Thank you for respondiing Xavier, but the same problem persists throughout the non pedal steel and the pedal steel fraternity, no interest. I have posted much on the BSS site UK and only a handful of those registered bother to add anything of note. The same is happening here in France. I think all pickers are suffering from from complete apathy towards the new comers to steel guitar, whereas they should be showing an example and leading the fight for our instruments. No licks, no info, no response...In future no steelers. It's very simple, if you don't inform the young or interested then steel guitar will go the way of the DoDo...extinct.
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