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  Topic: MSA Legend
Matthew Walton

Replies: 15
Views: 1236

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Aug 2019 8:21 pm   Subject: MSA Legend
Gorgeous!
  Topic: Thumbpicks: Hercos vs. National and other stiffer picks
Matthew Walton

Replies: 17
Views: 1294

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Aug 2019 6:42 am   Subject: Thumbpicks: Hercos vs. National and other stiffer picks
I've been unsatisfied with my thumbpicks lately. I use the John Pearse, but they open up too quickly. So far I think my ideal would be the shape of John Pearse, but the thickness and stiffness of the ...
  Topic: MSA Legend
Matthew Walton

Replies: 15
Views: 1236

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Aug 2019 7:11 am   Subject: MSA Legend
C'mon, you can't just tease us like that without pics! Very Happy
  Topic: SOLD S-10 PSG Case $100
Matthew Walton

Replies: 3
Views: 386

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 12 Aug 2019 4:07 pm   Subject: SOLD S-10 PSG Case $100
Sold!
  Topic: SOLD S-10 PSG Case $100
Matthew Walton

Replies: 3
Views: 386

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 12 Aug 2019 6:19 am   Subject: SOLD S-10 PSG Case $100
Sale pending, but two more pictures:


https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/7563_43B91B989F1F4466B4892BD70B99A678_1.jpg
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/7563_04428A288C4F479D9F65 ...
  Topic: SOLD S-10 PSG Case $100
Matthew Walton

Replies: 3
Views: 386

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 6 Aug 2019 6:04 pm   Subject: SOLD S-10 PSG Case $100
I have an S-10 case for sale, $100. I'd prefer to sell locally in the DFW Metroplex to avoid shipping, but if someone doesn't mind paying I don't mind wrangling up a box to throw it in.

Dimensions ...
  Topic: MCI Pedal Steels and the Guitorgan
Matthew Walton

Replies: 2
Views: 310

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 29 Jul 2019 6:31 pm   Subject: MCI Pedal Steels and the Guitorgan
I feel a bit silly asking this question, but I haven't been able to find a definitive answer. Is MCI the PSG maker the same as MCI the Guitorgan maker? The thing that made me start wondering is that I ...
  Topic: Two-Chord Songs... Suggestions?
Matthew Walton

Replies: 21
Views: 801

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 29 Jul 2019 6:25 pm   Subject: Two-Chord Songs... Suggestions?
Achy Breaky Heart (I think)

For some non-country:
Horse with No Name
Iko Iko
  Topic: Steel parts from a Michael Yahl
Matthew Walton

Replies: 7
Views: 898

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jul 2019 7:37 am   Subject: Steel parts from a Michael Yahl
And the prices, despite seeming high at first glance, are actually quite reasonable. I showed an MSA bellcrank to a CNC machinist friend of mine, and told him I could get two of them plus pivot barrel ...
  Topic: George L's 10-5 and 12-5 Capacitor Value
Matthew Walton

Replies: 2
Views: 208

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 14 Jul 2019 11:03 am   Subject: George L's 10-5 and 12-5 Capacitor Value
No worries, thank you! I had gotten busy with other stuff and let this fall to the wayside. I’m back on it now though and ready to finish it up!
  Topic: George L's 10-5 and 12-5 Capacitor Value
Matthew Walton

Replies: 2
Views: 208

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 13 Jul 2019 3:05 pm   Subject: George L's 10-5 and 12-5 Capacitor Value
Hi all,

Can anyone tell me the correct capacitor value to use in the "Inductance-Capacitance Coupling" configuration of the George L's 10-5 and 12-5 pickup?

I need the value for a 12-5 ...
  Topic: Is Steel Guitar Fading Away?
Matthew Walton

Replies: 222
Views: 26358

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Jul 2019 11:21 am   Subject: Is Steel Guitar Fading Away?
In a discussion at work about Lil Nas X's effect on country moving forward, I was pointed to this song which isn't nearly as charming or amusing as "old town road" but does include a steel i ...
  Topic: Is Steel Guitar Fading Away?
Matthew Walton

Replies: 222
Views: 26358

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 Jun 2019 12:55 pm   Subject: Is Steel Guitar Fading Away?
After sleeping on it, I think we (including myself) have been going down a bit of a rabbit hole by focusing on the (real) issue of financial feasibility. I think the mistake we made is by lumping ever ...
  Topic: MSA pull rod collar
Matthew Walton

Replies: 17
Views: 796

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Jun 2019 7:47 am   Subject: MSA pull rod collar
It slipped my mind to talk about this in my original comment, but I 100% agree. Whenever I take my steel to get worked on, I start thinking I should just quit my day job and badger my way into an appr ...
  Topic: MSA pull rod collar
Matthew Walton

Replies: 17
Views: 796

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Jun 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: MSA pull rod collar
I looked into this a while ago. I think your best bet other than the barrel cable clamp (which I haven't found in drop-in replacement dimensions) is to buy a 5/16" round brass 8-32 standoff from ...
  Topic: The Truth Why Modern Music is Awful
Matthew Walton

Replies: 49
Views: 2700

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 15 Jun 2019 10:15 am   Subject: The Truth Why Modern Music is Awful
I play in a swing band, and I always laugh when I hear folks talking about that damn pop music crap they play on the radio these days. Uhh... You know we're just playing 90 year old pop music, right? ...
  Topic: The Endless Summer - Video ^^^
Matthew Walton

Replies: 37
Views: 4898

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Jun 2019 10:07 am   Subject: The Endless Summer - Video ^^^
Great rendition, Doug!

The Endless Summer is one of my all-time favorite movies BTW if you still haven't seen it. Great memories of watching it with my uncle and eating too many root beer floats. W ...
  Topic: Is Steel Guitar Fading Away?
Matthew Walton

Replies: 222
Views: 26358

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 15 Jun 2019 10:01 am   Subject: Is Steel Guitar Fading Away?
Older folks note that for what it is and what it takes to build, a pedal steel is still very much a bargain. They forget what it was like being a broke-ass 22 year old, either just out of college or t ...
  Topic: iPad apps that you may have missed......
Matthew Walton

Replies: 40
Views: 7316

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 9 Jun 2019 8:53 am   Subject: iPad apps that you may have missed......
These are a little more well-known, but still worth calling out by name:

is a great sheet music/chord chart reader/organizer. iOS only I'm afraid, but it's easy to use, has a good auto-crop featur ...
  Topic: What should I do with these tuning machines?
Matthew Walton

Replies: 6
Views: 673

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jun 2019 9:33 pm   Subject: What should I do with these tuning machines?
Yikes! Sounds like I’ll be sticking with these tuners one way or another!
  Topic: What should I do with these tuning machines?
Matthew Walton

Replies: 6
Views: 673

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jun 2019 7:46 pm   Subject: What should I do with these tuning machines?
No dice on factory rebuild—can’t say I’m surprised. Apparently they retooled in 1983 and everything is metric now.
  Topic: What should I do with these tuning machines?
Matthew Walton

Replies: 6
Views: 673

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jun 2019 10:02 am   Subject: What should I do with these tuning machines?
Interesting, thanks!

I'm slowly growing attached to them; I see folks on eBay and Reverb trying to sell sets of the Grover "star" tuners for $300 each. No sign of success for them, but it ...
  Topic: What should I do with these tuning machines?
Matthew Walton

Replies: 6
Views: 673

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Jun 2019 7:56 pm   Subject: What should I do with these tuning machines?
Hi all, while cleaning/rebuilding my PSG, I noticed that my tuning machines have been slowly self-destructing over the past 38 years.

Should I do anything to these? Should I hit the rivets back clo ...
  Topic: MSA SuperSlide - Super 12 - $1800
Matthew Walton

Replies: 4
Views: 1068

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 2 Jun 2019 2:50 pm   Subject: MSA SuperSlide - Super 12 - $1800
Wow. That is a gorgeous guitar!
  Topic: Identifying my George L’s Pickup
Matthew Walton

Replies: 8
Views: 463

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 29 May 2019 7:08 pm   Subject: Identifying my George L’s Pickup
Thanks Ian, I appreciate it.
 
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