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  Topic: Universal Steel Forum a place for Universalist nuts
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 15
Views: 858

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Jun 2020 3:24 pm   Subject: Universal Steel Forum a place for Universalist nuts
Perhaps a good starting point, if someone is interested, is to compile a "compendium" of Universal tuning posts - this involves searching through the forum(s - remember there is the early on ...
  Topic: Texas Swing E9 instructional DVD or download
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 1
Views: 102

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 25 Jun 2020 1:45 am   Subject: Texas Swing E9 instructional DVD or download
Check with Herb Steiner - he use to have two courses of songs, with tabs, sample tracks, and backing tracks (IIRC) called "Swingin' On E9." They are not currently listed on his website, but ...
  Topic: Chopin Jazz!
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 6
Views: 153

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 23 Jun 2020 3:42 am   Subject: Chopin Jazz!
Scott Murray - yes, that video (big oops forgetting the link).
  Topic: Chopin Jazz!
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 6
Views: 153

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 22 Jun 2020 7:02 pm   Subject: Chopin Jazz!
This is really cool, I think - it's Chopin's Etude Op 25, No. 2 - but played jazz-style. The right hand is the same as written by Chopin melodically, but plays with the rhythm. Left hand is different, ...
  Topic: pickup opyions for 8 string square neck reso
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 10
Views: 247

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Jun 2020 3:30 pm   Subject: pickup opyions for 8 string square neck reso
If you find the answer that meets Howards criteria, I would buy one for my 7-stringer!

Myers - nice little setup, but I find it is very omni-directional - it picks up my voice when talking - this ...
  Topic: Jazz tracks are available free
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 4
Views: 269

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 20 Jun 2020 6:15 pm   Subject: Jazz tracks are available free
Great, Ron. Force me to end my procrastination and start learning to play over jazz riffs. Thanks.... I think.
  Topic: Some of the coolest steel guitar on this planet!
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 23
Views: 2441

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Jun 2020 3:42 pm   Subject: Some of the coolest steel guitar on this planet!
Getting away from music stands, and back to the music, Mike's solo on "Another Bridge To Burn" (about 16 min. in for start of the song) blows me away!
  Topic: Bunch of (wanna-be) newb questions (long)
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 12
Views: 1286

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Jun 2020 3:44 am   Subject: Bunch of (wanna-be) newb questions (long)
Wow, where to begin? First, you should realize that pedal steel has one of the most challenging learning curves of any instrument out there. I'm not saying it - many have stated as much here on the fo ...
  Topic: looking for dobro playing advice
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 14
Views: 616

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jun 2020 7:04 pm   Subject: looking for dobro playing advice
I can think of a few pointers - dobro players try not to slide the bar across multiple strings unless they are playing multiple strings. If playing single-note stuff, they tilt the bar and use just th ...
  Topic: Best Steel Playing on Willie Nelson Recordings?
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 33
Views: 3065

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 Jun 2020 3:37 pm   Subject: Best Steel Playing on Willie Nelson Recordings?
This one is much more recent, but\ that is Paul Franklin and the rest of the Time Jumpers on Willie's tribute album to Ray Price, "For The Good Times".

https://youtu.be/tTgmTv-l_Yc

I' ...
  Topic: Small Lightweight Power Heads.
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 26
Views: 1964

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 28 May 2020 7:35 pm   Subject: Small Lightweight Power Heads.
I've tried two of the bass Class D amps that people were using with steel guitar - Carvin 250 and GK MB200. I hated the Carvin the moment I plugged it in - never used it more than a couple of minutes. ...
  Topic: Temptation...The Western Swing Authority...
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 4
Views: 436

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 28 May 2020 7:17 pm   Subject: Temptation...The Western Swing Authority...
Loved it! Keep 'em coming!
  Topic: pedal steel on Pop Music hits
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 87
Views: 10969

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 May 2020 5:27 am   Subject: pedal steel on Pop Music hits
Here's a tune that's I've had on a huge random playlist for years - never realized how much pedal steel there was on it until it popped up today. Hardly a big hit, but cool tune - kind of dark alterna ...
  Topic: Steel guitar Beauty contest?
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 84
Views: 6101

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 May 2020 8:26 pm   Subject: Steel guitar Beauty contest?
Turquoise is my favorite color (I've been known to say "the color of the Caribbean Sea in the Virgin Islands over a white coral sand bottom, 10 feet deep)! So those last two are total stunners! A ...
  Topic: Steel guitar Beauty contest?
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 84
Views: 6101

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 May 2020 11:53 pm   Subject: Steel guitar Beauty contest?
Johnnie, thanks for the compliment on my Sho-Bud Pro-II. I admit to being biased, but it's as pretty a steel as any I've seen. I sold it 18 months ago when I decided to retire in the Philippines, but ...
  Topic: Deliberating on my first Dobro...
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 30
Views: 1690

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 May 2020 3:16 pm   Subject: Deliberating on my first Dobro...
Rob,

A few quick points: R-bodies are not large bodies. That stands for "Regal" as it is based on the Regal Dobro shape of the prewar era, so is a traditional size resonator. Basically, i ...
  Topic: Who played steel on Willie’s version of Nightlife?
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 17
Views: 3117

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 May 2020 4:53 am   Subject: Who played steel on Willie’s version of Nightlife?
I pulled up any Brownie McGhee versions I could find on Youtube, and he does not use the word, "Nightlife" at all. He says "Sportin' Life" where Willie sings "Nightlife" ...
  Topic: Sho-Bud Repair and Restoration Info
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 4
Views: 645

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 May 2020 3:26 am   Subject: Sho-Bud Repair and Restoration Info
Some old Sho-Bud Manuals I found somewhere - possibly elsewhere on this forum, but will link them so as much S-B info is here in one thread:

Sho-Bud Manual 1:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1K ...
  Topic: Sho-Bud Repair and Restoration Info
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 4
Views: 645

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 May 2020 3:22 am   Subject: Sho-Bud Repair and Restoration Info
Problem solved - all links clickable now. Mods - you can delete this if you want.
  Topic: Sho-Bud Repair and Restoration Info
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 4
Views: 645

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 May 2020 3:14 am   Subject: Doug's Sho-Bud Compendium (incomplete)
Here is the "compendium" I was once working on. Perhaps others will pick up where I left off. If you see a thread on Sho-Bud repair, refurbishment, or improvement that should be included, li ...
  Topic: Sho-Bud Repair and Restoration Info
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 4
Views: 645

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 May 2020 3:10 am   Subject: Sho-Bud Repair and Restoration Info
I've had a couple of people as me for the restoration tips I got from James Morehead a number of years ago, and realized I should just create a post with the info in it. I was initially concerned that ...
  Topic: Steel guitar Beauty contest?
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 84
Views: 6101

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 May 2020 4:57 pm   Subject: Steel guitar Beauty contest?
I love two-tone steels - contrast is always nice! Also, I prefer some nice wood inlay to pearl or abalone. So here's my contribution:


https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/11019_IMG_6763_1. ...
  Topic: Deliberating on my first Dobro...
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 30
Views: 1690

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 May 2020 5:19 pm   Subject: Deliberating on my first Dobro...
Rob,

Most of the Beard models are, I believe, made to order. So don't expect to find what you want "in the shop" unless it's a Gold Tone. If you buy the GT, buy it from Beard - not just t ...
  Topic: Muting Chords for Pick/Fingertip Blockers
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 23
Views: 2548

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 May 2020 4:40 pm   Subject: Muting Chords for Pick/Fingertip Blockers
First off, those who say they combine palm and pick blocking - I am envious! Those who say it's easy to learn - apparently not for everyone. Paul F. says he struggled with palm blocking for years befo ...
  Topic: Deliberating on my first Dobro...
Douglas Schuch

Replies: 30
Views: 1690

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 May 2020 4:12 am   Subject: Deliberating on my first Dobro...
Hey,

I've just gone down the same path trying to figure out what I wanted for a 6-stringer (currently own a 7-string Sho-Bro).

First, I would suggest you start here: Search Youtube for "Bea ...
 
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