I also posted this on Resohangout, but I am including it here as well since not everyone frequents both sites.
I am embarking on a road trip up to Portland, Oregon next week for a big trade show in my line of work, the nursery industry.
On the way up I am going to pay a visit to Todd Clinesmith who is located a few hours south of Portland. Along with checking out a new design of an 8 string non-pedal steel that is in the works of which I will likely be one of the first owners (different than his Bigsby replica steels) I am going to drop off my 2004 Clinesmith resonator to have Todd go through it to make sure everything is up to snuff and he will be installing a Schoonover modular spider with the Fishman Nashville pickup.read more »
Check out this beautiful Clinesmith Koa 8 string owned by Pete Grant. Some of you know Pete - he's a California steel guitar, dobro, banjo and all around musical legend. He was a good buddy of Jerry Garcia's and they both decided to take up pedal steel at the same time. He played steel on the Dead's Aoxomoxoa album and toured with among others, Hoyt Axton. He has also played on many dozens of studio dates.read more »
Check out this beauty: it's been waiting for me for a while at Todd's shop, so I haven't played it yet. Looking forward to getting it in person this winter sometime. I got mine with a new Lollar horseshoe pickup for a more multipurpose roots music Rickenbacher sound rather than the classic western swing Bigsby sound Todd usually goes for with these.