Making a Lap Steel Slide....
Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:59 PM
Will post my build when done. It's quite inexpensive to build and hopefully it will do what it's suppose to do. This slide business is a whole new game for me. Will have many more questions when I attempt my first slide. LOL.
Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:23 PM
Pots and cap: sounds about right unless someone else has a better estimate on the capacitor value.
And you know about the nut-slot thing probably, where you have to file the string-grooves so the tops of all the strings are level, rather than the bottoms being even above the frets.
Other than that, you should be set to cook.
Posted 21 March 2007 - 03:49 PM
Posted 21 March 2007 - 07:12 PM
Guitar for Beginners and Beyond
My Finger-Style Lessons
PlaneTalk - The Truly Totally Different Guitar Instruction Book/DVD Package
How to play Slide Guitar in Standard and Dropped-D Tunings
My YouTube Playlist
Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:07 AM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:02 AM
Same with steel imho; it's like you have to play just partial chords, soft single lines, short stabs, little runs, etc., almost like you're a second lead singer trying not to get in the way of the main singer.
That's something I'm still working on besides the slants and stuff
Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:39 AM
This sample is just to give an idea of the sound.
I wouldn't dare post this in the "Member's Recordings". I'd get tarred, feathered and run out of town.
I'm pretty sure I can build, but I can't play.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:49 AM
Posted 26 March 2007 - 11:05 AM
May not have to worry about going to single coils after all unless you want
Posted 27 March 2007 - 12:53 AM
Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:49 AM
Quote shamelessly stolen from ColoradoFenderBender at Guitarnoise.
Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:32 AM
Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:21 AM
What did you shield the pup cavity with? Building was a lot of fun, learning to play is the hard part!
I use aluminum duct tape for shielding. I agree learning to play is quite challenging.
I don't know if you have seen the other lapsteel I built for my son shown in the Equipment forum, but it's a little more involved compared to this first build.
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