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Post new topic Pedal Steel Mechanic near Indy? (Thanks for the help...)
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Daniel Kirk


From:
Greenwood, Indiana
Post Posted 4 Jan 2018 2:30 pm     Reply with quote

I have a pedal steel in need of some long overdue maintenance. Several levers that are slow to return to pitch etc.

Anyone near Indy up for this sort of work? mid-70's Shobud...

Thanks in advance...dk


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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 4 Jan 2018 5:42 pm     Reply with quote

Try seeing if Andrew Wright is available.
He's not terribly experienced, but I've met him at a truck stop, and I've both worked on his guitars and guided him as he works on them (I find it better to guide than to do).
If your guitar has the pre-Super Pro guts, it's actually quite easy work on them.
If you can't find anyone local, I can see if I can swap my schedule with the other guy (every other Saturday, I run to Ft. Campbell Ky, and one of my boss's other drivers goes to the FedEx Ground hub at Indy), and I'll bring my wrenches, perhaps the 27th.
Forum member Eric Phillipsen might also either be willing or know someone who is.
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Andrew Wright


From:
Indiana, USA
Post Posted 4 Jan 2018 5:47 pm     Reply with quote

I'm still not much good for anything. Lane's been very helpful in teaching me to make a few adjustments and I'd be happy to share what little I know!
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Bob Watson


From:
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post Posted 4 Jan 2018 11:02 pm     Reply with quote

Champaign Il. is 2 hours west of Indianapolis on I74. Jerry Erickson works at Corson Music and works on both all pull and push pull steels and does great job on both. Give the store a call and if he isn't there, leave a message for him. Also, I'll give him a heads up. He's the closest steel mechanic I can think of. https://corsonmusic.com/
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Paul Wade


From:
mundelein,ill
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 5:41 am     Reply with quote

what bob said. just had my super pro worked on and jerry did a great job. great guy to. you won't be sorry

p.w
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Tom Sosbe


From:
Rushville,In
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 8:01 am     Reply with quote

pm sent
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Jerry Erickson


From:
Atlanta,IL 61723
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 8:38 am     Reply with quote

Hi Daniel, I'm available tomorrow in Champaign if one these others who are closer to you aren't available. You can message or email me if needed.

Cheers!
Jerry

Thanks Paul and Bob!
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Daniel Kirk


From:
Greenwood, Indiana
Post Posted 5 Jan 2018 4:28 pm     Thanks to all Reply with quote

I appreciate the info.

Jerry- I sent you an email to see if we can link up... dk
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Charley Hill


From:
South Carolina
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 8:43 am     Reply with quote

Jerry Fessenden is in the INDY area. There is your ticket for a good mechanic. Not diminishing any others. But, if I had the chance to use Jerry, I would.
As an extra bonus, he may have built the very guitar you are playing.
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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 5:34 pm     Reply with quote

I thought Jerry was in New England somewhere,
Like Vermont

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Charley Hill


From:
South Carolina
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 7:53 pm     Reply with quote

Sometimes. But most of the time he is in Indy
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Eric Philippsen


From:
Central Indiana, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 5:12 am     Reply with quote

I see you live in Greenwood. I live just about right next door on the west side of Martinsville.

I've been playing pedal steel for 35+ years. I still don't think I'm a good player but I know a bit about how to fix and adjust them. My first steel was a Sho-Bud that I played for 25 years.

I'd be glad to help.
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