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  Topic: Slippery bar??
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 11
Views: 506

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Sep 2020 4:27 pm   Subject: Slippery bar??
Put a piece of masking tape on top of the bar.
  Topic: E9 Tuning for playing with only Keyboard
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 26
Views: 1233

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Sep 2020 10:14 am   Subject: E9 Tuning for playing with only Keyboard
I think over the years, the tables have been turned on us. Was that old upright piano in the Jim Beck Dallas studio ever in tune? (Lefty Frizzelle recordings). I think one of the contributing factor ...
  Topic: E9 Tuning for playing with only Keyboard
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 26
Views: 1233

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Sep 2020 5:11 pm   Subject: E9 Tuning for playing with only Keyboard
In the real world, what works best for me is to start with my tuner at 442, I's and V's straight up and others sweetened by ear. It's the thirds that give the most problem. By starting high, you get ...
  Topic: Who makes the best pak a seat these days?
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 9
Views: 632

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 14 Sep 2020 9:33 pm   Subject: Who makes the best pak a seat these days?
Bryant Aycock is making the Walker seat now. He has upgraded the latch mechanism.
  Topic: Problems With Dual Pro Wiring: No Sound?!?!? HELP!
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 12
Views: 436

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Sep 2020 8:51 pm   Subject: Problems With Dual Pro Wiring: No Sound?!?!? HELP!
I posted here a little over a month ago a problem I had with a triple Fender Pro that gave me fits. I knew the components were good and I had it wired right but I couldn't get any sound. Turned out ...
  Topic: Shot Jackson -Pedal Steel Guitar Pioneer
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 9
Views: 1162

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Sep 2020 5:28 pm   Subject: Shot Jackson -Pedal Steel Guitar Pioneer
I had that exact rig at 17. Somewhere in the clutter of my shop is the mechanism.
  Topic: Guitar built of salt.
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 7
Views: 629

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 11 Sep 2020 5:02 pm   Subject: Guitar built of salt.
Looks like it would be quick to corrode the strings and hardware.
  Topic: Upon the scaffold high
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 4
Views: 590

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 7 Sep 2020 4:13 pm   Subject: Upon the scaffold high
My dad was a painting contractor and he liked to tell this one: The foreman tells the workman, "Go up on this scaffold and paint that steeple"....Workman: "I don't go up on any scaffold ...
  Topic: Dueling Fender steels- "Steel Guitar Strut"
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 18
Views: 808

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Sep 2020 4:27 pm   Subject: Dueling Fender steels- "Steel Guitar Strut"
Yessir!
  Topic: Steel Guitar Crime Spree from 1945
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 21
Views: 2180

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Aug 2020 8:30 pm   Subject: Steel Guitar Crime Spree from 1945
A variation of it goes on yet today. You have no idea how many people I've met in bars that wrote "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
  Topic: Anyone else use Wah with B3 effect?
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 7
Views: 425

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 31 Aug 2020 8:27 pm   Subject: Anyone else use Wah with B3 effect?
Really effective.
  Topic: Why young folks are not learning steel guitar
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 80
Views: 4519

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Aug 2020 8:31 pm   Subject: Why young folks are not learning steel guitar
There are WAY more steel guitar players in my area than there were when I started, a couple of really good young ones in my immediate area and more just a couple of hours away. We seem to be in a coun ...
  Topic: Why the Big E is seen playing so many brands of steels?
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 32
Views: 3379

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Aug 2020 8:22 pm   Subject: Why the Big E is seen playing so many brands of steels?
Buddy did a stint with E.T. playing lead guitar and he was pretty good. I believe it was during the time Bobby Garrett was on steel.
  Topic: Jules Ah See error?
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 12
Views: 1289

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Aug 2020 8:08 pm   Subject: Jules Ah See error?
I love playing old songs with quirky changes, extra beats. It's fun when everybody knows the song. I sometimes play with a guy that does that. I know his ways and I like to watch others reactions whi ...
  Topic: *new Bruce Bouton Blog Post*
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 15
Views: 2020

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Aug 2020 9:37 pm   Subject: *new Bruce Bouton Blog Post*
Can't write that book yet. Too many people still living!
  Topic: *new Bruce Bouton Blog Post*
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 15
Views: 2020

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 Aug 2020 5:03 pm   Subject: *new Bruce Bouton Blog Post*
How cool is this? I had just posted a couple of hours before and Billy Knowles and I went out to eat and Bruce called him while he was here. I got the chance to speak with Bruce about this thread.
  Topic: *new Bruce Bouton Blog Post*
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 15
Views: 2020

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 Aug 2020 10:19 am   Subject: *new Bruce Bouton Blog Post*
Great advice (as usual)from Bruce. I always recommended his video to new players. The section on harmonized scales is worth the price alone. Buddy Charlton told me something once that mirrors Bruce ...
  Topic: Tuner mounting piece for 40's Gibson CG
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 3
Views: 261

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 17 Aug 2020 8:35 pm   Subject: Tuner mounting piece for 40's Gibson CG
I'm guessing it's going to be hard to find. Someone with machine experience (and equipment) could fashion one out of bar stock, mill out the center and paint with crinkle paint from the auto parts st ...
  Topic: Lining for Peavey case?
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 5
Views: 449

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 17 Aug 2020 8:31 pm   Subject: Lining for Peavey case?
I've lined a few cases with carpet remnants from WalMart They usually have quite a selection and more than enough can be had for under 10.00.
  Topic: steeling is his business
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 8
Views: 1426

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 16 Aug 2020 8:17 pm   Subject: steeling is his business
The sound that launched a thousand Rics.
  Topic: Edwin (Skip) Carl Mertz Jr gone to be with Jesus
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 3
Views: 1203

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 14 Aug 2020 3:03 pm   Subject: Edwin (Skip) Carl Mertz Jr gone to be with Jesus
Saddened to read this. He was a good guy. Bought a Legrande II from him and kept in touch for a long time. Prayers here.
  Topic: Wayne Gailey
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 2
Views: 825

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 14 Aug 2020 3:00 pm   Subject: Wayne Gailey
One of the best!
  Topic: Straight into Twin only-No pedals
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 101
Views: 7746

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 9:23 pm   Subject: Straight into Twin only-No pedals
I normally use my NV-112, but if I'm playing a show where backline is furnished and multiple bands are rushed on and off the stage, I'll request a Twin because I know I can get what I want out of it. ...
  Topic: Ralph Mooney
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 3
Views: 721

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 9:34 am   Subject: Ralph Mooney
Yep. Nobody could bring the fire to a song like Moon.
  Topic: Anyone playing out anymore??
Clyde Mattocks

Replies: 58
Views: 5217

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Jul 2020 5:17 pm   Subject: Anyone playing out anymore??
Played a couple of outdoor private parties and some live streams from venues with no audience. A few overdub recording sessions where there is no one there but the engineer and me.
 
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