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  Topic: Help finding replacement rubber insert for Emmons leg!
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 4
Views: 281

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Oct 2019 8:44 pm   Subject: Make a Spacer.
I’ve used a small stack of dimes or sawed off drum sticks (dowel rods) to keep the legs from slipping.
  Topic: Has anyone made a folding backrest for their pac-a-seat?
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 20
Views: 758

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Sep 2019 8:34 pm   Subject: The Seat.
This old Sho-Bud seat has a back added that was a metal knee brace from a truck wreck I had years ago. It’s bolted to the sides of the top with threaded rod running inside the top of the seat. The t ...
  Topic: Show Us Your Combo to Head/Cabinet Conversions
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 8
Views: 747

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 Jul 2019 8:00 pm   Subject: A Split Twin.
These are cabs I built and covered. The 2-12 cab JBL D-120F, the small single cabs are 1-12 EV12L’s, the two large are single 15” JBL D-130F’s. The Twin is a 100 watt master vol. head. I really ...
  Topic: Split the Twin
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 19
Views: 1445

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Jun 2019 8:54 am   Subject: Options Are Always Good.
I built my Twin head cab 13” tall and no problems with the reverb tank. The head weighs in at 52lbs. Any combination of these cabs is significantly lighter than the speakers in the same cab with the ...
  Topic: What should I do with these tuning machines?
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 6
Views: 704

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Jun 2019 9:12 pm   Subject: Look Up Grover Tuners on the Internet.
Send them to Grover and they will replace them for the price of postage. I had some I tried to repair myself, messed them up, and they replaced them anyway.
  Topic: Jay Dee Maness in Oklahoma.
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 4
Views: 932

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 May 2019 7:53 pm   Subject: Jay Dee Maness in Oklahoma.
I had the best time ever hanging out with Jay Dee and hearing him play with the Byron Berline Band. I was really hoping he and his Emmons would leave some of those fantastic licks in my old Peavey amp ...
  Topic: Bill Hankey RIP
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 29
Views: 2946

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 22 May 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: The Late Great Bill Hankey.
Been missing him for a long while. He definitely was “One of a Kind” Rest in Peace Friend.
  Topic: Jay Dee Maness Workshop & Concert
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 9
Views: 1511

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 7 May 2019 8:20 pm   Subject: Amp and Seat Will Be There.
I’ll have my amp and seat there for Jay Dee. Really lookin’ forward to it.
  Topic: Music / practice room layout
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 41
Views: 3209

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Apr 2019 8:24 pm   Subject: No Organization Here.
I have my own little house out back.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/12413_11A0320663C14D7E8AA6 ...
  Topic: Did Buddy Emmons ruin the Pedal Steel?
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 160
Views: 11435

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Apr 2019 8:51 am   Subject: The Late Great Buddy Emmons.
I remember Buddy having a column in Guitar Player Magazine, that I never paid attention to. I had given up lap steel for guitar in 1959, and his column didn’t interest me at all. However, fast forwa ...
  Topic: Jay Dee Maness Workshop & Concert
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 9
Views: 1511

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 16 Apr 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: Sounds Like Fun.
Finally, I can see a Great Steel Player without driving to Dallas or Phoenix. Community Church is a real nice facility and I’m looking forward to it.
  Topic: Effects or Not?
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 40
Views: 4988

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Apr 2019 9:31 pm   Subject: The Effects.
I plug a L’l Izzy into my Emmons, from it to a Korg tuner, to a Goodrich Matchbox, to a pot pedal, to a vintage Fender Tube Reverb unit. Then I have a choice of going thru Fender or Peavey Amps. On ...
  Topic: Is the Emmons Guitar begining to loose it's grip?
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 57
Views: 4982

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Apr 2019 8:28 pm   Subject: It’s Still an Emmons.
I’ve had my ‘95 Emmons LeGrande II since ‘05 and it’s definitely the best pedal steel I’ve ever owned. Never has it given me any trouble, sounds great, plays great, looks great, and to me th ...
  Topic: to bob about speaker cable?
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 11
Views: 733

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Feb 2019 8:38 pm   Subject: The Speaker Cords.
Just use regular electrical lamp cord for speaker wire.
  Topic: What’s your favorite steel amp?
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 127
Views: 14210

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 7 Feb 2019 8:49 pm   Subject: I Like’em All.
My Fender amps are still my favorites, duel channels when you swap to guitar is the only way to go. The old Session 400 Limited fills the bill when more power is needed, but carrying an extra amp for ...
  Topic: Peavey Session 400 Limited
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 8
Views: 676

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 7 Feb 2019 5:54 pm   Subject: Nothing Wrong with a Session 400 Limited.
I use mine for high power gigs, outside, big venues, and have never had a problem with the tone. I would like to find an old LTD, just to have a smaller footprint on stage. I always carry an extra amp ...
  Topic: SWSGA Show in Mesa 2019 - Are U going ??
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 35
Views: 2693

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 14 Jan 2019 6:41 pm   Subject: I’m in Town.
I’ll be at the Barrett Jackson Tues. and Wed. and The Steel Show Thurs. Heading back home Fri. Ain’t nothing like Phoenix in the winter.
  Topic: 2 channel amp suggestions
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 25
Views: 1724

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Jan 2019 9:49 pm   Subject: If You Like Tubes.
Fender heads with several speaker options, is always a good way to go. I run this Twin a lot, with the two single cab 15” D-130’s or the lighter 12” EVM-12L’s.
https://bb.steelguitarforum.co ...
  Topic: D'Addario Users
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 25
Views: 1834

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Jan 2019 12:18 pm   Subject: From ProSteels to NYXL’s.
The NYXL’s last longer than any string I’ve ever used. The E9 neck is all I play, so I can’t speak for the C6 sets, but I’m sure they’re just as good. My personal opinion is, you can’t go ...
  Topic: MSA Legend reviews????
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 28
Views: 3522

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 4 Jan 2019 9:39 pm   Subject: Great Guitars.
I’ve played an Emmons LeGrande II for the last “13” yrs. it will be my last Pedal Steel. However, I sat down to Mickey Adams MSA at the Dallas Steel Show, played it thru a Telonics amp, the soun ...
  Topic: Dweezil Zappa talks with Paul Franklin for D'Addario
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 17
Views: 1878

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 4 Jan 2019 9:27 pm   Subject: Man What a Player.
I’m so impressed with Mr. Franklin, a genius to say the least. One of several things I learned from his commentary, is “I’m Still a Beginner “ You would think after “46” yrs. of playing th ...
  Topic: David Hartley
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 16
Views: 3004

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Dec 2018 10:54 pm   Subject: Thanks a Bunch.
He’s still Got “IT”.
  Topic: Contest: Winner(s) announced!
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 43
Views: 4207

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Nov 2018 9:20 pm   Subject: The Seat and The Tuner.
Erv, this Korg Tuner doesn’t seem to make any difference in tone to me at all. I like that it also has a back lit screen. And Paul, as far as the old Sho-Bud pac a seat, I’ve had it since ‘99. ...
  Topic: Contest: Winner(s) announced!
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 43
Views: 4207

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Nov 2018 8:54 pm   Subject: Too Much Stuff.
  Topic: What would using a "buffer" add my rig?
Bill L. Wilson

Replies: 15
Views: 2853

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 9 Nov 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: Love the Buffers.
I’m running a L’l Izzy, a Goodrich Matchbox, and an Emmons pot pedal into my amp. I like the tone I get, one thing I noticed is the tone control on the Matchbox doesn’t function with the Izzy pl ...
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