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  Topic: Tunings - straight up 440 for other (Newman settings, etc.
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Apr 2020 11:17 am   Subject: Tunings - straight up 440 for other (Newman settings, etc.
Buddy Emmons tuned his E9 straight 440, with a couple of very minor tweaks here and there. If I could find it, there's a column he did in Steel Guitarist magazine where he explained his journey around ...
  Topic: Jeffran Music and Melissa
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Replies: 26
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Apr 2020 11:20 pm   Subject: Jeffran Music and Melissa
I just want to say a few things:

Jeff Newman and I had a very good relationship. The last time I saw him, he was playing in the Carter booth at ISGC. He saw me, stopped playing, stood up and gave m ...
  Topic: Steel Guitar Case
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PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 2 Apr 2020 10:24 pm   Subject: Steel Guitar Case
Too small for my Sierra. Oh Well
  Topic: Does Anyone Use a Mesa Boogie Tube Amp for their Steel?
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Replies: 32
Views: 1066

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 1 Apr 2020 9:56 am   Subject: Does Anyone Use a Mesa Boogie Tube Amp for their Steel?
”I have a 12" Tone Tubby Alnico Hempcone in it, .”

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Which model Tone Tubby speaker did you use ?....Thanks....Jim
I don't know. I bought them from a factory employee about 15 years ...
  Topic: Early pedals
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Replies: 22
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Apr 2020 9:51 am   Subject: Early pedals
I can only imagine the wonderful tones they produced, looking at that picture. I want to play in a band like that! Mr. Green
  Topic: Hook Moore
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PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 31 Mar 2020 11:06 am   Subject: Hook Moore
We never met face-to-face, but Hook was always a positive influence online. So sorry to hear that he's gone. So sudden. Sad
  Topic: A carbon guitar becoming a weissenborn
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PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Mar 2020 7:05 am   Subject: A carbon guitar becoming a weissenborn
Very nice instrument. Are we listening to the acoustic sound, the electric sound, or a combination of both?
  Topic: Early pedals
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Replies: 22
Views: 1019

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Mar 2020 6:59 am   Subject: Early pedals
Are there any better pictures of this piece of steel guitar history?
  Topic: Does Anyone Use a Mesa Boogie Tube Amp for their Steel?
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Replies: 32
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PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 30 Mar 2020 4:17 pm   Subject: Does Anyone Use a Mesa Boogie Tube Amp for their Steel?
Mickey does indeed play through a 1981 MKIIB 15” combo, Simulclass, Rev, Graphic Hardwood, Road case..Smile
I believe that I built that amp. Mr. Green
  Topic: Procrastination Workshop
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 30 Mar 2020 11:37 am   Subject: Procrastination Workshop
We need an urgent workshop on how to procrastinate when you have endless time on your hands anyway.

When I say urgent....
Let's not be too hasty here...
  Topic: Classic LP Jigsaw Puzzles
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Replies: 200
Views: 31079

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 30 Mar 2020 10:28 am   Subject: Classic LP Jigsaw Puzzles
I already did that one. Laughing www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=2629b2553349
  Topic: Friends and Families Only, Please
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PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 30 Mar 2020 6:10 am   Subject: Friends and Families Only, Please
In light of the grim possibility that many famous people will succumb to COVID-19 this year, it seems necessary to remind forum members that this section of the forum is for remembrances of our own fa ...
  Topic: Other (Non-Steel) Jigsaws
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 29 Mar 2020 6:47 pm   Subject: Other (Non-Steel) Jigsaws
Quiet New York: 14:39
  Topic: Classic LP Jigsaw Puzzles
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Replies: 200
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 29 Mar 2020 7:36 am   Subject: Classic LP Jigsaw Puzzles
Thanks for reminding me of that Copland piece, Charlie. I found it on 2 CDs in my collection. Listening now. Beautiful music. Love the solo trumpet.

puzzle time - 18:47 Razz
  Topic: Need help identifying this guitar - possible 70’s MSA
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Mar 2020 7:07 am   Subject: Need help identifying this guitar - possible 70’s MSA
Correct. Overtuning is almost always user error, not a problem with the guitar itself. This guitar looks to be well designed. There are multiple leverage points in both the changer (triple raise, doub ...
  Topic: Need help identifying this guitar - possible 70’s MSA
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Replies: 21
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Mar 2020 5:07 pm   Subject: Need help identifying this guitar - possible 70’s MSA
Whatever the make, that guitar is certainly a good deal at any price under $1k.
  Topic: Katana 50 watt
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PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 28 Mar 2020 5:04 pm   Subject: Re: Katana 50 watt
I’m just a bedroom player and a poor one at that. I’m wondering if any other bedroom players are using the Katana 50 and what your settings are. I tried the settings that someone had up for the 10 ...
  Topic: Williams Ext E9 copedent
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Replies: 10
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 28 Mar 2020 4:54 pm   Subject: Williams Ext E9 copedent
I'm considering lowering 3 a whole tone on pedal A as well but I gotta order another pull rod Whoa!
Check with Bill first. Some (most?) changers can't lower the high G# to F#.
  Topic: Bobby Black and Pee Wee Whitewing
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PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Mar 2020 2:49 pm   Subject: 👏
Great pictures- thanks for sharing!
  Topic: Name this tuning
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Replies: 6
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PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Mar 2020 9:42 am   Subject: Name this tuning
For simplicity, I would raise or lower that tuning by a half step (1 fret). C6th with a low F string is a standard. D6th with a low G is my personal preference. Both of these put your bar at the fr ...
  Topic: Pedal Steel and Piano
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PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 27 Mar 2020 7:53 pm   Subject: Pedal Steel and Piano
We steel players have it easy. To play in a different key, we just move our part to a different fret. When I took up marimba, I had to learn to play 12 different scale patterns. After 15 years, I'm st ...
  Topic: Does Anyone Use a Mesa Boogie Tube Amp for their Steel?
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Replies: 32
Views: 1066

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 27 Mar 2020 7:43 pm   Subject: Does Anyone Use a Mesa Boogie Tube Amp for their Steel?
Bob, Is your Maverick a 1x12” combo?
Yes. I have a 12" Tone Tubby Alnico Hempcone in it, and another in an extension cabinet. The power is four EL84's, class A; Mesa rates it at 35 watts. La ...
  Topic: Lexicon MX 200 used twice. $ 50 .00 donation to Forum.
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Replies: 5
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PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 27 Mar 2020 7:23 am   Subject: Lexicon MX 200 used twice. $ 50 .00 donation to Forum.
Donation received. Thanks for supporting the forum, Randy.
  Topic: Question re this tuning
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PostForum Section: Tablature   Posted: 26 Mar 2020 12:37 pm   Subject: Question re this tuning
It's B11. The top 4 notes of B11 chord are the same as A6 or F#m7. Stacking 3 of those notes on top of B and D# makes a very useful and fat B9th chord. adding the E on top gets us into familiar A6th ...
  Topic: Kids are Funny
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PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 26 Mar 2020 9:12 am   Subject: Kids are Funny
"Don't burn the toast. Granny is black toast intolerant."
 
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