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  Topic: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
Robert Allen

Replies: 10
Views: 389

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jan 2017 8:39 am   Subject: Sample part 1M w/p-p swotch
Received response this morning. My sample request has been submitted and they'll let me know when they are ready to ship.
  Topic: Rick B6 with Inconsistent String Spacings (Repairable?)
Robert Allen

Replies: 15
Views: 823

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Jan 2017 7:06 am   Subject: Rick B6 with Inconsistent String Spacings (Repairable?)
Properly gauged nut files are highly recommended. If you're going to submit a Stew-Mac order, I would definitely recommend getting one of these. Although expensive, I consider mine indispensable:

h ...
  Topic: Lap steel stand
Robert Allen

Replies: 15
Views: 930

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Jan 2017 9:01 am   Subject: Lap steel stand
What kind of stand do lap players use when they aren't playing, such as during intermission? I've tried a bunch of different guitar and banjo stands but they either don't fit or they tip over easily.
  Topic: Is this comedy or for real?
Robert Allen

Replies: 20
Views: 1265

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Jan 2017 5:11 pm   Subject: Is this comedy or for real?
Hi Bob, yes, Look Park is about three miles from my house! I've played there a few times in the outdoor theater and in the banquet hall. I played my Fender quad on that gig.

Ah yes, the outdoor the ...
  Topic: Is this comedy or for real?
Robert Allen

Replies: 20
Views: 1265

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Jan 2017 3:58 pm   Subject: Is this comedy or for real?
"busking" is a new to me too. I first heard the term here on the steel forum. We used to call it playing on the street for tips! I've never done it though.

I have, in Look Park which I be ...
  Topic: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
Robert Allen

Replies: 10
Views: 389

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Jan 2017 8:09 pm   Subject: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
No problem at all to have a center off. From the volume control to the switch, you'd solder only to the end terminals and omit the terminals that are more toward the center. I'm better at reading sche ...
  Topic: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
Robert Allen

Replies: 10
Views: 389

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Jan 2017 1:09 pm   Subject: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
I phoned Mouser who told me to phone Bourns who told me to call their supplier, ecomponents, and ask for a sample of this part. If I can get it, it'll be free and I'll send it on. Some corporations ca ...
  Topic: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
Robert Allen

Replies: 10
Views: 389

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Jan 2017 12:28 pm   Subject: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
Tubesandmore.com has push pull pots in 1M as well as other options. No minimum on quantity.

Dave

OP specified linear. I find only audio taper on this site. I may have missed it somewhere. Do yo ...
  Topic: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
Robert Allen

Replies: 10
Views: 389

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Jan 2017 10:37 am   Subject: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
Bourns makes a 1 Meg pot with p/p switch.

http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/54/db183-gtr-953218.pdf

This is from a Mouser catalog but they have a minimum of 1000 pieces on an order for this item, assum ...
  Topic: Push/Pull pot for tone/pickup selection on D8?
Robert Allen

Replies: 10
Views: 389

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Jan 2017 10:14 am   Subject: Wiring for two pickups
Here's the wiring for a Telecaster which has two single coil pickups. A p/p switch would have a different pinout. I'll see if I can find it for you and I'll look through my catalogs of electronics sup ...
  Topic: Melbert inventory clearance Sale ENDED
Robert Allen

Replies: 1
Views: 787

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 9 Jan 2017 10:53 am   Subject: Overstock depleted - Please close
Sale ended.
  Topic: Melbert inventory clearance Sale ENDED
Robert Allen

Replies: 1
Views: 787

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 7 Jan 2017 11:24 am   Subject: Melbert inventory clearance Sale ENDED
Customized 8-string lap steels for $300, 6-string lap steels for $275. These will be built from our overstock of new, blem, etc parts. E-mail melbertguitars@gmail.com for more information. $32 shippin ...
  Topic: Wildwood Flower
Robert Allen

Replies: 6
Views: 548

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Dec 2016 7:43 am   Subject: Wildwood Flower
Roy, nice version of Wildwood Flower. It was Wayne who was asking about it. I play in G, A, and E tunings. I doubt I'll ever learn to play much in C6 tuning in my lifetime, although I did manage to ma ...
  Topic: Wildwood Flower
Robert Allen

Replies: 6
Views: 548

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Dec 2016 3:40 am   Subject: Wildwood Flower
On a more serious matter, was your wife home for Christmas?

Yes, everything going well here but I'll need to build another 350 lap steels to pay for her Life Flight helicopter ride. Haven't gotten ...
  Topic: Wildwood Flower
Robert Allen

Replies: 6
Views: 548

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Dec 2016 7:48 pm   Subject: Wildwood Flower
I use G tuning and play it in the key of C
  Topic: Yet another travel lap steel
Robert Allen

Replies: 0
Views: 405

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Dec 2016 8:26 pm   Subject: Yet another travel lap steel
Latest Melbert, made of cypress, weighs in at 4 lbs, 1.9 oz. Scale 22". This one custom made for a lap steel player in Hawaii.


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  Topic: Classic Country licks on Open E tuning??
Robert Allen

Replies: 12
Views: 1066

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Dec 2016 6:55 pm   Subject: Classic Country licks on Open E tuning??
Steve, I have one of my lap steels tuned low to high E B E G# B E. I just mailed you some tabs of Tennessee Waltz, Georgia Steel Guitar, and Long Black Veil.
  Topic: New Melbert 6 String Manhattan Lap Steel Arrived .
Robert Allen

Replies: 13
Views: 1292

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Nov 2016 5:31 pm   Subject: New Melbert 6 String Manhattan Lap Steel Arrived .
Just happen to have a photo of Wayne's first Melbert steel. Wormy curly maple

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  Topic: Hise Mfg Co lap steel?
Robert Allen

Replies: 11
Views: 1063

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Nov 2016 8:44 am   Subject: Hise Mfg Co lap steel?
Thanks for the info, I learned a few things. I'll pass the information along to the person who asked about it.
  Topic: New Melbert 6 String Manhattan Lap Steel Arrived .
Robert Allen

Replies: 13
Views: 1292

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Nov 2016 4:59 am   Subject: Photo of Melbert Retro
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www.melbert.guitars
  Topic: Hise Mfg Co lap steel?
Robert Allen

Replies: 11
Views: 1063

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Nov 2016 10:28 am   Subject: Hise Mfg Co lap steel?
So Hise only manufactures the tailpiece and not the lap steel? Probably the only name on the lap steel. I think he may be trying to get a price, and because it's old he thinks he has an antique that w ...
  Topic: Hise Mfg Co lap steel?
Robert Allen

Replies: 11
Views: 1063

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Nov 2016 9:33 am   Subject: Hise Mfg Co lap steel?
Someone phoned me today looking for information on a 6-string lap steel he bought. He said the decal reads, "Hise Meg. Co." I've never heard of it, didn't find anything doing a search on the ...
  Topic: need help for excessive hum
Robert Allen

Replies: 18
Views: 1226

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Nov 2016 6:59 pm   Subject: need help for excessive hum
Theoretically there is a way to completely eliminate 60 Hz hum from the output of any device if the output is fed into a differential amp chip before the signal is fed into the main amp. For example, ...
  Topic: Melbert 8 Lap Steel 22.5 Scale - $250 SOLD
Robert Allen

Replies: 2
Views: 837

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 4 Nov 2016 7:02 pm   Subject: Sold Please Close
This item has sold - will make donation
  Topic: Melbert 8 Lap Steel 22.5 Scale - $250 SOLD
Robert Allen

Replies: 2
Views: 837

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 4 Nov 2016 5:49 pm   Subject: Melbert 8 Lap Steel 22.5 Scale - $250 SOLD
Used in excellent condition. Allen Melbert 8-string lap steel $250 with free shipping to Lower 48. Cherry wood, Lexan fretboard, George L's E-66 pickup. .375" string spacing at bridge, .313 at nu ...
 
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