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Re: New stand-up to play Dobro stand.. (reply)
I used to use a keyboard stand to hold my lap steel when I was primarily playing electric guitar, so I could switch and keep playing standing up, but this is much cooler!!!
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kydave

07/13/16 7:02 PM
Re: New stand-up to play Dobro stand.. (reply)
All it needs is a small motor!
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Jim Behnke

07/06/16 8:43 PM
New stand-up to play Dobro stand.. (topic)
A friend of mine sent me this pic.  Not sure if this what gave him the idea for it,  or his own.   He loves his.  "A place for everything including beer" : )And, as he ages, will serve two purpose...
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willysunday

07/04/16 5:58 PM
Conversion capo (topic)
I thought that this might interest those of you that might want to have a go at lap steel without investing in a specialised instrument or do mods:I posted this because it is Mark III, and tonally superior to Marks I and II. It is a...
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Tony Done

05/10/16 11:25 PM
1930 L-5 bottled in D (topic)
Hi all,That's my magnum champagne bottle slide & 1930 Gibson TGL-5 with nickel wound D'Addarios in open D tuning, just working on an orphan lick.HE
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Howard M Emerson

05/06/16 10:23 AM
Re: Change from light to medium string on round neck resonator (reply)
Thanks Tony
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jdjango

05/05/16 2:19 PM
Re: Change from light to medium string on round neck resonator (reply)
Same deal, no problem if it has a truss rod. You have to be careful with cone screws on biscuit resos, as it is easy to crush the cone. I put a washer on mine to increase the bearing surface, and also seat the biscuit in wax or PVA glue...
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Tony Done

05/04/16 11:44 PM
Re: Change from light to medium string on round neck resonator (reply)
Tony Done wrote:It should be fine if it has a truss rod. - I use 13-56 on all my resos. The screw shouldn't need adjusting, but should be set at the lowest tension that will keep all the spider's legs seated on the cone.Tony.....how...
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jdjango

05/04/16 8:55 PM
Re: Change from light to medium string on round neck resonator (reply)
Thanks Tony
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jimeanes

04/25/16 2:06 AM
Re: Change from light to medium string on round neck resonator (reply)
It should be fine if it has a truss rod. - I use 13-56 on all my resos. The screw shouldn't need adjusting, but should be set at the lowest tension that will keep all the spider's legs seated on the cone.
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Tony Done

04/24/16 10:09 PM
Change from light to medium string on round neck resonator (topic)
I just got a Gretsch Boxcar round neck resonator and want to change from light ( 12-53 ) to medium (13-56 ) strings.Do I have to adjust the cone screw?Thanks for any input.Jim
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jimeanes

04/24/16 4:14 PM
Re: Republic guitars - made in USA?  (reply)
Zombie thread, but just in case it gets anyone interested. I have one, a Miniolian. It sounds great, but the soundwell is made of very cheap laminated timber (I wouldn't grace it with the name plywood) and started falling apart after a...
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Tony Done

04/11/16 6:59 PM
REGAL Tricone "Lily of the Valley" (reply)
Hi! I have a  and it is a wonderful sounding guitar with a sweet, loud and sustaining tone.I bought it from a guitarmaker in Germany who made a new set up and changed it to National cones and "Lily" sounds uncredibly better than before.,...
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chevere

04/11/16 3:13 PM
Re: Flattops for slide? (reply)
Looks good, thanks. I've got a Homespun one by Arlen Roth, that involves finger notes between the thumb notes; I filed that in the "too hard" basket years ago.
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Tony Done

04/07/16 10:22 AM
Re: Flattops for slide? (reply)
Tony Done wrote:Yeah, had a go. It isn't so difficult if you choose the right tune. Now I feel encouraged to revisit the thumb shuffle, but I think that is whole different ball game. Do you have any easy examples?Hi Tony,I don't do a...
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Howard M Emerson

04/07/16 9:49 AM
Re: Flattops for slide? (reply)
Yeah, had a go. It isn't so difficult if you choose the right tune. Now I feel encouraged to revisit the thumb shuffle, but I think that is whole different ball game. Do you have any easy examples?
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Tony Done

04/06/16 9:35 PM
Re: Flattops for slide? (reply)
Tony Done wrote:Oh, I like that, much chimier than I was expecting. I would never have guessed it was an archtop.<sigh> I can't do monotonic bass. Must try harder. Open D?Hi Tony,Yeah, it does not sound like most arch tops.Sure you...
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Howard M Emerson

04/04/16 11:14 AM
Re: Flattops for slide? (reply)
Oh, I like that, much chimier than I was expecting. I would never have guessed it was an archtop.<sigh> I can't do monotonic bass. Must try harder. Open D?
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Tony Done

04/04/16 12:07 AM
Re: Flattops for slide? (reply)
Tony Done wrote:Nice sound and nice playing.  Quite different from a flattop, thicker. Does it still hold up in the very high registers?Hi Tony,I think it's pretty thick sounding in all registers, but of course it's one thing to hear it...
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Howard M Emerson

04/03/16 11:14 PM
Re: Flattops for slide? (reply)
Nice sound and nice playing.  Quite different from a flattop, thicker. Does it still hold up in the very high registers?
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Tony Done

04/03/16 10:10 PM

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