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Running on Empty Lapsteel Solos

BadHat

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I'm wide open to critiques and suggestions on playing and recording (other than: "please stop", or "just give it up, already").
I had too much coffee in me when I was doing these this morning, the vibrato got way out of control. :D
 
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Steve Hotra

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@BadHat
No criticism here, other to say "well done."
I play 8 string lap steel and Mr. Lindley's solos are a great way to learn the positions / intervals on
a lap steel.
Your Blocking technique was good, too.
 

BadHat

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Thanks, Steve! I had to try and take this up because finger guitar makes my hand hurt, anymore; it sure is a wide learning curve. It's hard to get those intervals right.
 

derekd

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Sounds good to me. Love those Lindley slide solos.

What's your signal chain?
 

ELmiguel

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Nice playing. I just picked up an Airline lap steel from 1960 that I'm restringing today. My other lap is an old Vega from the 40's.
Here's a live video from 1978. Lindley does a longer solo. At the end he's trading solos with Jackson Brown who's playing slide.
 

Rimbaud

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Nice Badhat..I love Lindleys slide work and everything else..Jackson was lucky to have him..
You have a nice mellow sound working there..thoroughly enjoyed it.
@ELmiguel ..that concert was amazing..the trade off between JB and DL still gives me chills.
 

BadHat

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Sounds good to me. Love those Lindley slide solos.

What's your signal chain?
Thanks, Derek! That was:
Lap King Rodeo -> Trombetta Bone Machine GTx -> Tungsten Cortez -> Fryette Power Station2, using the balanced out from the PS2 into Scarlett 2i4 -> Garageband

Nice playing. I just picked up an Airline lap steel from 1960 that I'm restringing today. My other lap is an old Vega from the 40's.
Here's a live video from 1978. Lindley does a longer solo. At the end he's trading solos with Jackson Brown who's playing slide.
Thanks Miguel, I'll check that one out!

nice! excellent intonation. I think you're also ready to buy a Dobro soon . . .
Thank you Fred! I have dobros, they're too hard to play. :D I have too much pick and bar noise when I try to record them. Need to experiment some with mic placement, I guess.

Nice Badhat..I love Lindleys slide work and everything else..Jackson was lucky to have him..
You have a nice mellow sound working there..thoroughly enjoyed it.
@ELmiguel ..that concert was amazing..the trade off between JB and DL still gives me chills.
Thanks, Rimbaud, DL is definitely the benchmark for lapsteel in rock.
 

BadHat

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^^ Junior Brown does that a lot, it's hard as hell to do without losing your bar position.
 

Steve Hotra

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Thanks, Steve! I had to try and take this up because finger guitar makes my hand hurt, anymore; it sure is a wide learning curve. It's hard to get those intervals right.
It sure is.
But Ive been playing pedal steel for about 6 years. I should be better than I am.
Lap and pedal steels are very expressive in the way they can be played.
Like anything it takes time to learn the intervals.
You are heading in the right direction !
 

Steve Hotra

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Check this video out. He has a nice trick (kind of like Sonny Landreth) where he pulls the sting sideways with his little finger to raise the pitch like a pedal steel guitar.
This is a major find for me!
It's at about 1:55

Steve Cunningham is a great slide player, too.
Thanks for sharing the clip.
 






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