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  Topic: Buddy Cage has passed.
Al Brisco

Replies: 66
Views: 7121

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 7 Feb 2020 9:27 am   Subject: Buddy Cage
Buddy & I go back to the mid 1960's, when we were budding pedal steelers in the Toronto area.

Buddy was a bit more worldly than me (with me being a country farm boy from The Ottawa Valley). i.e ...
  Topic: Britain's Spencer Scott
Al Brisco

Replies: 12
Views: 1651

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 14 Oct 2018 6:45 am   Subject: Britain's Spencer Scott
Spence & I had a wonderful relationship over the years.
I met him in the late 1970's, as he had a sister Lynne who lived in the Toronto, Ontario area. We visited each other occasionally (he in E ...
  Topic: Tom Palmer (D2F Covers) Passes
Al Brisco

Replies: 80
Views: 25321

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 14 Jun 2017 7:32 am   Subject: Tom Palmer (D2F Covers) Passes
A sad day indeed. Thanks to Dave Beaty for informing me.

I have sold Tom's great products for years.
I recall & cherish our visits in various airports on our way home from steel shows, coverin ...
  Topic: Eddie Fulawka
Al Brisco

Replies: 54
Views: 20972

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 7 May 2017 4:01 pm   Subject: Eddie Fulawka
Eddy was one of a kind. If you told him it couldn't be done, he'd show you that it could be done.
I met Eddie in 1968 & spend many years assisting him in building pedal steels giving suggestions, ...
  Topic: Rodgers Pedal Steels
Al Brisco

Replies: 2
Views: 1379

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 May 2017 3:24 pm   Subject: Rodgers Pedal Steels
Yes, the Rodgers Brothers were from the Edmonton area. If I remember correctly they were built in the 1960's & '70's era.
Like most pedal steels built in that era, mechanisms have improved immens ...
  Topic: Fran and Jeff Newman...together again!
Al Brisco

Replies: 78
Views: 23783

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 7 Nov 2016 1:51 pm   Subject: Fran's Passing
I suspected something was amiss the last time I spoke to her...app. 2 weeks ago, just before my 10 day tour.

She will be missed.
Al Brisco
  Topic: Any Pedal Steelers in Quebec area?
Al Brisco

Replies: 1
Views: 915

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Mar 2016 9:03 am   Subject: Pedal Steel Rental in Quebec
Hi Iain,

If you e-mail me directly I will give you some potential steelers in Quebec who may be able to assist you.

My store is a 6½ hour drive (670 Km) from Qu ...
  Topic: DeWitt "Scotty" Scott, Sr.
Al Brisco

Replies: 193
Views: 71138

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 23 Sep 2015 4:30 pm   Subject: DeWitt "Scotty" Scott, Sr.
Hi Friends,

Our condolences go out to Mary & The Scott Family. It would be hard to measure the effect that Scotty brought to the steel guitar world.

I feel honoured to have known him as a fr ...
  Topic: Big E...
Al Brisco

Replies: 325
Views: 127736

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 29 Jul 2015 1:52 pm   Subject: A Legend Passes
What sad news!

I am blessed to have known him, having brought him to Canada several times for conventions, etc., & of course getting to play on the same stage at St. Louis & Dallas, etc.
  Topic: Thanks to Gary Dillard for the inspiration
Al Brisco

Replies: 11
Views: 3595

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 21 May 2015 5:14 pm   Subject: Thanks Paul Sattler
Hi Paul,

Thanks for your very kind words in your post.
As a member of the Rotary Club, we have a 4-Way Test that we try to adhere to.
Happy Steelin'
Al Brisco
Steel Guitars of Canada
  Topic: Bud Carter..Memorial Service Info...
Al Brisco

Replies: 71
Views: 26076

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 13 Mar 2015 8:24 am   Subject: Bud Carter
My heart sunk when I got the phone message from Bud's wife informing me that Bud died at 8:00 P.M. yesterday.

In my mind he was one of the most knowledged people regarding pedal steel guitar in the ...
  Topic: MCI/EMCI parts
Al Brisco

Replies: 13
Views: 3709

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Nov 2014 9:00 am   Subject: Emci Lkv
Hi Jay,

I have the Carter LKV module 'island', which can be used with most any make of guitar. Mounts with two wood screws to the bottom of the guitar, with a connecting rod running to the appropri ...
  Topic: Bobbe Seymour RIP.
Al Brisco

Replies: 275
Views: 148843

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 27 Mar 2014 10:16 am   Subject: Rip
I first saw Bobbe playing in a club during a DJ Convention in Nashville around 1968, a forerunner of steel guitar conventions, where singers, musicians & industry people met.

Bobbe had a flair ...
  Topic: HELP! Carter parts...
Al Brisco

Replies: 14
Views: 3908

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Mar 2014 7:40 am   Subject: Carter-Starter changer fingers
I suspect there must be a couple of Carter-Starters missing a changer finger out there, because every several months I get a call from a 'newbie' to pedal steel who has unsuspectingly purchased a C-S, ...
  Topic: Catalog for Carter Parts
Al Brisco

Replies: 3
Views: 3717

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 13 Mar 2014 7:14 am   Subject: Catalog for Carter Parts
A new catalog for Carter Parts is now available as a free .pdf download from the 'Steel Guitars of Canada' homepage...(link button in the bottom left-hand corner), or at this link:
http://www.steelgu ...
  Topic: Copedent for Fender 400 used on Al Brisco's Ralph reel
Al Brisco

Replies: 8
Views: 2201

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Apr 2013 4:51 pm   Subject: Copedent for Fender 400 used on Al Brisco's Ralph reel
Hi Nick,

I have the standard 2 pulls on my 3rd (C) pedal. I have learned not to pick the 3rd (B) string when using the C pedal.

Of course, if you wish it is very easy to slip both loops of the c ...
  Topic: Copedent for Fender 400 used on Al Brisco's Ralph reel
Al Brisco

Replies: 8
Views: 2201

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Apr 2013 3:57 pm   Subject: Copedent for Fender 400 used on Al Brisco's Ralph reel
Hi again Nick,

I was mistaken....I meant to say that the 8th string on my Fender 400 is a low B...same as the 10 string version.

Sorry about that.
Al Brisco
  Topic: Copedent for Fender 400 used on Al Brisco's Ralph reel
Al Brisco

Replies: 8
Views: 2201

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Apr 2013 7:41 am   Subject: Copedent for Fender 400 used on Al Brisco's Ralph reel
Hi Nick & Joe,

I used both the Carter & the Fender on the official recording of Ralph's Reel from my Pickin' Your Picks CD.

Al Brisco
  Topic: Copedent for Fender 400 used on Al Brisco's Ralph reel
Al Brisco

Replies: 8
Views: 2201

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Apr 2013 5:14 am   Subject: Copedent for Fender 400 used on Al Brisco's Ralph reel
Hi Nick,

Regarding the tuning used to record & play Ralph's Reel...

My Fender 400 (8 string) is tuned to a standard E9th, String 1 (high G#) thru String 8 (E), using the standard 3 foot peda ...
  Topic: Why So Much Oil?
Al Brisco

Replies: 25
Views: 6251

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Feb 2013 12:19 pm   Subject: Why So Much Oil?
I would suggest that there is no 'one right answer' for every situation. So much depends upon such things as the age of the guitar, what playing conditions it has been subjected to, smoky or dusty env ...
  Topic: RIP Dave McKeough.
Al Brisco

Replies: 10
Views: 2639

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 9 Jun 2012 6:28 am   Subject: RIP Dave McKeough.
Dave was a good customer of mine, & although I don't believe I ever met him, I have only heard great things about him.
I know he will be missed at many levels.
Our thoughts & prayers go out ...
  Topic: Herby Wallace
Al Brisco

Replies: 313
Views: 115080

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 6 Apr 2012 8:00 am   Subject: Herby Wallace
So sad to hear the news of Herby's passing.

I will always remember him coming to play at our conventions back in the '80's, one time making the trip just to be part of our event.

Our condolences ...
  Topic: Sue Parkhouse RIP
Al Brisco

Replies: 36
Views: 11035

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 12 Feb 2012 3:16 pm   Subject: Sue Parkhouse RIP
My friend Spence Scott informed me of Sue's death. I was expecting to see her in Dallas, & possibly have a meal together.
Our thoughts & prayers are with her & her family.
Al Brisco
  Topic: Fender Custom Color Pedal Steels
Al Brisco

Replies: 15
Views: 9329

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Oct 2011 5:44 pm   Subject: Fender Custom Color Pedal Steels
While playing Wayne Link's Mid Canada Steel Convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba app. 15 years ago, George Gorzitza from Lethbridge, Alberta was there with his Fender 800 in a blue colour, which he had me ...
  Topic: Red Kilby RIP
Al Brisco

Replies: 104
Views: 35485

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 10 Oct 2011 5:26 pm   Subject: Red Kilby RIP
This is indeed sad news.

Red & I have had a great friendship over the years. Once special occasion comes to mind where we both were performing at Frank Caruso's show in Mass., it was just after ...
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