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  Topic: Gone With What Wind
Mike Neer

Replies: 9
Views: 407

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Aug 2018 6:44 am   Subject: Gone With What Wind
Playing across the strings in triplets like that is impossible for me. I know that even with a ton of practice it would still be a crapshoot.

I found about 5 different ways to play it, and of cour ...
  Topic: Gone With What Wind
Mike Neer

Replies: 9
Views: 407

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Aug 2018 7:36 pm   Subject: Gone With What Wind
How are you playing it currently?

I haven't played this before tonight, but I sat down with it for a few minutes and made you a little video of how I might approach it. I didn't think of it until ...
  Topic: distortion/buzz from front p'up Fender Dual Pro
Mike Neer

Replies: 16
Views: 538

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Aug 2018 11:18 am   Subject: distortion/buzz from front p'up Fender Dual Pro
This is an affliction that will eventually hit all of these pickups. There are several involved threads here about it. It results in a nasty overtone that ultimately makes the neck unusable in any s ...
  Topic: Steelonious
Mike Neer

Replies: 46
Views: 10909

PostForum Section: For Sale: Music, Lessons, etc.   Posted: 7 Aug 2018 7:29 am   Subject: Steelonious
Ready to record the next CD, every penny going towards the expenses.
  Topic: Upcoming Mike Neer Quartet gigs
Mike Neer

Replies: 0
Views: 92

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 4 Aug 2018 7:52 am   Subject: Upcoming Mike Neer Quartet gigs
I love to play with different cats!

Aug. 21 (7-9 pm) - Westfield, NJ, Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz festival with Ron Oswanski (organ, accordion), Andrew Hall, Diego Voglino
Sept. 6 (8-11 pm) - Hyatt ...
  Topic: Clinesmith 8 string Frypan
Mike Neer

Replies: 8
Views: 857

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 31 Jul 2018 4:30 am   Subject: Clinesmith 8 string Frypan
Todd, so gorgeous, man. Makes me rethink many things, LOL.
  Topic: Clinesmith 8 string Frypan ( soundclip added)
Mike Neer

Replies: 54
Views: 3780

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Jul 2018 2:43 pm   Subject: Clinesmith 8 string Frypan ( soundclip added)
Magnificent! Long scale Frypans are the best sounding of all IMO. The alpha and omega.
  Topic: Talking Shop Compression and Reverb
Mike Neer

Replies: 36
Views: 1905

PostForum Section: Recording   Posted: 25 Jul 2018 7:19 am   Subject: Talking Shop Compression and Reverb
The only time I really like the effect of over-compression of tracks is when it is to bring up the ambience or room sound. It does smooth out bass tracks, especially if you're using multiband, and I ...
  Topic: eBay Guy who parts out fenders
Mike Neer

Replies: 26
Views: 1871

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Jul 2018 8:52 pm   Subject: eBay Guy who parts out fenders
But if someone was seeking to find replacement pots for a guitar for the purpose of selling it as original, that would be wrong. Is that something that vintage guitar sellers do? It seems ludicrous ...
  Topic: Steel guitar fretboard mapping app
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 2330

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 13 Jul 2018 12:24 pm   Subject: Steel guitar fretboard mapping app
It’s on iTunes page

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/3369_ACE74E52ABAF4E5782B7BECB05A3B784_1.jpg
  Topic: Sol Hoopii "I Ain't Got Nobody," tuning
Mike Neer

Replies: 4
Views: 332

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Jul 2018 11:15 am   Subject: Sol Hoopii "I Ain't Got Nobody," tuning
Can you point specifically to the voicing you are referring to?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P90xgzAjjxA
  Topic: Steel guitar fretboard mapping app
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 2330

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 13 Jul 2018 4:50 am   Subject: Steel guitar fretboard mapping app
interesting review on the app’s page! Laughing
  Topic: Westfield, NJ Jazz Fest. Jim Cohen -Mike Neer July 10,Aug 21
Mike Neer

Replies: 12
Views: 635

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 11 Jul 2018 6:49 am   Subject: Westfield, NJ Jazz Fest. Jim Cohen -Mike Neer July 10,Aug 21
Jim had a great crowd last night and they were listening! Jim was playing his Franklin masterfully.

Great to see you, Craig and Jim.
  Topic: Going from 6 to 8 strings ...
Mike Neer

Replies: 15
Views: 1121

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Jul 2018 10:50 am   Subject: Going from 6 to 8 strings ...
I think it's harder going from 8 back to 6. At least it is for me!
  Topic: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Mike Neer

Replies: 39
Views: 2607

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Jul 2018 10:49 am   Subject: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Yes, the previous owner swapped out the bridge and tailpiece, but I have all those parts. The pickup is still really nice and strong with some real tone.

There are two screws holes above the picku ...
  Topic: Remembering Maurice Anderson
Mike Neer

Replies: 25
Views: 2649

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 9 Jul 2018 9:59 am   Subject: Remembering Maurice Anderson
I wish I would have gotten to know him. I foolishly, or shyly, never even exchanged greetings.
  Topic: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Mike Neer

Replies: 39
Views: 2607

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Jul 2018 8:22 pm   Subject: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Barney, definitely appears to be the same guitar in the top photo, not the bottom. This instrument originally had the white celluloid plates, but they have been chromed.

Todd, hope to make a video ...
  Topic: The Forum can make you feel Insignificant
Mike Neer

Replies: 48
Views: 3175

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Jul 2018 10:41 am   Subject: The Forum can make you feel Insignificant
Nugatory is the period of time between ordering a guitar and receiving it. Commonly spelled Newguitory.
  Topic: Trombonist Bill Watrous
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 623

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 3 Jul 2018 10:39 am   Subject: Trombonist Bill Watrous
RIP, Bill. A musician's musician and a name ubiquitous at one time.
  Topic: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Mike Neer

Replies: 39
Views: 2607

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jul 2018 10:33 am   Subject: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Thanks and hey - could you throw that Pic into the ol' 3-D printer and make us all some copies? Smile If it worked with Django's pick .....

https://player.vimeo.com/video/148713747

Wow, that is am ...
  Topic: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Mike Neer

Replies: 39
Views: 2607

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jul 2018 10:29 am   Subject: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Did Sol record his later career gospel recordings on this guitar, Mike?

I plan on listening more closely to those recordings over the next few weeks. I think I will be able to tell. This is one S ...
  Topic: Anyone else practicing lap steel at work during lunch?
Mike Neer

Replies: 8
Views: 509

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jul 2018 3:40 am   Subject: Anyone else practicing lap steel at work during lunch?
I just started working from home so, yeah, I expect to get pretty good at this thing!
  Topic: Ry Cooder: Steel Guitar Heaven
Mike Neer

Replies: 4
Views: 689

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 2 Jul 2018 7:50 pm   Subject: Ry Cooder: Steel Guitar Heaven
Maybe because all the ones he wanted are in heaven....

That’s one of my favorite Ry albums. The opening track simply makes me melt. I just saw Ry at Massey Hall last week.
  Topic: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Mike Neer

Replies: 39
Views: 2607

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jul 2018 4:33 pm   Subject: Sol Hoopii’s Rickenbacker
Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Yes, David, it is the same steel on Ian's CD. He gave me a copy which I intend to listen to soon.

Here is a picture of Sol with this guitar (it was also in t ...
  Topic: Your Biggest Early Influence (redone)
Mike Neer

Replies: 75
Views: 3339

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Jul 2018 12:32 pm   Subject: Your Biggest Early Influence (redone)
None of my top players are listed, so here they are:
Sol Hoopii
Speedy West
Joaquin Murphey
David Lindley
But who was your BIGGEST influence when you STARTED playing steel?

I'm curious, Mike. ...
 
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