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Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby skullservant » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:56 pm

Amazes me that we don't have a lapsteel thread after all of these years.
I made both of these lapsteels out of steel and aluminum this summer to use at the center of a project, they are both bowed.
They have two goldfoil pickups in them, with stereo outputs, so whichever side is not the active picking side has harmonics sent to a second amp. It's neat.
The Bass lapsteel has wound strings for more string noises, and is tuned DAda. The Guitar lapsteel has flats and is tuned DAdgad.


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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:04 pm

Those're awesome, skully! :love:

I managed to eventually get one of these (not my actual photo, although I can take some when the light's better):

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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby skullservant » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm

ohhhh that's awesome. Is it heavy?
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:14 pm

It's pretty heavy. Solid chunk of aluminum (& lucite). Sounds great. Pickup's nice sounding too! :!!!:
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby skullservant » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:15 pm

Amazing. I like those tuners
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:17 pm

I do too. Unforunately, those weren't the ones that came on mine. :(

The ones on mine were also shot. So, I had 'em replaced with Klusons. :idk:

Just noticed a bass lap steel track on your bandcamp, gonna listen: https://fatherhooddrone.bandcamp.com/album/09302018
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby ognoy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:39 pm

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Mine! This is a Recording King lapsteel upgraded with a Duesenberg Multi Bender.
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby dubkitty » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:47 pm

so the bass one is essentially a bass dulcimer, then?
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby skullservant » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:48 pm

dubkitty wrote:so the bass one is essentially a bass dulcimer, then?


Yeah essentially

Also OGNOY that Duesenburg system seems super killer
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby repoman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:49 am

The palm pedal thing is really cool, are they expensive?
I used to have a Sho-Bud pedal steel and Gibson Skylark lap but never had the patience to actually learn how to play them outside of noodling. That palm pedal seems like its a good way to get a lot of the sound without the insanity of a real pedal steel.
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:58 am

I wouldn't call them "cheap" but they're absolutely nothing compared to the cost of a pedal steel so a good option if you want the sound.

200 euros or something?
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby ognoy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:14 pm

skullservant wrote:
dubkitty wrote:so the bass one is essentially a bass dulcimer, then?


Yeah essentially

Also OGNOY that Duesenburg system seems super killer


It's great, but I need to practice way more with it. Haven't really out it to real use yet.

It costs about 200€ and I don't that's that bad.
Especially compared to the price of a pedalsteel as Kate said. :)
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby Chankgeez » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:16 pm

Where's Dandolin? :snax:
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby drolo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:37 pm

I hacked this together a couple of years ago. It was the first time I ever used a router so it's really crude ... :)
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I had been following Skully developing his on IG, they look really baddass!
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Re: Lets see your LAPSTEEL!

Postby skullservant » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:59 pm

That is sick drolo!!

Yeah I took a break from IG, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Been going through some shit and didn’t need the distractions
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