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Charley Bond


From:
Inola, OK, USA
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 10:40 am     Reply with quote

I like the Sierra & MSA, in that order. I had some Sho~Buds & a Dekley, but that was before I knew...
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Bryan Staddon


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Buffalo,New York,
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 1:56 pm     Only one! Reply with quote

Boy you guys are lucky! I have only ever owned one and have never played any other. So.. I'm going to say my 1976 Sho-Bud pro II, it sounds like a pedal steel to me.
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Mike Perlowin


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Los Angeles CA
Post Posted 1 Oct 2017 2:03 pm     Reply with quote

Damir Besic wrote:
I love them all Smile



I WANT them all. Laughing
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Warren Tavernia


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Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 7:15 am     best steels Reply with quote

remember the only set of ears that matter is the ones on the man playing a given brand at the time No matter what any one sayes the only one that matters is your ears No 2 ears hear the same so I would listen to m,y self in this case just try some at your amp settings and go from there.
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Ted Hughes


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Ms. USA
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 7:44 am     Top 5 Steels Reply with quote

Derby , Derby , Derby , and Derby & Derby ! They all sound good but Derby is my pick ! Love the tone and they way they play !
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G Strout


From:
Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 9:53 am     Reply with quote

I haven't owned as many as others here. But, out of what I have owned over the years... I would say;
1. Marlen
2. Sho Bud
3. MSA
4. Dekley
5. Sierra
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Jim Reynolds


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Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 2 Oct 2017 12:21 pm     Reply with quote

I have owned a lot of steel guitars in my life of 76 years. I guess I'm like Damir, I've never owned one I didn't LOVE.
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David Cubbedge


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Toledo,Ohio, USA
Post Posted 3 Oct 2017 8:17 am     Reply with quote

Some would say I don't know any better because I have little to compare it to, but I love my '77 Emmons fatback....
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Kristen Bruno


From:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Post Posted 3 Oct 2017 9:01 am     Reply with quote

I like gfi for good sound (not the best) but lightweight.

For best sound I am old fashioned and like Sho-Buds and the Fender cable guitars. Both of which are heavy.
To me the Fender 8 string cable guitars, although limited and heavy, are heaven to which nothing compares.

K
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Greg Lambert


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Illinois, USA
Post Posted 3 Oct 2017 10:15 am     Reply with quote

My Derby has an excellent sound. As far as comparing to others , I have only played a few different ones but My derby is the one where I learned to squeeze out the tone.

Lots of compliments from others on my tone.
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