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  Topic: vintage lap steel question
Allan Revich

Replies: 15
Views: 462

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: 10
Views: 701

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: 2249

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: 498

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: 488

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: 256

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: 385

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: 385

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: 385

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: 139

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: 264

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: 264

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: 341

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: 341

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: 341

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: 23
Views: 1403

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: 688

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: 568

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: 688

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: 336

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: 921

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.
  Topic: 4 neck stringmaster owned by noel boggs
Allan Revich

Replies: 7
Views: 744

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Mar 2019 8:18 pm   Subject: 4 neck stringmaster owned by noel boggs
A guitar is worth what someone will pay at a given moment. On previous episodes Rick Harrison purchased and then sold (at auction) a Stratocaster used by British studio guitarist Vic Flick on countle ...
  Topic: Interesting Tuning
Allan Revich

Replies: 16
Views: 1245

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Mar 2019 8:10 pm   Subject: Interesting Tuning
I use the D over G on my resonator a lot. I sing a little and having access to full minors is a bonus. It is also a quick retune from high bass G. Good for blues and rock.

Agreed
After just a coup ...
  Topic: Interesting Tuning
Allan Revich

Replies: 16
Views: 1245

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Feb 2019 8:36 pm   Subject: Interesting Tuning
Cool stuff. I see that b0b’s 6 string tuning is the same as mine, which is comforting to a n00b like me. I can also see that his and Jerry’s 7 string tunings are more versatile than mine. For now ...
  Topic: What’s your favorite steel amp?
Allan Revich

Replies: 110
Views: 8863

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 18 Feb 2019 5:54 am   Subject: What’s your favorite steel amp?
It’s gotta be my Victoria 20112, a boutique clone of the Fender 57 Tweed Deluxe.
Although for venues where on stage gear may not receive appropriate respect, my Laney LC15r comes out to play. And f ...
 
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