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  Topic: Custom fretboard
Joseph Myers

Replies: 5
Views: 833

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Dec 2019 8:16 am   Subject: Custom fretboard
I've done this with my Marlen. I had a couple of original Marlen card stock fretboards and I had a friend of mine who is a drafting designer scan them and make a digital template. So I can alway prin ...
  Topic: Tuning
Joseph Myers

Replies: 7
Views: 713

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Dec 2019 3:30 pm   Subject: Tuning
Probably like a Marlen pull release.

Tune the raises with pedals down at the keyhead. Let off the pedal and tune with the screw behind the changer.

Tune strings that lower with the keyhead fir ...
  Topic: Anybody hear of a Pearce steel?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 2
Views: 558

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Nov 2019 6:23 am   Subject: Anybody hear of a Pearce steel?
I had this one months ago. Built by Ralph Pierce in Indiana. If this is the same that just sold on Reverb recently, It used to be mine 6 months ago. I got it from someone who rebuilt the mechanics. I ...
  Topic: If it ain't broke, don't fix it
Joseph Myers

Replies: 5
Views: 898

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Nov 2019 7:46 am   Subject: If it ain't broke, don't fix it
I would think a lot of people just like a good resto project and enjoy the work, are good at it, and get satisfaction of the final results. The performance would be better most likely.
Personally, ...
  Topic: Lowering tuning a whole step -- What do I need to consider?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 4
Views: 511

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Oct 2019 9:02 am   Subject: Lowering tuning a whole step -- What do I need to consider?
That's what I do with my Marlen. I love it tuned down to D. I didn't set mine up at E9 to begin with so I am not sure what adjustments you'll have to address. I wouldn't think you's need to change g ...
  Topic: Does a larger bar dampen low end?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 3
Views: 805

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Sep 2019 8:06 am   Subject: Does a larger bar dampen low end?
I have been playing with this large Dunlop 921 for awhile. I always thought it sounded fine. I then started using the old Marlen bar that came with my guitar which is smaller.
I have no idea of it's ...
  Topic: Should this Moyo volume pedal be killing my high end?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 4
Views: 607

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Sep 2019 4:12 pm   Subject: Should this Moyo volume pedal be killing my high end?
Yep, I prefer the volume pedal back off a bit. And I usually use nice cables. Kind of got in a rush when I got the 10-1 in and forgot about it.
  Topic: Should this Moyo volume pedal be killing my high end?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 4
Views: 607

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Sep 2019 3:42 pm   Subject: Should this Moyo volume pedal be killing my high end?
Close this one up...I have found the problem. Crappy cable from pedal to steel.
When I swapped out pickup to the 10-1 I just used an old cable as I was in a hurry to test it. An old 70's curly cabl ...
  Topic: Should this Moyo volume pedal be killing my high end?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 4
Views: 607

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Sep 2019 2:59 pm   Subject: Should this Moyo volume pedal be killing my high end?
Perhaps this is just how it is. I can't say it sounds bad as I like a softer high end but compared to the steel direct into the amp, the high end is severely cut. Is this normal for the Moyo pedal ...
  Topic: Instrument I.D.
Joseph Myers

Replies: 2
Views: 485

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Aug 2019 5:32 am   Subject: Instrument I.D.
That's a Pierce 8 string pedal steel from the late 60's. made in Winchester Indiana
I have had one and it had a lighter duty build, good tone and a rebuilt changer, The original changer is pretty pr ...
  Topic: George L's 10-1 on a Marlen Pull Release
Joseph Myers

Replies: 0
Views: 210

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Aug 2019 4:39 pm   Subject: George L's 10-1 on a Marlen Pull Release
I am soon to find out but am just curious as what to expect from a GL 10-1 pickup on my old Marlen.

I will say I am fond of the original pickup in many ways but it seems to miss a bit of low end. ...
  Topic: Loose mica on Emmons
Joseph Myers

Replies: 16
Views: 1043

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Aug 2019 5:40 am   Subject: Loose mica on Emmons
I wouldn't remove the whole piece either. I would use a business card like a putty knife and load it with Tightbond and paint it down into the opening and get as much coverage as possible Don't over ...
  Topic: Sad UPS story
Joseph Myers

Replies: 27
Views: 2745

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Aug 2019 1:47 pm   Subject: Sad UPS story
David,


That absolutely bums me out. UPS lost a beautiful Wurlitzer tube 145B electric piano I sold several years ago. Then didn't honor the claim. The buyer was kind enough to split the loss. Th ...
  Topic: Pickup Swap in Marlen, I have to tear this down..Really?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 4
Views: 534

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Aug 2019 3:47 am   Subject: Pickup Swap in Marlen, I have to tear this down..Really?
Thanks Richard.

That's what I was intending to do but I was able to get the pickup off the plate, which wasn't easy, They screw in from the bottom side of the plate and only one is accessible.

I ...
  Topic: Pickup Swap in Marlen, I have to tear this down..Really?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 4
Views: 534

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Aug 2019 3:28 pm   Subject: Pickup Swap in Marlen, I have to tear this down..Really?
I am interested in trying some different PU in my Marlen. So....I have to remove the changer and rods etc just to do this?. Good lord.

I tried removing the stock pickup and took out the 3 height ...
  Topic: Problem with lowering tuning at changer
Joseph Myers

Replies: 10
Views: 991

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Aug 2019 4:06 pm   Subject: Problem with lowering tuning at changer
The year is 1976 (serial # read backwards) and Marlens are no longer in business.
Mine is a 1968 so I don't have the window with the nylon tuners. So my knowledge, as limited as it is, will be a bit ...
  Topic: Problem with lowering tuning at changer
Joseph Myers

Replies: 10
Views: 991

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Aug 2019 9:21 am   Subject: Problem with lowering tuning at changer
Hello,

what year is your Marlen. Does it have the opening access on the end plate with nylon tuner or is does it just have the row of top screws for tuning?

Is your lower lever stop not allowin ...
  Topic: Is this really an old MSA?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 4
Views: 927

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Jul 2019 9:21 am   Subject: Is this really an old MSA?
I pretty much figured it wasn't an MSA but I personally like the look of this thing.
  Topic: Is this really an old MSA?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 4
Views: 927

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Jul 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: Is this really an old MSA?
I stumbled across this from an old Reverb sale and it was advertised as an early MSA. The only thing that said MSA was the pedal cross bar. It uses cable rather than rods.
Anyone know what this is?
...
  Topic: Marlen Legs
Joseph Myers

Replies: 3
Views: 389

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 28 Jul 2019 12:29 pm   Subject: Marlen Legs
Not sure what year the Marlen you're dealing with is but My 68 uses Atlas mike stands for legs as did many Marlens. Those may be available somewhere reasonably?

joe
  Topic: Well someone just got a steal of a steel! Push Pull!
Joseph Myers

Replies: 8
Views: 1282

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jul 2019 3:43 pm   Subject: Well someone just got a steal of a steel! Push Pull!
Looks like it's back up at $1900 by the same seller after it already sold for $900
a few hours ago. Did they deny the original buyer after the sale?

curious
  Topic: Well someone just got a steal of a steel! Push Pull!
Joseph Myers

Replies: 8
Views: 1282

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jul 2019 11:01 am   Subject: Well someone just got a steal of a steel! Push Pull!
I was doing the same when it was gone. My guess, it will be on sale on Reverb from Ft Lauderdale within a week.
  Topic: Moyo
Joseph Myers

Replies: 11
Views: 2083

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Jul 2019 7:06 am   Subject: Moyo
Hi Glenn,

Curious as to what your Moyo Steels price ranges are?
I am fully intrigued by them.

BTW, i received the Moyo volume I ordered from you and must say I just love it. Great job. Great s ...
  Topic: Interesting steel for sale
Joseph Myers

Replies: 5
Views: 1137

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jul 2019 4:46 am   Subject: Interesting steel for sale
IDK, I had this wonderful little 8 string 4 pedal all raise Pierce that was tricky to tune but sounded quite good. I took off the 4th pedal,
The end tuning screws moved with the pull so it tuned oppo ...
  Topic: Capri Pedal Steel...any info?
Joseph Myers

Replies: 3
Views: 656

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Jul 2019 2:26 pm   Subject: Capri Pedal Steel...any info?
I am looking at this Capri and am curious if anyone has any info on this. These are the only pics I have and I can't see it in person..

joe
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