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Asa Brosius

 

Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 10:38 am    
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Its always gonna be a personal choice, but it's illuminating to see what successful working steel players choose.
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Thomas Sabatini

 

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Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 12:49 pm    
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Ross Shafer wrote:
The "best" pedal steel for 2020 is the same as the "best" pedal steel for any other year.

It's the one that inspires a player the most.


Good with the politics, and also true.
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Kevin Fix

 

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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 1:39 pm    
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If I were buying new, I would probably think in the line of a Justice then a Mullen or Sho Pro. Been a Sho Bud guy for almost 40 years. Can't help it!!! I'm spoiled!!! Sho Bud Super Pro with metal necks, NYXL nickel wounds, Sho Bud P/UP's. No frills. Steel Guitar Black Box and a NV112.
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post  Posted 5 Aug 2020 2:26 pm    
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I have an old Sho~Bud that is gorgeous.
But I like my metal-over-maple Zum Encore better. It is a marvelous playing and sounding guitar. It has quit my looking and lusting. Almost. Mostly.

But I would listen to the guys above that have been doing this for 40 or more years, really fun to see what they like.
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David Bamber

 

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Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 7:35 am     Best Psg In 2020
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OPINIONS ARE LIKE BELLY BUTTONS !! EVERYBODY HAS ONE.. WHAT I BASE MY OPINION ON IS WHAT IS BEST FOR ME. FACTORS I CONSIDER ARE QUALITY, AVAILABILITY, SERVICE, FACTORY SUPPORT,REPUTATION ETC... I MET DEL AND DIXIE MULLEN IN DENVER IN 1970 WITH A PROBLEMATIC E 9 PICKUP ON MY SHO-BUD D10 PROFESSIONAL. DEL WOUND A NEW PICKUP AND INSTALLED IT FOR ME, AND IT STILL WORKS PERFECTLY! I HAVE OWNED SEVERAL MULLEN GUITARS AND HAVE HAD GREAT SERVICE FOR ANYTHING I NEED FROM THEM. MIKE MANTEY IS NOW IN CHARGE, AND WILL TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF YOU!!
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Dave Meis


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Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 10:07 am    
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I have 6 PSGs, but I've only had one brand new one.. a Mullen G2. Lacquer with a wood neck, and I've quit looking at guitars for sale! ๐Ÿ‘
Great service before and after the sale. Excellent product!
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 7 Aug 2020 10:44 am    
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If I was in the market for a brand-spankin' knew pedal steel guitar (and I'm knot), I would purchase a Mullen, for three reasons:

1) They've been building PSGs for quite some time, so they obviously know what they're doing.
2) Mullen continues to maintain an impeccable reputation.
3) Their factory facility is a reasonable drive from my home.

If I was still living in the Gopher State, I'd purchase a Williams. For exactly the same reasons.

But that's just me...
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Johnie King

 

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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 12:05 pm    
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For good tone my choice can no longer be bought new.
For that reason my only choices are 50 year or older model steels.
I should say tone is subjective I just like the tone of old Buds an push pulls an Marlen pull release steels.
An a simple Loyd Green set up on older steels works well for me.
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Ron Shalita


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California, USA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 1:14 pm    
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You must be kidding?
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 2:24 pm    
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There is only one way to answer this. The O.P. needs to buy one of every steel mentioned in this thread and see which one he likes best. Laughing
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Ron Shalita


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Post  Posted 8 Aug 2020 5:46 pm    
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Mike I felt that it was really kind of a dumb question to begin with... I mean WHO makes the best car๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2020 12:18 am    
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Ron"Who makes the best Car?" Adobe?
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the mid 50's.Peavey Nashville Scott Swartz Z-pickup...112,and LTD ,Sho-Bud Bill Groner .Telonics volume pedal,and 206 pickups.
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 9 Aug 2020 3:33 am    
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Ron Shalita wrote:
Mike I felt that it was really kind of a dumb question to begin with... I mean WHO makes the best car๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ


Ron, I still love my MSAs. How do you like yours?
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Paul Wade


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Post  Posted 9 Aug 2020 4:01 am     steels
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1 Ritt,

2 fessy

Mullen

justice

Williams


there all good guitars Smile

p.w
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Gene Tani

 

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Post  Posted 9 Aug 2020 5:14 am    
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Easy: read the "For sale" listings, the ones you don't see there are the ones players are hanging onto.

Next !!
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Ron Shalita


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Post  Posted 9 Aug 2020 5:47 am    
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Mike I love mine .. well I have to say that I have loved all of them.. but by far this one is my favorite... so to me this is the BEST guitar built today...I mean when it comes right down to it the PSG is nothing more than a machine with a neck on it... your fingers and brain is what makes it sound good!
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Ray Frady

 

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Rittman, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 11 Aug 2020 10:28 pm    
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Mike Perlowin wrote:


Beautiful!!!!!!
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Ray Frady

 

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Rittman, Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 11 Aug 2020 10:33 pm    
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