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Shea Stevenson

 

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Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2024 4:54 am    
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Can we talk about what Kayton is doing in this song? Total newbie here, absolutely love this, not just the energy, that fill after the initial solos is WILD! What is he even doing there? Tone knob manipulation and…. Slides…? Is that all? It sounds so good and out even. This is one of the things that really interests me about steel, these sort of extended sounds. I know you could maybe kinda mimic it with a wah on a normal guitar but it’s in putting all this stuff together that the instrument becomes so expressive. Of course the end too with his HAMMER on’s! The idea of chord soloing in general is a bit new for me, I’ve definitely done octave runs, double stops, and triad stuff but the just straight … almost parallel harmony for solo is different. Thanks!


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Andrew Roblin

 

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Post  Posted 11 Jun 2024 6:27 am    
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So great!
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Tim Whitlock


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Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2024 8:00 am    
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The bar slams he does were very common in the 1950s with players like Speedy West, Joaquin Murphey, Leon McAuliffe and Noel Boggs. There are also those amazingly fluid, almost imperceptible, behind the bar pulls.

It's helpful to understand the tunings he used. The lower neck is C6/A7, with a low octave A string on the bottom, and the upper neck is F13. Both are somewhat unusual. Chris Scruggs uses the same tunings but substitutes E13 for F13, which is more common.

——Back neck———
From high to low
E
C
A
G
E
C#
A
A low octave

——Front neck———-
F
D
A
F
G
Eb
C
F
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Bill McCloskey


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Nanuet, NY
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2024 10:33 am    
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Might want to watch Chris Scruggs play steel: he is a master of the Kayton style and replaced Kayton as steel player in Stewart's band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j838rQqPcss
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