how to set-up a steel guitar to produce non-plucked sounds?

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Alan Horowitz, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. seems like the Nashville session men and studio engineers have figured
    out how to set up a processing string for steel guitar, that allows a
    slow rise time of the tone. IE, it doesn't sound like a plucked
    string.

    How is that done?
  2. Nil

    Nil Guest

    On 16 Aug 2003, alanh_27@yahoo.com (Alan Horowitz) wrote in
    news:1e3670a7.0308161010.5842694c@posting.google.com:

    > seems like the Nashville session men and studio engineers have
    > figured out how to set up a processing string for steel guitar,
    > that allows a slow rise time of the tone. IE, it doesn't sound
    > like a plucked string.
    >
    > How is that done?


    Volume pedal.
  3. "Nil" <rednoise0@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns93D991881ED2Anilch1@63.240.76.16...
    > On 16 Aug 2003, alanh_27@yahoo.com (Alan Horowitz) wrote in
    > news:1e3670a7.0308161010.5842694c@posting.google.com:
    >
    > > seems like the Nashville session men and studio engineers have
    > > figured out how to set up a processing string for steel guitar,
    > > that allows a slow rise time of the tone. IE, it doesn't sound
    > > like a plucked string.
    > >
    > > How is that done?

    >
    > Volume pedal.


    High tech!



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    * David Beardsley
    * microtonal guitar
    * http://biink.com/db
  4. "Alan Horowitz" <alanh_27@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1e3670a7.0308161010.5842694c@posting.google.com...
    > seems like the Nashville session men and studio engineers have figured
    > out how to set up a processing string for steel guitar, that allows a
    > slow rise time of the tone. IE, it doesn't sound like a plucked
    > string.
    >
    > How is that done?


    All kinds of ways. Volume pedal, noise gate with slow attack, compression
    with slow attack, envelope follower.
  5. Nobody

    Nobody Guest

    Alan Horowitz <alanh_27@yahoo.com> wrote in article <1e3670a7.0308161010.5842694c@posting.google.com>...
    > seems like the Nashville session men and studio engineers have figured
    > out how to set up a processing string for steel guitar, that allows a
    > slow rise time of the tone. IE, it doesn't sound like a plucked
    > string.
    >
    > How is that done?


    Usually with a volume pedal. Pick the note with the volume down, and then sweep the volume pedal to volume on and the note will
    sound like you describe.

    --
    Jason
    http://www.geocities.com/nobody_upstairs
  6. 'nuther Bob

    'nuther Bob Guest

    On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 20:54:00 GMT, "Ricky W. Hunt"
    <rickywhunt@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >noise gate with slow attack, compression
    >with slow attack, envelope follower.



    Dude, he's playing guitar, not driving a space craft through a
    time warp. What's with the science fiction lingo ?


    Bob
  7. "'nuther Bob" <nooneyet@nowwhere.net> wrote in message
    news:rretjv8n8hjos8kvcailio5t1f6hq00o8u@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 20:54:00 GMT, "Ricky W. Hunt"
    > <rickywhunt@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >noise gate with slow attack, compression
    > >with slow attack, envelope follower.

    >
    >
    > Dude, he's playing guitar, not driving a space craft through a
    > time warp. What's with the science fiction lingo ?


    Uh, dude, those all are pieces of musical equipment.
  8. Nil

    Nil Guest

    On 16 Aug 2003, "David Beardsley" <db@biink.com> wrote in
    news:cMCdnb7S0_soBaOiXTWJhg@comcast.com:

    > "Nil" <rednoise0@lycos.com> wrote in message
    >> Volume pedal.

    >
    > High tech!


    Whatever will they think of next??!

    I tell ya, it's like we's living in a science fiction movie!
  9. 'nuther Bob

    'nuther Bob Guest

    On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 00:32:21 GMT, "Ricky W. Hunt"
    <rickywhunt@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >"'nuther Bob" <nooneyet@nowwhere.net> wrote in message
    >news:rretjv8n8hjos8kvcailio5t1f6hq00o8u@4ax.com...
    >> On Sat, 16 Aug 2003 20:54:00 GMT, "Ricky W. Hunt"
    >> <rickywhunt@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> >noise gate with slow attack, compression
    >> >with slow attack, envelope follower.

    >>
    >>
    >> Dude, he's playing guitar, not driving a space craft through a
    >> time warp. What's with the science fiction lingo ?

    >
    >Uh, dude, those all are pieces of musical equipment.
    >

    (I know, work with me, work with me...)
  10. "'nuther Bob" <nooneyet@nowwhere.net> wrote in message
    news:4mktjv45j88d4agdb46aj2tsuog8lrdi06@4ax.com...
    > (I know, work with me, work with me...)


    Ah. Unfortunately tone and intent doesn't come across in email.
  11. JmsDvd

    JmsDvd Guest

    good compression?
  12. "JmsDvd" <hendrixmusicltd@aol.comnojunk> wrote in message
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    > good compression?


    Yep, and with a real nice volume pedal as well. Cool sound. Maybe add some
    appropriately delay.

    Jeff

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