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Ron Shalita


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Post  Posted 20 May 2020 3:48 am    
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very nice... I would do the SIERRA in red white blue red white blue ...
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Ross Shafer


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Post  Posted 20 May 2020 7:02 am    
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Ron, between our cnc abilities and the magic Larry Robinson is capable of, the inlay possibilities are near endless.
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Ross Shafer


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Post  Posted 20 May 2020 12:08 pm    
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A little update on my Makin' Chips videos. We found out a short time ago that the assembly video we posted quite a while back had been taken down due to a copyrighted tune I shouldn't have used in the soundtrack.

https://youtu.be/wMC_h8i-9iw


Its back up though and it's a pretty cool vid if I do say so myself. Big thanks to our glorious leader Bobby for the tunes and permission to use 'em.

On the soundtrack subject. I'm always on the lookout for pedal steel instrumental stuff I can use on my vids. If you've got some cool tunes recorded and don't mind me using them in my vids, please send 'em on!
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Len Amaral

 

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Post  Posted 20 May 2020 12:44 pm    
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Hey Ross, your making chips videos are informative and entertaining.

Regards,

Lenny
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memphislim


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Post  Posted 12 Jul 2020 3:17 pm    
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My Sierra is now complete after I recently sent back my pedal bar to Ross so he could update it with the Sierra Logo. Not merely a sticker or decal like most, Ross inlay-ed the logo right into the aluminum. I can't say enough about this guitar. The tone, looks and feel, all a true work of ART!!!




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Ron Shalita


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Post  Posted 12 Jul 2020 5:53 pm    
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PURDY!!
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Gary Newcomb


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Post  Posted 12 Jul 2020 6:14 pm    
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Hell yeah MemphisSlim that is a thing of beauty right there. What pickup is that, looks super hip!
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Andy DePaule


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Post  Posted 12 Jul 2020 6:29 pm     Stunning.
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Congradulations on the best looking new Sierra yet.
My eyes are hurting just looking at it.
Ross has out done himself again. Very Happy Shocked Whoa! Very Happy
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memphislim


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 3:55 am    
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Gary, the pickup is the Telonics X10, which I love, with a custom cover made by the man himself, Ross Shafer!
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b0b


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 7:55 am    
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Ross can make anything. Cool
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Rob Clot


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 8:48 am    
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Want to thank Ross for letting me try out his experimental 12 string tuning. I had the guitar at my house for a week to check it out, wow! Im working on my Sierra Pedal Steel fund now!

I took the picture on the day I returned it Crying or Very sad , thats why its was in the garage!


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Ross Shafer


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 8:55 am    
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Thanks all for the kind words!

Glad you like the pimped out pedal bar Slim.

Rob, thanks for putting some miles on that test rig, so glad you liked it!

This experimental 12s setup is an idea that Memphislim came up with...my contribution was the mechanical fiddling to make it work.
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Andy DePaule


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 10:46 am     Neck Question?
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Neck Question Question :
No more relief under the neck or is it hidden?
How has that effected the tone?
Very nice looking PSG. Very Happy
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Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Short A6th.
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Rob Clot


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 11:37 am    
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The relief under the neck is there, just hard to see from my picture.
Tone is wonderful and it plays like a dream.
I have one of the old Sierra double necks. Seems I have to do what I call 'warming up the pedals' each time I sit down at it.
The action on Ross's guitar is smooth as can be.
Can you tell I'm hooked?!!
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Andy DePaule


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 12:05 pm     Thanks Rob.
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Thanks Rob,
Guess it was just the shadow.
Yes I sat at one of his PSG's when I visited him a couple of years ago.
I was also very impressed with the light action as well as his wonderful design ideas and workmanship.
Had I not recently bought a new custom Mullen G2 SD-10 that money would have gone towards one of the Sierras. The Mullen also has a very light touch, but Ross may have improved on it too. It's hard to judge when they are not side by side.

The thing holding me back now is nothing to do with the Sierra, but I have developed bad tremors in my right hand making the close spacing on all PSG's hard for me to play now. Very poor control of my thumb and middle finger.
My doctor at the VA is trying some Parkinsons meds to see if that will help me. Time should tell? If not for that, I'd already have a Sierra sitting next to my Mullen. Very Happy
I'd sure recommend a Sierra to anyone.
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2017 Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Short A6th.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Long E6/9th.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8 4&3 PSG, Restoration Project.
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Len Amaral

 

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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 3:22 pm    
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My Sierra has a character all it's own. It's an experience and a pleasure to play.
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Dan Kelly


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2020 4:45 pm    
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Yes Len! I would agree with you. Ross has really captured something unique in the new Sierras... No question. I will stop here because I think Ross is getting tired of me "preaching to the choir," as it were! Smile
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Ross Shafer


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Post  Posted 14 Jul 2020 6:34 am    
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Dan Kelly wrote:
Yes Len! I would agree with you. Ross has really captured something unique in the new Sierras... No question. I will stop here because I think Ross is getting tired of me "preaching to the choir," as it were! Smile


Oh hell no Dan, preach it brother!
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Ross Shafer


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Petaluma, California
Post  Posted 26 Jul 2020 8:46 am    
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Somebody got a new guitar last week! Happy Birthday William!!
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Gary Newcomb


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AustinTexas, USA
Post  Posted 27 Jul 2020 3:36 pm    
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Hey Ross/ Rob, what’s this experimental tuning on that 12 string?
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Andy DePaule


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Post  Posted 27 Jul 2020 3:48 pm     How about....
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How about my birthday coming in December? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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2017 Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Short A6th.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Long E6/9th.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8 4&3 PSG, Restoration Project.
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Ross Shafer


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Petaluma, California
Post  Posted 28 Jul 2020 5:54 am    
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Gary Newcomb wrote:
Hey Ross/ Rob, what’s this experimental tuning on that 12 string?


I could tell you Gary, but then I'd have to...well you know....

Andy: that's a few months away my friend, who knows what the hell the world will be like by then!
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Andy DePaule


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2020 6:01 am    
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Ross Shafer wrote:
Andy: that's a few months away my friend, who knows what the hell the world will be like by then!


I'm gonna hide until 2021! Ha ha ha Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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2017 Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Short A6th.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Long E6/9th.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8 4&3 PSG, Restoration Project.
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Ross Shafer


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Petaluma, California
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2020 10:15 am    
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It's bring your kids to work day here at Sierra Steel Guitars. Really great to have such inquisitive young ones around. OK, just kinda great...



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Andy DePaule


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Saigon, Viet Nam & Springfield, Oregon
Post  Posted 10 Aug 2020 3:08 pm     Goats prefer Sierra Steel Guitars?
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Goats prefer Sierra Steel Guitars, the only question is, do they wanna play them or eat them? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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2017 Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Short A6th.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Long E6/9th.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8 4&3 PSG, Restoration Project.
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