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by Caevan O'Sh!te
September 9th, 2005, 10:57 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Buying a slide
Replies: 14
Views: 3934

What sort of guitar, and what sort of action and string-gauges and fretboard-radius, will you be sliding on? I really like a concave-radiused bell-brass Dunlop "Harris Slide" that I have, for use on a Les Paul or any other guitar with a curved/radiused fretboard. Its shape conforms both to the arc d...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
September 9th, 2005, 12:42 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Electric slide in dropped D
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

WOW, I never would've guessed that, every time I ever plugged my guitar into one of those RP-units I hated it! You sound particularly GREAT there, though! You ever listen to Derek Trucks? Something in your attack and phrasing reminds me of him, the way your slide hits the strings and the way you pic...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
September 8th, 2005, 8:17 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Electric slide in dropped D
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Hey, thanks! The backing-track is way cool fun to jam over, regardless of the way one plays (slide, fretted, etc.). Did you put that together, or is it from another source? If it's your's, please detail how you did it, wouldja? As for your own take at soloing over it in Dropped-D slide, that's some ...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
September 2nd, 2005, 12:02 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Hawaiian slide guitar
Replies: 20
Views: 12309

dogbite wrote:"slack key is the jargon they used to describe open tuning.
ie; tuning slack from standard."
O.K., so, when speaking in the context of Hawaiian Island music, "Slack Key" just means any Hawaiian musical style using Open-tuned/detuned guitars, whether slide, steel, or fretted?
by Caevan O'Sh!te
September 2nd, 2005, 11:47 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Hawaiian slide guitar
Replies: 20
Views: 12309

Steinar, thanks for that link to "Kaluana o Hilo Hanakahi" ; what a cool tune! I'll have to check out "Hapa Haole Hula Girl" now. (How can you go wrong, with a title like that?) :wink: 8) O.K., just listened to it a few times; great stuff! I think there's sand between my toes and happy-love in my ey...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
September 2nd, 2005, 10:35 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Setting up guitars for slide....
Replies: 14
Views: 3652

O.K., maybe I missed it somewhere, but- What tuning(s) do you want to use, and what style/approach? "Bottleneck" (with any kind of slide), where you can either fret or slide (or use both together in various ways)? "Lap", with a steel, or upright, with a slide, either position but all slide, no frett...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
September 2nd, 2005, 9:04 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: My Old Johnson Underwent Surgery Tonight
Replies: 18
Views: 6151

Re: My Old Johnson Underwent Surgery Tonight

"...I really thought the Tricone sounded pretty good with the Quarterman cones in it, but it sure sounds a LOT better with the Continentals. ...Playing bare fingered, it's a lot brighter on the treble, not as boomy in the bass, and man alive, it's got that hollow trashcanny sound of a National! I w...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
August 4th, 2005, 2:56 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Slide guitar tuning in all keys and all chords minor major
Replies: 43
Views: 15551

See, you have to learn how to damp and mute and move from one grouping of strings to another and back. And you have to learn how to throw in fretted passages, and combine fretting-behind-the-slide and various techniques for bending notes- fretted or held with the slide. It isn't supposed to be a big...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
August 2nd, 2005, 10:52 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: B bending techniques knee levers and pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

The Epiphone EZ Benders that I used fit on the stop-bar tailpiece of my Les Paul. They're levers with rollers, where the ball-end of the string fits onto a small pin. You preset the amount of pitch-change with a set-screw, depress the lever, and it pulls the string to raise its pitch. There were goo...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
August 2nd, 2005, 9:45 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: pseudo b bending like albert lee
Replies: 12
Views: 4608

"Walters...Albert lee does use a B bender. he plays a Musicman with that. truthfully, I dont think he needs it; he's an awesome player." Aaaaah.... I had either missed, or forgot that Albert Lee uses a 'bender equipped axe... And I agree with you, he can get a LOT of miles out of a guitar without o...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
August 2nd, 2005, 9:39 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: B bending techniques knee levers and pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

Cool!

"...way cool. ...around those chords are classic cowboy licks. pedal steel guitar and lap steel are all about two or three note harmonies. and then one can break all the rules. a classic sound from pedal steel comes from switching pedals over a chord. the strings are sounding as they raise or lower...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
August 1st, 2005, 3:05 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: pseudo b bending like albert lee
Replies: 12
Views: 4608

:idea: Remember, those lap-steel guys are using those fairly heavy bars to slide on the strings; their hefty mass probably helps to keep 'em steady while pulling strings, etc. It's definitely easier to bend 'n' pull lighter-gauged strings, although heavier ones do lend themselves to slide... You hav...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
August 1st, 2005, 2:09 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: pseudo b bending like albert lee
Replies: 12
Views: 4608

" oblique-bend techniques: are double stops with one note bent? " That's one example. Actually, any time you bend one note (up OR down) while holding one or more additional notes, it's called an oblique-bend. It just sounds more like a pedal-steel if you use three or more strings. " What "interval"...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
August 1st, 2005, 1:10 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: B bending techniques knee levers and pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

Ah, you're gonna work me t'death here, walters! :wink: (Jus' razzin' ya!) As far as I know, Clarence White and (Steve?) Parsons invented the first mechanical string-bending device for standard "spanish" electric guitar. Clarence White used it to great effect with the Byrds. Fender has had at least o...
by Caevan O'Sh!te
August 1st, 2005, 1:06 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: pseudo b bending like albert lee
Replies: 12
Views: 4608

Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan were also masters of this type of playing. I'm sure that there are a number of excellent instructional videos- and perhaps some DVD and/or CD-ROM packages, as well- I just don't know them off the top of my head. If I come up with any more info on that, I'll come back an...