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  Topic: Has Anyone Played A Steel Through One Of These Amps?
James Quillian

Replies: 5
Views: 787

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jul 2020 6:41 pm   Subject: Has Anyone Played A Steel Through One Of These Amps?
Larry, mine has 30W also. I only play steel at home, so it is fine for that. It works great for making recording with a 1950s sound on the steel.

James, I have a Pignose 30w tube amp that will han ...
  Topic: Has Anyone Played A Steel Through One Of These Amps?
James Quillian

Replies: 5
Views: 787

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Jul 2020 5:52 pm   Subject: Has Anyone Played A Steel Through One Of These Amps?
I have had this thing around for years but never had a use for it. I plugged my steel into it and was surprised to find out how good it sounds.

It doesn't have the sound that some use in dance hal ...
  Topic: Buying a used Steel checklist (what to look for?)
James Quillian

Replies: 23
Views: 1098

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Jul 2020 7:07 pm   Subject: Buying a used Steel checklist (what to look for?)
In 2012 I bought a Fessenden D10 for right at $2000. This is the only steel I have ever owned. To this day, I have not found a fault with it.

It is not a fancy guitar in terms of appearance but it ...
  Topic: Jeff Newman,,,again,,
James Quillian

Replies: 14
Views: 2241

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Jun 2020 1:11 pm   Subject: Jeff Newman,,,again,,
I got a hold of his old course, Music To Steel By.

I feel like, if a person can play each of these songs well, he is then able to play a decent part on any traditional country song. These are song ...
  Topic: I Love You Because
James Quillian

Replies: 9
Views: 1918

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 15 May 2020 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: I Love You Because
Herb Steiner has an arrangement that I like. As a matter of fact I like it a lot. It isn't free but it is cheap.

It is only 2 pages long. The style does not use big chords, so it has a different fe ...
  Topic: Which Steel Players Play The Best Licks In Just One Position
James Quillian

Replies: 24
Views: 3107

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 20 Apr 2020 6:55 pm   Subject: Which Steel Players Play The Best Licks In Just One Position
Which of history's steel players played the best and most licks in one position without moving the bar?

I would like to listen to what they do.

It isn't that I don't want to move the bar. When ...
  Topic: Learning Pedal Steel
James Quillian

Replies: 18
Views: 1958

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Apr 2020 7:31 pm   Subject: Re: Learning Pedal Steel
There are many excellent tips out there but I have not found anywhere that puts it all together. You learn an scale or intro or ending or lick but what do you do with it? What about the rest of a son ...
  Topic: Tab for teach your children well
James Quillian

Replies: 18
Views: 1976

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 11 Mar 2020 6:20 pm   Subject: Tab for teach your children well
This is from sbenzian's web page. It works for me. I haven't ever compared it to the original but it sounds the same just based on memory.

http://www.benzianlist.com/tyc2.pdf
  Topic: 73 years olds bucket list.
James Quillian

Replies: 11
Views: 2555

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 19 Feb 2020 11:39 am   Subject: 73 years olds bucket list.
Don't dismiss any of the old standbys.

Dewitt Scott's basic C6 method is really good to start with. The simple songs in the beginning of the book are really good to start with.

There are a num ...
  Topic: Cheap Tuners With Cents?
James Quillian

Replies: 9
Views: 986

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Feb 2020 11:26 am   Subject: Cheap Tuners With Cents?
Do you guys know of any tuners other than the expensive ones that display cents?

I had one and lost it. I think the brand was Astatic. That one seems to have been discontinued.
  Topic: Question About Expansion Slots
James Quillian

Replies: 10
Views: 1938

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: 1938

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: 1938

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: 1938

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: 1996

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: 1996

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: 1996

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: 2071

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: 4418

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: 20789

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: 1214

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: 2591

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: 2591

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: 2591

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: 2591

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 ...
 
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