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  Topic: When Did The 15" Speaker Come Into Regular Use?
David Doggett

Replies: 18
Views: 3495

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 3 Oct 2016 5:30 pm   Subject: When Did The 15" Speaker Come Into Regular Use?
From what I've read and heard, 15s started with the Fender Pro. Vibrasonics upped the volume (meaning more sustain with the volume pedal), but there weren't that many, and they were only made a few ye ...
  Topic: When did the 15" speaker go out of use ?
David Doggett

Replies: 40
Views: 8672

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 3 Oct 2016 4:29 pm   Subject: 15s for country, 12s for rock/blues
My experience with instrument speakers/cabs is that it’s all about the frequency curve projection of the speakers, judged by our ears. With enough power and proper closed cab, 10s (or even 8s) can r ...
  Topic: Extended E9 Tuning For A Beginner?
David Doggett

Replies: 23
Views: 6638

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Jan 2016 6:35 pm   Subject: Extended E9 Tuning For A Beginner?
When I switched from S10 E9 to S12 Extended E9, my thumb had trouble with the extra strings down there. I restrung it as an E9/B6 Universal, and that all cleared up. Without the D string, they are all ...
  Topic: C6...or not to C6?
David Doggett

Replies: 29
Views: 6862

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Jan 2016 6:22 pm   Subject: C6...or not to C6?
If Damir or someone else has an S12 Universal you can try, I'd recommend doing so before you decide. I started on S10 E9, then got an S12 Extended E9. My thumb had trouble adjusting to the extra low s ...
  Topic: Twin reverb FAIL for PSG
David Doggett

Replies: 50
Views: 13677

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 May 2012 12:44 pm   Subject: Twin reverb FAIL for PSG
Yeah, all the modern Twins since the silver-face era seem to be poor imitations of the lower powered black-face twins. They don't have the power and clean tone one needs for pedal steel with a volume ...
  Topic: fender super twin.
David Doggett

Replies: 8
Views: 2781

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 May 2012 12:22 pm   Subject: fender super twin.
Hi DVA, first make sure you have the boost foot switch working right. It should give you a noticeable boost or cut, depending on whether it's on or off. If it is not plugged in, the default is that it ...
  Topic: Why is the E9th neck always on the front??
David Doggett

Replies: 41
Views: 9185

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 May 2012 10:42 am   Subject: Why is the E9th neck always on the front??
Actually, there may be some carry over from the non-pedal D8s that immediately preceeded D8 and D10 pedal steels. The most common D8 seems to have been A6 on the front neck and C6 on the back neck. Wi ...
  Topic: fender super twin.
David Doggett

Replies: 8
Views: 2781

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 8 May 2012 12:12 pm   Subject: fender super twin.
Read about them here: http://www.thevintagesound.com/ffg/

These are the mother of all pedalsteel clean tube amps. They were made at the end of the ultra-linear silver-face era, and designed by Riv ...
  Topic: Recording with a "straight up" temper
David Doggett

Replies: 8
Views: 2478

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 May 2012 11:14 pm   Subject: Recording with a "straight up" temper
When instruments are tuned differently, whoever plays the loudest sounds in tune, and the background instrument sounds out of tune. Pianos can play out of tune with ET okay, because people are used to ...
  Topic: distortion/overdrive
David Doggett

Replies: 25
Views: 9059

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 9 Mar 2012 11:14 pm   Subject: distortion/overdrive
I've tried tons of guitar distortion/fuzz/etc. boxes and most don't work well for pedal steel. It's expensive but the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube, or the Blues version of the same box, do it for me for r ...
  Topic: Distortion
David Doggett

Replies: 6
Views: 1216

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 8 Mar 2012 10:41 pm   Subject: Distortion
I've tried tons of guitar distortion/fuzz/etc. boxes and most don't work well for pedal steel. It's expensive but the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube, or the Blues version of the same box, do it for me for r ...
  Topic: Eric West - RIP
David Doggett

Replies: 99
Views: 34836

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 8 Mar 2012 9:38 pm   Subject: Been away too long
Dang, I haven't been on the Forum for many months, had to reactivate. With trepidation the first place I went was this Gone Home section, just 'cause I know so many great steelers are at the age where ...
  Topic: Tuning Pedal Steel Guitar -- A History
David Doggett

Replies: 29
Views: 14886

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Jun 2011 7:58 pm   Subject: Tuning Pedal Steel Guitar -- A History
The beauty of a steel guitar, with or without pedals, is that with the bar we can move sweet JI chords to any fret. The people who invented the pedals and levers used in the common E9 and C6 pedal ste ...
  Topic: Power Differences in Fender Twin Reverb Amps
David Doggett

Replies: 25
Views: 17408

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 30 Oct 2010 10:54 pm   Subject: Power Differences in Fender Twin Reverb Amps
I read somewhere that the rating on the back of the chassis was the recommended minimum speaker power handling capability, not the actual power output of the amp. They wanted a little margin for safet ...
  Topic: Poll: Plain vs. Wound 6th
David Doggett

Replies: 34
Views: 8857

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Oct 2010 7:53 am   Subject: Poll: Plain vs. Wound 6th
If you are going to switch from a plain to a wound string, you need to increase the gauge a little. The core of a wound string is a much smaller gauge than the plain string. If you leave the overall g ...
  Topic: Fender 75
David Doggett

Replies: 9
Views: 3705

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 7 Jul 2010 8:14 pm   Subject: Fender 75
I had one of these in a head cab, and played it with 12s or a 15. It's basically a silver-face Pro Reverb ultralinearized and with the pull-boosts on all the tone knobs. That means it is a very clean ...
  Topic: some great pix.s of jimmy day &buddy emmons
David Doggett

Replies: 13
Views: 3727

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 7 Jul 2010 7:37 pm   Subject: some great pix.s of jimmy day &buddy emmons
Why can't Bands have that kind of pride in themselves anymore.
Don
Because, it's not really about pride, Don. It's just about styles that come and go. In those photos they were wearing the styles of ...
  Topic: Equal Temperament VS. Just Intonation?
David Doggett

Replies: 42
Views: 20210

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jul 2010 9:36 am   Subject: Equal Temperament VS. Just Intonation?
I was thinking the poll result would be more one-sided, but it seems it's pretty split between ET and JI (or by ear).
Hunh? The arithmetic says only 17% tune straight up ET. 72% use JI (by approximat ...
  Topic: Who plays blues on pedal steel. Alt tuning?
David Doggett

Replies: 55
Views: 18301

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jun 2010 10:25 pm   Subject: Who plays blues on pedal steel. Alt tuning?
I've been playing a 12-string E9/B6 universal in a blues band for several years. Any tuning will work for lead work, but it really helps to have the low strings for rhythm. I've also played slide guit ...
  Topic: S-10 vs D-10 vs S-12 vs D-12
David Doggett

Replies: 26
Views: 8289

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jun 2010 8:03 pm   Subject: S-10 vs D-10 vs S-12 vs D-12
Not suprisingly, D10 is the biggest group. But it is nevertheless a minority. If you break it down to the basic choice of single neck versus double neck, it is 53% single neck versus 43% double neck. ...
  Topic: Where's David Doggett?
David Doggett

Replies: 17
Views: 4620

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 May 2010 11:51 pm   Subject: Where's David Doggett?
Hi guys. After a period of forced temporary retirement (that's what you call unemployment when you are over 60), during which I was an active poster, I am now 6 months into a new job in Baltimore. I'v ...
  Topic: E9th Tempered Tuning on a Guitar with No Cabinet Drop
David Doggett

Replies: 51
Views: 19594

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Dec 2009 7:51 pm   Subject: E9th Tempered Tuning on a Guitar with No Cabinet Drop
Well, I move to a new city, take a new day job, and drop off the Forum for a couple of months (seems like years), and come back to the same tuning questions and mixtures of truth and...um...something ...
  Topic: anything better than an Emmons single coil on Emmons?
David Doggett

Replies: 19
Views: 6720

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Dec 2009 6:41 pm   Subject: anything better than an Emmons single coil on Emmons?
I tried a Truetone on my '80s 12-string Emmons p/p. It was a waste of money. The original Emmons single-coil is as good as it gets.
  Topic: Question from a newbie
David Doggett

Replies: 7
Views: 2186

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Dec 2009 6:27 pm   Subject: Question from a newbie
After learning on S10 E9, my first 12-string was Extended E9, 3&4. I had a lot of trouble with the more complicated grips on the low strings. As an experiment I restrung it with a universal set ...
  Topic: Speaker suggestion needed for clean high powered tube amp
David Doggett

Replies: 23
Views: 10784

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 19 Nov 2009 10:43 pm   Subject: Speaker suggestion needed for clean high powered tube amp
I vote for the Webers - the neos are my first choice, but their other speakers are great also. 2x12 Webers (any of them) can easily handle 120 tube watts.

If you want to go to 1x15, then maybe a P ...
 
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