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Old 03-14-2018, 03:47 PM
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That has an interesting Guns n Roses sort of feel in some way - probably the voice!

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here's my 1956 Oahu through a 1969 Fender Vibro Champ...

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i have an acoustic oahu in open D, a 2013 asher electro hawaiian lap steel in open D and a 1942-48 national in C6.

C6 is heavily used in country and western so that may be what you want to learn.

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Old 03-14-2018, 09:05 PM
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Thinking of picking up an entry level lap steel and curious of your opinions on which ones to look at. Will be playing mainly classic country and western swing style music.
Entry level? By far the most cost-effective solution is to use an extension nut on a steel-string acoustic or electric guitar you already own. You don't need to own a lap steel to learn to play a lap steel. This is the least expensive way to find out whether you want to invest the significant amount of time required to play the instrument at a level that satisfies you. It would also help you decide what features you do and don't want in a purpose-built lap steel.

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What tuning is best to start out with just learning ?
Western swing and much traditional country music uses 6th tunings predominantly: Don Helms' E6 with Hank Williams, A6 for Leon McAuliffe and my own mentor Herb Remington with Bob Wills, and C6 for many, many others. Fortunately, you don't need to decide ahead of time; a single set of strings can accommodate many different tunings without compromising sound quality. Here's a chart listing some of the possibilities that can be achieved with a typical six-string set nominally offered for C6 tuning. (Gauges may vary slightly from one brand of string to another, but any six-string C6 set will work well for all of these tunings.)
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Str  .036  .030  .024  .022  .017  .014
C6    C     E     G     A     C     E
C7    C     E     G     Bb    C     E
A6    C#    E     F#    A     C#    E
A7    C#    E     G     A     C#    E
E6    B     E     G#    B     C#    E
E7    B     D     E     G#    B     E
E9    B     D     F#    G#    B     E
E13   B     D     E     G#    C#    E
B11   B     D#    F#    A     C#    E
JB*   C#    E     G     A     C     E
WL**  C#    E     G     A#    C     D
*JB = the Jerry Byrd C6/A7.
**WL = William Leavitt's tuning, designed to play a wide variety of chords without slanting the bar.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:21 AM
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I think the moderators should make a lap steel or pedal steel part of this forum. I am glad to see so much response in this thread.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:00 PM
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I think the moderators should make a lap steel or pedal steel part of this forum. I am glad to see so much response in this thread.
how about a "steel" area? that encompasses it all. good idea!

well, but then shouldn't "bottleneck" be included?

quotes added for emphasis even tho asterisks or bold face could have applied.

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I think the moderators should make a lap steel or pedal steel part of this forum.
Not a power that the moderators possess.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:48 AM
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I play a NIOMA through a 1958 Tweed Deluxe and an Iseman Weissenborn with a Duncan MagMike into a K&K preamp then into the pa. . Since we added a pedal steel player, I am off the hook, but I have reformed the blues band so I can get crazy again.

Here is a NIOMA for sale:

https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/prod...x-string-49726

I suspect NIOMA steels were made by Supro. Mine can sing, scream, or roar.
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