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  Topic: Mele Kalikimaka - gonna play it with a big band
David DeLoach

Replies: 7
Views: 435

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Dec 2019 5:53 am   Subject: Mele Kalikimaka - gonna play it with a big band
Well wow that was fun! We played 3 sold out shows this week (Mon, Tues, Wed) and playing lap steel with this band was a real highlight in my musical journey!

The guys in this band are A-List Nas ...
  Topic: Stand for lap steel when not using it at a gig? Here's mine
David DeLoach

Replies: 2
Views: 441

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Dec 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: Stand for lap steel when not using it at a gig? Here's mine
I've got a big band gig coming up this week and I'm playing lap steel on one tune. I tend to sit at stage right and everyone in the band walks by me to get on & off the stage. This makes me a bi ...
  Topic: One of My 6 Younger Brothers Turns 81
David DeLoach

Replies: 25
Views: 785

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Nov 2019 12:33 pm   Subject: One of My 6 Younger Brothers Turns 81
I've been singing RED RIVER VALLEY ever since I heard your recording...
  Topic: One of My 6 Younger Brothers Turns 81
David DeLoach

Replies: 25
Views: 785

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Nov 2019 7:50 am   Subject: One of My 6 Younger Brothers Turns 81
That was awesome! Made my day!
  Topic: Mele Kalikimaka - gonna play it with a big band
David DeLoach

Replies: 7
Views: 435

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Nov 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: Mele Kalikimaka - gonna play it with a big band
What an honor to play a steel part in that band!

Yeah, it's not a bad group of musicians to jam with. Here's a clip from a gig.

https://youtu.be/YQ-08A1N1sA

I'm not sure if I'll know how to ...
  Topic: Mele Kalikimaka - gonna play it with a big band
David DeLoach

Replies: 7
Views: 435

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Nov 2019 5:47 am   Subject: Mele Kalikimaka - gonna play it with a big band
OK, I worked up the intro and it seems to lay out well in C6.


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  Topic: Mele Kalikimaka - gonna play it with a big band
David DeLoach

Replies: 7
Views: 435

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Nov 2019 5:33 am   Subject: Mele Kalikimaka - gonna play it with a big band
I play guitar in a big band. In a couple weeks we are doing a Christmas show for 3 nights at the Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN. The singer/leader called me yesterday and said we'll be doing Mele ...
  Topic: Unusual resophonic guitar on Reverb
David DeLoach

Replies: 3
Views: 473

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Nov 2019 6:34 am   Subject: Unusual resophonic guitar on Reverb
I really like the look. Wonder how it sounds?
  Topic: Can C6 Lap Steel work for country music?
David DeLoach

Replies: 34
Views: 1787

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Nov 2019 5:24 am   Subject: Can C6 Lap Steel work for country music?
Great video, Doug! I got a lot of ideas watching that.

Thanks Rob! I'm glad you liked it.

I think I figured out that cool intro you did...now if I could just play that last backward/forward slan ...
  Topic: Miles Of Texas IV #IVd... section
David DeLoach

Replies: 2
Views: 320

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Nov 2019 5:40 am   Subject: Miles Of Texas IV #IVd... section
I listened to the song. I may have the wrong key, but to give a Texas Swing feel, I'd play something like this...


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  Topic: Miles Of Texas IV #IVd... section
David DeLoach

Replies: 2
Views: 320

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Nov 2019 7:25 pm   Subject: Miles Of Texas IV #IVd... section
I'm not sure about the timing of those changes, but here are some grips I might use on C6 (high G)


https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/15874_Screen_Shot_20191110_at_93158_PM_1.jpg
  Topic: Father/Daughter Dance at my Daughter's Wedding - SLEEPWALK
David DeLoach

Replies: 7
Views: 382

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Nov 2019 11:16 am   Subject: Father/Daughter Dance at my Daughter's Wedding - SLEEPWALK
Was it the original version by Santo and Johnny?
ALOHA

It was.
  Topic: Father/Daughter Dance at my Daughter's Wedding - SLEEPWALK
David DeLoach

Replies: 7
Views: 382

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Nov 2019 4:16 am   Subject: Father/Daughter Dance at my Daughter's Wedding - SLEEPWALK
My youngest daughter was married this weekend. She wouldn't tell me what song we'd be dancing to for the Father/Daughter dance.

When we took the floor I had to smile when I heard the opening bar ...
  Topic: Magnatone Steel/Amp Combo
David DeLoach

Replies: 6
Views: 538

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Oct 2019 2:44 am   Subject: Magnatone Steel/Amp Combo
...any idea what year it is?

I don't. The main guy who runs the place was out and the guy I spoke with didn't know. It was not for sale. They said a good customer had given it to them as a gift. ...
  Topic: Magnatone Steel/Amp Combo
David DeLoach

Replies: 6
Views: 538

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Oct 2019 3:48 pm   Subject: Magnatone Steel/Amp Combo
I came across this Magnatone Steel/Amp combo today in a music store in Nashville. Hadn't seen one of these before.


https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/15874_IMG_3189_1.jpg


https://b ...
  Topic: "Cherokee" arranged for non-pedal
David DeLoach

Replies: 8
Views: 591

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Oct 2019 6:30 pm   Subject: "Cherokee" arranged for non-pedal
That was great! Good job! Loved your tone!
  Topic: Lap steel in Nashville Nov 6 - 12
David DeLoach

Replies: 6
Views: 567

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Oct 2019 8:56 am   Subject: Lap steel in Nashville Nov 6 - 12
While it's not lap steel, The Nashville Palace usually had some great pedal steel going on in The Front Room Stage (no cover, great burgers). Lots of great Old School country music going down there. ...
  Topic: Anything known?
David DeLoach

Replies: 6
Views: 772

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Oct 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: Anything known?
Shot in the dark. Each lever changes the pitch of a string. Slide not needed???????

Sort of like an autoharp?
  Topic: Old Mel Bay Lap Steel Book using E7 tuning (B D E G# B E)
David DeLoach

Replies: 6
Views: 502

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Oct 2019 7:25 am   Subject: Old Mel Bay Lap Steel Book using E7 tuning (B D E G# B E)
I picked up this Mel Bay lap steel book written by Roger Filiberto in 1969. No where in the book does he say what tuning he is using, however this book is volume 2 and he most likely covered tuning i ...
  Topic: Just got this 1936 EH-150. Have a couple questions!
David DeLoach

Replies: 13
Views: 772

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Oct 2019 6:29 pm   Subject: Just got this 1936 EH-150. Have a couple questions!
I've got an 1940 EH-185 with that same pickup. I sounds so great when its clean and pure, but when I add a bit of overdrive from a good pedal, it's got a great blues tone.
  Topic: Rickenbacker pickups & string balance
David DeLoach

Replies: 12
Views: 2688

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Oct 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: Rickenbacker pickups & string balance
Is this an issue with the Rickenbacher 7 string pickups?
  Topic: Vintage Lapsteel Tuners & Difficulty Getting Precise Tuning
David DeLoach

Replies: 13
Views: 675

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Oct 2019 5:14 am   Subject: Vintage Lapsteel Tuners & Difficulty Getting Precise Tuning
Are better quality tuners with modern gear ratios available for these vintage lap steels which would fit in the original tuners place without having to alter the instrument?

If so, I think I'd co ...
  Topic: Vintage Lapsteel Tuners & Difficulty Getting Precise Tuning
David DeLoach

Replies: 13
Views: 675

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Sep 2019 5:05 am   Subject: Vintage Lapsteel Tuners & Difficulty Getting Precise Tuning
I've got a 1940 Gibson EH-185 that has absolutely wonderful old tuners on it. I can turn them so easily and dial in precise 0 cents tuning.

However, on the following steels, it's a challenge. If ...
  Topic: Holes drilled & patched/filled in Bakelite neck: Rick D-16
David DeLoach

Replies: 2
Views: 409

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Sep 2019 6:43 pm   Subject: Holes drilled & patched/filled in Bakelite neck: Rick D-16
I found a Richenbacher D-16 that sounds great. However, at some point holes were drilled into the bakelite neck to mount to a stand. Holes were also drilled into the body, but I'm not concerned with ...
  Topic: Country Music
David DeLoach

Replies: 7
Views: 884

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Sep 2019 4:07 am   Subject: Country Music
I've been watching. Yeah so far its pretty good and I've learned a bit too.

Lots of lap steel in the segments about Bob Wills and Hank Williams.
 
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