Finally found one of these Corona 57 reissues - I was excited about the nitro paint but does this seem right? I don’t know if a refin situation is happening here or if it’s a completely wrong body - no date codes to be seen.
I respectfully disagree with the mandolin/guitar analogy.
If you are enjoying your pedal steel experience and never got into the bend and muting aspects of lap, it sounds like you’ve found a better instrument match for your style.:beer
But you have worked on your pitch, your right-hand muting, and if you got into behind-bar bends or hand levers - those basic raises are at least a preview.
Sure, the string spacing is different and the bar is a whole different type, but if you’re going from open E lap to E9 steel, there’s at...
As previously said, there is a big advantage to starting on lap steel. When you start on pedal steel you’ll quickly realize you suck at all four limbs - fingerpicks, bar technique, the pedals, and the volume bit. It can be overwhelming.
Lap at least gets you going on the bar and the hand...
The GC haggling ability went away around 2009/2010.
There used to be “deals” that you could always count on: A Hot Rod Deville for 600 after tax, a Line6 DL4 for 200 after tax, etc.
Those days are gone. They switched to a standard Best Buy type store model.