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  Topic: Are you getting better or worse now ?
David Mitchell

Replies: 81
Views: 9867

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Nov 2017 2:55 pm   Subject: Are you getting better or worse now ?
I think it all has to do with what players think better is. For some people they think faster is better but I don't think it's better if it's sloppy. More licks is impressive but that's not what I thi ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 12 Nov 2017 7:03 pm   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
This is a little example of my work for the last 40 years. I've played all the music to 300 to 400 songs for local artist just playing one instrument at a time. I don't use music software like band in ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 12 Nov 2017 3:18 pm   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
Tone actually begins in the ear. It is your brain which controls the muscles in your hands which are working to produce the sound you hear in your head. One does not pick aggressively because it is ...
  Topic: End plates D 10 Le Grande
David Mitchell

Replies: 7
Views: 607

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 10 Nov 2017 5:27 pm   Subject: End plates D 10 Le Grande
Yes CNC is how all these kids can have great Epiphones and Squier's for cheap. I bought a few myself. I might be mistaken but can't you just bring a cast piece like an old endplate and have infrared r ...
  Topic: Changer Axle Diameters
David Mitchell

Replies: 12
Views: 602

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Nov 2017 5:08 pm   Subject: Changer Axle Diameters
Interesting. No axle at all.
  Topic: Changer Axle Diameters
David Mitchell

Replies: 12
Views: 602

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Nov 2017 12:06 pm   Subject: Changer Axle Diameters
Okay I see now why builders do what they do. Thanks guys! That all makes a lot of sense and since everyone has a somewhat different opinion of what constitutes good tone hince all the different design ...
  Topic: Changer Axle Diameters
David Mitchell

Replies: 12
Views: 602

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Nov 2017 6:12 am   Subject: Changer Axle Diameters
Those sure we're great sounding guitars. I use to have an old Fingertip that sounded great with the big axle. However I got a ZB that sounds great and has a little tiny axle. I have noticed that the s ...
  Topic: Changer Axle Diameters
David Mitchell

Replies: 12
Views: 602

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Nov 2017 7:17 pm   Subject: Changer Axle Diameters
I noticed there is not a sub-topic on the forum for those that build steel guitars but I do know builders stick their head in here sometimes so my question is what difference does the different diamet ...
  Topic: End plates D 10 Le Grande
David Mitchell

Replies: 7
Views: 607

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 9 Nov 2017 6:22 pm   Subject: End plates D 10 Le Grande
Yea I couldn't believe it when I measured my push pull and LeGrande lll side by side. The LeGrande is bigger all over than the push pull. Seems like it should be just the opposite with all the hardwar ...
  Topic: Zb
David Mitchell

Replies: 2
Views: 302

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 5 Nov 2017 4:13 am   Subject: Zb
I have one in Tyler, Tx. for sale. D-10 1973.
  Topic: Hows the scene in Nashville ?
David Mitchell

Replies: 84
Views: 13026

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 4 Nov 2017 2:15 pm   Subject: Hows the scene in Nashville ?
I know of several monster/ somewhat legendary steel players that lost out road gigs with celebrities to mediocre players and I'll tell you why. It's just like any other field of employment. They just ...
  Topic: 70's Sierra Olympic D10 price?
David Mitchell

Replies: 18
Views: 823

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Nov 2017 12:00 pm   Subject: 70's Sierra Olympic D10 price?
I would say 90% or more steel guitar owners play at home and it never moves for months on end. How much does an expensive grand piano weigh? Sometimes weight is at the bottom of the list of prioriti ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 1 Nov 2017 5:47 am   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
Well if we want to get technical about tone then -
1) Tone is not made in the hands. Try making your hands sound like a pedal steel with no pedal steel around.
2) Tone is not made with the picks and ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 10:53 pm   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
Now here is that same player getting great tone mainly because he has one of the world's best recording engineers capturing it. He's still playing with that tasty touch that only Lloyd can do but his ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 10:27 pm   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
Here is an example of why "tone" or "timbre" is not what attracts the listener. If tone attracted listeners we would have never known what an mp3 file is. What attracts the listene ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 10:05 pm   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
Lol! Perfect example!! Buddy already said it long before I did. Great!
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 10:01 pm   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
Strange that you used those two for comparison because I was thinking the same thing. Two of the worlds best players. Both have killer tone but yet two different musical personalities.
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 6:23 pm   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
I think tone has become a catch all word. When someone says it I know what they mean. Kinda like "He's got the groove man" or "she's got soul". They mean there is a whole lot more ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 12:04 pm   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
http://study.com/academy/lesson/articulation-in-music-types-notation.html
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 11:49 am   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
Right Jerry. I can get all kinds of tones out of my steels (tinny, bright, mellow, bassy) but I always sound like David Mitchell because of the way I articulate or form my speech pattern between my tw ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 11:10 am   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
All those items come under articulation except moving close to the bridge and that is physics. The less the string can vibrate the higher the pitch. The very center of a string yields the most low end ...
  Topic: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
David Mitchell

Replies: 76
Views: 5226

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 10:46 am   Subject: Tone Is Not In The Players Hands
Tone is not in the players hands. Heck you say! Let me explain. What is in the players hands is musical articulation not tone. Musical articulation is like speech articulation. One guy stutters when ...
  Topic: EMCI Single 12 Universal for sale
David Mitchell

Replies: 4
Views: 1671

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 26 Oct 2017 9:43 am   Subject: EMCI Single 12 Universal for sale
Elvis has left the building.
  Topic: Sold, please close
David Mitchell

Replies: 5
Views: 1375

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 24 Oct 2017 2:23 pm   Subject: Sold, please close
I'll take the kitty.😉
  Topic: Sold, please close
David Mitchell

Replies: 5
Views: 1375

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 24 Oct 2017 2:22 pm   Subject: Sold, please close
Great sounding band! Good luck on a fast sale!
 
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