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  Topic: Using Overdrive
Rick Abbott

Replies: 15
Views: 644

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Jul 2020 5:34 am   Subject: Using Overdrive
A lot of folks use distortion these days. I love distortion!! A couple things I've found along the way that work for me:

A fuzz type pedal that has good control of the tone is helpful. I've settled ...
  Topic: Sho-Bud Serial Numbers
Rick Abbott

Replies: 458
Views: 272596

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Jul 2020 2:45 pm   Subject: Sho-Bud Serial Numbers
Thanks to everyone for all of the fantastic info!

If anyone has any information about the pedigree of my S-12 #15946, I would appreciate it.
It came to me as a 7 pedal / 6 knee in a different flav ...
  Topic: Steel guitar identity/long way around the barn?
Rick Abbott

Replies: 19
Views: 1278

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Jun 2020 7:25 pm   Subject: Steel guitar identity/long way around the barn?
Thanks for your keen insight. I once had a guitar player/singer tell me he liked my playing because I played simple and in tune. I didn't have the heart to tell I played simple because that was all I ...
  Topic: Tunings Used on J. Byrd Man of Steel Album
Rick Abbott

Replies: 6
Views: 326

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Jun 2020 11:18 am   Subject: Tunings Used on J. Byrd Man of Steel Album
Wow, Andy, thanks. I think this diatonic tuning might be one on the record. There are some pedal-style licks; my buddy was under the impression that Byrd was using a pedal or two on a couple songs. I' ...
  Topic: Tunings Used on J. Byrd Man of Steel Album
Rick Abbott

Replies: 6
Views: 326

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Jun 2020 5:43 am   Subject: Tunings Used on J. Byrd Man of Steel Album
That sounds reasonable. My guess was C6, but there's a lot of discussion about an E9 and a couple others on the old forum archive, so I thought it best to find out what others know about this.
  Topic: Tunings Used on J. Byrd Man of Steel Album
Rick Abbott

Replies: 6
Views: 326

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Jun 2020 5:14 pm   Subject: Tunings Used on J. Byrd Man of Steel Album
A friend of mine found a Jerry Byrd album called Man of Steel, from 1964 on the Mercury label. He was thinking about trying to learn a song or two off of it and asked me what tunings might be used.
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  Topic: Sho-Bud Serial Numbers
Rick Abbott

Replies: 458
Views: 272596

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 May 2020 7:38 am   Subject: Re: Sho Bud Ser #
Month Year Serial Numbers
Begining End

March 1971 1001 1016
April 1017 1113
May 1114 1213
June 1214 1312
July 1313 1359
August 1360 1454
September 1455 1549
Oc ...
  Topic: Who's THE ShoBud setup/repair guy? Crossover Info??
Rick Abbott

Replies: 19
Views: 1927

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 May 2020 7:23 pm   Subject: Who's THE ShoBud setup/repair guy? Crossover Info??
What is the serial number? It is stamped into the edge of the endplate and the wood right beside it. that will tell us the month and year it was built.

If it's an older one it's never going to sati ...
  Topic: Fessenden 8 shot?
Rick Abbott

Replies: 11
Views: 996

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 May 2020 7:03 pm   Subject: Fessenden 8 shot?
Our fearless leader, b0b, uses a well-developed form of D9/G6. I'm sure his setup would be a nice way to see what is possible as a minimum, even. I've thought about G tunings a lot, myself.
  Topic: ISO Dual Professional Fretboards + Waterslide logo
Rick Abbott

Replies: 18
Views: 1455

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 May 2020 5:24 pm   Subject: ISO Dual Professional Fretboards + Waterslide logo
An illegal one should work just as well. Rolling Eyes
Erv

I suppose there are people who prefer to stay on the legal side of things. Heck, even Paul (the other Paul) said folks should follow the laws ...
  Topic: Sacred Steel TV - May 15, 2020
Rick Abbott

Replies: 2
Views: 490

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 16 May 2020 6:29 am   Subject: Sacred Steel TV - May 15, 2020
Thanks for posting this. Not only is it great listening, it's cool to learn some history, too. AND, my church hasn't been able to meet, so it's edifying to listen in on these sessions.
  Topic: The Gospel of Sacred Steel - Aubrey Ghent (New Episode)
Rick Abbott

Replies: 2
Views: 498

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 16 May 2020 6:21 am   Subject: The Gospel of Sacred Steel - Aubrey Ghent (New Episode)
That's really great! Thanks for posting.
  Topic: Advice on universal E9/B6 copedent
Rick Abbott

Replies: 21
Views: 1427

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 May 2020 3:28 pm   Subject: Advice on universal E9/B6 copedent
When I played U12 I really liked my 4 and 8 string raises and lowers on my right knee. E to Eb RKR and E to F on RKL. Learning to play the volume pedal while holding the RKR out was pretty easy to get ...
  Topic: Harbor Lights (Bruce Hornsby)
Rick Abbott

Replies: 6
Views: 755

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 May 2020 5:48 pm   Subject: Harbor Lights (Bruce Hornsby)
I might hide away and learn that Steel Guitar Rag! Very cool, Mr. Neer.
  Topic: Goldtone 8 String Lap Steel -Reduced Price.
Rick Abbott

Replies: 6
Views: 1997

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 6 May 2020 5:04 am   Subject: Goldtone 8 String Lap Steel -Reduced Price.
I'll buy this guitar. PM sent
  Topic: Weissenborn versus Resonator Dilemma
Rick Abbott

Replies: 11
Views: 1338

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 May 2020 5:09 am   Subject: Weissenborn versus Resonator Dilemma
Yeah, I sure get that it's never gonna be a dobro. In some way, I guess I'm looking for a "different sound" than my resonator, but with similar play-ability. I like the sound of the Lazy Riv ...
  Topic: Weissenborn versus Resonator Dilemma
Rick Abbott

Replies: 11
Views: 1338

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 May 2020 6:17 pm   Subject: Weissenborn versus Resonator Dilemma
Mark, It is 24.9 scale. I have only had that tuning on for 3 days, and, I've detuned the low three before putting it away. I know Rance would not approve, haha.

I've been using Beard special 28's ...
  Topic: Weissenborn versus Resonator Dilemma
Rick Abbott

Replies: 11
Views: 1338

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 May 2020 4:12 pm   Subject: Weissenborn versus Resonator Dilemma
I have a Flinthill square neck "dobro" that I upgraded with pro-quality guts and did a decent setup on. It's a pretty nice guitar, at least it's acceptable to me.

I also have a Lazy Rive ...
  Topic: Steel without pedals
Rick Abbott

Replies: 4
Views: 746

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 4 May 2020 3:41 pm   Subject: Steel without pedals
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=356469


This is for sale ^^^ and could be a great sounding guitar
  Topic: pedal steel case that doubles as a seat?
Rick Abbott

Replies: 8
Views: 1177

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Apr 2020 4:06 pm   Subject: pedal steel case that doubles as a seat?
I've seen videos of Lee Jeffriess, with the West Coast Ramblers, using his case for a seat.
  Topic: Tunings - straight up 440 for other (Newman settings, etc.
Rick Abbott

Replies: 149
Views: 8824

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Apr 2020 7:44 am   Subject: Tunings - straight up 440 for other (Newman settings, etc.
Yeah, even musicians on other instruments think we're all insane. In January, I was hanging out in Detroit with a bunch of friends. We were breaking in a guys new music room with 3 days of music and m ...
  Topic: Tube amps
Rick Abbott

Replies: 19
Views: 2591

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Apr 2020 5:05 pm   Subject: Tube amps
You can plug into the 2nd input to lower gain. I was using a tweed deluxe, set up with 6L6 output tubes, at gigs. I plugged into #1 Normal for rehearsals and #2 Normal for gigs. No, it wasn't very lou ...
  Topic: Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W head - $800
Rick Abbott

Replies: 17
Views: 1704

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 4 Apr 2020 1:39 pm   Subject: Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier 150W head - $800
WHAT!!!?


Couldn't resist Embarassed
  Topic: A game-changing practice for practicing (at least for me)
Rick Abbott

Replies: 6
Views: 939

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Mar 2020 4:36 pm   Subject: A game-changing practice for practicing (at least for me)
I generally use a pedal, but have gone a couple long stretches without one. On non-pedal, I almost never use one. I think it forces right hand sensitivity. It might also be that the bar hand has to li ...
  Topic: PLEASE CLOSE* BJS bar to Trade
Rick Abbott

Replies: 6
Views: 963

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 25 Mar 2020 12:22 pm   Subject: PLEASE CLOSE* BJS bar to Trade
I have a BJS-12 bar I'd trade
 
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