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Brian Henry

 

Post  Posted 18 Oct 2018 2:43 pm    
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What’s the best material to use for a lap steel?

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Brian Henry

 

Post  Posted 18 Oct 2018 5:30 pm    
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Some example of blue and red annodizing




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Brian Henry

 

Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 8:26 am     Lap steel
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How much does iit cost to make your own lap steel

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Ron Simpson

 

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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 9:27 am    
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It is a beautiful guitar.

Ron
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Brian Henry

 

Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 9:42 am    
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Thank you Ron, it was Th alumitone pickup and Carter keyhead/sperzels that pushed the cost up.
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Jesse Pearson

 

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San Diego , CA
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 12:27 pm    
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Nice job...Got any recordings of it yet? What is the string spacing and tuning? I'm guessing it might be based on some pedal steel parts. Are you playing it on a stand and also how much does it weigh? Thanks...
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Brian Henry

 

Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 5:38 pm    
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Thank you Jesse. I used carter parts so the string spacing on nut and bridge are standard Carter pedal steel spacing. That’s the spacing on my pedal guitars. It weighs 8 lbs and sits easy on my lap. It’s only 3/8” thick. I used aircraft grade 7057aluminum to avoid any flex. In the past I used 6061 grade and noticed some flex, None with this one thankfully.

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Bill Creller

 

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Saginaw, Michigan, USA (deceased)
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 5:40 pm    
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Nice work on that instrument Brian !! Very Happy
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Brian Henry

 

Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 10:06 am    
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Thank you Bill. They are quite easy to assemble, but o so difficult to play like a pro!
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Joe Elk


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 2:52 pm    
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Absolutely beautiful!!!!
Joe Elk Central Ohio
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Brian Henry

 

Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 4:49 pm    
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Thank you Joe, it’s really all Carter except the aluminum body!!
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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 3:42 pm    
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Very cool build bet she sounds sweet. The red an blue guitars are super cool.
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Chris Templeton


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Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 8:31 pm    
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Spectacular!
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