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  Topic: Birdseye or Curly Maple?
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 25
Views: 1960

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 6:33 am   Subject: Birdseye or Curly Maple?
Can you guess which way I voted?
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  Topic: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 18
Views: 1227

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Feb 2018 6:56 am   Subject: 60’s Emmons fretboards wrong ?
I once read that Buddy practiced in the dark. I believe he didn't need to see the fretboard
  Topic: Clinesmith Polymer bar PLEASE CLOSE _SOLD
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 4
Views: 348

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 25 Jan 2018 8:51 pm   Subject: Clinesmith Polymer bar PLEASE CLOSE _SOLD
Thank you, I sent a pm for the details.
  Topic: Clinesmith Polymer bar PLEASE CLOSE _SOLD
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 4
Views: 348

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 25 Jan 2018 5:18 pm   Subject: Clinesmith Polymer bar PLEASE CLOSE _SOLD
I'll take it if it's still available
  Topic: A Joke! The Trumpeter & The Lion
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 12
Views: 532

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 23 Jan 2018 7:09 pm   Subject: A Joke! The Trumpeter & The Lion
I was hoping for another puzzle.
  Topic: Band is too Loud!!
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 107
Views: 6218

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 8:47 am   Subject: Band is too Loud!!
I recently played in a group that included two fantastic session players. Whether or not Tony thinks it's subjective, they were too loud. I could see it in some of the faces of the audience. The way I ...
  Topic: I need advice
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 3
Views: 663

PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 6:11 pm   Subject: I need advice
Pm sent
  Topic: Good steel for a young beginner?
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 14
Views: 1102

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 4:45 am   Subject: Good steel for a young beginner?
Young ones getting interested in steel are always my favorite topics. I only wish I'd started at that age.
  Topic: Which EMMONS should i buy
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 30
Views: 2391

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Jan 2018 9:10 am   Subject: Which EMMONS should i buy
I wouldn't be so quick to eliminate a C6 neck. It may not interest you now, but you may find it's your favorite, down the road. I did.
  Topic: dobro bar
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 22
Views: 918

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Jan 2018 2:10 pm   Subject: dobro bar
That is pretty cool Rick. Is that commercially available or is that a DIY?

Bill, my brother polished this one down for me. He's got some considerable skills that I lack. A few have asked if he woul ...
  Topic: dobro bar
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 22
Views: 918

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Jan 2018 1:48 pm   Subject: dobro bar
I admit I had to google tifkad, gotta say resonator is less awkward to say and easier to remember. That said, this is my solution to the oft debated "which bar to use" for dobro. It's a modi ...
  Topic: What Is Your Favorite John Hughey Recording
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 18
Views: 1221

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 21 Dec 2017 4:43 am   Subject: What Is Your Favorite John Hughey Recording
Look at us.
  Topic: Future Steeler
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 3
Views: 432

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 12 Dec 2017 11:40 am   Subject: Future Steeler
What a beautiful grand daughter you have, Jerry. I hope she stays interested in steel.
  Topic: my new hatchet
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 24
Views: 1333

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Dec 2017 6:32 am   Subject: my new hatchet
I'm fairly certain that's the prettiest Mullen I've ever seen. Congratulations, Stu.
  Topic: New pedal steel purchase
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 15
Views: 1236

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Dec 2017 10:45 am   Subject: New pedal steel purchase
Ready to go, in stock psg's sounds like John Fabian's (Carter World class steel guitars) business model. It was the very reason my first guitar was a Carter. I would've likely chosen a different brand ...
  Topic: room temp
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 16
Views: 1538

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Dec 2017 4:54 am   Subject: room temp
The title "room temp" immediately made me think of something dead. I guess the retired LEO in me makes my thinker function a little differently than normal folks.
  Topic: Caption?
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 13
Views: 562

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 2 Dec 2017 2:21 pm   Subject: Caption?
The Mixed Fruit String Band took New York City by storm...and now you know why it's referred to as The Big Apple

The big pear would've been much funnier.
  Topic: Bigsby volume pedal restoration
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 3
Views: 435

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 2 Dec 2017 5:15 am   Subject: Bigsby volume pedal restoration
Thanks, fellas. Here's a picture of the pedal from the day I received it. It was in perfect working condition and perfectly acceptable, appearance wise...but now, WOW! My latest photo doesn't do it ju ...
  Topic: Bigsby volume pedal restoration
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 3
Views: 435

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 1 Dec 2017 3:27 pm   Subject: Bigsby volume pedal restoration
My son restored my vintage Bigsby volume/tone pedal. I've never seen a brand new one, but I'm betting they didn't look any better than the way this one turned out. Thank you, Ryan I'm very proud of it ...
  Topic: Jerry Jeff Walker's steel player
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 9
Views: 1120

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Nov 2017 9:11 am   Subject: Jerry Jeff Walker's steel player
If I'm not mistaken, the forum's own Herb Steiner played with Jerry Jeff. Maybe he'll bless us with a few stories.
  Topic: Question: How do you recover from losing your place?
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 12
Views: 956

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Nov 2017 9:04 am   Subject: Question: How do you recover from losing your place?
Learn to quote Sailor's Hornpipe in various keys. It comes in handy and audiences get a kick out of it.
  Topic: The Beatles "I Will" on the Lap Steel Guitar
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 24
Views: 1250

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Nov 2017 7:51 pm   Subject: The Beatles "I Will" on the Lap Steel Guitar
I really enjoyed that. Very well done, Chuck
  Topic: 15/16" Bar vs. 7/8" Bar?
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 44
Views: 2244

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Nov 2017 4:06 pm   Subject: Re: 15/16
Any thoughts on this and what famous players use the larger bar besides John Hughey?

When I ordered my 15/16" BJS, Bill Stroud told me that was the same size used by David Hartley
  Topic: After Gig Surprise
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 11
Views: 1390

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Oct 2017 9:04 am   Subject: After Gig Surprise
My first thought would be to take it to a reputable tire shop. They probably have a toolbox drawer full of different keys, or another way to remove the other three. I really doubt that you'll be able ...
  Topic: Fender FS-52
Rick Barnhart

Replies: 6
Views: 760

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Oct 2017 6:19 pm   Subject: Fender FS-52
The fretboard on those have a mirrored finish. I'm not sure about the experience of anyone else, but I found it to be a very annoying feature.
 
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