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  Topic: OK, who do we have on steel here?
Ian Worley

Replies: 5
Views: 242

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Jul 2020 5:42 pm   Subject: OK, who do we have on steel here?
Roy Brown?
  Topic: Advances in pedal steel construction
Ian Worley

Replies: 58
Views: 2994

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Jun 2020 12:15 pm   Subject: Advances in pedal steel construction
I thought putting the changer on the left side of the guitar... ...sadly I know that no one else would ever build a guitar like that...
While it's not super common, several have builders have done t ...
  Topic: ID on Loretta / Wilburns's show???
Ian Worley

Replies: 4
Views: 451

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Jun 2020 10:51 am   Subject: ID on Loretta / Wilburns's show???
Which one went by "Les"? Wink
  Topic: Unusual use for zero pedal?
Ian Worley

Replies: 11
Views: 823

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Jun 2020 11:03 am   Subject: Unusual use for zero pedal?
The 5th (& 10th) string 1/2 step lower is a little more useful on a lever where you can also use it to split your A pedal when both A&B are down.

If your pedals are Emmons, then raising st ...
  Topic: Framus steel guitar
Ian Worley

Replies: 7
Views: 530

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jun 2020 7:44 pm   Subject: Re: Framus steel guitar
I had heard of pedal steel guitars by Framus but had never seen one . I’m not sure if the one in the video has pedals or not : https://youtu.be/jZEPIpTpoPs
It definitely has pedals. Whether the guy ...
  Topic: 1978 ShoBud Super Pro Parts
Ian Worley

Replies: 2
Views: 185

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 19 Jun 2020 12:36 pm   Subject: 1978 ShoBud Super Pro Parts
I doubt you'll find any used ones, this guy has some NOS: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sho-Bud-Pedal-Steel-Guitar-6166-Super-Pro-End-Plate-Set-ShoBud-NOS-702-703/133197408845?hash=item1f032f2a4d:g:KXwAAOS ...
  Topic: Who's THE ShoBud setup/repair guy? Crossover Info??
Ian Worley

Replies: 19
Views: 1866

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Jun 2020 9:40 am   Subject: Re: Another late crossover
...Here is a pic of the crossover I had here in the UK 40 years ago...
Interesting! Do you remember the serial# of yours David? Were your knee levers the horizontal style like those in Jim's pic, and ...
  Topic: Who's THE ShoBud setup/repair guy? Crossover Info??
Ian Worley

Replies: 19
Views: 1866

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jun 2020 3:15 pm   Subject: Who's THE ShoBud setup/repair guy? Crossover Info??
Ok....finally got a couple more pics. Any more thoughts?
Run!

Looks pretty thrashed on the underside too, it seems to have a few cartons worth of cigarette tar caked onto the undercarriage, maybe ...
  Topic: MSA vs Sho-Bud Bridge
Ian Worley

Replies: 3
Views: 445

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jun 2020 6:49 pm   Subject: Re: MSA vs Sho-Bud Bridge
... if the Sho-Bud all pull scissor-type bridge is better, worse, or just different?
If you're talking about the later Sho-Bud fingers with the two piece scissor, I'll go with "just different&qu ...
  Topic: Pedal Spacing
Ian Worley

Replies: 2
Views: 409

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jun 2020 6:21 pm   Subject: Pedal Spacing
Most modern guitars are ~2-1/2" center to center.

Many (most?) older guitars with wider spacing had wider pedals too. Rocking your foot on and off adjacent pedals will tend to require less an ...
  Topic: Memorization VS Music Stand
Ian Worley

Replies: 63
Views: 4207

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 12 Jun 2020 11:15 am   Subject: Memorization VS Music Stand
Thats ridiculous Ian, how we look is far more important that how we play !
That's why steel players get all the chicks
  Topic: New Pedal Steel
Ian Worley

Replies: 12
Views: 1069

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Jun 2020 2:11 pm   Subject: New Pedal Steel
http://www.stageonesteelguitars.com/encore_pedal_steel_guitar
  Topic: Memorization VS Music Stand
Ian Worley

Replies: 63
Views: 4207

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 11 Jun 2020 1:58 pm   Subject: Memorization VS Music Stand
...But getting back to the original topic...

Even if a Pro steel guitarist reads music and uses a Music stand to rehearse and then memorize the arrangement, I still think it looks tacky to show up ...
  Topic: S10 C6 wanted! (Maybe a U12).
Ian Worley

Replies: 2
Views: 202

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 10 Jun 2020 8:51 pm   Subject: S10 C6 wanted! (Maybe a U12).
Robert, have you heard of or considered Reece Anderson's Bb6 universal tuning? If not you might want to do a forum search and check it out. It's basically the inverse of the more typical E9/B6 univers ...
  Topic: EPS15C vs other Neo Identification-Solved
Ian Worley

Replies: 13
Views: 627

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Jun 2020 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: Quilter VS Eminence EPS15
Well I think I just had a revelation. The posts are different on EPS vs Quilter EPS. Looks like the Quilter version has spades,,the EPS15C has thumb screws,,and a Telonics has spring loaded.
Spring l ...
  Topic: Build year
Ian Worley

Replies: 1
Views: 279

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jun 2020 1:46 pm   Subject: Build year
The 6xxx guitars were built in the early '80s, the last PPs
  Topic: Threading 3/32" Diameter rods
Ian Worley

Replies: 26
Views: 2785

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jun 2020 1:39 pm   Subject: Threading 3/32" Diameter rods
Ian,. Which hobby stores ?
https://www.towerhobbies.com, http://www.advantagehobby.com, etc., Amazon, it's the same stuff LaVern linked, 0.093" diameter, used for control linkage in larger RC p ...
  Topic: Help Changing Copedent on ZB style all-pull psg
Ian Worley

Replies: 3
Views: 250

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jun 2020 1:04 pm   Subject: Help Changing Copedent on ZB style all-pull psg
It's not push-pull. It appears to be some sort of hybrid or knock-off of a ZB guitar, perhaps with some ZB parts, and with a few "embellishments". The undercarriage mechanism with the flat l ...
  Topic: Threading 3/32" Diameter rods
Ian Worley

Replies: 26
Views: 2785

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Jun 2020 8:46 pm   Subject: Threading 3/32" Diameter rods
I wonder if some of the builders might sell a few 3/32 rods with rolled thread...
Hobby stores sell 3/32" rod with rolled 4-40 thread, up to 36", very inexpensive.
  Topic: Who invented the All pull changer ?
Ian Worley

Replies: 21
Views: 2197

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Jun 2020 5:39 pm   Subject: Who invented the All pull changer ?
Interesting stuff. I just found a really old thread from the forum archives, circa 2000. It's actually a "Wanted to Buy" thread but there's an interesting off-topic discussion about this st ...
  Topic: Who invented the All pull changer ?
Ian Worley

Replies: 21
Views: 2197

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Jun 2020 4:46 pm   Subject: Who invented the All pull changer ?
Gene Fields designed the Fender PS210, but that wasn't until the late '60s. I don't know if perhaps he had a hand in designing the 1000 too, but the first patent for a Fender all pull changer was the ...
  Topic: Who invented the All pull changer ?
Ian Worley

Replies: 21
Views: 2197

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 May 2020 8:25 pm   Subject: Who invented the All pull changer ?
To add to what Donny said, there was another discussion a couple of years ago that sent me off searching google patents out of curiosity. They're kind of interesting. There was an oddball guitar that ...
  Topic: Full wooden neck?
Ian Worley

Replies: 6
Views: 730

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 May 2020 11:20 am   Subject: Full wooden neck?
Sho-Bud from ~'67 through early '71

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix2020-03/11695_akxskgpiot0vgd77mo0r_1.jpg
  Topic: Telonics VP & tube amps... distortion??....close
Ian Worley

Replies: 4
Views: 454

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 29 May 2020 5:15 pm   Subject: Telonics VP & tube amps... distortion??....close
My experience is the same as Marty's, the output is crystal clear with any amp. Make sure the input impedance isn't cranked way down. It's one of the little holes above and in front the input jack on ...
  Topic: push pull S-8 - need tech info.
Ian Worley

Replies: 3
Views: 353

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 May 2020 5:47 pm   Subject: Re: push pull S-8 - need tech info.
...can I lower three strings simultaneously with one pedal or lever?Yes, you could raise or lower all eight simultaneously if you wanted. The more changes, the stiffer the pedal/lever however.

If I ...
 
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