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Trevor Christensen


From:
Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 3 Mar 2019 6:07 pm    
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I'm wanting to find a good used pedal steel to learn on. Looking for something above a student model level. Preferably a SD-10 3x4.

I'm 26 from Alberta Canada, and with the exchange rate, it makes it hard to find something at a reasonable price here. Looking for something around the $2400 CAD ($1800 USD) price range. I know it might be a stretch, but would appreciate any help I can get!
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post  Posted 3 Mar 2019 6:41 pm    
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Zumsteel Encore, hands down great steel within your price range. Just a waiting list is the only downside. How patient are you?
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Alan Rudd


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Ardmore, Oklahoma
Post  Posted 4 Mar 2019 8:24 am    
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I would also recommend a Marlen, which is a great steel...my first one was a Marlen, and I wish I had kept it. Probably find one affordable, as well...I also owned one of the original Zum before the Encore models were built. Great steel guitar...also wish I had kept that one...
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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post  Posted 4 Mar 2019 8:33 am     Justice
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Trevor lets not forget the Justice pedal steel guitars.
There's a model for every need. Very Happy
http://www.justicesteelguitars.com/
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J Fletcher


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London,Ont,Canada
Post  Posted 4 Mar 2019 10:40 am    
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Hi Trevor
Did you check http://www.steelguitarscanada.com/
They have a used GFI on their website.
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Alan Rudd


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Ardmore, Oklahoma
Post  Posted 4 Mar 2019 5:50 pm    
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Yes, GFI is also an excellent choice...
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Francis Frankman


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Minnesota, USA
Post  Posted 4 Jul 2019 7:51 am     Marlen S/D
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I have a Marlen s/d-10-3by 4 for sale. Look in steels for sale, I'm selling everything.$1700, case and shipping included
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Devon Teran


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Kansas City
Post  Posted 4 Jul 2019 9:59 am    
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I just got a ZumSteel Encore. I wish it was what I got as my first steel because it's so much easier to play than my old, used steel. It's in your price range.
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Lee Warren


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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 4 Jul 2019 11:08 am    
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+1 for the Zumsteel Encore.
I have one, along with an Emmons Lashley LeGrande, and a Derby SD-10.
The Encore plays great, sounds great and is MUCH lighter than the other two.
On top of that, Doug Earnest is a good and easy guy to deal with.
Well worth the wait, imho!
Lee
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Leo Grassl


From:
Nashville TN
Post  Posted 5 Jul 2019 8:21 pm    
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The Encore is a great guitar however they are not available in an SD-10 which is why I sold mine. I just feel more comfortable behind a double or 1 & 1/2 framed guitar. Carter, GFI, Marlen, Justice, and other great brands were made or are still being made in SD--10.
Mind you if your price range is $1800 US and you want an SD-10 vs an S-10 your best bet is to buy right here on the forum. I would also highly recommend Steel Guitars of North County. They offer guitars in every price range including SD-10 models.

Good luck!

Leo
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Dick Chapple Sr


From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post  Posted 7 Jul 2019 5:31 pm     first steel
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Hi Trevor:
I just sent you an email.
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Dick Chapple Sr


From:
Hardin Montana, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jul 2019 6:33 am     steel
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Give a holler, PM or email.
Thanks
Dick


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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jul 2019 7:55 am    
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You can buy an S10 and add an armrest later.
http://donblood.com/
http://justicesteelguitars.com/Price%20List.html
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Leo Grassl


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Nashville TN
Post  Posted 11 Jul 2019 11:52 am    
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For many of us, myself included, the main advantage of playing an SD-10 over an S-10 is the more ergonomic knee lever placement, so adding a pad later to an S-10 will not give you that benefit. Of course these things are always subjective. What is more comfortable for one player is less comfortable for another. Ergonomics are subjective as much as tone when it comes to this instrument and of course getting used to any guitar takes some time.
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