Wanting to brag about my new steel



Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby style0 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:26 pm

I've wanted one of these for over 30 years and mine is finally coming on Tuesday. It will be a loud - triple repeat echo day around here.
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby guilddigger » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:51 pm

Very nice indeed!

I'm a bit of a steel player myself, although I rarely play it these days.
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby thehallway » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:28 pm

Looks like Howe's!

I'm a keyboardist myself but I have played a steel before (easier than a normal guitar in my opinion)
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby the greenman » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:16 pm

steve himself would be jealous! nice one!
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby style0 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:00 am

Can't wait till the Fedex guy gets here! ! !
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby CourtoftheCrimsonKeith » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:56 am

That's an amazing looking instrument. Congratulations. I've always wanted one myself but it looks very intimidating.
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby style0 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:28 am

Once you get used to the mechanics and the various tunings it's not too bad. Like thehallway said, it is easier than guitar. It's kinda like the string version of trombone playing, everything is feel and space memory (a rather Yes like descriptions I would say). My Wife just said "when did Yes have a trombone player" ;~)
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby style0 » Mon May 04, 2009 12:26 am

I opened this up this morning to do some cleaning and I discovered that it's a 1973 the same year as Steve's. Too cool!
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby yesguitarman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:59 pm

Steve's steel is a 1957, the same year as mine. I have the same one. Dual sixs are hard to find. There's quite a few Dual 8s out there. Your's looks beautiful. I had mine refinished half way between true blonde and butterscotch blonde. Best of luck with it and enjoy playing it. Make sure you play it with a volume pedal. Half of Steve's steel sound is playing with his foot.
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Re: Wanting to brag about my new steel

Postby thehallway » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:03 pm

Those volume swells are what make songs like Soon so incredible to listen to. Some of Howe's most expressive playing must have come out of his steel.
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