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Andy Gibson


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 9:46 am    
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John Booth


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Columbus Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 9:50 am    
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Beautiful. How did you end up with Sonny's ZB? I knew Sonny for many years. He usually played his Clark or his LeGrand III locally.
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Silas Hamilton


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Shelby, North Carolina 28150
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 10:32 am    
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Does it still have his reversed pedals on it? Like A pedal lowering 5&10 to B from C# instead of raising like he played in that era?
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Andy Gibson


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 10:57 am    
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No the pedals and knees are set up normal
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scott murray


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Asheville, NC
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 11:36 am    
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https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=374722
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Andy Gibson


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 2:15 pm    
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Not his guitar

Last edited by Andy Gibson on 28 Jan 2022 6:44 am; edited 1 time in total
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Andy Gibson


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 2:45 pm    
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I should've known.....they keep calling it a CZB and everytime I correct them on it. But they keep saying CZB hahaha
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rpetersen


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Iowa
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 4:52 pm    
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I ran into a player in Phoenix probably in the "70's" that played tuned pedals down to make an E chord.. Never quite understood the benefit!
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Bob Muller


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Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 5:34 pm    
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I think I have seen that guitar before somewhere.
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Bill Cunningham


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Atlanta, Ga. USA
Post  Posted 26 Jan 2022 6:40 pm    
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rpetersen wrote:
I ran into a player in Phoenix probably in the "70's" that played tuned pedals down to make an E chord.. Never quite understood the benefit!


Might have been Danny Snead. He’s been in Phoenix a long time but I don’t know if he was there in the 70’s. He’s a fantastic player. You might find some video on YouTube or a few clips here on the forum.

Carrol Garvin has lots of video of him on FB but most of it is C6 in a pop/jazz group. He has the Chalker C6 tuning on the back neck. He will invite you to sit in on his guitar but be warned, don’t do it! Laughing Nothing is “standard” on Danny’s guitar.

Apologies for getting off topic.
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Donny Hinson

 

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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2022 6:50 am    
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Wow! Whoa! Beautiful ax!
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Jack Stoner


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New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2022 8:16 am    
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A friend from York Pa, Harry "Hap" Hatterer, had an original ZB. He said it was one of the last built by Zane in Arkansas before the company was sold.
It was mint condition. Harry passed about 3 or 4 years ago. I don't know where his D-10 wound up.
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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2022 1:37 pm    
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What shall hereafter be denoted as “Bob’s Guitar” looks better in person. One of the prettiest I’ve seen.

Until you roll it over and look at the mechanics. I immediately found it much less attractive. They sure sound great, though.
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Olaf van Roggen


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The Netherlands
Post  Posted 30 Jan 2022 8:29 am    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QclGd40Adws

Just after i read this topic I saw a clip of Tom Brumley playing a ZB pedal steel.

Only because of that i posted the link, i have no idea if it's a similar steel, it sounds great by the way.
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