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  Topic: Mounting a pick up on an acoustic
Mark Eaton

Replies: 18
Views: 421

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Nov 2019 4:56 am   Subject: Mounting a pick up on an acoustic
You should just buy a Gretsch Bobtail squareneck resonator guitar which comes equipped with the best dobro pickup in the business, the Fishman Nashville. They’ve made a lot of these guitars - you m ...
  Topic: Walter Becker auction
Mark Eaton

Replies: 15
Views: 699

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 13 Nov 2019 12:06 pm   Subject: Walter Becker auction
Unless it's some well known iconic instrument I just don't get it, the part about paying way over market value for a guitar because it belonged to a celebrity player - just like I don't get the whol ...
  Topic: McKenna 8 String Dobro (800.00)
Mark Eaton

Replies: 3
Views: 547

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 9 Nov 2019 4:47 pm   Subject: McKenna 8 String Dobro (800.00)
Chris, what kind of pickup is in the guitar?
  Topic: Clinesmith Owners Question.
Mark Eaton

Replies: 7
Views: 740

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Nov 2019 4:42 pm   Subject: Clinesmith Owners Question.
Joe, you might contact Todd. I don't want to speak for him, but he offered to me a couple years ago for my Clinesmith Model B that he could acquire a case and make the necessary mods so that it's a ni ...
  Topic: Quilter Travis Toy 12 Signature Steel Guitar Combo Amp
Mark Eaton

Replies: 54
Views: 4301

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Oct 2019 3:03 pm   Subject: Quilter Travis Toy 12 Signature Steel Guitar Combo Amp
Sweet! Thanks for the quick reply.

I periodically try to to keep up with all the product changes and new introductions at Quilter - there have been plenty over the past several years - but I'm af ...
  Topic: Quilter Travis Toy 12 Signature Steel Guitar Combo Amp
Mark Eaton

Replies: 54
Views: 4301

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Oct 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: Quilter Travis Toy 12 Signature Steel Guitar Combo Amp
Travis, what do you think of your new amp in terms of being a Swiss Army Knife unit?

I'm getting to the point in life where I'm in downsizing mode. I want to gradually get rid of stuff. I would lik ...
  Topic: Robert Randolph talks about the pedal steel guitar
Mark Eaton

Replies: 6
Views: 592

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 8 Oct 2019 1:19 pm   Subject: Robert Randolph talks about the pedal steel guitar
Cool video!

Pete - he's actually playing a Jackson.

I like what Robert does with the distortion. Just like there are certain electric guitar players that I enjoy with that angle, and others who ...
  Topic: Rolling Stones with pedal steel
Mark Eaton

Replies: 92
Views: 4086

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 29 Aug 2019 3:55 am   Subject: Rolling Stones with pedal steel
To keep our Stones history straight, Woody replaced Mick Taylor around 1975 after being a member of Faces.

Brian Jones died in 1969.
  Topic: Nashville Tuning Demo
Mark Eaton

Replies: 5
Views: 1060

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 22 Aug 2019 6:56 pm   Subject: Nashville Tuning Demo
The “diving in with both feet” is what makes the all the difference. I have a Seagull dread strung with the Nashville tuning set from D’Addario.

Greg, nice score on the no longer in busines ...
  Topic: All The Chord Forms You'll Likely Need
Mark Eaton

Replies: 34
Views: 2800

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Aug 2019 9:50 am   Subject: All The Chord Forms You'll Likely Need
Would love to see it Sonny.
  Topic: Sold please close
Mark Eaton

Replies: 3
Views: 1033

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 7 Aug 2019 11:45 am   Subject: Sold please close
Wish I had the cash - my maple Clinesmith could use a mate!

Todd's resonators rarely come up for sale. I've played a couple of his walnuts - great guitars.
  Topic: Fishman "Jerry Douglas Pickup" vs "Nashville Pickup"
Mark Eaton

Replies: 2
Views: 393

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Aug 2019 4:15 pm   Subject: Fishman "Jerry Douglas Pickup" vs "Nashville Pickup"
Dan, I think it depends where you read it. At "the source" - the Fishman website - no mention of Jerry's name on the page describing the pickup.

His Aura imaging pedal of course has his ...
  Topic: Interesting interview
Mark Eaton

Replies: 13
Views: 609

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 3 Aug 2019 9:04 am   Subject: Interesting interview
The just released Tyler Childers album Country Squire is co-produced by Sturgill Simpson.

Prominent on the record is Russ Pahl on pedal steel and several other instruments, along with the amazing ...
  Topic: Paul Beard( Gold Tone) Signature Square Neck
Mark Eaton

Replies: 2
Views: 635

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 31 Jul 2019 2:03 pm   Subject: Paul Beard( Gold Tone) Signature Square Neck
I believe you're referring to a Gold Tone (brand) Paul Beard Signature Mahogany?
  Topic: Dobro model 1000 - 8 string!
Mark Eaton

Replies: 6
Views: 625

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Jul 2019 10:29 am   Subject: Dobro model 1000 - 8 string!
I realized after I wrote the reply above - duh - it can't be a Fishman Nashville piezo pickup in the guitar because they don't make one for 8 string, Must be a homemade job.

On six string resonat ...
  Topic: Dobro model 1000 - 8 string!
Mark Eaton

Replies: 6
Views: 625

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Jul 2019 8:27 pm   Subject: Dobro model 1000 - 8 string!
Nice guitar. The Model 1000 with 14 frets was a a production model, but I believe in 6 string only. So it makes sense that it could have been a special order.

Piezo pickup? Is it the Fishman Nashv ...
  Topic: Who makes the best square necks now?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 31
Views: 3054

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Jul 2019 1:48 pm   Subject: Who makes the best square necks now?
A newer builder on the scene located in Indiana who should be checked out:

https://www.byrlguitars.com/

The man has a way with wood (and metal).






https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/use ...
  Topic: Who makes the best square necks now?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 31
Views: 3054

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Jul 2019 11:44 am   Subject: Who makes the best square necks now?
Scheerhorn guitars are regarded as among the very best. I am not sure if Tim is currently building. Last time I ever chatted with him he had a massive amount of back orders to fill. Beard would be my ...
  Topic: But is it Country? - Travelin' Soldier
Mark Eaton

Replies: 11
Views: 660

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 4 Jun 2019 9:53 am   Subject: But is it Country? - Travelin' Soldier
Yeah Tim, you might have a tendency to stir up the pot a bit. Very Happy
  Topic: But is it Country? - Travelin' Soldier
Mark Eaton

Replies: 11
Views: 660

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 4 Jun 2019 9:39 am   Subject: But is it Country? - Travelin' Soldier
Travelin' Soldier is in my opinion a fine country song. It was written by the excellent Texas singer/songwriter Bruce Robison. Bruce's brother Charlie Robison, a fine singer/songwriter himself was ma ...
  Topic: Green Leaf Rustlers - Funky hippy band. Funky hippy steel.
Mark Eaton

Replies: 5
Views: 444

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 4 Jun 2019 3:33 am   Subject: Green Leaf Rustlers - Funky hippy band. Funky hippy steel.
I'd say the tie-die shirt with a bandana headband screams retro-dead! But they do it well (the music AND the look)!

You’re on the right track. I’ve seen Barry play electric guitar with the like ...
  Topic: Who makes the best square necks now?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 31
Views: 3054

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2019 2:40 pm   Subject: Who makes the best square necks now?


... I believe that Todd Clinesmith is focusing on his steels. His spider bridge guitars are wonderful though.


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Yes, but unless it has changed very recently and if it has perhaps Todd wi ...
  Topic: Who makes the best square necks now?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 31
Views: 3054

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2019 10:51 am   Subject: Who makes the best square necks now?
forget the brand and try as many as possible.

Thanx,
Jim

Jim, even where Josh and I live in the greater Bay Area with its population of over seven million, and some dobro players dotted thro ...
  Topic: Who makes the best square necks now?
Mark Eaton

Replies: 31
Views: 3054

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2019 10:28 am   Subject: Who makes the best square necks now?
I was at Gryphon a couple weeks ago. They don't have "a bunch" of Beards, they have three of the newish Deco-Phonic line. Nice guitars and good values, the concept is high quality design an ...
  Topic: Pipeline - New Video ---->
Mark Eaton

Replies: 27
Views: 980

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 May 2019 1:55 pm   Subject: Pipeline - New Video ---->
That was great Doug, thank you for sharing!

Can you write out the tuning that you are referring to as possibly Em11?
 
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