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    Default just pulled the trigger.....

    on a cheapo lap steel..main reason? aside from loving the sound? when i play a barre chard, my index fanger feels like i hooked it to the 12ov outlet...it hurts, polkies! all my other moves are fine..as soon as i barre the frets with ole #1, pain ensues..so, i figure that's enough of of a sign....just get one.. btw, me grandaughter is re-writing the cute book


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    Sounds like you gots a twang thang.

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    I assume that's a steel guitar? Don't really know anyone who plays one though. An unusual and very unique instrument. Pardon my ignorance but is there any relationship to a standard six string guitar? In other words, if you can play a guitar can you play this or figure it out, or is there a learning curve?

    Just curious. I've never actually seen one in person, only in films and videos. I do understand that a metal slider is used but does that limit what you can do on this?

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    Congrats... I love that sound.


    Chris Isaack has some cool steel slide tones in some songs. They sound so haunting on my stereo and if your stereo is pretty good, there's nothing like it. I don't think hard rockers will ever appreciate the sound. But I don't appreciate heavy hard rock either, so..

    Slide guitar has always moved me from since I was a little kid listening to my parents play their country music on their stereo consoles. Some memories were the Good ole days for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    I assume that's a steel guitar? Don't really know anyone who plays one though. An unusual and very unique instrument. Pardon my ignorance but is there any relationship to a standard six string guitar? In other words, if you can play a guitar can you play this or figure it out, or is there a learning curve?

    Just curious. I've never actually seen one in person, only in films and videos. I do understand that a metal slider is used but does that limit what you can do on this?

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    There's a curve, but some things are the same. The biggest difference you almost always do open tunings, so the fact that the slide can only hit the same fret across all strings doesn't matter.

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    Pretty sure all Grandfathers share your opinion.

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    cnh, lap steels are derived from guitars, but are played differently. Open tunings, as mentioned, with a slide, and some has sustain pedals, etc. They are horizontal with the strings facing up, so picked differently. Most possess a resonator like a steel guitar. They are very unique and offer a better slide sound than just slide on a steel guitar.

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