INSTRUCTION STRINGS ACCESSORIES MUSIC LINKS
 Visit Our Catalog at SteelGuitarShopper.com for Steel Guitars, Strings, Instruction, Music and Accessories 
Forum Index
where steel players meet online
The Steel Guitar Forum

Post new topic Dobro sounding PSG bar
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  Dobro sounding PSG bar
Pat Moore


From:
Virginia USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 12:42 pm     Reply with quote

I've seen these around. I'm looking for a PSG bar that sounds like a dobro when you use is. Old school stuff.
Thx, Pat
_________________
Emmons D10 SKH
Emmons D10 PP
MCI D10
Fender Telecaster
Quilter Steelaire
Peavey Session 400
Dodd Princeton Amp
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 12:47 pm     Reply with quote

I think you are referencing a plastic bar like what comes with the Goodrich MatchBro unit.
You can also cut off the end of a broom stick. Very Happy
Erv
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Ian Worley


From:
Sacramento, CA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 1:25 pm     Reply with quote

3/4" or 7/8" Delrin rod works well, $2.59 for 3/4" x 12" piece from Grainger. You of course need to shape the bullet end yourself. What you end up with is essentially the same as a match-bro bar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Pat Moore


From:
Virginia USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 1:43 pm     Reply with quote

Hi guys,
I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for, but I remember my friend Buddy Charleton had something he used to use, and I saw Junior Knight today on Penny Gilley show on RFD tv, and he had something he was using.
I'll try both of these suggestions. Any other suggestions are appreciated as well.
Thx, Pat
_________________
Emmons D10 SKH
Emmons D10 PP
MCI D10
Fender Telecaster
Quilter Steelaire
Peavey Session 400
Dodd Princeton Amp
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 1:45 pm     Reply with quote

Besides the bar, you should look into a resonator stomp box, maybe the one from Tom Bradshaw. Very Happy
Erv
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Paul Norman


From:
Washington, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 1:50 pm     Reply with quote

I have one of those bars. But you need more than that to get that sound. The bar would be a disappointment alone.
Fish n' chips is a cheap pedal that will along with this bar give you a close sound, but to me it still aint that good.


Where in Va are you?
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Pat Moore


From:
Virginia USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 4:01 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Paul,
Southeast of Richmond. I can't deal with effects pedals, as it's nothing I would use a lot. Just remember seein' them. I know there was something that did work.
Thx, Pat
_________________
Emmons D10 SKH
Emmons D10 PP
MCI D10
Fender Telecaster
Quilter Steelaire
Peavey Session 400
Dodd Princeton Amp


Last edited by Pat Moore on 17 Aug 2018 4:13 pm; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Paul Norman


From:
Washington, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2018 4:04 pm     Reply with quote

My son lives in Dinwiddie and works in Richmond. I would give you the bar but I don't think you will like it. It is plastic and rough.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Richard Sinkler


From:
aka: Rusty Strings -- Oakdale, California
Post Posted 18 Aug 2018 8:06 am     Reply with quote

I use a Danelectro Fish and Chips. It works fairly well. I didn't like using any kind of plastic bar. People like them to kill the sustain of a steel bar. But, every dobro I have ever had did sustain a bit.

The Fish and Chips is around thirty bucks.
_________________
CLICK HERE to visit my website. & Mickey Adams videos.
Some anti-virus programs, like Trend and Norton, try to block my site and say it's malicious. It is not. Our computer experts on the forum have helped me and found nothing to worry about. It is safe to put in the exceptions list. See this post in Computers: http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=301399
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
David Bolin


From:
Harrisburg, Illinois, USA
Post Posted 19 Aug 2018 2:12 pm     Reply with quote

Get a mxr resonator pedal from Tom Bradshaw,$150.00.
I really like mine.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 21 Aug 2018 2:45 am     Reply with quote

I also use a Danolectro Finch & Chimps pedal to get Dobro sounds ,I just use a regular bar and not a lighter one works fine.
_________________
Desert Rose S-10 4+5,GFI D-10 8+5 Mullen G2D-10 8+5 any amp that isn't broken.Steel Seat.Com seats...Licking paint chips off of Chinese toys continously since the mid 50's.Peavey Nashville 112,and LTD ,Sho-Bud Christmas tree amp.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Jack Stoner


From:
Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 21 Aug 2018 6:10 am     Reply with quote

I've tried several different brands of EQ pedals and none come close to my Goodrich MatchBro.

I also have one of the Bradshaw units as my MatchBro died and I didn't think I could fix it. I bought one of the Bradshaw units since I though the MatchBro was toast. Luckily I was able to repair it. The Bradshaw unit is very good and a close second to the MatchBro. The MatchBro sounds the best with the "plastic" (or whatever it is) bar that is supplied with them. The Bradshaw works just as well using a regular steel bar.

As the MatchBro is old (early/mid 90's) if mine dies again I'm not going to fix it, just start using the Bradshaw unit.

The only thing I would change on the Bradshaw is the location of the input jack and output jack. I would place them on the top/bottom like the MatchBro. Much better alignment if its clipped to a Pedal Steel leg. I'm going to replace the pushbutton "footswitch" with a toggle switch, too since it clips on to the steel leg.
_________________
Franklin D-10, Hilton VP, POD X3, MatchBro, Steelaire Rack, EPS-15C, Cakewalk (Sonar) by BandLab and Studio One 3 Pro DAWs, MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid
R.O.P.E. Member
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Larry Allen


From:
Anchorage,Alaska & Kapaa,Hawaii
Post Posted 24 Aug 2018 4:29 pm     Reply with quote

When I got my Boss Pro from Bobbe, it came with a glass bar..Larry
_________________
Excel, Sho-Bud, Quilter & Peavey amps, Cadillacs, Mercedes
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Charlie Thompson


From:
South Carolina, USA
Post Posted 24 Aug 2018 5:32 pm     Reply with quote

Telonics includes one a nice one with their amp sale.
Sure they sell them individually as well.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Jerry Roller


From:
Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Post Posted 24 Aug 2018 9:49 pm     Reply with quote

Pat, I have the bar. $25.00 shipped.
Jerry
_________________
http://www.littleoprey.org/
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  

Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction,
steel guitars & accessories

www.SteelGuitarShopper.com

Steel Guitar Music
Instrumental steel guitar CDs for your permanent collection
www.SteelGuitarMusic.com

BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles
for Band-in-a-Box

by Jim Baron

Please review our Forum Rules and Policies

The Steel Guitar Forum
148 South Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Support This Forum

advertisement