LSOG - Lap Steel Owners Group

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  1. T-Bone

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    Own a Lap Steel? Or 2 or 3 or...

    This will be our thread. I couldn’t find another.
     
  2. T-Bone

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    I started this, so I guess I ought to go first...

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  3. L.A. Mike

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    I own these three models right now. Vega, Airline and Oahu.
    The last 2 photos aren't mine, I guess I need to do a group shot. Mine are the same models. Can't find the photos right now.
    I have a Rickenbacker on hold, going to look at it this week sometime. Supposed to be metal bodied with the Horseshoe magnet P.U.
     
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    I have 3 but none are anything special. My Gretsch is the nicest one, also have an early SX (with the nice case and leg stand, plus a Rogue. The Rogue is better than I expected but I'll probably sell it off soon. I only use C6 tuning and really dig the Troy Brennenmeyer lessons I recently purchased when he had a half price sale. If they go on sale again I'll buy all of the Dobro lessons too.
     
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    I have three, and mine also are nothing special. My first was (is) a Peavey Powerslide, which I bought used and figured was as good a place as any to start. Ugly, but in a charming way. I keep it in Open E.

    Then I wanted another to keep in C6 and got this Eastwood Airline:

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    And then because they're so pretty I bought one of the Gretsch G-5700's, to keep in G.
     
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  6. T-Bone

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    I’ve been playing around with different tunings, but keep going back to open D. I play mostly blues, and D works great for that.

    I have my National tuned to open G like a Dobro. It also works nicely for blues, but it lacks some bottom end.
     
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  7. AlbertaGriff

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    I'm in with a '59 or '60 Fender Champ. I play it in C6 for now.

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  8. T-Bone

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    I keep my ‘57 in D. I love how it sounds.
     
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  9. cnlbb

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    I love my lap steel. I mostly play in C6, but am almost done building a longer scale (24.5") 8 string that I'll likely drop into A6.
     
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    I love those Fender Champs. Back when I first got into country music, I was living in Denver. I went into Wedgles Pawn and asked if they had any lap steels. The guy took me into the basement where there must have been a hundred beautiful, vintage instruments. All for like $75 each. But I was poor and about to get poorer, so I walked out empty-handed, planning to come back some day... Some day... Some day... Boy do I kick myself now.
     
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  11. teleman1

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    I have this. Sounds awesome and in your face cause it is.[​IMG]
     
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    I spotted a Gibson like yours locally. Looks like a P90 in there. How's it sound? I used to have a 40s Supro which was a screamer. None at the moment - but looking!
     
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  13. T-Bone

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    Sounds great! I think it is a P90. Big sound.
     
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    A221B385-E658-491A-B494-B534B9EC2C34.jpeg About twenty years ago I found an old three neck stringmaster carcass in a pawn shop for forty bucks.

    Most of the hardware had been stripped, but there was just enough parts to put one neck together. The parts were rough and the finish on the wood was gone.

    I had the bridge plate and a few other pieces replated. The knobs, (exactly the same as vintage 50’s Tele knobs) and tuner mechanism were in good shape.

    The pickups, pots all worked. I had a buddy shoot a blonde nitro finish on it and I was good to go.

    Unfortunately, over the course of a couple of moves I lost track of the other two necks, but did manage to score a nifty brown case on eBay for another forty bucks.

    It sounds awesome.
     

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  15. T-Bone

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    955953F3-92AB-417A-95F2-CBE2B2E1A648.jpeg My newest lap steel. A “ukulele”. Tuned D F# A D
    Built by Brian Fanner
     
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  17. T-Bone

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    New (old) Lap Steel Day!

    1950s Rickenbacker B7. A seven string bakelite beauty, picked up on Craigslist while visiting Los Angeles. Currently strung with 6 light guitar strings, so need to buy some strings today to get a feel for it.

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  18. T-Bone

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    Do you have a favorite tuning?

    Mine is open D

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    Don’t forget to post pics!
     
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