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  Topic: A Bigsby with 6 necks?
Tom Young

Replies: 20
Views: 918

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 May 2019 8:06 pm   Subject: A Bigsby with 6 necks?
Built for at least 8 necks...might be overkill on 6. Works best on really....Really slow ballads.
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  Topic: Bob Dunn transcribed
Tom Young

Replies: 16
Views: 935

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 May 2019 9:18 am   Subject: Bob Dunn transcribed
In case it says "502 Bad Gateway" when trying to open remove the https:// and reload. Worked for me!
  Topic: Stringmaster volume between necks
Tom Young

Replies: 16
Views: 523

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 May 2019 6:01 am   Subject: Stringmaster volume between necks
(Edited to remove wrong wiring diagram)

One way to test pickup with multimeter set to 20k ohms
- Plug in to lap steel, make sure volume is on
- probes per the pic (you can hold probes to jack)
- ...
  Topic: How old are you?
Tom Young

Replies: 263
Views: 33339

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 1 May 2019 5:01 pm   Subject: How old are you?
Deck o' Cards here at 52 and finally growing into my two favorite age quotes (as I remember or misremember them as)

- A man is only as old as the woman he feels. Groucho Marx

- I may not be as g ...
  Topic: Broke a Tuning Machine on Gibson Grande - Ideas to Replace?
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 457

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 May 2019 3:27 pm   Subject: Broke a Tuning Machine on Gibson Grande - Ideas to Replace?
Thanks George. I am definitely looking for bass side tuner. Most likely purchase a set of Sta-Tites and use 'em as I need 'em.
  Topic: Magnatone Q & A + My Favorite Guitar Dating Website!
Tom Young

Replies: 0
Views: 193

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 May 2019 7:21 am   Subject: Magnatone Q & A + My Favorite Guitar Dating Website!
I just adopted my first Magnatone! She's got all her fingers and toes and I'll call her fretboard "freckled" - and that's a good thing! Here's her stats for those like me who couldn't readil ...
  Topic: Broke a Tuning Machine on Gibson Grande - Ideas to Replace?
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 457

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Apr 2019 7:20 am   Subject: Broke a Tuning Machine on Gibson Grande - Ideas to Replace?
It just dawned on me as I search around looking for a replacement that these sure look like they were cut from in-line or single plate tuners which would explain the straight and angled cuts. Any pics ...
  Topic: Broke a Tuning Machine on Gibson Grande - Ideas to Replace?
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 457

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Apr 2019 1:07 pm   Subject: Broke a Tuning Machine on Gibson Grande - Ideas to Replace?
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/17317_IMAG2116_1.jpg

---> <---- this close to bringing the Frankenstein GGC back from the dead when crack...I busted a tuning peg. Dang.

Anyone ...
  Topic: Vorson SL-100E vs gretsch g5700
Tom Young

Replies: 7
Views: 444

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Apr 2019 10:53 am   Subject: Vorson SL-100E vs gretsch g5700
John,

I bought the Vorson back in Nov '18 and have finally come around to some appreciation of it. Although I've been a musician for 25+ years I am a newbie to lap steel so take this for what it's ...
  Topic: Fender 1000 Wiring Question
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 363

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Apr 2019 12:02 pm   Subject: Fender 1000 Wiring Question
Thanks Chris,

What was most interesting to me is that there were NO jumper wires per all of the diagrams I have seen which makes me think it was wired in an either/or configuration, so: Neck or Bri ...
  Topic: Fender 1000 Wiring Question
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 363

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Apr 2019 11:54 am   Subject: Fender 1000 Wiring Question
Just when I thought I was done with my 1960 Fender 1000 rebuild... the electric bugaboo bit me. I thought I had taken plenty of pics beforehand...I guess not.

So it did sound great before although ...
  Topic: The One Tone Bar to Rule Them All: Tonebarosaurus!
Tom Young

Replies: 7
Views: 852

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Apr 2019 8:00 pm   Subject: The One Tone Bar to Rule Them All: Tonebarosaurus!
OK, I give...what is that really?

Saw it at my local hot rod shop...I think it's a $45 tailpipe accessory (don't insert proctologist joke here). I am old enough to remember muffler shops that " ...
  Topic: Learning "where the music lays on the fretboard" ?
Tom Young

Replies: 3
Views: 473

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Apr 2019 2:31 pm   Subject: Learning "where the music lays on the fretboard" ?
Brilliant! Thanks - that was exactly what I was looking for (and I knew somehow Mike Neer would be in the mix)
  Topic: The One Tone Bar to Rule Them All: Tonebarosaurus!
Tom Young

Replies: 7
Views: 852

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Apr 2019 12:04 pm   Subject: The One Tone Bar to Rule Them All: Tonebarosaurus!
Remember the scene in Spinal Tap where the supposedly 14-foot high Stonehenge was lowered on to the stage and was only 14 inches? This is the bizarro world version of that! 7.2 oz became 72 lbs and 8- ...
  Topic: Learning "where the music lays on the fretboard" ?
Tom Young

Replies: 3
Views: 473

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Apr 2019 1:26 pm   Subject: Learning "where the music lays on the fretboard" ?
My question is in regards to something I just read in a post by Paul Franklin: "Why not learn the fretboard knowing where everything is found that relates to the two basic triads for chord constr ...
  Topic: Gibson Console Grande-sters Unite!!!
Tom Young

Replies: 32
Views: 1732

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Jan 2019 5:09 pm   Subject: Gibson Console Grande-sters Unite!!!
Is there an award for "What The Hell Hapn'd There?" or "Ouch, That's Gotta Hurt"?

Nothing that angle iron, Arkansas chrome and new bridges can't fix! Even junkyard dogs deserve ...
  Topic: Fender lap steel questions
Tom Young

Replies: 5
Views: 574

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Jan 2019 4:19 pm   Subject: Fender lap steel questions
Scott, check what they've sold for recently on Ebay and Reverb. Search completed sales.
  Topic: Red Rogue Lap Steel on Sale
Tom Young

Replies: 20
Views: 1202

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Jan 2019 2:18 pm   Subject: Red Rogue Lap Steel on Sale
I grabbed one as well - here on Monday. I am going to lengthen the scale and add a rail pickup and 7th string with one of these Steinberger-type tuners dead-center on the headstock (which is ridiculou ...
  Topic: Red Rogue Lap Steel on Sale
Tom Young

Replies: 20
Views: 1202

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Jan 2019 6:36 am   Subject: Red Rogue Lap Steel on Sale
Bill, here's a closeup of my Artisan (same as Rogue). It's maxed out, but having been around the cigar box scene for awhile it never ceases to amaze me what people invent. I'll probably pickup one jus ...
  Topic: Red Rogue Lap Steel on Sale
Tom Young

Replies: 20
Views: 1202

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Jan 2019 4:08 pm   Subject: Red Rogue Lap Steel on Sale
Just did the gb retrofit on my Rogue. Worked out great. I got the $20 kit, but made my own nut/bridge. The nut/bridge that came with the kit turned out to be excellent templates and I'm glad I went th ...
  Topic: Gibson BR-9 bridge cover
Tom Young

Replies: 5
Views: 591

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Jan 2019 8:04 am   Subject: Gibson BR-9 bridge cover
Is that an 8-string pickup on a 6-string? or mounting screw holes?
  Topic: Looking for info about this vintage Fender Champ
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 1156

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Jan 2019 7:28 am   Subject: Looking for info about this vintage Fender Champ
Eric, I just stripped a Fender 1000 down to bare word after it had been THICKLY repainted over original finish and was amazed that the pencil date remained! 8/60 shows up much better than pic reveals ...
  Topic: A good craftsman never blames his tools...my noob mistake.
Tom Young

Replies: 1
Views: 543

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Jan 2019 11:56 am   Subject: A good craftsman never blames his tools...my noob mistake.
I'm the new guy who was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, because after 25+ years of playing/teaching music and building things that make music - lap steel was getting the best of me. One of the f ...
  Topic: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 870

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Jan 2019 7:50 am   Subject: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
Looks like these.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-1950s-Fender-Stringmaster-1000-Double-Neck-Pedal-Steel-Guitar/153222260816?hash=item23acc22850:g:dHYAAOSwiHpaNUg9:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=true

I ju ...
  Topic: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 870

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Jan 2019 6:41 am   Subject: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
The pickups are early fender psg. They have a lovely tone with non pedal.

Thanks Don,

I began the teardown this week and measured the output of the pickups at 10.4 & 10.5, and I thought the ...
 
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