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WooHoo...Lap Steel


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Originally posted by Gruupi:

Hmm... I bet it would be pretty darn easy to design and build your own one of these. Since you don't really have to worry much about intonation, you could have some fun.

My lap steel:

http://geocities.com/teleman28056/lap_steel.html

I still haven't put a fret-board on it yet. :(

BlueStrat

a.k.a. "El Guapo" ;)

 

...Better fuzz through science...

 

http://geocities.com/teleman28056/index.html

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Originally posted by Blue Strat:

My lap steel:

http://geocities.com/teleman28056/lap_steel.html

I still haven't put a fret-board on it yet. :(

DO you know of anyone who makes fretboards for lapsteels to sell folks who wana "roll their own" lapsteel? I have just about everything I need to make one, but I'm a litle leary of trying to make a fret board for it.

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Pappy Pappadopalus, I have a 12 string universal (U-12) pedal steel that I've been trying to learn, but it just kicks my ass. I love the sound and it is a trip to play, but difficult. Been working on it for a couple of years now. Stephen LeBlanc checks in sometimes and he can actually play pedal steel. His late father was one of the greats.

 

I also play at lap steel. Rather than the dobro tunings I use a modified C6 - FGACEG low to high. I think I'm about to change to a more standard C6 CEGACE because I found THIS PAGE and it just makes so much sense.

 

I've been thinking of getting one of the Artisans too because there are so many things to try in different tunings and they require different string gauges to sound right.

Jamie

But never fear, you're safe with me... Well maybe. - Les
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For mine I used a tuner to find where the fret markers should be, marked them in pencil and then used a square and a permanent marker to draw them on. Not exactly rocket science but hey, I used it onstage for two years, just for five or six songs a night but it did the job and was a great conversation piece. I was given the pickup and had all the hardware already, the biggest outlay was the wood. Now I keep it in my teaching studio, where it's still a great conversation piece, most of the kids don't know what it is, so it's fun showing them how it works.

 

Jim

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