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  Topic: Warning signs
Michael Maddex

Replies: 2
Views: 1782

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 18 Nov 2019 4:04 pm   Subject: Warning signs
Ron, some good ones!

There used to be a Tourist Shop in downtown Santa Fe with a sign that read:

Unattended Children Will Be Sold

Very Happy Cool
  Topic: Unique Hungarian lap steel
Michael Maddex

Replies: 16
Views: 1035

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Oct 2019 8:39 am   Subject: Re: Unique Hungarian lap steel
It is either strung backwards (to our way of playing) or else it is the left-handed model.

... It's almost like they shot all the parts out of a cannon and this how they landed.
Careful Andy, you ...
  Topic: The Drone
Michael Maddex

Replies: 7
Views: 1099

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 15 Oct 2019 4:07 pm   Subject: The Drone
Roy, if he did not include the Controller you got rooked. Controllers for that style drone typically look like this:

https://i.pinimg.com/236x/96/c3/ff/96c3ff73115066dcaa004d4d981617d9--spark-gap- ...
  Topic: all sold, thanks
Michael Maddex

Replies: 3
Views: 398

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 15 Sep 2019 12:59 pm   Subject: all sold, thanks
Mike, I would like the speaker. I am sending a PM to work out the details. Thanks.
  Topic: Gretsch G5715 Electromatic, strings?
Michael Maddex

Replies: 2
Views: 377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Sep 2019 6:20 pm   Subject: Gretsch G5715 Electromatic, strings?
Per the Gretsch website, they ship with Fender 250H Nickel Plated Strings, .012¨ - .052¨:


Scroll d ...
  Topic: Cleaning Mold Stains on Vintage Fender Tweed Case?
Michael Maddex

Replies: 7
Views: 910

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Aug 2019 8:02 am   Subject: Cleaning Mold Stains on Vintage Fender Tweed Case?
White Vinegar and Water 50/50 in a Spray Bottle.
Clean Damp Cloth.

Spray it, leave it in the sun a couple of hours, wipe it off. Repeat.

HTH. Works for me. Good Luck! Cool
  Topic: Help from Gold Tone Lap Steel Owners
Michael Maddex

Replies: 9
Views: 889

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Aug 2019 8:18 am   Subject: Help from Gold Tone Lap Steel Owners
Michael, you might find some information and inspiration here:


HTH. Good Luck with the Gold Tone. Cool
  Topic: Bernalillo, NM trip next week
Michael Maddex

Replies: 6
Views: 601

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Aug 2019 4:05 pm   Subject: Bernalillo, NM trip next week
Jim, hook up with George if you can. Also, check the Casino listings, some of them have live music. There is free live music on the Santa Fe Plaza some lunch-times and most evenings all summer. For a ...
  Topic: Anyone build a cabinet?
Michael Maddex

Replies: 21
Views: 1725

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 25 Jul 2019 6:26 pm   Subject: Anyone build a cabinet?
AES has the Chrome Hardware, Tolex Covering and so on for building your own cabinets.


They also have a very interesting little book DIY S ...
  Topic: Resonator sound hole plugs?
Michael Maddex

Replies: 3
Views: 570

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Jun 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: Resonator sound hole plugs?
A Good Idea from Stephen. Another thing to try would be some Screenless Rings from a Reso Parts Supplier and fill in the rings with plastic, wood, cardboard, whatever you got.

Good Luck with The P ...
  Topic: Fender-Squier Solid Electric w Internal Amplifier $200 +ship
Michael Maddex

Replies: 6
Views: 1296

PostForum Section: For Sale: Other Instruments   Posted: 24 Jun 2019 8:44 am   Subject: Fender-Squier Solid Electric w Internal Amplifier $200 +ship
Hi Alan, what´s the scale length and what batteries does it use? TIA.

I need another Project like I need another hole in my head, but this thing is giving me ideas. Cool
  Topic: Jimmy Stewart?
Michael Maddex

Replies: 26
Views: 3294

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Jun 2019 9:09 am   Subject: Jimmy Stewart?
I agree, looking at his hands, Jimmy seems to know what he´s doing there. Also, his facial expression reminds me of Buddy.

FWIW, on page 52 of the Duchossoir Book, there are two photos of Alvino ...
  Topic: Micro Amp Suggestion
Michael Maddex

Replies: 9
Views: 1172

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 14 Jun 2019 6:36 pm   Subject: Micro Amp Suggestion
Roland AC-33. Two channels and reverb. One reason I bought mine is for the built-in Looper, but I haven´t really figured it out. Great for acoustic or clean electric. A couple of foot-switches, not i ...
  Topic: Bill Hankey RIP
Michael Maddex

Replies: 29
Views: 4074

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 23 May 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: Bill Hankey RIP
My condolences to his Family and Friends.

RIP, Mr Bill Hankey.
  Topic: Recommendations for a Dobro strap
Michael Maddex

Replies: 10
Views: 829

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 May 2019 8:30 am   Subject: Recommendations for a Dobro strap
Jack, I have a Levy´s reso strap hanging on the wall that I traded for a few years ago that has hardly ever been used and I could probably let go cheap. Please send me a PM or email if you might be i ...
  Topic: Pedal steel players who double on resonator
Michael Maddex

Replies: 20
Views: 1575

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 13 May 2019 8:21 am   Subject: Pedal steel players who double on resonator
SP1 on Fender 400.
SP2 on six stringers.
´Other´ on the poll.
Would actually be content with a Stevens for everything if that´s all I had. Cool
  Topic: The rookie
Michael Maddex

Replies: 6
Views: 805

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 9 May 2019 7:24 am   Subject: The rookie
That is pretty Goofy. Cool
  Topic: Legs and pedal bar bag? Who’s making good ones?
Michael Maddex

Replies: 16
Views: 1157

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Apr 2019 8:52 am   Subject: Legs and pedal bar bag? Who’s making good ones?
Leann Sharp does nice work:


She has made an Amp and a Steel Guitar Cover for me, both custom and both top notch.

Good Luck! Hope you fin ...
  Topic: Which model (recent) Vox & Marshall head cabs are these?
Michael Maddex

Replies: 8
Views: 516

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Mar 2019 8:05 am   Subject: Ce
Ben, I can´t help with the cabinet ID, but your mention of the ´CE´ mark got me to thinking and searching. I always figured that it meant ´Consumer Electronics´, but that was just a guess. I did ...
  Topic: Dunlop Super Pot, Split Shaft, 500K-ohm - DSP500K
Michael Maddex

Replies: 12
Views: 884

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 18 Mar 2019 3:59 pm   Subject: Dunlop Super Pot, Split Shaft, 500K-ohm - DSP500K
Mike posted while I was typing. Tom has good stuff. I wanted to say that I believe that you can get a better price and customer support here than you will with Amazon:

https://www.tubesandmore.com ...
  Topic: tone knob won't come off on my Excel
Michael Maddex

Replies: 9
Views: 711

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 14 Mar 2019 8:54 am   Subject: tone knob won't come off on my Excel
I don´t know what value pot you need, but AES has pots with switches:


HTH. Good Luck with it! Cool
  Topic: Gold Tone Condenser mic for dobro
Michael Maddex

Replies: 5
Views: 698

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Mar 2019 6:39 pm   Subject: Gold Tone Condenser mic for dobro
I can´t speak to the Condenser Mic, but I have the Gold Tone ABS Dynamic Mic with the Stompbox Preamp.


It works great, but it is not rea ...
  Topic: Caption Needed
Michael Maddex

Replies: 25
Views: 1904

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 2 Mar 2019 4:40 pm   Subject: Caption Needed
Kids, don´t try this at Home!
  Topic: The Tale of Two Standel Custom 15's
Michael Maddex

Replies: 44
Views: 3313

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 1 Mar 2019 9:04 am   Subject: The Tale of Two Standel Custom 15's
Genius at work!!!
Ditto that!

Michael, good job! Thanks for telling us the tale. It is most interesting. Cool
  Topic: Collection of 67 non pedal steels
Michael Maddex

Replies: 42
Views: 6047

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Feb 2019 9:40 am   Subject: Collection of 67 non pedal steels
Jimmie- Guitars are still for dale. ... He’s sold a few on ebay, but as far as I know, there are at least 60 left. ...
I know Jimmie would like them all, but if your friend´s friend is already s ...
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