Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

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Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

Postby jorge rodriguez » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:04 am

Hi all,

I have been learning guitar building for a while now, I have built a couple of guitars with a professional's luthier help, and I am currently building an electric lap steel at home, mainly as an exercise. A lap steel is way easier than a guitar, so I thought it would be good as my first build alone.

At the moment the instrument is finished (apart from the finish :) ) , so I installed the electronics provisionally just to test the sound. I thought it would be good if anyone could give me an honest feedback... here is a small recording I made. The sound is quite close to the original. No effects added, only the reverb from the amp. The pickup is an old Telecaster pickup that I fixed and the amp is a Fender Blues Deluxe.

Any opinions would be welcome!

http://www.goear.com/listen/ecb7ca3/lap-steel-test-me
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Re: Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

Postby Mark Swanson » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:37 pm

Sounds like you got it. They are fun and easy to make, and easy to make sound good.
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Re: Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

Postby jorge rodriguez » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:29 pm

Thanks Mark! It sounded good to me but I just wanted to hear someone else's opinion.

Regards,

Jorge
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Re: Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

Postby Mark Swanson » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:57 pm

I built one myself over a year ago. If you want to hear it in a finished song, https://soundcloud.com/markswansonmusic/radio-heart I used it here. It comes in after a bit for a little solo part or two.
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Re: Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

Postby jorge rodriguez » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:38 pm

That sounds good! I have some stuff on Soundcloud as well. I recorded this with the first guitar that I built, a classical one, there's an old Dobro as well: https://soundcloud.com/jrcros/billys-song
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Re: Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

Postby Mark Swanson » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:41 pm

Yes, that's nice too! Good stuff.
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Re: Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:56 pm

Wow, awesome song Mark.
I'm going to have to put your CD on again.
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Re: Lap steel test (feedback welcome)

Postby Mark Swanson » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:54 am

I sent you an email Chuck!
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