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Re: Slide technique - single notes (reply)
I do both, depending on context. If I'm doing alternating bass or the like on the open strings, I use the slide for the melody on single strings. OTOH, if I'm playing single notes where the open strings aren't being played,  I tend to...
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Tony Done

04/17/14 10:08 PM
Re: Let's Slide!!!  (reply)
Hi folks,This a my first post in many years to UMGF ( I can't remember doing the earlier ones) so I'll do a very brief intro. I've been playing acoustic for 50-odd years, now about 50:50 fingerpicking and slide, including a bit of lap...
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Tony Done

04/17/14 1:59 AM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
That's news to me about Beard "gutting" them. I thought they brought them in before they are finished and assembled and put the hardware on at the Beard shop. I don't believe they are "subtracting" anything at that point. A certain...
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MarkinSonoma

04/16/14 9:11 PM
Re: Tips for the New Pedal Steel Player (reply)
Do you want a good read about Sho Bud steel guitars. Chick this link >>> http://steelguitarnetwork.com/forum/topics/the-birth-of-the-sho-bud-steel-guitar
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steelman2

04/14/14 11:32 AM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
Congrats on the Gold Tone! The ones set up at the Beard shop are great. Dave
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Albamadave

03/25/14 6:36 PM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
No, not that one. I have collected a few already though. A Dunlop Ergo came with it but I don't like that one, it's very narrow and it's hard to lift up for chops. I bought three other steels, a Stevens Steel which I am not crazy about...
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sangemon

03/22/14 10:18 PM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
Have you tried the Dunlop Lap Dawg bar?Surfgrass Medley
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kydave

03/21/14 3:52 AM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
Oh yeah...Maybe by then I'll even know how to play something on it. Do you think they'll allow it onstage at Martins on Main without an "Unofficial Martin" sticker on the headstock?
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sangemon

03/20/14 7:10 PM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
I hope you plan on bringing that to Nazareth this summer, Tom.
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JimMonaghan

03/20/14 11:04 AM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
This one has an open soundwell. It has large holes cut into the sides of the soundwell walls. Beard imports the bodies from China, guts them, replaces whatever is in there with his own spun cones and spiders, changes the nut to bone and...
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sangemon

03/18/14 9:39 PM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
Thanks Tom. I was mainly curious about the soundwell. I've been playing Dobro for years, but just Dobro brand. They've all had the round soundwell which reminds me of a tamborine without the jingles. I just knew that some other...
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kydave

03/18/14 4:49 PM
Re: Slide technique - single notes (reply)
Anyone ever see the Sammy Davis, Jr Suntory commercials? I thought 'em pretty cool when I lived in Japan. There was another where he was tap-dancing, can't find it.   OK - back on topic: appreciate having a cool word for what I've always...
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Jim Behnke

03/18/14 2:59 PM
Re: Slide technique - single notes (reply)
Howard M Emerson wrote:Ry's reprising his 'Theme From Southern Comfort' here……….How they talked him into doing this is beyond me.   HEBill Murray in "Lost In Translation".
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sangemon

03/18/14 1:25 PM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
Hi Dave - It's got a round wooden soundwell inside the body which supports a spun aluminum cone around it's edges. The cone is formed with a cross section that looks a little like the letter W. There is an aluminum spider with the saddle...
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sangemon

03/18/14 1:08 PM
Re: Goldtone PBS-M dobro (reply)
Nice, Tom. What are the guts of that like? Posts? Ring with holes? with trapezoids? I've been considering one of those as a different sound from my old white bread Dobro.
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kydave

03/18/14 2:58 AM
Goldtone PBS-M dobro (topic)
Arrived yesterday. Sweet deal on the Buy&Sell.Thanks James! I'm lovin' it!
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sangemon

03/13/14 4:18 PM
Re: Beard "Wave" capo (reply)
Yeah, I've got the Shubb, too; that the thick and thin Scheerhorns. I like the Flux (thin Scheerhorn) best... But I might try a Beard. You KNOW I'm not averse to having an extra capo or two around... LOL!
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kydave

03/04/14 5:06 AM
Re: Beard "Wave" capo (reply)
Do you slip the underside down in between the G & D strings with it running parallel then turn it 9- degrees and tighten? 'Zackly, Dave. As that video notes, it's a bit more work to get a "floating" capo placed correctly compared to...
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Jim Behnke

03/04/14 4:56 AM
Re: Beard "Wave" capo (reply)
Lots of those single note and open combination runs in the key of G are hosed if the singer is working in A.  Of course you can play an unfretted instrument anywhere, but some signature type Dobro licks are nice to keep during key...
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kydave

03/03/14 11:59 PM
Re: Beard "Wave" capo (reply)
now that was enlightening....thanks dave.....
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ncfiretiger

03/03/14 10:55 PM

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