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  Topic: 7 String options?
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PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Jan 2020 8:08 pm   Subject: 7 String options?
That makes more sense! Mr. Green
  Topic: 7 String options?
b0b

Replies: 37
Views: 6581

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Jan 2020 6:54 pm   Subject: 7 String options?
This afternoon I went with a “what-the-heck-why-not” tuning...

D (high)
F#
A
D
F#
B
D (low)

Wow! For the first time I didn’t find the 6 to be awkward. It just seemed to be wherever I ...
  Topic: My Boogie Amplifier Makeover
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Replies: 18
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PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 17 Jan 2020 5:08 pm   Subject: My Boogie Amplifier Makeover
My original Boogie MKII had an EVM-12 speaker. Weighed a lot! In the 90s I got a Mesa Maverick amp and put an Alnico Tone Tubby in it, with another in an extension cab. I think that the Maverick pream ...
  Topic: Direct box instead of micing the amp to PA
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Replies: 28
Views: 1215

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Jan 2020 9:47 am   Subject: Direct box instead of micing the amp to PA
A lot of this comes down to "can you afford a sound man". Most gigs I play we cannot. Furthermore can you trust his judgment. In small venues, I've heard some pretty amazing seasoned musicia ...
  Topic: My Boogie Amplifier Makeover
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Replies: 18
Views: 725

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 14 Jan 2020 12:01 am   Subject: Re: My Boogie Amplifier Makeover
..... i sent the chassis out to the Boogie folks, who went through the amp, made suggestions, replaced a few things to make it 100% steel guitar friendly. I am curious....what EXACTLY did Boogie chan ...
  Topic: Microsoft Support for Windows 7 Ends January 14, 2020
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Replies: 7
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PostForum Section: Computers   Posted: 13 Jan 2020 11:47 pm   Subject: Microsoft Support for Windows 7 Ends January 14, 2020
Windows Live Mail for Windows 7 stopped working with Gmail IMAP last summer. I spent over an hour today trying to fix it (as I did back then), but it's pretty hopeless. Apparently W7 doesn't support ...
  Topic: Yet Another Tuning Question
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Replies: 9
Views: 934

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Jan 2020 11:34 pm   Subject: Yet Another Tuning Question
I brought this particular thread back to life because I’ve now got my 7 string Rickenbacker B7 tuned to a similar D6
DABDF#AD
Try lowering your low A to G sometime. Mr. Green Or F# Whoa!
  Topic: Yet Another Tuning Question
b0b

Replies: 9
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PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Jan 2020 11:27 pm   Subject: Re: Yet Another Tuning Question
Some months ago I “invented” a new tuning for myself, G B D F# A D. Of course thanks to b0b and others here, I soon learned that my invention was far from original and was a Gmaj9 Tuning, sometime ...
  Topic: 1970 miller d10
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Replies: 12
Views: 989

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Jan 2020 11:52 pm   Subject: 1970 miller d10
Please post pictures of the changer and underside so that we can better evaluate what you have there.
  Topic: Advantages of Lowering G#'s to G
b0b

Replies: 23
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jan 2020 12:43 pm   Subject: Advantages of Lowering G#'s to G
I've never seen an advantage on the 3rd string. You have that note on the 1st string when you need it.

b0b, did you mean if the lower was a whole step, not the half step G# to G? I only play U12 E ...
  Topic: Advantages of Lowering G#'s to G
b0b

Replies: 23
Views: 1631

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Jan 2020 7:53 am   Subject: Advantages of Lowering G#'s to G
I've never seen an advantage on the 3rd string. You have that note on the 1st string when you need it.

On the 6th string, most people have a lever that lowers it to F#. A tuneable split with the B ...
  Topic: Please Tips for BIAB
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Replies: 11
Views: 478

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 2 Jan 2020 3:46 pm   Subject: Please Tips for BIAB
The software instruments in GarageBand are definitely better, and they also allow you to add effects. GB gives you full control over panning and volume automation for mixing. Another big plus is the a ...
  Topic: Please Tips for BIAB
b0b

Replies: 11
Views: 478

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 1 Jan 2020 10:36 pm   Subject: Please Tips for BIAB
Here are some songs that I did using that method (BIAB Arrow MIDI file Arrow GarageBand): https://soundcloud.com/b0b/sets/rhythm-tracks-1
  Topic: Direct box instead of micing the amp to PA
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Replies: 28
Views: 1215

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 1 Jan 2020 3:24 pm   Subject: Direct box instead of micing the amp to PA
I still prefer an amp with speakers but with most of the money gigs using in ears a full amp is not needed.

They're really going overboard with the in ear monitors these days. I saw a guy singing o ...
  Topic: Musicians in Nashville robbed at gunpoint
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Replies: 16
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PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 31 Dec 2019 10:23 am   Subject: Musicians in Nashville robbed at gunpoint
Topic closed.
  Topic: Band in Virginia Needs a Steel Guitarist
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Replies: 0
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PostForum Section: Jobs   Posted: 31 Dec 2019 8:18 am   Subject: Band in Virginia Needs a Steel Guitarist
received via email:
Established band since 2012 located out of the Fredericksburg/Richmond VA area seeks steel guitar player for 2020. Bookings vary from one to four times a month, usually on Saturd ...
  Topic: Forum Donation Challenge Eminence EPS-15C
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Replies: 1
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PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 30 Dec 2019 8:32 pm   Subject: Forum Donation Challenge Eminence EPS-15C
Donation received. Thanks, Danny. Smile
  Topic: Lap Steel - Best Alternative to E tuning
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Replies: 10
Views: 737

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Dec 2019 8:49 am   Subject: Lap Steel - Best Alternative to E tuning
E6th will keep you at the same fret positions and give you minor chords. You'll need thinner strings, though.

Low to High: E G# B C# E G#

The C# note is the equivalent of the 1st pedal on your ...
  Topic: Amp for sale
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Replies: 2
Views: 708

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 29 Dec 2019 9:50 pm   Subject: Amp for sale
Please post details in the [url=https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewforum.php?f=17]For Sale: Amps and Accessories section.
  Topic: Please Tips for BIAB
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Replies: 11
Views: 478

PostForum Section: Band-in-a-Box   Posted: 29 Dec 2019 4:39 pm   Subject: Please Tips for BIAB
I export BIAB files as MIDI and pull them into GarageBand to get the good sounds.
  Topic: p/p push/release all pull ??? CHANGER question
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Replies: 15
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Dec 2019 10:17 am   Subject: p/p push/release all pull ??? CHANGER question
The pull-release discussion has been split out to a new topic: https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=352864
  Topic: Pull-Release
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Replies: 9
Views: 392

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Dec 2019 8:53 am   Subject: Pull-Release
Pull-release isn't simple to tune if you want a fairly modern copedent. Here are some instructions I wrote up for a Marlen that I reconditioned last year. It had three pedals (CBA) and 3 levers (Eb, F ...
  Topic: Pull-Release
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Replies: 9
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Dec 2019 8:39 am   Subject: Pull-Release
Russ Wever's Bing links are actually images on the Forum's server. Here they are without the redirection:

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1205/2419_PR_Open_2.jpg

https://bb.steelguitarfor ...
  Topic: Direct box instead of micing the amp to PA
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Replies: 28
Views: 1215

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 28 Dec 2019 9:32 pm   Subject: Direct box instead of micing the amp to PA
I always think of the speaker as an important part of my instrument's tone. A direct box doesn't capture that; a microphone does.

That said, I've heard recordings off the board and my steel tone is ...
  Topic: Bob Lee
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Replies: 3
Views: 665

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 26 Dec 2019 10:42 pm   Subject: Re: Bob Lee
bob, I keep getting a friend request from you. Is this legitimate ?
On Facebook, yes, if you are Bud.
 
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