steel guitar basics

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Chuck E. Jesus
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steel guitar basics

Post by Chuck E. Jesus » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:15 pm

ran across this vid on the youtube:



always loved steel, i'd like to get one someday...i play a bit of bottleneck but have no lap skills, still like to give it a try...

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Post by Kent » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:24 pm

Arg... yer starting the fever over here... Like I need another lust list... however, I've already got the amps..... (Pictures wife clubbing myself with my strat...)

Good video though. I've always like it when other people play it.

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Post by plord » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:43 pm

Head on over to the Steve Kimock Forum and read up this thread:
http://online-discussion.dhenderson.com ... .php?t=275

Kimock plays the HELL out of a lap steel. I've got a cheap ass plank lap steel to kick around on, but other than "Sleepwalk" I haven't gotten very far with it. But for a $100 guitar, through a $100 Lexicion LXP-1, into an old Supro/National 8" combo amp I got for $50, you can't touch the fun factor :)

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Post by dkcg » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:32 pm

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I always wanted one of these, finally found one with a good deal about 4 or 5 years back. '94 Dobro Lily of the Valley.

It's got a round neck so it's playable as a standard guitar as well. I got a nut that raises the strings about 1/4" or so, but I don't use it anymore since I like sliding and fretting notes.

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