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  Topic: Show off your steel ! (Pros too)
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PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Feb 2018 11:34 am   Subject: 2017 Sierra S-10 prototype
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  Topic: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Feb 2018 11:05 am   Subject: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
On traditonal C6 it belongs on the right knee, but on a uni it has to go on the vertical as the right knee is otherwise engaged (literally). I have two verticals: LKV also lowers 9 (equivalent of E9 ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar Jigsaw Puzzles - Shot & Donna!
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 17 Feb 2018 9:56 pm   Subject: Steel Guitar Jigsaw Puzzles - Shot & Donna!
19:44 - that Baldwin amp was my first steel amp!
  Topic: Lessons Learned (recent bad experience)
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PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 17 Feb 2018 2:11 pm   Subject: Lessons Learned (recent bad experience)
I must point out that most disagreements in our Classified Ads can be resolved to both members' satisfaction. Mark rightfully did not call out the other member by name, and the issue was ultimately s ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar Jigsaw Puzzles - Shot & Donna!
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Replies: 68
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 16 Feb 2018 8:35 pm   Subject: Steel Guitar Jigsaw Puzzles - Shot & Donna!
38:42 - this one barely fit on my screen. I need a dual monitor system. I can justify the expense because it was posted on The Steel Guitar Forum! Evil Twisted
  Topic: Should I Buy an Emmons Push/Pull? - What's the Real Scoop?
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Feb 2018 9:01 am   Subject: Raises win on a push-pull
While you don't have split tuning, you have a unique feature that no other changer has: "raises win". This gives you some interesting effects that you can't get on other guitars.

For exam ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar Jigsaw Puzzles - Shot & Donna!
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Replies: 68
Views: 2921

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 9:52 pm   Subject: Re: Tommy White: 100 proof steel, aged 15 years
26:19

I like color pictures with steel guitars in them.
  Topic: Should I Buy an Emmons Push/Pull? - What's the Real Scoop?
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 9:22 pm   Subject: Should I Buy an Emmons Push/Pull? - What's the Real Scoop?
I didn't like having to reach under the guitar to tune my F lever. It's tricky when you have multiple raise notes on a string. To some people it's no big deal.

Also, Emmons guitars are just too bi ...
  Topic: Amp Covers, Guitar Covers, etc.
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PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 9:06 pm   Subject: Re: Amp Covers, Guitar Covers, etc.
Since D2F Covers is no longer in business, who is producing amp covers, guitar covers, etc. now?

I get mine from Studio Slips. www.studioslips.com
  Topic: Ordered a new Sierra today
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 9:02 pm   Subject: Ordered a new Sierra today
Lookin' good! Cool
  Topic: Ancient Bb6 Copedents
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Feb 2018 11:53 pm   Subject: Ancient Bb6 Copedents
Idea
  Topic: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 14 Feb 2018 11:32 pm   Subject: Re: V lower
With my A & B I add the LKV (5th )and the E lower for a nice diminished chord.... Smile
If you don't lower your 10th string, it becomes the root of a 7b9 chord. Idea
  Topic: David Lee Watson
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PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 14 Feb 2018 5:10 pm   Subject: David Lee Watson
He was known as "D Watson" here on the forum, a member imported in our software change of August 1998. David lived in Marion, Indiana. I received this email from his son today:
On Wed, Feb ...
  Topic: want to buy 6 or 8 string pedal steel guitar
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PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 1:39 pm   Subject: want to buy 6 or 8 string pedal steel guitar
Check your Private Messages, Gene.
  Topic: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 12:07 pm   Subject: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
While the "X" lever (lowering B to A#) has many uses, I use it most often to get a scale note in the IV position (no pedals). For example, when playing a melody in the key of G at the 8th f ...
  Topic: Artsy Fartsy Jigsaw
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 11:54 am   Subject: Artsy Fartsy Jigsaw
Nice, b0b. She's very talented!
They both are. Marilyn's coloring is amazing!

Shoshanah's coloring books and writings can be found on Amazon:
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  Topic: Artsy Fartsy Jigsaw
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 10:53 am   Subject: Artsy Fartsy Jigsaw
My daughter (Shoshanah Marohn) draws and publishes coloring books. She has a Facebook group for her fans called https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/1283_ArtsyFartsy_1.jpg

My time was 25:49 ...
  Topic: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 9:27 am   Subject: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
As for moving the G lever to LKV, most players today lower their 6th string G# to F# on that lever instead of raising the 7th string F# to G. That change, along with the 1st string raise, would be ver ...
  Topic: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 9:11 am   Subject: Why IMO the B to Bb change does not belong on the vertical.
I have my E raises on LKL and my E lowers on RKL. These are pure reflex positions for me - I've had them there for 25 years. There is no position for the B lower lever that can be combined with both ...
  Topic: Winnie Winston - Wanted For Steeling
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PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 12 Feb 2018 12:42 pm   Subject: Winnie Winston - Wanted For Steeling
I haven't heard it yet, but I want it! There's a new CD out of Winnie Winston's early recordings.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/1283_winston_1.jpg

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  Topic: The Decibel (dB) Scale & Audio Rules 101
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PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 12 Feb 2018 10:34 am   Subject: The Decibel (dB) Scale & Audio Rules 101
Fun fact: the word "preamp" was first used in print in 1949, according to [url=https://www.merriam-webster.com/time-traveler/1949]Mirriam-Webster.
  Topic: One speaker or two?
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PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 12 Feb 2018 8:14 am   Subject: One speaker or two?
... But to create a full planar wave generally a line of speakers at least 6 feet or 2 meters long is required. With a planar wave sound intensities drop off with distance half as much as a spherical ...
  Topic: One speaker or two?
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PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 Feb 2018 9:32 pm   Subject: One speaker or two?
You say potato, I say banana.
  Topic: The Decibel (dB) Scale & Audio Rules 101
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PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 Feb 2018 10:07 am   Subject: The Decibel (dB) Scale & Audio Rules 101
I ran across this very informative article about amplifier power and loudness. It's geared towards home audio, but the science is the same for live music.

Every doubling of power is another +3dB o ...
  Topic: One speaker or two?
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PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 Feb 2018 9:41 am   Subject: One speaker or two?
Two speakers from the same wattage will be +3db louder.
I've never heard that before. I know that when you add a speaker in parallel, the impedance drops and the wattage increases, making it louder. ...
 
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