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  Topic: New Study: Findings Are Meaningless
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 1:11 pm   Subject: New Study: Findings Are Meaningless
Scientist: "My findings are meaningless if taken out of context."

Media: Scientist claims "Findings are meaningless."
  Topic: Overtuning (and Undertuning) an All-Pull Steel
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 1:00 pm   Subject: Overtuning (and Undertuning) an All-Pull Steel
One of the best posts I've seen. Thanks, Jon. Very Happy
  Topic: New Steel Design
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 12:57 pm   Subject: New Steel Design
Sure, nobody is getting filthy rich making pedal steels. But I mean a $100 starter instrument would be possible. I think that’s a great goal, the cost of getting into pedal steel makes a lot of peop ...
  Topic: New Steel Design
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Jan 2018 10:44 pm   Subject: New Steel Design
The cost of such an instrument could be shockingly low.

The cost of pedal steels is already shockingly low, considering the amount of labor and the high level of craftsmanship that goes into each o ...
  Topic: Lloyd and Jay Dee/Sweetheart of the Rodeo
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PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 20 Jan 2018 9:20 am   Subject: Lloyd and Jay Dee/Sweetheart of the Rodeo
My turntable sounds better than my CD player. Same amplifier. The turntable is an inexpensive but modern Pioneer and the CD player is a relatively expensive TEAC. Some old analog records sound better ...
  Topic: Old Pedal Steel Puzzle
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 19 Jan 2018 9:55 pm   Subject: Old Pedal Steel Puzzle
Nice. 55:52 Embarassed
  Topic: Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
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PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Jan 2018 8:08 pm   Subject: Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
This 1965 movie has lots of country music and classic steel guitar. Most of it is lip-sync performances, though.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21wox7
  Topic: Release Me
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Replies: 12
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PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Jan 2018 9:09 am   Subject: Release Me
Beautiful playing, William.
  Topic: Lever Copedent Help
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 9:24 pm   Subject: Re: Lever Copedent Help
I just bought my first steel today and the knee levers do not seem to match a lot of the resources I have found online. The first three levers only work on the E9 neck and the fourth only works on C6. ...
  Topic: Whats the average pay for steel player
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PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 14 Jan 2018 5:59 pm   Subject: Whats the average pay for steel player
The advantage of playing wineries is that people try to hide the fact that they're drunk, as opposed to bars where people try to show off how drunk they are.
  Topic: New Steel Design
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Jan 2018 9:17 pm   Subject: New Steel Design
You might enjoy this controller I designed some years ago.

https://b0b.com/wp/?p=1076
  Topic: SWSGA jam
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Replies: 3
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PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 13 Jan 2018 9:11 pm   Subject: SWSGA jam
Everyone knows, black guitars sound best. The tones coming off that stage were just incredible!
  Topic: Bob s C tuning
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 13 Jan 2018 5:52 pm   Subject: Bob s C tuning
After experimenting with it for a while, I switched to an F scale tuning. I found that it worked better with the high root tone of the scale on top. I had that tuning on my Sierra Olympic for about a ...
  Topic: 2018 SWSGA Show Highlights
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PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 13 Jan 2018 6:46 am   Subject: 2018 SWSGA Show Highlights
Still can't hear out of right ear, but no pain.

That kid was helping his mom at the jewelry booth next to us. His 10-year-old sister was more interested in steel than he was. Smile

Bill Tuason's p ...
  Topic: 2018 SWSGA Show Highlights
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PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 12 Jan 2018 9:07 pm   Subject: 2018 SWSGA Show Highlights
I'm not much of a photographer, but here are a few pics I snapped today at SWSGA.


https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/1283_IMG_0194_1_1.jpg
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/12 ...
  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
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Replies: 140
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Jan 2018 9:02 pm   Subject: Sierra Steel Guitars
Sierras at SWSGA (mine's in front!)

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/1283_IMG_0197_1.jpg
  Topic: Today's so-called Country Music
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PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 9 Jan 2018 5:59 pm   Subject: Today's so-called Country Music
My sister moved to South Carolina. She can do that sweet little old southern lady accent like a native now. It's a riot! Then she switches back to Pittsburghese. "Jeet jet?" Smile
  Topic: Today's so-called Country Music
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PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 9 Jan 2018 12:33 pm   Subject: Today's so-called Country Music
75% of the modern country hits use the same chord progression: 1 5 6m 4, usually four times in a row.

The bands I play with around here are folk-rock or "Americana" as it's called today. ...
  Topic: Another E-bay oddity,,,,,,,,,,
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 9 Jan 2018 9:12 am   Subject: Another E-bay oddity,,,,,,,,,,
Please keep to the pedal steel topic. Oh Well
  Topic: Schedule - 2018 SWSGA Steel Guitar Show
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PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 8 Jan 2018 4:05 pm   Subject: Schedule - 2018 SWSGA Steel Guitar Show
I'm driving. Can't risk flying.
  Topic: Schedule - 2018 SWSGA Steel Guitar Show
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PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 8 Jan 2018 9:27 am   Subject: Schedule - 2018 SWSGA Steel Guitar Show
I'm sorry to say that due to a ruptured eardrum, I won't be able to perform. I can't hear out of my right ear, and I'm nervous about the sound pressure on stage.

I'll be there, though, helping Ross ...
  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
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Replies: 140
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Jan 2018 9:12 am   Subject: Sierra Steel Guitars
True Tone is the stock pickup on the new Sierras. I wanted a humbucker, so I have a Telonics in mine. Very happy with it.
  Topic: SWSGA 2018 Show (Mesa, Arizona)
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PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 6 Jan 2018 9:53 am   Subject: SWSGA 2018 Show (Mesa, Arizona)
I will be there helping Ross Shafer in the Sierra booth. I'm supposed to play a set, but I ruptured my eardrum last week. If I'm still half deaf (which is likely), I'll have to beg off. Sad

I'm b ...
  Topic: Unreleased Originals
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PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 6 Jan 2018 9:33 am   Subject: Unreleased Originals
I did this project a few years ago for a company called Style Trax, and then they evaporated. All songs were on my 8-string Desert Rose except "Country Fryd", which is a Fender 1000.

http ...
  Topic: Voltage
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 3 Jan 2018 10:08 pm   Subject: Voltage
You guys are the current specialists. Myself, I finally got rid of that nasty electrical charge I was carrying around. Now I'm ex-static.
 
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