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  Topic: State of the benders
Paul Strojan

Replies: 2
Views: 602

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jan 2021 4:49 pm   Subject: State of the benders
I have an eight string Jackson Slide king that will do the E9 to A6, (E, G#, D, E, F#, G#, B, E to E, A, C#, E, F#, A, C#, E)
  Topic: Charley Pride
Paul Strojan

Replies: 45
Views: 4226

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 13 Dec 2020 8:11 pm   Subject: Charley Pride
I know that we are supposed to keep it about the music here and it wasn't Charley's way to bring attention to himself. But I have to say that no-one did as much to improve race relations as Charley di ...
  Topic: The double neck tuning of your dreams
Paul Strojan

Replies: 24
Views: 1343

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Nov 2020 7:43 pm   Subject: The double neck tuning of your dreams
To elaborate on the rules, as I made them

1) 2 necks (you can add a third bonus neck for extra credit)
2) NO pedals. But you can have a commercially available string bender (name the bender)
3) ...
  Topic: The double neck tuning of your dreams
Paul Strojan

Replies: 24
Views: 1343

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Nov 2020 3:02 pm   Subject: The double neck tuning of your dreams
Don Helms E6 (A, C#, E, G#, B, C#, E, G#) and E9 (E, G#, D, E, F#, G#, B, E.)
  Topic: super re-entrant 12
Paul Strojan

Replies: 9
Views: 2308

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Nov 2020 7:40 pm   Subject: super re-entrant 12
If you are going to combine tunings it makes a lot of sense to combine related tunings together. I have a 10 String tuned to E13 B, D, E, F#, G#, B, C#, E, G#, F#
  Topic: Big Guy Steel Players.....Questions About Your Lever Setup
Paul Strojan

Replies: 9
Views: 1371

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Nov 2020 10:35 am   Subject: Big Guy Steel Players.....Questions About Your Lever Setup
I get it, some people are not one size fits all. For me I find the natural place for my right leg is outside the legs. For the left leg, it might make sense to install some cable operated knee lever ...
  Topic: Please delete sold elsewhere
Paul Strojan

Replies: 15
Views: 11439

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 1 Nov 2020 9:34 am   Subject: Please delete sold elsewhere
What is the string spacing and scale length?
  Topic: Is it me? Are Stringmasters' tone not as lush as lap steels?
Paul Strojan

Replies: 18
Views: 2710

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Nov 2020 9:20 am   Subject: Is it me? Are Stringmasters' tone not as lush as lap steels?
I agree I have a Hudson stringmaster clone and I find that the cover plate resonates taking some of the sustain away. I am thinking about drilling holes in it and making it a string through body.
  Topic: Tunings That Should be Popular (but are not)
Paul Strojan

Replies: 33
Views: 5543

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Oct 2020 6:48 pm   Subject: Tunings That Should be Popular (but are not)
Speaking of tuning limitations, maybe a practical compromise between a full pedal steel like changer and a non-pedal steel would be to mimic what the non-pedaled harp instrument does.
Harps have the ...
  Topic: Jackson Slide King-SOLD
Paul Strojan

Replies: 8
Views: 4241

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 21 Oct 2020 8:39 am   Subject: Jackson Slide King-SOLD
How adjustable is the copedent?
  Topic: Tunings That Should be Popular (but are not)
Paul Strojan

Replies: 33
Views: 5543

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Oct 2020 8:45 pm   Subject: Tunings That Should be Popular (but are not)
I am quite enamored with E9 as a lap steel tuning.
  Topic: I'm sure this has been asked again and again...
Paul Strojan

Replies: 24
Views: 3788

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Oct 2020 8:02 am   Subject: I'm sure this has been asked again and again...
If I were going to start over I would start with a 10 string lap steel, string it up with a set of C6 strings with a high G.
I have found that I want the extra range to play Hank or Johnny.
  Topic: Has anyone ever extended out the pedal bar for tall players?
Paul Strojan

Replies: 5
Views: 939

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 25 Sep 2020 7:14 pm   Subject: Has anyone ever extended out the pedal bar for tall players?
I have had the same issues. I had the legs on my Magnum raised and the guitar was still unplayable because I couldn't reach the top neck without leaning over and I couldn't avoid hitting two pedals wi ...
  Topic: Scale Length and tunings
Paul Strojan

Replies: 1
Views: 767

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Sep 2020 1:43 pm   Subject: Scale Length and tunings
Is a long scale D tuning the same as a short scale E tuning?
  Topic: E9 lap steel Tab
Paul Strojan

Replies: 0
Views: 1728

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 14 Sep 2020 7:15 pm   Subject: E9 lap steel Tab
I really like the sound of E9 lap steel and I am looking for some more tabs or a method to learn how to play from sheet music for the E9.

Thanks
  Topic: Fender 800 cable repair
Paul Strojan

Replies: 9
Views: 708

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Sep 2020 8:30 am   Subject: Fender 800 cable repair
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, It is seven hours of driving one way to Jim Palenscar.
  Topic: Fender 800 cable repair
Paul Strojan

Replies: 9
Views: 708

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Sep 2020 6:56 pm   Subject: Fender 800 cable repair
I just had a cable pull out of a pulley on my fender 800 and I was wondering if I had to solder it back in place or if it would be possible to use something like j-b weld to put it back in place?
Al ...
  Topic: Why young folks are not learning steel guitar
Paul Strojan

Replies: 91
Views: 12240

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 8 Sep 2020 6:52 pm   Subject: Why young folks are not learning steel guitar
For me, I would like to see more of a connection between lap steel and pedal steel.
When I decided I wanted to play pedal steel I envisioned that I would develop playing skills on lap steel and whe ...
  Topic: Downloadable Jerry Byrd Course
Paul Strojan

Replies: 18
Views: 3760

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Aug 2020 11:26 am   Subject: Downloadable Jerry Byrd Course
To bad Jerry isn't still around to do a Franklin style course for the lap steel.
  Topic: Infinite sustain for steel guitars.
Paul Strojan

Replies: 24
Views: 12715

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 21 Aug 2020 8:14 pm   Subject: Infinite sustain for steel guitars.
I am curious about how the vibraslide would work with chromatic tunings or bar slants where we don't want all the strings to ring?
  Topic: Shipping Steel Guitars
Paul Strojan

Replies: 36
Views: 29992

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 21 Jul 2020 8:50 am   Subject: Shipping Steel Guitars
Has anyone else been having trouble with Fed Ex not delivering guitars? I have been waiting three weeks and I have no clue when it will be delivered.
  Topic: Really interesting & complete analysis of Girl from Ipanema
Paul Strojan

Replies: 27
Views: 16685

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 19 Jul 2020 5:25 pm   Subject: Really interesting & complete analysis of Girl from Ipanema
Is there any real significance of the song being in Eb vs F? Or is it just a matter of moving the bar up two frets?
  Topic: Taking two steel guitars on a gig.
Paul Strojan

Replies: 11
Views: 2170

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 1 Jul 2020 12:41 pm   Subject: Taking two steel guitars on a gig.
I am watching Asleep at the Wheel on the Circle and the steel player is switching between a D-8 console guitar and D-10 pedal steel. What can be on a console guitar that can't be done on a pedal stee ...
  Topic: Lap Pedal Steel
Paul Strojan

Replies: 16
Views: 2156

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 Jun 2020 9:05 pm   Subject: Lap Pedal Steel
I have been talking with David Jackson about making a double bender. It is just a matter of working out a setup that works for both of us.
At heart I am a lap steel player so I have no attachment ...
  Topic: Looks Like I have my life's work ahead of me: Eharp Bonanza
Paul Strojan

Replies: 9
Views: 946

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Jun 2020 8:34 pm   Subject: Looks Like I have my life's work ahead of me: Eharp Bonanza
Alkire made a good point when he talked about teaching young students. I took violin for a year or two when I was in school. But I quit because I realized that I wasn't progressing as a musician and ...
 
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