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  Topic: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
Robert Allen

Replies: 5
Views: 689

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 8 Jan 2018 6:58 pm   Subject: All sold.
All four have been sold, will make donation to forum
  Topic: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
Robert Allen

Replies: 5
Views: 689

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 8 Jan 2018 2:50 pm   Subject: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
Down to the last one, a maple body.
  Topic: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
Robert Allen

Replies: 5
Views: 689

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 6 Jan 2018 9:11 pm   Subject: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
And now only 2 remaining.
  Topic: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
Robert Allen

Replies: 5
Views: 689

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 6 Jan 2018 10:33 am   Subject: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
Only 3 remaining.
  Topic: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
Robert Allen

Replies: 5
Views: 689

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 5 Jan 2018 6:28 pm   Subject: Melbert Lap Steel Sale - 8 string $319, 6 string $299 - SOLD
Overstocked with parts, building 4 lap steels at discounted prices. 6 or 8 string. The only customer choices will be which George L's pickup and which tuning. Everything else will be from in-stock par ...
  Topic: Good steel for a young beginner?
Robert Allen

Replies: 14
Views: 992

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jan 2018 7:54 pm   Subject: Good steel for a young beginner?
Perfect age. I started taking lessons when I was 8 years old. Depends on what you mean by "Not a lot of money". My first lap steel was an old Stella brand guitar. The strings were so high I ...
  Topic: Replacing the cone in a dobro.
Robert Allen

Replies: 33
Views: 990

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Dec 2017 1:55 pm   Subject: Replacing the cone in a dobro.

Really, the degradation happens so slowly and subtly that you might not notice or care. But, I'd wager you'd hear the difference with a new cone.
hp

I tried of few new cones over the years and t ...
  Topic: Replacing the cone in a dobro.
Robert Allen

Replies: 33
Views: 990

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Dec 2017 9:58 am   Subject: Replacing the cone in a dobro.
I use my Dobro for bluegrass, have had the same cone it in for more than 50 years and have never noticed any degradation in the sound. Most people would benefit more by changing the strings.
  Topic: "How to intonate a Lapsteel"
Robert Allen

Replies: 46
Views: 2762

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Dec 2017 7:42 am   Subject: "How to intonate a Lapsteel"
Over the years I've built a half dozen lap steels with adjustable bridges. People email, "I don't understand why you don't offer a model with an adjustable bridge". Despite my explanations i ...
  Topic: Buddy Merrill Tunings
Robert Allen

Replies: 5
Views: 739

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Dec 2017 6:16 pm   Subject: Buddy Merrill Tunings
What tuning did Buddy Merrill use on each neck in this song?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcipRLzk4zM
  Topic: Ear, TAB, or sheet music?
Robert Allen

Replies: 25
Views: 1261

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Dec 2017 11:46 am   Subject: Ear, TAB, or sheet music?
Mostly by ear but tab and sheet music are useful at times. As I get older my high frequency hearing has diminished somewhat (minus 40dB @ 8000HZ.) I rely more now on printed matter to figure out some ...
  Topic: Kluson Stringmaster Tuner Pans
Robert Allen

Replies: 4
Views: 559

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Dec 2017 5:35 pm   Subject: Kluson Stringmaster Tuner Pans
Thanks Mike and Jeff for your input. I don't have any intention of discontinuing the existing design but being a custom shop, I'm always exploring new options. This looks like one of those things that ...
  Topic: Kluson Stringmaster Tuner Pans
Robert Allen

Replies: 4
Views: 559

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Dec 2017 8:51 pm   Subject: Kluson Stringmaster Tuner Pans
I ordered two sets of 8-string pans and tuners for my D-8 that's in progress. Also considering it as an option on my single neck builds. Anyone think it's worth building a half dozen single neck lap s ...
  Topic: Tom Brumleys song "Selah"
Robert Allen

Replies: 5
Views: 359

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Nov 2017 6:31 am   Subject: Tom Brumleys song "Selah"
Wow, that is great, gotta learn it. C6th tuning?
  Topic: Tuning trays for Stringmaster
Robert Allen

Replies: 3
Views: 419

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Nov 2017 9:23 am   Subject: Tuning trays for Stringmaster
The Kluson brand is owned by www.wdmusic.com in Florida. I emailed them this morning. They said they expect to have the 6-string parts available soon. The tray size and wood cutout will be the same as ...
  Topic: Yellow Melbert Lap Steel
Robert Allen

Replies: 2
Views: 587

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Oct 2017 5:32 pm   Subject: Yellow Melbert Lap Steel
The 8-string was manufactured in 2007 and sold to someone in Valencia, CA but it could be anywhere today. -- Bob A.
  Topic: Resonator - two questions
Robert Allen

Replies: 24
Views: 1830

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Oct 2017 1:00 pm   Subject: Resonator - two questions
Being a dobro/bluegrass nerd Laughing I can say that Josh Graves was the only dobro player for "Flatt & Scruggs". He left when Earl left to form the Earl Scruggs Review". hp

I'm a ...
  Topic: Nut and Bridge Adjustments on a GeorgeBoard Double Neck
Robert Allen

Replies: 11
Views: 881

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Oct 2017 5:18 pm   Subject: Re: Responding to Jack's Response
If the Butt End of your bar is hanging up on the low strings, you need to check into Operator Error.

Then I guess I'm guilty of operator error. I find it irritating if some strings are higher or l ...
  Topic: Duesenberg Multibender Dimension?
Robert Allen

Replies: 2
Views: 343

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Oct 2017 8:32 am   Subject: Duesenberg Multibender Dimension?
OK, thank you
  Topic: Duesenberg Multibender Dimension?
Robert Allen

Replies: 2
Views: 343

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Oct 2017 6:41 am   Subject: Duesenberg Multibender Dimension?
I found a thread that has the overall dimensions but can't find the dimension I need. How far is it from the edge of the plate to the saddles? I don't have a multibender here. My customer is in Spain ...
  Topic: Poll Regarding Use of Harmonics on Lap or NP Steel
Robert Allen

Replies: 6
Views: 597

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Oct 2017 8:48 pm   Subject: Poll Regarding Use of Harmonics on Lap or NP Steel
I used finger harmonics exclusively for 40 years. After surgery on my thumb, I could no longer get my thumb around far enough to do finger harmonics so I was forced to learn palm harmonics. I don't us ...
  Topic: My New Melbert. (10/2 Reviewed)
Robert Allen

Replies: 20
Views: 2542

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Oct 2017 8:57 am   Subject: My New Melbert. (10/2 Reviewed)
Out of necessity to keep costs down, I standardized the pickguard and fretboard to the most often requested design so I would be stocking only one design instead of many. I've sold lap steels at extra ...
  Topic: Slyde Guitars
Robert Allen

Replies: 5
Views: 2056

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Sep 2017 5:24 am   Subject: Slyde Guitars
A Slyde reso came through my shop for repair about a year ago. The owner at the time was dobroist Jeff Bybee of Kentucky.
  Topic: Cheap 8 string Lap. Morrell or SX?
Robert Allen

Replies: 18
Views: 2556

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Sep 2017 1:49 pm   Subject: Cheap 8 string Lap. Morrell or SX?
If it says Little Roy Wiggins it is probably a Morrell lap steel and those didn't have serial numbers on them.

Bob
  Topic: Cheap 8 string Lap. Morrell or SX?
Robert Allen

Replies: 18
Views: 2556

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Sep 2017 1:20 pm   Subject: Re: I have one too
Hi Karl,
I have one too and it came with a lipstick pickup.
Andy

Andy, what is the serial number on yours? Sounds like one of the older Melbert steels. Many changes and improvements over the year ...
 
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