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  Topic: Guitar inspection
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 3
Views: 262

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Aug 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: Guitar inspection
If the guitar is from an active business, Like Franklin, MSA, or GFI. You could contact them and see if they would clean and set the guitar up to your specifications, And then ship it on to you. Or as ...
  Topic: Exploring Jimmy Day
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 23
Views: 3431

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 1 Aug 2020 3:10 pm   Subject: Exploring Jimmy Day
I wonder if anyone seen inside of Mr. Day's volume pedal and how it was set up?
I cut the sleeve on the pot shaft that the string wraps around smaller in diameter, Till I have about 270 degree trav ...
  Topic: Lightening up the rig.
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 11
Views: 697

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 30 Jul 2020 12:58 pm   Subject: Lightening up the rig.
At 75 years old and a Heart Attack Feb. 14, 2018 and open heart surgery, I lightened my rig. Now a GFI S12 (49 lb.)in case, Evans AH200 Amp. in gig bag (7 lb.) Bubba Delay (3 lb.)and a Eminence EPS-15 ...
  Topic: Tungsten Bar $30
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 7
Views: 450

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 2:56 pm   Subject: Tungsten Bar $30
Being tungsten it should be very hard, It may be to hard to drill, Tap or do any machine work on even with a Carbide tool bit. I would suggest using a center finder V on a combination square. Mark th ...
  Topic: C6 String Gauge Dilemma
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 7
Views: 292

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Jul 2020 6:55 pm   Subject: C6 String Gauge Dilemma
That is one of the tricks I learned quick when I went to a 12 String Uni. Flatten the 11th and 12th strings with a set of pliers, And Bend the ball till the edge of the ball is lined with the string s ...
  Topic: Sustain
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 16
Views: 3863

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Jul 2020 8:18 pm   Subject: Sustain
Are you using the same volume pedal and amp with each guitar, Or using 3 different volume pedals and amps.
Different volume pedals have different volume capability.
  Topic: Color Coding Tuning Nuts
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 8
Views: 693

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Jul 2020 7:12 pm   Subject: Color Coding Tuning Nuts
I worked on a guitar that someone had the A pedal nuts was smooth on the end. B pedal had a single groove like a screw slot, The C pedal had an X cut in the end of its tuner nuts. The rest of the tuni ...
  Topic: Why am I carrying around so much weight?
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 29
Views: 1285

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Jul 2020 6:54 pm   Subject: Why am I carrying around so much weight?
We played a big nursing home and had to load AMPS and PA system in wheel chairs to get our equipment through the kitchen loading area to the big social area in the center of the building.
Went the n ...
  Topic: Johnnie Robbins
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 12
Views: 1165

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 13 Jul 2020 12:08 pm   Subject: Johnny Robbins
b0b sorry for the loss of a friend.
Johnny's Obituary and Arrangements are posted on the website of,
MASTERS FUNERAL HOME, Mannington WV.
His interment will be at the Grafton National Cemetery.
  Topic: Johnnie Robbins
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 12
Views: 1165

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 11 Jul 2020 7:18 pm   Subject: Johnny Robbins
B0B
I was at an outside show at THE SAGEBRUSH ROUNDUP, This evening. They announced Johnny's passing and played a song in memory of Johnny.
We were not real close, But another friend has passed on.
  Topic: ShoBud Model 6166 - C-Pedal pitch
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 13
Views: 740

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jul 2020 8:20 pm   Subject: ShoBud Model 6166 - C-Pedal pitch
Since the problem came all a once, My first thought is.
If you look at the bottom of the changer area. Does the other rods have a spacer between the nylon tuning nut and the changer finger? It may b ...
  Topic: Wtb Msa S-10
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 3
Views: 201

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 6 Jul 2020 9:20 pm   Subject: Wtb Msa S-10
E-Mail sent Paul.
  Topic: Pedal board stuck on legs
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 13
Views: 599

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Jul 2020 7:32 pm   Subject: Pedal board stuck on legs
I thought, You could take the inter leg section out of the leg to remove the Pedal Board. Before my comment on the problem.
Afraid to mention it, Someone may completely unscrew the leg clutch and al ...
  Topic: Pedal board stuck on legs
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 13
Views: 599

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 4 Jul 2020 6:05 pm   Subject: Pedal board stuck on legs
I 2nd Ricky Davis' solution.
Be sure to remove Pedal Rods first.
  Topic: Getting a Dekley back into shape
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 17
Views: 1051

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jul 2020 12:53 pm   Subject: Getting a Dekley back into shape
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix2020-03/9824_SCAN0023_1.jpg
I took another scan of this and it came out better.
Hope this will help if you choose Newman's set up. this is large enough to read ...
  Topic: Relocating pedals on a MSA Classic
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 27
Views: 1030

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Jul 2020 7:51 pm   Subject: Relocating pedals on a MSA Classic
To be comfortable sitting at my MSA S10I had to sit a little right of center, Belt buckle centered around the 15/17 fret. You could move the pedals if you want. The knee levers are hard to move, 2 of ...
  Topic: WTB Large 5mm tuning wrench
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 4
Views: 426

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 2 Jul 2020 7:27 pm   Subject: WTB Large 5mm tuning wrench
Buy a 5mm Deep Well Socket. A cheap one that has drillable steel in it. Drill a cross hole across the center of the square wrench hole and it works great. I keep this 3/16" in my pick bag for cra ...
  Topic: Relocating pedals on a MSA Classic
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 27
Views: 1030

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Jun 2020 8:37 pm   Subject: Relocating pedals on a MSA Classic.
I have a MSA Classic SN 1C2921, Born July 9th 1974. I bought it used in about 1999.
It had 4 pedals when I bought it. It is set up Day System with C pedal in the 3rd or 4 pedal slot from the Left en ...
  Topic: Many Thanks GFI!
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 2
Views: 491

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Jun 2020 6:38 pm   Subject: Many Thanks GFI!
I have had good service and assistance from GFI. They are great on parts when ordered from them. Both the S12 Ultras 1 key head 1 keyless I own, Was bought 2nd hand. They have been great helping me wi ...
  Topic: Bell cranks
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 13
Views: 1643

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Jun 2020 11:58 am   Subject: Bell cranks
Leo, Thanks to Ross he has a picture of the Sierra setup. Like I described. I thought it was Sierra I had seen with the screw movable Bell Cranks. "Did not want to put shoe store in my mouth" ...
  Topic: PSG construction
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 8
Views: 1191

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jun 2020 8:25 pm   Subject: PSG construction
The old MSA's have aluminum rear aprons too. They are easy to work on. Remove about 3 screws and cover plate, And you are looking at the end on the cross rods and Bushings. Allows easy tuning changes ...
  Topic: Pull Rod Linkage
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 2
Views: 368

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jun 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: Pull Rod Linkage
Small strings tune slower to the pull note than larger strings. I suggest you unscrew the tuner nut on the 10th string at the changer finger. Work on the 5th string getting it to the proper raise note ...
  Topic: Bell cranks
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 13
Views: 1643

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Jun 2020 8:32 pm   Subject: Bell cranks
With 14 hole bell cranks you have an advantage of about a 7 % movement incerments of pulls instead of 25% incerments of pull with 4 hole bell cranks.
This allows precise adjustment of pulls so str ...
  Topic: Threading 3/32" Diameter rods
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 26
Views: 3077

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Jun 2020 8:06 pm   Subject: Threading 3/32" Diameter rods
Yes go slow and use cutting oil on the tap or die.
When cutting threads with a tap or die only turn the tap or die about 1/2 a turn, Then back the tap or die back till you feel a little tight place ...
  Topic: My new Desert Rose Keyless
Bobby D. Jones

Replies: 51
Views: 4698

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 May 2020 5:09 pm   Subject: My new Desert Rose Keyless
Stu that is one Great looking guitar, Hope it plays as nice as it looks.
In 1954 Ford built cars with those colors, Ford called the combination of colors, Peaches and Cream. Happy Steelin.
 
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