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Pedal Steel

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Iso Lab Pedal Steel Guitar 101 with John Bohlinger

Iso Lab: Pedal Steel 101

July 27, 2020
The Nashville musician and lovable PG host shares a little history on the complex instrument and breaks down some applications of the wondrously emotive instrument.
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Rig Rundown: Luke Schneider

June 10, 2020
The hippie-cowboy pedal steeler for Orville Peck and Margo Price breaks out modulation mutators and synth stomps for a solo mission full of ethereal bends and sublime swells combining cosmic country and ambient new wave.
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Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

February 6, 2019
The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be prominent in today’s country and Americana music.
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Rig Rundown: Whitey Morgan and the 78's

September 5, 2018
The modern country outlaws follow only a few rules: beefy Teles, American-voiced amps, and a healthy addiction to compression and phaser.
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Rig Rundown: Robert Randolph [2017]

July 5, 2017
The king of jam-band steel gives us an exclusive tour of his high-powered signature amp, his 12-string setup, and a few of his favorite pedals.
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Pedal to the Metal: A Short History of the Pedal Steel Guitar

February 17, 2015
Trace the evolution of the planet’s most mechanical—and for some, most mysterious—stringed instrument.
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Ville Leppänen: Finnish Lines

February 5, 2015
Americana slide and steel—as viewed from Helsinki.
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Maggie Björklund: Visions of Longing and Light

November 27, 2014
The Danish pedal-steel songstress talks about 10-strings, Jack White, and her masterful new album, Shaken.
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Rig Rundown - Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

July 31, 2013
The country duo discusses the gear used during the recording of Bakersfield.
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Interview: Lee Boys - Pickin’ and Praisin’

Interview: Lee Boys - Pickin’ and Praisin’

March 11, 2013
Roosevelt Collier and Alvin Lee of sacred-steel family band the Lee Boys take their 6-string hallelujahs beyond the church and garner praises from some of the biggest names in secular guitar and bass.
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Rig Rundown - Robert Randolph

December 27, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location in Iowa City, IA, at the Englert Theatre where he catches up with pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph who walks us through his current touring rig consisting of Fender amps, Fender guitars, Fuchs amplifiers, Electro-Harmonix effects, and various other products.
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