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  Topic: single mic recording
Bill Burch

Replies: 9
Views: 288

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 16 Nov 2018 9:46 pm   Subject: single mic recording
It's a stereo ribbon mic. AEA R88mkII

https://www.aearibbonmics.com/products/r88/

Bill
  Topic: Suggestions for a Disabled Player
Bill Burch

Replies: 8
Views: 559

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Nov 2018 9:57 pm   Subject: Suggestions for a Disabled Player
This excerpt is from an earlier thread I started on making some sort of device to enable my nerve-damaged fingers to manipulate the bar. What I discovered is you have to get the hand/fingers as close ...
  Topic: Multi-contact Jacks
Bill Burch

Replies: 29
Views: 1180

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 2 Sep 2018 6:59 pm   Subject: Multi-contact Jacks
I can imagine double the insertion and extraction force. Need well-made plugs and a sturdy mounting plate.

Bill
  Topic: Shout out to Tom Bradshaw
Bill Burch

Replies: 20
Views: 1295

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 1 Sep 2018 9:31 am   Subject: Shout out to Tom Bradshaw
Not sure if this is the right forum, but i wanted to give a hearty "thank you" to Tom Bradshaw, who set me up with a beautiful new fretboard for my Dekley S10.

Not only did he send one gr ...
  Topic: Quick and Easy E9th Tempered Tuning
Bill Burch

Replies: 28
Views: 2379

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Aug 2018 7:07 pm   Subject: Quick and Easy E9th Tempered Tuning
Just created two presets on my Peterson HD tuner (open and pedal/knees) using Bob's tempered tuning. Sounds good to my ear. Looking forward to hearing it with other instruments.

Bill
  Topic: Adding off/on switch to goodrich matchbox
Bill Burch

Replies: 6
Views: 408

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Aug 2018 10:22 pm   Subject: Adding off/on switch to goodrich matchbox
It's a two position switch. Center pin for each of the two poles (independent circuits) contacts to the outside pin matching the handle position.

Bill
  Topic: Adding off/on switch to goodrich matchbox
Bill Burch

Replies: 6
Views: 408

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Aug 2018 4:22 pm   Subject: Adding off/on switch to goodrich matchbox
Hi Robert,

I posted a diagram of my Matchbox switch install In this thread.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=328953&highlight=

Bill
  Topic: dekley 3+4 $ 1500.00
Bill Burch

Replies: 20
Views: 4066

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 6 Aug 2018 5:12 pm   Subject: dekley 3+4 $ 1500.00
Somebody please buy this guitar. Pro steel at a great price.

Bill
  Topic: Peterson Strobo Plus HD ?
Bill Burch

Replies: 2
Views: 345

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 27 Jul 2018 7:06 pm   Subject: Peterson Strobo Plus HD ?
1/4 -20. Standard camera tripod threads.

Bill
  Topic: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Bill Burch

Replies: 29
Views: 2033

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Jul 2018 9:13 pm   Subject: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Progress! After crafting a couple of options including the wrist-mounted bar and a palm device, I think I've come up with something workable. Anchoring my fingers in as much as a standard playing po ...
  Topic: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Bill Burch

Replies: 29
Views: 2033

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Jul 2018 4:15 pm   Subject: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
I'm inspired by everyone's input, encouragement, and creativity!

Bill
  Topic: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Bill Burch

Replies: 29
Views: 2033

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Jul 2018 6:13 pm   Subject: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Plan C

The InstaMorph arrived today. I liked the idea of rings of some sort that allow me to concentrate my muscles on downward pressure and no so much on grip or anchoring the bar. Found some cop ...
  Topic: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Bill Burch

Replies: 29
Views: 2033

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jul 2018 5:50 pm   Subject: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Appreciate the ideas, everyone.

The challenge with using a slide, as you'll see in the pics, is we're all used to arching our index finger to both provide pressure as well as bring the finger up wh ...
  Topic: Direct Box For Ext Speaker Out On Amp
Bill Burch

Replies: 8
Views: 470

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 8 Jul 2018 5:33 pm   Subject: Direct Box For Ext Speaker Out On Amp
Lee,

You can't take a regular direct box and feed it with the output of your amplifier. You'll ruin the amp, which is expecting to see a 4 or 8 ohm load from the speaker.

If you want to record ...
  Topic: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Bill Burch

Replies: 29
Views: 2033

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jul 2018 4:50 pm   Subject: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
UPDATE: I tried Plan B with the Mother's Clay Bar 2.0...much better. More natural palm & finger position. And moving the hand closer to the steel provides more feedback. Moleskin keeps the rub ...
  Topic: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Bill Burch

Replies: 29
Views: 2033

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jul 2018 10:11 am   Subject: What do you do when you can no longer hold the bar?
Nerve damage in my left hand has left me without the ability to anchor the bar. Not being one to give up easily, I started playing around with ideas on how to manipulate the steel without actually gri ...
  Topic: Need 18 Volt PS For Match-Bro
Bill Burch

Replies: 15
Views: 848

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 26 Jun 2018 9:49 pm   Subject: Need 18 Volt PS For Match-Bro
You have to do a bit of detective work. Look at the black and red wires coming off the two 9v batteries. If you see the black wire from Battery A connected to the red wire of Battery B, the you're p ...
  Topic: Need 18 Volt PS For Match-Bro
Bill Burch

Replies: 15
Views: 848

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 25 Jun 2018 6:08 pm   Subject: Need 18 Volt PS For Match-Bro
Bob,

Have you verified that the two 9v batteries in the Match Bro are connected in series, netting 18 volts? If so, the wall warts should probably work, since the circuit draws so little current ( ...
  Topic: Fender Rumble Amps
Bill Burch

Replies: 15
Views: 1926

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Jun 2018 6:25 pm   Subject: Fender Rumble Amps
I'm "borrowing" my wife's Rumble 40 amp to use at home with my Dekley S10.. It's totally adequate for practicing and is plenty loud for my purposes. Super lightweight, cheap, and very vers ...
  Topic: I'LL FLY AWAY, (BEGINNERSs)
Bill Burch

Replies: 35
Views: 2802

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 8 Jun 2018 6:52 am   Subject: I'LL FLY AWAY, (BEGINNERSs)
Thanks for the tab, John

Looking forward to working it up

Bill
  Topic: Question about Hilton pedal
Bill Burch

Replies: 13
Views: 1117

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 May 2018 4:26 pm   Subject: Question about Hilton pedal
From an earlier post. This is the Hilton manual that explains all the adjustments.

http://www.gregcutshaw.com/Hilton/Hilton.pdf

Bill
  Topic: Dekley Hum/Buzz problem
Bill Burch

Replies: 3
Views: 441

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 14 May 2018 4:55 pm   Subject: Dekley Hum/Buzz problem
Larry,

I have a 70's vintage Dekley S10 with the stock pickup. I get very little noise from it running through my Match Box to Hilton volume pedal to amp. It's much quieter than my single coil St ...
  Topic: Best Steel Apps for I-Phone
Bill Burch

Replies: 6
Views: 697

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 7 May 2018 3:21 pm   Subject: Best Steel Apps for I-Phone
The Peterson StroboSoft tuner app for iOS is great, especially if you get the sweetened tunings.

https://www.petersontuners.com/products/istrobosoft/

Bill
  Topic: SOLD -Fender Deluxe Stringmaster 6 string with legs - $1,100
Bill Burch

Replies: 4
Views: 777

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 29 Apr 2018 2:01 pm   Subject: SOLD -Fender Deluxe Stringmaster 6 string with legs - $1,100
Sold, thanks Richard.

Donation to Forum made.

Bill
  Topic: SOLD -Fender Deluxe Stringmaster 6 string with legs - $1,100
Bill Burch

Replies: 4
Views: 777

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 28 Apr 2018 5:46 pm   Subject: SOLD -Fender Deluxe Stringmaster 6 string with legs - $1,100
Added pics showing height of guitar with fixed legs. 24 7/16" off the floor to the bottom of the guitar.

I have new steel ADJUSTABLE legs available that I can sell as well if you want them.
...
 
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