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  Topic: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 35
Views: 2993

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Nov 2019 10:30 pm   Subject: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Band-in-a-Box is definitely worth considering, though no need to spend big bucks on the deluxe version. Though the program is a bit lame in the user interface department, buggy, and somewhat funky sou ...
  Topic: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 35
Views: 2993

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Nov 2019 12:47 pm   Subject: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Just a quick follow-up to say that I am learning something new each and every day, and I'm actually surprising myself by how natural and normal some of this is starting to feel.

Of course, I have a ...
  Topic: Zum Encore
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 385
Views: 162298

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Nov 2019 12:38 pm   Subject: Zum Encore
Hi Michael,
Did you get your guitar and how is it going?

JAMES TAYLOTR

I got my guitar and I LOVE it. I'm learning so much. I am spending more time in the seat ...
  Topic: PBS Country Music Special
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 208
Views: 17391

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 14 Sep 2019 10:23 am   Subject: Re: No Politics Please
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  Topic: StroboStompHD - Very Cool
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 33
Views: 3845

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 12 Sep 2019 7:33 am   Subject: StroboStompHD - Very Cool
Offset coupler:

https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-GPP-146-Guitar-Pedal-Crank/dp/B000068O43/ref=pd_bxgy_2/130-8244413-7717651?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000068O43&pd_rd_r=7fe75bc4-ec00-483a-8f86-a225 ...
  Topic: StroboStompHD - Very Cool
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 33
Views: 3845

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 12 Sep 2019 6:00 am   Subject: StroboStompHD - Very Cool
Michael,

I actually took mine apart thinking I'd reverse the wiring. What I found is no wiring and jacks directly soldered to the circuit board. Oh well. It's still very usuable the way I use it ...
  Topic: StroboStompHD - Very Cool
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 33
Views: 3845

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 Sep 2019 5:27 pm   Subject: StroboStompHD - Very Cool
1/4" to 1/4" plug.

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Livewire/QMMAQMM-1-4M-1-4M-Adapter-1318462055841.gc?pfm=item_page.rrt1|CategorySiloedViewCP

I'm going to take this approach too, thanks ...
  Topic: Encore Rod Chart
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 16
Views: 1077

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Sep 2019 6:24 pm   Subject: Encore Rod Chart
I was able to help Richard out today, finally. That was in between finishing two guitars, putting an injured fawn out of its misery and disposing of it deep in the woods, getting my vehicle inspected, ...
  Topic: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 35
Views: 2993

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Sep 2019 6:15 pm   Subject: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
I notice you already have a lap steel tuned to C6th. You should know that on your new guitar all those C6th voicings are right there. Just engage the knee lever that lowers the E string to E flat.

...
  Topic: StroboStompHD - Very Cool
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 33
Views: 3845

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 5 Sep 2019 4:35 pm   Subject: StroboStompHD - Very Cool
I just got mine! What sweetened settings would one recommend for:

E9 Pedal Steel 10 String -SE9, SP9
C6 6 String Lap /ConsoleSteel -LC6
Telecaster 6 string standard tuning -GTR
Acoustic G ...
  Topic: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 35
Views: 2993

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 4 Sep 2019 6:18 pm   Subject: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Well I still haven't joined a band, but I'm sure I will someday! Very Happy

Getting all four limbs cooperating with each other is my primary focus now, trying to develop muscle-memory as I map out where ...
  Topic: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 35
Views: 2993

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Aug 2019 5:55 am   Subject: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Thanks for the advice!

Ultimately I would love to play with other musicians; my brother and I get together and play guitars from time to time and I always have my JamMan looping pedal to lay down ...
  Topic: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 35
Views: 2993

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Aug 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
The things i found hardest:

- coordinating your 4 limbs
- hitting `10-8-6, 8-6-5, 6-5-4 and 5-4-3 accurately plus long reaches from middle strings to 1-2 and back
- finding a Peterson sweetened t ...
  Topic: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 35
Views: 2993

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Aug 2019 12:54 pm   Subject: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Thank you all for the tips and encouragement. Every time I sit at the guitar (which is as often as I can!), I feel more comfortable.

I have a peterson tuner coming, and I know that there is no subs ...
  Topic: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 35
Views: 2993

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Aug 2019 7:37 am   Subject: I Think I'm Getting The Hang Of This Thing
No amount of study, video-watching, and forum-reading can get a new guy prepared for sitting down at a pedal steel guitar for the first time.

Before receiving my new ZumSteel Encore from Doug Earne ...
  Topic: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 30
Views: 4189

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Aug 2019 11:34 am   Subject: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Hi Mark, the clip fell off in transit and Doug graciously talked me through getting it back into the right spot πŸ˜…. Good eye!
  Topic: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 30
Views: 4189

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Aug 2019 9:37 am   Subject: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Brian, that’s a nice looking finish on that guitar!

FYI, the serial numbers on these can be hidden if you have a 4th pedal.

I only have 3 so I can clearly see the number:

https://bb.steelgu ...
  Topic: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 30
Views: 4189

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Aug 2019 5:43 pm   Subject: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
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  Topic: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 30
Views: 4189

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Aug 2019 5:38 pm   Subject: ZumSteel Encore serial number 0271 reporting for service!
Well, I got an update from FedEx that the delivery date was re-scheduled again for today! I left work as soon as I could.

On my way home, I got a text from FedEx that they attempted to deliver and ...
  Topic: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 30
Views: 4189

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Aug 2019 6:10 am   Subject: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Well Christmas got delayed a day! 😑

FedEx sent a message saying delivery has been pushed back a day to Tuesday the 20th 😟
  Topic: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 30
Views: 4189

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Aug 2019 4:22 pm   Subject: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Al, that's a beautiful color combination.

Thanks! I've had it almost a year now, and I have enjoyed the heck out of playing it. In fact, I was working out an intro on it before eight this morning! ...
  Topic: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 30
Views: 4189

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Aug 2019 4:21 pm   Subject: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Hi Micheal,
After all your months of anxious anticipation, the steel in en route! I can picture you sitting out on the porch at 7am Monday morning with a cup of coffee and a pair of binoculars wa ...
  Topic: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 30
Views: 4189

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Aug 2019 8:50 am   Subject: NGD -- ZumSteel Encore!
Doug shipped mine on Thursday, should be in my hands Monday, Aug 19th! I can hardly wait!!!!

Al, that's a beautiful color combination.
  Topic: The very talented Barbara Mandrell
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 12
Views: 1573

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 17 Aug 2019 10:12 am   Subject: The very talented Barbara Mandrell
I like how she pulls off one boot when she gets to the pedal steel, but leaves the boot on that operates the pedals!
  Topic: The Last Post
Michael Sheehan

Replies: 11
Views: 1351

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Aug 2019 6:32 pm   Subject: The Last Post
All the best to you, Mr. Kerr
 
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