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  Topic: Guitars, lap steels, weissenborn shops Asheville, NC?
Bill Groner

Replies: 5
Views: 346

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Apr 2019 1:36 pm   Subject: Guitars, lap steels, weissenborn shops Asheville, NC?
Well, the road might have been heading east. Not sure because, quite frankly, in your country the sun is in the wrong place in the sky.

Plus toilets swirl the wrong direction, we drive on the wrong ...
  Topic: 1916 Tonaharp - earliest steel guitar changer mechanism?
Bill Groner

Replies: 6
Views: 410

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Apr 2019 11:37 am   Subject: 1916 Tonaharp - earliest steel guitar changer mechanism?
Bill have you been to Martin Guitar Museum? Very interesting.
  Topic: Ricky Restoration Project
Bill Groner

Replies: 10
Views: 730

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Apr 2019 12:05 pm   Subject: Ricky Restoration Project
Can you post some pictures?
  Topic: Some 8-string swing steel
Bill Groner

Replies: 22
Views: 1151

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Apr 2019 11:34 am   Subject: Some 8-string swing steel
Great playing Nik!!
  Topic: Lap Steels
Bill Groner

Replies: 20
Views: 1466

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Mar 2019 3:24 pm   Subject: Lap Steels
One store bought, 5 1/2 homemade. Very Happy
  Topic: Miranda Lambert "Covered Wagon" lap steel or slide?
Bill Groner

Replies: 11
Views: 510

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Mar 2019 11:55 am   Subject: Miranda Lambert "Covered Wagon" lap steel or slide?
This was from long ago (13 years)...things change, maybe she has one now?

https://steelguitarforum.com/Forum10/HTML/201321.html
  Topic: Miranda Lambert "Covered Wagon" lap steel or slide?
Bill Groner

Replies: 11
Views: 510

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Mar 2019 11:14 am   Subject: Miranda Lambert "Covered Wagon" lap steel or slide?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq2S3-oi9oI
  Topic: Taking off the finger picks
Bill Groner

Replies: 13
Views: 892

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Mar 2019 9:19 am   Subject: Taking off the finger picks
I stopped using flat pick on armpit guitar a long time ago, later when I transitioned to steel guitar I tried using thumb/finger picks but they just seemed to get in the way. I have been playing lap s ...
  Topic: Lap Steel Measurements Question
Bill Groner

Replies: 10
Views: 652

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Mar 2019 1:02 pm   Subject: Lap Steel Measurements Question
Replace the N & B nothing wrong with the Gretsch.
Starts around 5:50 in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYMLp-qCW_c&t=630s
  Topic: Lap Steel Measurements Question
Bill Groner

Replies: 10
Views: 652

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Mar 2019 12:34 pm   Subject: Lap Steel Measurements Question
Many people use string widths at 3/8". I think you just need to play a bit more and get used to your steel. The reason I use .400 is, I'm lazy......it makes the math a lot easier when drilling ...
  Topic: Lap Steel Measurements Question
Bill Groner

Replies: 10
Views: 652

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Mar 2019 9:30 am   Subject: Lap Steel Measurements Question
When building I shoot for 7/16" string height and .400 between strings at the bridge and .350 to .375 between them at the nut.

Spacing between strings depends on your pickup. I've been usin ...
  Topic: A 4 week re-do project
Bill Groner

Replies: 1
Views: 366

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Mar 2019 1:09 pm   Subject: A 4 week re-do project
Last August I built a 3/4 aluminum, 1/4 wood lap steel. It sounded good, but one night I placed it on my night stand and it spun like a top. After checking things out, I found out the strings flexed ...
  Topic: Billy Robinson's tonebar
Bill Groner

Replies: 1
Views: 316

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Mar 2019 12:46 pm   Subject: Billy Robinson's tonebar
Just a guess, I'd say 1" diameter, 3.25 to 3.5 inches long and probably around 7+ ounces.
  Topic: Who made these tone bars?
Bill Groner

Replies: 16
Views: 855

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Mar 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: Who made these tone bars?
Ian, nice bar. If you want your bar to look like the one in the first picture of the post with the concave cavity in the butt end, take and center drill it, then take an 1/4" smaller drill than ...
  Topic: Who made these tone bars?
Bill Groner

Replies: 16
Views: 855

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Mar 2019 3:05 pm   Subject: Who made these tone bars?
Can anybody recommend a machinist I can send a tone bar to have cut shorter and have the end machined like the bar shown above?

The problem is, chrome is hard and once cut through the base metal (b ...
  Topic: Pacific String Master 8
Bill Groner

Replies: 9
Views: 660

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Mar 2019 6:12 am   Subject: Pacific String Master 8
Is the hardware metric or standard. That would be a good clue where it was manufactured.
  Topic: Clinesmith 8 string Frypan ( soundclip added... and another)
Bill Groner

Replies: 115
Views: 13029

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Mar 2019 9:34 am   Subject: Clinesmith 8 string Frypan ( soundclip added... and another)
I think it's pretty obivious that guy is single or married to the right gal? I know around this house there wouldn't be any guitars, amps, and the like in or anywhere near the kitchen! Mad
  Topic: A little David Lindley tribute
Bill Groner

Replies: 11
Views: 645

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Mar 2019 8:32 am   Subject: A little David Lindley tribute
Nice job Noah........
  Topic: does temperature of the bar affect the tone??
Bill Groner

Replies: 10
Views: 540

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Mar 2019 7:45 am   Subject: does temperature of the bar affect the tone??
OH, my pleasure Erv.
  Topic: does temperature of the bar affect the tone??
Bill Groner

Replies: 10
Views: 540

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Mar 2019 7:18 am   Subject: does temperature of the bar affect the tone??
I've never noticed any difference with the bar but I can tell the difference when I'm wearing a red or blue shirt. Rolling Eyes
Erv

Red is your color Erv!
  Topic: Custom tone bars?! Who makes 'em?
Bill Groner

Replies: 3
Views: 246

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 28 Feb 2019 12:47 pm   Subject: Custom tone bars?! Who makes 'em?
Kenny Davis


From:
Great State of Oklahoma
Post Posted 11 Dec 2018 8:26pm ***UPDATE*** Suggestions for a Disabled Player Reply with quote
I'm happy to report someone has answered the call ...
  Topic: Questions Re Fender Studio Deluxe "White"
Bill Groner

Replies: 16
Views: 781

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Feb 2019 1:09 am   Subject: Questions Re Fender Studio Deluxe "White"
A man with a plan! Brillant! Very Happy
  Topic: "Aloha Oe" by me
Bill Groner

Replies: 14
Views: 549

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Feb 2019 1:16 pm   Subject: "Aloha Oe" by me
I'm sure it's because they all remember how it was when they started.......not an easy path.
  Topic: Just a Closer Walk With thee
Bill Groner

Replies: 3
Views: 301

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 11 Feb 2019 5:39 am   Subject: Just a Closer Walk With thee
Beautiful.......I love that song and especially the way you play it!
  Topic: "Aloha Oe" by me
Bill Groner

Replies: 14
Views: 549

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Feb 2019 11:48 am   Subject: "Aloha Oe" by me
I thought you did great on the modification and the playing. The tone sounded great. I don't know if I got a fluke Rogue, but mine sounds really nice and that is the way it was straight out of the b ...
 
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