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    A Lap Slide Lesson with Jerry Douglas

    A Lap Slide Lesson with Jerry Douglas
    April 19, 2005

    As Jerry Douglas’ shiny tonebar skips and dances across the strings of his growling resonator, funky blues licks echo through his attic studio. Built over a
    Last Replied by Hank Ruf - April 11
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    Building Consoles

    Hi all.
    I meant to put a post up here regarding Building Consoles a few days ago but not thinking straight actually sent a message about my query to all members. My apologies to all members and thanks to Rockne for his message in relation to my query.
    Last Replied by Deleted Member - June 5, 2014
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    Tone Pot For Stringmaster Style Wiring

    Hi guys. I am about to build a lap steel using 2 Stringmaster style pickups. These are 2 single coils with 1 volume, 1 tone and 1 pickup blend pot. On old Stringmaster wiring diagrams the volume and blend pots are 250k ohms but the diagram shows the tone
    Last Replied by Rockne Riddlebarger - May 24, 2014
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    I'm an the old lead guitarist that took to lap steel and slowly making progress as I dont get a lot of time to practice but I know practice makes perfect. One  on the problems I have is where I pinch 2 strings side by side using thumb on lower string and
    Last Replied by philip todd - April 10, 2014
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    Neck Height D-8 Console

    Hi all,
    About to start work on a D-8 console build. I was thinking of just having a 1/4 inch extra height of front neck above the height of back neck. I know some players go  1/2 inch extra height too. I think 1/4 will be fine but just wondering what most
    Last Replied by Rockne Riddlebarger - May 5, 2014
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    Who's On First? Multi-neck Steel Production Timeline

    Last winter when I was designing and building a custom double 8 string console steel I was curious about the design evolution, and innovation, by the various steel guitar manufacturers of the past.  Just who did invent what, and when?  My investigation he
    Last Replied by Hank Ruf - March 5, 2014
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    My New Console Steel

    After 105 hours of design and construction my new steel is a playable instrument and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. It has huge round tones and the harmonics leap off of it. I re-used the Usa Sperzel tuners, the George L's E-66 pups and the
    Last Replied by Bosse Engzell - March 21, 2014
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    Don Helms Birthday

       Steel guitar great, Don Helms was born today in 1927. Don brought his distinctive sound to recordings and the stage shows of Hank Williams, Sr and Jr, plus Hank's daughter Jett for decades. He also graced the recordings of Ray price, Johnny Cash, Loret
    Last Replied by Deleted Member - February 28, 2013
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    Born Feb. 9, 1908, Bob Dunn

         Steel pioneer, Bob Dunn was born today, Feb. 9,in 1908. Bob joined Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies in 1934 and excited radio and live audiences with his unique steel style. Bob was also a jazz trombone player and utilized that approach to his s
    Last Replied by Deleted Member - February 9, 2013
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    Born Today in 1917, Leon McAuliffe

         Steel guitar legend, Leon McAuliffe was born today, Jan. 3, 1917 and became a member of The Lightcrust Doughboys with band mates, Bob Wills and Milton Brown at age 17. A year later Leon would become an essential part of Bob Wills and the Texas Playbo
    Last Replied by James Colvard - January 3, 2013