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David DeLoach


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 12 Apr 2020 3:29 am    
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The other day I pulled my D8 Stringmaster out of the case to try out some pedals with it. I didn't want to take the time to screw the legs on - and I didn't really have floor space for it, so I just laid it on my lap. It's big & heavy, but it worked better than I thought it would.

I've been playing it on my lap for a few days and I'm starting to get used to it.

Anyone else done/doing this?
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John Watson

 

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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 13 Apr 2020 5:05 pm     Playing D8 on lap - better stability than plain lapsteel?
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I haven't tried this as I just have regular 8 string lap but I do a lot of behind the bar bends and thought that playing a console on your lap would provide alot more stability, quite interested in any comments.
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Erik Alderink


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Ann Arbor Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2020 3:46 am    
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I used to like to play my Console Grande on my lap at times.
It was heavy, but comfortable and less wobbly than the original legs.

I do personally prefer a console steel to be free standing, for most situations however.
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David DeLoach


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2020 4:07 am    
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Hey John, I'm just getting into behind the bar pulls and the weight of the console is a help for me.
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John Watson

 

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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 14 Apr 2020 2:47 pm     Playing D8 on lap - better stability than plain lapsteel?
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Hey David that's good to know. Maybe I can justify buying a console now. Nought my lap steel down your way - Livingston Tennessee- Melbert guitars
Really nice lap steels.
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Terry VunCannon


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Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 17 Apr 2020 6:01 pm    
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I have played with my Stringmaster D-6 in my lap many times.


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Danny Roy

 

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Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 23 Apr 2020 10:45 am    
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I love the feel of a console on your lap while playing for short periods of time. My long scale Stringmaster T3 vibrates through my legs and I can feel it in the hardwood floors, barefoot of course. It’s not that awkward either, funny enough. My Console Grandes sound great on my lap as well!
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Chris Sattler

 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
Post  Posted 24 Apr 2020 3:56 am    
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What about a compromise? Has anyone ever played with just the front legs on the floor and no rear legs. The rear of the guitar would sit on the lap. In breaks it just needs to be rested on the seat. If nobody has done this then I'm claiming this as the Sattler position. Very Happy Very Happy
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David DeLoach


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 24 Apr 2020 8:37 am    
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Chris Sattler wrote:
What about a compromise? Has anyone ever played with just the front legs on the floor and no rear legs. The rear of the guitar would sit on the lap. In breaks it just needs to be rested on the seat. If nobody has done this then I'm claiming this as the Sattler position. Very Happy Very Happy


You've inspired me! I'm going to have only the 2 left legs on my D8 and prop it up on my left leg. At the same time I'll have only the 2 right legs on my T8 and prop it up on my right leg. That way I'll be able to play 5 necks without having to move!
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Chris Sattler

 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
Post  Posted 26 Apr 2020 7:38 pm    
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Indeed! And why not.
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John Watson

 

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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 27 Apr 2020 11:19 am    
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David definately post a video if you get that working. Laughing
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