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  Topic: Active Pedals: True or False statement?
Jim Priebe

Replies: 17
Views: 3808

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 24 Apr 2016 3:28 pm   Subject: Active Pedals: True or False statement?
But, the load on the PU isn't constant since the impedance of whatever comes first after the VP becomes part of the PU-load to a degree that depends on where the pedal is along its travel.

You 'hit ...
  Topic: Active Pedals: True or False statement?
Jim Priebe

Replies: 17
Views: 3808

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 22 Apr 2016 10:03 pm   Subject: Active Pedals: True or False statement?
I too am a bit puzzled with this post.

the manufacturer's of the active pedals claim that the pedal is transparent and does not change the tone

Can't say I have ever seen this claim? Some active ...
  Topic: Nylon flat pick for steel (or guitar)
Jim Priebe

Replies: 10
Views: 2345

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Apr 2016 2:35 pm   Subject: Nylon flat pick for steel (or guitar)
Muting is just the same only more options.
Little finger, thumb knuckle, palm, folded under fingers, and the thumb and fore finger too as the plectrum will fit between the strings. This is how I do ...
  Topic: Nylon flat pick for steel (or guitar)
Jim Priebe

Replies: 10
Views: 2345

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Apr 2016 3:12 pm   Subject: Nylon flat pick for steel (or guitar)
My thumbs are 'double jointed' (I think they call it) and click in an out which also complicates the control.
My Dad was a dairy farmer so my hands grew up to be very strong and large from hand milki ...
  Topic: Nylon flat pick for steel (or guitar)
Jim Priebe

Replies: 10
Views: 2345

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Apr 2016 3:56 am   Subject: Nylon flat pick for steel (or guitar)
OK, I'm another "closet" pick user (pick and two finger picks - always have). Often use the same on 6 string too but mostly take the finger picks off.
You will never sound the same as a thu ...
  Topic: Crate steel amp???
Jim Priebe

Replies: 8
Views: 3587

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 28 Mar 2016 11:29 pm   Subject: Crate steel amp???
I bought a Crate G160XL amp for my son during his "Van Halen" wannabe stage and even at the volumes he played at, it went a long time.
The secret was the EV 12L (4 ohm version especially ba ...
  Topic: tuning with the Newman chart
Jim Priebe

Replies: 32
Views: 10228

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Mar 2016 4:06 pm   Subject: tuning with the Newman chart
Calvin It's a hard one to master and many players just avoid it. I battled with it and even wrote an instrumental called "Rough Cut" which was full it so I could play it 'till i got it rig ...
  Topic: tuning with the Newman chart
Jim Priebe

Replies: 32
Views: 10228

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Mar 2016 2:42 pm   Subject: tuning with the Newman chart
I'm with you Chris exactly. Just too wide for my ears. The A pedal and F (E up to F) lever combo just don't sound right to me with the Newman set.
But if it works for you and your guitar and I am sur ...
  Topic: tuning with the Newman chart
Jim Priebe

Replies: 32
Views: 10228

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Mar 2016 4:25 pm   Subject: tuning with the Newman chart
B0b has the conversions here

http://steelguitarforum.com/b0b/jefftune.html

Tuning seems to be a very personal thing. I find it depends both on your instrument and the instruments you are playing ...
  Topic: Who can fix a Hilton Volume Pedal??
Jim Priebe

Replies: 21
Views: 5068

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 Feb 2016 10:21 pm   Subject: Who can fix a Hilton Volume Pedal??
Here's YouTube video that is very helpful regarding the best way to wrap cables
What a great technique. I got taught that in 1958 but had long forgotten it - thanks Craig.

Those 24V power supplies ...
  Topic: Who can fix a Hilton Volume Pedal??
Jim Priebe

Replies: 21
Views: 5068

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 8 Feb 2016 5:45 pm   Subject: Who can fix a Hilton Volume Pedal??
Here's a couple of pics of Milton Q for you Keith.
Milton at his latest gig:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/10801_MiltonQ_1.jpg

and a plug for the Hilton VP to keep 'on post'.

ht ...
  Topic: Who can fix a Hilton Volume Pedal??
Jim Priebe

Replies: 21
Views: 5068

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 8 Feb 2016 1:10 pm   Subject: Who can fix a Hilton Volume Pedal??
Hi Keith. Yes Milton is now in my home state (Queensland) and is playing a lot - mostly keyboard and accordian. What a guy - plays nice steel too.

I went through all the cord issues and tested them ...
  Topic: Who can fix a Hilton Volume Pedal??
Jim Priebe

Replies: 21
Views: 5068

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 7 Feb 2016 9:31 pm   Subject: Who can fix a Hilton Volume Pedal??
All the Hilton VP's here in Australia that I know of (there's a few) have suffered similar problems.
We love the VP and can't fault them but the power supplies when run on (our power) 240v AC just do ...
  Topic: Killing Win10 on my laptop - UPDATE
Jim Priebe

Replies: 29
Views: 5441

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 29 Jan 2016 12:04 am   Subject: Killing Win10 on my laptop - UPDATE
Richard, the brand is really immaterial as long as it is a big brand one (Lenovo is as they have inhereted lots of IBM there). The point I make is if there is sufficient volume it seems to bring out c ...
  Topic: Killing Win10 on my laptop - UPDATE
Jim Priebe

Replies: 29
Views: 5441

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 28 Jan 2016 8:30 pm   Subject: Killing Win10 on my laptop - UPDATE
Richard, I sympathise with you with your ongoing problems however I have a couple of suggestions that may or may not be applicable to your problems.

And, I don't think the computer is to blame, a ...
  Topic: GFI Pedal Steels
Jim Priebe

Replies: 118
Views: 67950

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Jan 2016 5:33 pm   Subject: GFI Pedal Steels
By 'crossrod' I take it you mean 'cross shaft' (John) as you seem to be looking for substitute cranks.
All my GFI's are 5/16' square. The latest GFI cranks are 7 hole with L or R mount/clamp to fit 5 ...
  Topic: Original Zum pickup vs. Telonics 409 comparison?
Jim Priebe

Replies: 9
Views: 3119

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Jan 2016 2:37 pm   Subject: Original Zum pickup vs. Telonics 409 comparison?
George: Paddy's Zum with the 409's in it - has the absolute killer tone - I can vouch for that. His later one with single coils is OK but the 409's make them really special.
(Shameless Plug) Buy his ...
  Topic: Archiving Vinyl
Jim Priebe

Replies: 14
Views: 3414

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 28 Dec 2015 6:49 pm   Subject: Archiving Vinyl
Dave
Yeah thats actually it. Only 2 U12's made here in Oz by john edward minson hence the name. Very Sho Bud like. I still have it but getting heavy for this old guy. Still plays fine and sits in mus ...
  Topic: Archiving Vinyl
Jim Priebe

Replies: 14
Views: 3414

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 28 Dec 2015 1:16 pm   Subject: Archiving Vinyl
I agree with Dave about Vynil Studio. I have previously used it however when I updated my music computer for some reason it was unavailable at that time hence my optional choice.
I think I will go ba ...
  Topic: Archiving Vinyl
Jim Priebe

Replies: 14
Views: 3414

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 27 Dec 2015 2:48 pm   Subject: Archiving Vinyl
I have tried a few ways but settled on just using 'Audio Recorder Pro' (for Windows) software. Just plug the turntable straight into the sound card line in (I use a RCA to 3.5 plug stereo adapter) and ...
  Topic: Playing above Fret 17
Jim Priebe

Replies: 15
Views: 3473

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Dec 2015 1:48 pm   Subject: Playing above Fret 17
What Lane said and Alumes can get a bit "piano-ey" up there. I find (strangely) that boosting the low mids on the amp helps a lot. It's the note's natural harmonics that can disappear maybe ...
  Topic: GFI pickups: comparison
Jim Priebe

Replies: 8
Views: 3307

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 20 Dec 2015 3:53 pm   Subject: GFI pickups: comparison
I tried all the GFI pups and I then used an Alumitone and it was fine and exceptionally responsive to EQ but then tried a 705 and Bingo. This was over a period of quite a few years. Fitting a 705 may ...
  Topic: Mary Did You Know & track offer...
Jim Priebe

Replies: 6
Views: 2743

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Nov 2015 3:14 pm   Subject: Mary Did You Know & track offer...
If you want to comp on the middle/lower register you could (assuming std E9th).
Fret 8:
5 6 7 8 (Dm or F6)
Fret 8:
5 6 8 10 (C)
Fret 6:
5A 6 8 (Gm7 - Bb6)
Fret 5:
5 6B 8 10 (Asus)
...
  Topic: ID Really old pedal steel
Jim Priebe

Replies: 2
Views: 2790

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Oct 2015 3:21 am   Subject: ID Really old pedal steel
Looking for any information on this old "dear". I just repaired the cables for the collector who owns it.
I seem to think it is a VERY early Fuzzy. It's 8 string with 4 pedal cable pulls wh ...
  Topic: Tuner Nightmare On Stage
Jim Priebe

Replies: 8
Views: 2457

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Oct 2015 11:22 pm   Subject: Tuner Nightmare On Stage
Damien
I have ditched all the expensive tuners and just use the 'Cleartune' app (free for Iphone or Android) for the main tuning and stops etc. through a Peterson adapter cable (you nearly always hav ...
 
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