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  Topic: Curiosity- are steel guitar designs patented?
Herb Steiner

Replies: 17
Views: 745

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 8:28 am   Subject: Curiosity- are steel guitar designs patented?
I'm not an attorney (much to the dismay of my deceased parents), but I believe a design can be trademarked, and defended if another manufacturer creates an instrument so close that a consumer might be ...
  Topic: Quad Pickup Mullen D10
Herb Steiner

Replies: 14
Views: 745

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 8:17 am   Subject: Quad Pickup Mullen D10
Bobby White had dual pickups on his last Mullen and I asked him why. He said "Don't really know. I had some leftover money, I guess." Wink
  Topic: List all the Pedal Steels you have owned
Herb Steiner

Replies: 117
Views: 19558

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Feb 2018 9:59 pm   Subject: List all the Pedal Steels you have owned
The guitars I primarily used professionally on gigs for a period of time were, in chronological order...

1968... Fender 2000
1968... 1968 Sho~Bud Crossover
1970... 1970 Sho~Bud Professional
1975 ...
  Topic: Emmons Parts?
Herb Steiner

Replies: 24
Views: 1221

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Feb 2018 8:56 am   Subject: Emmons Parts?
"A total dog's breakfast." Laughing

I'd not heard that one before! Wink
  Topic: Remington SLX Sustainmaster SD12 (Sold)
Herb Steiner

Replies: 21
Views: 3488

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 10 Feb 2018 9:02 am   Subject: Remington SLX Sustainmaster SD12 (Sold)
I met Bobby Bowman in 1996 at ISGC, he was manning the Remington booth. I think early to mid-90s is when they got going. Bobby probably assembled that very guitar.
  Topic: Emmons Parts?
Herb Steiner

Replies: 24
Views: 1221

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 8:35 pm   Subject: Emmons Parts?
It's an Emmons knock-off, based very roughly on the Emmons design and not that skilled of one I'm afraid. But I have the feeling you're aware of that now.
  Topic: Mike “Cookie Monster” Jones
Herb Steiner

Replies: 31
Views: 2786

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 1:50 pm   Subject: Mike “Cookie Monster” Jones
About 10 years ago, when I started coming up to Nashville to play at the Super Jam in Sept. after being a TX player for 40 years, Mike was one of the first to come up and say "welcome to Nashvill ...
  Topic: Sho~Bud Super Pro C6 competent help!!!
Herb Steiner

Replies: 5
Views: 278

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Feb 2018 5:38 pm   Subject: Sho~Bud Super Pro C6 competent help!!!
What are the two working knee levers doing?
  Topic: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
Herb Steiner

Replies: 14
Views: 1426

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Feb 2018 11:46 am   Subject: Hal Rugg and Sho-Bud history
Ah, Bobbe... I miss my pal, and not just because he'd always buy lunch whenever I visited him! Wink

But Hoffnar is correct. He'd lie about anything, I believe just to see how far he could BS somebody ...
  Topic: Emmons Parts?
Herb Steiner

Replies: 24
Views: 1221

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Feb 2018 9:57 am   Subject: Emmons Parts?
What Erv said above.

You may have an Emmons cabinet and changer, but that's about where the mechanicals end and the kluge begins.
  Topic: who plays steel? Doug sahm in sweden
Herb Steiner

Replies: 10
Views: 956

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 7 Feb 2018 8:02 pm   Subject: who plays steel? Doug sahm in sweden
Of course on keyboards is Augie Meyer, the drummer is Ernie Durawa, guitarist is Luis Ortega, and the sax man is Rocky Morales. All legendary San Antonio musicians. Since I know what these guys look l ...
  Topic: Ora Oubre
Herb Steiner

Replies: 2
Views: 428

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 7 Feb 2018 7:48 pm   Subject: Ora Oubre
RIP old pal. Ora was a fine steeler. Prayers to his family.
  Topic: Disassembling P/P pedal bar?
Herb Steiner

Replies: 14
Views: 597

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 3:03 pm   Subject: Disassembling P/P pedal bar?
Bobby
You'll most likely have to remove the block in the pedal rack (underneath the changer end that holds the retainer plate, that slides over the leg insert) to access the screw holding the pedal a ...
  Topic: Question on Curly Chalker's Big Hits on Big Steel Record
Herb Steiner

Replies: 16
Views: 1273

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 2:50 pm   Subject: Question on Curly Chalker's Big Hits on Big Steel Record
For an FYI, because Mitch Drumm in his encyclopedic knowledge of pickers and their music, and I have noted in recent days of two of Hank Thompson's great musicians, Gil and Kermit Baca.

Gil and Ker ...
  Topic: Instrumental Or Side Man Picker
Herb Steiner

Replies: 47
Views: 2555

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: Instrumental Or Side Man Picker
I checked out some clips on Facebook, Herb - stellar!

What is that single-neck non-pedal you're playing? You make it sound gorgeous! That warm, plummy tone is what I love.

Tom Morrell lives on ...
  Topic: First jam in a year
Herb Steiner

Replies: 2
Views: 363

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 2:15 pm   Subject: Re: First jam in a year
...

One thing I walked away with- 2 hours of playing with other people taught me as much as about what I learned in months of solo practice.
I have to get out more.

That sentence right there is ...
  Topic: Instrumental Or Side Man Picker
Herb Steiner

Replies: 47
Views: 2555

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 12:44 pm   Subject: Instrumental Or Side Man Picker
I know a lot of instrumentals and have played them for years on various steel shows, but when working as a sideman, invariably I have to play Panhandle Rag and Sleepwalk if I play any instrumentals at ...
  Topic: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
Herb Steiner

Replies: 18
Views: 1209

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Feb 2018 4:50 pm   Subject: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
Up that high, frets are only a suggestion, anyway.
  Topic: Some great Leon McAullife
Herb Steiner

Replies: 3
Views: 424

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 1 Feb 2018 10:14 am   Subject: Some great Leon McAullife
Twin guitars with Junior Barnard from a Bob Wills movie, "Wyoming Hurricane" (1944).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N3f2q4yhmA&list=RDjUrhgb13ft4&index=11

The filming was probably sy ...
  Topic: Emmons S-10 bolt-on
Herb Steiner

Replies: 5
Views: 2144

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 30 Jan 2018 9:52 pm   Subject: Emmons S-10 bolt-on
Randy... PM sent. Steve, sorry for the topic drift.
  Topic: Emmons S-10 bolt-on
Herb Steiner

Replies: 5
Views: 2144

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 30 Jan 2018 7:50 pm   Subject: Emmons S-10 bolt-on
WOW! Invoice number, original case Smile... a real deal '66 bolt-on S-10, redone by Cass and with the extra parts! The future owner will get the vintage tone and vibe without popping the bigger bucks for ...
  Topic: C6th Players Only: C to B lever
Herb Steiner

Replies: 17
Views: 767

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jan 2018 1:42 pm   Subject: C6th Players Only: C to B lever
I had mine installed on my 1970 Professional when I had the undercarriage replaced in 1976 by Duane and Paul at Music City Mfg.
  Topic: C6th Players Only: C to B lever
Herb Steiner

Replies: 17
Views: 767

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jan 2018 1:38 pm   Subject: C6th Players Only: C to B lever
I was always under the impression that the standard 2 levers on the Professional and Pro 2 models were RKL and LKL because they required fewer parts and quicker installation than right-moving levers.
  Topic: Emmons Black Album Reissue . . . ?
Herb Steiner

Replies: 55
Views: 3571

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 29 Jan 2018 3:12 pm   Subject: Emmons Black Album Reissue . . . ?
Well, perhaps my post was a bit of a drift, but my subtle point was that there may be a lawsuit waiting in the wings for anyone who puts that song out again...

More like a lawyer's "cease and ...
  Topic: TSGA Rick Alexander Non-Pedal Room Artists 2018
Herb Steiner

Replies: 11
Views: 760

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 29 Jan 2018 3:08 pm   Subject: TSGA Rick Alexander Non-Pedal Room Artists 2018
Steve, will Charlie and Ron be the rhythm section this year as last?
 
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