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  Topic: Unusual set-up
Ian Rae

Replies: 15
Views: 775

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jul 2017 11:03 pm   Subject: Unusual set-up
Detective work can be fun, but I'd just set to and standardise it.
  Topic: Question about extended tuning for D12 push-pull.
Ian Rae

Replies: 6
Views: 227

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jul 2017 7:37 am   Subject: Question about extended tuning for D12 push-pull.
If I owned such a beast I would in fact do exactly as Herb suggests.
  Topic: Question about extended tuning for D12 push-pull.
Ian Rae

Replies: 6
Views: 227

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jul 2017 6:02 am   Subject: Question about extended tuning for D12 push-pull.
D12s aren't common enough for there to be a "correct" answer, so do what suits you.
  Topic: Tell me what is wrong with this idea (MSA lower problem is t
Ian Rae

Replies: 13
Views: 723

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Jul 2017 3:34 pm   Subject: Tell me what is wrong with this idea (MSA lower problem is t
You're asking the B pedal rod to push on the scissor? I don't know enough about how the other end of the rod is secured to say if it will work.

The spring you have in mind says 'country of origin m ...
  Topic: Looking for inexpensive pickup to use on practice board
Ian Rae

Replies: 3
Views: 152

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 21 Jul 2017 10:32 pm   Subject: Looking for inexpensive pickup to use on practice board
Tip for others in the future - get two dirt cheap six-string pickups and overlap them. That's what I did when I was building my steel and before I forked out for a George L.
  Topic: B6/E9 universal 2nd string
Ian Rae

Replies: 4
Views: 660

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Jul 2017 12:42 pm   Subject: B6/E9 universal 2nd string
Well, a week has passed and I didn't like it. The E lowers were longer and stiffer, and the scale note for the 13th chord with P5&6 didn't happen often enough to make it worthwhile. And having t ...
  Topic: here is how you record drums....
Ian Rae

Replies: 30
Views: 4571

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 19 Jul 2017 4:06 am   Subject: here is how you record drums....
That should give really good imaging. A ribbon is intrinsically figure-of-8 whereas a double-diaphragm condenser is a bit of a fudge.

The reason you can't use 4038s in that configuration is that t ...
  Topic: String Gauge Advise C6 Neck
Ian Rae

Replies: 5
Views: 305

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Jul 2017 5:34 am   Subject: String Gauge Advise C6 Neck
Paul, I think if I'd never got to play a uni I'd still have stuck with B6 for the reason you say.
  Topic: What does Ω symbol mean in tab?
Ian Rae

Replies: 9
Views: 467

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 18 Jul 2017 5:29 am   Subject: What does Ω symbol mean in tab?
Or resist playing them....
  Topic: 5 Necks
Ian Rae

Replies: 13
Views: 928

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Jul 2017 2:29 am   Subject: 5 Necks
Erv, you'll find your answer at 1:26.
Sorry, didn't make it that far....

Cheesy, yes, but I find it oddly compelling.
What exactly does it compell you to do, David?
  Topic: Tablature for Winnie Winston's book
Ian Rae

Replies: 11
Views: 852

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Jul 2017 12:49 pm   Subject: Tablature for Winnie Winston's book
I don't know whether to regard them as errors. Several players who publish tab seem to write down what they think they play and then do something else in the moment.

I would learn it as written an ...
  Topic: String Gauge Advise C6 Neck
Ian Rae

Replies: 5
Views: 305

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Jul 2017 12:43 pm   Subject: Re: String Gauge Advise C6 Neck
I play my C6 neck tuned to B6.
So do I. At first I wondered the same, whether heavier strings might be necessary. But then I realised that 2 thru 6 were the same as the corresponding strings on the ...
  Topic: Rhonda Vincent w/ Donna Hammett on steel
Ian Rae

Replies: 3
Views: 699

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 13 Jul 2017 2:27 pm   Subject: Rhonda Vincent w/ Donna Hammett on steel
Would have been even better if the camera had found her - same old story....
  Topic: Does anyone play their pedal steel with an 8 string bar?
Ian Rae

Replies: 12
Views: 911

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Jul 2017 11:58 am   Subject: Does anyone play their pedal steel with an 8 string bar?
I use a regular 10 string bar on a 12 string...does that count? I don't even know if they make long bars for 12 string guitars. Smile
So do I - it never occurred to me to use anything longer. Even the ...
  Topic: Fender Deluxe 112 PLUS amp
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 319

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 13 Jul 2017 6:28 am   Subject: Fender Deluxe 112 PLUS amp
Having thought some more, probably the best single word to describe it is "metallic".
  Topic: Fender Deluxe 112 PLUS amp
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 319

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 13 Jul 2017 5:36 am   Subject: Fender Deluxe 112 PLUS amp
By the way, before I answer that, I looked at this thread by Tony Prior http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=318119&highlight= which tells us that the regular 112 is 65W and the "Pl ...
  Topic: Buddy Emmons- "It don't get no better than that.."
Ian Rae

Replies: 4
Views: 1020

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 12 Jul 2017 1:21 pm   Subject: Buddy Emmons- "It don't get no better than that.."
I watched Jimmy Dean then this popped up. (Darrell McCall on bass!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKPdszNyXco
  Topic: Fender Deluxe 112 PLUS amp
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 319

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 12 Jul 2017 11:27 am   Subject: Fender Deluxe 112 PLUS amp
It's worth bearing in mind that the difference between 65W and 90W is about 1.4dB. I have two of these Fenders and they are loud. They are built for guitar (obviously) and make a hard sound on the s ...
  Topic: here is how you record drums....
Ian Rae

Replies: 30
Views: 4571

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 12 Jul 2017 10:35 am   Subject: here is how you record drums....
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/13632_69_ringo_1_1.jpg

I imagine that most members are familiar with the overhead mic in Bill's photo of Ringo - if not it's an STC 4038 ribbon (or PGS in ...
  Topic: B6/E9 universal 2nd string
Ian Rae

Replies: 4
Views: 660

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Jul 2017 11:04 am   Subject: B6/E9 universal 2nd string
I have to live with one half stop - it's on string 8 and is the price I pay for ditching pedal 6 - but I prefer not to have more. I was considering how to rig one on the 2nd string when I hit on the ...
  Topic: B6/E9 universal 2nd string
Ian Rae

Replies: 4
Views: 660

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Jul 2017 5:34 am   Subject: B6/E9 universal 2nd string
When I swapped to a uni (which as many of you know involved building one) I had to decide what to tune the 2nd string to. The choice seemed to be between D# lowering it to C# (probably automatically ...
  Topic: How To Play Pedal Steel in 6 Minutes 😜
Ian Rae

Replies: 38
Views: 2625

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Jul 2017 2:03 pm   Subject: How To Play Pedal Steel in 6 Minutes 😜
I was ready to ridicule, as I assumed that was the reason for posting it. But it's an excellent concise introduction to the instrument. Nothing he says is untrue, and he makes it look non-mysterious ...
  Topic: Anyone play with fingers instead of picks?
Ian Rae

Replies: 50
Views: 2278

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Jul 2017 1:49 pm   Subject: Anyone play with fingers instead of picks?
There was a lengthy thread on this not long ago.

Bottom line is, if you want to get that sound that made you curious about the instrument in the first place - get used to the picks. You won't find ...
  Topic: GFI U12 dimensions
Ian Rae

Replies: 4
Views: 466

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Jul 2017 1:44 am   Subject: GFI U12 dimensions
I believe the length is 29 inches.
Plausible for a keyless 24" scale.
  Topic: Steel?
Ian Rae

Replies: 26
Views: 1624

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Jul 2017 1:07 pm   Subject: Steel?
I believe that forumite and luthier Alan Brookes once made an instrument from steel, possibly stainless, imagining that the great rigidity would give great sustain. Apparently it sounded terrible.
 
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