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Francisco Castillo


From:
Easter Island, Chile
Post  Posted 11 May 2019 5:12 pm    
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If money wasn't an issue...

Which 3 laps would you buy?

New or used, single or double, lap or console, anything without pedals....
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 11 May 2019 5:15 pm    
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1) Original Ric Frypan
2) Bigsby T-8
3) Gibson Console Grande
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Mike Neer


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Post  Posted 11 May 2019 5:27 pm    
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I have everything I want in my Clinesmiths and Sol’s Rickenbacher, but I’d love to have a Moog lap steel. I’ve had many other of the desirable steels at one time or another.
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Robert Sands


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New Jersey, USA
Post  Posted 11 May 2019 6:31 pm    
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Let me suggest some other contenders

Pre war Ric B6 (1 1/2" horseshoe pickup)
Early Supro with the string thru pickup
Gibson EH-185
Sierra
MSA Super Slide
Fender StringMaster
Asher
Lap King

Picking just 3 would be tough.
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Scott Duckworth


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Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post  Posted 13 May 2019 6:20 am    
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Just because I've always wanted one, a Carvin D-8.

My birthday is coming up in June... hint, hint...
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Tom Snook


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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Post  Posted 13 May 2019 6:59 am    
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David Keli'i's Frypan

Gabby's Fender deluxe 8 (the blonde one)

Jules Ah See's double neck Magnatone (I'll bet Allan hasn't played it in years)

If you're gonna dream,dream big!

ALOHA
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 13 May 2019 8:56 am    
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Is this a good'n?


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Nic Neufeld


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Kansas City, Missouri
Post  Posted 13 May 2019 9:27 am    
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I love my Maggy D8, although a large part of its appeal for me is the sentimental part...its association with JAS. Sadly I found it didn't make me immediately sound like him.

The Stringmaster was my first "nice" steel guitar and ive got almost nothing to complain about it. The two pickups in series sound great, and it just feels right to me.

I'd say a Ricky pan too but my Clinesmith frypan arrives tomorrow...so withholding judgement! 8 strings and long scale!!
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Tom Snook


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Post  Posted 14 May 2019 1:13 pm    
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Nic,Maggy may not make (you) sound like Jules but I bet she still has that "Tapa Room" Tone!
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 14 May 2019 1:36 pm    
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I have never loved a steel like I love my eharp
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John Mulligan


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Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 14 May 2019 2:42 pm    
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An Asher like Cindy Cashdollar plays and a Clinesmith.
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Nic Neufeld


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Kansas City, Missouri
Post  Posted 14 May 2019 3:51 pm    
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Tom Snook wrote:
Nic,Maggy may not make (you) sound like Jules but I bet she still has that "Tapa Room" Tone!
ALOHA


It's got a great tone to be sure, a bit more mid-forward than my Stringmaster (although I still don't "get" what the tone control does exactly). But when I play it I think Hawaii Calls more than Tapa Room because I play a bit more sedately, like Jules did in the studio (Sand, Mauna Kea...just a nice middy warm tone), where he was actually quite restrained compared to his wild, manic Tapa Room stuff!

Tonight though, with this Clinesmith fry pan in my lap, well, let me just say...golly. Never played a Ricky frypan before (kicks self, was just in Alan Akaka's studio last month with such a frypan in the corner!) but wow. I should probably post in a Clinesmith thread but this is an impressive instrument.
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George Piburn


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Post  Posted 14 May 2019 4:53 pm     GeorgeBoards
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Tom Snook


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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Post  Posted 14 May 2019 6:08 pm    
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HELLO!!! 3 lap steels, money's no object!!!
ALOHA
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Brad Davis


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 14 May 2019 8:40 pm    
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Well I already have a Console Grande and a couple Stringmasters, so I guess a Bigsby? Probably find a nice Dual Pro or Custom some day.
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David Matzenik


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Cairns, on the Coral Sea
Post  Posted 14 May 2019 9:17 pm    
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I already have three electric steel guitars that I am happy with. But to make a really objective analysis, I would require more experience with different playing situations and venues. I would guess none are perfect. Professionals who gig regularly and tour would be the best people to ask. So, with that long winded cop-out, I'll just say that I would like this one to add to the three I already have . . . .





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Cartwright Thompson


Post  Posted 15 May 2019 3:01 am    
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My three best. I would have a hard time choosing a favorite...
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Phillip Vaught


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Dallas,Texas, USA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 4:53 am     3 best lap steels
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Georgeboards colorshift s8 alumitone
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Bill Groner


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QUAKERTOWN, PA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 7:47 am    
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David Matzenik wrote:
I already have three electric steel guitars that I am happy with. But to make a really objective analysis, I would require more experience with different playing situations and venues. I would guess none are perfect. Professionals who gig regularly and tour would be the best people to ask. So, with that long winded cop-out, I'll just say that I would like this one to add to the three I already have . . . .

That is a beaut Mate......let me know if you find 2.





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Jim Smerk


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 15 May 2019 1:40 pm    
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Sierra

MSA Super Slide

And the one I learned on, but is gone.....my beat up $75 Rogue! To ME it is priceless!
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Andrea Tazzini


From:
Massa, Italy
Post  Posted 16 May 2019 12:56 pm    
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Gibson EH 275
Asher
Georgeboards
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 16 May 2019 2:11 pm    
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10 string eharp, 12 string superslide: getting one of Mark's stands to hold them both.

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Allan Revich


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Toronto, Canada
Post  Posted 21 May 2019 5:47 am    
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I’d be pretty happy if I owned a Gibson, a National, and a Rickenbacker.
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Bill Groner


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Post  Posted 21 May 2019 8:53 am    
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Allan Revich wrote:
I’d be pretty happy if I owned a Gibson, a National, and a Rickenbacker.


Then I guess you are pretty happy! Very Happy
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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 18 Jun 2019 6:17 pm    
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Zking Laps I’ve built a few here’s two that I enjoyed building. Both are
25 inch scale.
Ebony fret Board custom aluminum nut an bridge.


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