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  Topic: Fender 8 string Stringmaster?
Stephen Baker

Replies: 11
Views: 1337

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jan 2018 9:57 am   Subject: Fender 8 string Stringmaster?
Even at UK prices £900 should get you a D8 stringmaster more or less complete
  Topic: How do you play those 3 and 4 neck consoles?
Stephen Baker

Replies: 18
Views: 2457

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Dec 2017 1:10 pm   Subject: How do you play those 3 and 4 neck consoles?
Jeff Mead said My mate, Phil Morgan over here in the UK who refinished my quad for me now has a quad of his own which he gigs. Yes but Phil is seven foot tall Very Happy
  Topic: Ridiculously cheap import tone bars?
Stephen Baker

Replies: 26
Views: 5879

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Aug 2017 12:56 pm   Subject: Ridiculously cheap import tone bars?
I bought a cheap bullet bar that came in a real nice brown plastic case. The chrome was so thin it was basically paint. It started to peel very quickly and in the end I just scraped it back to the bra ...
  Topic: Any ideas on value of a 1956 Gibson?
Stephen Baker

Replies: 7
Views: 1549

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Jul 2017 10:30 am   Subject: Any ideas on value of a 1956 Gibson?
If it's a '56 it's probably a Gibson CG 520 like this one. Though I think this one is later than '56
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/8933_CG520_1.jpg
  Topic: Show or Tell Us About Your First Lap or Non-Pedal Steel
Stephen Baker

Replies: 27
Views: 9081

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Apr 2017 4:42 pm   Subject: Show or Tell Us About Your First Lap or Non-Pedal Steel
A Guyatone plywood plank identical to this about 30 years ago from a junk shop. Cost me £5 (about eight dollars).
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/8933_Guyatone_lap_steel_2.jpg
I didn ...
  Topic: Murphey or Boggs
Stephen Baker

Replies: 7
Views: 1724

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Mar 2017 4:38 pm   Subject: Murphey or Boggs
They are a bit like a "Waggon Wheel" but fatter and softer.
  Topic: What types of lap steels best capture 1940s/1950s sound
Stephen Baker

Replies: 29
Views: 6037

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Mar 2017 5:26 am   Subject: What types of lap steels best capture 1940s/1950s sound
Although not steel guitar this video addresses the issues of how to get a vintage sound and how essential or not vintage gear is. If you don’t watch it all at least watch the first five minuetshttps ...
  Topic: Kluson is making reproductionStringmaster tuners!
Stephen Baker

Replies: 3
Views: 1438

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Nov 2016 12:23 pm   Subject: Kluson is making reproductionStringmaster tuners!
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=299137&sid=50f0d0cf13d84fd860e7a4f6a4da7d49 More info here
  Topic: A6 Tuning
Stephen Baker

Replies: 6
Views: 2245

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Nov 2016 3:54 pm   Subject: A6 Tuning
Check out Eddie Rivers's western swing rules videos on youtube.
  Topic: That Pesty F# in E13th Tunings
Stephen Baker

Replies: 20
Views: 3944

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Oct 2016 11:30 am   Subject: That Pesty F# in E13th Tunings
I find the F# useful, if we are playing in E for example, for making partial B (V) chords. Combine it with the B and the C# for a partial 9th chord. Incorporate the G# and that gives you the 6th note. ...
  Topic: 6 vs 8 string to achieve Eddie Rivers sound
Stephen Baker

Replies: 10
Views: 2044

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Apr 2014 1:58 pm   Subject: 6 vs 8 string to achieve Eddie Rivers sound
Hey David, if you’d missed that video maybe you missed this one too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAbpeZ-y1eQ. Steve
  Topic: Why play console instead of lap?
Stephen Baker

Replies: 26
Views: 10510

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Feb 2014 5:34 pm   Subject: Why play console instead of lap?
Someone mentioned ironing boards.
I once played a gig in a friend’s back garden with the steel on his wife’s ironing board. Come to think of it, the drummer played washboard on a few numbers. If ...
  Topic: Help? c6 8 string beginner
Stephen Baker

Replies: 10
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Feb 2014 1:32 pm   Subject: Help? c6 8 string beginner
I’d also recommend you check out Troy Brenningmeyer’s C6 basics lessons. Check out his samples on youtube. Steve
  Topic: Help? c6 8 string beginner
Stephen Baker

Replies: 10
Views: 1813

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Feb 2014 4:39 pm   Subject: Help? c6 8 string beginner
It depends in the style of music you want to play but, just going off your photo, stick with C6 and get Cindy Cashdollar’s Western Swing steel guitar DVDs. Steve
  Topic: It wa-s aTrap on the Wings of Musac
Stephen Baker

Replies: 7
Views: 1031

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Feb 2014 4:29 pm   Subject: It wa-s aTrap on the Wings of Musac
Maybe Bobby's guitar was a P.O.S
  Topic: String buzz and other sounds
Stephen Baker

Replies: 23
Views: 8780

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Feb 2014 1:32 pm   Subject: String buzz and other sounds
Last Wednesday I was playing with a bass player and so was playing with the amp turned louder than I normally would playing alone. In fact I often practice un-amplified. I noticed unwelcome pick attac ...
  Topic: Ngd
Stephen Baker

Replies: 12
Views: 2916

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Feb 2014 1:25 pm   Subject: Ngd
Ditto Jim’s comments. I’d like to thank Leon for his youtube videos. They have a great inspiration to me. Steve
  Topic: Harley Benton Slider 8 Mod
Stephen Baker

Replies: 3
Views: 3503

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jan 2014 9:53 am   Subject: Harley Benton Slider 8 Mod
The problem I had with them was access for quick Speedy West type boo-wahs compared to my Stringmaster where the controls are behind the bridge. Steve
  Topic: Harley Benton Slider 8 Mod
Stephen Baker

Replies: 3
Views: 3503

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Jan 2014 4:50 pm   Subject: Harley Benton Slider 8 Mod
I thought Slider 8/6 owners might be interested in the mod I've done to mine. I was never happy with the position of the vol, tone & jack so I moved the jack to the side, moved the tone to where t ...
  Topic: European made lapsteels
Stephen Baker

Replies: 29
Views: 11591

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Jan 2014 3:56 pm   Subject: European made lapsteels
As I understand it, Europe is a geographical continent, the EU is a political union. The Americas (north & south) are continents, The USA is a political union. Russia, and a large part of the form ...
  Topic: 8 string pick up covers and 3D printers
Stephen Baker

Replies: 2
Views: 796

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jan 2014 5:23 pm   Subject: 8 string pick up covers and 3D printers
I don’t really understand the technology behind it and I know the hardware is currently expensive but I saw something on TV the other night about 3D printers. Could this solve the Stringmaster 8 str ...
  Topic: Newbie with a six string
Stephen Baker

Replies: 11
Views: 2782

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jan 2014 5:07 pm   Subject: Newbie with a six string
cartoonishThe temptation for a newbie is to slide around a lot. DON’T! Play a chord, kill it, re position, play it. Then maybe try coming in from a semitone (fret) below or above. Steve
  Topic: Newbie with a six string
Stephen Baker

Replies: 11
Views: 2782

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jan 2014 5:00 pm   Subject: Newbie with a six string
Ditto the above advice, especially Ron’s about the tone control. Also try a heavier string gauge. Those budget steels tend to be a short scale length and a bit more metal in the equation can make a ...
  Topic: History of Hawiian Guitar - Bob Brozman
Stephen Baker

Replies: 19
Views: 3883

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Dec 2013 3:44 pm   Subject: History of Hawiian Guitar - Bob Brozman
we have a lot of them over here too
I think what James was referring to here is that over here in th UK there are currently a lot of high profile members of the entertainment business under investig ...
  Topic: Blend pot turn srews( wheels) ??????
Stephen Baker

Replies: 1
Views: 644

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 29 May 2013 1:14 pm   Subject: Blend pot turn srews( wheels) ??????
Hi Michael,I bought a couple of these a few years backhttp://www.armadilloguitar.com/shopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_4&products_id=19 I might still have one knocking around, ...
 
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