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  Topic: New Convert
G Strout

Replies: 2
Views: 665

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Oct 2020 5:58 pm   Subject: New Convert
I started on 6 string lap. Switched to pedal as soon as I could afford it. (around 1983) Back to playing mostly 8 string non pedal now. Western Swing, Old Country and some Jazz type stuff. I have sev ...
  Topic: Learning
G Strout

Replies: 15
Views: 1203

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Oct 2020 5:21 am   Subject: Learning
I agree with everything that has been mentioned. Here are what I feel are 5 important things to playing any musical instrument.
1.Listen. Develop your sense of pitch and intonation.
2.Listen . Learn ...
  Topic: Stacked humbucker
G Strout

Replies: 4
Views: 1087

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 28 Sep 2020 6:22 pm   Subject: Stacked humbucker
Jerry, tried several stacked humbuckers and finally settled on one made by sentell pickups. Clear and bell like tones, but with fatter tone than most. Contact Jerry Sentell
and he will hook you up. I ...
  Topic: Dueling Fender steels- "Steel Guitar Strut"
G Strout

Replies: 18
Views: 1069

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Sep 2020 11:34 am   Subject: Dueling Fender steels- "Steel Guitar Strut"
Sounds great! Excellent playing. Love the tone you are pulling out of those guitars!! Very Happy
  Topic: Why young folks are not learning steel guitar
G Strout

Replies: 80
Views: 6542

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 6 Sep 2020 5:16 pm   Subject: Why young folks are not learning steel guitar
Neil Flanz. Heard Neil play for the first time in Montreal PQ and later with Emmy Lou Harris and Gram Parsons. I went nuts!!! When I decided to search out this AMAZING instrument, the start up cost wa ...
  Topic: im new
G Strout

Replies: 9
Views: 919

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Sep 2020 4:23 pm   Subject: im new
Skip ,yes you can use regular guitar strings BUT most lap steel tunings use way different gauges than a standard guitar uses. First you need to decide on what tuning you will want to use. That will de ...
  Topic: Remington S 8. PLEASE CLOSE
G Strout

Replies: 2
Views: 413

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 2 Sep 2020 8:29 pm   Subject: Remington S 8. PLEASE CLOSE
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  Topic: Remington S 8. PLEASE CLOSE
G Strout

Replies: 2
Views: 413

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 27 Aug 2020 5:03 pm   Subject: Remington S 8. PLEASE CLOSE
Please close ....found one in AK, Thanks forum

Looking to buy a Remington S8. I have a D8 but it's just getting too much to carry around. I usually play A6 or C6 and can easily re-tune on the S8 If ...
  Topic: Using Paypal For Forum Purchases
G Strout

Replies: 71
Views: 9357

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 10 Aug 2020 6:16 pm   Subject: Using Paypal For Forum Purchases
I never use friends and family for a purchase of goods or services. If the seller asks me to I refuse. If he balks, I offer to split the fee. If he is a whiney cupcake and I really want the item I jus ...
  Topic: Franz pickups
G Strout

Replies: 0
Views: 231

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 12 Jul 2020 7:39 pm   Subject: Franz pickups
Trust me I know this a long shot.... Does anyone have an original set of Franz pickups (P-90 style)from the 50's or early 60's that they would be willing to part with? If not sell, how about I give yo ...
  Topic: Fabulous Tele Picker
G Strout

Replies: 13
Views: 4782

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 22 Jun 2020 7:27 pm   Subject: Fabulous Tele Picker
And then there is this guy.... Scotty Anderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Ojj1GabBs
  Topic: Some Unpublished Jerry Byrd Pics
G Strout

Replies: 5
Views: 880

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Jun 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: Some Unpublished Jerry Byrd Pics
That is definitely Neil Flanz. From the time frame and Neil's age the photo may have been taken in Montreal (???)
  Topic: Twilight Blues F#9 Tuning
G Strout

Replies: 21
Views: 2152

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Apr 2020 3:56 am   Subject: Twilight Blues F#9 Tuning
Good Job Anthony !!!
Sounds GREAT!!!
gary
  Topic: Help ! Nut replacement for old crome Rickenbacker Electro ?
G Strout

Replies: 6
Views: 984

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Apr 2020 3:46 am   Subject: Help ! Nut replacement for old crome Rickenbacker Electro ?
I've fixed several of those before that among other things were missing nuts. I have used Micarta nut blanks (2 glued together) and cut and shaped them. Drilled the bottom and fitted 1/8 metal rods fo ...
  Topic: butternut lap steel
G Strout

Replies: 26
Views: 1791

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Mar 2020 6:18 pm   Subject: butternut lap steel
Great looking lap Bill!! I love the finish...If it ever comes up for sale let me know.
Gary
  Topic: Broken pickup cover
G Strout

Replies: 2
Views: 434

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Mar 2020 5:26 pm   Subject: Broken pickup cover
Daniel.... believe it or not there is a fix. I have repaired many Vintage pickup covers using a product called Glu Boost. Basically it is a "Super Glue" ( cyanoacrylate glue) that you can co ...
  Topic: A rare old Epiphone brought back to life
G Strout

Replies: 8
Views: 963

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Mar 2020 5:17 pm   Subject: A rare old Epiphone brought back to life
Beautiful job Noah !!!
  Topic: Fats Kaplin
G Strout

Replies: 6
Views: 737

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Feb 2020 8:37 pm   Subject: Fats Kaplin
Man, ya just gotta love this guy! I really need to learn this tune....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ix9RTWNRSc
  Topic: Have you experimented with different finger picks?
G Strout

Replies: 43
Views: 4299

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Feb 2020 4:09 pm   Subject: Have you experimented with different finger picks?
Mark,
On the thumb I use a Zookies L30. It took awhile to get accustomed to the butterfly picks. You have to get them shaped to what works for you. No trick to it. Just get them shaped to someth ...
  Topic: Have you experimented with different finger picks?
G Strout

Replies: 43
Views: 4299

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Feb 2020 12:49 pm   Subject: Have you experimented with different finger picks?
I never got along with the "standard style" finger picks. Tried about everything that I could find that would give me a combo of the metal / flesh sound. Finally settled on these. Butterfly ...
  Topic: Remington non-pedal steel - Parts - Source
G Strout

Replies: 7
Views: 1481

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Dec 2019 1:30 pm   Subject: Remington non-pedal steel - Parts - Source
Herb was married to Melba for 60+ years. She passed away 3 or 4 years before Herb. He must have some children in the area that would have information on the disposal of the estate. Try emailing Cindy ...
  Topic: Rickenbacker Electro Please close...sold on eBay
G Strout

Replies: 1
Views: 870

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 6 Dec 2019 3:47 am   Subject: Rickenbacker Electro Please close...sold on eBay
Bump Lower Price
  Topic: Rickenbacker Electro Please close...sold on eBay
G Strout

Replies: 1
Views: 870

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 1 Dec 2019 4:41 pm   Subject: Rickenbacker Electro Please close...sold on eBay
Sold on ebay
  Topic: My Rickenbachers saved me!
G Strout

Replies: 16
Views: 1582

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Nov 2019 9:23 am   Subject: My Rickenbachers saved me!
Glad you are back. Wondered what happened. I have had massive health issues..... still have my pedals, but frankly play mostly non pedal now. I like it better and less maintenance issues .......lol
  Topic: What makes a great lap steel?
G Strout

Replies: 18
Views: 1710

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Oct 2019 9:14 pm   Subject: What makes a great lap steel?
I have to go with Brad. Joe Pass could pick up a Teisco guitar and kick your a$$. The PLAYER is the major component. Watched Joe play one night and his amp went out, just died.. He plugged into the ho ...
 
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