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  Topic: Russ Pahl - why Eb?
Harry Dove

Replies: 12
Views: 940

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Mar 2019 5:12 pm   Subject: Russ Pahl - why Eb?
Here is the formula for determining string tension. The formula indicates that scale length is one of the variables in determining string tension.

To calculate the Tension of a string in pounds, u ...
  Topic: BIAB and MuseScore
Harry Dove

Replies: 0
Views: 61

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 13 Mar 2019 5:51 pm   Subject: BIAB and MuseScore
I don't know if any of you use MuseScore. It is a free music notation program. I use it all the time to create lead sheets with the melody line and chords. It is a great program and absolutely free ...
  Topic: Real Band
Harry Dove

Replies: 8
Views: 188

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 13 Mar 2019 7:52 am   Subject: Real Band
Ok thanks.

This is the response I got from PG Music regarding BIAB files:

From a audio (i.e. Realtrack) perspective, BIAB comes in two sound qualities. What quality you have depends entirely on ...
  Topic: Minimalist Steel Guitar Players
Harry Dove

Replies: 14
Views: 948

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 12 Mar 2019 6:22 pm   Subject: Minimalist Steel Guitar Players
The first guy I thought of was Pete Drake. I know he did a lot of the studio work for Porter Wagoner.
  Topic: Real Band
Harry Dove

Replies: 8
Views: 188

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 12 Mar 2019 6:07 pm   Subject: Real Band
It sounds like Real Band generates some pretty good fills. So far I have been creating all my backing tracks on BIAB, but I want to expand a bit.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by the tra ...
  Topic: Making wide Sho~Bud pedals narrower?
Harry Dove

Replies: 8
Views: 486

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Mar 2019 5:45 pm   Subject: Making wide Sho~Bud pedals narrower?
Are they interchangeable? I was always told the bracket they are mounted on is different, depending on the pedal width.
  Topic: Fell off the roof
Harry Dove

Replies: 18
Views: 1050

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Mar 2019 5:40 pm   Subject: Fell off the roof
I used to work with a guy that called in sick to work, so he could work on his roof. Then he fell off the roof and messed him self up good. So his wife had to call in again that day to tell them he w ...
  Topic: Real Band
Harry Dove

Replies: 8
Views: 188

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 11 Mar 2019 5:23 pm   Subject: Real Band
Thanks for the info. It sounds like it might be worth the time to become more familiar with it.
  Topic: Real Band
Harry Dove

Replies: 8
Views: 188

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 11 Mar 2019 10:00 am   Subject: Real Band
They include it with BIAB and you can swap tracks but they are different programs and run differently. I watched a couple of clips from YouTube and it appears that you can have much more control over ...
  Topic: Real Band
Harry Dove

Replies: 8
Views: 188

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 10 Mar 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: Real Band
I've been thinking of trying out Real Band. Has anybody here spent much time with it? If so, does it have advantages over BIAB, or would my time be better spent on something else?
  Topic: Do You ever Play gigs with backing TRAX?
Harry Dove

Replies: 9
Views: 630

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 5 Mar 2019 5:43 pm   Subject: Do You ever Play gigs with backing TRAX?
The problem with playing your tracks from a laptop, iPad, cell phone, tablet, etc. is that they don't have a good enough sound card. If you add an audio interface you can bypass the sound card and ha ...
  Topic: Detroit steel players
Harry Dove

Replies: 14
Views: 929

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 4 Feb 2019 3:01 pm   Subject: Detroit steel players
The other thing that has really hurt the bar scene is that now you can probably get hooked up for just smelling a beer and driving.
  Topic: Anyone Know the Latest with Tribotone?
Harry Dove

Replies: 8
Views: 917

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 4 Feb 2019 2:54 pm   Subject: Anyone Know the Latest with Tribotone?
Thanks for the info guys. I've never tried one or even seen one for that matter.
  Topic: Detroit steel players
Harry Dove

Replies: 14
Views: 929

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 1 Feb 2019 4:39 pm   Subject: Detroit steel players
Michigan isn't exactly the heart of steel country. Joe Wright used to be in southeast Michigan, Jackson area I believe, but I don't know where he is anymore. I can't tell you much about what goes on ...
  Topic: Anyone Know the Latest with Tribotone?
Harry Dove

Replies: 8
Views: 917

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Jan 2019 7:18 pm   Subject: Anyone Know the Latest with Tribotone?
What is the point? Do they have a different sound, or what?
  Topic: JBL speakers
Harry Dove

Replies: 2
Views: 610

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 14 Jan 2019 7:44 pm   Subject: JBL speakers
Has anyone tried the Eminence EPS 15 in a Peavey Session 500?
  Topic: Pete Drake setup
Harry Dove

Replies: 4
Views: 1070

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 Jan 2019 5:41 am   Subject: Pete Drake setup
If you find it, I would be interested in seeing it also.
  Topic: Complete noob, with a complete noob question
Harry Dove

Replies: 20
Views: 1673

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Dec 2018 6:30 pm   Subject: Complete noob, with a complete noob question
I am tall and have the same problem. Standard size is about 3/4 to one inch too short for me. What I did on mine is use aluminum tubing that will just fit over the smaller tube of the legs to lower th ...
  Topic: Freddy Weller
Harry Dove

Replies: 3
Views: 653

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 12 Dec 2018 6:29 am   Subject: Freddy Weller
Thanks for the info. I'll have to see if I can find more information about him.
  Topic: Freddy Weller
Harry Dove

Replies: 3
Views: 653

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 11 Dec 2018 9:56 am   Subject: Freddy Weller
Anyone know who played steel on the original Freddy Weller recordings? You can buy new CDs of his recordings but they have been remastered with new musicians. His original steel player was a large p ...
  Topic: Old National fingerpicks era
Harry Dove

Replies: 28
Views: 2623

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Dec 2018 5:19 pm   Subject: Old National fingerpicks era
Here is the info provided by Elderly.

"POST WWII - There are at least three, possibly four versions of National finger picks with the patent number 1787136, but without the U.S.A. stamped on t ...
  Topic: 2019
Harry Dove

Replies: 3
Views: 674

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 9 Dec 2018 12:52 pm   Subject: 2019
Anybody tried the new 2019 version yet? I see it has 64 bit with a DAW plugin. The chord wizard is now built in also. I tried to watch the demo but only got an error message.
  Topic: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Harry Dove

Replies: 31
Views: 4202

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 4 Dec 2018 8:47 am   Subject: I turned $300 into $1200 in 3 months
Makes me wonder if anyone listened to my post. I doubt it. Some things are only learned with age.
  Topic: Backing tracks for dummies
Harry Dove

Replies: 10
Views: 2269

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 14 Nov 2018 9:04 am   Subject: Backing tracks for dummies
Since the 2008 version they now have real tracks which are real instruments playing not midi. I think that started with the 2012 version but has grown a lot since then. If there was a way to attach a ...
  Topic: Backing tracks for dummies
Harry Dove

Replies: 10
Views: 2269

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 13 Nov 2018 8:02 pm   Subject: Backing tracks for dummies
Making a track with BIAB is as simple as selecting the number of measures, typing in the chords, choosing the style you want, adding an intro, and deciding how you want it to end. You can make the pro ...
 
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