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Mick Hearn


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Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 2:55 am     Reply with quote

This is my version of Nightlife played on Lap Steel standard C6 just to see if it could be done.

https://soundcloud.com/mike-hearn-197524187/nightlife
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Tim Russell


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Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 3:07 am     Reply with quote

I'm luvin' it! This is one of the classics that will never be lost, it sounds magnificent! This was probably one of the first real steel guitar songs that caught my ear years ago. The way that you compensate for having no pedals - sounds incredible!
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 5:31 am     Reply with quote

Well played, Mick! 'Loved it.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 5:41 am     Reply with quote

Great job, Mick!
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 6:31 am     Reply with quote

Beautiful playing of a beautiful song. Very Happy
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Steven Tekulsky


From:
New York, USA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 6:32 am     Nightlife Reply with quote

Fantastic sounding! Would love to see a tab..........
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 7:30 am     Re: Nightlife Reply with quote

Steven Tekulsky wrote:
Would love to see a tab..........

Ditto.
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Roy Thomson


From:
Wolfville, Nova Scotia,Canada
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 8:23 am     Reply with quote

Powerful playing and arrangement. Very Happy
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Stefan Robertson


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London, UK
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 8:57 am     Reply with quote

Nice one Mick. Dig it.
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Mark Roeder


From:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 12:22 pm     Reply with quote

Nice
What is in your tuning?
I do it in C6 with a major 7th in the tuning for more notes in the chords
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Brad Davis


From:
Texas, USA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 1:15 pm     Reply with quote

Very nicely done!
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Will Houston


From:
Tempe, Az
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 1:34 pm     Reply with quote

Nicely done Mick, which steel did you use?
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Mick Hearn


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 1:50 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you all for your kind comments, I really appreciate them.
The tuning I used was standard C6 G,E,C,A,G,E,C,A high to low. The guitar I normally use is a National Console which is still all original. I am a bit reluctant to change any tunings due to the age of the tuning keys as I don't know when they are going to go.
However on this recording I was using a home made keyless 10 string. It was made by one of the British Steelies members. 24" scale using SIT strings and fitted with a George L E66 pickup. Terrific sustain and tone.
Plans are in hand to build a twin neck of similar design with C6 at the rear and Tom Morrell's E13 at the front.
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Allen Hutchison


From:
Kilcoy, Qld, Australia
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 2:40 pm     love it! Reply with quote

Top stuff Mick! Great work. Cool
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Will Houston


From:
Tempe, Az
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 8:20 pm     Reply with quote

Good info, thanks
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G Strout


From:
Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 8:30 pm     Reply with quote

Great Job Mike!! Absolutely loved it!! Smile
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Chris Sattler


From:
Camden, Australia
Post Posted 23 Aug 2017 4:28 am     Reply with quote

That is really good Mike. I enjoyed it all. Great arrangement and beautiful touch.
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Stefan Robertson


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London, UK
Post Posted 23 Aug 2017 4:51 am     Reply with quote

Mick Hearn wrote:
Thank you all for your kind comments, I really appreciate them.
The tuning I used was standard C6 G,E,C,A,G,E,C,A high to low. The guitar I normally use is a National Console which is still all original. I am a bit reluctant to change any tunings due to the age of the tuning keys as I don't know when they are going to go.
However on this recording I was using a home made keyless 10 string. It was made by one of the British Steelies members. 24" scale using SIT strings and fitted with a George L E66 pickup. Terrific sustain and tone.
Plans are in hand to build a twin neck of similar design with C6 at the rear and Tom Morrell's E13 at the front.


ooo. that was what I was thinking. like a Lap steel equivalent to the pedal setup That the legends use to use.
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Russell Adkins


From:
Louisiana, USA
Post Posted 23 Aug 2017 12:47 pm     Reply with quote

Thats amazing im impressed
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Eric Philippsen


From:
Central Indiana, USA
Post Posted 24 Aug 2017 4:50 pm     Reply with quote

Wow, now that's impressive. Very nice.
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Chuck Holley


From:
Missouri, USA
Post Posted 28 Aug 2017 5:32 am     Reply with quote

Very nice, indeed!
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Sonny Jenkins


From:
New Braunfels, Tx. 78130
Post Posted 28 Aug 2017 6:29 am     Reply with quote

Now that's a whole lotta music on 8 strings Mike,,,and a lotta "lessons",,,you need to tab that out!!!!
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Mick Hearn


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 28 Aug 2017 3:28 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for that Sonny. Yes you are right. Thats three people now who have asked for tab. Lots of bar slants. Spent some time trying to find them.

Have never tabbed anything before so am a bit stumped but will give it a try.

The alternative could be to video as a lesson and put on YouTube.
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Dave Grothusen


From:
Scott City, Ks
Post Posted 29 Aug 2017 8:41 am     Reply with quote

I'm impressed. You sure know your way around that tuning.
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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 5 Sep 2017 12:17 am     Reply with quote

Very nice!
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