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Nic Neufeld


From:
Kansas City, Missouri
Post Posted 6 Jan 2018 7:17 am     Reply with quote

Very nice playing Rick! I'd imagine half the problem with that harmonic chorus is in the slow pace of the song...there's no flurry of notes where a mistake can hide...
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 6 Jan 2018 10:00 am     Reply with quote

Nicely executed Rick, a VERY difficult piece. That JB arrangement is far from Ezzee although the bar is an Ezzee~slide Tone Bar, and the tone is so good, the best, bar none !
That harmonic section is always scary but you nailed it..
Though I don't think he ever played it like this, Andy would be proud of you reproducing his vibrato so well.
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Paul Honeycutt


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 6:02 am     Reply with quote

So if I used one of your bars, would I now be playing "Polymer Guitar" rather the "Steel Guitar?" Confused

I hope to pick one up before too long. What do you think would be a good bar to use with a National D-8?
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Rick Aiello


From:
Berryville, VA USA
Post Posted 7 Jan 2018 7:05 am     Reply with quote

Baz, Mucho mahalos for the kind words and wonderful bars ...

I warm up with the 2.5 x 1 ....

Then for fast songs like Kawohikukapulani ... 🀠 ... I go to the 2.5 x 3/4

Nic, for the slow stuff ... I go to the 2.5 x 7/8 πŸ˜‚
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Ron Ellison


From:
D.C.
Post Posted 8 Jan 2018 2:29 pm     Reply with quote

That's PURE Hawaiian Steel guitar right there!
No extra back ground "stuff".
Kids grow up too damn fast...
Sounding good Rick!
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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 16 May 2018 9:14 pm     The Bars arrived today Reply with quote

Hi Basil,
The Bars arrived today and they didn't charge me any import tax, nice.

At first I was surprised because the 7/8" bar was quite a bit lighter than my other 7/8" steel ones and also lighter than my other 7/8" Polymer bar of the same size...
Thought I'd not like that, but to my surprise when I put it to the strings it has very nice tone and didn't seem to require me pushing it down into the strings to make up for the lighter weight.

Slides very nice and the weight makes it way easier to do hammer-on's and pull-offs without dropping it. That has always been difficult for me.
Like anything new it will take some time and practice to get adjusted to it.

The other smaller 3/4" bar you sent was a real surprise because I didn't expect the nice purple marbled design. Not only real cute but also a nice playing bar. Will need to adjust to it with practice also.



Should also mention that the presentation is nice with the wooded box and really nice bags for picks and bars.
Much thanks for sending these and all the R&D work it took to make them.
Best wishes,
Andy Very Happy
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 16 May 2018 11:38 pm     Re: The Bars arrived today Reply with quote

Andy DePaule wrote:


Slides very nice and the weight makes it way easier to do hammer-on's and pull-offs without dropping it. That has always been difficult for me.

That's why it's that weight. I CAN make that size heavier but quite frankly It's not necessary, as you'll find out when using the bar sustain is not determined by weight.
Andy DePaule wrote:

The other smaller 3/4" bar you sent was a real surprise because I didn't expect the nice purple marbled design. Not only real cute but also a nice playing bar. Will need to adjust to it with practice also.



That is what I call a "Show-Bar" not intended for regular usage, it's a hard acrylic and IS susceptible to wear eventually.
Andy DePaule wrote:

Should also mention that the presentation is nice with the wooded box and really nice bags for picks and bars.
Much thanks for sending these and all the R&D work it took to make them.
Best wishes,
Andy Very Happy

Thanks for the Kudos, the R&D is mine but the presentation etc. is all Pat's ideas. It's a joint effort that we do for "Pin-Money" both of us being retired mid septuagenarians.
Having eventually caught up with all my back orders, all my bars are now available FROM Stock with a two day dispatch time.
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Andy DePaule


From:
Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 17 May 2018 11:18 am     "Show-Bar" Reply with quote

I didn't know that the purple one was a "Show-Bar" that will not last well if used too much so will just keep it for it's great looks.
Now I used the other 7/8" bar today when playing and it is quite nice as I said before and for all the reasons I said.
Comparing it to the other bars does not really seem fair because they are all good in their own way. In some kinds of tunes I prefer the ones that weigh more and in other tunes I like the light weight.
My best guess now is that I will keep the both handy all the times I'm playing. Very Happy
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Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners.
Clinesmith Triple 8 Console, Birdseye Maple.
Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel.
Clinesmith Aluminum 8 String Frypan Ordered.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 Polished Aluminum covering.
1950's? Blankenship PSG Restoration Project.
1956 Dewey Kendrick D-8, Restoration Project.
Morrell 8 string lap steel.
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 17 Jun 2018 12:37 am     Reply with quote

Thank to all my friends here for the tremendous support that has kept this project going for two years now, I hope to continue for the same and more again.

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Ted Duross


From:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 17 Jun 2018 8:38 am     Reply with quote

Hi Basil,

Not sure if you meant to place this order through your Website or through a post on this site, but I would be interested in the

Black 3/4’ x 3” (4.1oz) ($76) Sale price $50.66

if it is still available.

Thanks,
Ted
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 17 Jun 2018 9:30 am     Reply with quote

Hello Ted, no I said
Quote:
CLICK THIS to view and buy my regular barsβ€”β€”>

Regular bars as opposed to the ones here on special offer.
The sale bars are by request here in the post and the Black bar is now yours. I will message you as to how I can send you a PayPal invoice.
Thanks for the support.
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Ted Duross


From:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 17 Jun 2018 10:32 am     Reply with quote

That's great!
Thanks, Basil.
Ted
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Dale Rottacker


From:
Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 17 Jun 2018 11:17 am     Reply with quote

Basil, if you have a Black 1” 10 Sting Bar available I’ll take one.
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David Mason


From:
Cambridge, MD, USA
Post Posted 17 Jun 2018 2:47 pm     Reply with quote

I would like one of the tapered bars, whichever is the heaviest one you have have left? Peem or eem me info about price via Paypal to Maryland USA, and away we go. (I am ALSO one of those who don't like to compare bars - IT'S THE BESTEST! Like picking the best food, the best molecule of oxygen, etc.) Thnx.
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 17 Jun 2018 4:23 pm     Reply with quote

Dale Rottacker wrote:
Basil, if you have a Black 1” 10 String Bar available I’ll take one.

I don't think I have a Black 1" ten string. I'll check in the workshop there may be one ready for polishing.. As Arnie said "I'll be Back" !
Nope, I have a Finished BLUE (10 string) 1” x 3~5/16” (8.1oz) ($120) Sale price $80.00

And a few Black 15/16" ten string ones that are ready to polish..Black (10 string) 15/16” x 3~11/32 (6.7oz) ($130)Sale price $86.66

And a couple of Black (12 string)15/16” x 3~9/16” (8.9oz) ($135) Sale price $90
Ready for polishing..
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 18 Jun 2018 4:48 am     Reply with quote

I'm ceasing using black as it's too inconsistent from the suppliers (Dupont)
The white however is VERY consistent as it has to be, being a medical grade polyoxymethylene.`
if at a later date you wish to purchase a tone bar, remember that my bars are lifetime guaranteed.no quibble just return for replacement.
a short demo of one here :-->
https://youtu.be/4L50fpKbhso
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basilh


From:
United Kingdom
Post Posted 14 Jul 2018 1:43 pm     Reply with quote

I posted in this particular post out of favouritism and respect for one of the stalwart members of the Lap Steel Community.
I wish to thank Rick and all those other players who have bought my bar and supported my project.. It's two years next week from when I posted the very first orders..Thursday July 21st 2016.
Many Many thanks dear friends..



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Nic Neufeld


From:
Kansas City, Missouri
Post Posted 14 Jul 2018 2:50 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you sir! Love the new bar...now I have a Ezee-Slide Senior and Ezee-Slide Junior...the big bar feels right for the Fender 400 and the Stringmaster when I'm not doing a lot of slants, and the little one feels right on 6 string and is really easy to manage the trickier slants.

My Broz-o-Phonic is sulking in the corner (but hey, you gotta have a backup!).
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Miles Lang


From:
Rincon Beach, California, USA
Post Posted 18 Jul 2018 7:23 pm     Reply with quote

Best bars available today!
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