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  Topic: Gibson And Other Rare Steel Guitar Bars
Jack Hanson

Replies: 45
Views: 1835

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Oct 2019 11:52 am   Subject: smaller sitar bar
I know that there have been Forum posts regarding sitar bars in the past. However, maybe this post will encourage some newer members to join in regarding sitar bars... Please list some favorite songs ...
  Topic: Any Idea where I can get a bronze bar?
Jack Hanson

Replies: 4
Views: 214

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Oct 2019 2:48 pm   Subject: Any Idea where I can get a bronze bar?
Check with Forum member W. Johnson in Oregon. He's previously offered custom bars in various materials.
  Topic: Tuning Knob for Lap Steel Guitar
Jack Hanson

Replies: 16
Views: 358

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Oct 2019 8:06 am   Subject: Tuning Knob for Lap Steel Guitar
And this is an Ultratone:
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/12244_Duchossoir_2_1.jpg
Aside from the white lacquer, it features very fragile hinged Plexiglas covers for both the headstock a ...
  Topic: Questions Re Fender Studio Deluxe "White"
Jack Hanson

Replies: 21
Views: 1213

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Oct 2019 12:20 am   Subject: Questions Re Fender Studio Deluxe "White"
Nice!
  Topic: Tuning Knob for Lap Steel Guitar
Jack Hanson

Replies: 16
Views: 358

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Oct 2019 9:39 pm   Subject: Tuning Knob for Lap Steel Guitar
Firstly, what is Kluson? What plastic buttons should I order from StewMac?

How complicated is the process to install new knobs? Would I have to unscrew the tuners shanks from the guitar body?
...
  Topic: Fingerrest or tracing of same... PLEASE CLOSE
Jack Hanson

Replies: 4
Views: 157

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 15 Oct 2019 2:59 pm   Subject: Fingerrest or tracing of same... PLEASE CLOSE

My big problem is I can't force myself to sell them...
Truth be told, I can't force myself to sell many of mine, either. And I also enjoy bringing 'em back to life. Now if I could only find a canni ...
  Topic: Jr. Brown- someone stole his GUIT-STEEL !!
Jack Hanson

Replies: 8
Views: 1093

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Oct 2019 2:52 pm   Subject: Jr. Brown- someone stole his GUIT-STEEL !!
It might have been easier to steal and then try to fence the Statue of Liberty.
  Topic: Lap steel string height and nut clearance
Jack Hanson

Replies: 2
Views: 176

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Oct 2019 1:07 pm   Subject: Lap steel string height and nut clearance
Increasing your string gauges just a tad will make them tighter and will help minimize the low action issue. Try this first: Whatever tuning you are using, raise each string a full-step higher in pitc ...
  Topic: Telonics Pickups: Opinions?
Jack Hanson

Replies: 24
Views: 1112

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Oct 2019 8:38 am   Subject: Telonics Pickups: Opinions?
Jaydee Maness is using the Telonics X10 pickups in his Push Pulls
Memo to Telonics:

You might consider ramping up the production on those X10s.
  Topic: Fingerrest or tracing of same... PLEASE CLOSE
Jack Hanson

Replies: 4
Views: 157

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 15 Oct 2019 7:53 am   Subject: Fingerrest or tracing of same... PLEASE CLOSE
Decided to fabricate a custom mounting plate from scratch. Not trying to restore the Sistine Chapel or anything, just wanna rescue an old Gibson carcass and bring it back to playable condition.

It' ...
  Topic: Tuning Knob for Lap Steel Guitar
Jack Hanson

Replies: 16
Views: 358

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Oct 2019 7:39 am   Subject: Tuning Knob for Lap Steel Guitar
Actually, the guitar in the photo is a Gibson Century-6 that was manufactured from 1947 to 1951.

I've replaced several of the white plastic buttons on old Klusons with StewMac replacement buttons a ...
  Topic: Modern vs vintage sound
Jack Hanson

Replies: 34
Views: 1655

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Oct 2019 6:24 am   Subject: Modern vs vintage sound
Strangely enough I've never played a modern PSG.
Me either. In my case, ignorance is bliss. My three pedal steels are old push/pulls with the wider pedals, and all three were set up by Clem Schmitz. ...
  Topic: Old Mel Bay Lap Steel Book using E7 tuning (B D E G# B E)
Jack Hanson

Replies: 6
Views: 344

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Oct 2019 8:25 am   Subject: Old Mel Bay Lap Steel Book using E7 tuning (B D E G# B E)
E7 dates back to the thirties, if not the twenties. It's the great-great granddaddy of the modern 10-string pedal steel E9 tuning (strings 10-9-8-6-5-4).
  Topic: D7 / E7
Jack Hanson

Replies: 5
Views: 266

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Oct 2019 8:08 am   Subject: Re: D7 / E7
I’ve settled on ACDF#AD. I miss having the low D at the bottom, but did not like the sound of DCDF#AD, didn’t want to lose the D on top for DADF#AC, and didn’t like having the C in the middle as ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar in Western Swing
Jack Hanson

Replies: 2
Views: 397

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 12 Oct 2019 10:01 am   Subject: Steel Guitar in Western Swing
Outstanding.
Thanks for the link.
  Topic: Case for a national 1010 eight string
Jack Hanson

Replies: 3
Views: 180

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Oct 2019 8:43 am   Subject: Case for a national 1010 eight string
Concur with using a rifle bag. I have several NC Star 36" bags that cost about $25.00 on eBay.
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/12244_NC_Star_rifle_bag_1.jpg
  Topic: Fingerrest or tracing of same... PLEASE CLOSE
Jack Hanson

Replies: 4
Views: 157

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 11 Oct 2019 5:19 pm   Subject: Fingerrest or tracing of same... PLEASE CLOSE
Here's a photo of a fingerrest from a BR-9. Anyone have an extra, or one that's unattached to trace for a template?
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/12244_BR9_fingerrest_1.jpg
  Topic: Lap Steel tone
Jack Hanson

Replies: 14
Views: 841

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Oct 2019 4:11 pm   Subject: Lap Steel tone
I concur with John, Alex, and Andy. Much will depend on your amp and its settings. As a general rule, to avoid the thin tone you describe, set the bass higher and the treble lower than you would use f ...
  Topic: Fingerrest or tracing of same... PLEASE CLOSE
Jack Hanson

Replies: 4
Views: 157

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 10 Oct 2019 6:46 pm   Subject: Fingerrest or tracing of same... PLEASE CLOSE
I recently purchased a carcass to rescue and would like to obtain a tracing of the outline of the Plexiglas pickup cover/control plate for a BR-9 (Gibson called it a "fingerrest"). Just need ...
  Topic: What Lap Steel Pickup?
Jack Hanson

Replies: 13
Views: 746

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Sep 2019 1:31 pm   Subject: What Lap Steel Pickup?
Jerry Sentell in Sacramento will make nearly anything you want. He has several different styles of steel guitar pickups. I've purchased several from him and have always been satisfied:

https://www. ...
  Topic: Which pedal steel would be the best to buy?
Jack Hanson

Replies: 17
Views: 920

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Sep 2019 10:04 am   Subject: Which pedal steel would be the best to buy?
If you are looking to purchase a brand-new instrument, you will likely receive the same answer from most folks on this Forum: The Stage One from Doug Earnest.

If Doug is currently accepting orders, ...
  Topic: Keyless pedal steel market
Jack Hanson

Replies: 44
Views: 1897

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Sep 2019 6:52 am   Subject: Keyless pedal steel market
I just don't like the looks of a keyless guitar.
It reminds me of a chicken with its head cut off. Whoa!
Erv
Totally agree wit'cha Erv. If it ain't broke, why fix it? Seems like reinventing the ...
  Topic: Different Lap Steels sound different, don't they?
Jack Hanson

Replies: 25
Views: 1012

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Sep 2019 6:25 am   Subject: Different Lap Steels sound different, don't they?
I once purchased a trashed and abused Gibson lap steel as a rescue instrument, and rebuilt it with Fenderish fittings -- dual Stringmaster-style pickups and wiring. In my hands it sounds little differ ...
  Topic: Is Rock Music Dying?
Jack Hanson

Replies: 41
Views: 1690

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 5 Sep 2019 5:48 am   Subject: Is Rock Music Dying?
Don't we sound a little like our parents when "our" music first came out? I'm just sayin'...
Indeed. And like our grandparents did when our parents' music came out, and...
  Topic: Shure SM-57/58 Killer
Jack Hanson

Replies: 33
Views: 1510

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 4 Sep 2019 5:24 am   Subject: Shure SM-57/58 Killer
I've always been told that the SM-57 is for amps and the SM-58 is for vocals.
That's always been my understanding, too.

And who wants a battery in their mic? Yuck!
For live sound, I would agree. ...
 
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