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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 985plowboy, Apr 8, 2020.
Saw this at one of the Pawn shops I frequent . No idea what I’d do with it , but dang it’s cool!!!
That does have cool happening, big time.
Did you get the legs with it?
Looks like it is in great shape.
I have not purchased it.
I assume the legs are in the case.
I’m still in the “justification “ phase.
It reeks cool.
I told my Wife about it. She looked at the picture and said “I like steel guitar”.
My focus intensified.
There's a shop out of Milwaukee on Reverb that sells pretty much nothing but those consoles. I was seriously considering one for a while, but I already have a pedal steel and I rarely play that.
Obviously you have the green light.
I will say, not a terrible price for it, but if you haven't played, or don't play, the double neck is a bit of overkill. I scratched my itch with a 59 Champ.
But to do a complete 180 on myself, maybe I would play even more if I had two necks - one set up in some sort of open tuning, and one tuned to A6 or C6 like my current steel.
If you don't buy it, send me the link.
I really want a pedal steel. Well, what I want is to be in a country band with pedal steel and since steel players are rarer than doghouse players.... You know
Good advice right here.
If you have no experience, you can pick up a single-neck 6 or 8 string lap steel for not much, to see if you like it.
Very cool. I have one just like it. Don't play it much, but dang, it's so cool. If you do get it, check and see if it has a Gloria signature under the volume/tone control plate. You need that steel. Try to talk them down a couple hundred.
I know what I'd be doing with it..
Playing the hell out of it..
Those tuners can be a pain if they have to be rebuilt .
The pickups in those are great.
Check the knobs, pots, and control plate guts for originality.
$1200 is too high - right now. Probably forever...
Apparently bass players who don't wear capes are in short supply around here.
They are very cool. I love the sound of a non pedal steel guitar. Not to hi-jack the thread but here is mine. Maybe you will find something cool like what I did when I looked under the tuning pegs.
Not a bad price, even a very good one if you can talk him down closer to 1,000. It's a hell of an instrument and many steel players consider it their favorite. However, as others have noted it's a bit overkill to start with a double neck 8-string. There are lots of clean new and funky old lap steels out there for a couple of bills that'll get you started and can even be brought to the couch for practicing pick blocking while you watch a show.
Low ball it. Steels like that sit around forever because they are obsolete instruments. I love em, but it's a fact.
I'd take 8 bills but show em 7 and be prepared to walk. Bet you don't make it to door.
Obsolete! We aren't talking about hurdy gurdies here!
I'd love to have a dual 8. I'm considering building one, but would rather have a vintage instrument. A steel thru a Twin or other robust amp, is just almighty.
Great find. In my experience Pawn Shops will haggle and even more so if you have something/anything to trade.