Lap steel build for the studio.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by englishman, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Had a need for one of these at the studio so I decided to whip one up. Black Limba body and wenge “fingerboard”. I used real frets for markers for no really good reason. Locking tuners. Gretchbucker with 1 meg volume and no load tone. Sounds nice and bright!

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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    This will be another great build project. Watching with interest, David!
     
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  3. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Lookin GREAT Eman :)
    Wise choice on pup too - I prefer lap steels with humbucker myself
     
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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  5. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

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    Really kool , Looks great
     
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Cool build, David! Nice wood.
     
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  7. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Gretschie

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    Awesome!
     
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Man, that's killer. I been playing a ton of steel lately and was considering seeing about having you build me a 7 string when finances permit. I still have that hunk of redwood too.
    What tuning you using?
     
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  9. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

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    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    David,

    I love your definition of "whip one up", it is kinda of like Michelangelo saying that the Sistine chapel was a sketch or doodle. This is amazing talent and artistry at its best. Please keep us in the loop, all I can say is wow, can't wait to hear it.
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lookin great
     
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  11. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Nice work, David.
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Cool build. I like the use of brass.
     
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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    As per request of the guy that will be using it, open G. What tuning does a 7 string use?
     
  14. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Oops, sorry about the sky pic in there. I needed a sunny sky pic for a video and wasn't gonna pay for an iStock pic so I just walked outside with my iPhone :)
     
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  15. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    There's lots of options, there are two G tunings on a six string, high bass (Dobro) and low bass ( blues) with a low D. With a 7 you can combine the two or any number of other keys. Thats probably what ill do, have a 5th on the bottom string. I have two 8 string and three 6 string steels now.
     
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  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
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  17. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Got it set up at the studio today.

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  18. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Dude...looks like you captured an angel in that photo:cool:

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