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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
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Posted - 11/22/2008 :  8:42:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message
Man... Ken Emerson has the perfect mix of edgy and nahenahe...

I don't know why it took me this long to find this on YouTube, but
here he is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIgw3-DclU

Aloha,
-Konabob

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jmk
Lokahi

USA
115 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2008 :  9:06:09 PM  Show Profile
Mahalo for the post. I am happy to see Ken Emerson close up playing. Looks like he's using a bullet bar?

Nahenahe
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slipry1
Ha`aha`a

USA
1501 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2008 :  06:26:16 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by jmk

Mahalo for the post. I am happy to see Ken Emerson close up playing. Looks like he's using a bullet bar?


Yep. Most steelers use a bullet of one size or another. The Stevens Steel is used mostly by Bluegrass Dobroists because they lift the bar a lot to get the necessary melodic runs. I use a Jerry Byrd Dunlop steel or one of my old 40's steels - brass, coated with Bakelite or some other 40's material. Ken is a faublous old time steeler, IMHO.

keaka
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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
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Posted - 11/26/2008 :  07:01:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message
Yes, Ken uses a bullet. He dropped it several years ago while playing my Superior, and the tail end landed on the surface of my guitar. So I now have his "signature".

I occasionally us a bullet, but more commonly use a Shubb SP-2 which has a rounded nose (like a bullet) but is grooved like a Stevens. So it is less likely
to fly out of your hand.

I have also watched (dumbfounded) while Ken has performed here in Kona using:
1) A Hard Rock Jello Shooter Glass and
2) a small lamp (no, I am not kidding).
Just goes to show. It is not the kind of bar you use, but how you use what you have. Hmmmm... sounds like something I heard in a locker room many years ago...
don't even go there.

Aloha,
-Konabob



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Edited by - Konabob on 11/26/2008 07:03:46 AM
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Mark
Ha`aha`a

USA
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Posted - 11/26/2008 :  09:08:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mark's Homepage
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I have also watched (dumbfounded) while Ken has performed here in Kona using:
1) A Hard Rock Jello Shooter Glass and


Ah, the old barroom bar glass trick!

You can also get a rise out of the punters by using a beer bottle... even better of you are playing standup bottle neck style. Play a lick & take a swig.

And, for the ultimate in cheap-shot showmanship: sidle up to the mic stand and use it as a bottleneck.

Boy, I miss playing rock and/or roll.
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slipry1
Ha`aha`a

USA
1501 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2008 :  09:11:33 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Mark

quote:
I have also watched (dumbfounded) while Ken has performed here in Kona using:
1) A Hard Rock Jello Shooter Glass and


Ah, the old barroom bar glass trick!

You can also get a rise out of the punters by using a beer bottle... even better of you are playing standup bottle neck style. Play a lick & take a swig.

And, for the ultimate in cheap-shot showmanship: sidle up to the mic stand and use it as a bottleneck.

Boy, I miss playing rock and/or roll.



Back in my pedal steel days, using a beer bottle was a standard trick. I'd play "Steel Guitar Rag" with it. I learned the trick from Ralph Mooney, who started the West Coast Steel style, played for Buck Owens and Waylon Jennings and wrote "Crazy Arms" for Ray Price. Not bad, eh?

keaka
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thumbstruck
Ahonui

USA
2085 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2008 :  07:03:40 AM  Show Profile
I saw a guy play buttonbox with a beerbottle. It's good to know how to multitask.
Neeej gave me a Shubb SP-2. It's a great transition from Bluegrass. The rounded nose lets you do slants.
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