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Larry Lenhart

Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 7 Sep 2017 3:51 pm     Reply with quote

Dont know if this should be in the pedal or non/pedal section of the forum ! I was inspired by someone on the forum that showed a picture of their pedal and non-pedal combo. So,,,,using the pad from Don Blood, I lowered it to accommodate my Clinesmith S8 from Todd, of course, then used the A/B switch from Jerry Overstreet, and came up with combo as shown. I havent used it out anywhere yet, but I think it will be perfect for those jams where I want the pedal sound sometimes but I want to have the non-pedal sound as well (tuned to A6th). So I dont NEED to buy a D10 now. The neat thing about it is that most of this is from forum members and sharing their talents and workmanship. What should I call Zumsmith or my Clinezum ?? You guys know that I am a wing-nut as Fred Justice likes to call me Smile

GFI EXPO SD10, 1956 Rickenbacker D8 console, 2 Melbert S8, 1976 Ibanez L5, Gretsch 6122-1959, Telonics pedal, Taylor 214 CE, Squire Tele, Recording King Banjo, Quilter Micro Mach Pro2 3 Roland cubes 30s and 80, Carvin combo bass amp
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Jerry Overstreet

Louisville Ky
Post Posted 7 Sep 2017 4:38 pm     Reply with quote

Fine concept. Great looking rig Larry. I'm quite sure you'll add much to the gigs and performances of your group[s].

Thank you for including me in your project and mentioning my product. I'm proud and thrilled to have helped you realize your objective.

Wishin' you many happy hours playing music and the steel guitar.
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G Strout

Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 7 Sep 2017 5:08 pm     Reply with quote

Nice!! Practical and functional. Good work. I guess I should contact Don Blood ....I need a pad just like that for my Marlen S-10. I often go between a standard E9 and A6.... The "non" pedal sound is getting much more popular on many of the gigs that I do.
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Andy DePaule

Saigon, Viet Nam & Eugene, Oregon
Post Posted 20 Dec 2017 6:19 pm     I've been doing the same thing Reply with quote

Hi Larry,
I've been doing the same thing since I got my Clinesmith in July, but I just saw this post of yours today.
Also have my Clinesmith tuned to A6th and it sits real nice and firm on the armrest pad. My pad being higher than other people might like keeps the lap steel from touching the strings on the E9th neck.

Since my Mullen G2 SD-10 is also all polished aluminum they look really great together.
Can't play the E neck when the lap steel is up there, but easy to put it aside when not in use.
Best wishes,

Custom inlaid Star Guitar 2006 by Mark Giles. SD-10 4+5 in E9th;
Promat #11 2007, D-10 Blond & Mahogany with Gold Tuners. Tone Monster.
Todd Clinesmith Joaquin Murphy style Aluminum 8 String Lap Steel Tuned A6th.
Mullen SD-10, G2 5&5 All Polished Aluminum including covering.
1960 Wright S-10 Cable PSG
Todd Clinesmith Triple 8 Console Ordered.
Korean D'Angelico EX-SS.
Morrell 8 string lap steel in E13th.
Resophonic Steel Body by Edwin Root.
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