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  Topic: Improving Your E9 Playing is Just a Computer Click Away!
John McClung

Replies: 2
Views: 225

PostForum Section: For Sale: Music, Lessons, etc.   Posted: 19 Jan 2019 9:25 am   Subject: Improving Your E9 Playing is Just a Computer Click Away!
Still some room for serious learners...

Thanks for the endorsement, Brian!
  Topic: pls help me write a tab or explain a steel break
John McClung

Replies: 1
Views: 87

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 18 Jan 2019 8:59 pm   Subject: pls help me write a tab or explain a steel break
It's all straightforward pedals A+B at work, Charles. First solo chord is strings 4 and 5 with pedal A at the open root position for whatever key it's in, then strings 1 and 2, then 3 and 4. Can you s ...
  Topic: Crawford Cluster Adjustments on Left Knee
John McClung

Replies: 4
Views: 410

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jan 2019 5:57 pm   Subject: Crawford Cluster Adjustments on Left Knee
Here's my current extended E9 copedent, Jeff.

A staggered lever on the LKR is probably the hardest of all to use. Note my LKForward, which is a bear to use.

In my next copedent, I'm rearranging ...
  Topic: Good Feelin’ To Know - PSG “B3/Leslie”
John McClung

Replies: 23
Views: 493

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 14 Jan 2019 1:07 am   Subject: Good Feelin’ To Know - PSG “B3/Leslie”
Nice job on that, Mike!

How did you turn off both the B9 and Neo at the same time? That AB switch? I've got the same stompboxes, just not the half-moon remote, where did you get that? I would try u ...
  Topic: Crawford Cluster Adjustments on Left Knee
John McClung

Replies: 4
Views: 410

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Jan 2019 4:03 pm   Subject: Crawford Cluster Adjustments on Left Knee
This comes from Winnie Winston's great book, Pedal Steel Guitar: A Manual of Style, page 43:

Jimmie and later some others used LKL-Rear and LKR-Front as the "main" levers (for Crawford, ...
  Topic: Improving Your E9 Playing is Just a Computer Click Away!
John McClung

Replies: 2
Views: 225

PostForum Section: For Sale: Music, Lessons, etc.   Posted: 11 Jan 2019 10:06 pm   Subject: Improving Your E9 Playing is Just a Computer Click Away!
Is 2019 the year you finally get serious about truly understanding and playing the E9 tuning?

This opening month of the new year is the perfect time to consider studying with me via Skype. I have a ...
  Topic: Chord charts for remembering licks, phrases, etc.
John McClung

Replies: 10
Views: 783

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Jan 2019 10:36 am   Subject: Chord charts for remembering licks, phrases, etc.
When I was a sideman in L.A. with many bands, I resorted to having a binder, some songs had the numbers chart on one side, and tab with lick hints on the other. Worked, but gangly onstage. Always keep ...
  Topic: Jonny Lam on Pedal Steel with Pistol Annies
John McClung

Replies: 3
Views: 353

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 10 Jan 2019 10:31 am   Subject: Jonny Lam on Pedal Steel with Pistol Annies
Too many commercials, not enough steel. Just saying...
  Topic: P. Franklin ?? - B to D change on string 5
John McClung

Replies: 8
Views: 966

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Jan 2019 4:49 pm   Subject: P. Franklin ?? - B to D change on string 5
Hey Rich, how you doing? I'm actually adding that change on my next extended E9 copedent. Thought a lot about things that bug me on E9, and that change, in theory at least, will yield a missing 4th de ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar Film: New Material on Website
John McClung

Replies: 11
Views: 3521

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 6 Jan 2019 4:23 pm   Subject: Steel Guitar Film: New Material on Website
Keep up the great work, Marty!
  Topic: Ernest Bovine, Sneaky Pete and Thumbs Carllile
John McClung

Replies: 9
Views: 914

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Jan 2019 1:18 pm   Subject: Ernest Bovine, Sneaky Pete and Thumbs Carllile
My band Elvis Montana played Calamity's a lot in the early 80's. Fun place, manager was a PITA. Really cute South Bay waitresses. The Shut Out's were one of the most-booked bands there. Think the name ...
  Topic: Using a Cross-Rod for both a Pedal AND a Lever:
John McClung

Replies: 10
Views: 733

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Jan 2019 1:02 pm   Subject: Using a Cross-Rod for both a Pedal AND a Lever:
Pete, I've intermittently had string 4E>F# on a knee lever, just had it put on my Ext E9 pedal 6 on a Zum S12 7+6 I just got back from Lynn Stafford. I also lower string 8 E>D, yielding a great ...
  Topic: D lever with split knee Es.. pros / cons ?
John McClung

Replies: 9
Views: 852

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Dec 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: D lever with split knee Es.. pros / cons ?
Tom, I lower string 9 to C# with my E lever to get that scale and eliminate that string 9 "clam." Very little disadvantage to that setup. Another option is to have your E's lowering on RKL, ...
  Topic: 1969 ZB Custom Pedal Steel Guitar
John McClung

Replies: 4
Views: 2158

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 31 Dec 2018 3:55 pm   Subject: 1969 ZB Custom Pedal Steel Guitar
That's a killer deal on a ZB. Twangiest tone on the planet. Good luck with the sale!
  Topic: SD-10 Prestige
John McClung

Replies: 2
Views: 346

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 31 Dec 2018 3:29 pm   Subject: SD-10 Prestige
John probably means a Rittenberry Prestige...
  Topic: Jody Cameron tuning MA9 is great!
John McClung

Replies: 35
Views: 3039

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Dec 2018 3:17 pm   Subject: Jody Cameron tuning MA9 is great!
What John Goux requested...ditto.
  Topic: Ebow to trade
John McClung

Replies: 3
Views: 629

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 31 Dec 2018 3:11 pm   Subject: Ebow to trade
Gary, can you tell me the EXACT width of the Ebow, in inches or metric? Can't find that info anywhere online. Thanks! Email is best: steelguitarlessons@earthlink.net
  Topic: looking to buy a 14/string pedal steel?
John McClung

Replies: 13
Views: 523

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 26 Dec 2018 12:38 pm   Subject: looking to buy a 14/string pedal steel?
A few years back Ed Packard here on the Forum had a handful of Sierra 14-stringers he'd bought for a project. Search for him by name and see if he still has any. I believe they were all minty new. The ...
  Topic: Anyone using a looper pedal?
John McClung

Replies: 19
Views: 1315

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 26 Dec 2018 12:32 pm   Subject: Anyone using a looper pedal?
I've been occasionally using my Ditto Looper, the simple first version, for use in teaching. I might be trying to show a studenthow to play a harmonized scale over a chord, or a pair of chords, for in ...
  Topic: Anyone using a looper pedal?
John McClung

Replies: 19
Views: 1315

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 26 Dec 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: Anyone using a looper pedal?
I've been occasionally using my Ditto Looper, the simple first version, for use in teaching. I might be trying to show a student how to play a harmonized scale over a chord, or a series of chords, for ...
  Topic: Looking for Maurice Anderson's Secrets & Shortcuts
John McClung

Replies: 2
Views: 210

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 26 Dec 2018 12:18 pm   Subject: Looking for Maurice Anderson's Secrets & Shortcuts
Craig, contact Jim Palenscar in Oceanside, CA, his store seems to be the graveyard for learning materials from deceased players.
  Topic: D'Addario DIY Cables
John McClung

Replies: 18
Views: 1828

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 26 Dec 2018 11:56 am   Subject: D'Addario DIY Cables
b0b, I ran into difficulties trying to order D'Addario cable, I need decoder ring or other magic.

I wanted a 20 foot cable plus a 3 foot cable, but was told 20 was the limit, so added that to an o ...
  Topic: E-Bow 2 string model. Pay top dollar
John McClung

Replies: 5
Views: 556

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 18 Dec 2018 12:54 pm   Subject: E-Bow 2 string model. Pay top dollar
Albert, I still have mine, but sadly it quit working last year. I'm considering buying 2 of the current ones and somehow building a cradle that holds both in pedal steel string spacing, not sure if th ...
  Topic: Have a seat pedal steel work station.
John McClung

Replies: 18
Views: 1164

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Dec 2018 12:33 pm   Subject: Have a seat pedal steel work station.
Johnie, another great demo of your ingenuity and cleverness. Next year I'm planning to get the cheapest sit-stand desk I can find for working on steels, so I can tinker standing up or seated, go back ...
  Topic: Gold Tone LS-6 bridge - is this normal?
John McClung

Replies: 23
Views: 4234

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Dec 2018 12:16 pm   Subject: Gold Tone LS-6 bridge - is this normal?
Justin, great photos of the process you went through, thanks for posting those!
 
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