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  Topic: 12th fret 'phase-y' sound
Bill Bassett

Replies: 10
Views: 654

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jan 2020 11:44 am   Subject: Best Example I know
This recording of Rhythm Of The Rain by Pat Roberts on DOT Records from 1972 features Pete Drake using the “behind The Bar” technique. Done in F# with a key change to G, he used a kapo of sorts. ...
  Topic: Adding Knee Lever To Old (first generation) Maverick ?
Bill Bassett

Replies: 3
Views: 205

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jan 2020 9:51 am   Subject: Adding Knee Lever To Old (first generation) Maverick ?
I don't know if I'm lucky or not, smart or stupid, but I just acquired a Sho-Bud Maverick from, I'd say 1972 or so. Beautiful Birdseye maple, natural finish body. This is a closet classic. Still has ...
  Topic: SWSGA Show in Mesa Az. Jan. 2020 - Are U going ??
Bill Bassett

Replies: 62
Views: 3072

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 8 Jan 2020 7:33 pm   Subject: I promise I'll pronounce your name correctly Christopher
When I introduce you.
  Topic: SWSGA Show in Mesa Az. Jan. 2020 - Are U going ??
Bill Bassett

Replies: 62
Views: 3072

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 6 Jan 2020 5:43 pm   Subject: Oh Yes
Looking forward to it. I'll play my little showcase set in Thursday at 1:00, or so I've been led to believe. Then I'm honored to be one of the MCs for the weekend. My bride, Irene, will be attendin ...
  Topic: Using your Amp in Countries with 220 volt systems
Bill Bassett

Replies: 14
Views: 646

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Dec 2019 2:00 pm   Subject: Using your Amp in Countries with 220 volt systems
Lots of touring bands travel through Europe and Austrailia and New Zealand, which is where I'm going. So, I'm having my various amplifiers and whatnot shipped over, but what might I expect when they ...
  Topic: Norm Hamlet in Sedona AZ
Bill Bassett

Replies: 6
Views: 813

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 14 Oct 2019 5:06 pm   Subject: Norm Hamlet in Sedona AZ
Had the great pleasure of hearing Norm Hamlet last night here in Sedona. He's backing up the Haggard Brothers, Noel and Ben. Lots of fun and really very well done. I was fortunate to have a chat wi ...
  Topic: Tools Of The Trade
Bill Bassett

Replies: 7
Views: 1043

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Jul 2019 1:02 pm   Subject: Tools Of The Trade
Curious if manufacturers include or offer sets of hex drivers suited to their guitars? Nice little wrenches with handles, that fit where they must fit.
I've assembled little kits of odds and ends ...
  Topic: Boss Katana in New Zealand
Bill Bassett

Replies: 1
Views: 217

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 20 May 2019 11:20 am   Subject: Boss Katana in New Zealand
I am really liking this Katana 100 watt head but when I go to NZ, I’m not sure if I can use it there. I’ve been through the owners manual but found no mention of power conversions. I’ve checke ...
  Topic: Sierra controls?
Bill Bassett

Replies: 8
Views: 733

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 May 2019 3:00 pm   Subject: Changing Copedent
I acquired a Sierra last year and rearranged most of the pedals and knees. My best advice is to wear gloves. Everything underneath is a sharp as a razor. Better yet, take a file and small vacuum clea ...
  Topic: Katana 100
Bill Bassett

Replies: 10
Views: 835

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 May 2019 10:30 am   Subject: Don’t see why not
Check aux speaker out.
  Topic: Katana 100
Bill Bassett

Replies: 10
Views: 835

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 May 2019 9:22 am   Subject: Head only
I too have been using a Katana 100 head. I keep it right next to me on a riser so I can adjust if needed. I was using a single 12 in a Fender cab. But then I bought a Jet City cab with an Eminence 1 ...
  Topic: Curious About This Lehle Volume Pedal
Bill Bassett

Replies: 35
Views: 2643

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 May 2019 9:08 am   Subject: Review
Now that I've had the pleasure of using my new Lehle pedal, I'm delighted. Smooth, adjustable, not too tall. I like it a lot. One thing though, all the cool kids have blue lights under their guitars ...
  Topic: Curious About This Lehle Volume Pedal
Bill Bassett

Replies: 35
Views: 2643

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 24 Apr 2019 5:48 am   Subject: Thanks
Well...I received the pedal yesterday, not a moment too soon. My frustration with the old EB pedal is intolerable. I'll try it tonight at a real gig and let ya know how this new 'underwear' fits.
  Topic: Curious About This Lehle Volume Pedal
Bill Bassett

Replies: 35
Views: 2643

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 9:34 am   Subject: Thank You
Thanks
  Topic: Curious About This Lehle Volume Pedal
Bill Bassett

Replies: 35
Views: 2643

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 9:04 am   Subject: Yes Erv
Everything imaginable has been discussed here. I know that. So, theoretically all such questions require no more than a search, right? OK. Fine. By extension, one assumes all possible responses, ...
  Topic: Curious About This Lehle Volume Pedal
Bill Bassett

Replies: 35
Views: 2643

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 6:58 am   Subject: Curious About This Lehle Volume Pedal
Just browsing around Sweetwater this morning when this caught my eye. Now, I wonder if the Steel Guitar community at large has an opinion. Questions of operation, durability and pedal 'feel'.
htt ...
  Topic: Electricity in New Zealand?
Bill Bassett

Replies: 14
Views: 810

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 25 Mar 2019 8:41 am   Subject: Thank you.
The tube amp was quite an investment. But the SS can be
Sold and replaced with NZ gear when I get there.
Sure is a lot to think about.
  Topic: Electricity in New Zealand?
Bill Bassett

Replies: 14
Views: 810

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 25 Mar 2019 7:00 am   Subject: Electricity in New Zealand?
If I were to take my gear, including SS and Tube amps, Accessories and pedals, to...let's say New Zealand, I know I would need converters, I'm just wondering who makes them, how does one safely use th ...
  Topic: Pedal Steel in New Zealand?
Bill Bassett

Replies: 16
Views: 1253

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 14 Feb 2019 5:39 am   Subject: Pedal Steel in New Zealand?
If I were to travel to the North Island of New Zealand, would I find a population of Steel Guitar players and fans? Just curious, you never know, it could happen.
  Topic: New Amps from Boss
Bill Bassett

Replies: 22
Views: 2848

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 7 Feb 2019 8:18 am   Subject: We Shall See
Interesting discussion.
I purchased 2 amps recently. A beautiful, all tube, hand wired boutique VHT (made in USA before they went Chinese too). And a BOSS Katana 100. As different as can be. Th ...
  Topic: BOSS Katana
Bill Bassett

Replies: 1
Views: 464

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 7 Feb 2019 6:45 am   Subject: BOSS Katana
I picked up a 100 watt Katana head, I'll run it through one or another cab I have. I want to have it sitting right at my left side so I can adjust or switch functions easily without turning around. ...
  Topic: SWSGA Show in Mesa 2019 - Are U going ??
Bill Bassett

Replies: 35
Views: 2752

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 14 Jan 2019 5:58 am   Subject: Thursday Only This Year
My showcase is Thursday morning, right before lunch. The perfect time. Hopefully everyone's tummy will be growling loud enough to drown me out. Looking forward to seeing all y'all again.
  Topic: Wheel Eze case
Bill Bassett

Replies: 23
Views: 1565

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 11 Oct 2018 8:17 am   Subject: I'd like one too!
I recently acquired a single 12 Sierra and that thing is a beast. The case weighs about 35 lb by itself. I remember those Wheel Eze cases advertised in the 90s but had not thought about them again un ...
  Topic: Jerry Wiggins
Bill Bassett

Replies: 2
Views: 2336

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 25 Sep 2018 3:00 pm   Subject: I just learned
Sorry to hear of Jerry passing. I had seen him and Susan just a few weeks earlier.
  Topic: Caption please
Bill Bassett

Replies: 30
Views: 1318

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 31 Jul 2018 5:04 pm   Subject: Caption please
Really? You want us back next New Years Eve too? Can we just leave our gear set up?
 
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