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  Topic: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 29
Views: 13065

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 May 2008 4:27 pm   Subject: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
I play with a dance R&R band lately that is approaching club ready and working that ol catch 22, getting into one. I've been integrating lap steel more lately and using Wally. I will be weaving ...
  Topic: Fanned scale lap steel, what are your thoughts?
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 50
Views: 25670

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Apr 2008 12:40 pm   Subject: Fanned scale lap steel, what are your thoughts?
I thought flipping the photo might help it look a little more normalIt is interesting that not only is it left handed, but also "upside down" with the the bass strings away and the treble ne ...
  Topic: Another Deco Steel Build
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 12
Views: 2652

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Apr 2008 6:34 am   Subject: Re: Another Deco Steel Build
Tom, you make simple look elegant...sweet. I love the way you accentuate design elements with different woods. I am amazed at the creativity on this forum. Another fine build. Also loved the previo ...
  Topic: My First Creation.(Pictures Work Now)
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 17
Views: 4147

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Apr 2008 6:28 am   Subject: Re: My First Creation.(Pictures Work Now)
Rocky, that is one gorgeous steel. Simple, elegant, innovative design with a look of fine furniture. My wife wouldn't complain about me leaving a steel like that sitting out on the coffee table for ...
  Topic: my home built lap steel in the white
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 29
Views: 16040

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Apr 2008 6:22 am   Subject: Re: my home built lap steel in the white
I really like the sculpted/carved shape in the body. Nice inlay, smart bridge design, and beautiful wood that should really jump out when stained. One very clean build. A ten year project ... you sh ...
  Topic: Latest 8 String "Lefty"
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 15
Views: 2780

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Apr 2008 11:56 am   Subject: Re: Latest 8 String "Lefty"
Very nice Sonny! Looks like you inlaid the fingerboard, frets and markers, beautiful job. Clever design for the keyless tuning, would love to hear some specifics on how it works. The bridge is very ...
  Topic: New CD project in the works - 'Hendrix on steel & slide'
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 66
Views: 13848

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Apr 2008 2:57 pm   Subject: New CD project in the works - 'Hendrix on steel & slide'
Steinar, amazing sound and feel. And so SMOOTH, a great musical setting, can't wait to hear the next installment.
D
  Topic: History Request for Reese
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 2
Views: 908

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Apr 2008 7:02 am   Subject: History Request for Reese
Your guitar was born on December 3rd 1974!
Thank you for playing an MSA and displaying pride of ownership by keeping the guitar in such great condition.Thanks Reece, I love all my instruments and tr ...
  Topic: WHAT IS THAT THING CALLED?
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 50
Views: 13862

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Apr 2008 8:08 pm   Subject: WHAT IS THAT THING CALLED?
Since I play [or attempt to] slide guitar, fretted or un, with a bar or without, pedals or not, I say SLIDE guitar. Usually works, and if they are interested in more, THEN I attemp to educate. SLIDE ...
  Topic: History Request for Reese
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 2
Views: 908

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Apr 2008 7:46 pm   Subject: History Request for Reese
I'm again working on the Classic you helped me upgrade in the mid 1980s. Can you provide it's history? SN 1C3818. I learned alot on that upgrade to Bb Universal. A couple views of the result.

ht ...
  Topic: MSA Classic Aerobics
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 28
Views: 6200

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Apr 2008 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: Correction
Rich, I must admit that I'm enthralled! I bought a Classic in 1975 E9 5+4 and in the mid 1980s, Resse provided some of the harder parts to upgrade it to a Bb Universal 8+4. The hardest part was the ...
  Topic: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 29
Views: 13065

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Apr 2008 2:26 pm   Subject: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
Thanks Don and Mark. The sonic possibilities are staggering. This will force me to REALLY learn how to play. After listening to the cut today, the best of two takes, I've decided that the performanc ...
  Topic: New Tune - I Love You So Much It Hurts - Kay Das
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 13
Views: 2306

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Apr 2008 5:14 am   Subject: Re: Video
bear with me..KayKay, the video is fine. However, you make it look so fluid, easy, and effortless. And beyond that, your sound is awesome! Quite the inspiration for us newer, evolving players. I d ...
  Topic: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 29
Views: 13065

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Apr 2008 4:59 pm   Subject: Sounds Of Wally
Okay, but how does it SOUND?OK...You asked for it. I now have online [but I don't know how to serve it up...yet] the sounds of Wally. I programmed two voices adjacent on the toggle switch, each with ...
  Topic: New SGF member in SoCal
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 8
Views: 1373

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 4 Apr 2008 4:16 pm   Subject: New SGF member in SoCal
E-mail me I think we should get together. Im in Cypress. mikemaddux1@sbcglobal.netMike, sent an email and it bounced, undeliverable. Try me at
dsmetana@irvine-sensors.com
SCSGA sounds like fun. ...
  Topic: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 29
Views: 13065

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Apr 2008 8:31 am   Subject: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
Okay, but how does it SOUND?Working on doing some examples for you all, stay tuned.
  Topic: Volume And Tone Wiring Diagram Needed.
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 18
Views: 9769

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 7:35 pm   Subject: Volume And Tone Wiring Diagram Needed.
Well, sadly I agree. Technique is everthing. All else is adjustable. Oh for Tom Brumley's technique.
  Topic: Black Walnut and Birdseye 8 String Build
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 32
Views: 9879

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 7:27 pm   Subject: Black Walnut and Birdseye 8 String Build
Ahhhhh, a bit of mysterie on that other cover. Will have to do some research on true oil - has to be easier than nitrocelulous. Quite an engineering feat, the bridge cover. Folk look at the result ...
  Topic: Solenoid Steel Guitar
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 61
Views: 14599

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 7:07 pm   Subject: Solenoid Steel Guitar
Very interesting....I get your point, I think. Not just the solenoids...but a body actuator to induce the "FEEL" of the player INTO the solenoid. A driver so to speak to replace the mechan ...
  Topic: New SGF member in SoCal
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 8
Views: 1373

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 7:00 pm   Subject: New SGF member in SoCal
??? Any Players here in local SoCal that I can bounce ideas off, learn techniques from, or share with ??? Love to meet you on SGF and in person.
D
  Topic: Volume And Tone Wiring Diagram Needed.
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 18
Views: 9769

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 1:14 pm   Subject: Volume And Tone Wiring Diagram Needed.
Agree, let your ears decide. Experiment from 0.010 to 0.047 to 0.100 microfarad, about a $1.49 for two at Radio Shack. One of these will likely work for you. If not, go outside this range on the en ...
  Topic: Volume And Tone Wiring Diagram Needed.
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 18
Views: 9769

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 12:04 pm   Subject: Volume And Tone Wiring Diagram Needed.
Just a thought!Great idea for either testing or, once defined, using several tone arrangements. I'm gonna use that suggestion - THANKS!
D
  Topic: Black Walnut and Birdseye 8 String Build
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 32
Views: 9879

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 11:59 am   Subject: Black Walnut and Birdseye 8 String Build
Tom, a question. There is a wood, I assume access cover by the Vol/Tone controls. On the opposite side is a matching piece. Is this a cover, and if so access for what? Or is it for artstic/visual ...
  Topic: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 29
Views: 13065

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 11:40 am   Subject: Custom Hybrid Lap Steel - VARIAX + Rick Aiello potbelly
John, room balance can be very distracting, yes. I find there is a minimum amp volume required to not mess with my head on the ambient resonance of the steel. Anything above is gravey. Late night, ...
  Topic: Volume And Tone Wiring Diagram Needed.
Daryl Smetana

Replies: 18
Views: 9769

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 3 Apr 2008 11:33 am   Subject: Volume And Tone Wiring Diagram Needed.
Here's the wiring recommended by Rick Aiello for the potbelly in my build project. Should work for the E-66. You can adjust the tone with different capacitor values. The capacitor is 0.047 mfd. I ...
 
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