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  Topic: Cryin' Steel Guitar
John De Maille

Replies: 29
Views: 1092

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 17 Oct 2020 2:18 pm   Subject: Cryin' Steel Guitar
I guess I'm most affected by John Hughey playing Look At Us.
  Topic: What Strings to purchase For my Steel?
John De Maille

Replies: 16
Views: 1309

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 25 Sep 2020 12:59 pm   Subject: What Strings to purchase For my Steel?
I used to use ShoBud strings, then, went to SIT strings, however, for t he last several years I've used Live Steel Strings in Stainlessnon my U-12 Zum.
They last a long time without losing tone or re ...
  Topic: Analog Volume Pedal
John De Maille

Replies: 11
Views: 855

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Sep 2020 11:16 am   Subject: Analog Volume Pedal
There are adjustments on the bottom of the Hilton pedal for off point, volume and tone adjust. I'm wondering if you tried to adjust them for a better tone.
  Topic: Steel Delinquency ended this morning
John De Maille

Replies: 5
Views: 946

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 21 Sep 2020 11:07 am   Subject: Steel Delinquency ended this morning
I just picked up a gig for this weekend and another gig next month. Both are outside gigs.
I'm looking forward to doing them obviously. I'm just hoping that it doesn't get too cold or cold at all. ...
  Topic: I'm a Steel Delinquent
John De Maille

Replies: 29
Views: 2700

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 9 Sep 2020 4:43 pm   Subject: I'm a Steel Delinquent
I did the delinquent thing back in the early 90's. For want of a better term, it was a hiatus or so. I was building a new house upstate NY and it took up many weekends and vacations to do it. It was a ...
  Topic: Bl705
John De Maille

Replies: 6
Views: 732

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Aug 2020 9:19 am   Subject: Bl705
I have a 2003 ZumSteel, that, I put a 19,500 True Tone pickup in and there is absolutely no hum at all.
  Topic: Tommy White LIVE on Facebook, back TONIGHT 8/26 @7pm CST
John De Maille

Replies: 7
Views: 1950

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 26 Aug 2020 4:09 pm   Subject: Tommy White LIVE on Facebook, back TONIGHT 8/26 @7pm CST
I used to catch Vince, when, I went to Tucson,AZ. He was playing at the Maverick. Sometimes he had Chuck Back playing and for a while Hal Rugg played there too.
He's a good front man, who, can sing r ...
  Topic: Welcome to Hooterville
John De Maille

Replies: 7
Views: 1499

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Aug 2020 10:31 pm   Subject: Welcome to Hooterville
Sounds good John!
And....... Oh, to be young again!
  Topic: Matchbox 7 is EATING BATTERIES!
John De Maille

Replies: 8
Views: 1038

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 31 Jul 2020 11:10 pm   Subject: Matchbox 7 is EATING BATTERIES!
I have a SteelDriver III and I unplug both wires when not in use. The batteries last a long time for me.
  Topic: Wondering if there are any others like me?
John De Maille

Replies: 30
Views: 3389

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Jul 2020 9:59 am   Subject: Wondering if there are any others like me?
I was drafted in 1969. After basic, I moved around a bit until I wound up in the 75th Infantry Rangers. They finally discharged me with a medical and I made it back home. I never left the country. So. ...
  Topic: Anyone playing out anymore??
John De Maille

Replies: 58
Views: 6186

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 29 Jul 2020 11:05 am   Subject: Anyone playing out anymore??
I've had two outside gigs so far. We're playing this Saturday, outside of course. We've got two more outside gigs booked to do. Hopefully, some more will come up, but, I'm not holding my breath for th ...
  Topic: Live Steel Strings
John De Maille

Replies: 25
Views: 4133

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Jul 2020 1:36 pm   Subject: Live Steel Strings
I've been using Live Steel Strings for several years now. I find them to be reliable and long lasting. As long as they keep making them, I'll use them. I'm very satisfied with them and their service i ...
  Topic: Turned down a gig for tomorrow night...
John De Maille

Replies: 46
Views: 5927

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Jun 2020 9:04 pm   Subject: Turned down a gig for tomorrow night...
Both bands I work in have lost all their gigs so far. I do have one coming up on July 2nd, which, is outside in a park, but, it's being sent via computer to all who wish to see.
All inside gigs have ...
  Topic: Memorization VS Music Stand
John De Maille

Replies: 63
Views: 6407

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 17 Jun 2020 8:53 am   Subject: Memorization VS Music Stand
I do most of my playing live using memorization. However, if it's a new tune or a difficult arrangement, I'll use a chord chart for it. My band mates use music stands with song books for the words and ...
  Topic: Chris Hillman
John De Maille

Replies: 13
Views: 6971

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 2 May 2020 3:25 pm   Subject: Chris Hillman
I only saw Chris play that way one time. Don't know about other times. When I saw the Byrds playing again, Skip Batten was playing bass for them.
  Topic: U-12 pickup question
John De Maille

Replies: 17
Views: 1829

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 May 2020 7:57 am   Subject: U-12 pickup question
When I got my new ZumSteel, back in 2003, Bruce and I both decided on a BL 912 humbucker to put on my steel. I did a lot of recording then and he thought I might be happier not having to worry about i ...
  Topic: My first pedal steel guitar
John De Maille

Replies: 25
Views: 3476

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Apr 2020 1:22 pm   Subject: My first pedal steel guitar
My first pedal steel was a surprise gift given to me by my band mates back in 1972 or so.
It was just the body ( top, neck, keyhead, changer, fretboard, undercarriage) of an 8 string Pierce steel gu ...
  Topic: Happy Birthday Jody Carver
John De Maille

Replies: 6
Views: 917

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 Apr 2020 12:44 pm   Subject: Happy Birthday Jody Carver
Happy Birthday Jody!
I hope you have a great day!
Be well, my friend.
  Topic: String 1 and 2 raise
John De Maille

Replies: 52
Views: 10389

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Apr 2020 12:30 pm   Subject: String 1 and 2 raise
On my bell crank, it's the closest hole to the cabinet bottom. On the changer finger, it's the second hole from the top. All you have to do is move the bell crank in line with the second string and re ...
  Topic: D10 to Universal Steel
John De Maille

Replies: 27
Views: 2263

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Apr 2020 12:16 pm   Subject: D10 to Universal Steel
I've been playing a U-12 for 16 years now and I love it. It's tuned to Newman's E9/B6 tuning. I switched from an S-11 (basically E9th with octave low E) to U-12 because I'm not comfortable playing a D ...
  Topic: String 1 and 2 raise
John De Maille

Replies: 52
Views: 10389

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Apr 2020 11:56 am   Subject: String 1 and 2 raise
How often do you use your 6th string drop to F# ?
If it is not that important to you right now, you could use that bell crank and rod to raise string 2 to E and tighten the tuning nut for stri ...
  Topic: Chris Hillman
John De Maille

Replies: 13
Views: 6971

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 3 Apr 2020 10:31 am   Subject: Chris Hillman
Chris Hillman told us at a show that he was a mandolin player when his agent told him a band called the Byrds was looking for a bass player and asked him if he was interested - "Sure", he sa ...
  Topic: What are you doing with the down time ?
John De Maille

Replies: 91
Views: 8905

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 16 Mar 2020 4:34 pm   Subject: What are you doing with the down time ?
No gigs. All been cancelled.
I'll practice and try out some different variations on my rig. I'll polish my steel up again and clean it, change the strings.
Do some yard work. Too early yet to do m ...
  Topic: How many play in boots with tapered heels
John De Maille

Replies: 25
Views: 2146

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 11 Feb 2020 1:16 pm   Subject: How many play in boots with tapered heels
I've been playing in cowboy boots for a very long time. I feel very comfortable in them and never have a problem. Some other steel play ...
  Topic: Will anyone notice?
John De Maille

Replies: 20
Views: 2269

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Feb 2020 3:28 pm   Subject: Will anyone notice?
Jeff told me, that, his teaching ideas and methods were designed to get you playing the steel. But, he also had more involved courses to help you further your playing. Eventually you'll start to conne ...
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