Light Weight Seat for Steel Guitar or Piano

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I have changed from my regular Heavy pack a seat (Back Rest w/ Side car) to this super lightweight set up and am very happy
I was in search of an adjustable or taller seat and was frustrated by the COST !! involved.
This is a slightly up-graded seat with thicker heavier foam than the $29.00 one and well worth the 4 bucks.
I got the tool case at Home Depot for $24.00 but I think they are cheaper at Harbor Freight.
It has adjustable dividers and room behind the tool holder.

The Seat is Currently running at $33.98 with free shipping…..
This is a very comfy no-brainer….


Just one way to support the ASGC and benefit from the club.



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The Austin Steel Guitar Co-op is always fun and good.
This month however was exceptional.
My new band, The Madcow Boys, Bass player / Vocals Ken Siches, Drummer Mike Stowers, were joined by regular Leon Grizzard on guitar / vocals, All outstanding players.
My good friend / Steel Teacher / Dave Goodman played a bunch of great stuff.
Dave Biller tore it up sitting next to Jim Loesseberg who looked like he was having some fun cutting loose as they went back and forth with licks.
Those two are wild and exciting players to watch.
Justin Trevino showed up and did a couple of sets with everybody and we ended up playing until almost 7:00!!
Wow what a performer and singer Justin is !! in the style of Bush, Price, McCall and many others including himself.
It has to be the best and most fun yet at the ASGC.
The only thing that topped that would be my Beans and Cornbread… HA!
I would like to thank everyone with an extra big Thank You to all that support the ASGC.
My Friend J.D. Faron who puts us in the 290 West Club on his day off…. Thanks Faron

[url=] Click Here Jim Loessberg’s Website “Music and Instructional material”[/url]

[url=] Click Here Justin Trevino’s’s Website “Exceptional Texas Country Music”[/url]

Here’s a Utube of Justin and Jim

Hey everybody,
It is almost time for the Austin Steel Guitar Co-op Jam.
The 2nd Sunday falls on the 14th and we will be meeting at the fantastic 290 West Club in Austin Texas at 2:00 P.M.
The 290 West has moved the stage up front, improving the setting and sound.
We will be having Food, Fun and Steel Guitar Music. Bring products and Items for sale, trade or thinking about it just come and check it out.
The ASGC is going to try a new format of using the first set to go around and give everyone a chance to play a few songs with the band by themselves.
What this means is, you can come with some songs in mind and feel feel to send or bring charts / sheet music for the Bass player Ken Siches, Drummer Mike Stowers, Leon Grizzard on guitar and several guests including myself,… everyone is welcome.
2nd Set will be the usual round robin jam.
Please contact me if you need any information or have input and or ideas for the ASGC.
The Austin Steel Guitar Co-op Jam is open to the public and free of charge.


Austin Steel Guitar Co-op Lesson and Jam

First! the BIG thanks to Billy Phelps for teaching and supporting the Austin Steel Guitar Co-op.
The lesson was great, Billy and Patty were great.
Thank You so much from all of us.
Billy’s services at FC Sound include recording, lessons, courses for all levels and tracks to play along with plus some.
Billy Phelps web site at Full Circle Sound

A.S.G.C. is going to start having featured songs for the first set at our Jam which is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month,
This will allow the players who wish to do a couple of songs with the band by themselves, to do so in the manner of his or her choosing.
Please contact me if you wish to send some charts or give the band a heads up on what you want to do.

After this first set we will have our usual round robin set or circular jam configuration.

It does not cost anything to join or support The Austin Steel Guitar Co-op
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If you find a better price in 45 days we will refund the difference.

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Austin Steel Guitar Co-op Report

The Austin Steel Guitar Co-op meet up and jam was a good one, because we had Chicken and Dumplings, Corn Bread, Cherry Cobbler and other goodies in addition to the great steel guitar music every month.
We started with our friend Curtis Aford singing, Jessie Esquivel of The Emerson Biggins Band on drums,
Lee Crowell on Bass from the Wake Eastman Band.
My friend, Commander Dave Goodman from San Antonio played his Carter and tore up the Tennessee Waltz.
Very good players also chiming in were Roy Glaze, Dave Biller, Herb Steiner. Herb Steiner’s Website
Many new friends showed up and I am embarrassed as I forgot my camera and have a hard time remembering names.
A couple I recall….
A fellow named Randy Boyd is an outstanding Steel Player.
Andy Miller (Have Drums will Travel) did a nice job when he sat in on the drums for a set, he is available for gigs and can be found on the Local Musicians page under drummers of the Austin Steel Guitar Co-op website along with a bunch of other top quality musicians.
Bob Hoffnar of Tonealigner Pick-ups brought out a Clinesmith double neck.
New friend Eric Ebner of Tribo-Tone™ Bar Designs came out and introduced him self.
Tribo Tone Bars are made right here in Austin, Texas USA The Tribo Tone Bar Website
Anthony Locke brought an old D-10 Show-Bud, both he and it sounded fantastic.
It is a fair statement that a good time was had by all.
My apologys to those I may have not mentioned, but the good news is my new years resolution is to get at least Semi-Organized.
A Extra Big Thank You to J.D. Faron of the 290 West Dance Hall, Austin Texas
Anyone with ideas or products they would like to promote let’s put up a article, promo or just Swap Links!

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When you need music supplies click on our Musicians Friend Link for the Same Guaranteed Low Price. If you find a better price in 45 days we will refund the difference.

Austin Steel Guitar Co-op report 12-16-09

The Austin Steel Guitar Co-op is a free organization that gets together on the 2nd Sunday of each month for a social promotion of pedal steel guitar and jam session, at the 290 West Dance Hall in Austin Texas.
This month we had a good turn out with Herb Steiner and Jim Loessberg showing up.
These guys both have pedal steel instructional materials on there websites.
I like Herbs as is seems a little easier to comprehend and slowed down for learning purposes.
The plus side with Jim Loessberg’s is that he explains step by step, note by note, verbally as you go, no tab really necessary for more advanced players.

Herb Steiner’s Website
Jim Loessberg’s Website
Also in attendance we had Free Cornbread and Cajun beans .. Very Good.
There were some steels and amps for sale an D-10 MSA, a Thomas 12 string Universal, and as I understand it the Emmons D-10 for sale was serial # 08  Picture below.
Joe Long made it up from San Antone adding a nice touch to a number of songs.
Roy Glaze is an exceptional player as is Dave Biller, Thanks you guys!
Sam Brown and Curtis Alford got up, each doing very good sets to giving a break to the Parker Brothers Band.
Great job by Big Jim Hiles, Gus Brown and L.C. Parker as usual.
New friend to me was Ray Hadaway played some nice steel work,
Commander Dave Goodman, my good friend and co-founder was requested to play on L.C. Parkers set and was solid with Jim Hadaway in stereo testing out my Universal.
I should have recorded that one although it was all very good.
There were a couple of other old Black Emmons in attendance also that I missed the Photo opp on.
Thank You to J.D. Faron and the 290 West Staff.. what a cool bunch of people!

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