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  Topic: Question About Expansion Slots
James Quillian

Replies: 10
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PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 29 Nov 2019 7:41 am   Subject: Question About Expansion Slots
That is a Dell OptiPlex 7010. Its listed by Dell as a "Legacy System" since its over 5 years old. But still a workable system. The OptiPlex line is sold by Dell as a "business" ...
  Topic: Question About Expansion Slots
James Quillian

Replies: 10
Views: 295

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 29 Nov 2019 7:08 am   Subject: Question About Expansion Slots
Some (many) PCI sound cards require true PCI slots. Modern motherboards that have a PCI slot are not a "true" PCI slot but just a bridge to the PCIe bus.

Using these old PCI cards, suc ...
  Topic: Question About Expansion Slots
James Quillian

Replies: 10
Views: 295

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 28 Nov 2019 5:43 pm   Subject: Question About Expansion Slots
I believe that card has a PCI connector array and requires a PCI slot. These slots go way back to Windows XP motherboards of the early 2000s and are probably non-existent in modern motherboards. Furth ...
  Topic: Question About Expansion Slots
James Quillian

Replies: 10
Views: 295

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 27 Nov 2019 9:14 am   Subject: Question About Expansion Slots
What is the exact name of the type of expansion slot that would be needed in order to accept the sound card below so that it can be inserted into a USB device like the one in the second image? It does ...
  Topic: What Cable For M-Audio Delta REV-D PCI Sound Card?
James Quillian

Replies: 4
Views: 262

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 21 Nov 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: What Cable For M-Audio Delta REV-D PCI Sound Card?
Ian
The info about the Delta 44 is quite helpful. I have plenty of the M-Audio cables and breakout boxes.

I already have a fine Delta 66 that is working great. I have used it since 1999. So far I ...
  Topic: What Cable For M-Audio Delta REV-D PCI Sound Card?
James Quillian

Replies: 4
Views: 262

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 21 Nov 2019 6:43 am   Subject: What Cable For M-Audio Delta REV-D PCI Sound Card?
Tony, Thanks.



There are boat loads of these sound cards for sale. Not a soul who is selling them knows what kind of cable they need. They know nothing else about them either.

I have no ide ...
  Topic: What Cable For M-Audio Delta REV-D PCI Sound Card?
James Quillian

Replies: 4
Views: 262

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 20 Nov 2019 1:17 pm   Subject: What Cable For M-Audio Delta REV-D PCI Sound Card?
M-Audio Delta REV-D PCI Sound Card

Does anyone know if this soundcard will work with a standard M-Audio cable and break out box?

Also, does anyone know how it may have been used and what softwar ...
  Topic: Steel guitar services
James Quillian

Replies: 12
Views: 1772

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 20 Nov 2019 7:34 am   Subject: Steel guitar services
Do you ever publish a list of your inventory? That would be a good resource for anyone in the market.
  Topic: Existential question: Why do I own a S-10?
James Quillian

Replies: 71
Views: 3500

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Nov 2019 7:43 am   Subject: Existential question: Why do I own a S-10?
I don't move my D10 out of my studio and don't play gigs but this is what I would consider if I did.

An SD is lighter than a D10 but by how much? Is the S10 light enough to justify giving up the so ...
  Topic: Drop Box for BIAB files
James Quillian

Replies: 42
Views: 17620

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 14 Oct 2019 5:12 pm   Subject: Drop Box for BIAB files
I am going to suggest concentrating on styles. Most people,I think, use BB to make backing tracks for practice. That is what I use it for, but I am neither a rocket scientist nor in any way special. ...
  Topic: Steel guitar tutorials. Updated September 25th, 2019
James Quillian

Replies: 16
Views: 816

PostForum Section: For Sale: Music, Lessons, etc.   Posted: 14 Oct 2019 11:36 am   Subject: Steel guitar tutorials. Updated September 25th, 2019
I might could use this one. Tutorial #17

When I started playing steel back in 2012 I just picked up the bar and started using it. Even if I am o.k. with using it the way I do, I don't mind improvin ...
  Topic: How Good is a Fessenden?
James Quillian

Replies: 20
Views: 2057

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Sep 2019 5:20 pm   Subject: How Good is a Fessenden?
James - I am of the same opinion as you RE: tone - it is the player, the amp, the speaker, the pickup, the volume pedal, and then the guitar, in more or less that order. I admit this opinion does not ...
  Topic: How Good is a Fessenden?
James Quillian

Replies: 20
Views: 2057

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Sep 2019 5:04 pm   Subject: How Good is a Fessenden?
Man Douglas you absolutely nailed the description of steel guitar I agree 100 percent with you!
What’s the saying
It’s not the arrow it’s the Indian

Thanks Johnnie. I keep writing em. Th ...
  Topic: How Good is a Fessenden?
James Quillian

Replies: 20
Views: 2057

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Sep 2019 6:59 pm   Subject: How Good is a Fessenden?
My impression has always been that Fessenden is a mechanical marvel. The engineering is so simple there really isn't much chance of anything going wrong. But, I have never played anything else. My opi ...
  Topic: How Good is a Fessenden?
James Quillian

Replies: 20
Views: 2057

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Sep 2019 10:01 am   Subject: How Good is a Fessenden?
I am toying with the idea of getting second pedal steel, D10.

I have had one guitar for seven years and I am actually fairly impressed with it. The fact is that I have never played any other pedal ...
  Topic: Jeffran College trade?
James Quillian

Replies: 1
Views: 521

PostForum Section: For Sale: Music, Lessons, etc.   Posted: 27 Sep 2019 8:10 pm   Subject: Jeffran College trade?
I have some Newman stuff. What are you looking for? you have?
  Topic: Favorite Steel Pedal Guitar?
James Quillian

Replies: 9
Views: 1467

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Aug 2019 6:01 am   Subject: Favorite Steel Pedal Guitar?
When I buy an instrument of any king the fist thing I do is figure out exactly what I am buying, or what I am paying for.

Is the guitar pretty? That can matter to someone who plays shows but for so ...
  Topic: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James Quillian

Replies: 36
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Aug 2019 4:44 pm   Subject: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James Quillian, that clip you posted is also exactly what I think of when I think "blues." It's mostly using the pentatonic minor scale and adding interesting rhythms/bends/trills/feeling in ...
  Topic: Players To Listen to
James Quillian

Replies: 36
Views: 3360

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 21 Aug 2019 6:19 pm   Subject: Players To Listen to
I am going to suggest Ron Elliot. He is one of the most soulful players out there and he is not mentioned near enough.

Also, Doug Jernigan plays so good he is untouchable.

If you want to hear ...
  Topic: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James Quillian

Replies: 36
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Aug 2019 10:50 am   Subject: Lowering 4th string a whole step
Here is how real blues sounds.

https://youtu.be/b-Kk4ZB1zxw

This has no steel in it but it is what blues sounds like. I am trying to fit the steel into songs like this.

What I am trying to ...
  Topic: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James Quillian

Replies: 36
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Aug 2019 10:31 am   Subject: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James, you can get the same effect by lowering the E with the E lever, then sliding back one fret and adding the B pedal while half-pedaling the A pedal. It takes lots of practice, but it's another w ...
  Topic: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James Quillian

Replies: 36
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Aug 2019 10:05 am   Subject: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James, you can get the same effect by lowering the E with the E lever, then sliding back one fret and adding the B pedal while half-pedaling the A pedal. It takes lots of practice, but it's another w ...
  Topic: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James Quillian

Replies: 36
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Aug 2019 8:10 am   Subject: Lowering 4th string a whole step
I don't doubt that you guys know of occasions where genuine blues is being played on the pedal steel. I will listen to the examples given.

That is good. It is a whole lot easier to copy than to inn ...
  Topic: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James Quillian

Replies: 36
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Aug 2019 7:03 am   Subject: Lowering 4th string a whole step
lowering 2nd string to C# and working 2 frets below typical no pedals position with either A or C pedal can produce lots of blues based bends/slides without having to move the bar.

Maybe consider ...
  Topic: Lowering 4th string a whole step
James Quillian

Replies: 36
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Aug 2019 6:48 pm   Subject: Lowering 4th string a whole step
You can lower the 4th string a full tone I suppose.. however you might need another lever to do so, or use a feel stop on the lever that lowers both e's, but IMO, it would not work well.. I understan ...
 
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