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  Topic: Yet Another Tuning Question
Allan Revich

Replies: 4
Views: 267

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Aug 2019 6:32 pm   Subject: Yet Another Tuning Question
Thanks Jim, the strange thing for me is that although 6th chord tunings are extremely common, I never see the 1-6-1-3-5-1 Variation. There’s the standard C6 with the 6th on the third string, CEGACE. ...
  Topic: Yet Another Tuning Question
Allan Revich

Replies: 4
Views: 267

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Aug 2019 2:46 pm   Subject: Yet Another Tuning Question
I started with open D (DADF#AD) and have mostly stuck with it. It works really well for the blues that I mostly play. The only downside is there is no true minor triad using a straight bar.

Some mo ...
  Topic: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
Allan Revich

Replies: 19
Views: 488

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Aug 2019 2:32 pm   Subject: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
Hmm. I have to answer “sort of” piano, but really neither.

As a kid I took about 3 months of piano lessons, just enough to learn the notes on the treble clef. Played harmonica and flute (mostl ...
  Topic: delete
Allan Revich

Replies: 24
Views: 1416

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Jul 2019 10:02 am   Subject: delete
I really like Justin’s Lap Steel work. As for this board, it seems that there’s a lot more happening on Facebook in the Lap Steel Lunatics group. However this place remains a fabulous resource, an ...
  Topic: vintage lap steel question
Allan Revich

Replies: 15
Views: 723

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Jun 2019 12:07 pm   Subject: vintage lap steel question
Magnatones have a good reputation, but with the pickup sealed under the MOTS, your pretty much screwed if you don’t like it.

On the other hand any of the late 50s Valco made “string-throughs” ...
  Topic: Well I'm Excited!
Allan Revich

Replies: 18
Views: 1533

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Jun 2019 11:59 am   Subject: Well I'm Excited!
I’m a bit jealous. Also not a huge country music fan. But heck... Junior Brown!
  Topic: Finish on vintage guitar
Allan Revich

Replies: 22
Views: 2563

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jun 2019 4:11 pm   Subject: Finish on vintage guitar
It's been awhile since I posted this, but after going back and forth on selling Dad's guitar or keeping it, I have decided to keep it. I have started lessons and am enjoying it. So I guess Dad's gui ...
  Topic: Advice
Allan Revich

Replies: 4
Views: 635

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jun 2019 2:48 pm   Subject: Advice
It sounds like you plan on working with an acoustic lap steel, in which case Dobro tuning would make a lot of sense.

From low to high (closest to your body to furthest away)
GBDGBD

Once you ha ...
  Topic: Rondo SX 8 lap steel
Allan Revich

Replies: 11
Views: 704

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jun 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: Rondo SX 8 lap steel
Anyone know where one of these can be ordered? It seems they are out of stock in the few places I've looked. If they are not currently being made is there anything in 8 strings (also similar price ran ...
  Topic: 3 Most Popular 6 String Tunings
Allan Revich

Replies: 0
Views: 352

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jun 2019 1:43 pm   Subject: 3 Most Popular 6 String Tunings
The results are in.

The 3 Most popular tunings for 6 string Lap Steel are:

1) Open G (combined tunings)
2) C6
3) Open D

Next most popular is Open E followed by numerous favorite and special ...
  Topic: Yet Another Tuning (and related question)
Allan Revich

Replies: 6
Views: 519

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 May 2019 7:35 pm   Subject: Yet Another Tuning (and related question)
The 3 "10th" intervals in there....

E - - G - -
- G - - B -
- - B - - D

makes a lot of sense and can be easily slanted to get the major or minor version.

I knew I had seen this be ...
  Topic: Yet Another Tuning (and related question)
Allan Revich

Replies: 6
Views: 519

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2019 6:39 am   Subject: Yet Another Tuning (and related question)
There is one thing that might be reason why it isnt common and that would be the large tonal skip between the middle B and G string. For some people, that somewhat missing note in between there might ...
  Topic: Yet Another Tuning (and related question)
Allan Revich

Replies: 6
Views: 519

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 May 2019 4:08 pm   Subject: Yet Another Tuning (and related question)
Just as I started getting used to playing my 6 strings with Dobro G tuning, GBDGBD, l let myself get influenced by everyone’s opinions on 6th (minor 7) tunings. When I’ve tried these in the past, ...
  Topic: 6 String Tuning Poll on Facebook
Allan Revich

Replies: 0
Views: 226

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 May 2019 11:10 am   Subject: 6 String Tuning Poll on Facebook
For anyone on Facebook, who hasn’t dropped by Lap Steel Lunatics lately...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/steelbenders/

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/18256_8D0C7BDEC4AB4FC6BDF6966 ...
  Topic: Family Photos
Allan Revich

Replies: 3
Views: 333

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 May 2019 4:48 pm   Subject: Re: Nice family
Nice family!
Can I marry your daughter, the National 7 string gal? Laughing Very Happy
No.

Laughing
  Topic: Family Photos
Allan Revich

Replies: 3
Views: 333

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 May 2019 3:13 pm   Subject: Family Photos
Got my National New Yorker 7 string home today after some work on the electronics (changed plug to standard 1/4” & made the pickup selector more useable). Anyway, now that it’s back I figured ...
  Topic: Got my Magnets
Allan Revich

Replies: 4
Views: 424

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 May 2019 6:25 pm   Subject: Got my Magnets
Is that a custom order?

It’s not on their site, but it’s a regular stock product. Just use the contact form to inquire.
I think I paid $35 plus shipping (which was fast, but very pricey to Can ...
  Topic: Got my Magnets
Allan Revich

Replies: 4
Views: 424

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 May 2019 3:16 pm   Subject: Got my Magnets
Nice collection of amps! That pearl white lap steel reminds me of my old National
Thank you. The lap steel is indeed an old National
  Topic: Got my Magnets
Allan Revich

Replies: 4
Views: 424

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 May 2019 1:08 pm   Subject: Got my Magnets
Replacement magnets from Lollar arrived today, and are now installed.

A noticeable improvement over the old magnet and chunk of silver painted wood! Sparkling cleans and gnarly dirt all possible wi ...
  Topic: Best 3 laps ??
Allan Revich

Replies: 34
Views: 3087

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 May 2019 5:47 am   Subject: Best 3 laps ??
I’d be pretty happy if I owned a Gibson, a National, and a Rickenbacker.
  Topic: New to me Lap Steel
Allan Revich

Replies: 12
Views: 833

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 May 2019 5:41 am   Subject: New to me Lap Steel
Daniel, I think you'll find the C6th 4th string is an F# and not a G.
Geo

Hey George, that comment might be a bit confusing for a new player, since F# isn’t present in a basic C6 chord, I’m st ...
  Topic: Shedding some light on an old lap steel
Allan Revich

Replies: 6
Views: 651

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 May 2019 5:40 am   Subject: Shedding some light on an old lap steel
That’s gotta be one of the coolest instruments I’ve ever seen. Sweet find!
  Topic: New to me Lap Steel
Allan Revich

Replies: 12
Views: 833

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 May 2019 4:40 pm   Subject: Re: New to me Lap Steel
Just bought a Used Chandler Studio 6 Lap Steel.

Seems to be tuned in Open A Maj.
First string is .015 and the Sixth string is .044.
Scale length looks to be about 23 1/4".

Never played o ...
  Topic: A new member of the family
Allan Revich

Replies: 3
Views: 400

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 May 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: A new member of the family
Small, cute, and kinda cuddly.

1964 National (Valco) in nearly mint condition. Now tuned to Dobro G. A new pair of magnets on order from Lollar.

Perfect for “grab and go”.

https://bb.st ...
  Topic: 10 string mongrel from ebay.
Allan Revich

Replies: 16
Views: 1039

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 May 2019 6:00 am   Subject: 10 string mongrel from ebay.
Pretty cool. Looks like it’s built to last. Congratulations on the score.
 
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