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  Topic: FS: '60 National D8 Console $500
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 2
Views: 98

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 7:31 pm   Subject: FS: '60 National D8 Console $500
More pics including one with the tuner side cover removed to show those nice clean Klusons. Oh, and it's 23" scale with 3/8" string spacing at the bridge and 5/16" at the nut.

https ...
  Topic: FS: '60 National D8 Console $500
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 2
Views: 98

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 7:26 pm   Subject: FS: '60 National D8 Console $500
Here's my 1960 National Dynamic D8 Console with great deco styling and totem pole fretboards! This model has two single coil pickups per neck instead of the one large pickup on earlier models. All f ...
  Topic: Jerry Byrd with Connie Smith-"Once A Day" '65
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 22
Views: 573

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 8:39 am   Subject: Jerry Byrd with Connie Smith-"Once A Day" '65
Oooo. Now who wants to fabricate that custom bridge and nut with the peaked break and presumably higher action?

Connie and Jerry are a great combination. Thanks for posting.
  Topic: 53 Stringmaster Bridge Covers
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 2
Views: 80

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 9:35 pm   Subject: 53 Stringmaster Bridge Covers
Robert,

Almost all of the hardware for the long scale guitars is different from the other Stringmaster models. Check out Brad Davis' refurbish of his long scale on this thread:

https://bb.steelg ...
  Topic: Whats the average pay for steel player
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 137
Views: 8017

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 2:59 pm   Subject: Re: $170.00
Fred, The $170.00 is what we paid just for the 15 minute slot.

Yikes. I stand corrected. That seems like a bit of a racket.
I'm really glad it worked out for you guys but what a bummer for the ...
  Topic: Whats the average pay for steel player
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 137
Views: 8017

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 12:20 pm   Subject: Whats the average pay for steel player
What is the definition of "Pay to Play"?
We drove 200 miles one way last Thursday to play for 15 minutes (for free). It cost us $170.00 just to be able to do the show.

I don't know, Barr ...
  Topic: Where should country music have gone?
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 48
Views: 1414

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 9:15 am   Subject: Where should country music have gone?
But you have always been one of the cool kids Howard

Howard (the smiling mustache) Parker was the first pedal steel player I ever played in a band with. He's Mr. Cool in my book.
  Topic: Where should country music have gone?
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 48
Views: 1414

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 9:11 am   Subject: Where should country music have gone?
I started off saying how they have a great community aspect that helps keep the genre alive and then recounted a single story of a friend who found a local group unfriendly. Hardly an indictment of t ...
  Topic: Where should country music have gone?
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 48
Views: 1414

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 7:43 am   Subject: Where should country music have gone?

This thread was for constructive opinions. If you think country stopped after the 70s this likely isn't the thread for you.

Yeah, I especially liked your constructive comments about bluegrass. ...
  Topic: Swart AST with 6L6 tubes (Wrong section, NFS)
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 6
Views: 498

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 12 Jan 2018 11:04 am   Subject: Swart AST with 6L6 tubes (Wrong section, NFS)
Here's our guitar player with the 6V6 configuration of his Swart amp. Plenty loud for a small venue. The camera guy must have had his finger over the mic for the first four bars of the song. Ignore ...
  Topic: Leg Sockets New lite design Alum. $10.95 Patent Applied For
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 6
Views: 588

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 11 Jan 2018 1:00 pm   Subject: Leg Sockets New lite design Alum. $10.95 Patent Applied For
Hey Jimmie,

What's the diameter of the mounting flange? Thanks.
  Topic: David Sliff, Son & Rennaisance man: 1994 - 2017
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 32
Views: 1328

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 11 Jan 2018 6:48 am   Subject: David Sliff, Son & Rennaisance man: 1994 - 2017
I'm so sorry, Jim. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into the life of your remarkable son.
  Topic: Swart AST with 6L6 tubes (Wrong section, NFS)
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 6
Views: 498

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 10 Jan 2018 2:09 pm   Subject: Swart AST with 6L6 tubes (Wrong section, NFS)
Darn, I thought you were selling one. Our guitar player uses one and swaps the tubes depending on the size of the venue. It sounds great with either. Those amps are a lot of bang for the buck and v ...
  Topic: Stringtone Attachment Removal Questions
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 1
Views: 228

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Jan 2018 8:34 am   Subject: Stringtone Attachment Removal Questions
Depends on the bridge/string retainer setup. In most cases it's just screw holes but in some cases the owner may have butchered the string retainer to gain clearance for the Stringtone. A functional S ...
  Topic: A few lap steels at Carter Vintage in Nashville
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 23
Views: 1351

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Jan 2018 5:55 am   Subject: A few lap steels at Carter Vintage in Nashville
Wow. I guess he bought out a collection or is selling it on consignment. When I was there back in the summer they had 6 or 7, which was the most I'd seen in a music store. This should be interesting ...
  Topic: If You Had to Choose Gibson or Fender
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 19
Views: 853

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Jan 2018 10:47 am   Subject: If You Had to Choose Gibson or Fender
I think a Stringmaster is/was the industry standard for a reliable, portable and versatile console. I love mine. It even has quite a bit of "stage presence". It's a great workhorse. I do t ...
  Topic: WTB: 12 string tuning head
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 2
Views: 162

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 2 Jan 2018 2:41 pm   Subject: WTB: 12 string tuning head
Anybody have a stepped tuning head laying around in their parts bin? With or without tuners. Anyone sell them new? Prefer machined aluminum but wood would work too. I want to do some experimenting. ...
  Topic: Trade Gibson Console Grande for Fender Stringmaster
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 5
Views: 614

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 2 Jan 2018 8:05 am   Subject: Trade Gibson Console Grande for Fender Stringmaster
PM sent. You talking long scale 26" or 24.5"?
  Topic: Whats the average pay for steel player
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 137
Views: 8017

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Dec 2017 9:54 am   Subject: Whats the average pay for steel player
Well, tonight (New Year's Eve) I'll make $300 for four hours but that's just one night a year. The rest of the time it's $75-$120 per person for a three/four hour gig. I'm only playing lap steel abou ...
  Topic: String through pickups and palm muting (newbie question)
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 19
Views: 582

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Dec 2017 3:24 pm   Subject: String through pickups and palm muting (newbie question)
Exactly what Ron says. You do your picking on a lap steel much further up the neck than you're accustomed to on a standard guitar. Jerry Byrd played some of the most beautiful lap steel recorded per ...
  Topic: How do you play those 3 and 4 neck consoles?
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 18
Views: 1130

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Dec 2017 9:18 am   Subject: How do you play those 3 and 4 neck consoles?
In one of my very favorite youtube videos, Buddy Merrill reaches for neck #4 at 1:45.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcipRLzk4zM

Like buddy, I expect most quad players have a bass tuning on the ...
  Topic: Origin of the 5-string bass?
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 6
Views: 521

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 24 Dec 2017 11:02 am   Subject: Origin of the 5-string bass?
Five string double basses apparently premiered in the 18th century. Looks like the earliest ones went higher instead of lower but they had lower ones in the late 1800s.
http://www.billbentgen.com/ba ...
  Topic: Our past as musicians!
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 24
Views: 1226

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Dec 2017 9:54 am   Subject: Our past as musicians!
Really enjoying everyone's submissions. In the late 80's I did an acoustic Christmas disc with a guitar player (Lindsey Williams) and keyboard player (Tracy Reynolds). The trio was named "La Lu ...
  Topic: New Build
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 14
Views: 923

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Dec 2017 8:33 am   Subject: New Build
Wow! The family keeps growing. Each Gronertone lap steel you build is unique and beautiful. No fret markers? Or will they come later?
  Topic: Fender SM-2 Dual 8
Bill Sinclair

Replies: 10
Views: 716

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Dec 2017 7:15 am   Subject: Fender SM-2 Dual 8
Hi Jim,
Welcome to the forum! Where did you get the SM-2 designation? Is it stamped on the control plate? Click the Search function at the top of Steel Guitar Forum screen and do a search for " ...
 
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