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  Topic: Jeffran Music
Will Cowell

Replies: 44
Views: 7870

PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 11 Aug 2018 7:35 am   Subject: Jeffran Music
I placed my order for $195 worth of materials on June 30th. Nothing received, no 50% off, and no replies to emails.

Massively disappointed!
  Topic: Jeffran College Ordering
Will Cowell

Replies: 10
Views: 4019

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Aug 2018 4:29 am   Subject: Jeffran no-show
I have read what Bradshaw Pack said, but I cannot be the only one still having problems a year on, after this was supposed to have been sorted out.

I ordered nigh-on $200 worth of materials. I hav ...
  Topic: Possible solution to my lousy VP technique
Will Cowell

Replies: 14
Views: 2741

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 30 Mar 2018 4:22 am   Subject: Possible solution to my lousy VP technique
I have struggled to get some kind of VP technique for best part of 8 years and I feel I still have not got my right foot educated. I know about the initial fade-in of the note so as to get a softer, ...
  Topic: Justice Steel Guitars, The Latest
Will Cowell

Replies: 8
Views: 1825

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Mar 2018 11:01 am   Subject: Justice Steel Guitars, The Latest
As a lawyer, I really should be playing one of these beauties. It just seems so appropriate - and I've heard so many good things about the tone and general playability. But we don't earn what a US l ...
  Topic: Autumn Leaves for E9
Will Cowell

Replies: 8
Views: 1369

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Mar 2018 10:01 am   Subject: Autumn Leaves for E9
Tim, I've never heard of the Real Book - the structure I know is "verse, chorus, instrumental, verse, chorus,repeat last 2 lines and out". I usually play it in Dm, if you have an Em backing ...
  Topic: Autumn Leaves for E9
Will Cowell

Replies: 8
Views: 1369

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Mar 2018 5:44 am   Subject: Autumn Leaves backing track?
I love this song, Tim, and plan to play it this summer over here at one of the steel festivals, but I'm looking for a decent backing track. I would really appreciate any help you could give, the stuf ...
  Topic: Bar Noise Cure
Will Cowell

Replies: 2
Views: 1224

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Jul 2017 1:00 pm   Subject: Bar Noise Cure
My thoughts exactly Jeff. I thought my BJS bar was good, slick and quiet, until I got my Eezzee-Slide. The drag reduction was very marked, and it is QUIET!!

Basil's bar is the best I have ever tr ...
  Topic: Best Neck for Blues
Will Cowell

Replies: 11
Views: 2214

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 Jun 2017 1:13 am   Subject: Best Neck for Blues
Why throw a switch? With a Universal tuning you just do it, no action needed to prepare for it.
  Topic: Raising the E's
Will Cowell

Replies: 28
Views: 5279

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jun 2017 3:05 am   Subject: Raising the E's
The E's lower and E's raise are really, really useful, Steve, for a variety of chords and scale notes. It's worth remembering that the steel community would not have stuck to them if they were not wo ...
  Topic: My first build near cpmpletion
Will Cowell

Replies: 11
Views: 2029

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jun 2017 6:13 am   Subject: My first build near cpmpletion
Lovely work! Did you do all the machining as well? Do you have a presence on the builders' forum?
  Topic: Tuning for a new player with a 14 string
Will Cowell

Replies: 11
Views: 1985

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Jun 2017 5:16 am   Subject: Tuning for a new player with a 14 string
I think I'm with Lane, Warren. I started with a 10 stringer but moved to a U12 three years ago or so. There was a short period of hitting the wrong strings, but I am glad I have the extra strings. ...
  Topic: Day Copedant?
Will Cowell

Replies: 45
Views: 7409

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jun 2017 4:02 am   Subject: Day Copedant?
I always like it when somebody backs up an assertion with facts, because there is a good reason for the assertion that we can all see. With that in mind, I'd have to take issue with Tony Glassman.
...
  Topic: Day Copedant?
Will Cowell

Replies: 45
Views: 7409

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 6 Jun 2017 6:02 am   Subject: Day Copedant?
I use the Day setup too, for all the reasons set out very ably above. I tried the Emmons setup, but changed after about 6 months, it gave my left ankle a better time of it.

I have the knee levers ...
  Topic: Home built pedal steel guitars
Will Cowell

Replies: 12
Views: 4849

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jun 2017 9:59 pm   Subject: Home built pedal steel guitars
Ian Rae, I paid him the compliment of assuming he would know how to navigate a web forum. My post alerted him to its existence. It's difficult to imagine anyone interested in steel not knowing about ...
  Topic: Home built pedal steel guitars
Will Cowell

Replies: 12
Views: 4849

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Jun 2017 5:22 am   Subject: Home built pedal steel guitars
http://steelguitarbuilder.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4
  Topic: CLOSE Post
Will Cowell

Replies: 24
Views: 6110

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 26 May 2017 1:25 am   Subject: CLOSE Post
Especially after Damir's recent experience...!
  Topic: Sold please close
Will Cowell

Replies: 26
Views: 11858

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 19 May 2017 6:07 am   Subject: Sold please close
That is one beautiful steel, so nice to look at in white. My U14 keyless is blue, about the same vintage, also built by Bill Stafford. It's my long term project for when I get the courage to make th ...
  Topic: Compensators on E9th Neck
Will Cowell

Replies: 31
Views: 6425

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 19 May 2017 5:32 am   Subject: Compensators on E9th Neck
I love my Williams 700 U12 but my 6th string is out when I use the A pedal to raise 5 & 9. It sounds bad enough that I had to devise an extra pull which raises 6 just a tad. I'm not convinced by ...
  Topic: Bullet Cables
Will Cowell

Replies: 9
Views: 1937

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 12 May 2017 9:28 am   Subject: Bullet Cables
I seem to have offended you, Erv. I'm sorry.
  Topic: Bullet Cables
Will Cowell

Replies: 9
Views: 1937

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 12 May 2017 7:52 am   Subject: Bullet Cables
Yes, Erv, a bad cable can be microphonic *and* contribute to "tone suck" by having excessive capacity, and a good one will stand on its own merits. But all my researches indicate that the o ...
  Topic: ttt
Will Cowell

Replies: 4
Views: 1795

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 12 May 2017 6:29 am   Subject: ttt
Sounds like this steel is set up Jimmy Day style. Wish I was over there to take a look at it, would like a GFI U12.
  Topic: Loud thump when turning amp on
Will Cowell

Replies: 19
Views: 8164

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 12 May 2017 6:28 am   Subject: Loud thump when turning amp on
Hmmm, I though *everyone* turned their amp gain down to zero before switch-on or switch-off, or before connecting/disconnecting instruments or other equipment.

It's a valuable discipline, and avoid ...
  Topic: Bullet Cables
Will Cowell

Replies: 9
Views: 1937

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 12 May 2017 6:22 am   Subject: Bullet Cables
I was an electronics engineer for many years. I did not then, and do not now, accept that the presence of oxygen in or on a copper wire affects its ability to carry signals - including phase delay an ...
  Topic: Backing track: help please?
Will Cowell

Replies: 7
Views: 2101

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 11 May 2017 5:40 am   Subject: Backing track: help please?
Thank you to everybody who has sent me tracks, I have what I'm looking for, and am very grateful. What a wonderful community ours is.
  Topic: List all the Pedal Steels you have owned
Will Cowell

Replies: 117
Views: 27768

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 May 2017 3:19 am   Subject: List all the Pedal Steels you have owned
Oh boy.... I've only been bitten by the bug for ten years, so:

Carter Starter, leading quickly to
Marlen D10 pull-release (c.1975?)then
Curnow SD10 (English build)
Williams 700 U12 (a keeper)
W ...
 
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