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  Topic: Who Played Steel On This?
David Mitchell

Replies: 8
Views: 646

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 10 Dec 2018 10:03 pm   Subject: Who Played Steel On This?
You too Donnie! I always enjoy your comments and helpful contributions on the forum. It's just the word local has always been a bit of a mystery to me because I have heard it used in that context my e ...
  Topic: Who Played Steel On This?
David Mitchell

Replies: 8
Views: 646

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 10 Dec 2018 9:21 am   Subject: Who Played Steel On This?
I suppose then if it wasn't recorded in Nashville, New York or Los Angeles for a major label with only first call players it's a local player. Heeheehe!
We recorded Blue by LeAnn Rimes here in Tyler ...
  Topic: Who Played Steel On This?
David Mitchell

Replies: 8
Views: 646

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 9 Dec 2018 7:55 pm   Subject: Who Played Steel On This?
Sounds good to me. Steel fits that style of music. Kinda of a country rock style.
  Topic: Who Played Steel On This?
David Mitchell

Replies: 8
Views: 646

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 9 Dec 2018 9:36 am   Subject: Who Played Steel On This?
Are local studios and local players of lesser quality?
Bradley's Barn studio, RCA, Lloyd Green and Buddy Emmons were all local players and studios in Nashville I would think. They seldom went on tour ...
  Topic: Which Player(S) Inspire You To Practice?
David Mitchell

Replies: 152
Views: 37986

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 7 Dec 2018 4:06 pm   Subject: Which Player(S) Inspire You To Practice?
Pete Drake. Commonly known as the worst steel player in Nashville because he was so unlike Buddy Emmons and Lloyd Green. It's funny however his name appeared on my collection of 600 country albums mor ...
  Topic: MCI Leg plugs
David Mitchell

Replies: 11
Views: 310

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 4 Dec 2018 3:30 pm   Subject: MCI Leg plugs
I see. I guess Gene Fields had a different idea than Bud when he built the original. I had the old plexiglass original that Bud built for a while but never tried any other legs on it. Bud might have g ...
  Topic: MCI Leg plugs
David Mitchell

Replies: 11
Views: 310

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 4 Dec 2018 3:57 am   Subject: MCI Leg plugs
That's odd. I just screwed a set of legs from an Emmons push pull into an EMCI frame. Fit like a glove. Most modern steels seem to be Emmons/Sho-Bud size sockets and threads. I thought the endplates ...
  Topic: Together Again - Steven Hicken Jr. & Mathew Jut
David Mitchell

Replies: 8
Views: 414

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 4 Dec 2018 3:45 am   Subject: Together Again - Steven Hicken Jr. & Mathew Jut
Very good guys! Nice video too!
  Topic: Terry Crisp
David Mitchell

Replies: 22
Views: 4043

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 16 Nov 2018 3:32 pm   Subject: Terry Crisp
I think Terry Crisp is the best commercial pedal steel guitarist in the world that did not spend a lifetime day after day in a recording studio. Reba should be honored to be on the same stage with Ter ...
  Topic: single mic recording
David Mitchell

Replies: 10
Views: 460

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 16 Nov 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: single mic recording
Excellent in every way! Thanks for sharing! Erv that mic looks like an AEA R88 stereo ribbon mic to me.
  Topic: "Your Side Of The Story"
David Mitchell

Replies: 2
Views: 915

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 15 Nov 2018 11:16 am   Subject: "Your Side Of The Story"
Back before knee levers. There is a video on YouTube of a live broadcast with Jimmy Day playing a Fender lap steel on legs modified with a single A & B pedal raise. They pulled the strings in the ...
  Topic: Nashville-Playing on Broadway
David Mitchell

Replies: 34
Views: 5186

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 Nov 2018 10:23 pm   Subject: Nashville-Playing on Broadway
Wow! That's incredible. You could have retired just with that house. I never met him but I heard Eddy Arnold got filthy rich from real estate around Nashville. They told me at one time Roy Acuff and E ...
  Topic: Nashville-Playing on Broadway
David Mitchell

Replies: 34
Views: 5186

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 Nov 2018 6:08 pm   Subject: Nashville-Playing on Broadway
To show you how the music business made Nashville what it is today. In 1974 I rented a 2 story house with basement directly across the street from the new RCA building on Music Square West for $175.00 ...
  Topic: Nashville-Playing on Broadway
David Mitchell

Replies: 34
Views: 5186

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 5 Nov 2018 12:37 pm   Subject: Nashville-Playing on Broadway
Musicians made Nashville into what it is today but they have no respect from the Apartment builders and Club owners that moved in to capitalize on the growth of Nashville. I remember what Nashville wa ...
  Topic: Nashville-Playing on Broadway
David Mitchell

Replies: 34
Views: 5186

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 5 Nov 2018 10:07 am   Subject: Nashville-Playing on Broadway
I went and got a good day job running a pawnshop/music store in 1979 in Dallas, Tx. that specialized in musical instruments. I got a lot of great bargains on Spanish guitars and pedal steel guitars. L ...
  Topic: Rhonda Vincent w/ Mike Johnson, "When The Grass Grows..."
David Mitchell

Replies: 8
Views: 2406

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 3 Nov 2018 2:11 pm   Subject: Rhonda Vincent w/ Mike Johnson, "When The Grass Grows..."
The combination of her singing and Mike's playing is as good as it gets. A match made in Honky Tonk heaven!
  Topic: I lost my wife this morning.
David Mitchell

Replies: 117
Views: 9408

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 28 Oct 2018 9:30 am   Subject: I lost my wife this morning.
So sorry Bob. You and Barbara sure brought us hillbillies in East Texas a lot of great music and knowledge of how to play country music like the pros. She was a sweet lady. I believe what the Bible sa ...
  Topic: Is this country music? re:Will Van Horn
David Mitchell

Replies: 34
Views: 2108

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Oct 2018 3:06 pm   Subject: Is this country music? re:Will Van Horn
Is Will one of them Nashville Super Pickers? Winking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBv4HnWj2l8

I think Will is creative and a genuine artist. Something I haven't heard much of in the steel wor ...
  Topic: Gary Houge 1996 ISGC with Special Guests "Live"
David Mitchell

Replies: 10
Views: 596

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Oct 2018 2:48 pm   Subject: Gary Houge 1996 ISGC with Special Guests "Live"
Awesome Bill! Thanks for all the great videos!
  Topic: Too Simple???
David Mitchell

Replies: 1
Views: 783

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 13 Oct 2018 3:34 pm   Subject: Too Simple???
What DAW are you using to record your steel or did you use BIAB to record your steel. Not sure what you mean by "adding BIAB to the mix". They tells me you used some other software to record ...
  Topic: Request for "April Fool"
David Mitchell

Replies: 4
Views: 1747

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 13 Oct 2018 3:16 pm   Subject: Request for "April Fool"
If you find the tab to it I made a rhythm track just like Junior's version.

https://youtu.be/riKnqYGN4HA
  Topic: Lowering G#'s for Minor Chords....
David Mitchell

Replies: 37
Views: 3045

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Oct 2018 10:32 am   Subject: Lowering G#'s for Minor Chords....
After working up some John Hughey tunes from the records I noticed he was doing a lot of kickoffs with the pickup notes being only on strings 5&6 with the G# lowered to G for the very first note. ...
  Topic: Examples of tone from various PSGs?
David Mitchell

Replies: 13
Views: 1344

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Oct 2018 8:43 pm   Subject: Examples of tone from various PSGs?
My favorite tone comes from a steel I built myself using an EMCI aluminum frame with a butcher block hard rock maple soundboard. I built it like a violin or spanish guitar because the changer bridge i ...
  Topic: Drum Machine for recording; which has best sounds?
David Mitchell

Replies: 14
Views: 2444

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 29 Sep 2018 5:06 pm   Subject: Drum Machine for recording; which has best sounds?
I used a Roland R-8 machine for years but found it very limiting for commercial use because I was stuck with the sounds in the box. I've been using this software drum sequencer here https://www.acous ...
  Topic: Shobud Fingertips and Permanents----got a picture??
David Mitchell

Replies: 432
Views: 135206

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Sep 2018 12:48 am   Subject: Shobud Fingertips and Permanents----got a picture??
Here is a picture and video of me playing my Fingertip. When I bought it the changer endplate was broken in two pieces right down the middle. I welded it back together and from the outside you couldn' ...
 
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