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  Topic: Aluminum 8 String Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar
W. Johnson

Replies: 4
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PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Dec 2019 9:50 am   Subject: Aluminum 8 String Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar
Nice work, no concerns regarding string tension on that neck! How is your bar on the bridge anchored? That instrument must resonate to the point of tickling.This is the first 8 string Weiss I've made ...
  Topic: Aluminum 8 String Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar
W. Johnson

Replies: 4
Views: 578

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Dec 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: Aluminum 8 String Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar
Just finished this, an aluminum 8 string Weissenborn style lap steel. 25" scale. Piezo pickup.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/13067_ALWeissenbornKA1LoRe_1.jpg

https://bb.steelg ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn Style Lap Steel, Open G tuning
W. Johnson

Replies: 0
Views: 309

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Nov 2019 10:05 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn Style Lap Steel, Open G tuning
Here are a few pics, and a short sound file, of another aluminum Weissenborn style Lap Steel Guitar, which I recently finished. Photo quality could be better, had to use my older digital camera for th ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar, Build #11
W. Johnson

Replies: 4
Views: 629

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Sep 2019 6:12 pm   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar, Build #11
Did you build this?

If so - no offense - but the title really should be custom aluminum hollow-neck (or "Weissenborn copy") guitar".

It's not a Weissenborn guitar and the title is ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar, Build #11
W. Johnson

Replies: 4
Views: 629

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Sep 2019 10:17 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar, Build #11
What method was used to fasten top and bottom to sides? Traditional wood lining, with kerfing. I use special epoxy specifically designed to bond with aluminum. I use aluminum angle, 1/16" x 1/2&q ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar, Build #11
W. Johnson

Replies: 4
Views: 629

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Sep 2019 2:21 pm   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn Style Lap Steel Guitar, Build #11
I combined the two audio files I created with this aluminum Weissenborn, which is recently finished build #11, and a bunch of photos, into a short slide show.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userp ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Jul 2019 10:45 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
I'd sure like to hear what that sounds like.
Me too. One question: Why the slanted bridge saddle?

Here is photo of subsequent build, a 24" scale tuned open E, I did not slant the bridge saddl ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, 24" Scale, Open E
W. Johnson

Replies: 0
Views: 372

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Jul 2019 8:04 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, 24" Scale, Open E
Another aluminum Weissenborn, just finished. 24" scale, tuned open E. Fingerboard is Padauk, brass fret lines and brass marker dots.


https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/13067_ALWeiss ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Jul 2019 8:02 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
Here is a short recording of this Aluminum Weissenborn, in the extreme high register. I never go below fret 15, and some of it is beyond the fingerboard to the center of the sound hole. Just goofing ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Jul 2019 7:55 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
It really doesn't sound like a regular Weissenborn, I like it though, good sustain. Very Happy
Erv

One musician who has one of my Aluminum Weissenborn guitars, plays Hawaiian music, and has the same C6 tu ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Jul 2019 7:54 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
They're hard to get ahold of, but some years ago I bought a set of strings for my Weissenborn that were supposed to get up to pitch with less tension.
They were specifically design for a lighter buil ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jul 2019 5:06 pm   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
I'd sure like to hear what that sounds like. Very Happy
Erv



Generally speaking, many, or most, Weissenborn lap steels are limited on what tuning you can use, do to string tension issues. C6 is a tunin ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jul 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
It really doesn't sound like a regular Weissenborn, I like it though, good sustain. Very Happy
Erv No, doesn't sound like a Weissenborn, at all, especially C6 tuning. A few musicians who have purchased one t ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jul 2019 10:02 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
I'd sure like to hear what that sounds like. Very Happy
Erv

Here is a sound clip, an acoustic recording, of another aluminum Weissenborn guitar I built, which was about the same (same scale, same tuning, ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jul 2019 9:54 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
I'd sure like to hear what that sounds like.
Me too. One question: Why the slanted bridge saddle?

Others might be better able to answer the question. Anway.......

Here is a short answer I clipp ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
W. Johnson

Replies: 16
Views: 1826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Jul 2019 6:06 pm   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, Just finished
Just finished this one: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2" scale C6 tuning.


https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712/13067_ALWeissenbornLM1_1.jpg

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1712 ...
  Topic: Aluminum Frypan, 8 Strings, 23" Scale
W. Johnson

Replies: 6
Views: 1163

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Jul 2019 11:40 am   Subject: Aluminum Frypan, 8 Strings, 23" Scale
How do you have those sound clips amped Wayne, Almost sounds acoustic. Is that what it sounds like unplugged? I'm using a 25 watt Squire amp, super clean, volume not so high, and in a small very dead ...
  Topic: Aluminum Frypan, 8 Strings, 23" Scale
W. Johnson

Replies: 6
Views: 1163

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Jul 2019 7:56 am   Subject: Aluminum Frypan, 8 Strings, 23" Scale
Are there any sound clips on your facebook page Wayne?

Two short, very different, sound clips of this guitar:

http://elektrolumens.com/Innovativeguitars/MusicFilesMP3/FryPan-8-AG-Soundtrack1.MP3 ...
  Topic: Aluminum Frypan, 8 Strings, 23" Scale
W. Johnson

Replies: 6
Views: 1163

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jul 2019 1:54 pm   Subject: Aluminum Frypan, 8 Strings, 23" Scale
Are there any sound clips on your facebook page Wayne?I have not made one yet for this guitar, but I will.

Wayne
  Topic: Aluminum Frypan, 8 Strings, 23" Scale
W. Johnson

Replies: 6
Views: 1163

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jul 2019 7:52 am   Subject: Aluminum Frypan, 8 Strings, 23" Scale
I just finished building this aluminum 8 string Frypan lap steel. 23" scale. Black Walnut fingerboard with brass fret lines and aluminum dots. Custom made pickup (by me) 12K resistance.


http ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2", C6
W. Johnson

Replies: 6
Views: 743

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 May 2019 3:20 pm   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2", C6
Nice work, Wayne. It is an interesting concept. The sustain is excellent. If anything, I miss the lower string tones. It leaves me wondering what a long scale, 8 string instrument would sound like.
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  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2", C6
W. Johnson

Replies: 6
Views: 743

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 May 2019 1:10 pm   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2", C6
These are so cool. The sustain is incredible. Will they be available for purchase? Yes, you can PM me about it.

Wayne
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2", C6
W. Johnson

Replies: 6
Views: 743

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 May 2019 10:48 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2", C6
sounds nicer than I had imagined! (I'm not a wood body weissenborn fan). Thanks for posting the sound clip. Very cool. Nice work.

Thank you for your comment, greatly appreciated. It's a great h ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2", C6
W. Johnson

Replies: 6
Views: 743

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 May 2019 7:21 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn, 22 1/2", C6
Just finished another aluminum Weissenborn Lap Steel, 22 1/2" scale, tuned C6: C-E-G-A-C-E

Handles the C6 tuning just fine.

Aluminum fingerboard painted white, under saddle passive Piezo p ...
  Topic: Aluminum Weissenborn
W. Johnson

Replies: 23
Views: 1589

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 May 2019 7:09 am   Subject: Aluminum Weissenborn
That is amazing! Would love to hear it. Also, Aluminum Weissenborn would be a great band name.

Here is a link to a short audio file, just some simple arpeggios so you can here the tone and sustain: ...
 
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