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  Topic: Buddy Emmons tribute t-shirt
Jim Bates

Replies: 46
Views: 2881

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 17 Sep 2020 7:34 pm   Subject: Buddy Emmons tribute t-shirt
Scott,

I want a Medium, short sleeve Emmons T- shirt.

Please send me e-mail when you get them.

Yhanx,
Jim
  Topic: Tommy Alexander
Jim Bates

Replies: 15
Views: 2458

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 9 Sep 2020 8:18 am   Subject: Tommy Alexander
Tommy substituted some for me when I was playing the Manvel Opry Texas, and became a friend who loved to talk steel guitars and music. I will miss him.

Jim Bates
Alvin, TX
  Topic: BJS 1" bar
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 1605

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 9 Sep 2020 8:08 am   Subject: BJS 1" bar
The BJS 1" bar is SOLD pending payment!

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: BJS 1" bar
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 1605

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 9 Sep 2020 8:06 am   Subject: BJS 1" bar
The BJS 1" bar is SOLD pending payment!

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: BJS 1" bar
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 1605

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 8 Sep 2020 4:37 pm   Subject: Bar for sale - Problems Communicating
I apologize for apparently not being able to send any messages back to the four people who responded by PM and email.

Even though you may have sent me a PM,I am unable to read the text. All I get ...
  Topic: BJS 1" bar
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 1605

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 6 Sep 2020 6:55 pm   Subject: BJS 1" bar
Forgot to list weight: "11 1/2 oz" of the JBS 10 string bar.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: BJS 1" bar
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 1605

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 6 Sep 2020 6:52 pm   Subject: BJS 1" bar
BJS bar !" X 3 1/4"(approx), like new, Black 'Jewel", with black velvet pouch. $65 shipped to CONUS

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Live Steel Strings - Still available?
Jim Bates

Replies: 2
Views: 221

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 6 Sep 2020 6:44 pm   Subject: Live Steel Strings - Still available?
Thank You! I plan to try some.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Live Steel Strings - Still available?
Jim Bates

Replies: 2
Views: 221

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 1 Sep 2020 8:21 pm   Subject: Live Steel Strings - Still available?
Can I get Live Steel Strings in custom sets? Who sells them?

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: WTB: Polytone Minibrute
Jim Bates

Replies: 7
Views: 357

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 1 Sep 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: WTB: Polytone Minibrute
FYI, both Herb Remington and Johnny Gimbal were using these amps during their last gigs. Good small amps.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Sho-Bud parts
Jim Bates

Replies: 10
Views: 564

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 4 Aug 2020 7:01 pm   Subject: Sho-Bud parts
I had 2 legs with loose thread plugs, and glued them with Gorilla Glue (original) which expands when drying. Secret is use a very thin layer on each (separated) part. Put glue on each then use hammer ...
  Topic: Makers of 8 string laps with shorter scale length 22.5?
Jim Bates

Replies: 12
Views: 802

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Jun 2020 4:58 pm   Subject: Makers of 8 string laps with shorter scale length 22.5?
Contact Jim Adams who is in Spring TX is a custom maker of resophonic, acoustic, and lap steel guitars. He made me an 8 string reso with a 22 1/2 scale (square neck). He can make
lap steels to your ...
  Topic: metal resonator guitar
Jim Bates

Replies: 5
Views: 571

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Jun 2020 5:01 pm   Subject: metal resonator guitar
Try Elderly Instruments and also Musician's Friend catalogs (both online).

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: BL705 distorting no matter what I do?!
Jim Bates

Replies: 19
Views: 3026

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 Jun 2020 3:52 pm   Subject: BL705 distorting no matter what I do?!
The Lil Izzy PLUS has a pot inside to adjust gain. Had one for years and sold it to fellow Fourumite several years ago.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: Need info on 4 neck steels.
Jim Bates

Replies: 11
Views: 1166

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Jun 2020 1:02 pm   Subject: Need info on 4 neck steels.
I remember that Billy, showed me one tuning that was in A, I think, lower three strings were D A D low. Also, some guys were putting a high notes on strings 7 or 8. Buddy did this also according to ...
  Topic: Need info on 4 neck steels.
Jim Bates

Replies: 11
Views: 1166

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Jun 2020 2:33 pm   Subject: Need info on 4 neck steels.
Billy Bowman was playing a 4 neck Fender (sitting down) with Bob Wills in the early 50's when he was with Bob Wills. I met him during dance gig in western Oklahoma and got to sit next to him and watc ...
  Topic: Weissenborn versus Resonator Dilemma
Jim Bates

Replies: 11
Views: 1695

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 May 2020 3:28 pm   Subject: Weissenborn versus Resonator Dilemma
I have a Weissenborn made for John Pearse by Italia instruments in Italy. It is a very light guitar with a great full sound. I keep it in F tuning (2 frets lower than G tuning using the same G tunin ...
  Topic: Wanted: Tom Morrell CD's
Jim Bates

Replies: 7
Views: 837

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 15 Apr 2020 7:52 pm   Subject: Wanted: Tom Morrell CD's
Try Frenchy's in New Mexico. He may still have some.

Thanx,
Jim
  Topic: 1999 Walnut Dobro resonator
Jim Bates

Replies: 23
Views: 2278

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Mar 2020 4:44 pm   Subject: 1999 Walnut Dobro resonator
How does it sound? Any rattles or buzzes? The width at the nut can vary some due to the luthier OR a personal preference. The nut may need to be replaced, if it affects the sound on open strings. Also ...
  Topic: shobud super pro players ??
Jim Bates

Replies: 15
Views: 1405

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Feb 2020 12:48 pm   Subject: shobud super pro players ??
I still have a Super Pro with my original BL 705 chrome p/u's. It is just like the one in the first pic after your ad.

Will be putting up for sale soon BUT for local area pic up (in Houston area). ...
  Topic: Howard Pedal Steel Guitars
Jim Bates

Replies: 12
Views: 1339

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Feb 2020 12:40 pm   Subject: Howard Pedal Steel Guitars
I knew Tom McCormick quite well, and met with him several times when he came to Houston to drop some of his guitars and amps to a friend of mine who was distributor of Tom's products.

All are WELL ...
  Topic: Where to get good curly maple?
Jim Bates

Replies: 6
Views: 1003

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: 557

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: 188

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: 10478

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 ...
 
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