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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 7:15 am     Reply with quote

Here's a line up of standard bars, showing the colors available in 7/8" x 3 3/8" bars at present:



red, white, black, yellow, purple, butterscotch, dark blue, teal, and tan. Many lap steel bars, 15/16" and one inch bars available in these colors, buy one, get one free on all straight bars through August 31st. Order information and pricing appears near the end of page 19, thanks all!
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 13 Aug 2017 7:06 pm     ^^^ Reply with quote

Thanks to all who've ordered our bars!
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2017 6:54 am     New color coming - John Deere green - Reply with quote

We've had requests to do a variety of bars in John Deere green - hope to have those completed in three weeks or so. I'll post a picture when they are available, if this color is of interest to you, let me know so I have that size in the first batch.
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Dick Chapple Sr


From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post Posted 25 Aug 2017 12:51 pm     Hillman powder coated bar collection Reply with quote

I decided to round up all of my bars and take a picture of them. I can't say enough good about Michael's bars.
I have tried every size I believe except the smaller tapered bar. The bar I use depends on what my hand can manage on any particular day.
My favorite bar at the moment is the large tapered bar followed by the 7/8th by 3 3/8" bar.





Michael I hope you don't mind my showing off my collection.
Folks these bars have been one of the major factors in my being able to continue to play.
They are nice to grip, warm up nice, less apt to lose them out of my hand, and are quiet.
While I don't need this many bars, the fact that they work so well has let me buy different colors for fun and have the confidence they will all be just as nice.
Smile Smile Smile
Dick
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 25 Aug 2017 6:43 pm     Thanks for the post, Dick, Reply with quote

Thanks for the photo, Dick, that is quite a collection! Appreciate all of the support over the past three years, you have been routinely picking up a bar or two since we first began our project, there are some of our Forum brethren that have a few of our bars, but you definitely have the most. I'm just pleased that they work well for you, Michael
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2017 7:32 pm     New color, John Deere green Reply with quote

Will post photos soon, available in most sizes
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D. Scheindlin


From:
Texas, USA
Post Posted 23 Sep 2017 7:53 pm     Reply with quote

Email sent - can’t wait to get one of these.
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D. Scheindlin


From:
Texas, USA
Post Posted 28 Sep 2017 6:30 am     Reply with quote

Got my bars yesterday and had about an hour to play with them. Really nice, much easier for me to grip and maneuver than the stainless bars I’ve used. And the awesome colors don’t hurt either!
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 28 Sep 2017 5:56 pm     Thanks, Doniel, Reply with quote

Thanks, Doniel, pleased to hear the bars are working for you! Michael
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George Macdonald


From:
Vancouver Island BC Canada
Post Posted 30 Sep 2017 8:08 am     Powder Coated Bars Reply with quote

Michael, The new bars arrived yesterday. Great colors including the new "John Deere" green. Very warm and comfortable bars to use. Thanks, George
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 9:46 am     Reply with quote

Hey Michael,

I'm sure enjoying my Teal and Butterscotch 3" tapered bars. It's a good fit (and look!) for my 8-string guitars. Thanks!
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 11:25 am     Thanks for the comments, guys, Reply with quote

Thanks to Doniel, George and Bill for taking the time to post! Here's a photo of John Deere green bars - one inch, 15/16", standard and 3" lap bars, and David Wright tapered, and 3" tapered:



Current pricing: (inquire as to color availability by size)
All lap steels $36.95 in 3/4" diameter, lenths are 2 3/4", 2 /7/8", 3" and 3 1/4"
Also have a lap steel bar in 7/8" x 3"
"Standard" 7/8" x 3 3/8" $49.95
15/16" x 3 3/8" $56.95
1" x 3 1/2" $59.95
BUY ANY STRAIGHT BAR AND GET A SECOND BAR FOR $15.00

Tapered bars: David Wright bar 7/8" tapering to 5/8", 3 1/4" long $56.95
3" tapered bar, (1/4") taken from rear end DW bar $53.95
2 3/4" tapered bar, 3/4" tapered to 1/2" $51.95

BUY ANY TAPERED BAR AND GET A SECOND FOR 1/2 PRICE

vmhillman66@gmail.com THANKS!!
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Dick Chapple Sr


From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 12:58 pm     John Deere Reply with quote

Ooh boy that's a nice color.
Should be able to harvest lots a notes with that Deere.
As soon as I get my tapered Deere, I'll plant some notes on the music stand and harvest away!! Hahahaha
Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 1:04 pm     Good plan, Dick, Reply with quote

Hey Dick, your tapered bar is in the photo, second from the right, but it's on its way to Montana now....😉
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Dick Chapple Sr


From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 1:12 pm     Deere Reply with quote

Oh yeah!!
Come to Papa, Deere. We're going to waltz on the strings.
Whoa! Shocked Very Happy
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Dick Chapple Sr


From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 11:42 am     Bars Reply with quote

My big Red and Deere Green taoer bars arrived just now, thanks Michael.
They look good just standing beside each other, I immediately think of Christmas. Really nice red and green.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Dick
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 12:18 pm     Re: Bars Reply with quote

Dick Chapple Sr wrote:
My big Red and Deere Green taoer bars arrived just now, thanks Michael.
They look good just standing beside each other, I immediately think of Christmas. Really nice red and green.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Dick


Guess that'd be Farmall Red, then? Winking
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 11 Oct 2017 6:59 pm     Farmall Red?? Reply with quote

Well - maybe. We farmed in an area with sandy loam soil and no rocks. Nothing but 8N and 9N Ford tractors, great little tractors, but they were a sort of off-white gray. Haven't had any requests for that color yet.

Remember, if you have any older powder coated bar(s), return them to me with $10 for each bar you'd like to trade on a new one, just email me at vmhillman66@gmail.com for complete color selection and a mailing address. Thanks to all who support our project, and in turn, allow us to support the Forum!
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Bill Burch


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 9:49 am     Many thanks Reply with quote

I just want to publicly thank Michael for not only making a great product, but for also providing such outstanding service.

If you haven't yet tried one of his bars, you should do so immediately. I recently took up lap steel as a guitar "alternative" while recovering from nerve damage to my left hand. I was having trouble gripping a traditional polished steel, and the Shubb SP-1 I was using, while easy to hold, was tougher to slant and didn't provided the tone of a weightier bar.

The powder coating on Michael's bar gives enough grip for me to hang on to, while providing the action and tone that, to me, sounds wonderful.

His bars are expertly made and a true bargain. Michael responds quickly to emails and ships promptly.

Do yourself a favor and try a couple of this bars.

With gratitude.

Bill


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Dick Chapple Sr


From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 10:23 am     powder coated bars Reply with quote

Bill you are perfectly spot on.
So well said.

I have rheumatoid arthritis, and suffer from nerve damage from chemo years ago, and Michael's bars are lifesavers.

In fact hey Michael, a new color.....make the bar look like a roll of lifesavers....hahaha. I never again need to look for a different bar.

This is not to gain any points with Michael, I agree with Bill whole heartedly. It is a pleasure to deal with fellow musicians like him. And there are many musicians on this forum just like Michael.
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 14 Oct 2017 4:12 pm     Thanks to Bill and Dick, Reply with quote

Thanks, Bill, appreciate the kind words, pleased to hear that our powder coated bars work well for you! Dick, greatly appreciate your continued support, big jazz festival in Sun Valley next week, you should motor west and catch some great music with us. Carolyn Martin Swing Band is featured this year, with about 40 other groups. Mike Sweeney plays pedal steel in her band. My pal Terry Niendorf is loaning him one of his double tens so he doesnt have to drag one from Nashville.
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Two Fender fretless Jazz Basses, Martin D-18, Taylor 812CE, Gretch White Falcon, 1944 Epiphone Zenith, a killer Luttrell 6 string resophonic, 1932 Model 56 Dobro, Beard Model E, Benoit 8 string, converted to 6 string resophonic, Martin Soprano Uke, Asher Electro Hawaiian with Koa top, 1948 Rickenbacker NS, a 1954 Fender Professional Dual Six, in the hands of a rank amateur, 1972 Dobro model 66, Peavy Basic 60, Peavey Nashville 112, Fender Bassman, Fender 75 watt Rumble, and a Fender Hotrod Deluxe.
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George Redmon


Post Posted 28 Oct 2017 1:22 am     Reply with quote

Get one of these John Deere Mikey Bars!!! "Nothing Slides Like A Deere"

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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 1 Nov 2017 9:37 am     Thanks, George, Reply with quote

Thanks, George, lookin’ good with that John Deere gear and a green bar! -Michael
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Randy Owens


From:
West Central Indiana, USA
Post Posted 6 Nov 2017 12:56 am     Re: Farmall Red?? Reply with quote

Michael Hillman wrote:
Well - maybe. We farmed in an area with sandy loam soil and no rocks. Nothing but 8N and 9N Ford tractors, great little tractors, but they were a sort of off-white gray. Haven't had any requests for that color yet.


How about Allis Chalmers orange?!
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Michael Hillman


From:
Boise, Idaho, USA
Post Posted 10 Nov 2017 12:40 pm     That’s a thought, Randy, Reply with quote

Good suggestion Randy, I’ll do some checking and see if Allis Chalmers Orange is available- and if it’s much different from other orange colors.
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