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Clark Doughty

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”.
Zum SD-10, Show-Pro SD-10, Stereo Steel, Revelation/Crown, Telonics Multi Taper & Hilton Pedals, Freeloader, Blueridge 163 CE Acoustic
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gary pierce

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

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.
Emmons LeGrande II D-10
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

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.
John Widgren Steel Guitar Services:
Live performance and recording. Instruments, repairs and lessons.
Authorized Telonics dealer
(203) 762-8951
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J R Rose

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

Clark, How about a picture or two, J.R.
Black Rains SD-10, Peavey LTD 400 with 15" Telonics, Sho-Bud Seat, Goodrich Pedal, Sho-Bud Bar, Picks, Cords.
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Larry Petree

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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