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KENNY KRUPNICK


From:
Grove City,Ohio
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 10:03 am     Reply with quote

Anyone still play an MSA Superslide? I haven't seen any postings on any in awhile, but Bobbe had one in his shop year before last when I was down there, and those are some nice guitars. Very Happy
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Isaac Stanford


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 10:19 am     Reply with quote

I've been playing mine for over a year now. It is a great instrument. I usually play it through a '61 Fender Bassman borrowed from a friend. Sounds incredible. I just converted it from a 10 to a 12 string. It was real simple to change it over.
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Billy Wilson


From:
El Cerrito, California, USA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 1:42 pm     Reply with quote

Bobby Black plays his alot.
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Michael Papenburg


From:
Oakland, CA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 4:19 pm     Reply with quote

Does anyone have any clips or videos? They were the hot thing for a long time but there was little to no info on how they actually sound.
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Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 4:54 pm     Reply with quote

Michael, there are several video clips of Reece Anderson playing his Superslide at www.SteelGuitarJazz.com Look around in the "Video Screening Room" and "More Great Videos" sections and you'll find about 4 or 5 of them.
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Ben Rubright


From:
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 6:28 pm     Reply with quote

Hello Isaac:

Funny.....I bought mine with 10 strings.....bought the conversion kit and changed it to 12. It was just too many strings for me to stare at...sooooo....I put it back to 10 (minus the chromatics). Maybe one day I can graduate back to 12. I love it. The sound and sustain are wonderful. Everyone that has any interest in non-pedal should have one. I got mine from (where else!) Bobbe Seymour's Steel Guitar Nashville.
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Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 7:13 pm     Reply with quote

Michael, I've got a full page of sound bites and another full page of tab for the MSA SuperSlide. The tab page has a ton of audio files on it for each tab.

http://www.gregcutshaw.com/MSA%20SuperSlide/MSA%20SuperSlide.html

http://www.gregcutshaw.com/Tab/12%20String%20Lap%20Tab.html


Greg
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Michael Papenburg


From:
Oakland, CA
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 7:47 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you for the links. They are very helpful.
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J D Sauser


From:
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Post Posted 22 Dec 2009 8:41 pm     Reply with quote

Probably one of the finest built non pedal steel ever.
Very much in the quality of high end electric guitars... like a Gibson.
Great modern tone.

... J-D.
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Terry Farmer


From:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 23 Dec 2009 7:12 am     Reply with quote

The MSA SuperSlide is an incredible guitar. The engineering and craftsmanship are second to none. I have a black wide neck set up as a wide spaced 10 string. 12 strings were just too much for me also. I also switched the pickup out for one of Rick Aiello's "Fountain" units. The stock George L is fine, but I'm an Aiello fan to the bone. I've got it tuned to Tom Morrell's 10 string E13 with a B on the bottom. Being an old guitar player I find this tuning quite intuitive. I recently retired my career job and plan to spend quite a bit of time learning this tuning inside out.

Back to the MSA, my suggestion to you would be........ BUY IT! You will not be disappointed.
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Ron Randall


From:
Dallas, Texas, USA
Post Posted 23 Dec 2009 2:44 pm     Reply with quote

Oh yes,

I have one of the first. It is 12 string tuned C6 .
Tone, sustain...WOW
The string spacing matches my MSA SU12. Easy to go from one to the other.
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Bob Simons


From:
Kansas City, Mo, USA
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 5:36 am     Reply with quote

My white one is my "jam" instrument- through a Fender Blues Junior it is HOT (with Trutone PU's on it!"

...And a close up of some mods on my double-neck....






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Mitch Druckman


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 7:37 am     Reply with quote

I love my SuperSlides.

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KENNY KRUPNICK


From:
Grove City,Ohio
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 9:44 am     Reply with quote

Bob, your single neck white SS is sharp. Cool
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Bob Simons


From:
Kansas City, Mo, USA
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 10:01 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Kenny- THey did a nice white pearl paint job and I added the pearl knobs and the 2nd pick guard (on the near side where you actually neeeed one!) I also put a Wallace PU on it which gave it some guts.

Easy to sling over your shoulder to blues and R&R clubs!
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John Drury


From:
Gallatin, Tn USA
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 12:10 pm     Re: MSA Superslide Reply with quote

KENNY KRUPNICK wrote:
Anyone still play an MSA Superslide? I haven't seen any postings on any in awhile, but Bobbe had one in his shop year before last when I was down there, and those are some nice guitars. Very Happy


Kenny,

Here is one that came from Bobbe's store, a Mystic Gold S-8. I've had it a couple years now, great axe!


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Dennis Coelho


From:
Wyoming, USA
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 12:18 pm     MSA Superslide Reply with quote

About 3 1/2 years ago, after seeing the "Super Slide-Off" dvd from Bobbe Seymour, I was hooked. My retirement present to myself was a single neck 12 string with Reece's tuning. For a start, the twelve strings were too much and I reduced it to ten strings, same tuning but dropping the lowest two and starting with A. After a year or so, I found that I also wanted Don Helms' E tuning and so I traded in the 12 stringer Superslide directly with MSA for a double neck 10 / 8. They gave me full value on the trade for the 12. I just had to pay the difference.

I love the guitar, and the MSA folks (including Reece) were the absolute nicest to deal with.
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David Griffin


From:
Jimmy Creek,Arkansas via Cowtown, USA
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 5:47 pm     Tommys' E13 tuning Reply with quote

This is a little off topic,but since Terry brought it up:Can anyone write out Tommy Morrells' 10 string E13 tuning for me? I've been able to find an 8str. tuning but had no luck on finding a 10str. tuning. Thanx>dg
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Bob Tuttle


From:
Springfield, MO 65807
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 5:59 pm     Reply with quote

G#
F#
E
C#
B
G#
F#
E
D
E
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Ben Rubright


From:
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
Post Posted 24 Dec 2009 6:06 pm     Reply with quote

Andy Volk has this wonderful little booklet that he sells titled "Slide Rules" listing 6, 8, and 10 string tunings. One of the 10 string tunings that he lists is Tom Morrell's E13 tuning.

He lists it as the following: (lo to hi)

E D E F# G# B C# E F# G#

I highly recommend his booklet. It talks about string guages as well. Order a copy from him....you will not be disappointed.
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David Griffin


From:
Jimmy Creek,Arkansas via Cowtown, USA
Post Posted 25 Dec 2009 11:01 am     Reply with quote

Ben & Bob: Thanx for the info,I'll have to check out the book.That's Tommy & I in my avatar not long before he passed,sure miss him!
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Isaac Stanford


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 26 Dec 2009 6:56 am     Reply with quote

Here's my setup. I just had colorado case make a nice gig bag for the steel so I can take it without the stand.
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KENNY KRUPNICK


From:
Grove City,Ohio
Post Posted 28 Dec 2009 9:24 pm     Reply with quote

Nice 12 string Isaac. Cool
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