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  Topic: Curious about weight of guitars
Mark McCornack

Replies: 24
Views: 1317

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Mar 2020 8:46 am   Subject: Curious about weight of guitars
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I hazard to guess this one outweighs the player by a fair bit. Four handles (by extrapolation) and it looks ...
  Topic: 1969 Push Pull Project - Phase 1 - Layla
Mark McCornack

Replies: 83
Views: 7612

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Mar 2020 3:44 pm   Subject: 1969 Push Pull Project - Phase 1 - Layla
Yep. Zowie! Like everyone else said Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

What would be truly deluxe is if you put up a short YouTube vid of this after it’s all together so we can all ogle even further ......
  Topic: Programmable tuner?
Mark McCornack

Replies: 10
Views: 588

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Mar 2020 11:25 am   Subject: Programmable tuner?
Another option for obtaining PitchLab PRO for android, and one that I have used personally, is getting the APK file for an archived version. This is available online and free to download .

If you g ...
  Topic: rickenbacher pedal steel
Mark McCornack

Replies: 18
Views: 1317

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Mar 2020 7:24 pm   Subject: rickenbacher pedal steel
Well, if I get to vote, I’d encourage you to restore it as best you can Very Happy
Maybe it’s just my nature, but I like tinkering with this kind of stuff, and this instrument is a rare bird to be sure ...
  Topic: Kudos to Lynn Stafford
Mark McCornack

Replies: 12
Views: 1240

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Feb 2020 8:40 pm   Subject: Kudos to Lynn Stafford
Couldn’t agree more. Lynn is absolutely a stand up guy. With my recent transactions with him, he’s been real straight shooter to deal with. I wish I was close to Oregon to see his shop!
  Topic: No picks
Mark McCornack

Replies: 26
Views: 1455

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Feb 2020 8:21 pm   Subject: No picks
I’ve played both ways. When I was young, I played exclusively without them. The thing that moved me over to fingerpicks is that fingernails BREAK, often at the most inopportune times. I’m discov ...
  Topic: PF-400 Eminence 15” 8 ohm Speaker (SOLD)
Mark McCornack

Replies: 3
Views: 1445

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 3 Feb 2020 10:18 am   Subject: PF-400 Eminence 15” 8 ohm Speaker (SOLD)
Thank you Lynn! PayPal sent.
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  Topic: PF-400 Eminence 15” 8 ohm Speaker (SOLD)
Mark McCornack

Replies: 3
Views: 1445

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 2 Feb 2020 9:11 pm   Subject: PF-400 Eminence 15” 8 ohm Speaker (SOLD)
Hi Lynn,
I’m interested in this speaker and sent you a pm with a question..
Mark
  Topic: Zum Encore
Mark McCornack

Replies: 385
Views: 157810

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jan 2020 4:26 pm   Subject: Zum Encore
Hi James,
I think it best to put my inputs strictly into the “opinion” toolbox rather than the “knowledge” box. I don’t “know” all that much about these instruments. These are just m ...
  Topic: Zum Encore
Mark McCornack

Replies: 385
Views: 157810

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jan 2020 11:10 am   Subject: Zum Encore
James,
I’ll second Roger’s observations. The Sho~Bud Pro-1 is lovely figured maple where the Encore is, as Roger said, more “utilitarian”, though by no means unattractive. I have to say thoug ...
  Topic: Zum Encore
Mark McCornack

Replies: 385
Views: 157810

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Jan 2020 1:32 pm   Subject: Zum Encore
Hi James,
The Sho-Bud is a little darker tone if I needed to grope for a singular adjective. Both guitars are nice sounding. I went with the humbucker pickup on the Encore and I’d say the Encore ...
  Topic: Took the Tone Master Plunge
Mark McCornack

Replies: 111
Views: 11450

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 27 Jan 2020 10:13 am   Subject: Took the Tone Master Plunge
If you do brave the Guitar Center and try one of these amps, please post your findings!

My 55 year old Deluxe Reverb is rated at 22 Watts and I believe the new Tonemaster DR ClassD output amp is ra ...
  Topic: Reverb tank cable
Mark McCornack

Replies: 3
Views: 398

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 27 Jan 2020 9:16 am   Subject: Reverb tank cable
I don’t know about the Peavy, but on Fender amps, you would want a shielded cable at the very least on the output side of the reverb tank. Though the input to the tank may be Low-Z, the output is no ...
  Topic: Took the Tone Master Plunge
Mark McCornack

Replies: 111
Views: 11450

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 27 Jan 2020 8:30 am   Subject: Took the Tone Master Plunge
I’m curious if anyone on Forum has any input on the Deluxe Reverb version of the Tonemaster. I realize that it’s placed at rather an odd price point with the Twin at $1000 and the Deluxe at $900, ...
  Topic: Rickenbacker pickups & string balance
Mark McCornack

Replies: 13
Views: 3156

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Jan 2020 9:47 pm   Subject: Rickenbacker pickups & string balance
Hi Joe,
These are interesting pictures before and after of the work done on your Rick. I have a DC-16 (double neck 8-string) and am also encountering a lower output from sting 8 on both necks, sim ...
  Topic: Double 8. Looking for tuning advice/recommendations
Mark McCornack

Replies: 13
Views: 1027

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Jan 2020 2:43 pm   Subject: Double 8. Looking for tuning advice/recommendations
Hi Tim,
I am really more of an E9 pedal steel guy and a total noob st this lap steel, I’m just now getting this old Rickenbacker up and running and I haven’t put in any real play time yet on ...
  Topic: Took the Tone Master Plunge
Mark McCornack

Replies: 111
Views: 11450

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Jan 2020 9:11 am   Subject: Took the Tone Master Plunge
If I were buying a Twin today, I’m CERTAIN I would have chosen a Tone Mater over the vacuum tube & iron version. Better suited for my purposes anyway. It’s a bit cheaper too, if I’m not mis ...
  Topic: Took the Tone Master Plunge
Mark McCornack

Replies: 111
Views: 11450

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Jan 2020 8:44 am   Subject: Took the Tone Master Plunge
Well this is all super interesting to me. I have a couple of amps I play the steel through. One is a re-issue Twin Reverb about a decade old that I built a new baffle for holding a 15” neo Celestion ...
  Topic: Took the Tone Master Plunge
Mark McCornack

Replies: 111
Views: 11450

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 5 Jan 2020 11:52 pm   Subject: Took the Tone Master Plunge
Hi Dan. How did the gig go? Any new thoughts regarding the TM? Curious to hear what you thought under real world circumstances.

Also, I’m curious if you have done this A/B amp test against your ...
  Topic: Anybody know the inductance on pickups for a Rick DC-16?
Mark McCornack

Replies: 0
Views: 118

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 5 Jan 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: Anybody know the inductance on pickups for a Rick DC-16?
I’ve got a Rickenbacker DC-16 that I’d like to know the coil INDUCTANCE of (old horseshoe pickups). They are about 7K Ohms each in DC resistance, but I’d like to know the nominal inductance in ...
  Topic: Double 8. Looking for tuning advice/recommendations
Mark McCornack

Replies: 13
Views: 1027

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jan 2020 11:21 pm   Subject: Double 8. Looking for tuning advice/recommendations
Thanks to all for this great advice. I’ve also discovered John Ely’s site (hawaiiansteel.com) so I think I’ve plenty to go on.
Jesse, nice meeting you too the other night. There was some great ...
  Topic: Double 8. Looking for tuning advice/recommendations
Mark McCornack

Replies: 13
Views: 1027

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jan 2020 2:29 pm   Subject: Double 8. Looking for tuning advice/recommendations
Thanks Howard!
With that combo, is there any consensus as to which tuning goes with which neck? Would C6 typically be the closest, or the furthest from the player? Question
  Topic: Double 8. Looking for tuning advice/recommendations
Mark McCornack

Replies: 13
Views: 1027

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jan 2020 12:33 pm   Subject: Double 8. Looking for tuning advice/recommendations
Greetings All. I have double neck 8-string lap steel that I either need to start playing or sell. It's a Rickenbacker DC-16 (to the best of my knowledge) cast aluminum body 2x8, with a 22.5" scal ...
  Topic: How would you answer this comment?
Mark McCornack

Replies: 45
Views: 3211

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Dec 2019 8:40 pm   Subject: How would you answer this comment?
Doug, I’ve been enjoying your many YouTube offerings for a while now, and they’re always a true delight to me. A real inspiration!
I will say, if ANYONE could make delightful music with a guitar ...
  Topic: tuner app?
Mark McCornack

Replies: 17
Views: 991

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 30 Dec 2019 11:48 pm   Subject: tuner app?
Hi Richard Sinkler,
I ran across this issue myself with PitchLab, and I finally came up with a fix that worked. Check out this previous Forum topic « Cleartune App for Android? » originaly pos ...
 
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