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  Topic: Power - US to NZ
Bill Bassett

Replies: 5
Views: 291

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 31 Jul 2020 5:25 pm   Subject: International Distribution
So, these amps are sold around the world and likely all manufactured in China or elsewhere, are the using universal chassis’ with coil tappable transformers?
  Topic: Power - US to NZ
Bill Bassett

Replies: 5
Views: 291

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 31 Jul 2020 3:16 pm   Subject: Power - US to NZ
Need the straight skinny, the real deal, the accurate dope, in other words, a true answer.
Topic: Electricity! Specifically as it pertains to audio gear.
Question: I have several modern guita ...
  Topic: Fender Deluxe 112 an unknown gem.
Bill Bassett

Replies: 16
Views: 3384

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 23 Jul 2020 3:24 pm   Subject: Similar
I'm a big fan of the Performer 650. Also 65 W and 1. 12 inch speaker. I used one for many years, found a matching one and played stereo for a time. They were made in USA in the late 1980s. Sadly, ...
  Topic: Doubling effect
Bill Bassett

Replies: 13
Views: 1369

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Apr 2020 8:23 pm   Subject: Almost 50 year old technology
The original Eventide Harmonizer H910 has a great doubling effect with slight pitch and time variations. Find one from 1974 or 1975. Oh, find a spare 10 grand too. Good luck.
  Topic: 12th fret 'phase-y' sound
Bill Bassett

Replies: 10
Views: 1128

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: 407

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: 7295

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: 7295

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: 1100

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: 1002

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: 1161

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: 280

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: 825

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: 929

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: 929

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: 3383

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: 3383

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: 3383

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: 3383

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: 3383

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: 1014

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: 1014

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: 1402

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: 3031

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: 505

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. ...
 
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