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  Topic: JCH Changer Design Help Please
Gene Tani

Replies: 6
Views: 675

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Nov 2020 6:39 pm   Subject: JCH Changer Design Help Please
ask Buck https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2537039#2537039

and here's a pic of sound bar https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2342822#2342822
  Topic: Extra Heavy Tone Bar With Cutaways
Gene Tani

Replies: 2
Views: 439

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Nov 2020 4:08 pm   Subject: Extra Heavy Tone Bar With Cutaways
There's bullet bars with incuts, Michael Hillman's powder coated bars are great

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2840399#2840399
  Topic: Katana Breaking up
Gene Tani

Replies: 15
Views: 779

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Nov 2020 8:31 am   Subject: Katana Breaking up
you could *consider* 2 things but before you do either go on the forum/ research if people had any problems (and save patches)

- reset to default settings as they were shipped from the factory

h ...
  Topic: Finger Pick Practice on 6-String Pre-PSG Arrival
Gene Tani

Replies: 12
Views: 559

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Nov 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Finger Pick Practice on 6-String Pre-PSG Arrival
https://www.steelguitarshopper.com/micro-conversion-nut/

This is the string raiser. There's vids on youtube about fitting the fingerpicks and thumbpicks bands and shaping the blades curvature (whi ...
  Topic: Rains Rodding Chart
Gene Tani

Replies: 3
Views: 688

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 4 Nov 2020 6:50 am   Subject: Rains Rodding Chart
Did you ask Curtis Hogue?

I'm going to make chart and take lots of pix but I also need to rerod ABC, at the very least.
  Topic: Is it me? Are Stringmasters' tone not as lush as lap steels?
Gene Tani

Replies: 18
Views: 1921

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Nov 2020 1:38 am   Subject: Is it me? Are Stringmasters' tone not as lush as lap steels?
I've never seen a stringmaster, is the pickup basically the same design as a tele pickup? Mounting it on a solid steel plate like a tele is supposed to give warmer tone. I had a Rukavina pickup, sim ...
  Topic: Somnath Das
Gene Tani

Replies: 16
Views: 1610

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Nov 2020 11:20 pm   Subject: Somnath Das
Thanks for posting those clips, good stuff, and thanks for hte detailed insights, Nic.

Here's vids of the 2 players, Das and Bhattacharya, where the camera people focused in on LH and RH technique, ...
  Topic: Best thing I did for my playing over the last 30 days
Gene Tani

Replies: 20
Views: 1877

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Nov 2020 10:59 pm   Subject: Best thing I did for my playing over the last 30 days
I try to do something similar on other instruments, not on steel, I'm not that good on steel yet. I've never worked one tune for that long, tho, just start with a competent rendering of intro/verse/ch ...
  Topic: Tone Bar Mod
Gene Tani

Replies: 1
Views: 516

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Nov 2020 10:51 pm   Subject: Tone Bar Mod
I had an small indent ground into an all-metal Shubb reso bar, on the front where 3rd finger holds it for backslants, then filed it to rough texture, unfortunately can't find it right now to take a p ...
  Topic: F/S 2019 SD 10 Mullin Steel and amp (pictures added)
Gene Tani

Replies: 6
Views: 3792

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 3 Nov 2020 2:00 am   Subject: F/S 2019 SD 10 Mullin Steel and amp (pictures added)
Beatuiful steel,

I can put up pix, I always enjoy seeing Mullen, any models.

Or: After you "Choose File" in the uplload picture box, click "Rotate right" (clockwise)

ht ...
  Topic: That Bouncing Right Hand
Gene Tani

Replies: 17
Views: 2297

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Nov 2020 12:41 pm   Subject: That Bouncing Right Hand
This is the whole German TV studio clip from the New Riders, lots of closeups of Buddy Cage's bar hand also, lots of thumb blocking, bar tracking, tipping bar on nose:

https://www.youtube.com/watch ...
  Topic: tom brumley amps??
Gene Tani

Replies: 9
Views: 2000

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 31 Oct 2020 10:02 pm   Subject: tom brumley amps??
sounds like the one Jim P has (click on first Inventory link, then look way over on the right for a link to Dropbox photos of ZB and amp with their stories)

http://www.steelguitars.me/Inventory.htm ...
  Topic: Whole new look at the fretboard
Gene Tani

Replies: 8
Views: 1062

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Oct 2020 7:16 am   Subject: Whole new look at the fretboard
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2017830#2017830

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1340613#1340613

There's lots of these charts for other tunings, can't find one for ...
  Topic: Banjo Lap Steels?
Gene Tani

Replies: 9
Views: 925

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Oct 2020 3:23 pm   Subject: Banjo Lap Steels?
I tried slide banjo with a bottleneck, it was kind of fun but Yeah, to get more sustain you can soften the head to about 86, thicker/heavier bridge and some other tricks i can't remember.
  Topic: super re-entrant 12
Gene Tani

Replies: 9
Views: 1482

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Oct 2020 6:03 pm   Subject: super re-entrant 12
For some reason this reminds me of how some Chapman sticks are tuned, with 2 sets of strings tuned high on the outside with bass strings in the middle

https://i0.wp.com/joerega.com/wp-content/uploa ...
  Topic: Ronstadt Revue - All That You Dream (Jim Cohen, steel)
Gene Tani

Replies: 15
Views: 1829

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 25 Oct 2020 5:16 pm   Subject: Ronstadt Revue - All That You Dream (Jim Cohen, steel)
Thanks for posting.

That was great, great vocal track, tight band. Also like good uses of wah/envelope filters (solo at 1:45.
  Topic: Guitar Center steel guitar strings story
Gene Tani

Replies: 39
Views: 3820

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Oct 2020 5:05 pm   Subject: Guitar Center steel guitar strings story
John McClung mentioned some other bassoonist-steelers during one of our lessons, can't remember any names offhand, you can ask him, pretty exclusive club. The guy said his was $15k!!

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  Topic: Steeltronics Z Series Pickups - Wide Mount and Narrow Mount
Gene Tani

Replies: 81
Views: 12932

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 25 Oct 2020 1:25 pm   Subject: Steeltronics Z Series Pickups - Wide Mount and Narrow Mount
Got mine Friday, popped it in, tuned up for Tennessee Waltz and got rich nicely voiced/balanced mids and bass and beautiful clear treble up into Hughey land, I already told Scott it's a sonic masterpi ...
  Topic: Great photo of the New Riders w/ Garcia on steel
Gene Tani

Replies: 7
Views: 1542

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 23 Oct 2020 10:49 pm   Subject: Great photo of the New Riders w/ Garcia on steel
https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/jerry-garcias-pedal-steel.623928/page-2

https://www.nodepression.com/jerry-garcia-and-the-pedal-steel-guitar/

Jerry on Jerry another of first 5 bio books a ...
  Topic: new to this
Gene Tani

Replies: 9
Views: 1886

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Oct 2020 9:52 pm   Subject: new to this
Excellent B-day pres!

Andy Volk and Dewitt Scotty Scott's books are great and Cindy Cashdollar's DVDs and probably Rob Haines' DVD (I watched his pedal steel version, not the c6 lap steel version). ...
  Topic: Sitar Bars
Gene Tani

Replies: 10
Views: 894

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Oct 2020 6:30 pm   Subject: Sitar Bars
never tried one but Michael HIllman's other bars are great

https://tonebars.com/product/78-sitar-bar/
  Topic: Italian Custom Lap Steel Guitar
Gene Tani

Replies: 7
Views: 1668

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Oct 2020 4:48 am   Subject: Italian Custom Lap Steel Guitar
Looks nice, more pix/info https://www.paolettiguitars.com/product/lap-steel-guitar-chestnut-wood/

I get 25.5" scale length, not what i'm used to.
  Topic: Need lap steel build advice & parts
Gene Tani

Replies: 19
Views: 2250

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Oct 2020 4:40 am   Subject: Need lap steel build advice & parts
When i mentioned time lapse builds, i must have been thinking about youtube vids I watched a long time ago but forgot, lots of good ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvJra79Q64s

https://www.y ...
  Topic: Tunings That Should be Popular (but are not)
Gene Tani

Replies: 33
Views: 3479

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Oct 2020 4:14 am   Subject: Tunings That Should be Popular (but are not)
Bill Keith's banjo drop tuners could also be used to drop a half or full tone, I remember seeing picture of one on a steel once in the forum. Disadvantages: $175/pair used, big/stick way out of heads ...
  Topic: Price of a Steel guitar.
Gene Tani

Replies: 22
Views: 2389

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Oct 2020 11:21 pm   Subject: Price of a Steel guitar.
On ebay....you can do a search of completed auctions to see what things actually sell for....or don't....

Reverb also lists sale prices
 
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