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Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 6:12 am     Reply with quote

The steel guitar forum is a great place to read and voice opinions about steel guitars. At times you might think that there are such huge differences between one brand and another that you'd have to be deaf or plain stupid to buy one over the other.

In the spirit of the season, I'd like to wish every forum member happiness with the steels they happen to own right now and future happiness with whatever brand they buy in the new year. It's the time of year to take stock of who we are and what we have and be thankful. Steels are kind of like spouses -- there's hardly a one out there that's perfect. While I and others might voice strong opinions from time to time, let's all of us realize that what we get out of our instruments has more to do with what we put into them than anything else.

Happy holidays to all and best wishes for the new year.
Ricky Davis


From:
Austin, Texas USA
Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 12:05 pm     Reply with quote

Amen to that Stephen "Red-eye" O'Brien
....and I might add something said to me from my Mentor.....
"You take care of it; and it will take care of You".
Ricky
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 12:28 pm     Reply with quote

And if we weren't an emotional bunch, well...we wouldn't have picked this instrument.

Happy holidays to all!
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Jay Ganz


From:
Out Behind The Barn
Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 12:39 pm     Reply with quote

Well said Stephen. Couldn't agree more!
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HowardR


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N.Y.C. & Fire Island
Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 12:53 pm     Reply with quote

Quote:
you take care of it, and it will take care of you


dentists have a similar saying "be true to your teeth, or they will be false to you"

hey, I don't make 'em up, I just pass 'em on!
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Rex Thomas


From:
Thompson's Station, TN
Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 1:19 pm     Reply with quote

Thanx for the kind & timely words, Stephen.
Happiest of holiday seasons to you & yours as well.
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Jerry Roller


From:
Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 5:45 pm     Reply with quote

Anyone who developed their playing along with the development of the present day pedal steel as I did would appreciate any
guitar currently being built. I "grew up" with screen door no-sags and screen door springs, gate hinges, coat hangers, Ford windshield wiper pulleys and cables, plungers pushing up under the strings at the tuning key head, a home-made Multi-chord type changer at one time and guts out of a Hammond organ reverb for my first reverb unit. All this on homemade guitars. I can only imagine what it would have been like to be able to start out on an Emmons D10 in the 60's, or a present day all pull guitar built by any of the present day builders of great instruments. Anyone who has a guitar that was built by one of the many great builders we have today should be very thankful. I know there are others of you that went thru the same thing but I guess that would be a very interesting thread of it's own. I sure love my Emmons guitars that I have now but there are a lot of memories associated with that old homemade "Pedalmaster" birdseye maple guitar in the closet.
Jerry
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Jody Cameron


From:
Angleton, TX,, USA
Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 5:58 pm     Reply with quote

Bravo Stephen! JC
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chas smith


From:
Encino, CA, USA
Post Posted 17 Dec 2002 6:30 pm     Reply with quote

Quote:
Steels are kind of like spouses -- there's hardly a one out there that's perfect.
And better yet, steels don't come with relatives...
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Jack Anderson


From:
Scarborough, ME
Post Posted 18 Dec 2002 3:49 pm     Reply with quote

And when you part with one, no matter whose fault it is, you usually get at least a little money back....
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James Quackenbush


From:
Pomona, New York, USA
Post Posted 19 Dec 2002 6:35 pm     Reply with quote

Stephen,
I'm very thankful to have my steels...I don't know how happy my spouse would be if she knew she was being compared to my pedal steel..2nd thought, she says I pay more attention to my pedal steel than a do to her.. Maybe you have something there bud !!....Your pal, Jim
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