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  Topic: Buddy Cage has passed.
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 56
Views: 4101

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 15 Feb 2020 7:52 pm   Subject: Buddy Cage has passed.
When Buddy was young he was a very good looking guy. The picture of him someone posted earlier in full Nudie suit is how I choose to remember him. But when I met him it was many years later. He had on ...
  Topic: Buddy Cage has passed.
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 56
Views: 4101

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 15 Feb 2020 9:37 am   Subject: Buddy Cage has passed.
Rest in Peace. He left us a lot of great music, his was a really distinctive voice on the instrument.

There aren't a lot of clear videos of his playing but the early one from the German TV studio ...
  Topic: Buddy Cage has passed.
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 56
Views: 4101

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 12 Feb 2020 5:41 am   Subject: Buddy Cage has passed.
Just terrible news. I saw him play twice. the second time he wasn't quite himself, the playing didn't have its usually bubbly quality. I just can't get over this and a little scary for me. Buddy had M ...
  Topic: Study rhythm tracks over the same chord available?
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 5
Views: 189

PostForum Section: For Sale: Music, Lessons, etc.   Posted: 7 Feb 2020 7:48 pm   Subject: Study rhythm tracks over the same chord available?
Dang! Windows only and I'm a solidly Mac guy. Thanks anyway Sonny. Anyone else out there? Maybe a bunch of MP3s that could be played on anything?
  Topic: Study rhythm tracks over the same chord available?
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 5
Views: 189

PostForum Section: For Sale: Music, Lessons, etc.   Posted: 7 Feb 2020 6:50 pm   Subject: Study rhythm tracks over the same chord available?
Hello all giver of lessons! I dimly remember something that was constructed this way: Rhythm tracks in different keys. Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Drums, maybe Piano. But in each Key it would just sit on ONE ...
  Topic: Very early Paul Franklin teaching video
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 0
Views: 386

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 7 Feb 2020 5:41 am   Subject: Very early Paul Franklin teaching video
Hi Paul (if you read this). I had the pleasure of meeting you once in Missouri (I probably begged you to play some Dire Straits stuff!). I'm from New York City, so whenever I went to the shows in Conn ...
  Topic: T-shirts for the discerning steel guitarist
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 29
Views: 2462

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 7 Feb 2020 5:30 am   Subject: T-shirts for the discerning steel guitarist
Nice job Scott. I'm a former New York City advertising art director, I know of what I speak. But I'm a Zum guy!
  Topic: A tip from Paul Franklin from 1986
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 6
Views: 1185

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Feb 2020 3:57 am   Subject: A tip from Paul Franklin from 1986
"Tune the 4th string to the pitch of the 3rd string". Huh?!? I don't understand what he's talking about. Just not following. Why would you tune the 4th string to the pitch of the 3rd string ...
  Topic: Power supply/Please close, thanks Keith!
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 10
Views: 483

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 5 Feb 2020 6:59 am   Subject: Power supply/Please close, thanks Keith!
I'm a little bit confused Jack. I have an older Hilton Pedal. The output is 24v not 12v. I believe Keith later changed the power supply so you could use a 9v power supply.
  Topic: Put a little hair on it...
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 37
Views: 3174

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 4 Feb 2020 6:09 am   Subject: Put a little hair on it...
I like a little hair on everything. Sometimes it’s a Fuzz Face to thicken things up, not much gain, other times just enough to sound like my Twin being pushed hard. Even clean stuff for me usually ...
  Topic: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 20
Views: 1860

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Jan 2020 12:23 pm   Subject: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
We probably own them for the same reason, The Ventures go me started playing guitar. Either during one of Semie's business failures or after his death a lot of the parts were sold to someone in Canada ...
  Topic: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 20
Views: 1860

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Jan 2020 11:52 am   Subject: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Rich, We both have Mosrites! A very small club.
  Topic: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 20
Views: 1860

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 30 Jan 2020 6:45 am   Subject: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Some of the performances are pretty rugged but still interesting to hear the performances evolve.
Taking Bob's point, if you want to sound like a pedal steel guitarist from 50 years
ago play throug ...
  Topic: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 20
Views: 1860

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Jan 2020 1:48 pm   Subject: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Scott, lately I've become interested in a 2 man group called Mapache (means raccoon in Spanish). They're a sort of a cross between Brewer & Shipley, The Dead and New Riders. Look like a pair of yo ...
  Topic: golden age players gone home
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 76
Views: 13880

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 23 Jan 2020 8:07 pm   Subject: golden age players gone home
What was sort of surprising to me was that how many years this gallery of greats have been gone. Seems like yesterday they were all alive and playing.
  Topic: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 20
Views: 1860

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Jan 2020 4:31 pm   Subject: for fans of NRPS/Jerry Garcia
Alright Scott, you talked me in to it. Literally just put CD 1 on the player. Great sound quality. I'm obviously a fan of New Riders as this is not an inexpensive set. I wanted to see how Jerry was ap ...
  Topic: Bending strings on acoustic guitar
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 17
Views: 894

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 17 Jan 2020 6:17 am   Subject: bending acoustic strings
I doubt that you'd want to go this route but several years ago I had Gene Parsons install his acoustic B Bender on my Santa Cruz acoustic. Was expensive. I know there are some other manufacturers who ...
  Topic: Any Steel in NYC 11/18 thru 12/04?
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 7
Views: 731

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 21 Nov 2019 7:03 pm   Subject: Any Steel in NYC 11/18 thru 12/04?
First of all I hope your son has a quick recovery. Good question, I'd like to know too and I live in NYC! Back during the 'Urban Cowboy" craze a couple of decades back you could generally find so ...
  Topic: Keeley Caverns V2 Delay/Reverb Effects Pedal
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 4
Views: 319

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 19 Nov 2019 7:38 am   Subject: Keeley Caverns V2 Delay/Reverb Effects Pedal
What's a surgical steel?! I didn't know that reverb/delay units had medical applications. Very Happy
  Topic: Keeley Caverns V2 Delay/Reverb Effects Pedal
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 4
Views: 319

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 18 Nov 2019 8:32 am   Subject: Keeley Caverns V2 Delay/Reverb Effects Pedal
Anyone using the combo Keeley Caverns V2 Delay/Reverb Effects Pedal for reverb and delay? Any opinions?
  Topic: Temporary wheels for amp
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 4
Views: 402

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Nov 2019 12:56 am   Subject: Temporary wheels for amp
Most of the rolling goes on on my apartment floor! Not intended to do much rolling outside, would pick up amp first. The dollies can actually support 80 lbs.
  Topic: Temporary wheels for amp
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 4
Views: 402

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 9 Nov 2019 7:59 pm   Subject: Temporary wheels for amp
I only have one really largish amp left. I didn't want to screw in wheels to move it around. Most dolly's are too big and clumsy. Then I discovered planter dollies. Just the right size (they come in a ...
  Topic: Walter Becker auction
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 16
Views: 1298

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 9 Nov 2019 7:34 am   Subject: Walter Becker auction
Most guitar players are afflicted with G.A.S. to some degree. Even with my tiny collection there is stuff I haven't really got around to playing much. I can't imagine Becker played most of this stuff ...
  Topic: Remove very tight amp knob
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 7
Views: 458

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 9 Nov 2019 7:29 am   Subject: Remove very tight amp knob
Well the one I ordered with the glass tube didn't work at all! What wasn't obvious was that the glass tube had to be completely unobstructed for it to work. A nearby jack or edge on the amp interfered ...
  Topic: What does the world need in pedal steel instructional videos
Ronald Ballister

Replies: 27
Views: 4119

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 8 Nov 2019 6:48 pm   Subject: What does the world need in pedal steel instructional videos
Purchased your first lesson download from you. Really liked you simple explanations of technique. Please continue these. Would really like some simple songs from you that utilized the techniques. Will ...
 
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