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  Topic: Pack a seat recommendations
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 6
Views: 237

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Oct 2020 7:54 pm   Subject: Pack a seat recommendations
Be sure to get a back on your new seat. Leaning back between songs to relax your back mussels is a real comfort thing.
  Topic: Mullen Rollers
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 3
Views: 221

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Oct 2020 7:45 pm   Subject: Mullen Rollers
From your description of the problem, The guitar may already have a set of gauged rollers that are out of order.

Measure the grove diameter of each roller, With a dial caliper, Add string diameter ...
  Topic: Pedal steel guitar historical movie "Emmons"
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 1
Views: 350

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Oct 2020 6:16 pm   Subject: Pedal steel guitar historical movie "Emmons"
With the history of Ernest Tubb, Ray Price and Mr. Emmons, The 3 would be a great base to use for a story about country music and the development of the steel guitar. And add Mr. Shot Jackson into the ...
  Topic: Homemade Stereo Speaker Cabs
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 9
Views: 458

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Oct 2020 8:43 pm   Subject: Homemade Stereo Speaker Cabs
Great looking set of cabinets.
I went light on a speaker cabinet, Used 1/2" Birch plywood for cabinet, Put a Eminence EPS-15C speaker in it. Trunk liner fabric covered. Weighs 22 lb. With an 7 ...
  Topic: Request Assistance In Identifying Brand of Steel Guitar.
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 4
Views: 547

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Oct 2020 7:53 pm   Subject: Request Assistance In Identifying Brand of Steel Guitar.
It has been a 12 string at some time in it's life. The Key Head and Changer are 12 string. With 1st and 12th keys missing, And the changer in the picture has 1st and 12th string fingers missing.

Pr ...
  Topic: Identify Sierra Crown pulling rods
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 17
Views: 555

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Oct 2020 9:05 pm   Subject: Identify Sierra Crown pulling rods
Thanks Jim, They are skinny the cat in reverse. Maybe to get around a pattern right back in the day of the development of the steel guitar.
  Topic: Curiosity #3. Does a Pad effect Tone or Sustain?
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 14
Views: 812

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Oct 2020 6:18 pm   Subject: Curiosity #3. Does a Pad effect Tone or Sustain?
I don't think it would be the cushion its self.
The backing board that the pad is attached to, Is screwed down solid against the Steels body would kill some of the tone and sustain.

The 3 steels ...
  Topic: Identify Sierra Crown pulling rods
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 17
Views: 555

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Oct 2020 9:44 pm   Subject: Identify Sierra Crown pulling rods
Mr. Palenscar. You say some of those guitars have rods that turn. Does the guitar not have plastic tuning nuts? But uses the rod connectors to the bell crank threaded to allow tuning the raises and lo ...
  Topic: What is an MSA Mini Pro?
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 4
Views: 638

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Oct 2020 9:27 pm   Subject: What is an MSA Mini Pro?
That guitar is built on a true Single body. All the MSA Single necks I have seen are built on what I have heard called a 3/4 body. They have the front deck sitting on the ledge that looks like 2" ...
  Topic: MSA Classic S12
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 6
Views: 551

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Oct 2020 7:45 pm   Subject: MSA Classic S12
One great looking MSA Classic S12.
If you added knee levers and set the guitar up Extended E9th would have a lot of Country Music in it.
PSGparts.com should have the parts to add knee levers
Good ...
  Topic: Change Lever Copedent
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 2
Views: 285

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Oct 2020 8:58 pm   Subject: change lever copendent
I suggest you use Post It Notes to put markers on the rods, bell crank holes and changer holes at present positions. Take pictures that show good detail.
Also make a rodding chart for the pulls you a ...
  Topic: Identify Sierra Crown pulling rods
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 17
Views: 555

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Oct 2020 8:47 pm   Subject: Identify Sierra Crown pulling rods
How do the rods hook to the Bell Crank?
If they used a hook to connect to the Bell Crank, Cutting the rod and re-bending the hook would be the easiest way to shorten the rod.
...
  Topic: Gfi With Corners Or With Out
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 19
Views: 904

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Oct 2020 11:52 pm   Subject: Gfi With Corners Or With Out
That aluminum stripe in the middle of the front and back is near a trade mark for GFI.
It is also a stiffener rib in the design of the extrusion. With the Rib for the pedal stop and the bar for the c ...
  Topic: Gfi With Corners Or With Out
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 19
Views: 904

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Oct 2020 7:38 pm   Subject: Gfi With Corners Or With Out
With the Ultra having a full welded frame with Die Board top, There is no need for the corner pieces for strength, Unless wanted for looks.

If you want them, They do look pretty. I would make sure ...
  Topic: Issues with LKL on MSA Pedal Steel
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 37
Views: 1745

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Oct 2020 8:15 pm   Subject: Issues with LKL on MSA Pedal Steel
Have you removed the nut rollers, Cleaned the rollers and polished the shaft lately?

I gigged a MSA S10 Classic had that same problem. (Return string high) I removed the Shaft and nut rollers. (Ke ...
  Topic: Waltz of the Angels
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 3
Views: 897

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 Oct 2020 9:38 pm   Subject: Waltz of the Angels
Be sure to get enough copies of the backing track for the band, If you play in a band.
In the song Play Me The Waltz Of The Angels. The Waltz Of The Angels is the Ride in the song, Then Returns to Pl ...
  Topic: GFI Ultra
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 8
Views: 820

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Oct 2020 8:50 pm   Subject: GFI Ultra
My GFI ULTRA S12 keyed has one case with divider. Body in 1 section, Pedal Bar, Blue Jean Material Bag with legs and pull rods in the 2nd compartment.
GFI ULTRA S12 Keyless Has the same setup 2 comp ...
  Topic: Wild thumbpick theory
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 11
Views: 1184

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Sep 2020 12:37 pm   Subject: Wild thumbpick theory
Mr. Erv. That is a set of Showcase 41 picks. That is the way they are curved when you take them out of the package.
I slowly peck wrap them around a drill bit in a vice, With a small hammer, I have ...
  Topic: Are Either of These Guitars All-Pull?
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 10
Views: 871

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Sep 2020 7:11 pm   Subject: Are Either of These Guitars All-Pull?
I must been half asleep last night. It is not set up left handed. There is better pictures if you enlarge them.
The guitar is set up right handed.
With closer examination ...
  Topic: Things to consider when shopping
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 17
Views: 1529

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Sep 2020 8:56 pm   Subject: Things to consider when shopping
Since you are a 6 string player, I suggest Get a MEL BAY Steel Guitar Chord Chart. You can sit with a steel guitar and chart and figure out pedals and knee levers to use, And transpose chords from you ...
  Topic: Steel Seat Question/recommendations
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 5
Views: 516

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Sep 2020 8:13 pm   Subject: Steel Seat Question/recommendations
If you have someone who could do the upholstery work for you.
Check any health supply that rents or sells wheel chairs. They have special cushions with form fitting and tailbone relief molded into t ...
  Topic: Are Either of These Guitars All-Pull?
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 10
Views: 871

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Sep 2020 8:01 pm   Subject: Are Either of These Guitars All-Pull?
That MCI looks strange and different. It has the Decal on the back apron. Like to see the front apron and see if it has a Decal too. On the opposite corner.
  Topic: Wild thumbpick theory
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 11
Views: 1184

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Sep 2020 7:47 pm   Subject: Wild thumbpick theory
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix2020-03/9824_Joe_and_Picks_046_2.jpg To make a thumb pick more stable on your thumb.
Ace Hardware and other stores sell 1 inch 3M Stair Anti-Slip Strip. Cut a s ...
  Topic: Stepper Motor Pedal Steel
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 51
Views: 4794

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Sep 2020 7:19 pm   Subject: Stepper Motor Pedal Steel
It may be that we would have to go back too some of the first pedals being attached through the key head pulling down in the middle of the string span of the key head.
There is a physics rule about ...
  Topic: Stepper Motor Pedal Steel
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 51
Views: 4794

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Sep 2020 7:34 pm   Subject: Stepper Motor Pedal Steel
About 50 years ago in 1970 when I built my steel guitar. I worked in the light bulb industry. There was a electrical engineer and a mechanical engineer both figured on simplifying the mechanics of a s ...
 
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