Post Number: 24
|Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:40 pm: |
I have a home recording studio. To accompany this studio I have a variety of musical instruments so that I can achieve a variety of sounds.
Vaccuum tube electronic organs?
But of course
and so on and so on. The fact is I have almost everything. Then it hits me ... there isn't a lap steel guitar in the sound producing collection. So I start researching lap steels online. Then I begin to wonder if Alembic ever made a lap steel guitar.
Would they make a lap steel guitar?
Inquiring minds want to know
Post Number: 346
|Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 2:01 pm: |
Lay one of your alembics on your lap,then grab a size "d" battery or a empty beer bottle then Bang-zoom! you have the first alembic lap top!
Post Number: 25
|Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 3:43 pm: |
Actually I've done that. It lacks that hawaiian sound.
Post Number: 616
|Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:31 am: |
Yeah, I do the beer bottle thing with the bass quite a bit and it's fun. I think part of the tone of a lap steel is the short scale length. A lap steel Alembic? That would be neato.
Post Number: 199
|Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 9:45 am: |
A club member "photoshopped" an Alembic lap steel about a year ago..... I think it was based on Tom Z's cocobolo Skylark....
I have a D-12 MSA pedal steel which has already been refinished. The cabinet and necks are made out of Finnish "dieboard" (maple plywood) and the mica has been replaced.... If & when Susan feels it's feasible I would like to send it out to Santa Rosa for a new cabinet, necks & pups~ I think it would be a cool shop night project. I talked to her about it once, but they are so busy right now, I doubt it's something they have time for....
Post Number: 884
|Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 1:48 pm: |
Neer bottles and batteries are not the only things that work as slides. Many years ago I saw Martin Mull (& his fabulous furniture) at the Troubador in L.A. (For those unaware, Mull had a music/comedy career prior to his acting). At one point Mull pulled out a "woman's personal vibrator", (yea, one of those), and used it as a slide. He then turned it on and went into "Purple Haze", looked up at the audience, and in a deadpan said "so that's how Jimi did it"! LOL