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  Topic: Curly Chalker DVD
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 5
Views: 520

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: 608

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   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: 520

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: 608

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   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: 90

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: 333

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: 5
Views: 360

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: 1595

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: 1595

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: 1595

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: 1595

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: 1595

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: 1595

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: 1595

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: 5
Views: 360

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: 1090

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: 518

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: 544

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 ...
  Topic: Grips for picks!
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 8
Views: 1755

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 2 Jul 2018 8:07 am   Subject: Re: Grips for Picks
I was thinking the round picks might be cut in half, ...

I did that and put the pieces inside my finger picks. It was messy and awkward.

The grips themselves are great. They me be the answer we ...
  Topic: Grips for picks!
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 8
Views: 1755

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 1 Jul 2018 9:49 pm   Subject: Grips for picks!
This is a wonderful product for people play with a flat pick. But the round shape is impractical for use with finger picks. I wrote to Mr. Parsons, suggesting that he make some rectangular ones that w ...
  Topic: Mike Daly - 'Renascence'
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 18
Views: 1558

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Jun 2018 11:02 am   Subject: Mike Daly - 'Renascence'
Mike's CD is in my CD player as I write this, and it's going to stay there for a long time. The words
"Fabulous,""Wonderful,""Terrific," etc., have been overused so muc ...
  Topic: New from MSA- Yay ME!!!
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 69
Views: 6018

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Jun 2018 10:19 am   Subject: New from MSA- Yay ME!!!
Those new MSA Legends look so good, I almost wish I didn't already have my 2 Millies.
  Topic: Schecter 7 string guitar
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 4
Views: 821

PostForum Section: For Sale: Other Instruments   Posted: 27 Jun 2018 10:17 am   Subject: Schecter 7 string guitar
Hi Pete. There's another D-12 for sale about 10 miles from me for the same price. The current owner and I already shook hands (over the phone.) I just have to come up with the money.

Thanks for thi ...
  Topic: Concert, July 18 in Los Angeles
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 3
Views: 248

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 27 Jun 2018 3:39 am   Subject: Concert, July 18 in Los Angeles
Thanks Ron. Here is the tentative program.

1 Carl Orff: Oh Fortuna
2 Jeremy Gillian: Valentine
3 Morton Lauridsen: Dirait-On
4 Medley: Dancing Queen (Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus} and D ...
  Topic: Concert, July 18 in Los Angeles
Mike Perlowin

Replies: 3
Views: 248

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 27 Jun 2018 1:40 am   Subject: Concert, July 18 in Los Angeles
Hi Gang. I’m giving another concert at the MiMoDa Studio in Los Angeles. MiMoDa, which has concerts every week, is primarily a classical music venue that appeals to the Mozart/Beethoven community. T ...
 
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