tell me about JUNIOR BROWN's "guit-steel"

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  1. SW33THAND5

    SW33THAND5 Member

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    i saw him at the HOB last night and he KILLED. his tone was stellar country twang. he had a silverface twin with a little reverb and no pedals.

    the top part of the "guit-steel" is pieced out from an old telecaster. but it has a strat hardtail type bridge and the p'ups do not look like tele pickups. anybody know what kind of hardware and specs are on this thing???

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    they kinda look like black lace-sensors or emgs in appearance.



    ALSO, ANYBODY KNOW HOW HIS 8 STRING STEEL GUITAR IS TUNED? WHAT IS THIS TUNING? ITS SOUNDS SO NASHVILLE?
     
  2. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    junior's guit steel was built by national treasure and gp member michael stevens. michael is an extraordinary luthier and i am happy/proud to call him a good friend for 17 years.
     
  3. E Baxter Put

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    I think those are vintage mustang/ duo-sonic/ musicmaster pickups.
     
  4. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    they are steel pickups.
     
  5. SW33THAND5

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    anybody know how to tune those things? is it some kind of open chord?

    anyone, i am looking for a "nashville" sound
     
  6. Quarter

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    Looks like they might be Stringmaster pickups

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  7. matte

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    bingo. i had a 7 string strat that mike built @ the fcs which had stringmaster pickups.
     
  8. openbar

    openbar Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, usually when you say "Nashville Tuning" for a pedal steel, you're talking E9chromatic. I can't recall exactly what Jr. uses on that thing, maybe an A6, and obviously it's not a pedal steel.
     
  9. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Junior uses E13th for his steel I have been told.
     
  10. openbar

    openbar Silver Supporting Member

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    And the guitar neck is from an early-80's Fender Bullet.
     
  11. RL in Fla

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    Side note : Junior & Roy Clark @ the Florida Theatre in Jax on Fri 1/18
     
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    I think the bridge on the 'guit' half is a vibrato with no handle installed. Both times I saw him at the Ark in AA, he reefed on the bridge to slack the strings.
     
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    Oh, and did you recover yet or are you still saying "What hit me?" Junior's shows will do that to you.
     
  15. SW33THAND5

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    i went straight home, pulgged in the strat, flicked the bridge p'up on, plugged in the deluxe reverb (with just a little reverb) and started to try and figure out some of his riffs and chicken pickin before i forgot!:D
     
  16. Neer

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    Junior uses a C13 tuning: G E C A G E C Bb, high to low.
     
  17. SW33THAND5

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    perfect, thanks!

    i am getting a lap steel!
     
  18. Neer

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    Go for it. Changed my life.
     
  19. Smakutus

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    That guit-steel is awesome..

    Jeff
     

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