Weenick Steel Guitar

Do I Look Happy

I guess you can tell from the picture why Iím so very happy
After some instructional lessons from Billy Robinson on his guitar (a one of a kind Derby)
For a long long time after that. in my mind Iíve had a dream steel guitar. And Martin made my dream come true.
The Scale, String spacing, pickup size, pickup brand, and model, was taken from Billy Robinsonís guitar.
Billy came down last weekend and we went over to Martins house to see the guitar (almost done) and he was really impressed

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would have a steel this nice, and with such a great tone and sustain

God has been good to me with a beautiful wife, life and steel guitar

 


 

The pickups are 12-1. It is the same as 10-1 but wider
I loved Jimmy Day's tone, Billy Robinson's and Ron Elliott's too

Also the Derby fret boards (Thanks Margit) are 12 string because the spacing is 3/8

The bar is to mount My Vol. control, DD-3 and BOBRO. When I get the brackets,
 The bottom of the bar has holes 1" apart all the way across.

The Tone knob is up high for WaWa effects.

The switch next to it turns the Tone control, on and off.

The last switch to the right, Switches necks and jacks.
reason for this,
with Switch to right puts back neck to right jack and Amp, and front neck to left jack and Tuner

with Switch to left puts back neck to left jack and tuner, and front neck to right jack and Amp.


You might want to read that again. IT WORKS!

The hole thing can be reversed, putting Amp on the left and Tuner on the right. Your option

I have Billy Robinson's C6 tuning on the back neck with a D on top and F on the bottom and he tunes his A's a little sharp.

Right now I have A6 on the front but Billy is wanting he and I to try some of Tom Morrell's tunings
I seen so many of his I don't know were to start.




The
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D
- G - E - C - A - G - E - C - A - F
Which is reg. C6th  tuning with D on top and F on the bottom

Billy's  C6th Tuning

String No.

C6th Tuning

String Size

Att. String Size

1st

D

.017 P

.017 P

2nd

G

.012 P

.015 P

3rd

E

.015 P

.016 P

4th

C

.016 P

.017 P

5th

A

.018 P

.020 P

6th

G

.024 W

.030 W

7th

E

.028 W

.035 W

8th

C

.036 W

.040 W

9th

A

.042 W

.045 W

10th F .050 W .055 W
Billy never pulls the second string
Tune both "A"s a little flat

Some think the Att. is what you should use


-  - E - C# - A - F# - E - C#- A - F# -  -
The front neck is reg. 8 string  A6th  tuning

My  A6th Tuning

String No.

8 String
Tuning

A6th Tuning

String Size

1st

 

 

 

2nd

1st

E

.015 P

3rd

2nd

C#

.017 P

4th

3rd

A

.022 P

5th

4th

F#

.026 W

6th

5th

E

.030 W

7th

6th

C#

.034 W

8th

7th

A

.042 W

9th

8th

F#

.056 W

10th      
 
 

 


Billy Robinson Interview

 

My Interview with Billy in his home
on April 21 2011