the TSGA Jamboree 2017
… the 33rd annual steel guitar show.
Visiting this show again now in March 2017 – for the fifth time, and I wasn't at all disappointed.
As usual at such shows I carried cameras with me, but I was more occupied with soaking up sounds and impressions and talking to people than with taking pictures. Anyway, here follows a very small selection – more or less in the sequence they were taken.
Jay Dee Maness
Larry Toliver, Doug Jernigan, & Steve Palousek
… as mentioned: I wasn't at all disappointed by the on-stage performances.
so much more than music
Plenty going on outside the main concert-hall, and I spent at least as much time walking around and talking to people – both friends and complete strangers – as listening to the ongoing concert.
The opportunity to check out some of the goods presented by the many vendors, is one reason for visiting such a show. I bought a Telonics speaker to test out in my Peavey NV112 amp, a Sarno “FreeLoader” high-impedance buffer, and some parts for my steels. Also brought a couple of CDs home with me.
As for testing, I found a new EXCEL (E9) steel guitar quite playable and well-sounding when run through my (reference) Boss LMB-3 buffer. Very interesting, and very light, construction. Wouldn't mind having one of those steels.
I also performed quick-tests of a few combo-amps and effect units from various vendors. All good stuff, but nothing about them to advance them into my all but empty wish lists. Unless something breaks beyond repair I don't really neither want nor need much more than I already got in my pretty basic sound-chains.
Weeki Wachee 20.mar.2017
last rev: 07.apr.2017