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  Topic: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
Jon A. Ross

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PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 26 Apr 2015 9:47 am   Subject: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
Sale pending; awaiting payment.
  Topic: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 5
Views: 2469

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 24 Apr 2015 1:52 pm   Subject: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
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  Topic: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 5
Views: 2469

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 23 Apr 2015 4:40 am   Subject: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
Sorry all; I posted this late at night and inadvertently omitted this minor detail. It's fixed now ($1300).
  Topic: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 5
Views: 2469

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 22 Apr 2015 8:19 pm   Subject: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
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  Topic: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 5
Views: 2469

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 22 Apr 2015 8:15 pm   Subject: F.S.: !950s FENDER STRINGMASTER T-8 $1300
!950s (between '56 and '59?) Fender Stringmaster T-8 Steel Guitar. Three eight string necks. The necks are of the 24.5" scale length, as generally preferred for slightly better sustain and tone u ...
  Topic: FS: Lab Series L-9 Amplifier
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 2
Views: 1180

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 22 Oct 2014 5:29 pm   Subject: FS: Lab Series L-9 Amplifier
I have for sale a late 70s-early 80s Lab Series L-9 amplifier. Other than a big tube amp (Twin, Vibrosonic) I consider this to be the ultimate steel guitar combo amp. 100 watts (real RMS rating compar ...
  Topic: Congratulations to Mike Auldridge, 2012 NEA Heritage Fellow!
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 15
Views: 3071

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jul 2012 10:34 am   Subject: Congratulations to Mike Auldridge, 2012 NEA Heritage Fellow!
He's an all time favorite of mine. In replacing LPs lost to ex-girlfriends through the years, just this weekend I picked up Mike's first solo record and the Scene's first! Way to go Mr Auldridge!!
  Topic: Lindley & G.E. Smith
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 37
Views: 11783

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jul 2012 10:10 am   Subject: Lindley & G.E. Smith
"Did he already play lap steel with his band Kaleidoscpe?"

My recollection was that Kaleidescope was largely an acoustic act, and it may be where I first glimpsed a Weissenborn on Lindley ...
  Topic: Upgrades available for Morrell 8 string lap steels
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 6
Views: 4104

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jul 2012 9:20 am   Subject: Upgrades available for Morrell 8 string lap steels
Is maple an ideal choice for a steel guitar? On a standard (Spanish-style, to us old-timers!) solidbody electric, it generally provides a brighter tonality that is less agreeable to most ears than the ...
  Topic: Where to find Fender Stringmaster Serial Numbers?
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 5
Views: 3966

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jul 2012 7:34 am   Subject: Where to find Fender Stringmaster Serial Numbers?
" If you're looking to date your Fender Stringmaster through the use of the serial number, you're out of luck."

Yes, it's only the pawnshop owners and other non-players selling steels on ...
  Topic: Just finished building my double 8
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 41
Views: 11936

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jul 2012 7:19 am   Subject: Just finished building my double 8
Very nice work, and you will never hear me say anything negative about flamed maple!!!
  Topic: Learning C6 neck- no string instrument experience
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 10
Views: 3704

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Jun 2012 7:37 am   Subject: Learning C6 neck- no string instrument experience
suggestions/strategies: take lessons!

"don't play a stringed instrument". Do you play piano? Any instrument with applied harmony theory? This will give you the best advantage starting st ...
  Topic: Adams Curly Maple Pro Resonator Guitar- $1600 shipped
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 8
Views: 20489

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 7 Jun 2012 9:24 pm   Subject: Adams Curly Maple Pro Resonator Guitar- $1600 shipped
Nice guitar and extraordinary maple!!
  Topic: The "AirStream Series" - Sacred Steel video added
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 42
Views: 13018

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Jun 2012 9:54 am   Subject: The "AirStream Series" - Sacred Steel video added
Handsome looking p.u.s!
  Topic: New from Jim Lauderdale and Greg Leisz
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 10
Views: 2329

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Jun 2012 9:52 am   Subject: New from Jim Lauderdale and Greg Leisz
I didn't dig the song or singing much, but Leisz sounds his usual musical-as-hell, and I would hire that drummer in a half-a second!!!! I will never understand why 95% of the drumstick owners in the w ...
  Topic: Interesting article about the history of Geib cases
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 3
Views: 815

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Jun 2012 9:45 am   Subject: Interesting article about the history of Geib cases
Cool! I have had many old insts with their original pre- and post-WW II cases, and aesthetically appreciate the cases nearly as much as the insts. Perhaps this is why I disdain the current crappy case ...
  Topic: Junior Brown at close range
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 41
Views: 10537

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jun 2012 9:45 pm   Subject: Junior Brown at close range

i would say the ONLY 2 steelers making a living these days are Jr and Robert Randolph - and these guys are showmen.
anytime either of these guys comes up it resorts to this Rolling Eyes

Jerome you for ...
  Topic: Junior Brown at close range
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 41
Views: 10537

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jun 2012 3:26 pm   Subject: Junior Brown at close range
Dunno "Cagey Bee", but "Party Lights", "Highway Patrol", "Wanted by the Police...", "Too Many Nights in a Roadhouse", "Hillbilly Hula Gal", ...
  Topic: Please Close
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 8
Views: 2654

PostForum Section: For Sale: Other Instruments   Posted: 31 May 2012 9:31 am   Subject: Please Close
Nice. Most I have seen are curly maple. I saw Tanya Rae slam the hell outta one all night long, playing rhythm behind Jr Brown one time.
  Topic: Can you ever have too many strings?
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 13
Views: 2806

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2012 9:24 pm   Subject: Can you ever have too many strings?
On one neck?


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  Topic: Junior Brown at close range
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 41
Views: 10537

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 May 2012 8:27 am   Subject: Junior Brown at close range
...which would be referred to as "C13 with a high E"? Or is it commonly known as the "Jules Ah See C13"?

I am just trying to become familiar with the standardized terminology in ...
  Topic: Anyone care to join me?
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 61
Views: 13519

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 May 2012 7:01 am   Subject: Anyone care to join me?
I always employ the term "steel guitar". If some asks "pedal steel?, I always reply "nope, straight steel, no pedals". If they require more explanation I provide it.

For ...
  Topic: Junior Brown at close range
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 41
Views: 10537

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 May 2012 6:38 am   Subject: Junior Brown at close range
So now that everyone has had a chance to criticize this video here...


"Everyone"??! Three posts contained views running counter to the mass hysteria. Sheesh!! At least I will know now ...
  Topic: Western Swing Tuning Question
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 13
Views: 2869

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 May 2012 7:09 am   Subject: Western Swing Tuning Question
I believe the original keys for a lot of Chuck Berry's songs were Eb and Bb due to his piano player's (Johnny Johnson). Any piano man who comes up playing with horns will prefer the flat keys. For wha ...
  Topic: Junior Brown at close range
Jon A. Ross

Replies: 41
Views: 10537

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 May 2012 7:04 am   Subject: Junior Brown at close range
Sorry for the negative commentary. No, I cannot even come close to executing as Jr does on the steel, and was glad to have the close-up look; thanks!

But I stand by what I said about Tanya: blowin ...
 
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