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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 1:42 am     Reply with quote

How about for the fun of it, trace our steps, if we can. As I was looking at some pictures from over the years this came to mind.

We don't need to know why we changed brands or why we do what we do.

List all the Pedal Steels you have owned then at the end which one or one's you own now. If there is ONE or two you wish you had back, list them.

for me ,from one to now.

For clarity, my list covers 1975 right up to today. Some guitars I owned for a few months , others for years.

Sho Bud Maverick
Sho Bud Pro III #1
MSA D12
Sho Bud Professional D10
Carter D10 #1
Carter D10 #2
Carter D10 #3
MSA S10
MSA S12
BMI S10
Carter D10 #4
Fender Artist S10
Zum Stage One
Sho Bud Pro I
Emmons Push Pull D10 #1
Sho Bud Pro III #2
Emmons Legrande II D10
Sho Bud Super Pro D10
Emmons Legrande II S10
Emmons Push Pull D10 #2

What do I still own today ?

81 Emmons Push Pull D10
85 Emmons Push Pull D10
95 Emmons Legrande II D10


Which one's do I wish I had back ?

The Sho Bud Professional round front rack and barrel D10 and the Carter D10 #3.
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Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 2:02 am     Reply with quote

1.Sho-Bud Maverick
Sho-Bud 6139
M.S.A.Semi Classic 3+2
Sho-Bud 1973 Lloyd Green
Blanton Turquoise D-10 8+4
Blanton D-10blue burst 8+4
Emmons student model 3+1
Blanton S-10Black 3+4
Blanton white SD-10 4+4
ZB-SD-10 3+4sunburst
Carter D-10 8+5
Dekley S-12 4+4
Dekley S-10 3+4
Desert Rose green lacquer D-10 8+5
Desert Rose S-10 mint boomerang 4+5
Desert Rose S-10 green mica 4+5
Desert Rose S-10 coral boomerang 4+5
Desert Rose Orange lacquer with white pad,and white Telonics pickup S-10 4+5.That's call I've got so far!

GFI Ultra D-10 8+5
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Wesley Medlen


From:
LaCygne,Ks
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 2:05 am     Reply with quote

70 BMI S10, 08 Wilcox SD10, 03 BMI SD10, 86 BMI SD10 still have the last one.
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Dale Rottacker


From:
Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 2:06 am     Reply with quote

Tony, I wish my list was as extensive as yours... sadly not even close
Sad

Fender 400, 4x0
Sho~Bud Maverick- The Maple (Real) Wood one, 3x1
Sho~Bud Pro lll- Black 8x4, Wide pedals and tear drop Knee Levers, I think 76-78
Sho~Bud Pro lll- Blue 8x6, 1980?... Still have!!
Mullen PRP, 1992 Black n Gray 8x7
Mullen PRP, 1990 Black n Natural, 8x8, Quad Original 705’s... They’ll have to pry this one from my cold dead hands
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*1990 Jim Lindsey Special, Quad Original Bill Lawrence 705 PUP’s, 8x8 Gary Hogue Clone
*Black n Gray, Mullen D-10 8x7/ *Blue Sho-Bud Pro 3 Custom 8x6/ *Black Sho-Bud Pro 3 Custom 8x4
*Sho-Bud Maverick 3x1/ *Fender 400
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Jack Stoner


From:
Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 2:12 am     Reply with quote

Not many.
Fender 2000
Emmons D-10 PP (Black)
Franklin D-10 (current guitar)
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Tim Russell


From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 2:29 am     Reply with quote

Where do you guys get all the cash for those guitars?!? Whoa!

I've owned a few...


S10 Emmons Starter/ 3 pedal, 1 knee (used) Burl mica
S10 Sho-Bud/ 6 pedal (used) Blonde
S10 Sierra/ 5 pedal, 4 knee (new) 1983 White mica
D10 Sierra/ 8 pedal, 4 knee (new) 1984 Rosewood Mica/Silver Anodized
D10 Emmons/ 8 pedal, 4 knee (used) mid 60's Flat Black
D10 Sierra/ 8 pedal, 5 knee (used) 1980's Rosewood Mica/Gold Anodized (current and only steel guitar)

Which one would I like to have back...why, no question, the Emmons, of course!!! That guitar had the classic, sweet push-pull tone, rang like a bell, a beautiful instrument. Fell on some hard times & had to sell it.
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Sierra Crown D-10


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Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 2:43 am     Reply with quote

Tim,Good question.Beg,Borrow Steal?I have a feeling that we're gonna see a lot of Sho-Bud Mavericks as first guitars depending on the age of the player? Winking
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Jeff Mead


From:
London, England
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 2:48 am     Reply with quote

ZB Student Model
Quickly gave up on this and got a lap steel instead when I was completely overwhelmed by its complexity (3x1) and realised it wasn't the best thing for the Hank Snr, style stuff I wanted to play.

Fender 1000 (6 pedals)
By now, I'd been playing a Stringmaster T8 for a while and I saw this and liked that it was 8 strings. I mainly used the A6 neck with changes I worked out myself. I soon realised it was simply too heavy to carry around and sold it last year after it having spent most of the previous 20 years under the bed.

Fessenden 6-Shooter
I wanted to be able to play a few pedal steel licks on something easy to carry around and not taking up too much space on stage. I still use it from time to time - especially with a cajun band I play with sometimes (I used to use a 6 string lap steel for this gig). Originally with 2 pedals, I added a knee lever to raise the Es to Fs).

Sho~Bud 6139 (3x5)
Got this just over a year ago. Finally, after playing lap steel for a few years and messing on the Fessy, it started to all make sense.

No plans for any others.

I'd have the Fender back if someone else was going to carry it around for me.
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Joey Ace


From:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 3:19 am     Reply with quote

Listed in the order I owned them.
Years indicate appox age of PSG.
The tree BOLDED ones I still have and are keepers.

~1980 MSA S10 Classic - White Mica
1999 Carter S10DB
~1974 Emmons D10 - Rosewood Mica
2003 Carter D10 - Birdseye Blue Mica
~1970 Emmons S10 - Rosewood Mica
2006 GFI Ultra SD10 - Gold and Rosewood(?) Mica

~1970 Emmons S10 - Blue Mica
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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 4:23 am     Reply with quote

Tim Russell wrote:
Where do you guys get all the cash for those guitars?!? Whoa!



Ha ! Laughing Most of mine were NOT owned at the same time.

Mine were owned from 1975 up to 2016.

4 is the most I have ever had at one time, which is right now. In 6 months that could be easily be down to 2 or maybe 3.

I've always enjoyed acquiring Instruments for my entire life, I played them for a while, if I liked them they stayed around if I didn't they went off to a new home. I'm still doing it !
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Don R Brown


From:
Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 4:37 am     Reply with quote

Stage One
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DG Whitley


From:
Gone
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 4:47 am     Reply with quote

Emmons SD-10 (PP, never, never should have sold)
Carter Start (yeah, I know, all I could afford then)
Williams SD-10
Mullen SD-10

Nowhere as many as some folks but it is what it is.

Now I dearly love my Mullen, but would really like to have another Emmons, maybe a Legrand II or III.

Sigh, so many nice guitars out there and so little money....lol....
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Stu Schulman


From:
Ulster Park New Yawk
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 5:07 am     Reply with quote

What Tony said...Most of the guitars that I've listed are gone,The most I've ever had at one time is three...Ones that didn't speak to me are in other people's hands Winking
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Don Sulesky


From:
Citrus County, FL, Orig. from MA & NH
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 5:08 am     steels I've owned Reply with quote

1968 8 string lap steel, now a 6 string, self built
Early S-10 ShoBud 3&1, new
1980 ShoBud Superpro, new
1999 Emmons LeGrande, II new
1981 ShoBud Superpro, used
1990's 10 string non-pedal, self built
2010 SD-10 Weenick pedal steel
2016 SD-12 Weenick pedal steel

Now for guitars too many to list.
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Ronnie Boettcher


From:
Brunswick Ohio, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 5:12 am     Reply with quote

Fender 400, and my Sho~Bud LDG. The LDG is all I will ever need.
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Bill Moore


From:
Manchester, Michigan
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 5:44 am     Reply with quote

I've had these, as far as I remember, in about the order I had them.

Sho-Bud Maverick
BMI S-10
MSA D-10
Carter S-12 1995
Fessenden D10 2003
Emmons P/P D-10 1981
Sho-Bud 6139 S-10
Carter S-12 2001
BMI S-12 #1
BMI S-12 #2
Wilcox SD-10
Sho-Bud Pro 1
Sho-Bud Pro 1
Marrs S-10
Sho-Bud Pro 1
Carter Magnum SD-10
BMI S10
Carter D-10 1998
Fessenden SD-10
Derby SD-10 #1
Emmons P/P GS-10
Rittenberry SD-10 #1
Stage One S-10
Carter S-10
Marlen S-10

I still own the following guitars, way too many actually.

Justice S-10
Weenick SD-10
Derby SD-10 #2
Rittenberry SD-10 #2
GFI D-10
Desert Rose S-10
Encore S-10

I know that I can't keep them all, but I do regret selling the Carter S-10. That was a nice little guitar.


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Paul Wade


From:
mundelein,ill
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 5:51 am     pedal steels Reply with quote

1 shobud mavrick
9 msa classic d-10 4 mica 5 wood body d-10
4 dekley d-10 slimline.
2 msa d-10 classic SS red one and a green one
2 emmons d-10 push pull's one green mica black one
1 emmons d-10 legrand SKH 1981 black
2 shobud super pro's d-10 walnut finish (currently
2 shobud pro 111 one red one green d-10....

i must be crazy Confused Smile

p.w
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Wayne Brown


From:
Strathmore, Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 6:01 am     steels Reply with quote

tony said list all the ones i have owned...i can't do that... bob would ban me for taking up to many pages in one topic Shocked
i will say this much i have owned multiples of many guitars
my 1st was a 1968 s-10 emmons PP
right now is a new mullen RP and a MCI
my fovorite was a mid 80s white D-10 JCH which i would love to have back and would buy back in a heart beat.
wayne brown
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Eric Philippsen


From:
Central Indiana, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 6:06 am     Reply with quote

First steel: Sho-Bud Super Pro which I played for hundreds of gigs back when everyone was working as much as they wanted.

2nd: 81' Emmons D10 p/p

3rd: 81" Zum D10

4th and since then: Two more Zum D10's, a couple of Buds, and a lot more Emmons, including an SKH, 2 LGII's, LGIII, several student models, 2 D12's, bolt-on, several S10's and a bunch of D10's. I don't know - 20? The thing was, I was buying them whenever I ran across them years and years ago. I was fortunate to have a couple of push-pull guru/mechanics who did the necessary work to fix what former owners had messed up.

Now I've thinned the herd down to a few Emmons push-pulls. It got to be just too crazy.
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Frank Agliata


From:
Jersey Shore, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 6:21 am     Reply with quote

Still just a newbie . .

2001 Sierra Artist, Owned since 2008.
Currently my one and only, (pedal steel)

Now, lap steels (4) and six string guitars (12), Basses (5)

Amps, forget about it! Winking
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Dick Wood


From:
Springtown Texas, USA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 7:07 am     Reply with quote

Starting back in 1980

MSA Sidekick 1980
ZB SD10 1980
MSA U12 Supersustain 1985
Dekley D10 Slimline 1983
Carter D10 1995
Carter SD10 1997
Carter D10 2004
Carter SD10 2003
Dekley D10 Slimline 2006
Williams D10 2006

I wish I still had one of the Carters back.
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Tony Glassman


From:
The Great Northwest
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 7:41 am     Reply with quote

Shobud S10
Shobud D10
ZB D10
Sierra D10 (2)
Zum U12 (2)
Zum D10
Emmons p/p D10 (3)
Emmons p/p S10
Emmons LG2 D10
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Mike Perlowin


From:
Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 7:49 am     Reply with quote

MSA classic,lacquer
MSA classic, Mica
MSA Millennium
Another MSA Millennium

The classics were sold. I still have the Millies.
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Roy Carroll


From:
North of a Round Rock
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 8:01 am     Reply with quote

Here's what I have had... never satisfied I guess!
MSA
(2) Claissics
(1) SS-D-10
(1) S-10
Sho-Bud
(1) Pro ll D-10
(1) Pro lll D-10
(1) Super Pro D-10
Carter
(1) SD-10
Emmons
(2) Legrand ll D-10
Mullen
(1) SD-10
Promat
(1) D-10 PP
Still have the Promat D-10 PP Best sounding guitar I've ever owned. Big Big sound.
Wish I had the Mullen back as a travel guitar it was light and played really good.
Unfortunately, I sound like me on all of them except the MSA Sidekick (which sucked)
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Mike Vallandigham


From:
Martinez, CA
Post Posted 16 Aug 2016 8:22 am     Reply with quote

I've had 5:

1969 ZB Custom D-10 8/4 SOLD
1970's MSA Classic S-10, 3/4 SOLD
1974 Emmons D-10, 8/5 STILL HAVE
1952 Fender Deluxe 8 Lap STILL HAVE
2004 Mullen RP D-10 8/6 SOLD (SHOULDN'T HAVE)
2007 Excel Superb S12 E9/C6 with 8/6 STILL HAVE

I play through a 1979 Fender VibrOsonic, or a 1960 Fender Brown VibrAsonic. Both with JBLs.

Life is good.

The ZB was a PITA, but sounded nice. The MSA was mechanically nice, but just so boring.

Love my Emmons, the feel and the sound are incredible. Plus it's an Emmons.

I loved the Mullen, it was black and polished. I only sold it because it was the Mullen or the Emmons. I sold it to pay for the Excel.

the Excel is an engineering marvel, the sound is full and even (has a Tru-Tone) and the E9/C6 lever is really the best of both worlds in a small compact package. The only thing I may not be gushy about is the ergonomics of it. It's just a by-product of it being a compact S-12...I think it felt weird mostly because I was used to the Emmons and the Mullen.

Anyway, I love it and keep it to this day, alongside the PushPull.
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