My lap steel project.

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Re: My lap steel project.

Postby ricbleu » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:17 am

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.
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Re: My lap steel project.

Postby s1120 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:05 pm

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!
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Re: My lap steel project.

Postby leftyguitarman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:55 pm

Or you can tune it EBEGBE, open E minor tuning. Any lap steel playing you've ever heard by David Gilmour is in open E minor and I think it sounds pretty cool.
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