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  Topic: U12 Zum Hybrid?
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 4
Views: 575

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Oct 2018 11:03 pm   Subject: U12 Zum Hybrid?
I don't think so.
  Topic: Viva Cantina, Burbank CA September12, 6 PM
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 0
Views: 120

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 4 Sep 2018 11:07 am   Subject: Viva Cantina, Burbank CA September12, 6 PM
Every musician and music lover in the greater L.A. area knows about Viva Cantina in Burbank, THE mecca for live music around here. I'm playing there on Wednesday, September 12, at 6 PM.

This is an ...
  Topic: Which seat do you own?
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 28
Views: 1572

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Sep 2018 11:30 am   Subject: Which seat do you own?
Steel Seat.....Joe makes em GOOD!

I agree. Joe makes em VERY good.
  Topic: We are looking for a New pedal steel amplifier
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 28
Views: 1882

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 2 Sep 2018 11:28 am   Subject: We are looking for a New pedal steel amplifier
Check out the Quilter Steelaire. I'm very happy with mine.
  Topic: New player
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 10
Views: 918

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 26 Aug 2018 11:27 am   Subject: New player
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  Topic: New Mullen Discovery vs. Used Royal Precision
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 14
Views: 1039

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Aug 2018 9:58 am   Subject: New Mullen Discovery vs. Used Royal Precision
As has been mentioned, the RP is heavier than the Discovery. Since you're a newbie, it will be a while before you have to carry it around to a gig, but sooner or later, you will, and you should think ...
  Topic: Triple-raise for old MSA
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 10
Views: 568

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Aug 2018 11:38 am   Subject: Triple-raise for old MSA


Thank you! I'm new at this, and not sure I understand how this This (the Sho-Bud rod and barrel system) would work.

--Al Evans

It works, but Tom's gizmos are easier to tune.
  Topic: Curly Chalker DVD
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 5
Views: 637

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 11 Aug 2018 2:00 pm   Subject: Curly Chalker DVD
Johnny, first, I have to apologize to you for forgetting to give you credit for recording the St. Louis portion of the DVD. I assure you, this was an unintentional oversight on my part and not any kin ...
  Topic: Six string pedal steel compact models
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 6
Views: 886

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 7 Aug 2018 10:32 am   Subject: Six string pedal steel compact models
Bobby, most of these Hindustani players use 6 strings. A few use 8. None of them use pedals. In my opinion, A 6 string pedal steel with one or 2 pedals would allow them to expand what they are already ...
  Topic: Curly Chalker DVD
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 5
Views: 637

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 7 Aug 2018 9:07 am   Subject: Curly Chalker DVD
Thanks J.R. I still have about 150 copies in my garage.

As I've said previously, in 1986, Jack Lox produced a string of steel guitar concerts,most of which featured a single player, playing all aft ...
  Topic: Six string pedal steel compact models
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 6
Views: 886

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 7 Aug 2018 8:54 am   Subject: Six string pedal steel compact models
These might be of interest to the growing numbers of Hindustani lap steel players in India and Bangladesh.
  Topic: Concert in Pasadena, CA, Sunday August 12
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 0
Views: 139

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 5 Aug 2018 2:56 am   Subject: Concert in Pasadena, CA, Sunday August 12
On Sunday August 12, my chamber music trio will re-unite for a free concert at the Pasadena Library, 215 East Walnut Street, at 2:30 PM.

The leader of the group is violist Carole Mukogawa, who pre ...
  Topic: Quilter - customer service #1
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 4
Views: 388

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 4 Aug 2018 3:47 pm   Subject: Quilter - customer service #1
I had similar excellent service from them. I didn't have any problems with mine, but I wanted casters put on it, and my Dobro simulator pedal (a Dunlop Q-zone,) hard wired into the effects loop. The f ...
  Topic: Fall Steel Guitar Jam.Vista, California September 22nd.&23rd
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 11
Views: 968

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 4 Aug 2018 10:47 am   Subject: Fall Steel Guitar Jam.Vista, California September 22nd.&23rd
Thanks for the invitation, but it's just too far away. It takes me between 2 and 3 hours to drive to Jim's, and at least 4 hours to get home because of the traffic on I-5. I'd spend more time driving ...
  Topic: New Steel Day
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 25
Views: 1719

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jul 2018 5:19 pm   Subject: New Steel Day


If you tune your first string to D (and you should), you must raise the 3rd string C to C# on a knee lever. Otherwise you're crippling yourself, in my opinion. That change is like the F lever on ...
  Topic: New Steel Day
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 25
Views: 1719

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Jul 2018 2:58 am   Subject: New Steel Day
it';s true, my Millies, and the 2 Classics I had previously, are universals. But I've never been able to get into the B6, in part because it's too easy to release the knee lever and get back in E9 if ...
  Topic: New Steel Day
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 25
Views: 1719

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Jul 2018 9:45 am   Subject: New Steel Day
Ian I have 2 knee levers, but I'm temporarily going to leave 1 blank. I'll figure out what I want on the extra pedal and knee lever after I've learned the basic 5 and 1.
  Topic: New Steel Day
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 25
Views: 1719

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Jul 2018 12:16 pm   Subject: New Steel Day
Thanks everybody for the suggestions. Since I'm a newbie on the C6, I've decided to go with the standard 5 and 1, and leave the remaining pedal and knee lever blank, till I know more and then decide w ...
  Topic: New Steel Day
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 25
Views: 1719

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Jul 2018 12:05 pm   Subject: New Steel Day
Hi Chris. At some future point, I will take the guitar to Jim Palenscar to be properly set up. I'll show him your design. He may use it.

I do not know enough about the undercarriage to make an inf ...
  Topic: New Steel Day
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 25
Views: 1719

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Jul 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: New Steel Day
Lee, the guitar is in my rehearsal studio at the bottom of the hill. (Alongside my purple Millie and my amp.) After it's set up, I'll drive it to the house and wheel it to the top of the stairs and lo ...
  Topic: New Steel Day
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 25
Views: 1719

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Jul 2018 11:09 am   Subject: New Steel Day
Later today I'll be picking up a new (to me) black mica MSA D-12. I'm finally going to learn the C6.

It has 10 pedals and 4 knees. It's currently disassembled, and I have to rebuild it, The neck ...
  Topic: Fall Steel Guitar Jam.Vista, California September 22nd.&23rd
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 11
Views: 968

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 19 Jul 2018 11:50 am   Subject: Fall Steel Guitar Jam.Vista, California September 22nd.&23rd
How far is Vista from L.A.?

It's 89 miles from my house to Jim P's shop in Oceanside. How far is it from there?
  Topic: New Mullen G2 is Here!
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 16
Views: 1273

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jul 2018 11:04 am   Subject: New Mullen G2 is Here!
Congratulations Dennis. I hope you love the guitar. I'm glad I was able to share my ideas with you.

Can you post your copedant?
  Topic: Pedal steel to learn on?
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 6
Views: 588

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Jul 2018 1:50 pm   Subject: Pedal steel to learn on?
The brand is unimportant. What is important is that the steel has 10 or 12 strings, 3 pedals, and 4 or 5 knee levers.

That will keep you busy for at least 3 or 4 years. Then, once you've got some k ...
  Topic: Jim Cohen's Steel Guitar Jazztet -Westfield NJ jazz festival
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 6
Views: 619

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 11 Jul 2018 3:50 pm   Subject: Jim Cohen's Steel Guitar Jazztet -Westfield NJ jazz festival
That's great Jim. Leaving aside the superb quality of your playing, this is exactly the kind of thing we need to show the world that the steel is a legitimate instrument.

I hope you become a super ...
 
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