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Harold Dye


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Post Posted 4 Apr 2017 10:36 am     Reply with quote

Jerry Roller placed an ad in the for sale section of the forum attempting to sell a left handed play bar. After a number of responses Jerry decided to keep the bar. When I saw this I thought once more people became aware of these it would forever change pedal steel playing. As I stated in my response I have used a left handed bar all my steel playing life and these are wonderful. I know it was tough for Jerry to try to sell it in the first place and a wise decision to keep it. After a careful inventory check I find that I have two of these and I am considering selling one simply just to help someone. If and when I make the final decision to sell I will place it in the for sale section. Since these are so rare I am thinking of asking $106.76 for the bar and $13.49 shipping conus.

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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post Posted 4 Apr 2017 11:59 am     Reply with quote

A left-handed bar should cost only the same as a right-handed one. Left-handed guitars, golf clubs etc. are a smaller market (about one tenth) of the right-handed one, but the prices are much the same.

So Harold will not be making a killing and Jerry was wise not to try.

I did have a completely defective bar with the hemispherical bit at the wrong end, but now I can't find it.
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Richard Brandt


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Waymart, Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 3:44 am     Left handed screw drivers Reply with quote

Selling left handed screw drivers to ajust those left handed bars.
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rpetersen


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 5:00 am     Reply with quote

I've been selling these


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Doug Beaumier


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 5:54 am     Reply with quote

Still looking for a lefty pac-a-seat.
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 5:57 am     Reply with quote

In a pinch, just play in front of a mirror. Or easier yet, just face the opposite direction.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 8:23 am     Reply with quote

Why is the front of the guitar called the back?
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 9:23 am     Reply with quote

Charlie McDonald wrote:
Why is the front of the guitar called the back?


well, that all depends, are you in the northern hemisphere or the southern?
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 1:14 pm     Reply with quote

I'll go check the toilet for which way it flushes and get back to you.
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Brooks Montgomery


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 1:35 pm     Reply with quote

I notice that when I'm in New Zealand drinking, I get the spins in the opposite direction, which causes me to walk straighter than normal when inebriated.

Edit: to keep from straying from the OP--"When I'm drinking in New Zealand at a left-handed bar. . . "
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Larry Carlson


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 4:26 pm     Reply with quote

You folks are weird.
It's a nice kind of weird but weird none the less.
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Ian Rae


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Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 7:43 pm     Reply with quote

It's because we all type left-handed, Larry.
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Allen Hutchison


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Kilcoy, Qld, Australia
Post Posted 5 Apr 2017 9:22 pm     Reply with quote

Being a lefty, I just sit on the other side of the guitar!
All my bars are left handed Very Happy

FACT: 90% of people entering a hall will circulate to the left.(or is that just in the southern hemisphere?) Laughing
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Charlie McDonald


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Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 4:21 am     Reply with quote

Allen Hutchison wrote:
FACT: 90% of people entering a hall will circulate to the left.

Is it a left-handed bar?
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Harold Dye


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Cullman, Alabama, USA
Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 4:38 am     Reply with quote

The two left handed bars I own were manufactured by Southpaw inc. To my knowledge this was the premier maker of these bars but did not do adequate advertizing so they were not mainstream.

Question.... Is it possible to walk into a bar for a drink and turn left and then put the right elbow on the bar????
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Larry Carlson


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Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 6:32 am     Reply with quote

I was just thinking.........
I know.....dangerous territory.
I am left handed. I write, eat, pick my nose etc. all left handed.
Is it possible the reason my playing sucks so bad is that I have a right handed tone bar?
........and I just checked. My guitars are all right-handed too!!
Wow........I didn't stand a chance..... Sad
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Allen Hutchison


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Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 2:35 pm     Reply with quote

Charlie McDonald wrote:
Allen Hutchison wrote:
FACT: 90% of people entering a hall will circulate to the left.

Is it a left-handed bar?


Mine is! Very Happy
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Harold Dye


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Cullman, Alabama, USA
Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 5:25 pm     Reply with quote

I am right handed and when I first got my left handed bar it was a struggle. Because of the great tone I continued. I played all the intros and breaks backward until I got the hang of it.
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