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Clark Doughty


From:
Missouri
Post Posted 16 Mar 2017 1:46 pm     Reply with quote

Had an experience yesterday I just have to share with you guys/gals. I took my “new to me” Zum SD-10 to Bruce
for him to change the copedent. I had the privilege of
watching this master craftsman do his magic.
In his shop everything has a place and everything is in
it’s place. As he was removing parts, getting other parts and yes actually made some parts it was beautiful to watch the process. This guitar is the only one of its kind which he made and has a “bunch” of extra stuff on it including a keyless changer. After he finished his work he sat down and fine tuned every pedal, lever and string then played at little. All this time we were able to carry on a very interesting conversation and I will always remember this two hours with Bruce. Thank you Bruce for building such magnificent machines.
If you are interested in learning more about this master craftsman he has a very interesting book on his journey with the steel guitar, called “My Life and the Steel Guitar” by Bruce Zumsteg. He also demonstrates his ability to play the steel on his CD called "Just Kickin' Back”.
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gary pierce


From:
Rossville TN
Post Posted 16 Mar 2017 2:53 pm     Reply with quote

Glad to hear you got the keyless, plus time with Bruce. Lucky dog
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Rich Upright


From:
Florida, USA
Post Posted 16 Mar 2017 5:32 pm     Reply with quote

Bruce builds the only guitar that sounds as good as a PP. I am so sorry I sold my Zum D-10 years ago, but it was during a period when I was "done" with music & didn't want any part of the "scene" anymore. Big mistake.
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Mullen HWP D-10
'72 Stratocaster
'89 Custom Shop Telecaster
'74 Precision bass
'77 Guild D-50
Gold Star GF85 5-string banjo
Peavey Renown 1-15"
'76 Fender Twin Reverb w/JBLs
Peavey Classic 50 1-15"
Fender Rumble 200
Various delays, reverbs,compressors,etc
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john widgren


From:
wilton CT USA
Post Posted 19 Mar 2017 7:18 am     Bruce Zumsteg Reply with quote

Bruce is the absolute best. Read his book, listen to his music, play his guitars, talk with him ...and you will know.

I admire him and his work tremendously, and I'm proud to call him friend.

John W.
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J R Rose


From:
Keota, Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 19 Mar 2017 8:10 am     Reply with quote

Clark, How about a picture or two, J.R.
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Larry Petree


From:
Bakersfield. Ca. USA
Post Posted 19 Mar 2017 8:35 am     Great builder/person Reply with quote

Bruce has built several steels for me and my customers. He even went to the trouble to cut the rear panel out for more leg room for me. This was a great help with long legs. If he answers the phone, he will do his best to help out with problems, parts or questions. The pedal steel community is very lucky to have this type of builder. Thanks Bruce
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Clark Doughty


From:
Missouri
Post Posted 23 Mar 2017 1:19 pm     Bruce Zumsteg Reply with quote

OK JR here you go:




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Henry Matthews


From:
Texarkana, Ark USA
Post Posted 24 Mar 2017 2:15 pm     Reply with quote

You get that from Tommy? I saw it in person in Dallas and what a great looking axe. Some of my drools are still on it probably, lol. Yes, Bruce is a class act, and one of the nicest guys I know. Congrats on the guitar.
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Henry Matthews


D-10 1982 Emmons p/p Black
D-10 1975 Emmons p/p Black Woodneck Bolt-on




LTD amp, Nashville 400 amp, Quilter Steelaire amp, Goodrich pedal, BJS bar, Kyser picks, Live steel Strings. No effects, doodads or stomp boxes.
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Lyle Dent


From:
Little Rock ,Arkansas
Post Posted 24 Mar 2017 3:22 pm     Zum Reply with quote

Clark,what a great and unique guitar that will surely become a collector! I saw it in Dallas, hard not to notice it. Henry, I sure enjoyed you playing with Buck in the Mullen room, doesn't get much better!
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Henry Matthews


From:
Texarkana, Ark USA
Post Posted 24 Mar 2017 7:22 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Lyle, I sure had a hard act to follow, lol
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Henry Matthews


D-10 1982 Emmons p/p Black
D-10 1975 Emmons p/p Black Woodneck Bolt-on




LTD amp, Nashville 400 amp, Quilter Steelaire amp, Goodrich pedal, BJS bar, Kyser picks, Live steel Strings. No effects, doodads or stomp boxes.
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Joe Naylor


From:
Avondale, Arizona, USA
Post Posted 25 Mar 2017 9:10 pm     Good lookin seat Reply with quote

Great lookin steelseat too. (joking but great lookin Zum).

Joe Naylor
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Joe Naylor, Avondale, AZ (Phoenix) Announcer/Emcee owner www.steelseat.com *** OFFERING SEATS AND Effects cases with or without legs and other stuff ****** -Desert Rose Guitar S-10, Life Member of the Arizona Carport Pickers Assoc., Southwest Steel Guitar Assoc., Texas Steel Guitar Assoc., GA Steel Guitar Assoc., KS Steel Guitar Assoc. (Asleep at the Steel) tag line willed to me by a close late friend RIP
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Clark Doughty


From:
Missouri
Post Posted 26 Mar 2017 9:04 am     Bruce Zumsteg Reply with quote

Yeah Joe, and it sits and swivels just as good as it looks. Funny how they match, I bought the seat before I bought the Zum..... Very Happy
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