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Glen Porter


From:
Las Crues, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2015 10:37 am     Reply with quote

New Idea for P.S.G Tone Bars..... by using two types of steel in it's construction, Bar weight, Sustain and Tone can be noticeably improved.
Designed for players wanting improved Bar control when playing forward and reverse slants, Hammer on and pull off's while enhancing Tone and Sustain.
This is possible by shifting more bar weight to the Ball or Radius end of the Bar, by using very dense fine micro grain carbide ( Hard next to diamond ), with highly polished 440 (magnetic) or 316 (non magnetic) Stainless Steel. Please see Ptc below
Made in 1 inch 7/8 and 3/4 inch diameter X 3.400 inch long for !0 string Guitar.
Introductory price for each Bar is 28.00 + 2.00 shipping. All feed back or comments welcome. Thanks...

Glen Porter
Red Barn Music 575-621-4320... PP adress is glenman222@aol.com... Mailing address is glen Porter... 2365 Tuscan Hills Ln... Las Cruces NM, 88011





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DG Whitley


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2015 2:33 pm     Reply with quote

Hmmmm...Glen, that looks really interesting, may have to try one out. One more bar can't hurt.
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Billy Easton


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Nashville, TN USA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2015 4:17 pm     Reply with quote

I got one of these in Dallas and have been using it ever since...it feels great and is slick as can be. I love the sustain, and I highly recommend these bars.

Billy Easton
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Darrell Birtcher


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Phoenix, Arizona
Post Posted 5 Apr 2015 4:46 pm     Reply with quote

I'll second what Billy said about these bars. I love mine. It's the non-magnetic one. Hard to describe, but it simply plays and sounds better than any of my other bars. I also can't believe what a great value these bars are, and Glenn's a great guy. I'm going to order another one before he comes to his senses and raises the price!
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DG Whitley


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2015 5:41 pm     Reply with quote

Is there a PayPal or other means of ordering besides telephone? Or did I miss that?

Any guidance much appreciated.

My thanks in advance.
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Glen Porter


From:
Las Crues, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2015 6:13 pm     Tone Bars, Great new Idea! Reply with quote

Thanks Billy and Darrell for the kind words. Glen
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Glen Porter


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Las Crues, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2015 6:18 pm     Tone Bars Reply with quote

D G if you decide to get one my PP email is glenman222@aol.com. Thanks
Glen Porter 575-621-4320
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2015 8:27 pm     Reply with quote

interesting. Do or will you make a 12 string bar?
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George Macdonald


From:
Vancouver Island BC Canada
Post Posted 6 Apr 2015 6:50 am     Tone Bars Reply with quote

Is there a 15/16" bar planned in the future?
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Glen Porter


From:
Las Crues, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 6 Apr 2015 11:09 am     Tone Bar 15/16 Reply with quote

George for the interest. yes I have some in stock. Glen
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George Macdonald


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Post Posted 6 Apr 2015 11:41 am     Bars Reply with quote

Glen, email sent re: a 15/16 bar.
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David Peirce


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Left Coast of Florida
Post Posted 8 Apr 2015 2:26 am     Reply with quote

PM sent. Thanks, DP
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Dale Rottacker


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Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 8 Apr 2015 1:49 pm     Reply with quote

Hope I like mine... Just sent you 30 bucks for a 1” with the Dark Blue or Purple insert...

Thanks,

Dale
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Glen Porter


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Post Posted 8 Apr 2015 3:11 pm     1" NU-Generation Tone Bar Reply with quote

Dale got your PP and will send your bar out ASAP, Thanks! Glen
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John Gilman


From:
Lake Arrowhead, California, USA
Post Posted 8 Apr 2015 4:17 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Glen

PP to you for a 1" non-magnetic bar with shotgun shell insert.


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Dale Rottacker


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Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 9 Apr 2015 5:27 am     Re: 1 Reply with quote

Glen Porter wrote:
Dale got your PP and will send your bar out ASAP, Thanks! Glen


Glen I didn’t mention Magnetic or Non-Magnetic... I have no idea... what do you recommend and why?
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Glen Porter


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Las Crues, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 9 Apr 2015 7:23 am     Nu Generation Tone Bars Reply with quote

The Question is what is the difference between 316 non Magnetic and 440 Magnetic Stainless Steel Bars. The original choice of material was 316 SS, which sustains very well and has a slightly sharper tone which seems to excel at higher volume. 440 magnetic steel is preferred by players that want that mellower sweet tone that you would need in a small room playing to a listening audience as opposed to say a Dancing Audience.
In our opinion, adding the Centered Carbide, which has a hard, heavy and dense structure ( shifted to the nose of the bar ) allows the sonic vibrations of the strings to the Pickup to react in a way which enhances tone and sustain, the bar also feels and handles better and facilitates cleaner tone when playing single string notes, reverse and forward slants, hammer on and pull of's. Thanks! Glen
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Richard Keller


From:
Deer Creek, Illinois, USA
Post Posted 9 Apr 2015 8:18 am     Reply with quote

Glen,
Are these bars heat treat hardened?
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DG Whitley


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Gone
Post Posted 10 Apr 2015 12:00 pm     Reply with quote

I've placed an order for one of each @ 15/16". Really looking forward to trying them out.
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George Macdonald


From:
Vancouver Island BC Canada
Post Posted 10 Apr 2015 12:47 pm     Nu Bars Reply with quote

Glen, What is the weight of the 15/16 and 7/8 bars?
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Jim Lindsey


From:
Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
Post Posted 12 Apr 2015 6:12 am     Reply with quote

Just ordered two 1" bars a couple of days ago (one for me and one for my nephew). Very eager to see how they work in comparison with my BJS bar and a red colored bar that my friend, Scott Anderson, sent to me.

I've always loved the BJS bar, but since my stroke and the associated nerve damage I have, my hands produce no moisture now; they're dry and slick all the time. Consequently, it's difficult to hang onto my BJS bar now and doing bar slants is out the window for me. The red bar (called, I think, a Red Raja?) is easy to hold onto, but it's a dreadful heavy thing that quickly wears my arm out and causes some ataxia in my left hand after use.

I'm hoping these new bars will help in my bar slanting as I rehab into playing steel again. As much as I love my knee leavers, there're expressions that I can get with forward or backward slants that I just can't produce with a lever.

I'm also intrigued with the two different metals ... my initial order is for the 316 non-magnetic with the light blue insert. I'm going to order myself a second bar in the 440 magnetic and, so I don't confuse it with my 316 bar, I'd like the 440 to have that bronze/brown colored insert as in my example.



As I work hard to rehab into steel, I'll be putting both of these babies through the paces. Very eager to start playing with them. An extra bar with a different sound can always be a plus at times. Smile

My nephew is eager to try his new bar as it will be his first steel bar. His bar is also the 316 bar with a light blue insert like mine.
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Donnie Pierce


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Windsor, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 12 Apr 2015 7:08 pm     Bar Order Reply with quote

GLEN I JUST ORDERED A 1"- 316 BAR W/SHOTGUN SHELL. HOPE IT IS AS GREAT AS IT LOOKS, LOOKING FORWARD TO RECEIVING IT SOON. THANKS DONNIE PIERCE
HOW SOON DO YOU SHIP, AS I HAVE 2 SHOWS THIS WEEKEND, WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE AND TRY IT OUT,IF POSSIBLE...
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Glen Porter


From:
Las Crues, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 12 Apr 2015 8:46 pm     1" 316 bar 50 shotgun shell Reply with quote

Donnie I will ship your bar Monday Am, you should have it before Friday. Thanks! Glen.... I don't have a bar with a shotgun shell insert but I do have one ready with a 50 Cal insert OK?
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Bo Borland


From:
South Jersey -
Post Posted 13 Apr 2015 6:57 am     316 Reply with quote

Hi Glen,
I'm in! Sending you a paypal payment.
Bo Borland

7/8. Non mag
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George Macdonald


From:
Vancouver Island BC Canada
Post Posted 13 Apr 2015 7:54 am     Bars Reply with quote

Glen, I would like to order a 15/16, 440 magnetic bar with light blue insert sent to postal code V0R2H0 in BC Canada. Please let me know how much for shipping.
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