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How Many Lap Steels Do You Own?
One
11%
 11%  [ 14 ]
Two
11%
 11%  [ 14 ]
Three to Five
42%
 42%  [ 50 ]
Five or more
33%
 33%  [ 40 ]
Total Votes : 118

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Steven Paris


From:
Los Angeles
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 2:19 pm    
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Including 6-8-10-12 strings
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Daniel McKee


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Corinth Mississippi
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 2:36 pm    
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I have 2 six string lap steels. Neither is really anything special but I enjoy playing them. I think everyone has reasons for having multiple such as experimenting with tunings. I keep C6th on my long scale and on my short scale I change from C6th to a few other tunings when I wanna try something different.
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 3:24 pm    
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One store bought, 5 1/2 homemade. Very Happy
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2019 3:53 pm    
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Lap steels are like Lay's potato chips.
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Michael Butler


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California, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2019 8:58 am    
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Jack Hanson wrote:
Lap steels are like Lay's potato chips.


they crunch easy! ha! Laughing
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2019 11:46 am    
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When it got to twelve I had to impose a one-in, one-out policy. Dual neck consoles still just count as one guitar though. Razz
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Bob Russell


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2019 6:06 pm    
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Chandler RH-2, Asher Electro Hawaiian Jr. and a Gretsch resonator.
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Andrea Tazzini


From:
Massa, Italy
Post  Posted 2 Apr 2019 2:36 am    
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10
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Brooks Montgomery


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Idaho, USA
Post  Posted 2 Apr 2019 8:41 am    
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I didn't count dobros and weissies. that makes my vote wrong by a significant factor. Puts me in the upper, absurd amount category

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Bob Russell


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 2 Apr 2019 7:19 pm    
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Brooks Montgomery wrote:
I didn't count dobros and weissies. that makes my vote wrong by a significant factor. Puts me in the upper, absurd amount category

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Oh yeah, forgot about my Weissenborn... Laughing
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Lee Holliday


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United Kingdom
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 9:21 am    
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At least five electric and nearly the same acoustic/resonators, your right I should have more!!!

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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 9:37 am    
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It changes from day to day, but currently, 4 electric steels, 5 dobros.
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Joe Elk


From:
Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 9:42 am    
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6 Steels 4 I built m self and 3 reresonoators One is a 10 String Dobo.
Joe Elk Central Ohio
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David Weisenthal


From:
Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 11:30 am    
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3 double-eight consoles, and 2 laps. I'm sure another will appear by the end of the year. I hang the laps up...looks cool.

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Steven Pearce


From:
Port Orchard Washington, USA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 4:12 pm    
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Four...oh and a lone (NO laughing!) 1973 Sho Bud Maverick
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Don Barnhardt


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North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 4:17 pm    
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15 and still building.
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Nic Neufeld


From:
Kansas City, Missouri
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2019 6:35 pm    
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Oh boy...I voted 3-5 and then immediately realized I'd miscounted. I have a little bit of "redundancy"...my very first lap steel (absurdly short scale Morrell student model) I almost never play unless I need a guitar I can fit into a suitcase diagonally to fly with. And my Mag doubleneck and Stringmaster triple are a bit redundant practically. But the tricone and the 8 string SX lap each get played a lot too...one as the acoustic guitar, the other as the portable version of my consoles, and the Fender 400 is completely its own thing (maybe it doesn't count as a lap steel admittedly). I would say after an initial frenzy of guitar acquisition I'm pretty happy with my guitars and don't find myself trawling reverb.com or the for sale selection like I did before.

Honestly, it's a plank with strings...one of the most transparent possible instruments ever devised...so I try (with varying degrees of success) to focus more on my playing and less on my gear (as a recovering gearhead). Still, as a bit of a museum curator type personality I love the idea of rescuing an instrument that would otherwise be ripped apart for parts or get bolted up on a wall as a display...and then play the music on it for which it was built. Preserving both the music and the instruments...
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Terry VunCannon


From:
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 6 Apr 2019 5:22 am    
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A dozen plus...and my wife bought the D-6 Stringmaster for me as a Christmas gift. She is fine with my collection. I am a lucky man.
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Tom Cooper


From:
Orlando, Fl
Post  Posted 6 Apr 2019 10:51 am     Lap steels.
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Two 8 string, and one 10 string. Only gig with the 10 string.
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James Honberger


From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Post  Posted 6 Apr 2019 1:17 pm    
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I have 5 six strings, one husk waiting to be restored, and 3 builds going on.

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Paul Honeycutt


From:
Colorado, USA
Post  Posted 10 Apr 2019 6:30 pm    
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I just have one lap steel, but I have a double neck console. I had a few at one time, but I kept the one I played the most. I wish I'd kept a couple of them.
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