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  Topic: PALOMINO: A Graphic novel with Steel Player as its lead
Jeff Mead

Replies: 48
Views: 4675

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 25 May 2020 2:58 pm   Subject: PALOMINO: A Graphic novel with Steel Player as its lead
Looks like it, Jeff.
I need to get a copy myself.
https://dark-planet-comics.com/shop-1/palomino-volume-1

Darn - no shipping option for outside the US.

I've sent them an Email.

Thanks for t ...
  Topic: PALOMINO: A Graphic novel with Steel Player as its lead
Jeff Mead

Replies: 48
Views: 4675

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 25 May 2020 2:15 pm   Subject: PALOMINO: A Graphic novel with Steel Player as its lead
Unfortunately, looks like I missed this. Will the graphic novel be available to buy outside of the kickstarter campaign once it is published?
  Topic: Fessenden 8 shot?
Jeff Mead

Replies: 11
Views: 707

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 May 2020 1:16 am   Subject: Fessenden 8 shot?
I don’t think that will work for me. I have to map a few things out first. My only concern is the guitar handling the gauges if I go heavy and do decide to put a raise on one of the lower strings
...
  Topic: Fessenden 8 shot?
Jeff Mead

Replies: 11
Views: 707

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 May 2020 5:07 pm   Subject: Fessenden 8 shot?
EGDGBDEF
58, 42, 30, 21P, 19, 16, 14, 13

would likely go to something like 50, 38, 26, 20P, 18, 15, 13, 12

So were you thinking about raising D to E and B to C? What about the other pedal?

...
  Topic: Fessenden 8 shot?
Jeff Mead

Replies: 11
Views: 707

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 May 2020 2:56 pm   Subject: Fessenden 8 shot?
What is your current default 8 string tuning?
  Topic: Fessenden 8 shot?
Jeff Mead

Replies: 11
Views: 707

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 May 2020 11:46 am   Subject: Re: Fessenden 8 shot?
I've got a 6 shooter - 2 strings and I added a knee lever. The limitation of the raise only changer meant that I've gone for the middle 6 strings of E9 with A&B plus E raise on the lever.

Of ...
  Topic: Ron Landis engraved picks
Jeff Mead

Replies: 26
Views: 1931

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 May 2020 5:35 am   Subject: Ron Landis engraved picks
I just ordered a pair.

Can't wait to try them.
  Topic: ISO Dual Professional Fretboards + Waterslide logo
Jeff Mead

Replies: 18
Views: 1084

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 May 2020 5:23 am   Subject: ISO Dual Professional Fretboards + Waterslide logo
Here's a waterslide I used on a Stringmaster.

https://www.atexxmusic.com/shop

About 3/4 down the page "CUSTOM FENDER STEEL FRONT..." When you click on it, the page will say it's for a ...
  Topic: Tunings for lap steels with benders
Jeff Mead

Replies: 7
Views: 774

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 May 2020 12:01 pm   Subject: Tunings for lap steels with benders
Standard electric guitars that are set up with a strap actuated bender typically bend either the B or D string.

I've never heard of a standard electric guitar with a D bender. G is quite common tho ...
  Topic: Best Music Making Apps PC/Ios
Jeff Mead

Replies: 13
Views: 939

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 28 Apr 2020 2:40 am   Subject: Best Music Making Apps PC/Ios
I find the latency from my soundcard to be too much for me when recording so I use direct monitoring of what I am playing so I would not get on well with even the lowest levels of latency reported. I ...
  Topic: New song - something different for me.
Jeff Mead

Replies: 8
Views: 877

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 26 Apr 2020 1:56 am   Subject: New song - something different for me.
Very cool to see the cigar box guitar!


Thanks - it's a fun instrument. Just having the 3 strings and 2 notes gives you a different approach to playing, I find.

The reason it ended up on the t ...
  Topic: New song - something different for me.
Jeff Mead

Replies: 8
Views: 877

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Apr 2020 6:34 am   Subject: New song - something different for me.
I know Pete Farrugia, the guitar player. Haven’t seen him in a few years, as he lives in the U.K.

Yes, Pete (and Chad, the singer) were the ony ones I knew already, I never actually played with ...
  Topic: New song - something different for me.
Jeff Mead

Replies: 8
Views: 877

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Apr 2020 1:29 am   Subject: New song - something different for me.
I was invited to join a group of musicians to do some remote recording. I knew a couple of them but we had never played together before and I'd never even met 3 of them. The resulting track was a bi ...
  Topic: Kayton Robert's Tunnings
Jeff Mead

Replies: 5
Views: 714

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Apr 2020 12:55 pm   Subject: Kayton Robert's Tunnings
Here's a link to John Ely's tunings list

https://www.hawaiiansteel.com/tunings/setups.php?link=1038

I don't think that's quite right. I know for sure that on his C6/A7 nck he had two As on the ...
  Topic: 30 minutes to change strings on one Stringmaster neck
Jeff Mead

Replies: 17
Views: 1228

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Apr 2020 8:05 am   Subject: 30 minutes to change strings on one Stringmaster neck
It took her about 2 minutes to change the string, while still singing! Amazing! She didn't miss a beat, and also exhibited great showmanship while multi-tasking

In this clip, Don Pawlak not only co ...
  Topic: Recording experience
Jeff Mead

Replies: 14
Views: 1265

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Apr 2020 7:27 am   Subject: Recording experience
Another option for next time would be to record 3 or so complete takes of the song. As long as you don't make mistakes in exactly the same part each time, you should be able to edit together what sou ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar Fads
Jeff Mead

Replies: 51
Views: 5280

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Apr 2020 5:25 am   Subject: Steel Guitar Fads
Well, 3 of the top pet hates are things I've never got tired of - vol/tone pedal, Boss Tone fuzz and phaser. Quite partial to Leslie effect and Ebow too (just wish they still made the one that does 2 ...
  Topic: Higher Pay For Double Duty?
Jeff Mead

Replies: 55
Views: 2763

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 11 Apr 2020 2:47 pm   Subject: Higher Pay For Double Duty?
The real question is whether anyone wants to play in or listen to a band with no bass player.



The Doors did OK, as did the Cramps and the White Stripes to name but a few.
  Topic: acoustic solution for lap steel ? dobro ?
Jeff Mead

Replies: 17
Views: 1783

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Apr 2020 1:57 pm   Subject: acoustic solution for lap steel ? dobro ?
Hi everyone I am still thinking this through. Do you think I could have an A6 tuning over a Dobro ? I don't easily find information on that with the search criterias on the forum.
Is that possible ? ...
  Topic: Pedal Steel Simulation Video using a bunch of string-pulls
Jeff Mead

Replies: 14
Views: 1177

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Apr 2020 1:12 am   Subject: Pedal Steel Simulation Video using a bunch of string-pulls
Very nice. I assume your E6 is (high to low)
E C# B G# E C# B G# ?
  Topic: Cindy Cashdollar's Remington T-8 is for sale...
Jeff Mead

Replies: 20
Views: 2128

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Apr 2020 1:14 am   Subject: Cindy Cashdollar's Remington T-8 is for sale...
And it has the modification I like on my Stringmasters - on off toggle switch for each neck.
  Topic: acoustic solution for lap steel ? dobro ?
Jeff Mead

Replies: 17
Views: 1783

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Apr 2020 1:05 pm   Subject: acoustic solution for lap steel ? dobro ?
I almost never plug in at home unless rehearsing with someone else or recording.

The only time is if I'm learning something and need to play a track while my wife is watching TV, when I will use on ...
  Topic: Fender 8 string intonation adjustment ???
Jeff Mead

Replies: 12
Views: 1048

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Apr 2020 12:59 pm   Subject: Fender 8 string intonation adjustment ???
No bridge height adjustment on this.

Oops - of course not - what was I thinking. If you needed to for some reason you could raise string height by putting a small coin under the bridge. I did thi ...
  Topic: Fender 8 string intonation adjustment ???
Jeff Mead

Replies: 12
Views: 1048

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Apr 2020 12:14 pm   Subject: Fender 8 string intonation adjustment ???
Check that the harmonic is directly over the 12th fret. If it isn't, adjust the 2 screws that movd the bridge backwards and forwards. If the harmonic is towards the 11th fret, you need to adjust the ...
  Topic: Gibson br9 without twang
Jeff Mead

Replies: 9
Views: 579

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Mar 2020 7:54 am   Subject: Gibson br9 without twang
Are the resonator strings designed for an electric instrument? Some acoustic strings aren't very magnetic and don't sound great through a pickup.

Maybe try regular electric strings in the appropri ...
 
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