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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Frank'n'censed, Sep 11, 2019.
Sonny Rhodes, take me home
To the place I belong
A lap dance is overdue!
Some of those Deco era steels are works of art! Ray Bonneville has a few beauties...recalling his recollections in a French Quarter, Irish pub
If you are going to play lap steel, this is a wonderful sounding instrument
This might be of interest if anyone's inspired to learn.
I've got a Musicians Friend Rogue lapsteel but I haven't spent much time with it. It's got some issues. I'm planning to build one at some point.
i play lap steel but don't play slide on my guitars.
check the steel guitar forum for info on learning lap steel.
Ray is a great writer, player and singer. He was one of my inspirations, for playing slide on a two pickup Melody Maker.....
Any design ideas, Deco?
just like a mim strat or tele, usually the rogue needs upgrading.
It's a natural progression, to consider playing a lapsteel, once you have fallen under the spell of slide. It's a new discipline, though and a lot of re-learning is required.
Probably something rustic. I have some 100+ year old heart of pine boards I'd like to use.
The biggest issue with the Rogue is the sort scale length. That can be fixed but isn't the easiest thing to do. The location of the jack is also a pain and not an easy fix. The electronics aren't that great but that is the easiest fix.
Perfect, you gotta have heart! This is rather apropos, having just watched a feature on Kelly Guitars, in NYC. He built a Tele from wood outta the oldest pub in Manhattan, circa mid-1800’s...now that’s raising the bar!
Agreed, they are distinctly different skills.
I play slide on just about all of my guitars whether in open tuning or standard tuning. With my steel reso, I have had no urge to even try a lapsteel. I don't play country, so that might be why.
man, is that a misnomer!
Once in a while, you should lay that National on your lap and play it- just to enjoy the glorious volume boost!
Listening to some of the great Blues steel players might change your mind, about dipping a toe into Lap stuff.
Larkin Poe been floating my boat the last year..
I dabble in slide but I'm in awe of Megan and her Ricky
Don't give up, it will sound bad at first...very bad. However, if you already are proficient at slide, it comes quickly.
I have had more than my share of fun with grubby, rusty old lap steels. Put me in a pedal demo room with one and I'll be screaming, humming and wacka-wow-wow like crazy.
I have attempted to play slide on my regular guitars...never as satisfying as a 40s or 50s lap steel.
Count me in as building one myself. I has my brain full of plans.