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  Topic: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 23
Views: 1825

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Feb 2018 1:53 pm   Subject: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
Dustin,
I'm sorry if I offended you. I am actually in agreement with most of your sentiments. Guys like us who knew, liked and dealt with Bobbe understood he could "tell a yarn". The iss ...
  Topic: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 23
Views: 1825

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Feb 2018 6:13 am   Subject: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
Hal Rugg lived in Tuscon the last few years of his life. Don't know if he still had that Shobud though.

Mike and everybody else:

It is extremely likely that Hal Rugg never had anything to do wit ...
  Topic: Emmons LL LL2 LL3 what’s y’alls favorites Pros Cons?
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 7
Views: 597

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 12:30 pm   Subject: Emmons LL LL2 LL3 what’s y’alls favorites Pros Cons?
I've been playing LeGrande III's for a year or so now and I am really happy with them. The counter force really works and the tone is great. At the moment I don't miss my old PP's. There is even so ...
  Topic: Tone Changes
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 11
Views: 583

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 6:38 am   Subject: Tone Changes
I have found that it is important to develop the ability to control my sound and tone with my hands. I pretty much never touch my amp settings. I found it to be unproductive and a distraction from ...
  Topic: Instrumental Or Side Man Picker
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 47
Views: 2614

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 6:01 am   Subject: Instrumental Or Side Man Picker
If you play corporates and weddings the cocktail set is a great time to spend an hour playing jazz or just quiet instrumentals . For weddings you usually need to play instrumental s durring seating, t ...
  Topic: S10 or S12? Beginner question
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 30
Views: 1396

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Feb 2018 2:24 pm   Subject: S10 or S12? Beginner question
What Paul said.
  Topic: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 23
Views: 1825

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Feb 2018 7:40 am   Subject: Re: Miss Bobbe
I never met Bobbe, but was on his e-mail list and have missed those ever since they stopped coming. Still go back and read his web posting now and then.
Seems a lot of people had strong feelings abou ...
  Topic: What does a steeler earn for a major star
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 3
Views: 1144

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 7 Feb 2018 1:09 pm   Subject: What does a steeler earn for a major star
It depends on the gig. When I was in the loop of what major guys were paying it varied wildly. A somewhat normal situation would be that you would be put on retainer or basicly a yearly pay of $50,00 ...
  Topic: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 23
Views: 1825

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Feb 2018 5:55 am   Subject: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
The interesting thing about Bobbe Seymour is that sometimes he would sneak in a little truth to his constant BS just to give it a little flavor Wink
  Topic: Pickups for Carter Steels
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 11
Views: 807

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Feb 2018 11:03 am   Subject: Re: Pickups for Carter Steels
Hi , i currently have a Carter D-10 .. i’m a beginner .. which pickups do all you Carter players use in your Carter Steel ?Thanks ... also what does anyone recommend to get more sustain ? ... thanks ...
  Topic: Why E9
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 25
Views: 1262

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Feb 2018 10:57 am   Subject: Why E9
Get a D10 and play the C6 you are comfortable with and play the E9 neck when you want that particular sound. The E9 will be fun and natural and suit the music for you or it won't and then you have th ...
  Topic: Superbowl ad !
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 2
Views: 397

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 6 Feb 2018 6:12 am   Subject: Superbowl ad !
I played steel on this ad. I'm not sure where it ran. The indoor shots are at the White Horse in Austin.

https://youtu.be/Z4EHfdR2vUQ
  Topic: Multiple string monochord
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 0
Views: 201

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 6:40 am   Subject: Multiple string monochord
I've been getting a fair amount of work from contemporary composers by describing the pedalsteel as a multiple string monochord that is capable of using whatever frequencies there harmonic system is b ...
  Topic: Cave Concert Teaser
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 2
Views: 348

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 4 Feb 2018 8:53 pm   Subject: Cave Concert Teaser
I co wrote the music and did the arranging/orchestrations. It's been a fun process and now we are doing a concert.

https://vimeo.com/253901398
  Topic: 2015 Mullen D10 G2 For Sale
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 7
Views: 4201

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 3 Feb 2018 11:43 pm   Subject: 2015 Mullen D10 G2 For Sale
I just had the pleasure of meeting Jeff. Me and a student drove down to meet him and bought the EMCI he had for sale. He is a good guy, totally honest and forthcoming. Buy with complete confidence.
  Topic: Tone problem
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 20
Views: 1445

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 3 Feb 2018 12:30 pm   Subject: Tone problem
From listening carefully my guess is that you are picking to close to the bridge and not solid enough. That warm solid midrange is the first to go if you aren't getting enough pick on the string.

...
  Topic: Tone problem
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 20
Views: 1445

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 3 Feb 2018 8:21 am   Subject: Tone problem
Nick, I really do understand what your issue is. I dealt with the same thing and worked for years on it. It s a combination of things. Go ahead and get in touch and I’ll maybe help point you in the ...
  Topic: Zachary Moulton-Mike and the Moonpies
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 5
Views: 504

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Feb 2018 8:08 am   Subject: Zachary Moulton-Mike and the Moonpies
Zach still doesn’t know how good he is. We better stop all the praise before he gets a big head !
  Topic: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 18
Views: 1224

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 5:51 am   Subject: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
I remember a lesson with Buddy Charleton where he showed me how he didn’t trust the frets on his steel past the 15th fret.

I was finding myself playing more country music where I needed to play ...
  Topic: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 18
Views: 1224

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Feb 2018 12:39 pm   Subject: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
I'm not going to mess with the fretboards for a while. So no worries.

And thanks to Rick the forum will be receiving a $10 donation !

I have gone over the fretboards with some great Texas play ...
  Topic: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 18
Views: 1224

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Feb 2018 6:24 am   Subject: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
I’ll donate $10 to the forum in honor of the first person to tell me about how it didn’t bother Buddy Emmons Smile
  Topic: So you buy a $2500 amp
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 34
Views: 3055

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 1 Feb 2018 6:20 am   Subject: Re: So you buy a $2500 amp
Then turn it down on stage and run your sound through a stage vocal monitor so you can hear it. Could anything go wrong with this concept?

You can enjoy the satisfaction of being thrifty and feeli ...
  Topic: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 18
Views: 1224

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Feb 2018 5:59 am   Subject: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
This post reminded me about how the original metallic fretboards on my 67 Emmons steels are not accurate.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=314418&start=0


I am thinking about ...
  Topic: Sho-Bud Pro 1 S10 3x2 Red
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 4
Views: 1408

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 31 Jan 2018 8:32 pm   Subject: Sho-Bud Pro 1 S10 3x2 Red
I have 2 students that want this steel ! Can you hold it for me for a day ?
  Topic: Emmons Black Album Reissue . . . ?
Bob Hoffnar

Replies: 55
Views: 3607

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Jan 2018 8:01 pm   Subject: Emmons Black Album Reissue . . . ?
The problem is it is not ours to reissue. . It is a real tragedy. That Black album is the template.
 
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