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  Topic: Fred Jack and Ralph Mooney - GREAT! -
Bill Terry

Replies: 5
Views: 322

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 20 Feb 2018 7:16 am   Subject: Fred Jack and Ralph Mooney - GREAT! -
are you inferring that I may be "over the hill"?

If you are, so am I.. Smile
  Topic: Fred Jack and Ralph Mooney - GREAT! -
Bill Terry

Replies: 5
Views: 322

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 17 Feb 2018 4:51 pm   Subject: Fred Jack and Ralph Mooney - GREAT! -
Fred lives just 'over the hill' from me, quite a guy. We've had quite a few good chats. He's definitely one of a kind. Thanks for posting Mike..
  Topic: How to Bypass Pre Amps?
Bill Terry

Replies: 13
Views: 424

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 12:59 pm   Subject: How to Bypass Pre Amps?
I bought one of these a quite few years ago, lost it in a house fire, bought another, and now they seem to be out of production.. No preamps, nowhere.. Smile

Great converters IMO...


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  Topic: bar blocking?
Bill Terry

Replies: 9
Views: 674

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Feb 2018 7:48 am   Subject: bar blocking?
A few players even block in front of the bar using their left thumb, but I personally haven't found widespread use of that one.

I do that... and I never intended to, just noticed one day I was doin ...
  Topic: Peavey LTD 400
Bill Terry

Replies: 5
Views: 631

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 8 Feb 2018 6:51 am   Subject: Peavey LTD 400
I agree with John, check those Molex connectors. They are notoriously problematic, but a super easy fix.

I have a Session 400 (same amp as an LTD) that was parked for over a year. I fired it up a ...
  Topic: Disassembling P/P pedal bar?
Bill Terry

Replies: 14
Views: 614

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 8:13 am   Subject: Disassembling P/P pedal bar?
Although not a PP, I had that problem on my Franklin. I was oiling the pedals but the oil wasn't penetrating down to the inside of the pedal or the shaft and thus (one) pedal started to stick. I had t ...
  Topic: Disassembling P/P pedal bar?
Bill Terry

Replies: 14
Views: 614

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 5:42 am   Subject: Disassembling P/P pedal bar?
I did that on one of my P/Ps about a year ago, same symptoms. It was a nasty job once I got it apart, lots of black, tar-like gunk. But other than the mess, I'd say it's a rather trivial job compared ...
  Topic: Opinions on Quilter Steelaire?
Bill Terry

Replies: 19
Views: 1097

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 28 Jan 2018 9:11 am   Subject: Opinions on Quilter Steelaire?
I've been playing through a Steelaire combo for several months, plenty of gain and power for me. I use a Goodrich passive pedal into a Boss delay and then into the front of the amp.

I had to mess ...
  Topic: Should you place your amp directly on the stage?
Bill Terry

Replies: 15
Views: 1288

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 27 Jan 2018 11:06 am   Subject: Should you place your amp directly on the stage?
The blocks will sound better if we paint them black.

LOL.. black blocks, black guitars... makes sense.
  Topic: Should you place your amp directly on the stage?
Bill Terry

Replies: 15
Views: 1288

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 27 Jan 2018 9:12 am   Subject: Should you place your amp directly on the stage?
I made a good wood wedge out of a piece of 2x6 mahogany to tilt it back.

I think maple sounds better Smile

I almost always prefer the sound of the amp on the floor, never liked the way it sounded ...
  Topic: BE Website
Bill Terry

Replies: 11
Views: 1097

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Jan 2018 8:47 am   Subject: BE Website
I go there often Ernie.. Thanks for keeping this site up, and like Bruce, I'd be up to help offset whatever costs are involved.
  Topic: Emmons Push-Pull repair?
Bill Terry

Replies: 7
Views: 783

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Jan 2018 10:54 am   Subject: Emmons Push-Pull repair?
Back to the dark side James? Welcome home.. Smile
  Topic: Our past as musicians!
Bill Terry

Replies: 24
Views: 1503

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Dec 2017 1:18 pm   Subject: Our past as musicians!
So which one is you?

Kneeling on the right. That was my JMP-50 half stack and the right handed '68 LP was my main guitar. Those were the days when 'Marshall + LP' was THE rock rig.. anything else w ...
  Topic: Our past as musicians!
Bill Terry

Replies: 24
Views: 1503

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Dec 2017 9:09 am   Subject: Our past as musicians!
I played full time in a rock band for quite a while in the 70's, mostly around the DFW area. A few years ago one of the former band member's girlfriend contacted me. She had found a ton of live record ...
  Topic: "Tone" change when band starts playing
Bill Terry

Replies: 31
Views: 1908

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 20 Dec 2017 5:52 am   Subject: "Tone" change when band starts playing
... when he places a wedge in front of me, I tell him to ditch it. I am not one who wants to hear the entire band blasting in front of me thru a 12" speaker and a mid range horn !

Me either, ...
  Topic: 1966 Emmons Double 10. Beautiful.
Bill Terry

Replies: 31
Views: 6093

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 7 Dec 2017 5:59 am   Subject: 1966 Emmons Double 10. Beautiful.
tone of those 60's bolt ons is just unmistakable and unique... this '66 was recorded straight into the computer with no amp ...

https://youtu.be/hSRPElWYfdE

Really nice Damir! well played.

I ...
  Topic: End of Cakewalk Sonar (owned by Gibson)
Bill Terry

Replies: 25
Views: 2685

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 28 Nov 2017 9:30 am   Subject: End of Cakewalk Sonar (owned by Gibson)
I do miss PARIS...best sounding digital rig ever...

Me too John.. I'll never forget the thrill of finding a plug that worked with Paris. Smile
  Topic: End of Cakewalk Sonar (owned by Gibson)
Bill Terry

Replies: 25
Views: 2685

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 27 Nov 2017 1:28 pm   Subject: End of Cakewalk Sonar (owned by Gibson)
In the 80s, it was said that a new version of MS-DOS wasn't deemed ready to ship until it broke Lotus 1-2-3. Oh Well

LOL... Good one b0b, I hadn't heard that one in a while. I was a DOS based Lotu ...
  Topic: Bias your tube amp
Bill Terry

Replies: 25
Views: 1584

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Nov 2017 5:59 am   Subject: Bias your tube amp
Most techs don't recommend biasing out the crossover notch as a reliable way (by itself) to bias an amp, although it's definitely something you can look at if you have the equipment. Here's an article ...
  Topic: SWSGA 2018 Jody Cameron Seminar
Bill Terry

Replies: 22
Views: 2214

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 14 Nov 2017 10:26 am   Subject: SWSGA 2018 Jody Cameron Seminar
I attended Jody's seminar on 'Using for the 9th String' back in the summer and I'll personally vouch for Jody's ability to explain theory in a way that will NOT bog you down. I'm sure this course will ...
  Topic: Wanted: Pedal Steel player proficient in Python
Bill Terry

Replies: 4
Views: 1081

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 29 Oct 2017 7:27 am   Subject: Wanted: Pedal Steel player proficient in Python
I couldn't help but chuckle..Steel Player + Python user has to be a fairly small group of folks.

I'm an EE by trade in the semi-conductor industry, and I've been using Python pretty much daily for ...
  Topic: After Gig Surprise
Bill Terry

Replies: 11
Views: 1390

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Oct 2017 6:48 am   Subject: After Gig Surprise
It looks like a locking lug nut, sometimes provided with custom wheels, although it's a little different than the ones I've seen before. A car equipped with these requires an adapter that goes into th ...
  Topic: "Houston"
Bill Terry

Replies: 6
Views: 1242

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 22 Oct 2017 8:37 am   Subject: "Houston"
Always like that one, and it was one of the first times I heard somebody sound so 'C6-ish' on the E neck. But it's not just the notes, it's the phrasing and technique as well.

For those interested ...
  Topic: Gary Claxton demo song
Bill Terry

Replies: 6
Views: 762

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 19 Oct 2017 6:30 am   Subject: Gary Claxton demo song
He also makes steelers want to throw their steel in some body of water.

Haha.. Indeed. I've had a chance to visit with Redd a time or two. There's nothing quite like the pressure of having him in y ...
  Topic: Inexpensive cover for tone bar offers excellent protection
Bill Terry

Replies: 7
Views: 1065

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 Oct 2017 5:59 am   Subject: Inexpensive cover for tone bar offers excellent protection
I use a Crown Royal bag... of course you have to use up the whiskey, but the bag is so nice I don't really mind.
 
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