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Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 06 December 2003 01:56 PM     profile     
Hi, I was just wondering how many play the Williams steel guitar and how do you like them ? As for myself i love mine and you can add changes in five or ten minutes .All you have to do is tell Mr. Rudolph what you have in mind and he is more than willing to help out with the parts . I just added a new change on mine and i can't believe how easy it was and it works great . Please i don't mean to start a war here but just looking for positive input . I also have a Sho-Bud so that should help . Regards,,,Gary.

[This message was edited by Gary Preston on 06 December 2003 at 01:57 PM.]

Bill Waskiewicz
Member

From: Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA

posted 06 December 2003 03:46 PM     profile     
Gary, Check your e-mail.
Bobby Lee
Sysop

From: Cloverdale, North California, USA

posted 06 December 2003 03:55 PM     profile     
My Williams 400X has a great tone!

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Bobby Lee - email: quasar@b0b.com - gigs - CDs, Open Hearts
Sierra Session 12 (E9), Williams 400X (Emaj9, D6), Sierra Olympic 12 (C6add9),
Sierra Laptop 8 (E6add9), Fender Stringmaster (E13, A6),
Roland Handsonic, Line 6 Variax

Lee Baucum
Member

From: McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) - The Final Frontier

posted 06 December 2003 04:20 PM     profile     
now b0b. Did you mean "tone" or did you mean "timbre"?

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Lee, from South Texas
Down On The Rio Grande

LARRY COLE
Member

From: COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA

posted 06 December 2003 06:56 PM     profile     
I have been playing my Williams S-12-U for about four years and I love it. Oh I have a Sho-Bud Pro 1 also.

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Playing For JESUS,LC. WILLIAMS U12,SHO-BUD PRO1,CARVIN TL60,GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM,YAMAHA L-10A ACOUSTIC,ROLAND JW-50 KEYBOARD,G&L AND BC RICH BASS'S


[This message was edited by LARRY COLE on 06 December 2003 at 06:58 PM.]

Bobby Lee
Sysop

From: Cloverdale, North California, USA

posted 06 December 2003 07:03 PM     profile     
quote:
now b0b. Did you mean "tone" or did you mean "timbre"?
Yes, I did.
HowardR
Member

From: N.Y.C.,N.Y.

posted 06 December 2003 07:23 PM     profile     
if it's mica, it's tone....if it's laquer, it's timber...
Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 06 December 2003 08:02 PM     profile     
Ok guys be good or it's time out for you both !!.Call it what you like but my ''Willy ''still sounds great . Gary.
LARRY COLE
Member

From: COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA

posted 06 December 2003 08:25 PM     profile     
Mica/Plastic is for countertops and something is hidden behind it. Wood is for guitars and the natural beauty shows through. How about that Gary?

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Playing For JESUS,LC. WILLIAMS U12,SHO-BUD PRO1,CARVIN TL60,GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM,YAMAHA L-10A ACOUSTIC,ROLAND JW-50 KEYBOARD,G&L AND BC RICH BASS'S


Nate LaPointe
Member

From: Los Angeles, California, USA

posted 06 December 2003 10:01 PM     profile     
I am new to mine and just had it set up. I did my first session on it today and it sounded great! I play a U12 7x5.

[This message was edited by Nate LaPointe on 07 December 2003 at 09:59 AM.]

Ray Rasmussen
Member

From: Santa Rosa, CA,

posted 06 December 2003 10:56 PM     profile     
I received my Williams SD10 in June and could not be more satisfied with my choice. It looks and sounds great, and is a joy to play.
George Mc Lellan
Member

From: Duluth, MN USA

posted 07 December 2003 05:50 AM     profile     
Add me to the list of pleased pedal pushers.

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SUAS U' PHIOB
Geo


Al Marcus
Member

From: Cedar Springs,MI USA

posted 07 December 2003 09:24 AM     profile     
I had a Williams S10, keyless, with 400 changer, 5/5 and I liked it real well. Also nice and lightweight to carry. I only sold it because I wanted a S12........al

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My Website..... www.cmedic.net/~almarcus/

Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 07 December 2003 11:07 AM     profile     
Larry you said it like a true woodsman !!
I'm happy with my sound even if it is wood !!.Gary.
Darvin Willhoite
Member

From: Leander, Tx. USA

posted 07 December 2003 02:00 PM     profile     
Me too.

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Darvin Willhoite
Riva Ridge Recording

Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 08 December 2003 02:54 PM     profile     
Hi Darvin . Thanks for sharing a pic. of your steel, it really looks great . It will look even better when i send you your cover's. But is'nt there one missing ? Maybe we can do them both soon huh ? And by the way i'm feeling better . Regards,,,Gary.
Darvin Willhoite
Member

From: Leander, Tx. USA

posted 08 December 2003 03:13 PM     profile     
Hi Gary, glad you're feeling better. The two covers you're making now will take care of all five of my steels. I sold my Sho Bud a couple of months ago, so the new owner will have to spring for a cover for it. LOL.

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Darvin Willhoite
Riva Ridge Recording

Tom Wicks
Member

From: Coombs, British Columbia, Canada

posted 08 December 2003 09:49 PM     profile     
I play a Williams D-10 400 and a Emmons D-10 Legrande, I like them both.
Don Townsend
Member

From: Turner Valley, Alberta Canada

posted 09 December 2003 04:25 PM     profile     
me too.
Leon Eneboe
Member

From: Sisseton, South Dakota, USA

posted 09 December 2003 05:34 PM     profile     
Picked up my Williams Sl2 (5 and 7) in May and I am really happy with it. It plays solid and smooth, and sounds great. I also have a ShoBud LDG, but have played only the Williams since I got it. Leon
Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 09 December 2003 05:59 PM     profile     
Hi Leon . I'm ashamed to say since i got my new ''willy'' i hav'nt played my Sho-Bud much either . Bill makes a nice steel to say the least . And he is willing to help you after the sale also . Thanks to you and everyone else Regards,,,Gary.
Walter Stettner
Member

From: Vienna, Austria

posted 11 December 2003 01:43 PM     profile     
There is a guy in Vienna, Austria who plays a Williams S-10. I helped him purchase it (he doesn't speak English) and of course I also tried it - great guitar!!!

And dealing with Bill Rudolph is always a pleasure. Great job, Bill!

Walter

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Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 11 December 2003 03:28 PM     profile     
Thanks Walter . Gary.
Chris Brooks
Member

From: Providence, Rhode Island

posted 12 December 2003 08:03 AM     profile     
Walter, interesting that you helped a guy in Germany buy a Williams.

A couple of years ago Forumite Steve Takacs graciously assisted me in buying a steel for one of the few Filipino steelers, Cris Bordon. I had met Cris in 85 while on a DOD tour there. He and his family have a band. He had tremendous desire to play but was working with a broken down patched up Japanese steel (not an Excel).

Years later I found a good, reasonably priced Willliams S 10 in the Forum. We purchased it and sent it to Cris around 2000.

If you are ever in Angeles City, Luzon, Philippines, drop into Midnight Rodeo; you'll see a happy Cris Bordon seated behind a red Williams--possibly the only one in Asia?

Chris

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now living in the Ocean State ....

Roger Shackelton
Member

From: Everett, Wa.

posted 12 December 2003 12:56 PM     profile     
Within the last 2 years Bill Rudolph shipped a D-12 Williams PSG to Tokyo, Japan. It was the same color as the D-10 that Greg Cutshaw had a few years ago.

Roger

Jim Bob Sedgwick
Member

From: Clinton, Missouri USA

posted 12 December 2003 02:42 PM     profile     
I've played Williams since 1984, and I don't think there is a better guitar out there. JMO
Gerald Menke
Member

From: Brooklyn, NY, USA

posted 12 December 2003 02:47 PM     profile     
I play a Williams, a gorgeous guitar both in terms of sound and appearance. Mine is a lacquer D-10, 8X5, natural with a strip of mahogany in front. Plays just as smooth as could be, stays in tune like crazy, and would you believe it isn't even that heavy!

And yes, Bill is a very easy builder to interact with, always happy to send pictures of his work. Highly recommend his steels.

Gerald

Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 12 December 2003 05:04 PM     profile     
Thanks guys . And yes Bill is a great guy and very easy to work with . What i like about my ''willy'' it is so easy to add extra changes onto the guitar and it works great afterward . Regards,,, Gary.
Rick Kornacker
Member

From: Dixon Springs, Tennessee, USA

posted 13 December 2003 07:09 PM     profile     
Just took delivery of my new "Willy" SD-10 w/4+5.The maple on this baby would make a 1958 flame-top Les Paul run for cover.Fit, finish, and playability all exceptional!and what a great value for lovers of lacquer finish guitars.Kudos to Bill R. for going the "extra mile".

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KENNY KRUPNICK
Member

From: Grove City,Ohio

posted 13 December 2003 09:58 PM     profile     
Darvin, what kind of effects processor are you using in your rack?
Kevin Mincke
Member

From: Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA

posted 13 December 2003 11:34 PM     profile     
Looks like a Digitech 2112..........
Bobby Snell
Member

From: Austin, Texas

posted 14 December 2003 12:03 AM     profile     
Decade of service on my Dbl 10, 8&5. Smooth and accurate changer, tunable splits, Williams are the Porsches of steels in terms of performance. Bill is a great guy, too.

Good to see other Willy owners! Howdy!

(Edited to add: Just got home from gigging at the Little Longhorn, playing through the old Session 400 JBL, RV-3. Lots of guest singers joined Karen Poston for a bit of a Honky Tonk Christmas show. Sure was fun!)

[This message was edited by Bobby Snell on 14 December 2003 at 12:06 AM.]

Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 20 December 2003 11:42 AM     profile     
Thanks, BoB. It sounds like you are another happy ''Willy'' owner . And i'm really happy with the service that Bill gives and all the helpful hints and he is happy to make any add on parts that you may need . Thanks again Regards,,, Gary.
Marc Weller
Member

From: Upland, Ca. 91784

posted 20 December 2003 11:59 AM     profile     
My chiropractor has never forgiven me for parking my Sho Bud in favor of a Williams. They are easy on the ears, eyes and back. Mine is a quilted maple blonde and my only complaint is that I can't see the front of it while I'm playing (maybe I should get a mirror for my rehersal room !!). Mine was purchased used but Bill treats me like a regular customer whenever I have a question. If I ever had to replace it I'd buy another Williams.

MW

Gary Preston
Member

From: Columbus, Ohio, USA

posted 20 December 2003 05:30 PM     profile     
Thanks ''Doc ''for your reply . And thanks for your support . My ''Willy'' is beutiful and sounds great . Bill does a great job . And i do'nt break my back trying to carry it . I love the ''E'' 66 pickup it gets me where i want to go . Again thanks . regards,,,Gary.
Doug Seymour
Member

From: Jamestown NY USA

posted 20 December 2003 05:55 PM     profile     
Where are those 2 guys that have the 1st & 2nd keyless Williams crossovers that Bill built? # One was in NJ & # two was in TN. I have a picture of the TN guitar & I still dream about owning one someday while still on earth. Might be the ultimate steel for some? Minnesota is long way from western NY,
Bill can you send me one to try & I'll evaluate for the forum!
Jim Bob Sedgwick
Member

From: Clinton, Missouri USA

posted 20 December 2003 06:12 PM     profile     
Doug: b0b has one, but I think you would have to pry his dead fingers off it to obtain it. Hey, ask him, all he can say is *%$#)(#@ NO!
Doug Seymour
Member

From: Jamestown NY USA

posted 21 December 2003 04:38 AM     profile     
Jim Bob, b0b Lee was kind enough to share his pic etc with us & I've had e-mail coversations w/him about his crossover, but
it's not keyless & I have been a keyless fan
ever since trying Steve Porter's D10 Kline way back years ago.......I even went so far as to put BELA tuners on a nice older ZUM I had years ago. I now have a keyless Excel S10(in my closet!)but I still miss having the E9th neck......the Excel is tuned C6th.
Nick Reed
Member

From: Springfield, TN

posted 21 December 2003 08:20 PM     profile     
I wish I had one. Bill Rudolph builds a fine guitar. He had some great looking Axes at the St Louis show. Even though I'm a diehard Emmons man, I'd take a Williams anyday. Man they play & sound GREAT! NR
Bobby Lee
Sysop

From: Cloverdale, North California, USA

posted 22 December 2003 12:05 PM     profile     
If someone wants to buy my Williams crossover, I might be willing to sell it. I've been thinking seriously about a D-12 crossover, but I'd have to sell the D-10 to afford it. Make me an offer by email!

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Bobby Lee - email: quasar@b0b.com - gigs - CDs, Open Hearts
Sierra Session 12 (E9), Williams 400X (Emaj9, D6), Sierra Olympic 12 (C6add9),
Sierra Laptop 8 (E6add9), Fender Stringmaster (E13, A6),
Roland Handsonic, Line 6 Variax

[This message was edited by Bobby Lee on 22 December 2003 at 12:05 PM.]


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