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  Topic: The One Tone Bar to Rule Them All: Tonebarosaurus!
Tom Young

Replies: 7
Views: 660

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: 357

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: 660

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: 357

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: 1604

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: 538

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: 1085

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: 1085

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: 1085

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: 557

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: 1118

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: 517

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: 808

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: 808

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 ...
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Tom Young

Replies: 26
Views: 1846

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jan 2019 4:29 pm   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?


After much thought I realized I'd broken one of my main principles: Respect what the instrument is and isn't. I was trying to transfer guitar skills to lap steel; Travis picking, boom-chick, slide ...
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Tom Young

Replies: 26
Views: 1846

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jan 2019 8:12 am   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Thank you to everyone who's given me an amazing insight to your philosophy of the instrument and what feels like a roadmap. I do wish there was a Like button or a way to show how important your respon ...
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Tom Young

Replies: 26
Views: 1846

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jan 2019 9:17 pm   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
I figured there's a few hundred years of combined experience on this forum, so no better place to ask and I hope I can do the question justice and not be too philosophical but: Where does the essence ...
  Topic: The Only Steel Player in Space? Blind WJ
Tom Young

Replies: 17
Views: 1245

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Dec 2018 9:18 am   Subject: The Only Steel Player in Space? Blind WJ
As far as I'm concerned, if you can fret the instrument, you aren't playing steel guitar. And judging from the fact that the forum to my knowledge has zero questions about playing bottleneck and zer ...
  Topic: Lap Steel For Christmas - Where should I start?
Tom Young

Replies: 10
Views: 1147

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Dec 2018 9:50 am   Subject: Lap Steel For Christmas - Where should I start?
Chad,

As a lap steel-neophyte with an other instrument background I have been finding lots of cool stuff in addition to my own cheat sheets that I hope other newbies find helpful. ( Brad, if there' ...
  Topic: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 808

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Dec 2018 7:09 am   Subject: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
Emmons maybe

Thanks. Just checked the Emmons LS-8 and TrueTone TT-8...so close but they use 3-ply bwb on the faceplate. The pups on mine are solid black, polished plastic. The Emmons is the first I ...
  Topic: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 808

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Dec 2018 4:20 pm   Subject: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
oh and that lovely golden patina on the players-side is a slight case of the mange from the inside of case. New-car smell it ain't...that's for sure.
  Topic: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
Tom Young

Replies: 9
Views: 808

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Dec 2018 4:16 pm   Subject: Can You ID This 8 String P/U? Fender 1000-Neutered
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/17317_Pickup_1.jpg
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/17317_sl1600_6_1.jpg

Just picked up another rescue dog. @59' Fender 1000, de-pedaled and ...
  Topic: The Only Steel Player in Space? Blind WJ
Tom Young

Replies: 17
Views: 1245

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Dec 2018 6:30 am   Subject: The Only Steel Player in Space? Blind WJ
Its not that bottleneck isn't interesting music. Its just that it is not steel guitar. Steel is often played without sliding. Likewise, pedal-guitar doesn't belong here either, and I notice pedals on ...
  Topic: Rick T8 - "The Trailer Park Model" Gets Foamed. Gently.
Tom Young

Replies: 2
Views: 621

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Dec 2018 10:02 pm   Subject: Rick T8 - "The Trailer Park Model" Gets Foamed. Gently.
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/17317_Rick_508_3x8_Foamy_1.jpg

Reading Mike Neer's interview with Lee Jeffries these were referred to as the “trailer park model”–the 507 LINK: ht ...
  Topic: Al Sydnor's Fender 1000 - Restore or Play as Lap Steel?
Tom Young

Replies: 11
Views: 662

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Dec 2018 4:36 pm   Subject: Al Sydnor's Fender 1000 - Restore or Play as Lap Steel?
Just like a old car, at some point, a pedal guitar's just not worth fixing. It's too big, too heavy, and too bulky to be anything but a pedal steel, and there are plenty of multi-neck steels already ...
 
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