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  Topic: Buddy Emmons 9/30/63 Hotel Jam Session Tape now online
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 37
Views: 3141

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 25 Jun 2019 4:17 pm   Subject: Buddy Emmons 9/30/63 Hotel Jam Session Tape now online
Thanks for posting that--Wow, that was GREAT!

So cool to listen to various Buddyisms and learn that he was playing those lines, moves and figures as early as '63.

Can anybody steer me to tabs of ...
  Topic: Medicine Man - Denise Glover
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 1
Views: 261

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 24 Jun 2019 7:18 pm   Subject: Medicine Man - Denise Glover
Denise Glover is singer songwriter with experiences and inspiration from travels in Tibet. She asked me to play steel on this tune and I was trying hard NOT sound too "country" but not too o ...
  Topic: Correction Ben Keith- WOW!
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 16
Views: 2727

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 6 Mar 2019 11:08 am   Subject: Correction Ben Keith- WOW!
Always dug Bill's steel playing, specially on the Blue Velvet Band LP way back when. Very musical, not just plugging together stock licks, but real thought given to original voicings and placing the ...
  Topic: Smartphones As Surveillance Devices
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 18
Views: 1378

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 29 Jan 2019 9:45 am   Subject: Smartphones As Surveillance Devices
Brian, you were right...maybe somebody was actually listening in to your household conversations via this newly discovered Facetime bug!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI2za9p95r0
  Topic: Smartphones As Surveillance Devices
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 18
Views: 1378

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 28 Jan 2019 3:57 pm   Subject: Smartphones As Surveillance Devices
Brian, I think you said you had sold your Carter pedal steel, but maybe you were previously searching about broken "dog bone" rod pullers? Winking
  Topic: Are you tone deaf? Take this quiz.
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 63
Views: 3513

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Jan 2019 3:43 pm   Subject: Are you tone deaf? Take this quiz.
31 with .8 average speed.

Most seemed so so very obvious (a semitone or more different) I'd think anyone who has wrestled with cabinet drop or steel tuning would do nearly perfect on this test--- ...
  Topic: Robert Randolph at NAMM with Skunk Baxter
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 1
Views: 433

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 28 Jan 2019 3:26 pm   Subject: Robert Randolph at NAMM with Skunk Baxter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VrEBMTcbzA
  Topic: My Photos from the 2018 TSGA Jamboree
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 28
Views: 5273

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 19 Mar 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: My Photos from the 2018 TSGA Jamboree
Really nice pics--thanks for posting!

(Did anyone else catch those cool green wood-faced knee levers on Lloyd's steel? Sweet!)
  Topic: Big Island music, please?
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 0
Views: 445

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 7 Jan 2018 8:01 pm   Subject: Big Island music, please?
I'll be on Big Island, HI from January 20-26 and hoping to catch some local music, especially some steel guitar.

Any suggestions for who to look for and where to check out?

Thanks, and aloha!
...
  Topic: Whats the average pay for steel player
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 159
Views: 21813

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Dec 2017 12:09 pm   Subject: Whats the average pay for steel player
Wait, what?--there's money?!?!

Wink
  Topic: Replacing the cone in a dobro.
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 33
Views: 3050

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Dec 2017 10:28 am   Subject: Replacing the cone in a dobro.
I recently swapped an older Beard cone for a new Beard Legend in my 70's RQ Jones and was very surprised that the same spider/saddle was so low on that cone that the strings didn't even touch the sadd ...
  Topic: I'm in the New York Times.
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 33
Views: 5197

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Aug 2017 10:30 am   Subject: I'm in the New York Times.
Congrats on your very nice "ink" in the NYT!

Brightened up my Sunday morning and great to see your picture and read of your experience there, which after 13 years running must have been ...
  Topic: Volume pedal repair tip
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 8
Views: 1806

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 13 Aug 2017 4:46 pm   Subject: Volume pedal repair tip
I don't have to tell you to also tape an extra length of fresh string inside the pedal, do I? Wink
  Topic: Volume pedal repair tip
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 8
Views: 1806

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 12 Aug 2017 2:39 pm   Subject: Volume pedal repair tip
For those who still use a "string + pot" style volume pedal I found this to very helpful tip. BEFORE it breaks (and you need it), make a sketch or diagram of the routing of the string on yo ...
  Topic: The percentage of Carter dogbone failure?
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 24
Views: 4012

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jul 2017 3:46 pm   Subject: The percentage of Carter dogbone failure?
I also had a knee lever fail in the same manner (sharp inside corner stress cracks). It happened to be the RKR lever so there was room in the mounting to make this repair. Stronger than original.
htt ...
  Topic: The percentage of Carter dogbone failure?
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 24
Views: 4012

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Jul 2017 12:59 pm   Subject: The percentage of Carter dogbone failure?
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/123_mini_dog_bone_2.jpg

(I posted this before but here it is again) I had two brass dog bones fail, both right where you would expect: broke in two at the ...
  Topic: Dobro pick-ups
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 11
Views: 1746

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Jul 2017 12:04 pm   Subject: Dobro pick-ups
I've had great results with the Gretsch outfitted with the Fishman Nashville pick up PLUS the Fishman Jerry Douglas Aura pedal thru a Fishman Loudbox amp.
  Topic: Buddy plying dobro with Mac Wiseman
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 8
Views: 2085

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 9 Mar 2017 11:52 am   Subject: Buddy plying dobro with Mac Wiseman
Thanks for your remembrances and links.

Doug Dillard was my favorite banjo player.
  Topic: Round Midnight live video
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 12
Views: 2719

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 3 Feb 2017 3:09 pm   Subject: Round Midnight live video
Nice big FAT tone and cool double stop harmonies.

Wish that guy sitting in front of the camera hadn't been in the way of seeing your slant technique. (that's not the kind of pick "blocking&quo ...
  Topic: Carter Dog Bone alternative
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 15
Views: 3219

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Jan 2017 10:51 am   Subject: Carter Dog Bone alternative
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/123_mini_dog_bone_1.jpg

3/8" brass rod drilled to accept a 3/16" steel drill rod. Slide into crank, add pull rod. Done.
  Topic: Dobro Stands
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 12
Views: 5042

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Jan 2017 10:30 am   Subject: Dobro Stands
I've been using this rig I built using a standard keyboard stand. It has a built in goose neck mount microphone holder which works out great, too.

I added a block of wood, cut to fit and cradle the ...
  Topic: Ques. for Carter peeps re: dogbone conversion
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 31
Views: 5482

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Jan 2017 3:09 pm   Subject: Ques. for Carter peeps re: dogbone conversion
Hope this helps. ( I skipped drawing the pipe smoking dad ala Roy Doty's wordless workshop).

Purists may prefer to use a brass or bronze rod for the center to avoid similar material wear, but I d ...
  Topic: Ques. for Carter peeps re: dogbone conversion
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 31
Views: 5482

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Jan 2017 11:25 am   Subject: Ques. for Carter peeps re: dogbone conversion
If a dog bone breaks you can easily fashion a better-than-new replacement version.

Use some solid brass rod the same outside diameter of as large diameter of the dog bone (slides in to the curved p ...
  Topic: Multichord
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 1
Views: 1195

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 12 Jan 2017 11:40 am   Subject: Multichord
Not on sale from me.

Saw this Multichord for sale at Trading Musician in Seattle. Fun to look!
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/123_IMG_7590_1.jpg


http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/use ...
  Topic: Bwow!
Bob Knetzger

Replies: 0
Views: 720

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 11 Oct 2016 1:45 pm   Subject: Bwow!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPHpOyUECeA

Portlandia is a bit of an acquired taste, but I think much of it is pretty funny (and not* too* far from Portland reality).

Here's their take on th ...
 
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