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by Ricochet
February 27th, 2012, 8:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: RIP Steinar Gregertsen
Replies: 13
Views: 2714

RIP Steinar Gregertsen

I am sad to pass on the news that Steinar Gregertsen, a friend, member of this board, fantastic musician (mainly a lap steel player) and all-around good guy, has passed away today. RIP, Steinar!

http://www.gregertsen.com/
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 1:30 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Best steel to use for Lap steel???
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Re: Best steel to use for Lap steel???

Something that was very popular for steel guitars in the '30s and '40s and still works just fine is a piston wrist pin or gudgeon pin as our UK friends call it. They come in about any size you might want. You'll have to keep it clean and wipe it down with an oily cloth to keep it from rusting.
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Anyone here use a slide on their middle finger?
Replies: 14
Views: 8221

Re: Anyone here use a slide on their middle finger?

I use my middle finger now and then. Oh. You're talking about for the slide. :lol:
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Lap Steel Strings
Replies: 5
Views: 8915

Re: Lap Steel Strings

Here are the actual tunings and string gauges used by Don Helms, who played steel guitar for Hank Williams: http://www.scribd.com/doc/16618979/Steel-Guitar-Tuning-of-Don-Helms Most people now use a C6 tuning to play old country music and Western swing on a lap steel, on a 6 string that's CEGACE from...
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: New slides....
Replies: 7
Views: 3575

Re: New slides....

I've made a few copper pipe slides, but thought they were a bit on the scratchy side. Different textures are good for different things, though. Sometimes I prefer my sublimely smooth Diamond Ultimate lead crystal slide, but if I really want to get sustain from vibrato on the strings I've got to have...
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: My First Resonator
Replies: 23
Views: 7033

Re: My First Resonator

Hey, Roy! I hope you're having fun with that thing! I've been playing with a toy I got from Rondo about 4 years ago, an SX Lap-1 lap steel. Just put a lipstick pickup in it, which doesn't sound a lot different but looks cool. :D
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: I think my neck is twisted...
Replies: 6
Views: 3157

Re: I think my neck is twisted...

Maybe you need to see a chiropractor? :P
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Wrist and Thumb pain !
Replies: 22
Views: 6702

Re: Wrist and Thumb pain !

Oddly enough (or not so odd) fish oil caps actually make a noticeable difference...especially to my breath. But...whaddya 'spect from a cat??? :roll: Cat This is exactly why I take fish oil. Helps my creaky left thumb (which probably owes more to the hard clutch squeeze on my old Panhead Harley tha...
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Acoustic or Electric...
Replies: 6
Views: 2213

Re: Acoustic or Electric...

Mostly depends on what kind of music you like to play. If you really like electric styles, play electric. And vice versa. You can of course do both.
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 12:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Leaving Capo on
Replies: 13
Views: 3322

Re: Leaving Capo on

I think it might leave a mark on the neck finish of some guitars. For that matter, the plastic or rubber covers of guitar stands can mar nitrocellulose lacquer finishes.
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Legacy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: Legacy?

I love it! :D
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 10:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: I ordered my son a birthday present
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Re: I ordered my son a birthday present

Nice!
by Ricochet
February 18th, 2012, 10:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: I'm getting old - I just became a great-grandad!
Replies: 14
Views: 2755

Re: I'm getting old - I just became a great-grandad!

Congratulations, Vic! That's wonderful! :D
by Ricochet
December 25th, 2010, 6:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my Guitar Noise friends!

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