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  Topic: Tony Prior + Rocky Top + youtube . . .
Don Powalka

Replies: 31
Views: 1977

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 15 Aug 2006 5:26 pm   Subject: Tony Prior + Rocky Top + youtube . . .
Great playing!!!! You think if I rub your head and guitar, I'll be able to play like that?

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  Topic: What got YOU into the steel?
Don Powalka

Replies: 95
Views: 6334

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 6 Aug 2006 2:22 pm   Subject: What got YOU into the steel?
I listened to a lot of Buck Owens when I was growing up and loved the steel playing. The tune that really got me hooked was "Above and Beyond"(hope I have the name right).I didn't start playing steel ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar "Aliases"
Don Powalka

Replies: 85
Views: 4873

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Aug 2006 12:42 pm   Subject: Steel Guitar "Aliases"
When my friends up here talk about my talents, they say " He plays steel." I like that. Reason being that I play Dobro, pedal steel, and the dreaded "SLIDE GUITAR". I guess it never really annoyed me ...
  Topic: Who plays but doesn't gig?
Don Powalka

Replies: 33
Views: 1905

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Jul 2006 5:05 pm   Subject: Who plays but doesn't gig?
I've been closet picking about 10 years now. It's hard when you have a family to be running round playing. I have fun practicing and seeing what kinds of sounds that I can get or how much speed I can ...
  Topic: First gig jitters
Don Powalka

Replies: 19
Views: 2150

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 26 Jul 2006 7:03 pm   Subject: First gig jitters
I had to reply to this, even though it is "after the fact". I've found thoughout the years of my playing there's always some sort of "first". Solos and Ensembles in high school were my first hair rais ...
  Topic: Emmons push/pull restoration
Don Powalka

Replies: 22
Views: 1051

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jul 2006 7:08 pm   Subject: Emmons push/pull restoration
You gentlemen do some fine work. Someday when the kids are gone and I've got a bit more time on my hands, I'd love to take on a project like that. Again, that is some great craftsmanship.

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  Topic: New Player/Member
Don Powalka

Replies: 15
Views: 1631

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 1 Jul 2006 6:14 am   Subject: New Player/Member
You came to the right place. I'm sure you will pick up some good info from this forum.

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  Topic: Franklinizer for sale
Don Powalka

Replies: 36
Views: 2222

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 15 Jun 2006 5:31 pm   Subject: Franklinizer for sale
The analysis presented that theorized that there was no need for the 10 gigawatt power. The efficiency of the unit not withstanding,the inductive reactance of the string interaction with the fingers w ...
  Topic: Franklinizer for sale
Don Powalka

Replies: 36
Views: 2313

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jun 2006 5:31 pm   Subject: Franklinizer for sale
The analysis presented that theorized that there was no need for the 10 gigawatt power. The efficiency of the unit not withstanding,the inductive reactance of the string interaction with the fingers w ...
  Topic: Franklinizer for sale
Don Powalka

Replies: 36
Views: 2313

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Jun 2006 7:00 pm   Subject: Franklinizer for sale
Whoever mentioned the flux capacitor ----- it won't work. Where are you getting the 10 gigawatts from ??????????????

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  Topic: Franklinizer for sale
Don Powalka

Replies: 36
Views: 2222

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 14 Jun 2006 7:00 pm   Subject: Franklinizer for sale
Whoever mentioned the flux capacitor ----- it won't work. Where are you getting the 10 gigawatts from ??????????????

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  Topic: Nashville's new gigantic steel guitar restoratr
Don Powalka

Replies: 63
Views: 5546

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Jun 2006 6:57 pm   Subject: Nashville's new gigantic steel guitar restoratr
I wish I lived closer to your shop. I do a bit of woodworking and machining for a hobby now. Being able to restore and build steels has to be a lot of fun. I'd love to work in a shop like that. My Dad ...
  Topic: our wife's
Don Powalka

Replies: 36
Views: 1730

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Jun 2006 3:22 pm   Subject: our wife's
If she won't complain about my steel, I won't complain about her SINGING !!!!!!!!!!!

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  Topic: Hey Paul, Dire Straits, TWO Steels ?
Don Powalka

Replies: 8
Views: 760

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 May 2006 7:35 pm   Subject: Hey Paul, Dire Straits, TWO Steels ?
This is one of my all time favorite CD's in my collection, and I think is the best CD Dire Straights made. I wish I would've seen this post sooner.

Paul's steel on this CD is so tasteful. What a mix- ...
  Topic: ACM Award update
Don Powalka

Replies: 33
Views: 2033

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 May 2006 4:46 pm   Subject: ACM Award update
I was only able to see the end of the tribute to Buck Owens. I thought Buddy Allen did his Dad's music just fine and I liked to see the rock drummer in there. I just was telling my son about that. Nic ...
  Topic: Hello from a new member
Don Powalka

Replies: 23
Views: 3210

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 May 2006 8:27 am   Subject: Hello from a new member
Welcome aboard. I lurked around this ite for quite a while before I signed up too. There's a lot of good info here so enjoy.

I've experienced guitar players like that too. It taught me not to become ...
  Topic: RKL set-up!
Don Powalka

Replies: 36
Views: 2240

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 May 2006 8:27 pm   Subject: RKL set-up!
On my 'Bud S12U RKR lowers the E's, RKL raises the E's. My guitar is set up with a Jeff Neuman (sp) copedant. It makes it easy to hold the E drop when playing in B6th mode.

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  Topic: Digital Multi Meter
Don Powalka

Replies: 7
Views: 901

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 30 Apr 2006 6:49 pm   Subject: Digital Multi Meter
Check on General Electric's web site under GE Rents. You should be able to find it by doing a search as I don't have thier address at the moment. They sell their rental equipment to upgrade from time ...
  Topic: Stretching Out.. Thanks to Bobbe
Don Powalka

Replies: 9
Views: 697

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Apr 2006 8:54 am   Subject: Stretching Out.. Thanks to Bobbe
My Christmas gift for this year was a Dobro. A guy that I taught 6 string many moons ago came back to the area last winter and was playing coffee house type gigs. He invited me over to play Dobro with ...
  Topic: Advice on first time out?
Don Powalka

Replies: 32
Views: 2091

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Apr 2006 6:36 pm   Subject: Advice on first time out?
Keep things quiet and simple. As you start to get comfortable with the band and the crowd, things will work out just fine.

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  Topic: Lead guitarists.
Don Powalka

Replies: 26
Views: 3799

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Apr 2006 5:30 pm   Subject: Lead guitarists.
I had a rather unique way of dealing with this problem. I played my steel with my guitar in my lap and switched off between them both. I sure couldn't yell at myself for being too loud!!!!

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  Topic: ??? For all Newbies to steel guitar---------
Don Powalka

Replies: 59
Views: 6953

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Apr 2006 5:13 pm   Subject: ??? For all Newbies to steel guitar---------
I started out with a Sho-Bud Maverick, traded it for an Emmons E9th S10, and traded it for a Sho-Bud S12U 7 & 4. I've been thinking about going to a double neck, but you loose that low E with a 10 str ...
  Topic: Worlds most beautiful Emmons ,TWO!!!
Don Powalka

Replies: 12
Views: 959

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Apr 2006 4:57 pm   Subject: Worlds most beautiful Emmons ,TWO!!!
If I had the scratch, that guitar would be gone RIGHT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a beautiful instrument.

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  Topic: Packed My Emmons Away Today....
Don Powalka

Replies: 25
Views: 3500

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Apr 2006 8:02 am   Subject: Packed My Emmons Away Today....
HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  Topic: Buck, Don & Tom 1966
Don Powalka

Replies: 17
Views: 1859

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 13 Apr 2006 9:17 pm   Subject: Buck, Don & Tom 1966
I listened to a lot of Buck Owens when I was little and have to say that he and his band have a lot to do with me taking up music like I did. Dad and I loved watching Don Rich play guitar and fiddle, ...
 
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