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Resonator Tunings 10 Replies

What tunings do you like? What does that particular tuning lend itself to?

Tags: tuning, resonator

Started by David Shade. Last reply by Michael McGrath Aug 13, 2014.

Round neck reso capos 3 Replies

Hi Folks - I found the one I was searching for - Dobro DM-75 "LILY OF THE VALLEY" round neck reso guitar. The sound is amazing! I'm looking for the best capo - my Kyser and Schubb do not accommodate…Continue

Started by Peg Andrae. Last reply by Tim Quarry Mar 3, 2014.

National Hot plate, anyone got one?? 5 Replies

I own a National style O, & would like to get some sort of pick -up for it. I'm currently using a SM57 through my P.A.@ gigs, but it's not loud enough when i've got the bass & drum comes in.…Continue

Tags: gigs, steel, guitar, resonator, pick-ups

Started by jimmy fong. Last reply by Patrick May 9, 2013.

Got It !!! Now What ??? 9 Replies

Hi Guys.I finally did it. It's a RK RM-998-SR.Got 2 to choose from. Took the louder one But with a slightly higher action. About 4mm on the low E, 3 mm on the high E. Bone nut. 0,13 stock strings.…Continue

Started by Old Man. Last reply by Edward Sparks Apr 19, 2011.

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Comment by Ted James Popp on January 29, 2011 at 9:06pm
Edward, you just seem to have this endless supply of quality, vintage & collectible instruments!  How do they all get played? Cause I know you play & play out a lot. Will you post the tune after you get it down?
Comment by Rob Anderlik on January 29, 2011 at 7:46pm

Here's a tune I'd like to share with you all.. This is one of my tunes called Rama P. Jama. I think of it as a "Bill Monroe meets the Maharishi" type of tune. Sort of an international number. At least that's what I was shooting for when I started messing around with it. It's a modal tune - I believe it's a phrygian mode.

 Rama P. Jama


I welcome your comments!
Comment by Edward Sparks on January 29, 2011 at 6:44am
I have just recorded a song that is in "D" and I was thinking of adding a slide dobro part on my 1936 wood bodied Dobro, but I have never tried Open D tuning, now's my chance!  Thanks Ted and Patrick for the idea!  Edward
Comment by Patrick on January 28, 2011 at 11:07pm
Welcome Ted. Put on Keb Mo's "She just wants to dance" with that open D tuning. It's a great song to chase that tuning.
Comment by Ted James Popp on January 28, 2011 at 9:58pm
Hello to the group... just in to give and get what info I can. Just starting with a Morrell round neck in DADF#AD. I've always liked slide, etc., since the first time I saw Leo Kottke in the early 70s. I live in East Central Wisconsin and at that point he was from Twin Cities, Minnesota
Comment by Edward Sparks on January 19, 2011 at 4:50am
From the Gibson Newsletter...I don't know bout you but I go through dozens of sets of strings in a year! I usually put them in the recycle bin, but this is another option!

"No Strings Attached: How to Reuse Your Guitar Strings"
Comment by Rob Anderlik on January 17, 2011 at 7:57pm
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to spending more time here...
Comment by Ian Goodsman on January 17, 2011 at 7:03pm
Hi Rob, welcome. I really enjoyed your video - a beautiful tune and one that I have not heard before. Have been a fan of Douglas for some time and now have recently found Barenberg (although I do think I may have come across him sometime in the past). Cheers, Ian
Comment by David Shade on January 17, 2011 at 5:35pm
Thanks Rob for the video and tab. Skip, Hop and Wobble is one of my all time favorite albums. Oh, welcome aboard!
Comment by Steve Kline on January 17, 2011 at 4:26pm
Very nice tune, Rob, and welcome.

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