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  Topic: "Hank Williams Revisited" Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Ted Duross

Replies: 2
Views: 380

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 3:39 am   Subject: "Hank Williams Revisited" Kingston, Ontario, Canada
This really made me want to work on my Don Helms' licks. Nice playing!

Looks like it'll be an interesting show.
  Topic: A few lap steels at Carter Vintage in Nashville
Ted Duross

Replies: 27
Views: 2140

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Jan 2018 11:12 am   Subject: A few lap steels at Carter Vintage in Nashville
Here's a follow up on this. It's from a post to the Squareneck Journal's FB page.

Cool things seem to just happen when you visit Nashville. I just stopped in Carter Guitars and they were busy unpac ...
  Topic: Free C6th arrangement & backing Track -
Ted Duross

Replies: 4
Views: 714

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Jan 2018 2:35 pm   Subject: Free C6th arrangement & backing Track -
Thanks so much, Andy.
This song has such a wonderful rhythm.
I've whiled away a very pleasant winter's afternoon with your arrangement.
I really enjoy the tonal leap in bars 35 36. Very pleasing to ...
  Topic: Beautiful Weissenborn playing & Interview - Sally Van Meter
Ted Duross

Replies: 5
Views: 619

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Dec 2017 2:44 pm   Subject: Beautiful Weissenborn playing & Interview - Sally Van Meter
The portion starting at 3:00 is wonderfully voice like! I've heard that term used before to describe dobro/slide guitar, but never heard it so clearly expressed.
  Topic: RIckenbacher Panda Purchase Questions
Ted Duross

Replies: 25
Views: 2109

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Oct 2017 10:06 am   Subject: RIckenbacher Panda Purchase Questions
Following up on Erv's suggestion about using epoxy, here's a thread from a few years back in which Rick Aiello gives detailed instructions on how to repair the bakelite bridge on a Rickenbacker 100. I ...
  Topic: Tenderly-YouTube video
Ted Duross

Replies: 9
Views: 732

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Oct 2017 3:29 am   Subject: Tenderly-YouTube video
That's really nice and your modified Century sounds great!
  Topic: Conqueror D8 possibly made by Guyatone?
Ted Duross

Replies: 11
Views: 1289

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Sep 2017 3:14 am   Subject: Conqueror D8 possibly made by Guyatone?
Just to follow up a bit more on the original question, here's a 'for sale' ad that's running presently in Quebec for a 6 string Guyatone Conqueror.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitare/quebec/guitare-l ...
  Topic: Finger Picks
Ted Duross

Replies: 52
Views: 5075

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Sep 2017 10:47 am   Subject: Finger Picks
Just a follow up on the discussion of Perfect Touch Picks from a little while back. After having listened to a few people express their appreciation for them I decided to order a pair. I’ve had them ...
  Topic: Pickup question for 1932 National Tricone Squareneck
Ted Duross

Replies: 27
Views: 3021

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Aug 2017 7:30 am   Subject: Pickup question for 1932 National Tricone Squareneck
If you haven't already come across it, Jimmy Heffernen has a demo using the Meyer's goose neck mic on a dobro. Not the same beast as a tricone but at least it'd give you some idea of the sound.

ht ...
  Topic: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Ted Duross

Replies: 21
Views: 2702

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Jun 2017 3:16 am   Subject: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
When you read the reviews on StewMac for these tuners you hear quite a few people who have had 'dropped right in' success with them. Especially for Martins from the 40s. There's even a 37 Rickenbacker ...
  Topic: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Ted Duross

Replies: 21
Views: 2702

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Jun 2017 11:55 am   Subject: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Hi, I just wanted to do an update on the replacement tuners question. I finally got around to installing new ones. I went with the “Golden Age Restoration Guitar Tuners” which a few people had rec ...
  Topic: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
Ted Duross

Replies: 9
Views: 1087

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 May 2017 2:48 pm   Subject: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
Hey, us Commonwealth players have got to stick together Very Happy
  Topic: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
Ted Duross

Replies: 9
Views: 1087

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 May 2017 2:58 am   Subject: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
This certainly sounds the way to go, Lee. I was worried that they might have been fully compressed but actually it looks like I’ll have some play on both sides once I get them freed up. I’m hoping ...
  Topic: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
Ted Duross

Replies: 9
Views: 1087

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Apr 2017 12:25 pm   Subject: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
I inspected the springs and as you'd suggested they’ve rusted up. I’ll work on freeing them. Thanks for the heads up!

I’m also hoping to adjust the ‘stagger’. Would I need to remove the m ...
  Topic: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
Ted Duross

Replies: 9
Views: 1087

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Apr 2017 1:23 pm   Subject: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
This is extremely helpful!
Lots of useful information.
Thanks for sharing your expertise.
  Topic: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
Ted Duross

Replies: 9
Views: 1087

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Apr 2017 2:37 am   Subject: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
That’s very helpful. Very much appreciated. I’ll try out your recommendations.

I wonder if you could elaborate a bit bit more on ‘manscaping’. Are you suggesting that it is possible to file ...
  Topic: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
Ted Duross

Replies: 9
Views: 1087

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Apr 2017 10:43 am   Subject: Rick B6 (Unable to turn Height adjustment screws)
I wonder if anyone could give me some advice about a Rick B6 I have. It has the T logo, so I’m presuming it dates from the late 40s. I purchased it about three months ago.

I’ve been having som ...
  Topic: Autumn Leaves in C6th
Ted Duross

Replies: 18
Views: 2648

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Mar 2017 3:21 am   Subject: Autumn Leaves in C6th
Thanks, Andy... I'm just getting started (about a year in) but I might as well aim high : )
  Topic: Rick B6 with Inconsistent String Spacings (Repairable?)
Ted Duross

Replies: 15
Views: 1897

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Jan 2017 4:21 am   Subject: Rick B6 with Inconsistent String Spacings (Repairable?)
Thanks, Bill.

I'm lucky with the string levels. Even though it appears to be a bit of a hack job in the cutting, actually the levels are bang on.

That's interesting to hear you mention that Rick ...
  Topic: Rick B6 with Inconsistent String Spacings (Repairable?)
Ted Duross

Replies: 15
Views: 1897

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Jan 2017 4:29 am   Subject: Rick B6 with Inconsistent String Spacings (Repairable?)
Hi Stuart,

Thanks for the encouraging words… I’ve gotten some good advice and a lot of food for thought from this and another thread.

Here’s what I’ve concluded. Filling the old slots wi ...
  Topic: Rick B6 with Inconsistent String Spacings (Repairable?)
Ted Duross

Replies: 15
Views: 1897

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Jan 2017 7:30 am   Subject: Rick B6 with Inconsistent String Spacings (Repairable?)
Thanks for doing that measure, Jack.

Perhaps both of our instruments came off the line early on a Monday morning (or else late on a Friday afternoon).

My thought exactly Very Happy
  Topic: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Ted Duross

Replies: 21
Views: 2702

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Jan 2017 7:19 am   Subject: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Yes, Erv, you're right. I've seen that mentioned in a couple of places.

http://plastiquarian.com/?page_id=14339

They seem to have used a number of different fillers in Bakelite including wood p ...
  Topic: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Ted Duross

Replies: 21
Views: 2702

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Jan 2017 4:31 am   Subject: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
if you should do any filing on the bakelite, do NOT breathe that stuff.
Mark, when you say this am I right in assuming that you are referring to the possible presence of asbestos? I'd be very curious ...
  Topic: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Ted Duross

Replies: 21
Views: 2702

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Jan 2017 12:15 pm   Subject: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Thanks George,

They look great... guitars and tuners both!

Good picture. I can easily make out how they had to shift the screw holes a bit.

I've got an order I'm planning to send into StewMac ...
  Topic: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Ted Duross

Replies: 21
Views: 2702

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Jan 2017 11:00 am   Subject: Replacement tuners for Ric B6
Hi Gary,

Just as a follow up on your post from September... Did you have any luck replacing the tuners on your B6. I recently picked up a B6 of a similar vintage and am contemplating doing the same ...
 
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