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  Topic: Where to get good curly maple?
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 591

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Jan 2020 4:41 pm   Subject: Where to get good curly maple?
Check with Jim Adams adamsresonator.com He usually has some very good maple woods he builds guitars with.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: WTB/ Trade For a Squareneck Tricone
Jim Bates

Replies: 3
Views: 401

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 1 Jan 2020 7:47 pm   Subject: WTB/ Trade For a Squareneck Tricone
Check out Elderly Instruments and Musicians Friend. Both have some very good low-end tri-cones (Dean, Johnson, Regal, Recording King, others). Wooden and metal body. It is best to get a round neck ...
  Topic: I need Billy Bowman's tunings for his 4-neck Fender
Jim Bates

Replies: 0
Views: 121

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 2 Dec 2019 5:27 pm   Subject: I need Billy Bowman's tunings for his 4-neck Fender
When I was just learning to play my 3-neck Fender (many years ago) I went to a Bob Wills dance, and Billy was playing his 4 neck. During the break, he wrote down his tunings for me, and they are now ...
  Topic: E13 material
Jim Bates

Replies: 40
Views: 9783

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Sep 2019 7:39 am   Subject: E13 material
Just adding to this thread: Both Leon McAuliffe and Bobby Kohfer played non-pedal 8 string E-13. Leon had the low E which he always kicked off Steel Guitar Rag, and was the low note in Leon's version ...
  Topic: rehair fiddle bows?
Jim Bates

Replies: 9
Views: 1244

PostForum Section: For Sale: Other Instruments   Posted: 1 Jul 2019 9:10 am   Subject: rehair fiddle bows?
That is why I suggested local schools. Who they use, may not be in the town, but they are in the business of repairing and maintaining these instruments in playable condition. If you need to get a n ...
  Topic: rehair fiddle bows?
Jim Bates

Replies: 9
Views: 1244

PostForum Section: For Sale: Other Instruments   Posted: 30 Jun 2019 7:31 pm   Subject: rehair fiddle bows?
Check with your local high schools who teach orchestra.

Get the name of who does their bow repairs, re-hairs, etc.

Stay local, if you can to avoid shipping and damage.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Tom Morrell'CD with 'tater pie' song on it
Jim Bates

Replies: 1
Views: 162

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 22 Jun 2019 7:08 am   Subject: Tom Morrell'CD with 'tater pie' song on it
I had a cassette with this tune "Tater Pie" on it, loaned to a friend, who died. I need the Cassette or CD of this. ("Smoke a little of this" I think is the album name.)

Thanx, ...
  Topic: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar
Jim Bates

Replies: 7
Views: 530

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 19 Jun 2019 3:40 pm   Subject: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar
Try Jim Adams, who builds custom acoustic, square or round
neck lap steel guitars. See what he has or might build one for you.

jameshadams@aol.com Ph 281-350-4160. He lives in Spring, Tx clos ...
  Topic: David Jackson new style string
Jim Bates

Replies: 40
Views: 4817

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Jun 2019 7:16 pm   Subject: David Jackson new style string
Bass piano strings are like this. Take a close look at the piano to see how the wound length never contacts either the bridge or the 'nut'.

But to be fair, bass piano strings are hit with hard woo ...
  Topic: Who makes the best square necks now?
Jim Bates

Replies: 31
Views: 3323

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2019 4:26 pm   Subject: Who makes the best square necks now?
Josh,

If you haven't yet, try Reso-Hangout www.resohangout.com/classifieds

Many brands for sale, forums to about woods, builders, lot's of info. Some will let you 'try it out'.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Who makes the best square necks now?
Jim Bates

Replies: 31
Views: 3323

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2019 10:36 am   Subject: Who makes the best square necks now?
I have a Ported Wolf in Quilted Cherry wood which is bright like maple.

Also, an Adams in flamed maple, also bright.

Try before you buy if at all possible! Have a luthier set up your instrument, ...
  Topic: Round Front, Sho-Bud Pro IIIs,,, How Many Were Built..??
Jim Bates

Replies: 16
Views: 1075

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 May 2019 7:30 pm   Subject: Round Front, Sho-Bud Pro IIIs,,, How Many Were Built..??
FYI, the SHO-BUD Crossovers were round fronts. I got mine in '68 (new) and played it until '82 when I sold it. It had that 'sound'.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: 8 string square neck resonator
Jim Bates

Replies: 3
Views: 358

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 22 May 2019 7:01 pm   Subject: 8 string square neck resonator
I highly recommend the Adams Resonator guitars (I own an Adams 8 string 22 1/2" scale that was custom built for me).

Jim Adams will custom make you an 8-string guitar that is very high quality ...
  Topic: Dobro tuner orientation
Jim Bates

Replies: 5
Views: 456

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 May 2019 9:25 am   Subject: Dobro tuner orientation
Try a drop or two of light lube oil (Tri-Flow also works). Put anywhere there is metal to metal contact ( worm gear, string shaft).

I have a $3000+ resonator guitar with similar, was almost froze ...
  Topic: Who works on Sho Bud amplifiers?
Jim Bates

Replies: 5
Views: 606

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 18 Apr 2019 6:57 pm   Subject: Who works on Sho Bud amplifiers?
I had my single channel Sho-Bud amp worked on by:
"The Amp Doctor", Terry Newton who can be contacted at
615-758-4743 (lv message), mail to: 11117 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

He ...
  Topic: "Must Have" Dobro Albums???
Jim Bates

Replies: 16
Views: 967

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Apr 2019 12:18 pm   Subject: "Must Have" Dobro Albums???
Beverly King has two or three Oswald style (and sounding) records. Her tunes are simple, easy to learn and great to begin with.

Somebody on Forum may have some of them.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Left hand play bars. ***Please Close***
Jim Bates

Replies: 10
Views: 792

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 1 Apr 2019 12:04 pm   Subject: Left hand play bars. ***Please Close***
My previous reply was for an extension nut, BUT also applies to a bar with round nose. Wider grooves at rounded(bullet end)!!

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Left hand play bars. ***Please Close***
Jim Bates

Replies: 10
Views: 792

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 1 Apr 2019 11:58 am   Subject: Left hand play bars. ***Please Close***
It is real question. The extension nut on some designs ONLY properly fit the nut one way (with bass strings having the widest slots.) You just cannot turn it around because it will be tipped inward ( ...
  Topic: Wanted a Quality 8 string Square Neck Dobro with Hard Case
Jim Bates

Replies: 5
Views: 335

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 1 Apr 2019 11:49 am   Subject: Wanted a Quality 8 string Square Neck Dobro with Hard Case
You may have to have a 6 string dobro case modified for the wider neck of the 8 string.

If you want a case for short scale 22 1/2 neck, then you have to have a soft case, because the entire hard c ...
  Topic: Need a steel guitar teacher in Houston area
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 328

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 24 Mar 2019 6:50 pm   Subject: Refurbishing an old, but good, Harland (sic) pedal steel.
UPDATE:
I have never met this fellow, but he is now a 'senior citizen, who put up his Harlow Brothers 8 string, 4 pedal very limited changer, not like any modern changer. 40 yrs ago.

It is tuned i ...
  Topic: Need a steel guitar teacher in Houston area
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 328

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 19 Mar 2019 1:40 pm   Subject: Need a steel guitar teacher in Houston area
A music store has a customer that needs a steel guitar teacher. An older adult who has played some, but after 40 yrs wants to try it again.

Are there any teachers in the Houston area?? Remington ...
  Topic: Refurbishing an old, but good, Harland (sic) pedal steel.
Jim Bates

Replies: 0
Views: 350

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Mar 2019 6:02 pm   Subject: Refurbishing an old, but good, Harland (sic) pedal steel.
A local music store just called and asked if I could help restore (clean up, new strings, set up pedals) for a customer who quit playing it 40 yrs and now wants get it back to playing condition.

An ...
  Topic: Wanted 8 string Square Neck Dobro
Jim Bates

Replies: 5
Views: 398

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 8 Dec 2018 2:20 pm   Subject: Wanted 8 string Square Neck Dobro
Please contact Jim Adams adamsresonator.com , who recently made me an 8 string resonator in a 22 1/2 " scale. Very high quality at a reasonable price. Also, does acoustic square neck guitars. ...
  Topic: Herb Remington Memorial Service
Jim Bates

Replies: 2
Views: 792

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Dec 2018 7:42 pm   Subject: Herb Remington Memorial Service
I live close to the Methodist Church in Pearland, Tx, and will try to go. Will pass on any info to the Forum.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Strange Chord Symbol in Musicl Notation
Jim Bates

Replies: 12
Views: 2949

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Oct 2018 6:41 pm   Subject: Strange Chord Symbol in Musicl Notation
I read it as a diminished. Augmented is +
?????
Thanx,
Jim
 
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