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Looking for a pedal steel

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I realise that finding one in NZ is a long shot at best, but after years of playing lap steel I'm on the search for a pedal steel.

Single neck, E9 "Emmons setup" is good, I don't need a double neck.

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Maybe get in touch with Paddy Long here in Chch? he's the man for pedal steel!
Cause I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for…

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There was a double neck on TM very recently. OTT for sure but it was a nice instruments for $1500

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rickenbackerkid wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 11:21 am There was a double neck on TM very recently. OTT for sure but it was a nice instruments for $1500
The "Fuzzy" branded one? Saw that, too many necks for me. There was a Carter Professional too but again, double neck.

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robnobcorncob wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 11:58 am
rickenbackerkid wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 11:21 am There was a double neck on TM very recently. OTT for sure but it was a nice instruments for $1500
The "Fuzzy" branded one? Saw that, too many necks for me. There was a Carter Professional too but again, double neck.
The Carter. I'm in the same boat of wanting a single but it's hard to find anything here.

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rickenbackerkid wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 12:03 pm
robnobcorncob wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 11:58 am
rickenbackerkid wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 11:21 am There was a double neck on TM very recently. OTT for sure but it was a nice instruments for $1500
The "Fuzzy" branded one? Saw that, too many necks for me. There was a Carter Professional too but again, double neck.
The Carter. I'm in the same boat of wanting a single but it's hard to find anything here.
Yeah, and shipping from the USA is eye watering in itself, let alone the cost of a steel!

Fuzzy was 1700, Carter was 3200.

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robnobcorncob wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 12:16 pm
rickenbackerkid wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 12:03 pm
robnobcorncob wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 11:58 am

The "Fuzzy" branded one? Saw that, too many necks for me. There was a Carter Professional too but again, double neck.
The Carter. I'm in the same boat of wanting a single but it's hard to find anything here.
Yeah, and shipping from the USA is eye watering in itself, let alone the cost of a steel!

Fuzzy was 1700, Carter was 3200.
Wouldn't touch the Fuzzy with the proverbial bargepole. I did however buy the Carter even though I only want the E9 neck.
I've had a few Pedal Steel's and would recommend buying a professional model every time.
Cheap guitars lack mass and move around awkwardly when using the knee levers. The lack of mass also tends to produce a fairly thin sound.
An advantage of the double neck is the extra five pedals which you can easily reconfigure to use on the E9 neck for more exotic changes should you wish.
I bought the Carter to use in recording some instrumental tracks and doubt I'll be keeping it longterm so kep an eye on the For Sale threads if interested.

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Dharmajester wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 1:51 pm
robnobcorncob wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 12:16 pm
rickenbackerkid wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 12:03 pm

The Carter. I'm in the same boat of wanting a single but it's hard to find anything here.
Yeah, and shipping from the USA is eye watering in itself, let alone the cost of a steel!

Fuzzy was 1700, Carter was 3200.
Wouldn't touch the Fuzzy with the proverbial bargepole. I did however buy the Carter even though I only want the E9 neck.
I've had a few Pedal Steel's and would recommend buying a professional model every time.
Cheap guitars lack mass and move around awkwardly when using the knee levers. The lack of mass also tends to produce a fairly thin sound.
An advantage of the double neck is the extra five pedals which you can easily reconfigure to use on the E9 neck for more exotic changes should you wish.
I bought the Carter to use in recording some instrumental tracks and doubt I'll be keeping it longterm so kep an eye on the For Sale threads if interested.
Good score on the Carter. I didn't realise you could reconfigure the extra five pedals for the E9 neck too, but that makes perfect sense.

If you do decide to part with it, please let me know.

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So what lap steels have you been using Rob and what sort of things have you been doing with them?

If you have a Weissenborn you are looking to move on then I will be interested in a month or so time.
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Not to steal Rob's thread but I have a nice vintage Hilo Weissenborn style guitar, ex Rob, that is under used and I'd be happy to sell. It's got a JJB Electronics pickup installed and a hard case.

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ah, yes, well, ahem, we did discuss that quite some time ago before I pulled back due to Covid uncertainty. I thought you had sold it via Trademe. I'll definitely keep it in mind closer to the time. I am expecting some money that will allow me to do something, finally.

Still interested in what Rob's up to.
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WellyBlues wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 3:39 pm So what lap steels have you been using Rob and what sort of things have you been doing with them?
'39 Rick B6 Bakelite (C6) and Mid '20s Weissenborn, self accompanied chord-melody arrangements (of varying quality). It's a keeper.
If you have a Weissenborn you are looking to move on then I will be interested in a month or so time.
Not for sale sorry, but Ben's Hilo is a great guitar. Hilo's come up for sale every once in a while, but the majority are the "625" model which is fine, but Ben's is a slightly higher spec with a spruce top and sounds really sweet and more detailed/articulate than the 625 models. I don't recall the model number of his one.
rickenbackerkid wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 3:53 pm Not to steal Rob's thread but I have a nice vintage Hilo Weissenborn style guitar, ex Rob, that is under used and I'd be happy to sell. It's got a JJB Electronics pickup installed and a hard case.

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