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Anyone got one, or tried one in the past?

I love slide guitar anyway (especially on the rare occasions when I'm recording, as it's just such a nice colour to add to a track), and have always liked the ethereal sounds guys like Chris DeGarmo and Dave Gilmour got out of lap guitars on their albums.
I've been mulling over getting a cheapo lap steel to screw around with for a while, mainly to have a dedicated slide instrument, but also to try out some of the old-school tunings that don't really work on the guitar without a serious setup job. I'm especially interested in the C6 tuning:

High to low...

E4
C4
A3
G3
E3
C3 (a tone below the fourth string).

Looks like it would be quite versatile, and I don't think I'd miss losing the bass notes, as I don't really do much of blues-style slide. I'd be really interested in trying it on a electric drenched in delay...

Any thoughts?


Here's a vid to get the ball rolling... Looks like this guy's guitars are made by the same guy who made Tompo's eight-string resonator.
 
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Ok, I am seriously going to either buy or build one. I am leaning towards building one because I need to keep my tradition of only owning guitars with 7+ strings. :lol: This will probably be an 8 string Lapsteel if I ever get the stuff I need to build.


Holy Crap!
 

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I've been thinking of picking up a cheap lapsteel from thomann when I do my next order. These videos are certainly pushing me towards it. HARLEY BENTON SLIDER II - Irish International Cyberstore They have this one for €88 which is really affordable for something to mess around with. I could try make one myself but I don't have any tuners spare at the moment and buying one would mean I'd get one that actually works!
 

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The peddal steel player in my band has been after me to make some lap steels. This thread got me thinking about the huge pile of cut-offs in the shop, so over the weekend, the pile got smaller.


 

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Oh my...:drool:

That sir, is a thing of beauty!
 

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The peddal steel player in my band has been after me to make some lap steels. This thread got me thinking about the huge pile of cut-offs in the shop, so over the weekend, the pile got smaller.


So much win! :yesway:
 
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