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Re: Medium strings on National M1 tricone (reply)
Thanks John They gave me the ok for the 13's,no problems so far
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paoli

04/22/17 3:55 PM
Re: Medium strings on National M1 tricone (reply)
I just recently bought strings from National and was told they switched to .12's across the board. Didn't think to ask why. Their FAQ page still says that standard guitars get .13's. I think you are safe switching but if you are still...
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John Simpson

04/15/17 11:30 PM
Re: NRP: one of a kind (reply)
Is that you playing Laurent? It says Aron, so I'm confused. Nice Ry licks either way!
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JodyK

03/05/17 12:44 PM
1934 Duolian (rare gold color) (reply)
its awesome !!!
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replacs

02/09/17 1:57 PM
Re: National Reso-Phonic - Show Us Yours and Discuss! (reply)
Here are my Polychrome and M1 tricones. The polychrome is much heavier but I find it more comfortable to play,once on my lap much more stable,because its weight then the M1.
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paoli

02/08/17 1:50 PM
Re: Lap Steel Lessons or any help at all (reply)
Howard's suggestion of Open G, GBDGBD low-to-high is a great one. This is also the most popular dobro tuning. I have played lap steel/dobro in my church band for many years, and the style of many Contemporary Christian songs, though they...
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MarkinSonoma

01/26/17 10:51 PM
Re: Medium strings on National M1 tricone (reply)
thanks Jim,I've fitted 0.13 ths on my polychrome tricone that is steel bodied,the M1 is wooden and so much lighter,that is why I worry a bit
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paoli

01/19/17 7:34 PM
Re: Medium strings on National M1 tricone (reply)
I have used mediums on my '34 National Style O round-neck for years, 0 problems. Like you I find it preferable for slide work. I also sub a .022P or .024P for the wound G - again, better [imho] for slide. I realize single-cones &...
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Jim Behnke

01/19/17 7:10 PM
Medium strings on National M1 tricone (topic)
Hello everyone! I've just received delivery of a M1 and It came with 0.12 light strings,would it damage the guitar change the 0.12 to a medium 0.13 gauge?That's what i got on my polychrome tricone and I much prefer that for slide work.
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paoli

01/19/17 4:01 PM
Re: 1930 L-5 bottled in D (reply)
Great tone too!
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Jim Behnke

01/13/17 4:00 AM
Re: 1930 L-5 bottled in D (reply)
Howard Very nice - great pace Ed
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ruby50

01/13/17 1:23 AM
Re: Hawaiian Conservatory of Music (reply)
You might offer it in UMGF Buy & Sell section. The Steel Gtr Forum and Taropatch.net have for sale sections too; the viewers there might have more appreciation of the described material than typical UMGF'rs would.
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Jim Behnke

01/03/17 4:47 AM
Hawaiian Conservatory of Music (topic)
A friend just gave me an Oscar Schmidt Hawaiian Conservatory of Music guitar belonging to her great-grandmother.  It still has 95% of the gold paper scales on the frets.  It needs a lot of work so may never be playable again. She also...
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ruby50

01/02/17 3:06 PM
Re: Weldon Myrick 1939-2014 (reply)
Weldon was one of my favorites. I have pretty much all of his tapes and CD's
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SteveE9C6

12/08/16 5:39 PM
Re: maybe you lap steel folks may have interest in this??,...,. no affiliation (reply)
Good looking set at a fair price a lot of Hawaiian music and good Hawaiian music came from these old sets....my lap steel is this old 1950 Gibson .......pretty much a derelict when I got it.......a bunch of love and a little elbow grease...
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rockytwoshivers

12/04/16 2:58 PM
maybe you lap steel folks may have interest in this??,...,. no affiliation (topic)
i almost bought the amp only, but canceled the order so the gear could stay together as i don't play lap steel, from my research it seems like a desirable piece(s) and at a good price ,,maybe?? anyway heres a link if anyones interested...
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replacs

11/29/16 12:34 AM
Re: Lap Steel Lessons or any help at all (reply)
Thanks Howard!Anyone know of a good lap capo?How are the Lehle volume pedals - worth the extra cash?
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lcuevas

11/25/16 11:50 PM
Re: Lap Steel Lessons or any help at all (reply)
lcuevas wrote:I play guitar in our Church band.  I thought it would be cool to add a little lap steel in here and there.  I guess the musical style ranges betweenlight rock and pop music.  There are some songs that are more rhythm and...
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Howard M Emerson

11/25/16 12:19 PM
Re: Flattops for slide? (reply)
I have an old Harmony Sovereign setup for slide.  Killer tone.  I had it set just high enough but not too high so I can still fret notes if I want.This is a unique rebuild by a luthier in Davis, California named Harrisson Phipps.  He had...
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lcuevas

11/24/16 2:43 AM
Re: Lap Steel Lessons or any help at all (reply)
I play guitar in our Church band.  I thought it would be cool to add a little lap steel in here and there.  I guess the musical style ranges betweenlight rock and pop music.  There are some songs that are more rhythm and blues or funk.I...
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lcuevas

11/24/16 12:15 AM
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