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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 17 Mar 2018 5:37 pm     Reply with quote

Just picked up the new T-8 Clinesmith Console from Todd today.
Words can't describe the fine tone and construction or my happy soul today.

These first two are of me and my maker! Rolling Eyes



Todd also played it for a while and was great to listen to him.
Got back and had to put on my best shirt to fit the feeling of the day;





Can't go wrong with one of these!
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Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
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1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
1950's Blankenship PSG Restoration Steel.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8, 4&2 Restoration Project.
Morrell 8 string lap steel.


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Brad Davis


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Texas, USA
Post Posted 17 Mar 2018 6:22 pm     Reply with quote

Looking good behind that beautiful guitar!
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 17 Mar 2018 6:25 pm     Reply with quote

beautiful.
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Will Houston


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Tempe, Az
Post Posted 17 Mar 2018 9:25 pm     Reply with quote

Wow, I'm trying to imagine what it sounds like... wow. Enjoy that toy.
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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post Posted 17 Mar 2018 9:34 pm     Reply with quote

Stunning. Congratulations.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 2:52 am     Reply with quote

The cream of the crop. Enjoy, Andy!
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 5:57 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful guitar, Congrats!
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Mike Neer


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NJ
Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 6:27 am     Reply with quote

Sweet ride! Best of luck with it!
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Mike A Holland


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Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 6:58 am     Reply with quote

Excellent acquisition. Creme de la creme. Of course there is no envy here........!
Enjoy!
Mike
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Steffen Gunter


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Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 8:03 am     Reply with quote

Congrats! Such a beauty!
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Jim Newberry


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Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 8:37 am     Reply with quote

Very happy for you, Andy! Beautiful...
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David Ball


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Tennessee
Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 9:45 am     Reply with quote

Super nice! Good shirt too, by the way.

Dave
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Jerry Berger


From:
Nampa, Idaho USA
Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 12:04 pm     Todd Clinesmith Triple 8 Console Reply with quote

Great looking steel Andy and it's made right there in the great state of Oregon! Very Happy
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Joe Elk


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 12:50 pm     Reply with quote

Nice! Nice!
Joe O. Elk Central Ohio
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Allen Hutchison


From:
Kilcoy, Qld, Australia
Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 2:35 pm     Cheers! Reply with quote

That's a beautiful piece of kit Andy, big congrats!
Very happy for you! Cool
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Stephen Abruzzo


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Philly, PA
Post Posted 18 Mar 2018 4:32 pm     Reply with quote

Congrats. Sweet axe!
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Mark Helm


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 19 Mar 2018 10:33 pm     Damn! Reply with quote

Damn, that Mr. Clinesmith makes guitars that go with ANY shirt!

Looks BEAUTIFUL!
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Tom Campbell


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Houston, Texas, USA
Post Posted 20 Mar 2018 9:35 am     Reply with quote

YEOOOW!!! Andy...that is one gorgeous steel.
Welcome to the triple-neck club...ya know the one... where we get to change 24 strings Muttering

I have a triple neck, and every time I walk past it, it beckons me to come play a tune. Sort of like the "Sirens'" in mythology! Alien
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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 20 Mar 2018 11:22 am     Thanks all, But sleep time Reply with quote

Thanks all for the nice comments, But sleep time here as I just arrived back home in Saigon after a 28 hour trip to get here.
The steel in the case weighs 75 pounds so spendy to bring back. but I expected that so was well prepared.
Will answer some of those messages when next I wake up rested.
Can't hardly wait to plug it into my little Danelectro amp and play, but my eyes are saying a great big NO! Shocked Very Happy
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Custom inlaid Star Guitar 2006 by Mark Giles. SD-10 4+5 in E9th; http://luthiersupply.com/instrument-gallery.html
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners. Tone Monster.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 All Polished Aluminum including covering.
1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
1950's Blankenship PSG Restoration Steel.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8, 4&2 Restoration Project.
Morrell 8 string lap steel.


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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 21 Mar 2018 3:33 am     Slept a little now Reply with quote

Slept a little now.
For anyone interested I wanted to get the most from the three tunings so picked A6th for the back neck. E13th for the center neck and something a little like Speedy's F#9th for the front neck.

My thinking is this;
A6th, easy to change to C6th with the E on top and F at the bottom. Also with just three string changes I have B11th.

The E13th is quite new to me so still learning. It is also easy to change to E6th with the high G# for the Don Helms kind of stuff.

Needed something very different for the front neck. Fooled around with some bass tunings but they were not what I was looking for.
Todd suggested the "Speedy" F#9th with the high Eb & F# in the 7th & 8th position. That made for a tuning with just two wound strings. Just couldn't get used to those 7th & 8th strings in that position and also having no 5th tone, C# between the Bb & E.... So I added that C#, 5th scale tone between those 3rd and 6th tones.
Also dumped the other thin wire string in the bottom and replaced it with a #0.070 string also tuned to C# for a low low bass note. This is cool because it allows bass runs for Rock-a-Billy, Blues and whatever.
The tuning now looks like this top down; E C# G# E C# Bb F# C# Good for lots of neat stuff including the Hawaiian C# Minor tuning on the 5 top strings*.
Also easy to change quickly to a very basic E7th Blues tuning or Amaj9th also.
*Only know 2 Hawaiian tunes so that needs to be changed, I should have at least few more.

Yes I think I bit off way more than I can chew! Laughing Embarassed I'll need to learn a lot of new stuff to justify this beautiful instrument.
Anyway, here is what all that looks like. Any comments or suggestions from other players welcome for sure;


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Custom inlaid Star Guitar 2006 by Mark Giles. SD-10 4+5 in E9th; http://luthiersupply.com/instrument-gallery.html
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners. Tone Monster.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 All Polished Aluminum including covering.
1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
1950's Blankenship PSG Restoration Steel.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8, 4&2 Restoration Project.
Morrell 8 string lap steel.


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Keith Aiken


From:
North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 21 Mar 2018 3:57 am     e13 tuning gauges Reply with quote

what gauges are you using for that? 24 1/2? scale?
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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 21 Mar 2018 5:27 am     Re: e13 tuning gauges Reply with quote

Keith Aiken wrote:
what gauges are you using for that? 24 1/2? scale?


Not sure about the gauges.Todd is going to e-mail me a list so I'll know then what he put on it.
Just busted the high G# on my E13th neck while tuning it up. Replaced it with an 0.011 and it seems fine.

This being my first 24.5" scale other than my old cable Wright. That one takes a standard E9th set and no breakage issues even using the pedals.

All the other non-pedal steels I've had were 22.5" or 22.75" so my best guess is to go just a tad thinner for the extra length.

One very cool thing is the swing out ashtray. Quit smoking the evil stuff 14 years ago, but the picks and my 7/8" X 3" bar fit in there perfect. No more bar dings unless I drop it. Think I'll refrain from bar slams because I just never did figure out how to keep from dropping the bar, crash boom bang sounds lousy and dents the wood too. Shocked Whoa! Laughing
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Custom inlaid Star Guitar 2006 by Mark Giles. SD-10 4+5 in E9th; http://luthiersupply.com/instrument-gallery.html
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners. Tone Monster.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 All Polished Aluminum including covering.
1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
1950's Blankenship PSG Restoration Steel.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8, 4&2 Restoration Project.
Morrell 8 string lap steel.
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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 21 Mar 2018 10:56 pm     Re: e13 tuning gauges Reply with quote

Keith Aiken wrote:
what gauges are you using for that? 24 1/2? scale?


Hi Keith,
Here is what Todd sent today on the gauges;
Best wishes,
Andy

A6
E 15
C# 17
A 20 plain ( 21 would be even better but harder to get)
F# 26 W
E 30
C# 34
A 42
F# 56

E13
G# 11-12
E 15
C# 17
B 18
G# 20 ( or21,22)
F# 26
E 30
D 34

F#9
E 15
C# 17
G# 20 ( 21,22)
E 30
C# 34
Bb 42
F# 56
C# 70

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Custom inlaid Star Guitar 2006 by Mark Giles. SD-10 4+5 in E9th; http://luthiersupply.com/instrument-gallery.html
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners. Tone Monster.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 All Polished Aluminum including covering.
1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
1950's Blankenship PSG Restoration Steel.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8, 4&2 Restoration Project.
Morrell 8 string lap steel.
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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 21 Mar 2018 11:12 pm     Those TSA Morons! Reply with quote

Well this is enough to get a guy p****d off!
Got it back to Saigon to find that those morons that they hire and don’t train at TSA dented the maple behind the back neck.
Looks like it happened when they slid it across the edge of the case. Man oh man I hate those suckers.
One good thing is it didn’t remove the finish so that varnish must be very tough stuff after all.




That aside, I got it set up last night and plugged it in. Sounds wonderful.
The picks and my 7/8” X 3” bar fit in the ash tray and slide under the steel nicely.

I thought from what people on the forum had said that doing slants on the longer scale was difficult, but really I hardly notice it at all.

Also this; We usually give a steel a girls name, but being finished on the 15th of March, (Number stamped on the steel: 31518) Thats The Ides Of March, so "Little Caesar" seems like a fitting name for the steel... Hell, he even got almost assassinated by those TSA morons. Very Happy
Best wishes,
Andy
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Custom inlaid Star Guitar 2006 by Mark Giles. SD-10 4+5 in E9th; http://luthiersupply.com/instrument-gallery.html
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners. Tone Monster.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 All Polished Aluminum including covering.
1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
1950's Blankenship PSG Restoration Steel.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8, 4&2 Restoration Project.
Morrell 8 string lap steel.


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Tom Campbell


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Houston, Texas, USA
Post Posted 22 Mar 2018 6:30 am     Reply with quote

Andy,

GADES...what a bummer!!!

If the finish is nitro-cellulous lacquer it my be possible to repair the scratch. If its a poly finish, not so much.
There are a number of articles dealing with repairing nitro finishes. The Forum has some and the regular guitar sites have a number suggestions/methods.
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