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Old 02-20-2019, 08:21 PM
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Very cool Rudy4. Those look great!
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:01 PM
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Laps are cool, when I retired from my day job I spent the first 4 years making custom lap steels and marketing construction information on my website. I gave up laps after doing about 100 customs and moved on to open back banjos. Some folks specified Lollars or other specific pickups but most had my own 6, 7, or 8 string split single coil humbuckers.

For those that may want to make their own you can still access the information and a few of the construction plans from the internet archive of my old website:

http://web.archive.org/web/201603130...com/page5.html

they look cool!
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:46 AM
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Nice collections. I've just joined the ranks of lap steel owners last week with the acquisition of the this nice mother of toilet seat 1940 something Dickerson.





Sound great. Don't need to do anything to it. Might get new Klusons so I dont ruin these old ones.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:26 AM
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The spirit of Sol Hoopi lives on! very cool!
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:26 AM
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Nice collections. I've just joined the ranks of lap steel owners last week with the acquisition of the this nice mother of toilet seat 1940 something Dickerson.





Sound great. Don't need to do anything to it. Might get new Klusons so I dont ruin these old ones.
I learned to play lap steel on one of those!

https://www.vintageguitar.com/16357/...ard-lap-steel/
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:22 PM
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I learned to play lap steel on one of those!

https://www.vintageguitar.com/16357/...ard-lap-steel/
I read and read-read that article many time. Mother Of Toilet Seat. Cracks me up everytime I say it.

Me and my bud were jamming on Sunday and naturally the overdrive and delay came on and we tried to get thru some Pink Floyd style stuff. I was playing thru his '67 Fender Vibrolux and man that was sweet.
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:23 AM
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I read and read-read that article many time. Mother Of Toilet Seat. Cracks me up everytime I say it.
My first, way back in the '70s, was a Magnatone with grey MOT celluloid covering that turned out too have become dry and brittle. I had to do a repair and I simply touched it with a drill and the MOT exploded into a million tiny pieces bottom to top, taking the fretboard decal with it. End.


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Old 03-08-2019, 09:12 AM
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My first, way back in the '70s, was a Magnatone with grey MOT celluloid covering that turned out too have become dry and brittle. I had to do a repair and I simply touched it with a drill and the MOT exploded into a million tiny pieces bottom to top, taking the fretboard decal with it. End.


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the MOT on this one is in exceptional condition. Even all the green felt on the back is intact. The fretboard decal is showing some crazing though. I guess better leave it in the case when it's not being played.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:50 AM
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Here's my Industrial Guitars aluminum "Indy 8," made by Chris Foukes in 2004. Super fun player, with a great tone via the Jerry Wallace True Tone pickup.



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Old 03-12-2019, 09:00 AM
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Wow, that is slick looking.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:28 AM
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I have a NIOMA, possibly made by Supro in the late 30s to the mid 50s. Plugged into a Tweed Deluxe, it makes people run to me rather than away. Incredible tones ranging from sweet to nasty with a turn of the knob.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:16 PM
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Just added this guy to the tone pallet.

1940 Gibson EH-185 with original Charlie Christian pickup. This guitar is so SMOOTH.

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