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  Topic: Why lower 9 to C#. 10 already raises to C#
Fred Treece

Replies: 20
Views: 912

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Sep 2018 7:27 am   Subject: Why lower 9 to C#. 10 already raises to C#
Lower register single note pentatonics from string 10 to 5 over the I and V (with E lower) chords.
  Topic: What are the required skills of a session Steel Player?
Fred Treece

Replies: 33
Views: 2289

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 Sep 2018 9:18 am   Subject: What are the required skills of a session Steel Player?
Looks like something from straight out of the Tommy Tedesco handbook, Allan. Excellent advice. And congratulations on making an “under the radar” living in the music business. That was my goal 40 ...
  Topic: Clip..new WSA CD.special guests Bruce Bouton/Buddy Spicher
Fred Treece

Replies: 5
Views: 306

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Sep 2018 6:43 pm   Subject: Clip..new WSA CD.special guests Bruce Bouton/Buddy Spicher
It’s on my shopping list.
  Topic: "You Belong To Me" Redd Stewart & Pee Wee King w/Buddy
Fred Treece

Replies: 2
Views: 230

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Sep 2018 5:54 pm   Subject: "You Belong To Me" Redd Stewart & Pee Wee King w/Buddy
Buddy adds some fine texture to that bridge. I sure like the way Redd flirts around the melody with that crooner voice, and he is a great picker! A credit to Chilton Price as co-writer of this song is ...
  Topic: I think I hear pedal steel
Fred Treece

Replies: 11
Views: 585

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 17 Sep 2018 10:11 pm   Subject: I think I hear pedal steel
Fred, Billl and Glen best just ignore the original and enjoy the cover!
Oh no! The original video is a total gas Cool

The cover, I enjoyed if only for its absurdity. A short clip from Creature Fro ...
  Topic: Metal music and lap steel
Fred Treece

Replies: 11
Views: 604

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Sep 2018 8:25 pm   Subject: Metal music and lap steel
Yep him too, Jack.
  Topic: APACHE- Video, C6 tuning
Fred Treece

Replies: 27
Views: 644

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Sep 2018 3:09 pm   Subject: APACHE- Video, C6 tuning
👍👍
Doug, you are one of those players who actually deserves to be on YouTube. It is always a treat!

PS- Oh yeah, the flatpick is definitely against the rules Very Happy
  Topic: Metal music and lap steel
Fred Treece

Replies: 11
Views: 604

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Sep 2018 2:59 pm   Subject: Metal music and lap steel
Brilliant. Love it.
It wouldn’t have been Jerry Byrd getting the call from Hendrix. It would have been Rusty Young, and he would have nailed it, sounding kinda like the guy in the video.
  Topic: I think I hear pedal steel
Fred Treece

Replies: 11
Views: 585

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 17 Sep 2018 2:29 pm   Subject: I think I hear pedal steel

2). Look carefully at the stage set. OMG.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEPIpTpoPs

Whoa! Barbarella wants her room back.
Laughing Laughing

This song does not make me think of Mississippi - n ...
  Topic: Mental Rehearsing
Fred Treece

Replies: 19
Views: 881

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 16 Sep 2018 10:21 am   Subject: Mental Rehearsing

I sit down to type this (or play steel) and think that I'm causing the movement, but I'm really seeing it--muscle memory, if you will.
That is exactly what I thought Bobby was talking about. But, t ...
  Topic: What are the required skills of a session Steel Player?
Fred Treece

Replies: 33
Views: 2289

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 14 Sep 2018 9:22 am   Subject: What are the required skills of a session Steel Player?
Greg Lambert nails it.

A steel playing friend of mine had one golden rule when he was in pursuit of his now very successful recording and touring career - do something every day toward the goal. P ...
  Topic: Building From Scratch, Part One
Fred Treece

Replies: 2
Views: 376

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 13 Sep 2018 9:05 am   Subject: Building From Scratch, Part One
Look up Sonny Jenkins on this forum. His work seems to draw the most attention of all the expert builders here, and for good reason. He is an artist, and a very humble one who would probably be happy ...
  Topic: Reaching A pedal with LKR engaged
Fred Treece

Replies: 25
Views: 1265

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Sep 2018 7:48 pm   Subject: Reaching A pedal with LKR engaged
If anything I said about my Stage One sounded like a complaint about how it was made, I take it back. Cool
  Topic: Shoes for pedal steel
Fred Treece

Replies: 43
Views: 2364

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Sep 2018 9:28 am   Subject: Re: soft soles and comfy
Driving shoes work well for me
I hope you are on high ground or driving towards it today, Bob. Be safe.
  Topic: Reaching A pedal with LKR engaged
Fred Treece

Replies: 25
Views: 1265

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Sep 2018 9:13 am   Subject: Reaching A pedal with LKR engaged
I wonder if it's just that simple, or whether there are instances in which using the left part/side of the left foot to press A while also keeping LKR engaged is useful (like if you need to roll onto ...
  Topic: Shoes for pedal steel
Fred Treece

Replies: 43
Views: 2364

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Sep 2018 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Bare foot
I've been playing bare foot for so many years I can't even remember when I started.

Can't even imagine how guys play in boots??? Looks awkward and painful.
I have a pair of Justin boots that have ...
  Topic: Sweet Dreams, 4 Steel Player Jam
Fred Treece

Replies: 4
Views: 270

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 11 Sep 2018 8:11 pm   Subject: Sweet Dreams, 4 Steel Player Jam
Wow. You all really are fine players. But David’s solo...my my my my my that is what we all live and strive for.
  Topic: Mental Rehearsing
Fred Treece

Replies: 19
Views: 881

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 11 Sep 2018 9:35 am   Subject: Mental Rehearsing
Yes. I am still in the beginning stages of learning pedal steel, and many of my “new discoveries” are the result of thinking something through when I’m away from the instrument. I might hear som ...
  Topic: Reaching A pedal with LKR engaged
Fred Treece

Replies: 25
Views: 1265

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Sep 2018 9:17 am   Subject: Reaching A pedal with LKR engaged
I raise my heel too, like Lane was saying. I have heard it said that the heel should never leave the floor. Bunk. Whatever gets it done. I’ll do a headstand if it helps get the sound I want. If I wa ...
  Topic: Pitch
Fred Treece

Replies: 31
Views: 1741

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Sep 2018 10:15 pm   Subject: Pitch
Ha!
It is more likely that the mando player and I just don’t know each other’s playing and tuning well enough yet to compensate for less than pitch perfect unison lines. Truthfully, in the heat o ...
  Topic: Pitch
Fred Treece

Replies: 31
Views: 1741

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Sep 2018 10:53 am   Subject: Pitch
Last night I was trying to do a unison with our mandolin player, who is a very good musician. I couldn’t match his pitch to save my life. Checked my tuning afterward and it was normal. My bar placem ...
  Topic: Fults Proto-1 Pedal Steel Guitar... NEW PICS OF UNDERSIDE...
Fred Treece

Replies: 35
Views: 5770

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 9 Sep 2018 10:33 am   Subject: Fults Proto-1 Pedal Steel Guitar... NEW PICS OF UNDERSIDE...
I’m sure buyers will find these instruments, Brad. I am a relatively new player and my eye for quality may not be as refined as others with more experience, but even I can see that this steel guitar ...
  Topic: New Topic, Using Gloves.
Fred Treece

Replies: 29
Views: 1358

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 Sep 2018 9:05 am   Subject: New Topic, Using Gloves.
Sometimes I use gloves for loading gear on and off the truck, but setting up the steel? Or playing?
Come on...
  Topic: David Jackson new style string
Fred Treece

Replies: 37
Views: 2521

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Sep 2018 8:57 am   Subject: David Jackson new style string
I don’t have a problem with “no life” or lack of sustain from wound strings. I would be interested in more evenly matched sustain and volume from all 10 (or 12) strings. Maybe that is a function ...
  Topic: Pitch
Fred Treece

Replies: 31
Views: 1741

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Sep 2018 3:32 pm   Subject: Pitch
I have an amp. that actually raises pitch about 4 cents when the tuner is placed in front of the amp., Compared to when it is plugged into the guitar.
An amp that raises the pitch of your guitar stri ...
 
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