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  Topic: Flatpickers
David M Brown

Replies: 12
Views: 1147

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Apr 2020 5:08 am   Subject: Flatpickers
My current favorite

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix2020-03/18256_43EF4827BB624ECE88CDFF8ED663DDC3_1.jpg

Great picks for Gypsy jazz, too.
  Topic: Another Pointless 6-String Tuning Poll
David M Brown

Replies: 17
Views: 1283

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Mar 2020 6:25 am   Subject: Another Pointless 6-String Tuning Poll
Something else, as in A6 as my go-to, although I use those other tunings at times.
  Topic: Cindy Cashdollar's new CD
David M Brown

Replies: 7
Views: 889

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Mar 2020 8:15 am   Subject: Cindy Cashdollar's new CD
I heard a tune off this recording a couple days ago on local radio.

It was a slow-ish tune, sort of like a cross between "Sleepwalk" and something Lindley would have played tone-wise.

...
  Topic: butternut lap steel
David M Brown

Replies: 26
Views: 1032

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Mar 2020 4:11 am   Subject: butternut lap steel
I really like this example - simple, classic lap steel lines, very functional, doesn't try to be a "little guitar" with 2 humbuckers and an adjustable bridge, etc.

Nice job.
  Topic: Calling all Guyatone D8 owners - Replacing Rocker Switches?
David M Brown

Replies: 14
Views: 571

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Feb 2020 7:48 am   Subject: Calling all Guyatone D8 owners - Replacing Rocker Switches?
You could make a small plate that fits the opening and use smaller modern switches. Save the original unit, too.
  Topic: How would you answer this comment?
David M Brown

Replies: 45
Views: 3253

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Dec 2019 7:03 am   Subject: How would you answer this comment?
Before the democratization of humanity by the internet, where every person's random thought is as important as every other person's, there were a huge swaths of humanity who did not have the means to ...
  Topic: Jerry Byrd 50's Tab Book
David M Brown

Replies: 13
Views: 1110

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Nov 2019 6:13 am   Subject: Jerry Byrd 50's Tab Book
I'd love to see a scan of that myself.
  Topic: Last Call for Tunings (hit to low) only 2 necks!
David M Brown

Replies: 3
Views: 507

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Oct 2019 5:08 am   Subject: Last Call for Tunings (hit to low) only 2 necks!
You can change the C6 neck to A6 as needed ( or vice versa) so I'd go with an E on top, and the 2nd neck in E13.

I use several variations of A6 on one neck:

F# A C# E F# A C# E

E A C# E F# A ...
  Topic: Old Mel Bay Lap Steel Book using E7 tuning (B D E G# B E)
David M Brown

Replies: 6
Views: 598

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Oct 2019 3:26 am   Subject: Old Mel Bay Lap Steel Book using E7 tuning (B D E G# B E)
I use that tuning and a variant, B D E G# C# E. It workswell for many things.

Filiberto used to have a guitar teaching studio in New Orleans, and I
met him in his elder days, a very nice man.
  Topic: G6 Tuning
David M Brown

Replies: 24
Views: 6692

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Oct 2019 6:49 am   Subject: Re: G 6th tunings

Lap steel - leave the higher strings alone, use lighter gages on the bass end
B D E G B D

This also allows for a quick retune to E7th
B D E G# B E

I did this for years on a lap steel. It wor ...
  Topic: Do I want a 15" speaker for nonpedal?
David M Brown

Replies: 31
Views: 3126

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Sep 2019 5:36 pm   Subject: Do I want a 15" speaker for nonpedal?
If 15” is good, maybe a 21” would be even better? : )


https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/7518_78E570465FF74A65854248B4BB150B59_1.jpg

For organ bass pedal!
  Topic: Can anyone ID this flat bar?
David M Brown

Replies: 2
Views: 401

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Sep 2019 6:22 am   Subject: Can anyone ID this flat bar?
If I recall older catalogs listed steels like this, like in the 30's or so, like from Bruno or Gibson.

check this thread please:

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=278184
  Topic: Favorite 6 String BLUES Tuning?
David M Brown

Replies: 15
Views: 1747

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Sep 2019 5:11 am   Subject: Favorite 6 String BLUES Tuning?
Open D or E are quite useful!

But I love that old-school E7 for blues:

L-H

B D E G# B E
  Topic: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
David M Brown

Replies: 38
Views: 1728

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Sep 2019 8:11 am   Subject: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
Sheet music is a universal language. Very Happy
Erv
Music is a universal language. Writing is one way to communicate it. Today, written lyrics with chord names are used much more than sheet music. But the s ...
  Topic: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
David M Brown

Replies: 38
Views: 1728

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Sep 2019 12:37 pm   Subject: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
Sheet music is a universal language. Very Happy
Erv

Before recording, sheet music was one of the best ways to try to preserve a musical piece so as to be performed later. Other than that, it's all up to a ...
  Topic: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
David M Brown

Replies: 38
Views: 1728

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Sep 2019 8:02 am   Subject: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
So Buddy might have got more gigs if he could read, but I don't feel that his career exactly failed as a result. No-one can do everything Smile

I've worked in pro situations where sight-reading is a ...
  Topic: Building an 8 string Lap steel
David M Brown

Replies: 6
Views: 660

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Aug 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: Building an 8 string Lap steel
Dom, here is my choice for an 8 steel A6 tuning.

H-L: E C# A F# E C# A F#

C. E. Jackson Smile

I think that a number of people use the "McAulliffe" A6 tuning that C.E. mentions and the ...
  Topic: Do I want a 15" speaker for nonpedal?
David M Brown

Replies: 31
Views: 3126

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Aug 2019 5:23 am   Subject: Re: Do I want a 15

I generally run into a 5 watt cheap Bugera dialed dark (basically an EL84 pushing a small 8" speaker),

I also have a 30 watt Crate Vintage Club (poor man's AC30) but I've found I don't love ...
  Topic: Leg sockets for legs from Deluxe34 stand?
David M Brown

Replies: 5
Views: 565

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Aug 2019 2:30 am   Subject: Leg sockets for legs from Deluxe34 stand?
Yup, my DeLuxe34 uses 1/2"-13. Gary Sill sells sockets (down by the seashore).

https://www.sillmusicsupply.com/New-Steel-Guitar-Legs-Sockets-And-Leg-Bags_c_1044.html

I can recommend those ...
  Topic: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
David M Brown

Replies: 38
Views: 1728

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Aug 2019 7:27 am   Subject: Piano or Guitar? Two Questions
I began on guitar...but I read music well enough to get sight-reading gigs like shows, theater, etc. I wound up with a Master's in Music degree.

I also can read fairly well on lap steel, best in A6 ...
  Topic: 8-string recommendations
David M Brown

Replies: 8
Views: 1041

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Aug 2019 6:53 am   Subject: 8-string recommendations
Thanks everybody! I found and bought a Melbert on Reverb with a Bill Lawrence 705 pickup in great shape.

You should be very happy with that instrument!
  Topic: 8-string recommendations
David M Brown

Replies: 8
Views: 1041

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Aug 2019 5:56 am   Subject: Re: 8-string recommendations


I see SX 8-stringers for about $200 are they junk?

Mine was pretty decent for the money - soft bag, legs, a solid bridge not taken from electric guitars, and the only thing I had to do was rais ...
  Topic: Working on behind the bar string pulls
David M Brown

Replies: 8
Views: 980

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Aug 2019 6:04 am   Subject: Working on behind the bar string pulls
I'm certainly no pro but behind the bar bends feel best/easiest to me pulling with my ring finger.

I use my 3rd finger and will pull behind the bar to make 2 different 7th chords out of a 6th tunin ...
  Topic: What influences which tuning I have ?
David M Brown

Replies: 7
Views: 812

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Jul 2019 8:01 am   Subject: What influences which tuning I have ?
Until the experts answer, I'll put in my 2 cents' worth.

In almost all cases, any steel can be set up to any tuning, depending on the string gauge.

Scale length will also affect your choices of ...
  Topic: 1950 New Yorker wiring
David M Brown

Replies: 9
Views: 536

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Jul 2019 1:55 am   Subject: 1950 New Yorker wiring
Ordinarily I would use a audio taper pot David but because this one is set up to work from the center out in both directions an audio pot would not work.

Oh, sorry, I thought it worked like most el ...
 
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