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  Topic: Who was the best live band you've ever seen?
Donny Hinson

Replies: 79
Views: 4283

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 30 Nov 2020 1:20 pm   Subject: Who was the best live band you've ever seen?
Going way back in country music, it was The Justice Brothers at Hunter's Lodge in Fairfax Virginia, with Rudy Gabriletto, Pete Pepper, and Phil and Roy Justice. Then there was Tubb's Troubadors, with ...
  Topic: My first session
Donny Hinson

Replies: 4
Views: 455

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 29 Nov 2020 8:10 pm   Subject: My first session
...But I love that 70s sound and in some way think it is the apex of sound design before overproduction became the norm.



I'm inclined to agree. That was about the time recording engineers went ...
  Topic: Pf-350 ???
Donny Hinson

Replies: 13
Views: 1163

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 29 Nov 2020 6:17 pm   Subject: Pf-350 ???
Unfortunately James i need 450-500 watts at 8 ohms and not 4 ohms

Marty, just use multiple speakers. It's easy...just use two 4-ohm speakers, each rated @ at least 250 watts. Connect them in seri ...
  Topic: stainless vs nickel strings
Donny Hinson

Replies: 17
Views: 1735

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Nov 2020 1:48 pm   Subject: stainless vs nickel strings
The only difference between stainless and nickel strings are the wraps on the wound strings; the plain strings are all just regular steel music wire on both types. The stainless wound strings aren't ...
  Topic: Middle G on E9th?
Donny Hinson

Replies: 39
Views: 2465

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Nov 2020 6:44 am   Subject: Middle G on E9th?
Well, I never really use it as a scale note, but I do have it on a vertical.
  Topic: Any ideas
Donny Hinson

Replies: 2
Views: 992

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Nov 2020 4:15 pm   Subject: Any ideas
The credits on the album says it's Stu Basore. Cool
  Topic: Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Donny Hinson

Replies: 36
Views: 4410

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Nov 2020 6:02 am   Subject: Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Does someone have good pics of all the plaques? Better than just letting them go unviewed, could we just put them as a "sticky" here at the top of the Steel Players category?

I think a & ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Donny Hinson

Replies: 36
Views: 4410

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Nov 2020 5:55 am   Subject: Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
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  Topic: C6 pedals height help, please
Donny Hinson

Replies: 9
Views: 814

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Nov 2020 8:53 pm   Subject: C6 pedals height help, please
Many players set pedals at different heights because of their different amounts of travel, and because having certain pedals higher makes it easier to find your "home position" by feel. S ...
  Topic: MSA steels
Donny Hinson

Replies: 46
Views: 5795

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Nov 2020 4:33 pm   Subject: MSA steels
...I ordered an Anapeg 25 years ago- it took 4 years to get- again well worth the wait.

That was a one-man shop, halfway around the world. Oh Well
  Topic: Would a new Push pull have a market?
Donny Hinson

Replies: 75
Views: 6916

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Nov 2020 6:18 am   Subject: Would a new Push pull have a market?
I would imagine if a new PP was sold these days, especially an Emmons PP clone, it would cost $20,000.

No, not hardly. The rumor that they far more costly to make is totally unfounded. Add to t ...
  Topic: MSA steels
Donny Hinson

Replies: 46
Views: 5795

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Nov 2020 1:22 pm   Subject: MSA steels
Embarassed
  Topic: To sweetend or standard
Donny Hinson

Replies: 28
Views: 2424

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Nov 2020 5:58 pm   Subject: To sweetend or standard

James Shelton makes a good case for tuning straight up in his YouTube video about open string usage...

Yeah, his notes are right in with that keyboard, but then it all falls apart when it's just ...
  Topic: To sweetend or standard
Donny Hinson

Replies: 28
Views: 2424

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Nov 2020 4:10 am   Subject: To sweetend or standard
I tune my E (4th string) to 443
This enables me to see the fret marker all the way up the neck, and still be in tune with the rest of the band.

Fred, what do you do when the guitar player is tuni ...
  Topic: No More Boss DD3s
Donny Hinson

Replies: 16
Views: 2299

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Nov 2020 10:12 pm   Subject: No More Boss DD3s
There may still be a few NIB ones left somewhere, but I thought they discontinued manufacture of the original DD3 several years ago?
  Topic: To sweetend or standard
Donny Hinson

Replies: 28
Views: 2424

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Nov 2020 9:55 pm   Subject: To sweetend or standard
In the sixties practically the only tuners around were the original Conn Strobotuner, and not many people had them. Steel players usually used either a tuning fork or a keyboard to get a refence pitc ...
  Topic: Fender 400 strings
Donny Hinson

Replies: 7
Views: 825

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Nov 2020 2:06 pm   Subject: Fender 400 strings
Way cool first-generation 400 (no roller nut or bridge). That puts it squarely in the 1958-1962 period.

That's about the most pristine one I've seen in 40 years! Cool
  Topic: Caption?
Donny Hinson

Replies: 13
Views: 1186

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 21 Nov 2020 7:03 am   Subject: Caption?
O'Leary the Leprechaun doing his screen-test for the movie "Deliverance". O'Leary was selected for the roll, but disappeared before filming started. Police questioned a software engineer f ...
  Topic: Buddy singing - non country
Donny Hinson

Replies: 6
Views: 1196

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 20 Nov 2020 7:52 pm   Subject: Buddy singing - non country
I believe it's some 1980s soul/jazz. Shocked
  Topic: Gig Length
Donny Hinson

Replies: 23
Views: 2650

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 20 Nov 2020 7:45 pm   Subject: Gig Length
From the mid '60s through the early '90s, the "standard" bar gig in my neck of the woods was five 40 minute sets with a 20 minute break, and I did thousands of those. Whoa! A standard dan ...
  Topic: Tommy White
Donny Hinson

Replies: 17
Views: 4351

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 20 Nov 2020 1:46 pm   Subject: Tommy White
Wow, 22 years! Tommy's a first-rate player, and for over twice that long, he's been on my personal "Top 10 Players" list. Mr. Green
  Topic: Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Donny Hinson

Replies: 36
Views: 4410

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 20 Nov 2020 1:42 pm   Subject: Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
I saw the plaques when they were in the Millennium, but it always seemed a little odd to me. I'm all for getting us publicity, and providing players with some recognition. I'm not, however, aware of ...
  Topic: Buddy singing - non country
Donny Hinson

Replies: 6
Views: 1196

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 19 Nov 2020 4:37 pm   Subject: Buddy singing - non country
Most have probably heard this on the BuddyEmmons.com website. But for those who haven't, enjoy!

http://www.buddyemmons.com/audio/WereInThis.mp3

Cool
  Topic: lick library
Donny Hinson

Replies: 18
Views: 2037

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Nov 2020 2:56 pm   Subject: lick library
IMHO, you really should have 3 components in your playing:

Plenty of "Licks" (signature moves)
The ability to "play it straight"
The ability to improvise and innovate

If yo ...
  Topic: Steel Player
Donny Hinson

Replies: 3
Views: 1262

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 Nov 2020 2:44 pm   Subject: Steel Player
Great example of Pete's "bar shiver" technique! Very Happy
 
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