pm   Subject: Wood
I think the word stiff that I and others have used is the wrong word. Dry yes but not stiff. I say dry because you do not want green wood with sap running out of it. Wood can be factory dried or dried ...
  Topic: Wood
David Mitchell

Replies: 56
Views: 5090

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Aug 2017 7:01 pm   Subject: Wood
1" laminated butcher block maple strips like EMCI used seems to be the the most rigid. Never had it detune with those boards. Seems to hold for weeks before tuning is needed when just setting idl ...
 
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