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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2011-04-09T21:55:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=11888 2011-04-09T21:55:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110205#p110205 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]> Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:55 pm


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2011-04-06T13:05:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110172#p110172 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]>
ricbleu wrote:
s1120 wrote: Still working on figuring out a tuning, and how to play.....


I made one which has many similarities to yours and found that open E is the easiest tuning to use when you are accustomed to playing standard tuning on a regular guitar. So from bass to treble that's EBEG#Be. It doesn't take long to get the feel of where the notes are and start making satisfying slide music. Well done. :D Peace.



Thanks for the tip. Ill try that ou!

Statistics: Posted by s1120 — Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:05 pm


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2011-04-06T09:17:07+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110166#p110166 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]>
s1120 wrote:
Still working on figuring out a tuning, and how to play.....


I made one which has many similarities to yours and found that open E is the easiest tuning to use when you are accustomed to playing standard tuning on a regular guitar. So from bass to treble that's EBEG#Be. It doesn't take long to get the feel of where the notes are and start making satisfying slide music. Well done. :D Peace.

Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:17 am


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2011-04-04T22:39:54+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110137#p110137 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]>
zhyla wrote:
DaveG wrote:That really looks great. Hope it sounds as good as it looks. Wish I had the skill to build something like that.


No! Anybody can make a lap steel with very little equipment. Lap steels are the least finicky instrument you can build, if you're remotely interested in building one you should just go for it.


s1120 wrote:
Ditto... you can make it as simple, or as complacated as you want. A 2x4, a handsaw, and a handfull of hardwere can get you going.


Thanks for the encouragement. Unfortunatly my friends won't let me near saws. They're afraid I'll cut my fingers off. :D

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2011-04-04T21:16:01+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110135#p110135 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]> Statistics: Posted by Steve C — Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:16 pm


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2011-04-04T20:45:03+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110134#p110134 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]>
zhyla[quote="DaveG wrote:
That really looks great. Hope it sounds as good as it looks. Wish I had the skill to build something like that.


No! Anybody can make a lap steel with very little equipment. Lap steels are the least finicky instrument you can build, if you're remotely interested in building one you should just go for it.[/quote]

Ditto... you can make it as simple, or as complacated as you want. A 2x4, a handsaw, and a handfull of hardwere can get you going.

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2011-04-04T20:29:31+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110133#p110133 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]>
s1120 wrote:
Im thinking of building some form of a CBG. Maybe a small CBG uke for the kids.... or a bass or somehting diferent...


I'm doing an acoustic build right now (in addition to the bass/baritone lap steel I posted about weeks ago). Acoustic is a lot of fun, not nearly as hard as it looks.

DaveG wrote:
That really looks great. Hope it sounds as good as it looks. Wish I had the skill to build something like that.


No! Anybody can make a lap steel with very little equipment. Lap steels are the least finicky instrument you can build, if you're remotely interested in building one you should just go for it.

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2011-04-04T17:04:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110132#p110132 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]> Statistics: Posted by DaveG — Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:04 pm


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2011-04-04T16:28:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110131#p110131 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]>
OldWailer wrote:
That looks great! I'm just about ready to start work on another one--I built the Jack Daniels lap steel a couple of months ago--building them
is almost as fun as playing them.

I'm going to try for a more acoustic sounding hollow body this time, but with cheap materials. . .



Thanks!!! Ya, I do enjoy building.. I enjoy working on, and building stuff, and frankly Im much better at working on the guitars then playing them!!!

Looking foward to your new project. Im thinking of building some form of a CBG. Maybe a small CBG uke for the kids.... or a bass or somehting diferent... Im on the lookout of idems to use for the build.... Might just hand make a "cigar box" from scrach....

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2011-04-04T16:06:06+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11888&p=110130#p110130 <![CDATA[Re: My lap steel project.]]> is almost as fun as playing them.

I'm going to try for a more acoustic sounding hollow body this time, but with cheap materials. . .

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