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Re: for you Bigsby Guitar lovers

Postby Jussi Huhtakangas » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:52 pm

Yes Vidar, that'd be me, but I'm sure there are people onboard that have more knowledge and can contribute more than I'll ever learn :) Regarding that photo; it was a fun evening and once we all got on stage we sort of realized how unique the situation was. In example, it was the first and probably the last time since the 50's when JB Thomas' ( father of the Thomas Indian Family ) doubleneck and Mack Thomas' steel ( son ) were on the stage together. I wasn't able to bring along my own Bigsby all the way from Finland so I sat behind the Mack Thomas steel, owned by my good buddy Jeremy Wakefield. The set itself was more of a jam session, which fortunately came out sounding pretty swinging and not as chaotic as we first were afraid it'd be :lol:
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Re: for you Bigsby Guitar lovers

Postby Vidar Lund » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:33 pm

Now here´s a Bigsby pedal steel guitar in action during a Webb Pierce performance. It´s from one of the Shanachie tapes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ-mEvKr ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aciQqaFd ... re=related
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Re: for you Bigsby Guitar lovers

Postby Jussi Huhtakangas » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:32 am

That's Sonny Burnette playing the steel. Webb bought the guitar from Johnny Sibert who was the original owner. Later on Shot Jackson did some "sho-budded" modifications on it and guitar went to Lloyd Green in the beginning of his session career. It is now in the posession of Bobbe Seymour of Steel Guitar Nashville shop.
Here's another Bigsby loaded clip, Buddy Emmons on steel and a Bigsby PU on Howard Rhotens Gibson ES5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbLdQhua ... re=related
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Re: for you Bigsby Guitar lovers

Postby Vidar Lund » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:34 pm

Thank you. That´s a great band. He is still alive and almost 90 years old, isn´t he.
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