March 4th, 2011, 09:56 AM
If anyone is interested, there's a guy trying to sell a second-hand Duesenberg Multibender in the Netherlands (search on marktplaats.nl).
Looks a good deal.
I was tempted, but I've converted my Tele with hipshot to operate with palm levers, does the same kind of thing, so I don't need the multibender.
And I've just bought a pedal steel, so I don't need it.
Will any one tell me I don't need it, please...
March 4th, 2011, 10:59 AM
You don't need it.
I'm lying, of course. But you asked so nicely.
March 4th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Very well made unit. Pictured is a lap steel I recently sold to a friend, because I wasn't gigging it enough. I have said that if he's ever selling it, I'd like first refusal on it...
No tuning hassles and smooth operation. You might actually want to buy that advertised one, you know(!)
March 5th, 2011, 07:35 AM
...and since when has NEEDING it had anything to do with GETTING it??? :shock:
March 6th, 2011, 10:58 PM
thank you for the heads-up. Just placed a bid on it.
P. S.: You don't need it, btw. ;)
March 9th, 2011, 04:03 PM
... too late, got it! :)
But seriously: Meanwhile owning a pedal steel, you really don't need this.
March 9th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Actually, I do own a pedal steel - and that's why I also own a Multibender (on a lap steel); we play a lot of small cafes/bars, where usually there's simply no space at all on stage (IF there is a stage at all...), and with my Multibender lap steel I can do a lot of the basic PSG AB-pedal stuff on a much smaller, more portable instrument...
March 9th, 2011, 05:48 PM
alright, wouldn't have thought a lap with palm levers can be an - even basic - substitute to a pedal steel.
March 9th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Well, it is indeed just a BASIC substitute - you won't be playing Lloyd Green solos with the Multibender; but simple I-IV chord changes, or moving between major and minor chords - all stuff that you'd use the A and B pedal for on your PSG - can be done with the Multibender...
March 9th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Get a Kline!
March 11th, 2011, 10:01 PM
..or put your own multibender on a Telecaster! :lol: