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  Topic: Longer scale guitars
Daniel McKee

Replies: 22
Views: 1854

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 4 Jul 2020 4:59 pm   Subject: Longer scale guitars
Rick that's an interesting perspective. Especially about the angle of the string going to the tuner being an issue. The early Shobuds that were long scale no doubt saw some attempts at being tuned up ...
  Topic: Longer scale guitars
Daniel McKee

Replies: 22
Views: 1854

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jul 2020 4:53 pm   Subject: Longer scale guitars
Cowboy Eddie Long plays a 25 inch scale BMI, he also owns a shorter scale BMI but I think his tone is really great on the long scale. You can definitely hear those low notes. There are not too many ma ...
  Topic: Thoughts about a 12U + 6
Daniel McKee

Replies: 8
Views: 559

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jun 2020 11:54 am   Subject: Thoughts about a 12U + 6
I believe I read that the new MSA guitar will be offered in a 12 and 6 just as it is in a 10 and 6.
  Topic: Universal Steel Forum a place for Universalist nuts
Daniel McKee

Replies: 15
Views: 904

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jun 2020 11:48 am   Subject: Universal Steel Forum a place for Universalist nuts
Im not a huge fan of the multitudes of facebook groups that have been started in relation to pedal steel. They seem to repeat the same information over and over. Also a lot of drama in some of those ( ...
  Topic: Advances in pedal steel construction
Daniel McKee

Replies: 58
Views: 3173

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Jun 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Advances in pedal steel construction
I think steel guitar, mechanically is at a good place. that being said I feel that new advanced features are always being added. MSA with their light L fret fretboard are really great. Williams and Si ...
  Topic: New Pedal Steel
Daniel McKee

Replies: 12
Views: 1115

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Jun 2020 6:16 pm   Subject: New Pedal Steel
BMI also has some models around your price range.
  Topic: Jacky Ward
Daniel McKee

Replies: 2
Views: 505

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 7 Jun 2020 12:49 am   Subject: Jacky Ward
From what I've read Jacky left music around 1985.
  Topic: Need info on 4 neck steels.
Daniel McKee

Replies: 11
Views: 904

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Jun 2020 1:42 pm   Subject: Need info on 4 neck steels.
Fenders usually came with a baritone neck. As for others I don't know if they were set up like that or not.
  Topic: Jacky Ward
Daniel McKee

Replies: 2
Views: 505

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 3 Jun 2020 1:32 pm   Subject: Jacky Ward
This is kind of random but I was looking up some Jacky Ward singles recently and amongst my reading it says he now is a pastor at a church in Corinth, MS. I live in Corinth! and have never heard of hi ...
  Topic: Cool keyless lap
Daniel McKee

Replies: 12
Views: 979

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 May 2020 11:50 pm   Subject: Cool keyless lap
I keep hoping they will offer a 7 string version of this or atleast 8. I think the Fouke instruments look super cool, especially these new travel size lap steels
  Topic: Don't put off that string re-order.
Daniel McKee

Replies: 8
Views: 1713

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 May 2020 9:56 pm   Subject: Don't put off that string re-order.
I just ordered from Just strings and the order was maybe a few days slower than usual but I did get it. Might not be a bad idea to go ahead and order a few extra packs.
  Topic: Gary Newcomb... amazing
Daniel McKee

Replies: 5
Views: 1384

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 19 May 2020 3:40 pm   Subject: Gary Newcomb... amazing
For those that do Instagram, Gary has been doing some cool live broadcasts. He definitely gets some interesting sound out of that Sierra
  Topic: Ernie Ball Bars
Daniel McKee

Replies: 14
Views: 1140

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Mar 2020 8:41 am   Subject: Ernie Ball Bars
I had one for a few years but after 3-4 years mine started losing it’s outer layer/ chrome plating and just wasn’t useable anymore. It was a good bar for several years though
  Topic: What are you doing with the down time ?
Daniel McKee

Replies: 91
Views: 7674

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 17 Mar 2020 5:47 am   Subject: What are you doing with the down time ?
My job is still running like normal (we may get sent home in a few days though) so if that happens I have the lap steel strings stocked up and ready and 3 lap steels to keep me very busy. Wishing all ...
  Topic: Broken pickup cover
Daniel McKee

Replies: 2
Views: 357

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Mar 2020 7:26 pm   Subject: Broken pickup cover
That looks like a good fix. Thanks for the info. I will hopefully give that a try this weekend
  Topic: Broken pickup cover
Daniel McKee

Replies: 2
Views: 357

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Mar 2020 11:43 am   Subject: Broken pickup cover
My epiphone Electar sounds great but there are some cracks in the pickup covering that I believe are the source of a weird vibration/rattle sound that I get occasionally when playing. Any good fix for ...
  Topic: Need tips for playing pedal parts on a non-pedal
Daniel McKee

Replies: 34
Views: 3323

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Feb 2020 11:07 am   Subject: Need tips for playing pedal parts on a non-pedal
Is Cindy playing an MSA or Sierra lap steel. To me that looks like a Sierra lap steel
  Topic: Pedal Steels Will Soon Be A Dime A Dozen
Daniel McKee

Replies: 101
Views: 7985

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Feb 2020 11:37 am   Subject: Pedal Steels Will Soon Be A Dime A Dozen
I actually encounter people who know what steel guitar is. Most of course don't own or play one but I have had quite a few talk about wanting to pick up a cheap lap steel to experiment with. I also ha ...
  Topic: Correct Gauges for Leavitt tuning
Daniel McKee

Replies: 2
Views: 268

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Feb 2020 2:23 pm   Subject: Correct Gauges for Leavitt tuning
Can anyone tell me what the correct string gauges for Leavitt tuning are? Low to high C# E G Bb C D.
  Topic: Just bragging, really
Daniel McKee

Replies: 21
Views: 2183

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Feb 2020 2:21 pm   Subject: Just bragging, really
Super cool! I think its awesome to see the vintage style in a modern instrument. I have no doubt that it sounds amazing.
  Topic: Looking for a new pedal steel
Daniel McKee

Replies: 34
Views: 3865

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Feb 2020 5:08 pm   Subject: Looking for a new pedal steel
Modern steels in general usually go for a smaller body size so if your tall take this into consideration. Keyless can get really short. Not all company websites actually get too deep into the dimensio ...
  Topic: Have you experimented with different finger picks?
Daniel McKee

Replies: 38
Views: 2439

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Feb 2020 7:52 pm   Subject: Have you experimented with different finger picks?
I like a metal thumb pick on occasion and sometimes find that a plastic one is uncomfortable (main reason I tried metal in the first place)
  Topic: Lap steel ramblings and stories-please share yours :)
Daniel McKee

Replies: 9
Views: 954

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Jan 2020 5:58 pm   Subject: Lap steel ramblings and stories-please share yours :)
I regularly play two lap steels. One is 22 1/2 inch scale and the other is 24 1/4 scale. 6 strings tuned to C6th CEGACE. Tons of fun with those. I love pedal steels so much but sometimes I don't have ...
  Topic: Lap steel ramblings and stories-please share yours :)
Daniel McKee

Replies: 9
Views: 954

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Jan 2020 5:52 pm   Subject: Lap steel ramblings and stories-please share yours :)
I regularly play two lap steels. One is 22 1/2 inch scale and the other is 24 1/4 scale. 6 strings tuned to C6th CEGACE. Tons of fun with those. I love pedal steels so much but sometimes I don't have ...
  Topic: Seems to be quite a few non-pedal steels FS on forum
Daniel McKee

Replies: 6
Views: 994

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Jan 2020 6:18 pm   Subject: Seems to be quite a few non-pedal steels FS on forum
I've bought a couple of good non pedals lately at a good price. Not sure why so many are coming up for sale. Its easy to end up with a house full and just need the space back. Im guilty of that.
 
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