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A-440 Deluxe Tuning Fork

A-440 Deluxe Tuning Fork

An A-440 Tuning Fork is the standard pitch used in most musical applications.

I have used this ‘tuning standard’ to obtain the reference note for tuning my pedal steel by ear for many years.

This ‘Reference Note’ is obtained by holding the tuning fork over the guitar pickup with the amp on, & then while engaging the foot pedal which raises the 3rd G# string to A on most E9th tunings, pick this string to make it sound & match it (removing the beats [waves] to the ‘A’ note of the tuning fork.

Keeping the A&B pedals engaged (making for an A Major chord in the open position on the E9th tuning) while matching the ‘A’ notes as per above, therefore accommodating for the possible ‘body collapse’ of your guitar, tune your 4th E string to the ‘A’ note removing the beats [waves] to result in a compensated (sweetened) sound which is pleasant to the ears.

An explanation of Al Brisco’s ‘Ear’ Tuning Method is available on this SGC web site under Resources/Repairs & Tips.

Price: $19.00

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A-440 Tuning Fork

A-440 Tuning Fork

An A-440 Tuning Fork is the standard pitch used in most musical applications.

I have used this ‘tuning standard’ to obtain the reference note for tuning my pedal steel by ear for many years.

This ‘Reference Note’ is obtained by holding the tuning fork over the guitar pickup with the amp on, & then while engaging the foot pedal which raises the 3rd G# string to A on most E9th tunings, pick this string to make it sound & match it (removing the beats [waves] to the ‘A’ note of the tuning fork.

Keeping the A&B pedals engaged (making for an A Major chord in the open position on the E9th tuning) while matching the ‘A’ notes as per above, therefore accommodating for the possible ‘body collapse’ of your guitar, tune your 4th E string to the ‘A’ note removing the beats [waves] to result in a compensated (sweetened) sound which is pleasant to the ears.

An explanation of Al Brisco’s ‘Ear’ Tuning Method is available on this SGC web site under Resources/Repairs & Tips.

Price: $12.00

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ABC Tuning Wrench

ABC Tuning Wrench

This ABC Tuning Wrench for the standard 3/16″ hex nylon tuners used on most pedal steel guitars today, is one of the best in the business with a deep knurled grip, & a total length of 1 7/8″ (4.5 cm).

Treat yourself!

Price: $12.00

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ABC Volume Pedal

ABC Volume Pedal

-Great for a Beginner or Pro player with the ideal pivot point for comfort foot control action

-Quality PEC 500K Audio Profile potentiometer

-Low Profile

-Right or Left Handed (or Right of Left Foot) to be more accurate

-Full-On / Full-Off string on pulley for smooth action

-1 year warranty on potentiometer

Price: $195.00

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Al Brisco – ‘The Bakersfield Sound’ – DVD

‘The Bakersfield Sound’ – DVD with pdf Tab
This course demonstrates how to play The Ralph Mooney Style on the standard Nashville E9th tuning, using the A,B & C foot pedals.
Al uses his old Fender 400 guitar, as well as his modern Carter, explaining how to achieve Ralph’s unique style.

Intros & Turnarounds are taught for such songs as:

Above & Beyond
Under Your Spell Again
Under The Influence of Love
Rainy Day Woman
Swinging Doors
It’s Such A Pretty World Today plus
Al’s original tune Ralph’s Reel

Tab Booklet is included for the tunes listed above, & can also be printed off in .pdf format from the DVD.

Ralph’s Reel is his personal tribute to Ralph as his mentor when learning pedal steel licks off of Buck Owen’s recordings in the 1960’s.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
NOTE 1: Al Brisco’s RT CD (@ $15.00) of his CD ‘Pickin’ Your Picks’ makes a good companion for the above Ralph Mooney Style Instructional  DVD and is listed in the CD section of this catalog.
NOTE 2: SGC also offers most of the Buck Owen’s CD’s, including the two that contain Buck’s songs featured on the Mooney Style DVD listed above, namely ‘Buck Owens’-‘Buck Owens’ CD @ $18.00 each CAD. and is also listed in the section Vocal CD’s Featuring The Steel Guitar.

Price: $30.00

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Al Brisco – Appledale Ride – DVD

Al Brisco – Appledale Ride – DVD
Al Brisco explains every lick in his signature song Appledale Ride as recorded on his Pickin’ Up The Dust CD.
This fully indexed DVD, features multiple camera angles, play-along tracks, and a PDF file of printable tablature.

Extras Include:

Blocking Instruction
 -Harmonics Instruction
 -Interview with Al, and more.

DVD, Video Production & Design by Joey Ace

Price: $25.00

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Al Brisco – Care & Feeding Of Your Pedal Steel Guitar – DVD

Al Brisco – Care & Feeding Of Your Pedal Steel Guitar – DVD
Joey Ace has again assisted Al Brisco in producing a Resource DVD containing instruction & explanation of many aspects of playing & maintaining a pedal steel that we feel needs to be presented.

Topics covered:

Unpacking & Assembling
Parts Identification – All Pull
Parts Identification – Push Pull
Height Adjustments
Changing Strings & Polishing
Lubrication
Bell Cranks
Finger & Rod Puller Types
Mechanical Adjustments – All Pull
Mechanical Adjustments – Push Pull
Balancing Pulls, Half-Stops, Tuneable Splits
Tips, Troubleshooting and more

Price: $25.00

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Al Brisco – Pickin’ Up The Dust

Al Brisco – Pickin’ Up The Dust

This is Al’s first Musical Steel Guitar Instrumental CD, culminating after his many years in the music business playing pedal steel guitar. Al started playing pedal steel in 1964 around Renfrew, Ontario in The Ottawa Valley with The Countrymen, going on the road in 1965 & playing with various bands, doing club dates, concerts, recording sessions, Radio & TV shows, etc.

Al’s steel guitar influences include Ralph Mooney, Tom Brumley, Buddy Emmons, Buddy Charleton & Lloyd Green.  Some of the groups & artists that have helped shape Al’s career include The Sons Of The Saddle, Dick Damron, Honey West, George Hamilton IV, Pure Prairie League, Ian & Sylvia Tyson, Gordie Tapp, Gary Buck, Johnny Burke & Eastwind, to name a few. Al continues playing these days with Carroll Baker & Baker Street & Freddy Vette & His Rhinestone Plowboys.

Songs Include:

  • Appledale Ride
  • The Heartache
  • Waltz Medley: Shannon Waltz / Purple Violet Waltz / Lake Doré Waltz
  • Frisbee
  • White River Stomp
  • Blue Steel
  • Could I Have This Dance
  • Slightly Sea 6th
  • Pickin’ Up The Dust

Tab Instruction Book & RT CD (Tracks) are available for this CD under Instruction heading.

Price: $15.00

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Al Brisco – Pickin’ Up The Dust – Tab Book

Al Brisco – Pickin’ Up The Dust – Tab Book

This Tab Book contains tablature for all the tunes from the ‘Pickin’ Up The Dust’ CD.

We recommend purchasing the RT CD (Rhythm Tracks), as well as the Music CD of the same name to make learning the tunes easier.

Songs Include:

  • Appledale Ride
  • The Heartache
  • Waltz Medley: Shannon Waltz / Purple Violet Waltz / Lake Doré Waltz
  • Frisbee
  • White River Stomp
  • Blue Steel
  • Could I Have This Dance
  • Slightly Sea 6th
  • Pickin’ Up The Dust

Price: $15.00

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Al Brisco – Pickin’ Up The Dust RT CD

Al Brisco – Pickin’ Up The Dust RT CD

RT CD = Rhythm Track CD

These are the original studio band tracks used with the music CD of the same name without the steel guitar, thereby making it easier to play along with in order to learn the tunes.

Songs Include:

  • Appledale Ride
  • The Heartache
  • Waltz Medley: Shannon Waltz / Purple Violet Waltz / Lake Doré Waltz
  • Frisbee
  • White River Stomp
  • Blue Steel
  • Could I Have This Dance
  • Slightly Sea 6th
  • Pickin’ Up The Dust

Price: $15.00

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Al Brisco – Pickin’ Your Picks

Al Brisco – Pickin’ Your Picks

This is Al’s second Musical Steel Guitar Instrumental CD. In addition to playing music with various groups, recording sessions, radio & TV shows throughout the years, Al got to travel to many countries doing steel guitar conventions, jamborees, seminars, etc. in such places as Germany, Holland, Ireland, Finland, Australia as well as a regular player at The International Steel Guitar Convention in St. Louis, & the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree, & other steel gatherings throughout USA & Canada.

Al continues playing with Carroll Baker & Baker Street & Freddy Vette & His Rhinestone Plowboys & others.

Songs Include:

  • Ralph’s Reel
  • You Belong To Me
  • South Of The Border / Sweet Dreams Baby
  • Swinging Doors
  • Swedish Rhapsody
  • What A Wonderful World
  • Buck Owen’s Medley: Above & Beyond / Under The Influence Of Love / Under Your Spell Again / Foolin’ Around
  • Harbour Lights
  • Something To Talk About
  • The Wayard Wind
  • Waltzing At The Appledale Cotilion
  • Sweet Dreams / Crazy
  • In The Garden
  • Things

Price: $20.00

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Al Brisco – Pickin’ Your Picks RT CD (minus steel guitar)

Al Brisco – Pickin’ Your Picks RT CD (minus steel guitar)

RT CD = Rhythm Track CD

These are the original studio band tracks used with the music CD of the same name without the steel guitar, thereby making it easier to play along with in order to learn the tunes.

Songs Include:

  • Ralph’s Reel
  • You Belong To Me
  • South Of The Border / Sweet Dreams Baby
  • Swinging Doors
  • Swedish Rhapsody
  • What A Wonderful World
  • Buck Owen’s Medley: Above & Beyond / Under The Influence Of Love / Under Your Spell Again / Foolin’ Around
  • Harbour Lights
  • Something To Talk About
  • The Wayard Wind
  • Waltzing At The Appledale Cotilion
  • Sweet Dreams / Crazy
  • In The Garden
  • Things

Price: $15.00

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Al Brisco – Volume Pedal Workshop

Al Brisco – Volume Pedal Workshop

Al Brisco of Steel Guitars of Canada covers multiple topics relating to volume pedals as used by steel guitarists. The volume pedal could more correctly be called an expression pedal, as its use is an integral sound of a steel guitar’s voice, making it the most important accessory for playing steel guitar.
Don’t waste your money on purchasing misc. guitar or keyboard volume pedals! Get yourself a proper ‘steel guitar’ volume pedal such as a Goodrich, Hilton or other manufactured by steel guitar builders.

Al explains his approach to playing technique, special effects and maintenance. Rather than teach a specific song, the emphasis is on techniques that the player can apply to all songs.

Separate sections show how to replace a faulty pot in a Goodrich volume pedal and perform adjustments to the Hilton electronic pedal.

Seven chapters plus extras.

Produced by Joey Ace

Price: $25.00

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All My Loving – Tab by Al Brisco

All My Loving – Tab @ $12.00

This is the tablature for ‘All My Loving’ as played by Al Brisco on the Northern Steel CD produced by Bob Taillefer.

NOTE: Tablature is also available for the tunes ‘Kindly Keep It Country’ as recorded by Doug Johnson, & ‘Desperado’ as recorded by Steve Smith from the Northern Steel CD.

Northern Steel (Tracks) RT CD is available in this section of our SGC Web Site at $17.00
Northern Steel (Music) CD is available in the ‘CD’ section of our SGC Web Site at $16.00

Price: $12.00

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Amber Digby – Music From The Honky Tonks

Amber Digby – Music From The Honky Tonks

  1. I’m Ashamed Of You
  2. Cowboy Lovin’ Night
  3. If You See My Baby
  4. Close Up The Honky Tonks
  5. Here I Am Again
  6. So Easy To Forgive Him
  7. Somebody Somewhere
  8. Three Years
  9. The One You Slip Around With
  10. Into My Arms Again
  11. You’re Still On My Mind
  12. Foolin’
  13. Threshold
  14. Just Get Up And Close The Door

Price: $20.00

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Australian/NZ plug for Hilton World Wide Power Supply

Australian/New Zealand plug for the World Wide Power Supply for Hilton Volume Pedals.

This Australian/NZ plug clips into the optional 24 Volt World Wide power supply to power the Hilton Volume Pedals. Can be interchanged with plugs for North America, EURO & U.K.

(NOTE: SGC offers this World Wide Hilton Power Supplies for players who travel & may wish to use the Hilton volume pedal both at home as well when travelling abroad.)

Other plugs are available at $4.00 each.

Price: $4.00

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Basic C6 Non-Pedal Tab Book (Online Audio)

‘Basic C6th Non-Pedal Lap Steel Method’ by DeWitt Scott

This Mel Bay Tab Book (Online Audio) Course Teaches Notes And Theory for the Non-Pedal Steel Guitar, “From The Ground Up”. This Comprehensive Course In Tab & Staff, Lays Down the Basics in Music Rudiments, Blocking Exercises, Chords, Scales, Volume Pedal Technique, Runs & Fills, Etc.

Songs Include:

  1. Banks Of The Ohio
  2. Careless Love
  3. Bile D’em Cabbage Down
  4. Red River Valley
  5. Swedish Waltz
  6. I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  7. Waltzing With Brenda
  8. Precious Memories
  9. Lovely Maori Girl
  10. Wildwood Flower
  11. Little Brown Jug
  12. Joy To The World
  13. On Top Of Old Smokey
  14. Sweet Hour Of Prayer
  15. Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister?
  16. The Scottish Waltz
  17. Greensleeves
  18. Amazing Grace
  19. My Wild Irish Rose
  20. I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight
  21. Aloha Oe
  22. Aura Lee
  23. Wabash Cannonball
  24. Shenandoah
  25. Byrds
  26. The Great Speckled Bird
  27. St. Louis Blues.

Access the music with Online Audio.

Price: $30.00

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Bill Lawrence J-45L & Filter for Lap Steel

Bill Lawrence J-45L & Filter for Lap Steel

The J-45L and filter is a great setup in an 8 string lap steel with a 3/8″ spacing.

Another example of Bill Lawrence pickup enhancements.

Price: $90.00

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Bill Lawrence L-710 Pickup (Narrow Mount)

Bill Lawrence L-710 Pickup (Narrow Mount)

We are stocking the L-710 pickups. These (Narrow Mount) pickups sound great in Sho-Bud & many other guitars, and have lots of punch!

Dimensions:

Length = 4 5/8″ (Mounting Plate) x Width = 1 3/8″  x Depth = 3/4″

Wiring:   White = Hot / Black = Ground / Red = Coil Tap for Single Coil, if you want it.

Price: $160.00

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Bill Lawrence L-710 Pickup (Wide Mount)

Bill Lawrence L-710 Pickup (Wide Mount)

We are stocking the L-710 pickups. These (Wide Mount) pickups sound great in Emmons, Fessenden, & many other guitars, and have lots of punch!

Dimensions:

Length = 3 7/8″ x Width = 1 13/16″ (Mounting Plate) x Depth = 3/4″

Wiring:   White = Hot / Black = Ground / Red = Coil Tap for Single Coil, if you want it.

 

Price: $160.00

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