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  Topic: Mom Passes Away
Bob Watson

Replies: 10
Views: 547

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 19 Feb 2018 11:56 pm   Subject: Mom Passes Away
Delbert, you and your family have my deepest sympathy.
  Topic: Facebook And Steel Guitar
Bob Watson

Replies: 6
Views: 740

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Feb 2018 3:21 pm   Subject: Facebook And Steel Guitar
Douglas, here are a few books that give some of the history of the steel guitar, not in a historical fashion but through interviews of famous players and talking about milestones in building and desig ...
  Topic: Good C6 Pedal Steel Solos To Transcribe
Bob Watson

Replies: 4
Views: 458

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 17 Feb 2018 3:32 am   Subject: Good C6 Pedal Steel Solos To Transcribe
There was a post in the Non Pedal section asking about which songs played in the C6 tuning that would be good to transcribe. Jim Cohen started to reply and then realized it was the Non Pedal section. ...
  Topic: 1000 ZumSteel Guitars - A Good Start !
Bob Watson

Replies: 29
Views: 1725

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Feb 2018 2:43 am   Subject: 1000 ZumSteel Guitars - A Good Start !
Congratulations Doug! My Encore has become my main gigging pedal steel in the last year. It sounds and plays great! Keep up the good work, you are doing an excellent job. I hope you catch a big ol' Br ...
  Topic: Cheapest way into a 6 string lap steel for my mom.
Bob Watson

Replies: 10
Views: 565

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 11:01 pm   Subject: Cheapest way into a 6 string lap steel for my mom.
Here's a link to Jefferson County Music. The last time I was down that way I played one of the Dillion 8 string models and I thought it played and sounded pretty good. It also had a solid feel to it. ...
  Topic: Why E9
Bob Watson

Replies: 25
Views: 1297

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 10:12 pm   Subject: Why E9
Jeffrey, here is an interesting old thread that talks about the evolution of pedals and knee levers on the pedal steel guitar. It gets into the evolution of the E9 tuning too. https://bb.steelguitarfo ...
  Topic: Set lists showing keys of songs
Bob Watson

Replies: 41
Views: 1847

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 28 Jan 2018 3:02 pm   Subject: Set lists showing keys of songs
Perhaps your bandleader asked a "pro" on the "Bandleader Forum" if he included key's on the set lists and found out that he was wrong not to include them.
  Topic: Where should country music have gone?
Bob Watson

Replies: 55
Views: 2934

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 20 Jan 2018 8:20 pm   Subject: Where should country music have gone?
Curt, you have introduced an interesting perspective into the conversation. I agree on the authenticity aspect of your comment, but I don't put as much weight on the age factor as you do. I started li ...
  Topic: It is raining eharps.
Bob Watson

Replies: 37
Views: 1506

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Jan 2018 2:33 am   Subject: It is raining eharps.
Nice acquisitions Bill. What tuning are you going to put on them?
  Topic: Steel Guitar in Louisiana
Bob Watson

Replies: 10
Views: 734

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 9:13 pm   Subject: Steel Guitar in Louisiana
If you get a chance, check out Dave Easley. He plays a lot of different styles, but is known for his Jazz chops. He plays pedal steel, 10 string Dobro and a 10 string Weisenborn. He is a very popular ...
  Topic: Jerry Byrd with Connie Smith-"Once A Day" '65
Bob Watson

Replies: 34
Views: 1758

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 1:43 pm   Subject: Jerry Byrd with Connie Smith-"Once A Day" '65
Thanks for sharing this with us Chris. It was interesting to hear Jerry Byrd playing on a song that had such a memorable pedal steel part on it. Connie Smith is a national treasure, it was cool seein ...
  Topic: Custom single neck C6 or X6
Bob Watson

Replies: 18
Views: 1117

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 1:06 pm   Subject: Custom single neck C6 or X6
Jeffrey, I noticed you are from Missouri. If you are anywhere near the St. Louis area, there is a music store in Imperial MO. around 1/2 hour south of St. Louis called Jefferson County Music, or JCM. ...
  Topic: Bobby Black & Carco Clave at SWSGA-wonderful !!!
Bob Watson

Replies: 5
Views: 704

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 7:57 pm   Subject: Bobby Black & Carco Clave at SWSGA-wonderful !!!
I would have loved to have been there. I used to play gigs on Lower Broadway with Carco and we'd go over to Gruhn Guitars on break and check out the archtops and play some standards. He's a great play ...
  Topic: David Sliff, Son & Rennaisance man: 1994 - 2017
Bob Watson

Replies: 36
Views: 2909

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 2:51 am   Subject: David Sliff, Son & Rennaisance man: 1994 - 2017
Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about your son passing on. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family and all of David's friends.
  Topic: Swart AST with 6L6 tubes (Wrong section, NFS)
Bob Watson

Replies: 6
Views: 572

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 12 Jan 2018 2:49 am   Subject: Swart AST with 6L6 tubes (Wrong section, NFS)
I have a Swart AST and its a great amp. I put some 6L6's in it and I get a little more headroom with them. I like the tone better in general with 6L6's as opposed to 6V6's, but I bought it used and I' ...
  Topic: Where should country music have gone?
Bob Watson

Replies: 55
Views: 2934

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 12 Jan 2018 2:20 am   Subject: Where should country music have gone?
Dustin, this is a great thread and has produced some interesting comments that cover a lot of aspects of the various ways that C&W has evolved. I think Dave Mudgett hit the nail on the head when h ...
  Topic: dobro bar
Bob Watson

Replies: 22
Views: 926

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Jan 2018 1:28 pm   Subject: dobro bar
Bill, when I play an 8 string Dobro, I use a Jerry Byrd bullet bar or a Tribotone bullet bar that's the same size of the JB bar. I'll grab a 6 string to play Bluegrass on, so I consider an 8 string Do ...
  Topic: Pedal Steel Mechanic near Indy? (Thanks for the help...)
Bob Watson

Replies: 11
Views: 626

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 4 Jan 2018 11:02 pm   Subject: Pedal Steel Mechanic near Indy? (Thanks for the help...)
Champaign Il. is 2 hours west of Indianapolis on I74. Jerry Erickson works at Corson Music and works on both all pull and push pull steels and does great job on both. Give the store a call and if he i ...
  Topic: Dobro Tone Bar Recommendations
Bob Watson

Replies: 23
Views: 1221

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Jan 2018 2:20 am   Subject: Dobro Tone Bar Recommendations
For Dobro, I started with a Stevens Bar. After some research I decided to try a Scheerhorn Bar, which I liked better than the Stevens Bar. I then tried a Lap Dawg 926 and I like it the best. Its a lot ...
  Topic: NTSGA Honors Terry Bethel
Bob Watson

Replies: 13
Views: 1517

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 31 Dec 2017 12:29 am   Subject: NTSGA Honors Terry Bethel
Congratulations Terry!
  Topic: steel player Don Kates
Bob Watson

Replies: 5
Views: 713

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Dec 2017 3:37 am   Subject: steel player Don Kates
Don lived in Champaign for a little while before he moved to Chicago. He was playing an MSA back then. I haven't heard his name in a long time. He was a nice guy and a great player. Hopefully we'll fi ...
  Topic: mud Stand
Bob Watson

Replies: 23
Views: 3807

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 30 Dec 2017 3:20 am   Subject: mud Stand
Would a Fender Super Reverb be too big for a Mud Stand?
  Topic: Peter Grant steel player
Bob Watson

Replies: 11
Views: 1117

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Dec 2017 11:50 pm   Subject: Peter Grant steel player
Norman, Pete Grant is also a great graphic artist who is into animation. Here is his website. http://petegrant.com/
  Topic: Any steel players near Lawrenceville, IL?
Bob Watson

Replies: 1
Views: 186

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Dec 2017 11:17 pm   Subject: Any steel players near Lawrenceville, IL?
Andrew, I live in Champaign IL. which is a little more than 2 hours from you. There is a great Steel Guitar show the weekend after Easter in Mount Vernon IL. Its about 90 miles from you. It would be w ...
  Topic: Replacing the cone in a dobro.
Bob Watson

Replies: 33
Views: 1092

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Dec 2017 7:59 pm   Subject: Replacing the cone in a dobro.
Thanks Bill. I went to the Beard website and checked them out, they look interesting. I noticed that they are standard on a lot of the newer Beard guitars. I have a Beard Goldtone PBS-M, I'm not ready ...
 
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