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  Topic: Twilight Blues F#9 Tuning
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 21
Views: 1697

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Apr 2020 9:23 pm   Subject: Twilight Blues F#9 Tuning
Great job...cartooney as all heck...It's got your individual stamp on it as well...Thanks for posting it on YouTube... Smile Smile
  Topic: It's done! Junior's new Guit-Steel
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 11
Views: 1690

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Mar 2020 12:36 pm   Subject: It's done! Junior's new Guit-Steel
Great work...It's better eye candy then the original.
  Topic: Some ‘60 Blue Note era post-bop “Zoltan”
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 9
Views: 611

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Mar 2020 12:27 pm   Subject: Some ‘60 Blue Note era post-bop “Zoltan”
Hi, Mike...nice job. I think your on to something. It reminds me of Jeff Beck connecting with his inner Allan Holdsworth. Pretty unique and innovating for non pedal steel...Keep it up, I for one would ...
  Topic: MEGAN LOVELLS (larkin/poe) RICKENBACHER LAP belly brace info
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 19
Views: 2832

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Feb 2019 6:05 pm   Subject: MEGAN LOVELLS (larkin/poe) RICKENBACHER LAP belly brace info
I really dig what Larkin Poe are doing, sounds pretty areal and groove-in to me. Megan used to use a 65 Fender Deluxe amp and she is definitely using a High G tuning like the Dobro guys do. She starte ...
  Topic: Any of you guys know who this player is?
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 8
Views: 1329

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Jan 2019 9:40 am   Subject: Any of you guys know who this player is?
Man, that is some sweet playing. He's a great multi-instrumentalist. Jerry's playing the steel, arch top guitar and upright bass. The tone he's getting on his steel is beautiful and such great intonat ...
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 26
Views: 2444

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Jan 2019 5:09 pm   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
What Tom said about non pedal steel is very astute "what it is and what it's not". I fully understood where he was coming from because I tried at one time to make it something maybe it's not ...
  Topic: APACHE- Video, C6 tuning
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 51
Views: 8502

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Jan 2019 8:43 pm   Subject: APACHE- Video, C6 tuning
Congratulations Doug, your steel work grooves on that tune. Now that you have gone viral on YouTube, I guess YouTube will ask you to partner up with them and make money off of the advertising profits. ...
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 26
Views: 2444

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Jan 2019 11:11 am   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
I agree with Tom Young that the non pedal steel has deficiencies and attributes that one should come to terms with to be practical about what non pedal steel can and can't do well. The tuning's that w ...
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 26
Views: 2444

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jan 2019 8:56 pm   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
1. Pick a couple of different tunings and learn the correct way to string and tune your steel.

2. Learn the applied theory of your steel tunings and memorize your chord grips, scales/arps.

3. Tr ...
  Topic: NGD Silver Hawaiian - questions
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 14
Views: 1259

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Dec 2018 8:01 am   Subject: NGD Silver Hawaiian - questions
Wow, amazing buy! Congratulations...
  Topic: Unknown Hula - Lap Steel Guitar
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 11
Views: 1352

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Dec 2018 7:56 am   Subject: Unknown Hula - Lap Steel Guitar
Roy, Jerry Byrd/Marty Robbins performed on a tv show doing a song called "Unknown Hula" with the steel tuned to C6/A7 according to Bazil. Here's the link...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ...
  Topic: Unknown Hula - Lap Steel Guitar
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 11
Views: 1352

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Dec 2018 7:41 pm   Subject: Unknown Hula - Lap Steel Guitar
Nice job Mike. I was curious about that tuning your using, is it a Dmaj7 tuning? How did you happen to come by it? Thanks...
  Topic: Using negative cents to tune C6 steel with a digital tuner
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 31
Views: 4904

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Dec 2018 10:08 am   Subject: Using negative cents to tune C6 steel with a digital tuner
That's cool David. That's kinda where I'm at right now as far as trying to use my ear to come up with sweetened tuning's for different individual instruments/tuning's that I own and then save them as ...
  Topic: Using negative cents to tune C6 steel with a digital tuner
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 31
Views: 4904

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Dec 2018 9:59 pm   Subject: Using negative cents to tune C6 steel with a digital tuner
Got my new Peterson StroboPlusHD tuner today and started trying to figure it out. I will put a couple of sweetened tuning presets in it's memory for C6 offset tuning and C#min7 offset tuning. In revie ...
  Topic: Christmas Island Jerry Byrd
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 6
Views: 741

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Dec 2018 11:21 am   Subject: Christmas Island Jerry Byrd
Mmm, maybe I have something in PC that shouldn't be there. Don't know why Norton hasn't removed it? Thanks...
  Topic: Christmas Island Jerry Byrd
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 6
Views: 741

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Dec 2018 8:53 am   Subject: Christmas Island Jerry Byrd
Thanks for posting that song Roy. Just a heads up, when I tried to download the song with the download button on the site, it attacked my PC with a "Fake web site tech support attack". This ...
  Topic: Wayne Shorter's Footprints - how to voice chords
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 5
Views: 1604

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Dec 2018 8:40 am   Subject: Wayne Shorter's Footprints - how to voice chords
David, thanks for posting the link for the "Footprints" analysis. I totally enjoyed reading that with my morning coffee. I've played that song on alto sax and guitar many times. Loved the pa ...
  Topic: Back at the Chicken Shack - E9th and Leavitt
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 11
Views: 1082

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Dec 2018 10:29 pm   Subject: Back at the Chicken Shack - E9th and Leavitt
Gees, I thought your steel was Eq'd with too much reverb and was sounding like the old midi computer stuff...LOL. I was thinking, "Andy has some good intonation, but that tone and tamber". I ...
  Topic: Revisiting lap steel.
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 29
Views: 3090

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Dec 2018 2:33 pm   Subject: Revisiting lap steel.
Hi Marty, like you I'm picking up steel again after a good break from it. C6 tuning on a 6 string steel will get you pretty far. I play Don Helms stuff (Hank Williams)on C6 no problem even though Don ...
  Topic: APACHE- Video, C6 tuning
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 51
Views: 8502

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Dec 2018 2:10 pm   Subject: APACHE- Video, C6 tuning
I was surfing the web today and found this great rendition of "Apache" on YouTube, figured there was a thread about it here at the SGF.

Hey Doug, just wanted to say "great job" ...
  Topic: Mikiya Matsuda in A6 tuning - Waikiki
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 1
Views: 511

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Dec 2018 9:41 am   Subject: Mikiya Matsuda in A6 tuning - Waikiki
Mikiya told me he's playing Andy Cummings "Waikiki" in A6 tuning on his Clinesmith Lap steel through a Gibson Vintage 47 VA-185G. What superb relaxed playing...
https://www.youtube.com/watc ...
  Topic: Transcribing Dick McIntire's Twilight Blues
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 4
Views: 792

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Dec 2018 10:37 pm   Subject: Transcribing Dick McIntire's Twilight Blues
I've been doing the reverse slant no problem now repeatedly, but when I add vibrato, the top note goes noticeable lower in pitch then what Dick McIntire is doing on the recording with a similar vibrat ...
  Topic: Help with Dickerson identification
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 22
Views: 6182

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Dec 2018 2:45 pm   Subject: Help with Dickerson identification
Godfrey Arthur, I would suspect a ground problem due to corrosion issues, cold solder joint somewhere or just plain dirty pots. You can use some electronic contact cleaner and also re-flow some solder ...
  Topic: The David Lindley sound
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 38
Views: 6099

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Dec 2018 5:40 pm   Subject: The David Lindley sound
Terry VunCannon, that's a great collection of Nationals you have there. They do get a good tone...I can see why pro's like em.
  Topic: Transcribing Dick McIntire's Twilight Blues
Jesse Pearson

Replies: 4
Views: 792

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Dec 2018 4:51 pm   Subject: Transcribing Dick McIntire's Twilight Blues
Hi Marc, nice to meet you. This song has stumped me for years to be honest with you. I ask myself if Dick was just off the fret markers a little in those places that I can really hear it when slowing ...
 
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