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  Topic: RESHAPING YOUR FINGERPICKS...Discussion, Video
Ross Shafer

Replies: 14
Views: 977

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Sep 2017 6:28 am   Subject: RESHAPING YOUR FINGERPICKS...Discussion, Video
"iron plate" picks? Pictures please!
  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 108
Views: 22610

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Sep 2017 5:56 am   Subject: Sierra Steel Guitars
Thanks Steve and Andy, glad you're digging our silly vids. Mari and I are having fun making them. We use finished shooting another yesterday. Mari's threatening a blooper vid at some point....uh oh!
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  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 108
Views: 22610

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Sep 2017 6:40 am   Subject: The hits just keep on coming'!
howdy all,

Just posted a new video to Sierra's "Makin' Chips" series. This time I'm making frame rails....more vids to come so stay tuned.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-EM4eno5E3EaJ ...
  Topic: Bell Cranks
Ross Shafer

Replies: 14
Views: 1059

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Sep 2017 6:48 am   Subject: Bell Cranks
sorry to further take this any further off topic:

"There is also a thing called patents rights."

Any patents older than 17 years from the date they were issued are no longer in force. ...
  Topic: Sierra Interchangable Pickups- Nashville?
Ross Shafer

Replies: 5
Views: 487

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Sep 2017 7:08 am   Subject: Sierra Interchangable Pickups- Nashville?
Jim Palenscar at Steel Guitars of North County in So. Cal. is probably your best bet.
  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 108
Views: 22610

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Sep 2017 10:11 pm   Subject: Sierra Steel Guitars
Its time for another exhilarating episode of "Makin Chips". This time we're whittling 10 and 12 string changer housings from big chunks of aluminum. I hope you enjoy it!

https://www.youtu ...
  Topic: Paloma Stone Slides Production Notice
Ross Shafer

Replies: 4
Views: 276

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Sep 2017 11:13 am   Subject: Paloma Stone Slides Production Notice
Good luck Jay!
  Topic: How Many PSGs Are There in Existence?
Ross Shafer

Replies: 9
Views: 996

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Aug 2017 7:14 am   Subject: How Many PSGs Are There in Existence?
I can't imagine any way to get any kind of accurate number in answer to Dan's question.

Just for sh_ts 'n giggles, my guess would be...a whole heck of lot more than there are players!
  Topic: Ordered a new Sierra today
Ross Shafer

Replies: 25
Views: 2580

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Aug 2017 9:44 am   Subject: Ordered a new Sierra today
Nice to have the classic wood cabinet but in a more modern compact design with advanced mechanics. Thanks for posting and the web site looks great.

Thanks for the positive comments on these new Si ...
  Topic: Ordered a new Sierra today
Ross Shafer

Replies: 25
Views: 2580

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Aug 2017 5:47 am   Subject: Ordered a new Sierra today
I only wish the the guitar reflected Mr. Shafer's name in some way.

Shafierra or Rossierra perhaps. Stevet

The new Sierra's will all get my signature underneath.

If I weren't contra ...
  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 108
Views: 22610

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Aug 2017 5:51 am   Subject: Sierra Steel Guitars
Howdy all,
We posted a new "Makin' Chips" video on the Sierra You Tube page.

Due to the female mud wrestling included in this one, I'm issuing a parental warning not his one: Parents by ...
  Topic: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 124
Views: 7425

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Aug 2017 6:29 am   Subject: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
It's a fine idea and pretty much already being done.

There's no shortage of low priced lap steels out there....a quick look online shows Guitar Center selling at least 5 brands all under $300. And ...
  Topic: Ordered a new Sierra today
Ross Shafer

Replies: 25
Views: 2580

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Aug 2017 5:55 am   Subject: Ordered a new Sierra today
"...a nice instrument that inspires me" That just made my day and it hasn't hardly started yet.

Thanks much for the for compliments Stu and Dave!!

Dave's been a great resource in my m ...
  Topic: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 124
Views: 7425

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Aug 2017 6:04 am   Subject: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
I find the sponsorship angle "Why don't you give me loads of expensive stuff for free" quite disturbing....

Well said Per...I had to navigate hundreds of "sponsorship" letters e ...
  Topic: new steel
Ross Shafer

Replies: 4
Views: 581

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Aug 2017 9:18 am   Subject: new steel
I love seeing projects like this, good job Russel!
  Topic: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 124
Views: 7425

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Aug 2017 9:17 am   Subject: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
I'm sure they did, giving Robert Randolph a guitar or a discount on one (which I'd guess he got) certainly offers the "marketing bang" I mention in my post above.

This type of endorsemen ...
  Topic: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 124
Views: 7425

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Aug 2017 8:07 am   Subject: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Just for Sh_ts 'n giggles....how large in gross sales numbers do you think the average pedal steel guitar company is?

You have to acknowledge that the whole skateboarding thing grew like it has bec ...
  Topic: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 124
Views: 7425

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Aug 2017 8:24 am   Subject: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Sponsorships...product placement? I think you're way off the mark...comparing pedal steels to skateboards and such is a pretty big stretch. Vans are friggin' shoes....everyone buys shoes...and knows w ...
  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 108
Views: 22610

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Aug 2017 11:33 am   Subject: Sierra Steel Guitars
Thanks Slim! Other features? Yup, plenty-o-user and service friendly gizmos lie within'. Check out the the Sierra website for a pretty full rundown: www.sierrasteels.com/products/pedal-steel-guitars.h ...
  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 108
Views: 22610

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Aug 2017 9:51 am   Subject: Sierra Steel Guitars
Ross, the pedal attachment to the pedal rods looks unique on your new guitar too. Would you mind posting a few pics on these?

Not at all Slim. This connection is an unabashed copy of the system us ...
  Topic: Which current mfrs make keyless models (and why not more)?
Ross Shafer

Replies: 26
Views: 1441

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Aug 2017 8:11 am   Subject: Which current mfrs make keyless models (and why not more)?
Ross,
At least you gave it your best shot. Very Happy
How's the pig?

Arva and her 3 little pals are doing well.

Spoiler Alert Arva and her pals may be making an appearance in an upcoming "makin' ...
  Topic: Which current mfrs make keyless models (and why not more)?
Ross Shafer

Replies: 26
Views: 1441

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Aug 2017 7:24 am   Subject: Which current mfrs make keyless models (and why not more)?
Ross,
I really don't understand your question.
All our chickens had their heads on until we wanted them for Sunday dinner. Very Happy
I said: "It reminds me of a chicken with it's head cut off". ...
  Topic: Which current mfrs make keyless models (and why not more)?
Ross Shafer

Replies: 26
Views: 1441

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Aug 2017 7:04 am   Subject: Which current mfrs make keyless models (and why not more)?
I'm sure the keyless system is fine but, being the farm boy that I am, it reminds me of a chicken with it's head cut off. Whoa!

Does that mean a keyed steel looks like a chicken with its head on? ...
  Topic: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 124
Views: 7425

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Aug 2017 7:40 am   Subject: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Okay. Keep pedal steel a highly guarded secret to a small select group of people. Fine with me. I don't need to work anymore. Sorry I bothered you all.

I don't think anyone feels bothered David...y ...
  Topic: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
Ross Shafer

Replies: 124
Views: 7425

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Aug 2017 6:37 am   Subject: If I Wanted To Get Rich Building Pedal Steel Guitars
"Flooding the market with low cost pedal steels is pointless"....Amen

Having designed, manufactured, marketed and sold "enthusiast" consumer products all my adult life I find th ...
 
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